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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Clear to partly Continued Details OB 85 SALT LAKE FRIDAY JULY 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Firemen Mop Up at Scene of Flames Firemen go o work mopping up at the scene of an explosion and fire at the Utah Oil Refining plant north of the The third Fire Sweeps Utah Oil Plant Blast Shakes North Fire followed an explosion of I leaping flumes before bringing i I them under a huge oil tank holding Firemen and company officials general alarnl in 10 was sounded during the The hig tank was about twothirds full at the time of the Truman Scoffs at Threat Of Major Depression Escapes of oil at Utah Oil Refin ing plant early Thursday resulting in Salt Lake Citys third general alarm fire in 10 The plant is located along Beck The earthrocking explosion shook the north side of Salt Lake City and sent sheets of flames leaping into the sky almost 80 giving an amber glow to the early For more than an four Salt Lake City fire agumented by the oil companys own fire battled the were of the opinion that it was only the breaks that prevented the fire from turning out to be one of the most disatrous in the history of the The wind was blowing from a southwesterly a fact that minimized danger of flames spreading to nearby tanks holding millions of gallons of inflammable or to the catalytic cracking where high octane gasoline is manu Storage Plant Razed The oil plant fire came while firemen still were investigating j cause of the blaze which Monday swept through the basement of the Capitol causing the death of Richard Duff 17 yearold The first of Salt Lake Citys three major fires in 10 days oc curred June 28 when flames razed the Utah Ice and Storage Marine Plane In Nick Time July failure in the midst of an acrobatic maneuver forced marine William Wachs to parachute from 4000 Thursday from his spinning Corsair The ship crashed and The shaken but not ser ious was taken to the hospital at March air base The plane upside down in an Immelmann turn when the engine The plane dropped several thousand feet before Wachsler bailed who lives with his in Ocean is the son of and Samuel Wachsler of Racial Issues Cause Row At NEA Meet Thursdays alarm was sounded Thursday workers in southwestern July 7 bitj at when the huge vatj Colorado uranium mills are ex like with a capacity of I posed to radioactivity and count exploded from the Uranium Plant Held Perilous July 7 state Senate Accord Shapes Up On Farm Plan July 7 UP A possible compromise between the Truman administration and Re publicans on a farm program foi the next two years took shape in the senate The plan would be a blend be tween the Aiken longrange farm law passed by the Republican 80th congress to go into effect in 1950 and a new program unveiled by of Agriculture Charles Bran nan this It would permit immediate use of a Brannan plan device designed to give farmers high returns and consumers cheaper This dual goal would be accomplished by means of subsidies to to be paid for by the Advanced by Alken The compromise was advanced causing a loss of more than at a state agriculture committee sisnnnnn health department official said hv ter fight broke out on the floor of the National Education meeting Thursday on the issue less other hazards without safe The blast probably was caused I The r i J i Jne sam ne holding conferences m cities Frank vice president and an assistant inspected one of three plants there now handling the United States lone major practice discrimination because of in charge of Heavy Vaporization He estimated that the damage atomic would range between and They he source of the principal element in the basis that it would be better chemist or It became known that the board of directors of the NEA lias se lected Louis as the site for its j includin 1950 summer Many inj and oil dignant delegates charged that was Mr Clarks opinion thejin radioactive areas and rocks in the selection of that city violated explosion occurred when vents in the vicinity stained yellow by the principles of the as the tank could not handle adej escaping uranium quately the unusually heavy Jacoc said shovel hand hearing by Senator George Aiken of topranking Republican on the committee and author of the law which bears his who appeared before the committee to urge passage of his plan in an unadulterated told the senators he was willing to accept the compromise offer on than no action at this session of foamite used refined uranium with his Failure of congress to act would bare workmen eating lunch i put the Aiken law into effect Negro teachers could not handles tested thannormal workmens hands The dan quate restaurant or hotel facilities I vaporization caused by hotter15000 disintegrations a minute and Revolt Against Leaders A nearrevolt has broken out against NEA with undercurrents of unrest and criti cism filling the This one of several that arose came into the open at the business session of No House Clue There was no immediate indi The hot oil usually is at 200 ger level is degress as it goes into the The workers dont know what Clark He said that it 1 hazards they are exposed to and was not known what the tempera1 no attempt has been made to edu ture was but it Jacoe It is en above that itirely possible that some of them Ken 5037th j are suffering from See Page Column G poisoning or cation as to how the compromise plan would be accepted in the The agriculture committee of that body has approved a bill which would put the Brannan price support standard into effect and which would permit trial use of subsidies on three perishable com Moves In To Prevent Steel Walkout July 7 he government intervened Thurs ay in the deadlocked wage nego iations between Steel Corp and CIO Philip Murray tc lock the threatened nationwide trike of The machinery of federal inter mention was set in motion just one our after Murray accused big teel of acting in bad faith ant lad indicated a rolling strike he nations steelworkers starting uly 16 was almost a i Officials Summoned Federal Mediation Director lyrus Chingsummoned representa ives of Steel and the United Steelworkers CJO to a onference in Washington next Murray had said the negotiations etween the union and company ad broken off and it was up to 1e company to make overtures oward resuming But gov rnment officials in Washington eft little doubt they would regarc threatened steel strike as a na icnal emergency warranting use f a strikehalting injunction under he TaftHartley In an angry denunciation of the corporations Murray saic his rolling strike would starl with a walkout by men employed by 189 firms affected by the July 15 contract wage clause Number Would Increase The number of steelworkers on strike across the nation then woulc increase each week as the CIO TJ S W contracts with all 835 plants expire on various dates up to radiation modities to be selected by the See Page Column of Louis as convention site was led by Johanna Lintii president of the New York j City Kindergarten6B Teachers Calling upon N E A officials i to reconsider the choice of Lincilof declared that unless this were the NEA would be giving nothing but lip service to the ideals of democracy that it has No Other Facilities Officials of the N E A explained that they had chosen Louis be cause no other city had made its facilities Four ATO3I BOMB TABOO Senators Propose World Alliance July 7 worldwide alliance for with membership open to any nation which agrees to forswear the atomic bomb as a military was proposed by a small group of senators Thursday Karl Mundt one of the said Russia to she the sand hotel as well as other w RaPn EFlanders are necessarv forlcalled a news conference Friday to a At this a j disclose full details of the delegate from Pennsylvania arose In it would expand the and read a telegram she had North Atlantic ceived from inviting J the delegates to meet there next treaty into a world peace Mundt said that in addition to abandonment of the na We arc strongly opposed tojtions seeking to join must meeting in a city where any delej Subscribe to the democratic gate would be subjected to principles of free crimination of any Rob Agree to international control ert Wayne a junior high of atomic school principal in Submit to the authority of an I international police Mundt said the alliance would be set up within the framework of the United He said the plan will not be presented in con nection with the current senate debate on the North Atlantic but will be offered as a part of the proposed armsforEurope pro The administrations 000 military aid program will be sent congress almost immediately after the senate acts on ratifying the 12nation early next The idea of a United Nations within the United Nations was disclosed after critics of the North Atlantic pact told the senate of their objections to that agree Forrest DonnHl contended it may set off an arms race the like of which the world has never We arc told the treaty will pre Ching sent telegrams to Mur ray and John com pany vice president and chief nego The meeting would pre cede by one day a union wage policy committee meeting here at which a formal strike date is ex pected to be Armed with the TaftHartley law Ching was hopeful of heading off the walkout in the vital He could advise Harry S Truman that the strike threatened the nations wel fare and safety and Truman then could appoint a factfinding board to investigate the Dulles Chosen As Interim Senator Picture Page 5 NEW July 7 Thomas Dewey Thursday ap pointed John Foster Republican party foreign policy to serve as Interim senator from New York until an American delegate to the United will fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of ailing Robert Demo cratic senator from New York for more than 22 Special Election A special election willbe held on 8 to choose a senator to the remainder of Wagners which runs to Former Herbert Lehman is viewed as the most likely Demo cratic candidate for the who arrived here by plane from a vacation trip less than two hours after Dewey an nounced his said he was deeply and had no expectation of seeking to serve beyond the term of my present ap I The veteran who re portedly would have been named secretary of state if Dewey had won the presidential election last said the appointment Cyrus Ching Calls union leaden to capital AND SO TO BED Jury Trying Hiss Case Locked Up Overnight NEW July 7 UP A federal court jury deliberating oerjury charges against Alger Hiss reported Thursday that it was deadlocked and was ordered to retire for the Federal Judge Samuel Kauf man sent the jurors to a hotel and ordered them to return at 10 to consider again the fate of the former high state department of At that time they presumably will resuhie studying important exhibits in the case summaries of secret state department docu ments in Hiss handwriting and the pumpkin papers of chief prosecution witness Whittaker File Into Courtroom The jurors called for these and other exhibits shortly after they received the case at With time out for they deliberated until ivhen they filed into the court room to tell Judge Kaufman there was no verdict in He asked f they preferred to go to a hotel or a nights Your said Foreman Hubert Edward We havent discussed but I see 10 immediate Judge Kaufman then told federal marshals to take the 10 men and wo women jurors to a former high state depart ncnt official accused of two ounts of perjurysmiled wanly at eporters after the jurys decision o retire was He and his wife Priscilla ap eared tired but did not seem con erned over the jurys decision to each a Hiss Appears Calm Earlier in the as he waited the jurys Hiss had alked and joked with his er son by a previous imothy H o b s o and his at I feel Tells Hes Bullish On Economic Outlook July 1 Harry S using Wall Street said Thursday he is bullish on the nations economic A bull is one who bets on good business and a rising stock The president was less confident that congress would give him his longsought increase in In fact he appeared to have given up hope on At a news he was told that John McCor mack house Democratic had expressed the opinion Wednesday night that no tax increase would pass this John ought to the president because tax originate in the Despite Britain Truman took his optimistic stand on economic con ditions despite Britains decision to slash her buying in the United States to save Truman said in his midyear economic message to con gress next Monday he will answer many questions in the public including one a reporter asked Thursday do you believe deflationary forces now outweigh inflationary forces He promised also to give his views on whether a vast public works program should be readied to offset possible further declines in James Murray and others have suggested preparing a chief was at his Mary land The case went to the jury ai after the judgi had told the jurors it would take more than Chambers word to con vict Could Get Five Years Hiss is charged with lying wher he told a federal grand jury h never gave secret governmen documents to Chambers and neve saw him after H faces a possible maximum sen tence of five years in prison an a fine on each of the tw perjury July 7 UP Whittaker Chambers went b bed Thursday night long befon the jurors deliberating a verdict in he Alger Hiss case were sent to a he told a re porter cheerfully as he smoked a cigaret in the courtroom corri Ive been waiting for a day in court for a long Ive had it and Im not It was a fair Asked when he thought the jury would reach a Hiss said I dont expect anything until former Communist spy courier and the governments York hotel for the The former selfconfessed Com munist courier who told the jury that Kiss slipped him secret gov ernment documents worked arounc his farm near here until After supper he went to bee with the remark that I have to get up at 5 and milk the Solons to Plug Utah Air Hub July 7 Utah congressmen plan to tell Air Secretary Stuart Symington why a proposed multimillion dol lar air engineering research center should be located in An aid to Elbert Thom as Utah said Thursday a meeting is being requested for some day next The bill to authorize the center was passed over by the senate again It has been on the senate calendar for several Thomas Thursday received assurance from Burn air force aid to the chief of that the merits of all loca including arc being carefully The Utah congressmen will dis cuss in particular a site on Green Texas and Ten nessee arc reportedly contenders for vent Russia from instituting warcame as a and wiping out weaker he but it may only force Russia into an arms Flanders told the Will Need Stuily Dulles told a press conference he would need a good deal of study before being ready to votei police force to bolster the Atlantic j Elbert Thomas Utah said if the Atlantic pact proves a it might well be extended to other Senate leaders said the vote on the Atlantic pact may come Fri depending upon the amount of opposition which rolls or may be delayed until the first of next A vtwothirds senate vote is re quired to ratify the which already has been signed by the United Canada and 10 na tions of western senate the United States should jon the issues now facing help build up an international HC said he favored the Atlantic the European arms and appropriations for the Euro pean Recovery But the way these things are to be done involves a good many im portant questions of policy and a good deal of he Dulles said he favored reducing national spending and believed the I budget could be balanced without I raising Jn senate Repub licans received the news of Dulles appointment Arthur Vandcnborg took Die senate floor to commend Dewcys good Shanghai Reds Kick American Consul Official July 7 State depart ment Thursday received word that William American vice was struck and kicked by police in Communist controled Shanghai and is being held incommunicado after his arrest on a traffic Consul John Cabot reported that Olive was ar rested Wednesday when he allegedly failed to observe a traffic order during a parade and it appears that he was struck and kicked by police officers after he accidentally overturned an ink bottle in tin police Press Officer Michael McDermott said the department was informed that a native of was ar rested while riding in a Communists refused to dis close the charges against Cabot said two consulate officers who tookfood to the police station for Olive were not allowed to see him or leave the food and were lectured in arbitrary fashion on the grounds they were guilty of a serious violation of regula tions in driving into the police station program of this The message will not go into a British dollar he as this is being considered in Paris and He would not comment on foreign Suggests Review Asked if he was bullish or bear ish about the present picture Truman said he was He suggested that read up on the stock market happening in the last few Stock quotationshad been ad vancing steadily for five but shortly after the news conference they started a gentle Demand for stocks revived later in the day and the market closed with gains and losses mixed about The president seemed to have confirmed what his recent callers have been saying that he will slap hard in his message next week at any idea Uiat the nation is headed toward a serious As for TaftHartley labor law the president took a some what different view than labor Since the senate passed the Taft bill retaining moat of the original these leaders have advocated abandoning the repeal fight for 1949 so it can be made a campaign issue next Further Test said certainly hoped house Democratic eaders will decide to bring out a bill now for a further They are considering he and t is their decision to He said once more that the gov ernment has no power under ex sting lawto intervene in the Ha waiian longshoremens He told a questioner he did not know whether he wanted such power or William Knowland was planning to intro duce a bill to give the president imergency authority to halt the As for the attorney generals ipinion that he has inherent pow TS to intervene in national emer gency Truman said his did not apply to the Hawaiian but only to emergencies affecting the national welfare or vhere international communica ions are Peace Crusade Commenting on a suggestion by Arthur Vandenberg that he lead a new crusade for peace after adoption of the North Atlantic Truman said he has been crusading for peace ever since he took office in He said he will continue to fight for world but as for world disarmament this could not be dis cussed until the United Nations agrees on an atomic bomb control This does not mean the world is not heading toward he told a He said it is moving slowly and gradually and he believes well gradually get The president termed perfectly absurd fears expressed by Carl Vinson that the senateapproved bill to give the secretary of defense more power to unify the armed services might lead to a military dictator In As long as the constitution makes the president commander fn he he dots not think anyone else can take over the leadership in the armed ices ;