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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - August 27, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Clear to partly cloudy Details on Page 16 135 SALT LAKE SATURDAY AUGUST 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Seven Die as Sub Explodes in Arctic Sea Claims Six Civilian As 78 Escape Doomed Vessel Picture on 3 26 submarine Cochino exploded and sank in the icy Norwegian sea Friday and a sister the sacrificed six of her own crew in a heroic rescue that saved all but one of the 79 men aboard the Civilian Radio Technician Robert Philo of was the lone victim aboard the Cochino when the new Snorkel type craft went down about 150 miles off the Norwegian United Press dispatches from most north erly town in the reported the Tusk arrived there at MST with five injured men 13 Go Overboard Mountainous seas swept 12 of Tusks crew overboard as they fought to save the Cochinos sur and among them an The other six were pulled back from the The Hammerfest dispatches said one of the five injured hospital ized there was seriously Their names were not The explosion occurred in the 1525on Cochinos battery Fire followed Navy experts here believed an electric epark might have ignited highly volatile hydrogen fumes from the The Tusk and two other sub the Toro and the Cor were accompanying the Coch ino on an extended Arctic train ing They left New on July TopoJtWorld Route While the exact location of the disaster was not it ap parently was somewhere along the famous topoftheworld route which allied convoys plied in World War n to carry arms to a fishing village of about 3700 is 300 miles north of the Arctic circle and 170 miles from the Russian Arctic Crewmen of the Tusk who died in the gallant rescue were identi f ied by the navy as JG Wilson Manley Shafer a 1941 Naval Academy grad uate next of kin Wilson Manley Melvin Buck Hennenberger SA next of Hen Gloucester City James Robert EN1 next of Lillian Maxine Robert Lee SN next of Bertie Lou Robert Francis Brunner next of Robert Brunner and John ENC next of Midway The Cochino was skippered by Rafael a native of Puerto who served with distinction in World War H as executive officer of a submarine in the Robert Worthing a Navy Acad emy and also a much decorated World War H commands the Solar Energy Use Studied by LAKE 26 United States is studying the possibilities of using power from the of Julius disclosed here Krug told press conference would be a good idea for the United States to spend a few hundred million dollars investi gating ways of stretching the countrys resources and finding new sources of fuel and High on the list of possibilities lhat mighthave tremendous bearing on United States Krug placed solar energy and syn thetic oil Within the next few he his de cutsets to finish n sur vey of private research in the utilization of solar energy for in creasing food production from plants and for supplying Worthing ton Led heroic rescue in NAVY COURAGE Rescue of 78 Was Tops For Danger Sat 27 Robert captain of the submarine said that the rescue of 78 crew members from the Cochino was one of the most dangerous jobs in his naval The heavily decorated naval of ficer of who fought in the Pacific in World War said the Cochino sank in the Arc tic ocean 30 minutes after a series of explosions gutted her battery Lauds Sub Pilot Worthington said the Tusk pulled alongside its sister ship after the first explosion and tossed lines to the sinking He said that two minutes after the last member of the Cochinos crew crossed on the gangway thrown across the pounding the Cochino The commander of the Tusk said the Cochino crew fought their way across the gangway despite the mountainous waves which rammed his submarine against the sinking While I supervised the rescue the Tusk was ma neuvered by her executive George Worth ington His seamanship saved the lives of many Heroic Rescue Worthington also paid tribute to the skipper of the Rafael a native of Puerto who was the last man to leave the sinking snorkel type Benitez heroically aided in the rescue even though he was critically He said that Robert Philo of a civilian tech niciaiv was washed overboard while attempting to cross the plunging gangplank from the Cochino to the Babylon Tempts Soviet Peace Session Told 26 Chinese labor a mitred pre late of the Russian a bail jumping German Communist and an Italian leftist joined in praising Russia and denouncing the United States Friday at Moscows con ference of peace Min NanYung was the He said the Chinese Communists would soon form a coalition gov ernment for all of China after storming the last positions of the Nationalist The Com munist he would have been impossible without Rus sias moral Metropolitan Nikolai president of the Holy and second ranking leader of the Rus sian was the Clad in his mitre and black he Mid the United Statai a ner a resuscitated Babylon1 which was trying to tempt the The German was Gerhard who escaped trial for perjury in the United States hy jumping his EUler said the leaders of new western German government were a gang of fullgrown Ger man Peitro leader of the Ital ian left wing called Harry S Truman a little The Nenni was a little Napoleon who immediately after the war would have liked to follow Hitlefs Renni said that Italian leaders who approved their countrys ad herence to the Atlantic pact will not succeed in getting the people to a reactionary war against the Soviet Maragon Seals Lips in Quiz On Influence Refuses to Answer Questions Which Might Stir Charges 26 whose White House contacts enabled him to collect fat fees as an influence Friday refused to incriminate him self by testifying whether he ever shortchanged the govern ment on his income taxes or worked for gambling king The usually talkative little GreekAmerican sat glum and nervous as senate five percent er investigators spent 32 min utes trying to prod him into talk ing about his activities and his friendship with Harry Harry S Tru mans military Mundt Urges Prosecution Faced with demands by Karl Mundt that he be prosecuted for perjury and evading taxes on nearly in allegedly unreported the onetime Kansas City shoe shine boy sought refugee in the constitution and refused to answer questions which might lead to He had a ready answer to only one question linked directly with the committees threeweekold inquiry into the capitals busy in fluence He was asked if he knew whose many favors for Maragon already have been de he smiling Disappoints Spectators There was a burst of laughter from committee report ers and a small handful of spec tators who had hoped to hear from Maragons lips the explana tion of why Vaughan had be friended To other questions regarding his various bank his in come tax returns since and the fees paid to him by Maragon intoned the same reply in strained English that revealed his Greek On advice of I refuse to answer on grounds that my an swer might tend to incriminate I While the onetime news butch Gman and railroad worker refused to talk before the sen he was considerably more jloquiacious when he left the room and no longer was under He told reporters he did not know of New re See Page Column 3 Strike At Goodrich Akron Plant 27 in Goodrich biggest plant went on strike here at EDT Satur The Akron plant employs about ClOUnited Rub ber It was the first major rubber company strike since the war Goodrich has around workers in seven plants through out the country and is a member of the socalled big four in the rubber The strike was called after ne gotiations between the company and the union broke down at Day Friday international president of the made the Six thousand other rubber work ers in plants throughout the coun try will be affected by the strike Fourth Round Wage It was the first major attempt to enforce fourthround wage in crease The union wants Goodrich to provide a 25centan hour wage 100 a month pensions and health and welfare Production workers now average an The unions international policy committee ordered the strike shortly after 10 EST Friday night following the recess of days old negotiations with the The union rankandfile previously approved the Involves Seven Plants The strike involves seven Good rich and Los Contract talks with the three other members of the big Firestone and are going Our union was forced to take this action because the company insisted during negotiations on provisions which would have emasculated our existing agree Lloyd 150Mile Gusts Ravage Florida Property Damage Runs High Even Lithe Palms Topple Before Gale Lashing on the fringe of hurricane toppled this coconut palm late Friday afternoon in south ern resort town of Miami Center ot 150 mph sform struck Miami area at 2 M S Apathy Shown For Public Aid in Slump 26 UP do not believe the job slump calls for major pump priming by the of Commerce Charles Sawyer re ported He handed Harry S Tru man a 6000 word survey of eco nomic conditions in 15 eastern and midwestern covering good1 and critical areas and talks with business and labor representa There was no general view in any area that the time had come for major pumppriming or spe cial public works activity by the federal Sawyer Points for Improvement Suggestions of how the govern ment could help improve economic conditions included such things as Reduction or repeal of war time excise Tax credits to let business write off plant costs Reduction of federal spending to allow lower Easier loans for small busi Higher unemployment com pensation payments for longer periods of I A bigger share in govern purchases for critical Plan Government Projects Planning a shelf of govern ment construction projects which can be drawn upon if Sawyer undertook the survey after Truman told govern ment heads to take a close look at the falling economic barome ter and channel what help they could into areas where joblessness is getting He made no recommendations in the He will submit his own ideas after he completes four or mote trips during the next two months in the western half of the Snoopy Will Trod Corny Path To Her Freedom 26 UP Snoopy is set to ride to free dom Saturday on an elevator made of green a heifer named for her outstanding squeezed through a 20 by 30inch open ing in an empty silo and dropped 12 feet to the floor Farmer Everett Lampman de cided to recover his 650 pounds of frisky Holstein by raising the floor under He and eral neighbors hope to do this Saturday with a dozen loads of freshly cut As the corn is fed into the one of the men will tramp it down and keep it from bury ing When the corn haa reached tfce level of the open the heifer will be shown the Since her Lamp man has had her on a skimpy hay and water diet to keep her waistline CUT DEEPEST Senate Vote Lops Billion Off Defense Fund 4Gold Coast Hardest Hit As Cities Batten Down 27 Saturday tremendous hurri cane bored through central south Florida Friday night and poundtd toward the northeastern section of the Property damage some cities was The storm slammed into the southeast Florida gold coast with 150mileanhnur It hit Canal 40 miles to the While still hammering West Palm Reach with winds of 125 miles an hour sustained veloc Stll packng winds of super hurricane the whirling mon ster was nearing the town of Okee chobec City U moving WITNESS SAYS 26 The senate Friday knocked from the 000 national defense appropriation bill as passed by the The air force took the biggest part of the The senate voted for an air force of 4M groups as proposed by Harry S Tru of 58 groups voted by the Air Cuts Opposed Then senators also called for a cutback in funds for stockpiling of war emergency ma This is in a separate appro Hoffman Seeks TwoPoint British Action 26 chief of the Euro pean Cooperation administration told Britain Friday it must combine energetic salesman ship and lowcost production to beat the dollar He also urged the nation to try to triple its dollar study what Americans Hoffman Then make it at prices theyre able and willing to pay and package it to appeal to the American That is the way to earn dollars that it the way to resolve the dol lar Ends Europe Tour Hoffman spoke at a news con ference aftermeeting with British Foreign Ernest Bevin and the British group formed to boost dollar The EGA completing a quick European was to fly back to the United States Friday Hoffmgn is among the American experts who will take part in vital financial conferences with British and Canadian officials in Washing ton the EGA head urged Britain to Increase by at least five times the number of British firms sell ing to the dollar Goats Treble British dollar raising them from to These are practical Hoffman They are within reach if British industry and Brit ish labor combine lowcost produc tion with dynamic businessmen have been asked to cooperate with the Brit ish dollar export board in showing the way to larger markets in Hoffman Hoffman said he was encouraged by what he found in Asked whether he thought the European recovery plan would fulfill its objectives In it is due to he said it is his hope and belief that it will The house has not voted this This was the last of thedefense economies which the senates ap propriations committee had or all of which the senate The air force cut of in cash and contract authority was made with approval of of De fense Louis Johnson but it brought brisk debate in which air power advocates argued that this was a poor time to make such Those supporting the reduc noted that it con formed to what officials had re The senate expected to take final action on the big defense bill Monday afternoon after deciding whether to order Truman to make a flat cut of 5 to 10 in all operating appropriations voted by Truman Say Denied This broadside cutback is em bodied in an amendment by John McClellan which a majority of the senate has been trying to get to a vote for many Democratic leader Scott Lucas said Friday it would be an act of political cowardice for congress to leave it up to the president to make the Economy advocates contend it would save to and possibly keep the budget Final action on the military spending will be a long step to ward clearing the appropriations docket in the Five other measures are awaiting final agree ment between house and They total All of them were due to have been passed last July As part of the net reduction in defense the senate put its okeh by voice vote on a directive to Johnson to save this fiscal year in spending of the navy and air between northwest and north northwest at 12 to 14 miles per Vero miflwny up the coast between Miami and Jack had 97milcanJiour winds with up to 110 Winds probably arc stronger near the storms the weather bu reau said in a midnight Hurricane Flags Ominous and black hurri cane warning flags remained dis played from Fort Lauderdale to Augustine and around Lake where the wind reached 140 miles an Storm warnings were up from Augustine to Charleston and on the Florida west coast from Fort Myers to Panama Most of northeastern Florida was warned to take precautions for the protection of life and property Warnings Hoisted Hurricane warnings were hoisted north of Titusville to Augus tine and northeast storm warnings from to Charles extending them farther along the Atlantic The hurricane struck Okeecho bee at 140 miles an hour and stripped off the wind register at Belle Glade at this the Red Cross was Luther Jones publisher of the Belle Glade was quoted as exclaiming he talked with the Red Cross There goes the WSWN radio 1000 in Shelter Jones said more than 1000 per sons were in storm shelter in the rich garden Many homes and at least two schools were reported unroofed at West Palm About 100 refugees in Conniston and West gate schools were removed to other shelters during the A youth drowned at Miami when he attempted to save his He was Andrew Jonk formerly of Pater aim Beach county court house was Shattered fallen trees and tangled wires littered streets in the Palm Beaches and in communities along the coast south to Fort Lauder Pompano Beach reported one house blown down and 10 others Windows were smashed in downtown Palm Fort Lauderdale stores and many small boats tore loose from their moor ings in the storm smashing against bridges and Power Lines Fall Power and telephone lines were down in Fort and up the coast to the Palm Large pine which had with stood 1928 and 1947 were toppled this Shrubbery was Coconuts bounced along the streets like loose People were warned to stay in side until the storm The worst of the storm is still to come after the eye the weather bureau Winds will remain dangerously high on the east coast for several The wind smashed at the homes of rich and poor Lush es tates of the millionaires and frame Levee Staves Off Repeat Of 28 Blow See Page Column 2 House Members Quit Leave Senators Sweating 26 house membership packed up and left town leaving the senate to sweat out its legislative log There still was no decision when both houses can quit finally for the Guesses range from 1 to Christmas It depends largely on how long the senate needs to pull out of its worst legislative snarl in House members will be back 21 to see how the senators are getting Because the senate refused to authorize a fullfledged vacation there will be perfunctory house sessions every three days until that Fridays session was an It lasted 61 minutes and only about 50 of the 433 members were on All committee meetings were canceled Speaker Sam Rayburn handed out to reporters a list of 34 major bills which the house has only to pile up in the senate and therefore necessitate a house By LUTHER JONES Belle Glade Herald BELLE 26 have been through a real and there isnt anyone in these parts who has any doubt about Except for the big government levee around Lake would have been a repetition of In that year a great hur ricane blew the water out of the ake and drowned about 1800 The loss of life wouldnt have been that great this because know more about hurricanes and have more substantial build But I would estimate that the wind caused a tide on the south end of Lake and waves were up probably another 5 That would have covered us for the The official wind velocity here was 110 Radio station WSWN had a wind recorder which clocked 140 miles an but both the recorder and the radio stations tower blew The wind is still roaring around and nobody has been out to survey the But we had communications for quite some Were cut off from other lake but we can get through by telephone to Miami and West Palm There are a lot of trees and wires and some roofs and signs have blown A good many windows are It is raining But the levee and we are pretty well Clothes Lead July Price Decline 26 Living costs have taken a new and fairly substantial downward tum Thats what the government re ported Friday in releasing its latest consumers price It showed a living expense decline of six tenths of 1 between midJune and The drop came mainly because of lower prices for wearing apparel and house Rents and miscellaneous goods and services went up slightly during the August Dip Seen The government prepared by the bureau of labor is always necessarily a month be so the midAugust living cost level can only be guessed But the experts say theres every reason to expect another de cline when the August index comes One reason they give is that foods are down in Another is that clothing is selling cheaper now at A third is that raw material prices are down about 10 from a year The July index is 3 below July a year It is 4 under August a year when living costs hit their highest level in An informed guess is that todays liv ing cost level is from 4 to below the August 1948 Still Over Controls The stands higher than it did when price controls were and above the prewar price The index showed that food prices dropped from June to July this This was 1 less than a year declined ninetenths of and house furnishings threetenths of 1 during the The new index figure set off a controversy between General Mo tors and the CIO union whether it meant centanhour pay cut for nearly Story on Page v ;