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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intermonnteln Network Station Monday Thrantb Friday 83 Waits Truman Message Today State of Union Talk Ready For Legislators 4 Harry S Truman will tell the nation about the state of Union Wednesday In a 30rainute address before the new 81st even Republicans seem inclined to go along with his The presidents tart tag at 1 EST 11 Salt Lake City will be carried over the four major radio Buoyed by a smashing victory In their first test of strength on Capitol Hill adminis tration officials looked for no such obstacles as blocked Trumans legislative proposals in the Repub licancontrolled 80th congress dur ing the past two Considerable Favor House Speaker Sam Rayburn expressed this view with dry humor to newsmen Tues The who relishes un said he thinks Trumans recommendations will be received by congress with con siderable Rayburn declined to predict what Truman will ask in his annual message to the He did some of his own views on the controversial topic of the TaftHartley In his election speeches last Truman committed him to repeal of the TaftHartley measure which has been so bit terly attacked by labor Rayburn predicted to reporters in his first news confer ence since he was elected to the house that he believes congress will substitute some new legislation for that I should not think the congress would pass a bill repealing all bor legislation and enact nothing it its he Other Speculation Some other speculation on Capi tol Hill has centered on the possi bility of repealingthe TaftHart ley act and leaving the old Wag ner labor regulations law Rayburn also told newsmen that no far there has been no high level discussion on the future of the house unAmerican activities The best guess seemed to be that the committees major role of spy hunting and Commu nist exposes would continue in some most likely with a soft pedal on sensationalism and a tight code to govern the conduct of individual committee While Rayburn shied at fore easting any specific points in the presidents other legisla tors expected Truman to throw out a rapidfire list of rec Including a minimum wage antimonopoly and housing farm price and extension of the reciprocal trade Protec tion of minority groups against discrimination may also figure in his TightHeld Secret Still a tightheld secret was Trumans decision on a possible request for higher taxes and price Some congressmen believed the recent downtrend in prices might cause Truman to at least any demand for rigid inflation The president will discuss the economic situation in a message to congress Later he will go into his foreign program which may include proposals to help arm Europe and align country In a military defense pact with the nonCommunist western Both senate and house in recess but Democratic leaders were frankly and a liftle at the un expected Republican support they received That came in a critical test of strength between the Truman Democrats and the Republicans backed by some Dixie in what started out to be an allout battle over clipping the wings of the powerful house Truman Wins Nine Lives Tag NEW 4 Harry S Truman Tuesday added the nine lives award to his col may have to stock the White House larder with cat The award was announced by the Atlantic Cat club which an nually singles out for the prize the person who makes the most notable achievement against seem ingly insurmountable The award also includes a cham pion thoroughbred white Persian Speaker Sam Rayburn Sees support lor Truman Dingell Seeks Excise Tax on Prof its 4 John Dingell Tuesday proposed a excess profits tax on large corpo At the same be called for a reduction of or more in the excise taxes on such things as cos jewelry and communica The excise if made would reduce the tax on liquor from a gallon to Dingell in troduced two bills embodying his tax who frequently was a spokesman for the administra tion in the last congress on tax Introduced his bills ahead of any tax recommendations from Harry S Dingell said his excess profits bill would affect fewer than of the more than corpo rations in the It would put a special tax on corporate profits considered excessive in the law in relation to invested capital or previous earnings Spe cial exemptions would be provided that would exempt small corpora The excise bill Dingell offered would remove any increases im posed in slashing the levies on admissions to places of toilet elec tric light telephone bills and Seven Perish In Air Crash 4 air force en route from crashed and burned in the snowcovered Sierra foot hills Tuesday Rescuers re ported finding seven There were no reports of sur i The crash occurred about 10 miles southeast of 150 miles northeast of San Fran Residents of the community of Weimar said they heard what ap parently was an explosion before the ship crashed in The fire was so hot rescuers could not approach the plane for some time after the It was snowing at the crash Operations officers at Hill field air force base confirmed the crashed plane was one of SALT LAKE WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1949 Rescue Train Plows Aid ToStranded Streamliners Isolated By ThreeState Blizzard Onslaught 4 relief train wag being dispatched eastward Tuesday night in an effort to reach five west bound Union Pacific stranded between Cheyenne and Union Pacific officiali to Cheyenne laid the train was pre ceded by a snowplow which was attempting to clear the line to the marooned A mainte nance train and a crew of some 300 men were included in the relief We dont want to bring in the trains until the tracks are cleared the wind dies a railroad spokesman But we will bring in anybody who might be Passengers Comfortable The passengers are comforta ble where they being kept warm and he All of the trains are in stations none is isolated in some faroff The trains were stalled by drift clogged tracks at Eg Pine Bluffs and Dix in Wyo and at Union Pacific officials many of the passengers were re maining on the but some were in hotels and school houses in the small The trains were reported well supplied with The railroad hoped to resume movement of Usstalled trains as soon ag the strong up to 65 miles an down and allow plows to clear the Attempts Fall Attempts have failed so far be cause the winds fill the rightsof way as fast as they are some 1000 eastbound travelers stranded in Cheyenne by the blizzard were jamming all cafes and bars and making the best of a bad Spirits were although the passengers were anxious to get on their Rail traffic was stopped on the Union Pacific lines through Wyo and airplanes and autos also were Natives recalled the severe bliz zard of 1872 as travelers crowded five and 10 persons to a hotel room and took refuge in private Food Worries Cheyenne was worried about its food which comes by train and truck from No traffic has moved the 120 miles between the two cities for almost 48 Howard manager of the Plains hotel said the hotels food supply would last for several but that the whisky sup ply is running pretty Cheyenne dairies were unable to deliver milk and mothers flocked to stores to buy canned milk All hotels in the four Wyoming towns were crowded with a total of about 2000 Many found sleeping space in hotel dining rooms and sample Trains Heated Women with young children were taken into private The Union Pacific said all its trains were All trains here were kept heated in the yards and many passengers remained Among the stranded were 275 Northwestern university rooters and the school band returning from the Rose bowl The band moved into the Lincoln thea ter and began holding a talent contest and The Northwestern and other students were reported singing and dancing over their unexpected holiday from They also See Page Column 1 OTHERS FEEL EFFECT Dearth of Natural Gas Shuts Cleaners Eighteen to 20 laundries and dry cleaning establishments in Salt Lake City closed down Tues day as they began to feel the ef fect of a curtailment in natural gas supplies temporarily imposed by Mountain Fuel Supply Dairies and foundries also were Clyde secretary and assistant treasurer of Mountain stressed that the move was Cold weather has boosted demands on the companys he Transmission facilities are oo erating he and an increase of 10 to 15 de grees in temperature will see service Some 18 to 20 dry cleaning plants in Salt Lake City closed down Tuesday because of the gas reported Albert V Salt Lake In ot Dry Cleaning establishments using fuel other than gas are few in number and could handle only about 10 of the citys cleaning he Owners are discussing night operation and other possible solutions to the he An official of a major laundry estimated that about 75 of laundry output had been But owners are seeking a solu tion to the he Both laundry and dry cleaning company officials said they are being al lowed only enough gas to prevent equipment from becoming Dairies are not being hit so Several of the larger ones do not use Others are being al lowed enough gas for processing milk so it will riot be wasted and so that milk will be available for health But office heating and optional production usee are being Clear Wednesday and continued on Page 16 PRICE FIVE Liquor Commissioners Resign Lee to Close Stores for Audit New Commissioners Take Over in Quick Shift Two new liquor control commissioners go to work at general offices and warehouse after a quick shift to setup by Bracken At right is Roy chairman and Republican member of bipartisan going over report with the governors Democratic Toss Another Log on the Fire Winters Worst Cold Coming Salt Lake Citys temperature stood at a marrowchilling one be low zero early Wednesday morning and prospects for even lower read ings toward morning were consid ered excellent by weather bureau The mercury had been as low as 7 below zero at Record low for any 5 at the Salt Lake airport weather station is minus made in Cold est day in January was 20 below on Throughout the state and inter Frosh Orators In Congress Get Sound Tip By ARTHUR EDSON 4 horde of new no thinking himself a po tential Daniel de scended on What can they look forward to What should they do if they wish to succeed the answer to these to many are ready for Brought Up to Date Charles Plumley has taken up where Guy a representative from Colo rado for 14 left off in Piumley has brought Hardys booklet up to Its entitled The Making of a and Plumley quick ly tells the beginners they may as well forget about being Web Oratory may win and influence but it doesnt work on con says who has been one since Most of the he is as potent as a sham From Plumleys the legislator who wants to get ahead had better spend his time study ing parliamentary Lots of Learning1 Those who try to get by without a solid knowledge of he attempt the rapids before they learn to Okeh Our man is an eager He knows the rules down to the fine print Hes going to be some eh Not says If the new congressman wants to amount to he must get reeleeted and Brilliance and unusual of count for says but without years of service they do not get one far mountain region Wednesday morn ing temperatures are expected to be the lowest thus far this Some areas have had almost con tinuous below zero and early Monday and are becoming even No appreciable relief is in sight from the biting cold in the next according to weather although temperatures are expected to begin a slow climb starting Unofficial readings as low as 62 below have been recorded in the region but the coldest official reading was 30 up in In Wyoming and drift ing snow coupled with the cold is continuing to tie up both ground and air leaving travelers stranded at almost every bus or air Utah and Idaho likewise have stranded Union Pacific Railroad of ficials haveclassified the eastern storm as the worst in 30 Its last train from the snowbound east arrived in Salt Lake City early Others are tied up all the way back to Chicago wait ing for a break in the None of the travelers was re ported most of those who did not remain on trains having found hotel accom Some trains in stations have a majority of passengers still Air and bus lines were operating normal schedules except to and from eastern United Air Lineshad flights leaving Salt Lake City for Omaha and Chicago dur ing Tuesdays daylight hours but faced possible discontinuance by early Idahos little community of Stan high in the Sawtooth moun had the coldest unofficial weather in the nation with various readings ranging from 47 to 62 A rancher near reported an unofficial 60 Heres How Mercury Hit Bottom Tuesday Hourly temperatures as re corded Tuesday evening at the United States weather bureau station at Salt Lake City air port 15 12 12 6 4 o o i i Weather bureau officials said they didnt doubt that it was cold in those but they were in clined to believe the readings were several degrees colder than the actual had a 28 below read which approached the record low there of 43 below made It was near zero all day in the Utahs coldest Fountain Sanpete where it was 24 Even in the heart of See Page Column 2 Forrestal Seeks Tough Laws To Veil Secrets 4 of Defense James For restal asked congress Tuesday to put a stronger legal guard around the governments top He proposed an outright ban on communication or use of codes and certain restricted As a further safe guard the defense boss also urged a clamp down on any information dealing with code Laws Inadequate Forrestal said in a letter to House Speaker Sam Rayburn that existing legislation is far too limited in application to afford needed protection to certain high ly secret government He suggested that violators of the proposed security law be pun ished by fines up to and imprisonment up to 10 or Forrestals proposal pointed up recent testimony by Whittaker confessed Communist that a prewar red spy ring filched state department Crack Secret Codes Members of the house unAmer ican committee who questioned Chambers have ex pressed the opinion that Kremlin agents thus were enabled to crack the prized state department codes used in that Two separate laws now deal with government es pionage act of 1927 and a con gressional act of The latter covers only diplomatic codes and Forrestal stressed that his pro posed clamp down would not bar free dissemination of information which might be transmitted by code and cipher unless the data was obtained by clandestine inter ception and Board Quits on Request 3Day Cheek Ordered During his first full day as the states chief Bracken Lee Tuesday asked for and accepted the resignation of the three members of Utahs liquor control appointed two new commissioners and ordered all liquor stores and agencies closed for a threeday audit beginning Friday at 8 The new governor also Asked postelection Maw to resign from the state road com 250300 HURT Twister Dead In South Number 59 4 exploding chainfash ion across sections of Louisiana and Arkansas Monday left 59per sons dead and between 250 and 300 Picture on page A number of dozen or the neighboring southern states were but the most violent twister developed in this lumber mill town of The Warren casualty list alone totaled54 known four of whom died of injuries in hospitals More than 250 of the injured were counted in this splin tered Scores Injured Two persons perished in north ern where a score or more was Two died west of El southwest of and another score was A new storm came to light with the death of Dub Taylor of west of Pine storm was re ported to have damaged several buildings there Monday Two persons were hurt at Dark cor northeast of after the storm The storms began in Louisiana Monday lashed about until shortly before dinner when they apparently combined and bore down on Warren with a full head of swirling rain and Storm Fury Abates After that the storm abated in but dipped to earth at one or two more Warren still stunned by the have begun the weary job of bringing some order out of the What they faced was summed up by Mayor Jim He pre dicted it would be years before his town recovered from the disrupted utility services are being restored About half the dead had been or tentatively identi Most of the bodies lay in a garage behind a funeral home and a thin line of survivors was per mitted to view the It was a difficult task because some of them were mangled almost beyond There were other vital problems to be Three pressing items were hous clothing and feeding the Tents were being pro vided for shelter and relief agen cies moved quickly to provide the other After a the mayor an nounced that at least 250 homes had been wiped out or The storm that thundered in from the direction of El and northern Louisiana at CST Monday missed the business concentrating on residential and industrial areas in southern and eastern Approved the appointment of Truman Logan Repub lican and as atate purchasing Temporary Manager Announced that Sherman deputy county has been appointed temporary of fice manager for the liquor con trol Resignation of Lawrence and liquor commissioners Orlando Peter son and George followed a meeting with Lee Tuesday shortly before Lee named Roy Sim Layton Republican and and Delta Democrat and as a temporary bipartisan liquor con trol No specific reasons for the resignations were During the Lea repeatedly criticized the commis sion and pledged that if elected he would see it was run on a businepslike Must Know Status In explaining his order to close the liquor agencies and central Lee said he understands that a simultane ous inventory of the states liquor supply has not been made for many InAorder to set up this branch of state government on a businesslike It is necessary for the new commission to enter upon its duties with a complete knowledge as to the on Lee Lincoln Kelly and and Baxter and Salt Lake accounting have been retained by the state for the three day audit Close Friday night Liquor warehouse and package agencies will close at S Friday and remain closed until Tuesday at 1 The governor said that because of the magnitude of the smaller package agencies will be allowed to certify their inventory to the These how will remain closed during the threeday He announced that the three for mer commissioners will remain on the state pay roll temporarily in order that they may protect their He made it thut authority to act would rest with Commissioners Simmons and On Leave of Absence Simmons is 33 years old and has been engaged in real estate and insurance business in Davis county for the past eight He is on a 60to90day leave of absence to take over the liquor control commission chair Active in the Republican Simmons has served as presi dent of the Davis county Young Republican club and was secretary of the Davis county Republican He is a member of Layton Fourth Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Pace until recently was en gaged in motion picture business in He is past president of the Delta Lions a member of the 1939 and 1941 state legislatures See Page Column 4 Tells Jews Egypt Attack Invites British Intervention 4 The United States has warned Israel that its recent invasion of Egypt might lead it into open conflict with the state de partment disclosed Tuesday The new Jewish state has given the department that all its forces have been with drawn from This governments position was made clear in a note delivered to the Israeli foreign office in Tel Aviv by James spe cial representative to the Jewish Text of the note was not made but the state department said it was made in the most friendly Press Officer Michael McDermott de nied reports that it implied a warning that Israels action might 4 crisis Involving the United Great Britain and the United Nations threatened Tuesday night over the situation in The Egyptian government as serted that the biggest battle of the Palestine war was raging in the southern Negev Jewish troops attacking in Egyptian informants asserted the Israelis were making their second attempt in a week to cap ture the frontier town of miles but did not make it clear whether they had actually crossed the A United Press Tel Aviv dis patch quoted Israeli government sources that Aubrey their delegate to the United would tell the security council the Jewish state and cost the Jews the loan they wuuiu ieii tne security council delay formal recognition of when it meets at Lake Success the Jewish state flnrl nnst thp W v that Israeli troops have cleared the Ezvotiana i from Israels