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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intermountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Fair slightly warmer Details on Page 2B 51 SALT LAKE SUNDAY DECEMBER 1949 PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS 3 Students Die as Fire Strikes Oklahoma 21 300 Escape as Flames Destroy Dormitory i 3 University of Oklahoma j students were burned to death Saturday when a flash fire swept through a wooden Twentyone were two More than 300 others escaped University officials said at all the students in the dormitory at the time of the blaze had been accounted Those who dice in the blaze were identified as Price age Oklahoma His body was burned beyond recognition but identification was made through the location of the body in the UNKNOWN HERO Bears Utahn From Fire Tribune Leaned 21yearold jitudent from Ogden owed his life Sunday to an unidentified rescuei who carried overcome by ruins and by checkingthe list of those known to have been in the Second from Oklahoma Sammy son of Sam and from the raging dormitory Ahearn fire which claimed three of his LaRues identification was University of Oklahoma class by nis parents through a watch i he Ahearns identification The was determined through his ef son of and fects and a ring close 2880 Wheelock his parEdwani Lachanee and Herbert ents by telephone Saturday that identified he had already collapsed in the j tne smoke when someone dragged him There were 349 men students in from the flameshrouded structure ne and possible Awakened suddenly in the early The university junior said his m0rning many of them room was two doors from a wooden jumped from the windows of the fire which fell into ashes soon after the blaze got under The he lev eled the building only 20 minutes after it broke and its intense heat ruined his parked Wilson left Ogden by plane Saturday with a supply of cloth sprawling twostory wooden struc formerly used as a navy Origin Undetermined With the origin of the which enveloped the building in less than ten still un for his rescued clad only estimates of the dam in his The youth was graduated from Weber college here last spring and is in his junior year at University of Tremors Rock LavaSeared Sicilian Cities 3 Earth shocks jolted the Etna area at intervals Saturday and flames belched from the main crater high above farm lands new ly seared by its molten but the threat of a major disaster ap peared Cracks from which thelava spewed about 6000 up on the ft peak acted as neutral safety damage to farm vine yards and forests already ran into millions of Flow Decreases Reports Saturday night to Ca age van beyond half a million dol Thfi office of George university placed the ioss at around Prop erty Custodian Hughes said it would be between and not including students personal University Fire Chief Claude Summers said campus dormitories are inspected He said the dormitory destroyed Saturday was inspected Summers said a night watch mans timeclock was punched 45 minutes before the first report of the fire was Located at Norman The fire department received the first alarm at The university is located at Nori 18 miles south of Oklahoma j The barracks was located on what is known as the south adjacent to the original university It formerly was used as a naval air technical training The university took over the former naval base following the war and used many Warns China On Ship Shelling Atom Secrets Tale Draws Probe of 3 Congressional investigators got or ders Saturday to check into broad cast charges that the late Harry Hopkins helped the Russians speed shipments they called ura nium and bomb powder out of the United States by air during the The order came from Senator Brien McMahon chair man of the joint congressional committee on atomic He Only Dark Ruins Remain of College Hall Blazing dormitory at University of Oklahoma took lives of three students and hurt l others Satur After had swept only blackened ruins remained bared foundation blocks rising like Three hundred many from the OUST CITY FATHERS SmogEnraged Los Angeles Demands Refineries Close inaiuls Nationalists Halt Recklessness 3 United States has told the Chinese Nationalist government to stop immediately reckless attacks on American merchant The state department disclosed Saturday that a blunt note carrying that demand was delivered at Hong Kong Friday to George Nationalist Chinas minister of foreign 3 Pwight Eisen directed the committees staff to hower regained steadfast Sat Ike Remains Fast To Assertion He Will Not Run an eastern Sicilian port 18 I The destroyed dormitory was on miles southeast of the in1 the southeast corner of the south dicated flow of lava from the j It was used Muring the cracks slowing Nine or war as a bachelor officers quar 10 of these cracks opened under of the barracks housing and j nians Saturday to demand imme closing of all oil refineries classrooms for pressure particularly on the northwest The largest which early Saturday was moving down the Critically Injured Critically injured were David ard John northwest slope at two miles an i hour toward the town of j Campus Fire Chief Claude Sum split into two columns at mers said the fire apparently One moved on at a reduced rate started in the 1 wing of the toward The other forked There are five off toward five miles to University officials announced At last reports the students left homeless by the the the Supervisor John Anson Ford said he will demand at the next meeting that supervisors close oil refineries immediately and keep them closed as long as the smog of Los Angeles whole i The situation has assumed in LOS 3 which has hidden the famous southern Cali fornia sun for 14 straight caused enraged southern Califor tolerable he and our remedies have got to be board of The thick pall of which reached its worst point ever FriI was blamed for ruining thouj sands of acres of leafy vegetables j combined with nightly low has shut down Los Angeles big international airport and shipj traffic on and off for two Eyes Grand Jury Mayor Fletcher Bowron ened to request a grand jury inves tigation and said if something NEW 3 Missus Stop Show On Broadway of liqui The girls will be moved to The weather bureau blamed the still were three miles from Malet son andHester girls dormi to which is shielded by a rocky and farther from Opens wasnt done he would ask the state Vice President Alben Barkley and latrieiatiifa tn his bride took jn South Pacific Saturday night and literally stopped the It was minutes newly completed record attack on a layer of warm The fire started about I which keeps the fumes Students ran through the j and dust from rising out of the Los i past curtain they ar Reports Saturday night said hallsshoutingthat the building I Angeles and on an abnormal rived at the Majestic rxeyunzi j ft B tn if arniTTlH whoyo tho hit musical o nlavinir another new crater had was about 9500 up diminishj Many thought at first it was a ing the force of other new craters i practical but the roaring at lower levels and removing all flames and intense heat soon af threats to firmed the The main boiling and Many war veterans housed in lack of winds to blow Theres no immediate relief in forecasters Indignant residents of where wealthy home owners say real estate values have been ruined where the hit musical is and the first act had already j That wouldnt have been too bad in itself if somebody hadnt recognized the honeymooners as commensurate with the emer Ford admitted that the refineries are not the only ones involved in this and spokesman for them retorted that they were tired of being the whipping Reese president of the Western Oil and Gas said refineries have spent getting rid of smoke and Even if all their waste sul phur were he there still would be Fumes Stir Confession The smog was so bad Friday that hospitals received their first official Christine was missed her footing and fell to a downtown look into the checking mili tary security angles Tale Draws Eire The charge was leveled by for mer army Rracey Jordan in a radio interview conducted by Fulton Lewis Friday Jordan said his statements were based on his personal knowledge gained when he was a lendIease inspector at Great in 1943 and The sensational nature of Jor dans involving the name of Franklin Roosevelts principal confidential brought demands from several law makers for a thorough airingof the It also brought expressions of strong Robert who was close to both Roosevelt and Hop called Jordans story incred Doubts Story Utterly com mented Stephen former press secretary to Roosevelt and now jmdersecretary of Jordan said that despite Hop kins he reported about the Russian shipments to Junius then air inspec tor Jones said Saturday he does not recall and has no knowledge of the incident or anything like Jordan related that he was sts tioned on the route taken by lend lease planes for Russia that the Russians handled three large shipments of what their chief listed as uranium and called bomb Uranium is the raw material for tb Jordan said he did not know the signifi cance of it the This was before any public whisper of the atomic He said there were tremendous quantities of State department He described suitcases of blueprints and scientific data See Page Column 5 urday in his assertions that he would not be a candidate for president The general is at San Antonio for an informal dinner given by a San Antonio oil man and The question concerning Ikes political aspirations came up as soon as he got off the But he told reporters that they had better go back and read that referring to the let ter written in January of which announced that he would not run for The general added When I go to the polls to I dont know why I should say I belong to one parly or an BACKS SNYDER i Kentucky Nods Lewis Splits Owners 4 fUP McCabe Hits At Eccles In Fiscal Tiff 3 Chairman Thomas McCabe of the Federal Reserve board came to the defense of Treasury John Snyder Saturday in the latters fiscal fight with Reserve Governor Marriner who replaced Eccles last year as chairman of the sys was caught in the middle of thb row when he went before a joint congressional economic sub committee to testify on the state of the nations economic Without mentioning either of the quarreling fiscal experts by McCabe made it plain he backs He contradicted flatly Eccles charge that Snyder seldom bothers to consult with the reserve system on treasury policy and that when he does he usually ignores the sys tems On the McCabe told the a splendid de gree of cooperation exists between the treasury and federal Yeh received the note with the comment that he would await re ports from Chinese naval authori ties before Details Shelling Tne note reminded the Nation alist government that had a close brush with death in the most recent shelling of m merchantmen which ran the block aded waters off The Chinese government was informed that it would be held fully re The note was a protest against an attack Monday by two Chinese naval craft upon the steamship Sir John Franklin of the Isbrandt sen Steamship New The note also detailed the ship captains account of the The skipper said Americans had a close call with death when a 3 shell aimed pointblank at his bridge ricocheted and bounced into an unoccupied cabin before ex Order Blows Ended The protest reiterated of State Dean Achesons previous dec laration that this nation does not recognize as legal the Nationalist naval blockade of some Communistheld As a con this government re gards as unjustifiable the action of the Chinese ships in Indis criminately and wantonly firing on an American flagship and thus en dangering American Mvofc Chinese authorities were told bluntly to issue such orders as are necessary to prevent any futurt In cident of this Ward Departure a news blackout covered the efforts of American Consul Angus Ward to leave Communistheld Mukden with staff by the Wednesday morning deadline set by the The department expects Ward and his staff of 17 to use all possible speed in leaving The party will leave Mukden by rail for a Communist held and then face journey through the Nationalist proclaimed blockade of that The United States may ask thft Nationalists for a guarantee that they will permit free passage for the ship carrying the consular party from Tientsin to Japan or South The final part of the trip to the may be made by Reds Hold Yanks There was a possibility that the might seek to send a special ship to Tientsin to pick up the Ward although at least three ships of regular commercial Corridors of general hospital Lewis won the were blue with and the j round in his divide and conque smog seeped in the city hall air Saturday when a group their duties insures that they T Srirafom ftflH filler fnnn fVincA There is no danger that treasj lines are expected there j ury officials and federal reserve In another case the state depart first j offiCiais Win iack personal coni ment awaited word from Moscow uer he The nature of on two Americans detained in conditioning system and filled IJJCQc H4 fices and Earl Scheib apj eastern Kentucky small mine Jn hjs stFatement face these problems North They are Albert and Alfred Both peared in smoggy courtroom owners agreed to his contract de1 lenged the treasurys cheap monj are employes of the economic co operation administration who aboard a South Korean ship when the crew mutinied and took fore a redeyed said I I havent got a and pleaded In excnangc Lewis agreed to arc nhfying the reserve systems ey policies and asserted that they erupting gas looks to be the barracks jumped from their j by are threatening to seek more than a mile wide and 16 windows with nothing on their j recall of every member of the Striking pine woods shorts and clutching the subj county board of They longing to Rosario i sistence checks they had just say they already are looking for mayor of the lava set the j trees afire as if they were The flow slowed upon meeting huge masses of cold lava left by the eruption of Burns The villages of Chiavazza and Giardinazzo were bypassed in the but apple and pear trees i new May Due Pension Per Month During Jail Stay 3 in the area were There I Former Andrew May will have been no reports of Maletto is a town of receive a monthly government pen with a population of sion of about all the time he is starting and who faces the courts decision on his nolo contendere plea next guilty to emitting fumes from his autopainting efforts to keep the country on She operators a union guaranj ftn fiven economic keel He i vessel tf communist North Officials deny that smog has tee of continuous mented bitterly that Snyders tac The twice has asked Rus front row In an the whole audi ence was craning necks and drowning out the proceedings on the stage with their applause for the late Mary Mar the and Dickinson East substituting for Ezio Pinza who is out temporarily with a sore gave up the bowed to and Barkley and tact fully left the When the vice presidential party was the orchestra struck up the opening number and the show started all over from the be recogmzea ine noneymooners as contributed to respiratory or heart i The operators will send a tics have made the reserve sys1 sia to intervene to free the Amen they headed for their seats in the i diaeafle But a gtate Washj ton Monday to item an of Russia has brushed off the mittee will probe the smokes cf i McCabe ignored But he In requests with suggestions that the fects on health at a meeting in two meet wlt Lewis and sign tne dorsed Snyders asi matter be taken up with the North One of the group said sertion that the biggest fiscal prob Korean But if it they agreed to sign in the dark lem right now u to baiance the i did relay one request to the without knowing the exact teams federai budget and get the govNorth Korean nothing so far is the residence of the Duke i jn prison and for the rest of his were among the first to make themselves eligible for the pen1 The 72yearold Barkley and the of a descendant of I ufewhen he gets Horatio British naval But Parnell Orchards on the Dukes awajting sentence on a fraud estate went up in Both Maletto and Bronte are among the towns on the highway that belts the huge base of Europes highest Authorities expressed concern for month Etna which lies on exposed j wont fare so well because he ifent as old as Thomas will have to wait eight years be fore he starts drawing a govern ment pension estimated at a Although then chairman of the house military affairs com mittee was defeated for reelection in the Kentucky Democrat paid the required lump sum contribution according to house sergeant at arms spokes started drawing his pension early in Because he then was Ready Stalin Birthday i former Carleton Hadley of Louis seemed thoroughly to enjoy the among other a middleaged plant er wins the love of a much younger The Barkleys will return to Washington Sunday and plan to move on to Florida next week on their extended Barkleys day began with break ON THE INSIDE SECTION A 13 11 SECTION B of Lewis Represents 100 The group represents about 100 small mine operators which turn j out tons of soft coal The UMW include a 95c daily wage a 15c per ton increase in health and wel ernment out of the has come of OftIdled Miners Wryly Note Nine Days Till Christmas i a fare an eighthour iocal portaltoportal and a stronger j willingandable work A mcrnber of tne southern coal 10 producers interpreted the willingj mjng andable demand as giving Lewis absolute control over coal produc tion at the Signing Mays conviction on war an exmember and already was frauds charge and Thomas past the retirement age of he j fast with nine Democratic gover cision not to defend a charge that made no further j nors in the hotel WaldorfAstoria he got kickbacks from fictitious j Thomas cant draw a pension as at which Alabamas James employes on his pay roll do not afi long as he is a member of Folsom was the 3 UP The feet their benefits under the 1916 Supreme Soviet Saturday appointj law making members of congress ffd a committee of 75 persons to i eligible for civil service Both who was due to serving eight months to two years organize the celebration of Premier Josef Stalins 70th birthday on even if he resigns as his col he wont be able to cash in until he is He is 54 His payments into the pen The sixfootseveninch Kissin1 Jim declared Wall Street had the G O P by the nape of the neck and prevented the Republican sion fund will cease when he leaves j party from offering a program to in federal prison at j More on page 4A isuit the needs of Sports Mirror SECTION C Classified Mines and Deaths Intermountain 14 SECTION W SECTION H Farm 2 Prize Recipe 6 Model SECTION M i that Kentucky mines would oper Music 6 late even if deep pit mines were Utah Radio j shut 3 A gangling man and his plump ish wife stared coldly at a sign on a store window in this little coal Only 19 more shopping days till it So what The man For its just nine more work ing days till What Samuel president can we TIT ifViA ftH if Ji district who represented i the union at the Fikesville not confirm the settlement For those nine days this digger of his fellow United Mine Workers earn he admitted theian average total of meeting took place and said only What hell get to take that the U M W offer was within probably will be little more limitations laid down by Lewis in than half of New York earlier this Besides the usual his j Lewispromise of guarantee proj pay will get an additional paring I duction was understood to mean because of debts which heaecrued at the companyowned stores dur ing the four soft coal strikes of The miners labor John pulled the bituminous work ers out of the pits just momentar ily in the last But he or dered them back only on a three dav week the UMWs recur rent idleness this year has cost members an average of in That is a whopping loss for men who invariably have families and who seldom have any sizeable How do thoy feel about all this After their tongues have beea loosened by a couple of beers in a neighborhood tavern some of them will venture an assurances their names will not be This comment was Its just no darned Well just earn enough to keep up with the grocery Maybe well a little left for ;