The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1952 · 1
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Thursday, January 17, 1952
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OUT FROM UNDER Heavy flow undermined Chevy Chase Drive near its summit in Glendale and tore away earth. . 4- ' - - LATE NEWS VOl. LXXI lhj Truman Asks Five Billions in New Taxes WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (JP) President Truman today asked Congress for roughly $5,000,000,000 in new taxes and warned that 1952 will be a "year of strain" beset by inflationary dangers as the nation forges ahead toward peak rearmament. , As expected, the request for higher taxes he fourth in 18 months met a chilly reception on Capitol Hill. Some lawmakers said something niight be done to pick up new revenue by " closing "loopholes,", but Congress was clearly in no mood to enact another general tax hike. The President also called for tighter price controls, a check on private spending, greater productivity, and a return to pay-as-we-go government financing "as quickly as possible." Economic Message In submitting his annual economic message to Congress in general far milder than his message a year ago Mfv Truman declared: "It is even more true of 1952 than of 1951 that we cannot have business as usual, consumer enjoyments as usual or government programs ahd services as usual. .r "If we succeed in attaining a durable peace, our expanding economy can double our standard of living within a generation. "But for the time being and perhaps for a long time, we must sail a middle course in an Tarn to Page 24, Column 1 TV AND RADIO TO CARRY TALK BY CHURCHILL Prime Minister Winston Churchill's speech to Con gresswill be broadcast by most Los Angeles radio stations and telecast by four television channels today. Television Stations KNXT, KNBH, KLAC : and. KECA will present the speech via microwave systems. Radio Stations KFI, KECA, KFWB and KMX will broadcast the talk beginning at 9:30 a.m. Radio Station KHJ will re-broadcast the speech at 3 p.m.; KLAC at 9:05 p.m., and KMPC at 7:30 p.m. Si? 00 IN FOUR PARTS 0iinni(Sig(S An uj SNOWBOUND TRAIN PASSENGERS SAVED 192 Weary Travelers From Streamliner Arrrive in Oakland From High Sierra OAKLAND, Jan. 17 UP) A relief train carrying passengers and crew from the snowbound streamliner, City of San Francisco, arrived from the High Sierra at 3:29 a.m. tdday. EMIGRANT GAP, Jan. 16 (JPy Passengers and crew of the snowbound streamliner City of San Francisco marooned since Sunday in the blizzard-swept High Sierra resumed their westward journey on a relief train tonight Military Budget for Year Held to 48 Billions New York Timet News Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 The military budget for the coming fiscal year has been held to a total of $48,000,000,000, about $11,500,000,000 less than this year, despite a strong bid by the Air Force to request more Junds of Congress for its new goal of 143 wings. This became known today as President Truman prepared to transmit his total Federal budget to the Congress on Monday at noon. The $48,000,000,000 figure was said to represent a victory for a defense planning , faction which has contended that the military can , accomplish Mts build-up goals without "stockpiling" fund authorizations. Air Force Compromise - However, the Air Force was reliably reported to have been allotted . $20,000,000,000 of the total to be asked for the mili tary establishment and this fig ure was understood to represent a compromise ; between what its officials had urged and a much lower figure. Amidst secrecy said to have been dictated by the White House, leaders of the aircraft industry werei told today at a Pentagon meeting what the forthcoming budget might mean to their production plans. - Authoritative sources said that the "target date" for realizing a fully equipped ; modern air force had been pushed back by as much as 18 months to late in 1955. Attempts were made today to make out that no cutbacks were involved but that, Turn to Page 20, Column 1 The weary, bleary-eyed pas- sengers 192 of them were rescued earlier today after snow-plows drilled through the mountainous drifts clogging historic Donner Pass. The streamliner's crew of 30 also boarded the relief train of 14 streamlined Pullmans, two diner cars laden with fried chicken and steaks and a baggage car. Four passengers had left the streamliner Tuesday. " - - Rested at Lodge After resting at Nyack Lodge, some six miles downslope from where the Southern Pacific streamliner was snowbound, the passengers boarded the relief train here. . - ; Ken McLaughlin, staff photographer of the San Francisco Chronicle, who donned skis to reach the train Tuesday from Nyack Lodge, said last night was the toughest for the passen gers but morale remained high. ' Like Refugees "The women were huddled like refugees,". McLaughlin reported. "Their: feet were wrapped in sheets and odds and ends of clothing. Only once did a nerv ous stir run through the tight-packed mass of passengers. "That was when an elderly woman rose suddenly -from her seat and cried: 'They can't keep us any longer. They can t. They can't" , "Another w o m a n : quickly calmed her.",' The photographer that night Turn to Page 8, Column 1 FEATURES INDEX AMUSEMENTS. Page 9. Part 3. ASTROLOGY. Page 13. Part 2. BRADY. Page 5, Part 3. CLASSIFIED. Pages 16-25, Part 2. COLBY. Page 4, Part 2. , COMICS. Page 6, Part 2. . - CROSSWORD. Page 25, Part 2. FINANCIAL. Pages 10-12, Part 2. HOPPER. Page 8, Part 3. M'LEMORE. Page 13, Part 2. POLYZOIDES. Page 14, Part 1. RADIO-TV. Page 28, Part 1. SHIPPING. Page 12, Part 2. SOUTHLAND. Page 7, Part 2. SPORTS. Following Page 30, Part 1. VITAL RECORD. Page 14. Part 2. WEATHER. Page 14, Part 2. WOMEN. Part 3. LIBERTY UNDER THE LAW V3iiR THURSDAY MORNING, DLTQ SMIL's N v s N i5.'Xi, ! a I, i m mmi, iiiw iirin imi-im ni'WiiwrfnmfiTttfTr' Mi)ii.iiniiiMiiitiiniiii7inrininiiiiiii)iiliM'-jwai WHERE DEATH STRUCK City Lifeguard Bill O'Sullivan searches automobile at Sepul-veda Blvd. and Rose Ave. while Lifeguard Leonard Olguin holds door. Vehicle in background is one in which Gile Steele, film costume designer, was riding when he was swept to his aeatn. me otner auromoDiie is Deing searcnea tot Reds Charge Kaesong Neutral Zone Bombed PANMUNJOM, Korea, Jan. 17 (Thursday) (IP) The ,- Commu nists charged that an allied plane bombed the Kaesong neutral zone this morning. An allied investigating party headed by Marine Col. James C Murray prepared to check the incident. , The Kaesong. area is guaranteed immunity from attack. The Red charge was . made at today's truce talks. ? Earlier United Nations negotiators brushed aside a Communist threat "to fight to the end" in Korea if the allies dared to turn over 20,000 Chinese Red prisoners to Chiang Kai-shek's army on Formosa. Red Violations Charged The U.N. denied any such in tent but raised another issue. Gen. Itidgway's headquarters COYERED OVER Yoakum J ' - - , - TRUE INDUSTRIAL JANUARY 17, 1952 Emm in Tokyo announced it intended to Dress charges "at the earli est opportunity" that the Reds "have violated and are continuing to violate" every provision of the Geneva Convention 1 dealing with prisoner of war camps, which requires that camps be marked "PW" or "PG" . The armistice negotiations at Panmunjom were scheduled to be reconvened today. THE WEATHER ' U.S. Weather Bureau fore-"' cast: Partly cloudy today and tomorrow with few light s h o w e r s tomorrow. Little change in temperature. High temperature today .near 58. Yesterday's highest temperature, 58; lowest, 52. - St., just off Benedict Canyon Drive, is typical of areas covered - ' FREEDOM 72 Jl possioie victims. Times phote Snow Crushes Store Building at Big Bear ' An . $80,000 unoccupied store building- at Big Bear Lake .col lapsed yesterday under more than four feet of heavy snow, according to reports emanating from the isolated resort com munity. It was identified as Hall's Plaza Building, one of the larg est in the town. The Sheriff s office at ' San Bernardino said there was extensive property damage but no injuries. Telephones and, electricity were out and the road from San Bernardino was closed at Run ning Springs. Only route open to Big Bear was by way of Vic- torville. Bill Race, Sherman Oaks ama teur radio operator, picked up a message asking all owners of cabins in the Big Bear area to shovel snow from their roofs. PAGES rvl M Four Deaths Reported; Thousands of Autos Mired in Mud Water Torrential rains yesterday took a toll of four lives and millions of dollars' property damage in Southern California. The 3.39-inch rain in Los Angeles lifted the seasonal total to 13.23 inches greatest in 62 Hundreds of families were sands of automobiles were mired in mud and water which reached above their windows. Full pages of pictures of 3. Other news and photos on and 18, Part L Rainfall table The Red Cross alerted its disaster corps and opened emer gency stations in flooded areas. ; Bridges were washed. out for roaring floods. Trains were stalled and rerouted because of rising waters. Hillside and mountain residents feared their home foundations might be undermined by the storm worst since the disastrous floods of 1938. List of Southland Dead The dead: Gile Sleele, 43, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer costume designer, drowned when trapped in his Miss Lila McCall, 22, of 6208 lywood, drowned when she was swept under an automobile at La Crescenta and Montrose Aves. Albert B. Cole, 62, San Marino assistant street superin tendent, who collapsed as he while directing crews trying to An unidentified man whose way near Lake Sherwood, 25 bridge collapse. - Ventura County Sheriff's Deputy Robert Gallman said the man is believed to be John Studio cartoonist with a Lake Sherwood address. County firemen and officers' are still seeking the body, buried under debris. The car was recovered yesterday. Weather Bureau Forecast The Weather Bureau predicted partly cloudy skies today and tomorrow with a few light showers today from the weakening storm. Another storm is moving southeastward from the Gulf of Alaska but should bring no rain here before Saturday, the Weather Bureau said. Louie Miller, superintendent of Los Angeles street maintenance, said it will cost the city $500,000 to clean up its storm damage. He said damage to city property such as storm drains and streets will exceed $25.0,000. The County Road Department estimated damage to county roads at $200,000. The State Division of Highways placed the damage to State highways in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties at $500,000. . Hundreds of traffic signals were out of order. Two thousand telephones in the Newmark exchange, in the Compton area, were out. Snow, sleet, ice, winds and water wrecked utility lines Turn to Page 7, Column 1 with mud and rock in storm. ' Tlmea photei AM FINAL DAILY, 10 years at this time. evacuated from homes. Thou- storm damage on Pages 2 and Pages 4. 5. 6. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17 on Page 11. or dynamited to clear a path automobile near Culver City. Auckland Ave., North Hol stood in two feet of water open a storm drain. sedan was thrown into a spill miles north of Ventura, by a Schmidt; 23, a Walt Disney 9

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