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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 14, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS am am pm Intermouiitain Network Station KALI Monday Through Friday WEATHER Clear Thursday slightly warmer on 11 VOL 158 NO 182 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH THURSDAY MORNING APRIL 14 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS House Approves Military Funds Billion Okelied by 2711 Vote Air Force Gets Lions Share WASHINGTON April 13 house Wednesday nigh overwhelmingly approved a S16000000000 military money bill the greatest in American peacetime history after less than twi days of whirlwind debate Only one vote was cast against it The house rejected the navys bid however for Conferees Set ECA Top Of Billion WASHINGTON April 13 Senate and house conferees Wednesday night set a 000 ceilingon next years Eu ropean Recovery program after Marshal Plan Chief Paul G Hoff man funds might be cut as a result of price drops in this Thesenate and house previously had passed somewhat differing bills tocontinuethe economic aid program another 13 months The senate had approved the full ad ministration request of S55SO000 000 while the house figure was less The conferees were named to iron out the dif ferences Quick Approval The agreement which is expect ed to get quick approval from both house and senate provides for the economic cooperation administration until June 30 this year to run the Mar shall plan through June 30 1950 The measures also authorizes an additional sum of for guaranteeing that American busi liessmen can convert into dollars their earnings in foreign invest extra for the naval air arm Rep Clarence Cannon D Mo shouted that in the event of wa with Russia it will be air fore planes not navy planes which wi drop atomic bombs on Moscow Passage of the omnibus army navyair force measure was by t landslide 271 to one vote Rep Viti Marcantonio A L N Y was th lone dissenter The money is for the fiscal yea 1950 starting July 1 Debate Navy Demand Angry clashes punctuated thi debate over the navys demand fo additional funds to build up its aerial striking weapon with Rep Mahon D Tex shouting If the navy is so poorly oper ments The conference group denied Pres Harry S Truman only one important request that E C A be given authority to makfrlpngterm contracts totaling The senate members agreed to house provision thatthe Recon struction Finance Corp advance the ECA up to to tide the program over until the actual funds are appropriated News Conference On that score ECA boss Hoff man earlier told a news conference it is entirely possible that re ductions can be made in next See Page 2 Column FLANDERS SAYS Bomb Soviet With Truth WASHINGTON April is cup Ralph E Flanders R Vt Wednesday proposed bombarding Russia with peace pamphlets dropped from guided missiles and remotecontrolled planes to back up the North Atlantic security alliance He advanced the proposal dur ing a senate discussion of the al liance While he favors the pact Flanders said he is considering voting against it because he is afraid that it alone will not halt Communist expansion He said the United States must launch a political offensive from our side of the cold war which will tell the Russian people in so many words why it is that the rest of the world fears Russia and arms against it Without such a peace offensive he added the alliance and the proposed armsforEurope pro gram may only grease the slide to war ated it cant run a pretty decen establishment on five billion dol lars then theres something wrong with the navy The reason war hasnt alreadj broken out Mahon said is tha weve gt the atomic bomb and the planes to carry it Rep John Taber R N Y told the house that the navy doesn1 actually need the extra planes The navy has 10000 planes 14000 Taber said Weve got plenty to take care of any situation that might arise Cole Disagrees But Rep W Sterling Cole R N Y disagreed He said the re jection indicates a trend which will spell the end of naval avia However the house voted 125 to two to back1 up the appropriations committee which had turned thumbs down on the navys moremoney request against cries of protest from the house armed services committee Aspassed the bill gives the navy There was no change in the armys allotment of The air force gets the largest slice of the The total for the three services is more than Pres Harry S Truman requested in his budget Kill Economy Bids With the bills backers keying their talk to the possibilities oi war the house swiftly beat down attempts at economy It rejected 87 to 21 a proposal by Rep Frederic R Coudert R N Y to slash approximately 000000 from the bill That was the amount recommended by the ap propriations committee in excess of Pres Trumans budget request The house scuttled Couderts amendment after 12 minutes of debate Vinson deplored cuts in the navys funds He said the appro priation committees recommenda tions would mean a drop from 14500 to 10500 in navy planes Moreover he said it would mean that instead of 11 operating attack aircraft backbone the modern navy would have only 8 They are letting the operating naval force die on the vine Vin son said LongRange Bombers And Rep Lloyd B Bentsen D a former squadron com mander told the house that the nations primary need is unques tioned supremacy in longrange bombing Bentsen said dictators will hesi tate to start a war if they are convinced it would end quickly as a result of longrange bombing The big money total of includes 301000 in contract authorizations Cannon Warns US Must Win Next War in Three Weeks WASHINGTON April 13 AP Clarence Cannon D Mo bluntly told the house that if war with Russia comes American Bombers will have to pulverize every military center in the U SS R within the first three weeks With the signing of the Atlan tic treaty we have the bases Cannon said All we need now the planes to deliver the atom ic bomb Cannons warning came during debate on funds for the U S armed services Moscow and every other center In Russia must be hit within one week after the war starts Can non declared Then in the next two weeks he said all key points must be wiped out Otherwise he said Russia would occupy all Europe in 60 days Cannon is chairman of the house appropriations committee wbicb wrote the 16billiondollar bill for army navy and air force spending in fiscal 1950 The Missouri Democrat spoke out in defense of the committees action in cutting navy funds 000000 to build up the sir force The house later refused to grant the funds If war breaks out Cannon shouted it will be air force bomb navy will deliver the atom bomb to Mos cow Chairman Carl Vinson D Ga of the house armed services com mittee had sought to tack on for the navys air arm He told the house that Can nons committee had cut the very vitals out of the navy To this Cannon retorted that the navys aircraft carriers can send out planes capable of strik ing targets only 500 to 700 miles away And the carriers them selves he said would be like sit ing ducks if they tried to move into such close bombing range1 Wave of Jolting Quakes Kills Seven in Pacific Northwest Destruction Rains From Sky as Temblor Jars Business Area Falling bricks in downtown Seattle smash automobiles In Wednes I worst shakeup The jolts were centered In SeatUeTacomaOlvmpia days severe earthquake Five persons died in the Pacific northwests area on Puget sound but were felt M far away nil JVevada and Idaho Quake Insurance Timed Hours Before Tayoff SEATTLE April 13 agent Hy Wolf stone was conferring with a couple of clients on worth of earthquake insurance policies for five buildings 10 policies were approved quake insur ance company got telephone calls from the five new accounts in viting him to come out and assess the damage Big Three Let Reich Boost Industry Flow WASHINGTON April 13 UP United States Britain and ranee have agreed on a sub antial increase in German in ustrial production to permit the rejected new west German gov rnment to play a full part in uropean recovery the State de artment announced Wednesday The decision is contained in two eparate agreements reached here ast week by the Big Three for gn ministers fo Keep Plants One will let western Germany eep all or portions of 159 fac irics originally earmarked for smantling or removal as repara ons The other permits sharply in reased output of steel and re icves or lowers the ban on pro uction of other industrial goods ot directly related to war making It also will allow the new Ger an state to set up the nucleus a merchant shipping fleet Elimination of Fear A State department spokesman aid relaxation of current indus ry controls was made possible y the partial elimination of fear y Britain and France of renewed ernmn aggression He said the tlantic Security pact and the ig Three agreement on western ermany played a big part in asing those fears The agreement on German in ustry still keeps a ban on pro uction of synthetic gas and oils ertain types of synthetic rnbber nd a long list of other items more ircctly related lo war making Tremor Supplies Vivid Realism To Film 4Last Days of Pompeii TACOMA April 13 touch of realism was given patrons of the Blue Mouse theater here Wednesday when the severe earth quake struck They were viewing the quake scenes in the film Last Days of Pompeii Many thought for a moment that the theater management had added a touch of realism but soon changed their minds Evacuation was orderly WASHINGTON April 18 Gen Philip B Fleming head of the Federal Works agency told Washington congressmen Wednesday he will declare a disaster area In the region rocked by an earthquake as soon as Gov Arthur B Lan glie makes a request Reps Jackson and Mitchell Washington Democrats who represent the Seattle and ad joining districts said this would permit the federal government to rush In supplies and funds for emergency relief SEATTLE April IS Three surgical operations were talted Wednesday and the patients lastily wheeled to safer areas of Jie building when the earthquake struck the Marine hospital All three of the hospital inmates were on the operating tables when he initial shock rocked the 12 story structure Doctors quickly threw blankets over the men when Blaster rained down in the surgical rooms WASHINGTON April 13 UP Cross Pres Basil OConnor announced Wednesday that five national Red Cross disaster work ers have been sent to the Pacific British Artillery Units to Visit Treaty Friends LONDON April 13 British heavy antiaircraft artil lery units will shortly pay visits of several months to member nations of the fivepower West ern Union Defense alliance it was announced here Wednesday The secretary general of the Brussels treaty permanent com mission said that a troop from the royal regiment of artillery would move to Belgium and an other would go to the Nether lands These units will move in early May northwest to help earthquake vic tims OLYMPIA Washi April 13 Arthur B Langlie said Wednesday he put his hat on and went to lunch during the quake that rocked the capital and much of the Pacific north west Langlie said I was in my office I just stood there and watched portions of the temple of justice fall to the ground Then I put my hat on and FBI Exhumes Crowe Loot In Cemetery NEW YORK April 13 F B I agents entered NYN Staten island graveyard Wednesday night and exhumed a bulk if not all of cash unac counted for in the National City bank theft Richard H Crowe 40yearold banker accused of stealing S883 660 from the bank led the Gmen to the spot at The cemeterys location was kept a mystery Two carloads of F BI men and Crowe left the U S courthouse in Ppley square here at pm but got to their gloomy destination late and in driving rain reportedly be cause they had to spend some time shaking off followers presumably newspapermen The money was in a wooden box a foot by a foot and a half E E Scheldt in charge of the FBI1 off ice here said that to his recollection it was the first time loot from such a robbery had been found in a graveyard The box dug lip by portable floodlight and flashlight was taken to the FBI office ttthe St George S I post office to be counted It included and bills some said to be in their original wrappers When Crowe and the FBI started off from Manhattan they were accompa nied by Crowes wife Honora his attorney Peter V Gulotta and Irv ing H Saypol chief assistant U S ttorney general Previously the FBI had ac counted tor of the 660 cash allegedly taken from the bankby Crowe He is former as mutant manager of the branch at 195 Broadway bank headed across the street to the governors mansion for lunch But I found that lunch would be temporarily delayed had fallen through mansion and landed in the A brick the kitchen The governors mansion fered several cracks suf TACOMA Wash April 18 WP army sergeants wife dashed into a hotel lobby and gave birth to a child In an ante room during Wednesdays earth quake She was Mrs Fred Farmer TACOMA Wash April 13 UP reality was given Wednes days showing of Cecil B De Milles production The King of at the Roxy theater when a sharp earthquake jolted the Pacific northwest The epoch of the resurrection of Christ had just reached the climax scene which features the large stone blocking the entrance to Christs tomb being rolled away accompanied by earth tem blors At that moment in thepicture Wednesdays earthquake struck and three women in the audience fainted Seattle Tacoma Olympia Suffer Worst Damage SEATTLE April 13 fear and age rocked through the Pacific northwest at am PST Wednesday The worst earthquake in the regions history brought death to seven persons and injury to many others It cracked build ings It cast bricks and glass into city streets on the heads of many of the thousands who fled the swaying structures It hurled two houses into Puget sound from Fox island near Tacoma Wash They were believed unoccupiedbut the coast guard sent a boat to investigate J It cracked the earth It disrupted rail traffic for between Portland Ore and Seattle It was felt over a SOOrihile long area of the coastal northwest hitting hardest the Puget sound cities of Olympia Tacoma and Seattle Eastern Washing ton Oregon and British Columbia and northern Idaho felt it slightly Attack A Seattle man died of a heart attack two hours after the shock And a heart attack claimed an elderly man in Cosmopolis Wash Sixty miles south of Seattle the captial city of Olympia took the brunt of the shock A woman died of a heart attack a man was smashed down by falling bricks Tumbling bricks also killed a schoolboy in Tacoma and a col lapsing corner of a school building wall crushed the life from a boy in Castle Rock Wash The front of a building fell on a man in Cen tralia Wash cruching him fataJly Scientists at the Universtiy of Washington said it was a quake of No 8 door to catastrophe on the scale which rates No 12 as total destruction A woman was so frightened she leaped into the Duwamish river was fished out and taken to a hospital Water tanks split like melons Water mainsburstand automatic sprinkler sySteiifS popped in many buildings Parked automobiles were crushedbeneatli tumbling debris Windows jumped from their casings or cracked in stars or jagged lines 12 Hospitalized Twelve persons were hospital ized from injuries in Tacoma 10 in Centralia six in Seattle and officals said there were scores and scores reporting shock bruises and minor cuts A woman in Portland leaped from a dock and injured her knee An elderly woman In a Seattle welfare office started to leap down a stair well but was caught and led to safety A Cacsarean op eration was delayed six minutes in a Seattle hospital by a power failure then completed success fully Like sharp jabs to the jaw from a boxers glove the shocks pushed at the buildings Library books and grocers stock were tossed to the floors The 42story high Smith tower swayed like a pendulum said a man who was only 16 floors up People jammed doorways in near panic Elevators stuck Church in Tacoma A school and a church in Tacoma were roped off for fear they might collapse and several downtown Buildings were ordered evacuated The Seattle police chief George D Eastman asked people to stay away from the downtown area warning that a second quake might topple many walls Twentythree tons of steel in a single piece fell from a tower of the Tacoma narrows bridge proj ect and smashed through a scow The roof over a stage in the Puyallup Wash high school crashed down a moment after See Page 6 Column 3 US TIME THE PAYOFF Uproar on AEC Job Outlook Hardly Justified by Facts Note One of motit important developments In ninny In the ntrnn4jimtaln area Ihe recent drrlalnn of tht Atomic Rnenry to ftulM a ftftOO000OOn Rtnmlc reactor plant twtnfn filar k foot and Arm The following artlclr la fhe third n rtetlmrd lo dfUII wliit the It all jMxmt and H will mean to the urea By PERRY SWISHER Tribune Focatello Bureau Chief Offhand announcement that a new industry will mean 2000 ad ditional jobs in eastern Idaho should not have caused the up roar it did For the area has a population of possibly 200000 and during the past two winters its unemployed easily equaled the number to be hired by the Atomic Energy com mission for its Arco desert project after construction Then why did a tidelike wave of excitement sweep this end of Snake River valley and the com munities leading west to the Idaho primitive area And now that the jolt of the announcement is gone why U mctor station still the Idahoans first meet topic when After all two this isnt the first time a major indus try fastened upon the state Like the rest of the region Idaho latterly has enjoyed an un broken series of newcomer indus tries Talk to the residents and the answers come fast and clearly First AEC will spend 000000 or very nearly the assessed valuation of all the taxable real property in Idaho That figure along with the drama of the atom caused the initial impact AEC could spend on a piece ot intricate equipment and trans See Page 4 Column 2 WORST QUAKE Casualty List Totals Seven SEATTLE April persons died Wednesday In earthquake which hit the north west at noon three of them from heart They were At Cosmopolis Konrad Sorenson 71 heart attack At Olympia Wash Percival Bisson steam fitter hit by falling chimney Mrs C W West heart attack At Tacoma Wash Marvin Klegman 11 hit by Jailing bricks at the Longview public school At Castle Rock Jack Roller high school athlete crushed by falling portion of school build ing At Centralia Waah Mark Ku veric 70 crushed by Collapsed front wall of a business building At SeattleAlfred Welmnder 60 succumbed to heart Hysteria Grips Jam Fleeing Seattle Stores By LOYD BULMtJR SEATTLE April 13 UP Panic swept through theupper stories of downtown Seattle build ings during Wednesdays earth quake butno one was injured in the crush of humans seeking lower levels In a matter of minutes down town streets were choked with humanity Some women became hysterical as the quake shifted and swayed the department In Frederick and Nelsons a large downtown department store a water tank atop the store burst showering 50000 water into a fourthfloor tearoom and down the side of thebuilding Women Block Exiti Hysterical women blocked ways and stairwells in the Bon Vfarche another Seattle store n both instances no one was in jured I know I was foolish running like I did Mrs Marie Dace proprietress of a phonograph rec ord shop said after the shock was over But I think straight The shock felt first like a ruck rumbling past the Miss June Evans Vancouver BY C schoolteacher said wasnt scared until it was almost all over hen I got aSinking feeling inthe bottom my stomach Cracks Hotel WaD A 20footlong crack appeared on the Hide of the Olympic hotel Seattles largest downtown hotel Masonry chipped and fell to the sidewalk The Puget Sound Power and igh t Co building suffered threeinch bulge on one corner Mrs Peggy Purcell an at orneys secretary was on the 27th loor of the Smith tower when he quake jolted the building I an all the way downto with otheremployes she said W A Lauri branch manager of a womens clothing firm parked lis car in front of the Metropolis1 wilding shortly beforethe quake When he returned he found his car crushed beneath torn of ma sonry off one corner of the structure New Dr Hisashi Kato was about to move into his new office in Fulton hotel when the tremor hit He found a portion of the buildinf had collapsed leaving MB office ceiling open to the iky Theater mostly since the opened at 11 remained generally calm through out tht quake ;