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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS am am pm Intermountain Network Station HALL Monday Through Friday VOL 158 NO 147 WEATHER Cloudy Thursday showers northwest portion Details on Page 20 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH THURSDAY MORNING MARCH 10 1919 PRICE FIVE CENTS Four Loot Train Utah Fund Bm T D i i TT i i j Taken Over In BOW Holdup By Conferees Daring Casual Jesse Jameses Terrify East Fiver Pa Irons Group Plans Parley Today in Try To Reach Accord MARTINSBURG W Va Thursday March 10 i Four bold bandits stopped a Baltimore and Ohio passenger train i Utahs general apI Wednesday night in a fantastic 45minute train robbery propriations bill immobilized in j Two bandits shooting and slugging recklessly worked j the for a week by the Demoi casually as they robbed the passengers in the first two coaches atic majority finally was shaken behind the locomotive Two dinin neither seriously and several crew men and passengers were slugged One woman was slapped in the face when she became hysterical Drop Off Train The men dropped off the train 45 minutes after they had halted it Passengers said the bandits were 22 years old Some said they appeared to be doped Dr Mark Kroll Cumberland Md physician said the whole thing was fantastic Two men armed with big 45s forced the passengers in his car to kneel on the floor with their hands on the seats as they went through their pockets The bandits riding as passenj gers stopped the Baltimoreto j Detroit express two miles west of Martnsburg Two gunmen forced a crew member to pull the emer gency cord Engineman C C Moore was or dered to back the train the Am bissador to a grade crossing be tween Martinsburg and Berkeley Springs Through Coaches While two robbers worked their way through the coaches stripping the passengers of their money and jewels the other two held the loco motive crew at gunpoint and re lieved them of their money and wa tches j After pulling the old wild westj ern robbery the gunmen dropped JVliSS off the train at the grade cross ing and escaped in an automobile which they apparently had stand ing by Mrs Margaret Wpskland Cum berland music teacher said the whole thing seemed unreal It j reminded me of a funny movie I it started she said The car emploves were shot Alexander 55 Panyushkin Demands fall on deaf ears For Aent Meets Rebuff WASHINGTON March 9 robbers seemed doped Sees the Robbers jSecy of State Dean G Acheson Morton W Pcskin Cumberland turned down Wednesday a new So Mri shoe store operator said he I viet demand for immediate release of Valentine A Gubitchev Russian i member of the United Nations give me your money or Ill shoot staff is held as a spy suspect Ann Linn 17 of Cumberland passenger eld a gun the back of my head and said 33 Senators Sign Bid To Curb Filibuster j loose Wednesday and sent to joint conference committee of the j two houses Committee members said Wednesday night they would meet early Thursday the 60th day of the session and attempt to work j out a compromise acceptable to I both houses Whether the session adjourns by midnight or is forced to stop the clock depends largely on their success or failure Conference Members Senate conferees are Marl D Gibson D Elias L Day R Salt Lake City and L Rulon Jenkins D Plain House members are Henry C Roberts D John P Barton D Beaver and Frank M Open shaw R Salt Lake The points at issue between the two houses are a series of amend ments cutting from the bill as it was reported out by the joint appropriations committee The senate made the amend ments a week ago and returned the measure to the house receiv ing no more official information on it until a message arrived Wednes day afternoon Senate Amends Bill The house bill arrived in the senate after that body had amended the senate appropria tions bill into an exact duplicate of the house measure as amended i 1 TJT fllTT TTJT7D iTTmV in the senate and sent it to the I 1U K 11U1 house This action was prompted by information that house leaders took the position the house bill had been amended in violation of joint rules by the senate The house message stated that that body refused to concur in the senate amendments and re quested the senate to recede Ob servers in the house reported that Mildred E Axis Sally Oiliars leaves court with liead high Wednes day night after a jury was unable lo roach a verdict in the govern ments treason trial against her With her are two guards Jurors seven men five women deliberated JOi hrs decided to turn in no motion to refuse to recede had been offered formally or voted upon Aver Rule Broken Attached to the message was Jie copy of a motion offered by Rep Maurice Anderson Demo cratic floor leader and passed by the house This motion set forth the claim of Democratic house that the senate Sally Jurors Deadlock Locked Up for Night WASHINGTON March 9 UP The jurors look time out for Jurors in the treason trial of j dinner at pm and returned Mildred E Axis Sally Gillars at pm Federal Judge were at least temporarily dead locked Wednesday night after 10 and a half hours of deliberation At pm EST the jurors knocked on the door of the jury room and informed Chief Deputy Edward M Ciirran had gone to dinner at pm leaving word that he was to be notified if the jury came in during his absence Miss Gillars halfsister Mrs Reid Herrick of Conncaut O DEFENSE KEYS House Okehs Radar Ring O Missile Area WASHINGTON March 9 UP house Wednesday shouted its approval of urgent bills to start work on a continental radar screen and a 3000milelong range to test guided missiles The bills were passed hy voice vote and sent to the senate Spon sors warned that present defense against surprise air attack is al most nonexistent and that cer tain other nations may be forg ing ahead in development of pilot less highflying supersonic mis lies Key Radar Points Working with Canada the air force would build a network of radar warning stations at key loints around North America to ieep watch against aggressors Cost to this country would be 5161000000 The proposed new test range or guided missiles to cost event lally S200000000 would enable army navy and air force to test not only the 500mile missiles they hope to have ready this year but also the intercontinental mis siles they hope to build in the future The radar plan calls for a net work of warning stations at all sensitive points scanning air and sea approach lanes as far as 300 miles out from the coast Rep O M Fisher ID Tex said Alaska is particularly vul nerable to enemy attack He said it is inadequately defended now From Fairbanks he said enemy bombers could attack industrial areas of the United States In approving the bills the house Marshal Charles Ward that they saicj the defendant ate a ham and had been unable to reach a verdict Cgg sandwich for dinner Mrs 1 J Jl Acheson rejected a renewed con returning from the New York HerI tention by Soviet Ambassador the ml had violated aldTnbune news forum last Sat A d Panvushkin that and concluded iirday said she saw the robbers Acxanaer b uslltm that ana conciuaecl board the train at Martinsburg iGubitchcv is entitled to diplomatic I was sitting in the first coach immunity The secretary left open mit hind the smnkpr at ATarMnrhiirn TTL I11 le Ward said he would take the jury to a hotel where they would be locked up for the night in ac cordance with the instructions of VmovrfuVther that the clerk i Federal Edward M Cur behind the smoker at Martinsburg however when the two holdup men came in H the Senate SO she said We didnt know there See Fage 6 Column 3 Western Pact Fair Notice Aclieson Says March 9 Secy of State Dean Acheson pic tured the still secret Atlantic pact Wednesday as carrying a s whether the United that body may have an opportunity States will choose to deport Gu to correct its erroneous action and The seven men and five women jurors will be returned to the jury room between and 10 am bitchev rather than bring him to trial along with Judith Coplon 27 Justice department employe No Arrest Immunity Acheson told a news conference Herrick explained that Miss Gil adequately unless the radar screen 111 H1C Ui II LI 1C JIULIrtK jrtrniiii armed services committee found senate war investi gating subcommittee has secretly voted to probe shocking charges of brutality by Americans in the that 1 The air force would be un able to defend the United States lars had dined on steak at lunch and was not hungry at dinner time Might Face Death If the silverhaired 18yearold defendant is found guilty she faces a sentence ranging from five o handle the bill in accordance EST Thursday to resume delib years in prison and a 510000 fine j iith the house and senate Joint I to possible death But the United1 executed a is installed 2 The new test range is neces sary because certain other na tions have availed themselves of the services of German scientists and technicians and are making vigorous efforts to produce guided missiles of intercontinental rules Sent to Conference I am glad to see that the house Utah Senators that State department legal adj nas awakened and done something visors have decided that Gubitchev labout Ule bil1 ScnP S Marj is not entitled to the traditional itllakls DSalt Lalce CltV said I immunity from arrest granted lo aftcr the message had been read i foreign diplomats The legal finding was 1 Under a United States agree ment with the U N an individual He offered a motion for the senate i to refuse to recede as a means getting the bill into the hands of a conference committee o I Curb Repeal By O N IMALMQUIST in Gubitchevs position can after The motion passed by unanimous appropriate hearing and proce vote although Sen Lorenzo dures be deported for abuse of his E Elggren D Salt Lake City the heavily lobbied ClcggVcst la I States has never traitor in peacetime The case went to the jury after j Judge Cutran dealt Miss Gillars defense two crippling blows i In an hour and in istruction he ordered the jurors toj disregard the defense claim thatj the Maineborn woman took an I oath of allegience to Germany and hence could not be accused of be traying the United States The Utah senate collided with I Ciirran ruled that her testimony German war crimes trialsit was reported Wednesday night The vote of the sevenmember subcommittee headed by Sen Clyde R Hoey D N was unanimous The group also voted to ask the suspen3ion of hangings of convicted Germans while the probe was under way HiisliHush Meeting The decision was reached at a hushhush meeting two nights ago An army review board report con ceding the use of physical violence and mock trials to soften up Ger man defendants but excusing the use of such stratagems as justi fied was subjected to bitter cen iure We are revolted by the army I review board report commented 9 a subcommittee member telling earthquake apparently of the unanimous vote in favor of stemming from the same source j an investigation It conceded the Jolt Frightens S F Region Felt 200 Miles SAN FRANCISCO March privilege of residence in this counI wanted it understood that I bor act repealer Wednesday but Europe No aggressor is entitled to make Statute Quoted 2 Under federal statute a the same mistake three times he i mcmber the UNsecretariat told a news conference i lmve diplomatic immu That is a phrase he borrowed mty and from le from congressional advocates of treaty project who argued i Perforfmcd y him in flip orrnra nf inrfmyipnt wliiph icapacitj ratn his official that the errors of judgment which Germany twice made about Ameri1 ran policy toward Europe should f congressional never be repeated by t or any n other nation 3 A convention on privileges and immunities of the U N now approval In Final Stages The treaty is now in its final stages and diplomatic informants here said it possibly will be signed abnut April 4 or 5 The principals at the Washing ton signing ceremonies are ex pected to include Acheson British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman and the foreign policy chiefs of about nine other coun tries Dispatches from abroad said that British and French officials were checking over the final draft of the treaty with the British at least expected to send word of its approval by the cabinet Thursday Text of Treaty Meanwhile Acheson said defi nitely Wednesday that the text of the treaty will be made public This is expected early next week and the time between publication and formal signing will permit considerable public discussion Secrecy was essential during the period of negotiation he said The secretary of state pointing j to the split between Russia and j the western world said that the j defense agreement is a logical de velopment in the series of meas ures the west has adopted in tryI only in respect to official acts GOP Charges Stupidity House Democrats sent the bill back to the senate after members of the Republican minority erupted and charged that the house han dling of the bill was stupid and adverse to the interests of the people When two stubborn groups be gin to battle said Rep Dilworth Woolley R Salt the slow death about the alleged oath was so j that caused the disastrous 1906 i existence of third degree methods vague and that it must quake shook a 200mile stretch of more worthy of Russians than Board Report board reported March 4 that the general use of R Salt Lake the measure SB 23 was tabled on a rollcall vote It therefore still is alive and could be revived if the pro ponents can muster a majority of 12 to lift and pass it on the 60th day Given House Okay He also told the jury to rule out a defense plea that Miss Gillars acted under the compulsion of love age was light The temblor occurred in two j ruses stratagems stool pigeons sharp quakes at am and similar practices in the Mai fn c rni t f PST and am for the late Prof Max Otto KoisMillions of sleepers were awakened chewitz onetime Hunter college and hundreds of them either curi N Y professor and her superior ous or panicky dashed into the I predawn streets in their night in the Nazi radio service The defense claimed that KoisjOothes It was the hardest one chewitz held hypnotic power over felt in San Francisco in years I her and forced her to make honey losers are always those people we The measure which passed the i talk so much about helping troops to lay down their arms SESSION ATAGLANCE Highlights of Utah Senate House Action Wednesday Highlights in Utahs legislature Wednesday Both houses named conference committees to try to work out a compromise on the general appropriations bill THE SENATE Tabled the CleggVest labor act repealer by a roll call vote of 12 to 11 Passed house approved bill to open up state retirement system to employes of municipalities and counties on a per missive basis Listened to a healed debate on liquor law enforcement THE HOUSE Amended and passed a bill establishing the method of selecting district and supreme court judges on a separate nonpartisan ballot house by a count of 33 to 22 would repeal the CleggVest act reinstate the socalled little Wagj ner act and bring public employes I AJRflflVfl tinder its provisions j UUI The Knight motion to table was J7neffin TlfriJt not debated indicating that noses tfUau 1 had been counted and the lines tightly drawn The roll call For tabling Clegg Day Gibbons Jol ley Knight Larson Lund Mars den McShane Melich Orser and Reese Against tabling Brock bank Burns Elggren Fowles Gibson Jenkins Mrs Jensen Jones Marthakis Millirnan and Hopkin Stirs Hot Debate San Andreas Fault It cracked out from beneath GOP Gives Surprise Aid For Major Test Today WASHINGTON March 9 antifilibuster leaders claimed unexpected Republican support Wednesday night for a showdown attempt to break the southernled talkathon Thurs day The debate directly involving the right of filibustering and indirectly keyed to the bitter civil rights controversy has jammed the senates legislative machinery for nine days Majority Leader Scott W Lucas D 111 told newsmen late Wednesday afternoon that 33 sen ators so far had signed a petition to end the Dixie filibuster against a proposed change in the senate rules The change would open the vray to curbing filibusters and thus make it easier to pass civil rights legislation GOP Senators Sign The list included three GOP E Flanders Clyde M Reed Kan and H Alex ander Smith N had pre viously gone on record as saying they would vote against an at tempt to halt the debate at this stage Only 16 names are required on the socalled cloture debate lim iting petition which Lucas said he will file Thursday Lucas reiterated his intention to file the petition Thursday as the senate at pm EST wound up its second consecutive night ses sion But if Vice Pres Albcn W Bark Icy rules that the petition can be entertained a majority of those present will be necessary to uphold his ruling And to put an actual limit on debate requires a two thirds majority The senate has 96 seats Ajnong the Signers Among the signers of the peti tion were 17 Democrats and IS Republicans The GOP signers included Sens Robert A TaCt William F Knowland Irving M Ives N Charles H Tobey N Leverett Saltonstall and Henry Cabot Lodge Flanders Homer Ferguson Raymond Baldwin R Owen Brewster and Mrs Margaret Chase Smith Edward J Thye Wayne L Morse Ore Clyde M Reed and Robert C Hendrickson and H Alexander Smith N Flanders said he had changed his mind because he believes the ilibuster must be cut off so the senate can get to work on vital egrislation Sen Reed told a reporter there as absolutely nothing inconsis ent about his planning to vote gainst Barldeys expected ruling nd his signingof the clolure pe ition Always for Cloture I have always been for cloture said but if I think Barkley s wrong about his interpretation the rule I am going to vote gainst him Sen Alexander Smith who igned the cloture petition had old reporters previously that he vote against the Barkley uling unless he became convinced later that support of it was the only way to reach a vote on the rules change question He could not be reached im mediately for comment Democrats who signed were Clinton P Anderson and Dennis Chavez Paul Douglas Theodore Francis Green R Harley M Kilgore W Scott A Lucas Warren Mag Sun Scott W Lucas He leads forces waging fight on filibuster German Trial Cruelty Stirs Senate Probe WASHINGTON March 9 medy massacre case were justi fied by the difficulty of cracking the case1 board had been named by Gen Lucius Clay to investigate charges that improper methods including physical violence and mock trials were used to obtain evidence from German defendants J Howard Mc R Brien McMahon nuson Grath Bert Miller James E Murray Fran cis J Myers Mathew Ncely W Joseph C OMa honey Claude Pepper Glenn H Taylor Ida and Elbert D Thomas Lucas said the number who Physical violence was not Hollister 9 miles south of the tematically applied the board re Golden Gate and ran along the but interrogators usedj signed the petition in the first San Andreas fault the flaw in the physjca force some cases hours indicated that the adminis earth s crust that underlies Callj the hcat of the tration is sTainlm i fornia from Oregon to Mexico and was responsible for the historic San Francisco earthquake and fire i on April 18 43 years ago Old timers in Hollister said it was the heaviest since 1906 I For approximately 30 seconds j each time it jarred the area from energy commission stepped up Hollister north to San Francisco Wednesday its exploration for and beyond with lighter snocks to Uranium Drive GRAND JUNCTION Colo March 9 U S atomic Coal Prices Ease Off Slightly But Dont Help Consumer The bill that evoked the heavy debate during the day was HE 160 which opens up the state retire ment system to cities and counties on a permissive basis It was passed by a vote of 11 to nine after it had been amended on motion of Sen B Manning Jolley R to reduce the maximum retirement payment from to per month uranium bearing ores on Colorado plateau The agency invited 33 com panies to submit bids on a con tract for 100000 to 200000 feet of diamond drilling in south western Colorado and southeast ern Utah Bids will be opened March 23 at 2 pm in the Grand Junction offices of the commis sion Areas to be drilled are Calam ity mesa near Gateway Colo Polar mesa in Grand county Utah on the north flank of the La Sal mountains and the PITTSBURGH March 9 A wj D tne Sacramento about 100 miles north I crack opened Wednesday in post Passed a senateapproved measure setting up a Uic actuarial soundness of the Most of the debate was aimed Blanding district 14 miles west stale building program to be financed from sales tax surpluses Approved a bill providing for an extra judge in Second and Fourth judicial districts Amended senate bill to extend special exemption lo veter divided world ans of World War II on stata income tax through 1952 system Proponents said it was of Blanding in San Juan county Utah I and east of San Francisco bay Six Windows Collapse Its quick backandforth rolling motion set chandeliers swaying with a sixinch movement Six big plate glass store windows in Hollister collapsed Two chim neys fell The elevator in the coun ty court house became stuck Cracks appeared in Koilister build ings and homes Some inhabitants in that town of 5000 scattered into the streets In one grocery store all the shelves collapsed hurling canned goods and glassware to the sound and emphasized that it pro It is planned to start the vided for an actuarial study during drilling as soon as weather con the next two which would riitions permit late in April or furnish a basis for subsequent early in May Operations will Sec Page 4 Column 7 j begin at Calamity mesa floor Mrs war soft coal prices But its too early to tell if it means your fur nace coal will be cheaper Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal Co often called the worlds larg est commercial producer an nounced price reductions of from 15 to 40c a ton according to grade in coal from some of its northern West Virginia fields These fields produce socalled low cost coal for the firm That simply means the produc tion tab is not so high So far only big industrial coal utilities nay Abrundio Hucrrara 48 i benefited And not all of them Hollister died of a heart attack a The price cuts are being made minute after the quake Police snd insurance men esti in several new yearly contracts being negotiated with industries mated damage in Hollister at no The contracts usually are effective i more than I each April 1 The new range of prices in ef fect where prices were cut is not available Contract prices of soft coal usually are a closely kept se cret between buyer and seller A Pittsburgh Consol spokesman said the reductions were made in response to competitive condi tions He said other prices would coma up for discussion as contracts are reopened He would not specu late on the effects of market con ditions on the price of contract coal mined in western Pennsyl vania and Ohio The bituminous market has been softer of late Coal men said that condition resulted from slackened exports high production rates and from a lighter domestic demand Pittsburgh Consol with a total 194S production of more than 26 000000 net tons often is a bell j wether in the bituminous industry ;