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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - June 29, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intermountain Network Station KALL Montfjy Through Friday WEATHER cloudy Wedaevdity Details on Pagf It 76 SALT LAKE WEDNESDAY JUNE 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Million Fire Sweeps Plant Senate Okehs Taft Plan On TH Law Includes Seizure Clauses Iti 50 to 40 Ballot June 28 UP a stinging defeat for Harry S the senate Tuesday approved a Republi canwritten plan for dealing with national emergency It provides for Taf tHartley injunctions and j for plant seizure by the govj The plan was adopted by a vote of 50 to and was thus made a part of the administrations bill to replace the TaftHartley act with a new labor Tru man campaigned for Adoption of the amendment at a tumultuous senate session was an important victory for Rob ert Taft and others who are battling to keep the basic provisions of the present Lucas Comment After the Scott Lucas of the Democratic told the senate It doesnt much matter what happens to the labor bill in view of what happened here I Lucas told a re porter he did not mean to give the impression that ah is I am frank to say that in my opinion the injunction issue is the most important one of the entire and certainly the outlook on the rest of the bill doesnt look too bright in view of what hap pened he He said that when the senate votes on the rest of Tafts pro posals will know a little better where we LeadingBole Wayne Morse who has assumed a leading in labor said however that Tuesdays action made the bill so unworkable and so antilabor that the sooner we get rid it and take the whole issue to the j polls in the He said j any further attempt to perfect the bill would be a waste of Paul Douglas told a reporter that the days de 20 Firefighters 1 Badly Lasts 12 Hours The most costly property damage fire in Salt Lake Citya modern history Tuesday converted the Utah Ice and Storage plant into brought injuries to at least 20 firemen and caused a loss estimated at more than At 3 almost 12 hours after the first the fire still was burning despite heroic efforts of virtually the entire city fire department and nearly all of its It was the first general alarm fire in the city since July and the plant at 551 3rd South was a complete loss before we even said Fire Chief who personally di rected the losing battle against the stubborn Flames Shoot Up For only smoke emitted from the fivestory brick struc but at Wednes flames shot an estimated 75 feet into the air after the roof had exploded and the fresh morning air fanned the smoldering In addition to the building hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of frozen frozen poul Flames Flare Skywardin Spectacular Display as Roof Collapses Shooting more than 75 into the early morning flames gush out of doomed Utah Ice and Storage as roof collapsed shortly after Some SO firemen were overcome by smoke while battling Ihe blaze which began Tuesday Photo taken seconds after cavein by Roy June 28 UP House administration forces cisfons shown that antilabor Tuesday batted down alt but two forces are in control ot the senate amendments to the administra mid that the issue will have to be public housing Demos Prod Housing Bill Final Okeh Seen Today ment was sponsored by Taft and appeared almost Senators Forrest Donnell A mong provisos defeated was and Alexander Smith an antidiscrimination proposal by The senate approved James Fulton after first battling down three told Truman Democrats that other plans for handling strikes imperiling the national health or Jammed Galleries Below galleries crowded with the senate did these things in this order ROLL CALL June 28 Here is how Utahs senators voted after an attempt to limit heres your chance to vole for the principle of civil U was beaten by a teller vote of 168 to after Democratic lead ers claimed it would kill the hous ing Even William Dawson one of the two house Negro voted against One of the approved amend ments by Charles Bennett would require local gov ernments to advertise and hold public hearings before starting slum clearance and public housing This squeaked 167 toj Nick Steals Plays Havoc With Schedules June 28 UP Vass always wanted to drive one of the large transit system Tuesday he fulfilled his He got his chance when he saw bus driver Snyder Charts London Trip In British Fiscal Crisis By JAMES RKSTON cepUnce of policies proposed by try and frozen candy went up in Cause of the holocaust had not been determined early Flies to Albert company presi was en route by plane to Salt Lake City from Colorado Contacted there by United he said the damage would amount to at least Sounded at the first nlarm was followed by a and finally the general alarm which brought 160 of the depart ments total man power of 192 men to the Only four trucks were not called into Most seriously injured of the many firemen overcome by smoke was 1952llth who lost consciousness while probing smoke in the northeast corner of the first Smoke at First When flames lighted up the postmidnight sky for thousands of Salt Lakers were aware of the costly fire for the Duri lhe us for increasing and firc fighters found lit Treasury John Snyder will lion between British and other me in the way of go to London soon for a series of Marshall plan j But the sky lighted up through conferences with J MpcUnRS hplwcen Crl area a series John Famish leave his vehicle Cripps Brjlish of the theu S roving ambassador of explosions grumbled through the on Britains Avercll have jtructareChunks of Smith He fell unconscious while fighting SIDELIGHTS failed to settle the differences be lt is understood that Snyder tne two nations on a solu Vass swung aboard and started i off to the astonishment of the k review British financial prob Vass swung the bus policy with Cripps For lhat among and someone yelled he was go 5ew Qf Lhe critical situation thatjolhcrs it was felt here that Snyder ing the wrong I m the haa arisen London since f should to London bus Vass The wouldDe ji bu later for three men who got They turned out to be s Vass said Of prices here andlfor a furlher exchange of views is driver stopped lo minutes Britains exports s orer 1 Defeated 54 to 37 an amendon the several amendments to the to public housing projects was de uuicaicu ot LU ojj aiiitnu fontart Administration forces or ment by Spessard Holland to preserve the Taft labor bill acted upon On the proposal of Senator Taft Hartley emergency injunction proto use both injunctions and plant national amendment would not i seizures to delay have authorized seizure of struck i emergency Taft Against the I modified anhsegregation Elbert Thomas for the Offered by Adam Administration forces op posed A second approved 199 to 11 over moderate adminis j tration constitutes a Neither Hartley does the 46 to an amend ment hy Lucas the Walkin Democratic to strike the in junction provision from Tafts injtinctionplusseizure Under the Lucas only seizure of plants would have been author the Arthur Powell the other Negro On the Holland i it requires that peeople amendment moved out of slums get first pri to keep the TaftHartley injunc ority on new public housing lion provision against national If the slum dwellers included emergency they could not be dis Against the i criminated against in Thomas for the apartments in public housing Union Pave Way To End Strike the decline in Britains exports tom tne problems the dollar j copyright by Snyder will be accompanied by William McChesneyi These officials are sched uled to discuss the world economic situation not only with Crippa but with the financial ministers ofi other members of the British com monwealth who have been called to meet in London next The United States has been ad vised by British officials here that 55 Britains dollar reserves have S fallen well below the Ice Plant Fire Sets IFor tional emergency strikes Turned 51 to a pro posal by Irving Ives to have congress deal with national emergency strikes on a casebycase The senate de feated the same plan last For the S gto 13 Thomas 5040 Approval 50 to the Taftj DonnellSmith plan for keeping the TaftHartley injunction fea ture and adding a provision for government seizure of struck plants for up to 60 In a drive to lure voles away from the Taft Lucas came up with his seizureonly amend He said it was acceptable to Truman because it was aimed primarily at Retting vid of the laborhated TaftHartley in Elation Soon The administration forces were jubilant when the Holland injunc tiononly amendment was But their elation was short On the next several sena tors who voted for the Holland plan switched and voted against the Lucas That de feated it by two who claimed all along he would end on said knew in advance that certain senators were goinc to vote the Holland plnn to on record against the injunctiononly pro SOUTH June 28 jminimum felt by the British trcas end to the 70day strike jury to Jie at the Bendix Aviation maker of vital airplane engine and automobile seemed in sight I The firc Tuesday at the Utah Ice and Storage cost more than all Salt Lake City fires combined present role as the financial center of the sterling in complete year since owner at in Tuesdays the loss exceeded the total On the move by Lucas to i The house quit until 11 a prolonged conference in bar injunctions but to allow gov1 EOT Wednesday when admims f I Vr ioinciai wore coin in ernment seizure of plants in nai tration forces will submit their j Washington with represen aUves lm counlry lnree when ArUlllr Kranl clotm ng store British officials have also told the American government that i they intend to make another sub according to un slantisl cut in their imports from P 9 i i Vt vunnlrai any year by or Next largest Salt Lake fires in poposal to cut the number of the plant management and and that their financial position wilh lie housing units down to the senj striking CIOUnited Auto Workiwill not them to risk nanjrar anei twi ateapprovcc Secretary of Air Stuart j United Air Lines bur The roof was blown into the sky for the most spectacular show of the entire leaving the charred building a mere shell terraced by remaining Play Six Firemen played six each spewing a minimum of 1000 gal lons of water a on the adjacent Utah Farmers and Poultry Cooperative warehouse to protect Explosions which occurred after the roof blew possibly came from machinery inside the fire men Shortly after the large chunks of wall toppled to the flames had been soar ing 35 out of ventilation cracks and holes cut by The building itself is Barley Escaped Collapse Smoke engines for drawing smoke out of Holds Small Reserve Unit Of a total complement of 192 the Lake fire depart ment utilized approximately 160 in its nightlong battle to control the Utah Ice and Stor age Only four trucks and crews were not pressed into and these probably could have been used had it nut been necessary to keep them available for other possible Salt Lake new com missioner nf public Ben who assumed office only eight days re ceived a real baptismal at the westside The commissioner was on hand shortly after the magnitude of the blaze was as and remained until early Obviously Im pressed by the efficiency of the he told reporters all of us should be proud of this fire Its the best in the United The huge walls of the fivestory structure remained a major con cern of the fire fighters through out the One fireman spent had been removed only moments hour hour nothing but Blaze Chutists Thrill Capital With Smoking Park Leaps June 28 hclmeted men parachuted into a smokefilled park behind the White House Tuesday to the cheers of thousands of The smoke came from smoke The men were smokejumpers from the forest services fire fighting The exhibition of in fighting fires in western mountain the forest services salute to business for business contribution to fire prevention The jumpers landed within easy view of the White House but the feat was missed by Harry S unless he was watching on a television Safely the smokejumpers were gvicstB at a luncheon meeting where they presented plaques to six businessmen in recognition of private business contribution of in free fire prevention advertising during the last eight Chief Forester Lyle Watts said that the number of fires hist year totaled less than in Prop erty losses were reduced last Symington announced Tuesday np morning an agreement had been J reached to end the j The 6100 members of the rf rTT dix local will vote at CDT i I fj H OT I ITtlt01 Wednesday on whether to accept v A iAAmyj the I The terms were withheld pend1 Weary alter hours of battling jof May 19i jn which three ing the vote of the workers and Salt Lakc Citys worst fire Bremen met their death and a loss ji j TTfali TrA anr j before the roof Men operating them were cleared from the second story began Meanwhile firemen worked sav airplanes oE agely to tear the roof from the irned with loss I doomed plant to prevent spread the Shortly after estimated at The same the na tional guard armory burned with a loss of Jn recent some of the most spectacular and damaging fires were the Victory theater fire ing flames in event of a Firemen battled the stubborn See Page Column I scanning the rear wall from top to bottom to detect any possible in dication of As many as 50 firemen working at the rear of the building knew their lives depended upon his The Red Cross arrived about with 10 gallons of cof cases of soft drinks and sand See Page Column 5 further study by the union and management Utah Ice and Storage and the and was burning fiercely in the jn 3943 two fires hit the head firemen early Wednesday southeast Furniture fire in pickets remained on were called to Pcppeis Metal and House with a loss more duty at 10 gates of the huge jSuPPy 401 9th than and the spectacular which makes a variety of autoj Junk stored in the yard ignited Derks field both in motive and aviation The strike started April 20 after discharge of 47 workers on slow down The union de manded their reinstatement and an adjustment in the takehome pay of certain workers in the brake shoe The union also insisted upon dismissal of a damage suit which the company filed against it in federal district The suit jasked cumulative damages for i every day of the strike and the j truck had to be dispatched looo in a firc on the fourth floor of amount now totals about service station at Post the Earlier in the early morning It was be lieved that mechanical equip ment and other salvage items were being With most of the city depart ments equipment tied up at the storage plant the skeleton crew dispatched to the junk yard lines as general alarms in Salt Lake They were the Rainbow Randevu fire of May which gutted the dance hall with a loss of and the fire at New Method Cleaners on July where damage totaled called for assistance from the Salt The record year during the pre Lake county firc ivious la years was with total Only a minute or two after ari losses reaching That year riving at the junk yard one i Aucrbach lost more than A1U Heres List of Firemen Injured at Storage Blaze Among the more than 20 fire 32 7th Office place and West Temple to another fire starting in storerooms Walter Reulhcr of theextinguish a burning Neon of Aucrbach under Victory thc U A W CIO participated in the i It noon returned to other atcr cost the lite of one a conference which led to the agreewhich still was blazing at an early and damage totaled more Leo 1182 i i n men injured or overcome by smoke while battling stubborn flames at Utah Ice and Storage Tuesday night were these men 1952llth overcome by Taken to emergency hospital for treat Ray assistant 2675 Dearborn suffered a sprained He was at 9th East emergency hospital and returned to the Robert 236 2nd suffered sprained Treated at 9th East emergency hospital and I hour than I overcome by overcome by U3916th overcome by Mac Arthur overcome by LeRoy 48 Layton overcome by Chief 2029 overcome by Allan 019 overcome by Noble 732 13th overcome by 1550 4th overcome by smoke David 2781 McClel overcome by 740 Linden overcome by ;