The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah on July 26, 1944 · Page 13
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The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah · Page 13

Salt Lake City, Utah
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Wednesday, July 26, 1944
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Citizens Register Thirty-six hundred citizens who know duty to state and nation registered Tuesday for the primary runoff. Other good citizens will register Aug. 1 at downtown booths. Inside- Katlio , Society Page Tage .. 17 Comics 16 Sports .., .. 14 Mines 17 Classified Pag* . . 15 18-19 Part Two Salt Lake City, Utah, Wednesday Morning, July 26, 1944- Page Thirteen Reclamation Bureau Court Frees TIT r\£f ~~ Restaurants Moves Unices From Provo to S. L. Under New Plan 5 Branches Will Operate Out of Local Office Manned by New Enlarged Staff Tribune Intermountah; Wire PROVO, July 25—Opening of new offices in Salt Lake City and appointment of personnel for region 4 of the U. S. reclamation bureau were announced Tuesday by E. 0. Larson, regional director. The new offices will be located in the old Salt Lake City chamber of commerce building and will include the entire 5th floor of approximately 20 rooms, Mr. Larson said. They have been leased from the Zion's Securities Corp. and more space may be obtained later, Mr. Larson said. Plans for moving the office .from Provo to the Salt Lake City site have been under consideration for t some time, Mr. Larson said. Office equipment, records and so forth will be moved Wednesday from Provo to Salt Lake City, he reported. Five Branches Under the new regional plan, 5 branches will function out of the Salt Lake City office, including project planning, fiscal and administrative management, service section, design and construction and power utilization. Forty em- ployes will work in Salt Lake City office besides the large force of field engineers and other workers in the field, Mr. Larson said. F. J. Farrell, who has been at the Provo office for the past several years as chief clerk, will be chief'of the branch of fiscal and administrative management, with E. G. Bywater, also of the Provo office, who has been purchasing agent, becoming chief of the service section, which includes purchasing and management control of property. Three other Provoans also will move, including Don C. Jensen, who will be chief of the accounting section, and R. M. C, Ryder, his assistant, and Miss Melba Brown, secretary to Mr. Larson. Planning Section Reid Jerman, who has headed the project planning section for the past 2 years, will continue to head that division as chief. He will be assisted by F. W. Funk, formerly in the state engineer's office, and R. C. Johnson, formerly of the Denver bureau office. For the present, 6 other employes David Gourley ... Has long record in education. this section, but added later, Mr. will constitute others will be Larson said. The operation and maintenance division will have as its chief N. T. Olson, former district engineer of the Ogden river project, while chiefs have not been named as yet for the design and construction and the power utilization sections, Mr. Larson stated. The 6 suboffices and the field engineers in charge with the projects under their direction are: Ogden. E. K. Thomas, projects on the Bear and Malad rivers; Vernal, Francis Warnick, entire Uintah basin projects; Grand Junction, Clifford Jex, former project engineer on the Strawberry project; the Colorado river area in the vicinity of Gunnison, Grand Junction nnd Montrofc. Sonthwst Colorado Durango, Colo., Joh nJ. Heclder- man. southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico; St. George, J. Wayne Cahoon; Virgin, Santa Clara and Muddy river in Nevada; Cheyenne, Wyo., Paul Berg; Green River basin in Wyo- iContinued on Pacf Twontvl Two Meningitis Cases Reported Two cases of epidemic meningitis. 1 each in Iron and Summit counties, were reported last week to the state health department, Six cases of infectious jaundice were reported from S a n p c t c Granite Names Schools' Head SOUTH SALT LAKE — David Gourley, 517-8th ave., Salt Lake City, assistant state superintendent of public instruction for the past 6 years, Tuesday was named superintendent of Granite district public schools, board members announced. Mr. Gourley, succeeding Dr. P. T. Farnsworth, who resigned several weeks ago to become assistant superintendent of Salt Lake General hospital, will assume his new duties Wednesday. Receiving his early education in Provo schools, Mr. Gourlcy attended Brigham Young university, where he received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in school administration, later attending University of Utah and University of California. He has had considerable experience in business and as a teacher, principal and school superintendent, besides holding various state educational offices. He is a life member of the National Education Assn. and a member of the Utah Education Assn. and Phi Delta Kappa, national organization for educational advancement and service. He is an active member of the LDS church. Movies Mislead Uruguayan on Building Styles Keen disappointment that the United States does not have more buildings of modern architecture was expressed Tuesday by Ilde| fonso Aroztcgui, Melo, Uruguay, architect, now in this country on a traveling fellowship, "Motion pictures would lead observers to believe that you have principally streamlined buildings in this country, but instead, I find that most of your buildings are copies of older styles of architecture," he said. county. Other communicable rases last week, as shown in a report from Dr. William M. McKay, state health commissioner, were: Chickenpox, 30; influenza, 6; measles, 19; German measles, &; mumps, 58; scarlet fever, 12; tuberculosis, 3; undulent fever, 3; whooping cough, 76; gonorrhea, 20 resident and 7 non-resident; syphilis. IS resident and 30 non-resident; malaria, 4; rheumatic fever, 4. S. L. Mercury Regains Level Salt Lake City's brief respite from the heat wave ended Tuesday, when the temperature rose to 92. Monday's 86 was the only below-fiO temperature the city had recorded since July .10. Forecasters predicted 90-rte- prre temperatures for Wednesday. From Serving Rules City Without Authority to ' Revoke Civil Rights An opinion holding that Utah restaurants are not compelled to serve persons they do not wish to serve was handed down Tuesday by the state supreme court. At the same time the court held that if a Salt Lake City ordinance pertaining to keeping restaurants open is to be construed as a civil rights measure, it is invalid. The city has authority to license businesses and to enforce police, sanitary and similar regulations, but it is entirely without authority to legislate in regard to civil rights, the court ruled in a unanimous opinion written by Chief Justice James .H, -Wolfe. The ordinance in question provides that doors of restaurants shall remain unlocked while the keeper or any employe is inside, and "during such time no orderly person shall be refused admission thereto." The case on which the opinion was written involved a' suit brought by Pearl Nance, guardian at litem for Don Nance, a minor, against Mayflower Tavern, Inc., 154 S. Main, for damages because of the restaurant's refusal to serve the boy. The restaurant filed a demurrer which the district court sustained, dismissing the case. The plaintiff ;hen appealed. In taking the appeal the plaintiff cited the ordinance to support a contention that a res- ;aurant must serve any "orderly person." "Neither the statute nor the onstitution authorized municipalities to legislate in regard to civil rights," the high court held. If the statute which authorizes cities to tax, license and regulate restaurants were to be construed as empowering the city to pass a civil rights bill regarding restaurants, the section would also mve to be construed so as to permit civil rights legislation by cities m regard to all businesses and occupations enumerated in ,he same section. It is clear that ;he legislature never contemplated that cities could have such powers. Even the most liberal civil rights statutes do not purport to embrace many of the types of businesses enumerated in this section , . If the ordinance upon which the plaintiff relies was designed as a civil rights measure to comic! restaurants to serve all orderly persons, it is invalid as being jeyond the delegated power of the city enacting it." The court said a state law mnking it a misdemeanor for an nnkocpcr to refuse to receive and entertain a guest without "just cause or excuse" does not apply :o restaurants. It pointed out that 'the duties and liabilities placed ipon inns and innkeepers at the common law was not applied to restaurants." "It follows," the court concluded, "that the defendant (May- lower) has breached no duty toward the plaintiff (Nance) under ither the common law or by tatute or by valid city ordinance." Sgt, Daniel Jens Nielson . . . Served with infantry in France. Ens. Floyd Walter Roach . . . Missing merchant marine officer, U. Reports 2-to-lRatio Wartime ratio of 2 women to a nan is continuing in evidence _ns egistration for postsession was ompleted Tuesday at the Univer- ity of Utah, said Dr. Ronald B. Thompson, registrar. Postseason registrants num- ercd 50, according to the regis- rar, which is "about average." VIore than 100 students registered n June for the full quarter. A S T P units are not included n the registration figure for se- urity reasons, but military offi- The visitor expressed admiration ! cials at the campus said curricula for the "original approach" utilized by designers of the LDS tabernacle, and expressed keen disappointment at not being able to see the interior of the L D S j temple, the exterior of which, he of the army students is confined to a basic course, which is completed before the student is allowed to take a "preprofessional course." S-Sgt. Jay Boss Adair . . . Previously missing, now killed. Invasion Takes Life of Utah Infantryman Killed: S/rr. Daniel Jens Nielson. 23, 27 N. 6th West. S-Sgt. Jay Ross Adair, Hcher. Missing: Ens. Floyd Walter Roach, 3202-2nd East. Sg-t. Harold C. Bible, Ogden. Sgt. Nielson is another Utah infantryman who lost his life during early stages of the Normandy Invasion. He was a son of Mrs. Laura Rowley, 27 N. 6th West, and Louis Nielson, 175 N. 5th West. Sgt. Nielson, an Ogden native, moved to Salt Lake with his family as a child. He attended Jackson lower division high school and enlisted in the regular army in May, 1939. He was stationed at Ft. Douglas, Camp McCoy, Wis., and Ft. Sam Houston, Tex., before being assigned overseas in Sept., 194,'J. He is survived by his parent?!; 2 brothers, Clarence Nielson, Salt Lake City, and Archie Nielson, U. S. army; 4 sisters, Mrs. Lily Moser, Mrs. lone Newman, Mrs. Laurabelle Olsen and Mrs. June Kowalewski, all of Salt Lake. said, is a mixture of various styles i Traffic Head Promoted of architecture embodying less | s R t, F. C. Sanford, in charge of originality than the tabernacle. India Officer Leaves Maj. Meraj-ud-Din of the Indian army left Salt Lake City Tuesday after spending 2 days here on a goodwill tour. , traffic for the Salt Lake City police department, Tuesday was promoted to detective sergeant by the Salt Lake City commission. Action was taken on recommendation of Public Safety Com. L. C. Romney and Police Chief Reed E. Vet- tcrli. 3600 Registrations Added Tuesday to S. L. Vote Books Approximately 3600 persons* Next and last registration date registered Tuesday-2600 of them is Aug. 1, when 4 downtown booths *-* *»ni1V»rtcirtt-iiT^Frt»«THn/i/-t>TTrrt i n i iQni'>o will be set up for the convenience at 3 special booths placed in cen- Qf nonregist £ red voters . trally located downtown districts -in what registration officials Salt Lake City junior chamber of commerce officials, sponsors Ploesli Air Raider Listed as Killed S-Sgt. Adair, previously reported missing in action over Ploesti oil fields in Romania, now is listed as killed last April 5. His widow, Mrs. Viola Wardle Adair, resides in Ogden. A native of Kamas, he spent the greater part of his life in Heber. He was a graduate of Wasatch high school and attended Brigham Young university. He enlisted Sept. 20, 19-12, and hud been overseas f> months. He wfiH tail gunner on a B-24 bomber and had completed 26 missions. Survivors include his widow; father; stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Adair, Hcber; 1 sister, Jane Adair, Salt Lake, and a brother, DaHe Adair, merchant marine. RegentsRenew Contract of Dean Callister Vote Unanimously Meeting With Medical Faculty called "a fairly pood" turnout. j of the novel booth registration Registrars at downtown booths i plan, said scores of persons cx- .said there wns "heavy interest I pressed approval of the setup, during the day," the first for the j They added that registrants Aug.*]* primary run-off. Regular | were given their individual voting registration places reported rcgis- j place addresses at the time they trations "about average." I registered at the booths. Merchant Mariner Missing at Sea Ens, Roach, a merchant marine officer, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Roach, 3203-2nd East. He formerly resided at Park City, (Continued on Papc Sixteen) The University of Utah board of regents Tuesday night unanimously approved renewal of the contract of Dr. A, Cyril Callister as dean of the new 4-year medical school. The action was taken at a 6- hour meeting in the Park bldg., attended by all but 2 board members and 20 of 24 members of the full-time medical school staff. The motion passed by the board contains the proviso that the contract is subject to termination on 30 days' notice by cither party. The contract carries a stipend of $4000 for half time on a 4-quartcr basis. The special meeting was called at request of the medical faculty so they might express their opinions of the policies of the medical school, its administration and requirements for accreditation. Representatives of the press were excluded from the meeting. Regents said Dr. Callister addressed the meeting briefly, pointing out that approximately 75% of the recommendations for ac- creditatiorf'made by representatives of the American Medical Assn. and the American Assn. of Medical Colleges have been completed. He then left the meeting, corn- Renting that "since they're going to talk about me, I'd better not stay." Medical faculty members were asked to report on progress made on carrying out accreditation recommendations and their opinions of the present medical school administration. All but 1 reportedly expressed confidence in Dr. Callister's administration. Dr. Clay B. Freudenberger, professor of anatomy and associate dean, declared, "We have always lad a good school and we still have a good school," The regents expressed belief in possibilities' of a great medical school and pointed out the school already has received recognition and support of government agencies in research directly related to the war effort and rehabilitation of wounded soldiers. No further regular meetings of the board are scheduled until September, although a special meeting may be called in August. Board Bars Resignation The Utah labor rclntiop.s board Tuesday refused to permit the registration of 4 driver-salesmen of Maid' o'Clover Dairy Co. to disturb its certification of Team- tors, Chauffeurs and Helpers of America, local 222, as collective bargaining agent for employes of that company. On March 2 the 4 employes, among others, designated this union as their' collective bargaining agent, and 6 days later a icrtification was issued by the board. On April 14 the salesmen •esigned from the union, thus reducing the union's majority, and :he company then instituted action questioning the validity of the :crtification, The board held that the ccrlificn- ;ion would stand "until evidence :hat conditions prevailing on March 8, 1944, have changed substantially and that said changed :onditions are working against mploye interests and are depriv- ng them of the benefits as set 'orth and provided by the Utah abor relations act." The order, written by Chairman I!ldred M. Royle, pointed out that ;he basis of collective bargaining, ;he right to which is guaranteed by state law, would be weakened f employes, after designating a union to represent them for a year, :ould suddenly and "without a sub- itantial reason therefor" withdraw ,heir designation, The board called for an election 'uly 27 to determine If employes if the Purity ..Biscuit Co., Salt Police, Army Capture 5 Escaped Prisoners Map shows course of hour-long search resulting in capture of 6 guardhouse fugitives from Wendover Field (l)..Driver of commandeered army truck was released at Knolls (2). Fugitives—5 prisoners and guard said by police to be im- plicatedi—were taken at Grantsville (3). Veteran Real Estate Man Dies of Heart Attack Walter J. Mceks, 65, for more th^n 40 years one of Salt Lake City's prominent real estate men, died Monday at 10:30 a. m. at his home, 1418 Michigan ave., of a heart ailment. During his long career, Mr."' Meeks was identified with expansion and development of several Salt Lake residential and business areas. He was credited with subdividing Snlt Lake's oast bench and with construction of many of its residences. Mr. Meeks headed the Walter J. Meeks Realty Co., with offices in Utah Savings & Trust Co. building, at the time of his death. Native of Salt Lake A native of Salt Lake City, Mr. Meeks started his career in 1910, when he helped organize the firm of Meeks and McCartney. Mr. Meeks from the start concentrated his efforts on building up the then sparsely settled east side of Salt Lake City. He was influential in obtaining the site of East high school building and campus for the Salt Lake City board of education. Foreseeing the rapid growth of the east bench, Mr. Meeks early recognized potentialities of the 13th East-9th South site for a high school. On Coast 5 Years Mr. Meeks went to Los Angeles to engage in business in 1913, and devoted his efforts to development of the Midway park subdivision in the coast city. He returned to Salt Lake City in 1918 to become associated with Halloran-Judge Trust Co. (now Union Trust Co.), whose real estate department he headed for 19 years. He entered business for himself in 1937, Mr. Meeks was a member of Mt. Moriah lodge No. 2, F & A M, and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. Born July 4, 1879, he was a son of John and Jane Lloyd Mccks. Survivors include the widow, Maud Potter Meeks; 2 sons, Lt. Girard P. Meeks, U. S. army, stationed at San Francisco port of embarkation, and Paul James Meeks, Pasadena, Cal., and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Haynes, Salt Lake City, and Mrs. Lai Dunham, Oakland, Cal. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p. m. at Masonic temple, 650 B. South Temple. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet cemetery. . City, wish to be represented or collective bargaining by the eamstcrs' union and. Bakery and "'onfectionery Workers, local 401. On petition of the union, the board called off a -proposed election to determine if employes of j Capri Italian restaurant wish to be represented by Hotel and Restaurant Employes' league, No, 815. Ulah Railway Lines Need 2000 More Men Utah's 20 railroad employers are in immediate need of 2000 men, K. S. Rider, district manager, railroad retirement board, said Tuesday following a meeting of the board at Newhouse hotel to discuss cooperation with the war man power commission. Many state railroads were short of workers last November (ceiling freeze data) because of the difficulty in obtaining men at that period, Mr, Rider pointed out. S.L. Man Wants Ban on Dogs Admittedly and definitely no dog lover, G. W. Curran, 240 W. South Temple, asked the city commission Tuesday to pass an ordinance forever banning the canines from the city. Tying up dogs for a time and then cutting them loose to dig up gardens, bark all night and howl at strangers is no way to solve Salt Lake City's dog problem, Mr. Curran contends. Mr. Curraff said he recently noticed a book entitled "All Dogs Go to Heaven," and he was convinced that was the proper place for them. Okeh Taxi License Shift Transfer of a taxi license from Victory Cab Co. to Willis Frank Brown and W. P. Vander Werff, 430 Part St., was authorized Tuesday by the Salt Lake City commission. Walter J. Meeks . . . Credited with development of east bench. • Juveniles Wait S. L. Hearings Seven Salt Lake juveniles, nr rested by police Sunday night on oh urges of tre.MpuHHlng at Emery Memorinl house, 1327 E. 2nd South, were turned over to juvenile authorities Tuesday. Hearings will be delayed pending arrest of other boys and girls believed to have participated in vnndalism at the house, juvenile authorities said. "Arrest of all youngsters who have been responsible for the tremendous destruction of the past few months is contemplated," they said. Gordon H. Weed, 18, 1160 S. 5th West, failed to appear in Salt Lake City police court Tuesday on a charge of trespassing at Emery house, and Judge Arthur J. Mays ordered a bench warrant issued and set bond a_t. $50. • Repairs Cut North S. L. Street Lights Several street lights in the north section of Salt Lake City were out for several hours Tuesday night, while Utah Power arid Light Co. repairmen worked to discover cause of the breakdown. They reported late Tuesday night that the "dead" lights were , caused by "relay" trouble. Relays i are automatic devices that control "the street lights. I Rotarians Hear McDonald i Geography in the future must be taught in such a manner os to promote friendship and understanding among citizens of the United States and residents of other countries, particularly Latin America, Howard McDonald, superintendent of Salt Lake City schools, told members of the Salt Lake Rotary club Tuesday at the Hotel Utah. WF A Sets 'Cots Price Average At $79 Ton for Processing An average price of $79 per 4 ton must be paid by processors for apricots for canning or freezing, Henri E. Hoppe, acting district representative, office of distribution, war food administration, said Tuesday. Prices higher than $79 may be paid for choice apricots, and less for inferior grade apricots, but the average price must bo. $79 to maintain thr canncr's eligibility for participation in the W P A price support program, Mr. Hoppe said. With an anticipated all-time record wheat crop this year, WFA plans that 435,000,000 bushels of wheat will be carried over into the 1945-1946 fiscal year to provide against a possible short crop next year, Mr. Hoppe said. This year's harvest is estimated at 1,128,000,000 bushels. The previous high was reached in 1915 when the harvest was slightly more than a billion bushels. Guard Believed Involved in Wendover I^reak Armed with G a r a n d automatic rifles, 5 guardhouse prisoners escaped from Wendover field, 125 miles west of Salt Lake City, Tuesday at 7 p. m. and were recaptured less than an hour later at Grantsville. Commandeering a 1%-ton army garbage truck, the prisoners and a guard, said by police to be implicated in the escape, forced the soldier-driver to take them to Knolls, where they released him. Highway Patrol Intercepts Shortly before 8 p. m. they drove into Grantsville, where highway patrols were awaiting them. As 1 patrol car approached in the north and another from the south, the fugitives turned their truck into a ditch and fled, leaving 3 M-l Garand rifles behind. Five were taken immediately, the 6th by military police » few minutes later. Army officials refused to say where ho was cautfht nnd why hla head wan bandaged. Blood still trickled from beneath the bandage when he was brought to military police headquarters In Salt Lake City about 9 p. m. Military police officers in charge of the Salt Lake headquarters refused to divulge any information whatsoever regarding the incident, Withheld Information Both Capt. C. M. Daugherty and 1st Lt. H. V. Dunstan did all in their power to prevent any information about the escape and capture from being released to reporters. They said they acted upon orders of Maj. J. F. Moran, director, eastern security district, 9th service command, who said he would not release any details of the incident. Reporters were refused information in military police office and photographers were barred. Highway patrolmen brought the men in 2 cars, and military police awaited them at the entrance. 50 in Posse Participating in the search for the fugitives were nearly 50 men, armed with .30-.30 rifles and submachine guns. From Salt Lake City, 2 police cars, several military curs, 5 highway patrol cars and 2 cars from the county sheriff's office wer^e sent on the trail. Army authorities refused to disclose on what charges the men originally had been imprisoned. Thirty military policemen escorted the prisoners to Fort Douglas Tuesday night. Highway patrolmen who participated in the arrest include Sgt H. M. Doyle, Jack Seddon and Russell Ccdcrlund. With them was Deputy Sheriff Bill Reynold* of Garflcld. Primary Tally Meets Delay A meeting of the state board cf canvassers to mnkc an official tally of the July 11 primary rice- lion results had to be postponed Tuesday because returns from 2 counties had not been received. Returns from Duchesne county had not been submitted, and those from Daggctt county had to be sent back for .correction last week. The corrected count had not been received Tuesday at the secretary of state's office, which makes the tabulation for submission to the state board. V ictory Dates For Everyone BEEFSTEAKS AMD ROASTS, FATS, OILS, B OTTER. CHEESE — Red stamps A8. through Z8, ration book 4. valid indefinitely, PROCESSED FOODS—Blue stamps A8 through Z8. and A5, ration book 4. valid indefinitely. SHOES—Airplane stamps 1 and 2, Book 3. good indefinitely. GASOLINE — A12 gasoline stamps, good for 3 gallons each, valid through September 21. B3. B4, C3 and C4 coupons good for 5 gallons. SUGAR—Stamps Nos. 30. 31 and 32 ration book 4, each valid Indefinitely. Stamp No. 40. ration book 4, for canning augar. valid indefinitely. Spare stamp No. 37. book No. 4. good for 20 Ibs., canning sugar. See your local rationing board. LIQUOR—No. 1. for one fifth or one pint if fifths not available; No. A. two fifths or one- half gallon wine; expiren July 31. Rum nnd certain wines, brandies and gins unrationed. SALVAGE SCRAP IRON AND STEEL — Collect in 100- Ib. lots. Telephone 5-7541 to arrange pickups.

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