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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS Intermonnteln Network Station KALL Honda Thnmb rrllay WEATHER Partly cloudy Thursday rising Detefla on 20 84 SALT LAKE THURSDAY JANUARY Utah Cold Wave Loosens Grip Mercury Edges Slightly Upward In Salt Nearby Areas A alight break in the cold snap was predicted for Salt Lake City and abovezero temperatures early Thursday morn ing were bearing out the At the reading was 7 degrees above Further it appeared that the bruising blizzard that urged the great plains for three causing an enormous trans portation waa petering Frigid Break Hailed The break in the blizzard and weather will be welcomed in both by stranded travelers shivering Only a gradual slackening in the subzero weather was predicted by weather indicating many Utah areas still would be far from Union Pacific railroad trains held up in Salt Lake City since Monday were beginning to leave Wednesday Bad weather plagued the of the Floods were reported in Mississippi and Tennessee while rains hit the east and south and a costly frost on southern Casualties Few Known casualties in the western blizzard were few in comparison with the ferocity of the Moat of the marooned and stranded were reported in good in some places food were reported running Some trains were beginning to move in the storm area and airlines were back on normal Buses in the blizzard zone were being Wednesday was the second day In succession that maximum tem peratures in Salt Lake City were the same as or below previous records for the two days of the Reading Zero Observers at the Salt Lake downtown weather station in the federal building reported Wednes day high was 17 degrees and the Previous maximum low for 5 was the 17 degrees re corded in The low was one degree above Tuesdays maximum of 18 de grees was one degree lower than the 19 degrees recorded several times on 4 of previous Thermometers over Utah Wednesday recorded slight tem perature At Price it was 11 degrees above zero at 5 2 degrees warmer than at the name time Wednesdays mini mum was expected to be 10 compared with Tuesdays 12 15 at Provo Temperatures remained low throughout Utah The days maximum at Provo was At 6 Wednesday it was Og den noted a high of 14 above Wednesday with a minimum of forecast for Wednesday An 11year low was set at Logan when the reading at Utah State Agricultural college hit The low Wednesday night was expected to dip to 15 to 20 below The 11 above at George Wednesday was the coldest experienced in that southern Utah community since For the second time this year Vernal had a low of Wednes day It was at Sea Board Oil rig near Ouray Wednesday The extreme cold burst a fuel At Wednesday it was Blizzard Abates By noon Wednesday the blizzard had stopped in southwestern Wyo ming and northern Highway plows slowly were clear ing but there was no sur face travel in the the Asso ciated press Rotary plows chewed into drifts along the Union Pacific tracks in southern where 18 trains were stranded with 2240 Officials were hopeful having trains mov ing early Thursday Motorists Rescued At nine miles south of the Wyoming 343 bus passengers and motorists were rescued after three days in a tav Rescuers said nearly all the storm refugees were suffering from colds and Three air force planes frtm Lowry base in Denver flew over nouthcrn Wyoming and northern Colorado throughout the drop ping food and blankets to isolated communities and railroad Killing frost clamped down on southern California for the second day In a Early estimates placed the loss to citrus growers at approximately Planes Moving Airlines were less They reported coast to coast fly ing weather has been Planes were flying in and out of Salt Lake City on regular winter Cheyenne was still snowed in late as was Rawlins and Challenger Airlines officials said Rock Springs airport waa Stalled Trains Roll After Utah Sojourn Union Pacific Railroad east bound trains held in Idaho and Wyoming points since Mon were moving eastward again late a company spokesman Only passenger trains were being moved to begin ALL ABOARD We are now moving our east jound the official which indicates clearing condi tions in our stormbound First train out of Salt Lake the Los Angeles left at It was the first of five trains scheduled to leave in sequence Wednesday and early Trains were being sent out in the order of the arrival from the Ashby Aboard Aboard the Limited was president of Union who arrived in Salt Lake City from Los Angeles Wednes day evening on the Pony Express At Ogden the first train to the Gold Coast was sent out at 11 and the City of San Fran left at Eight ohter trains were scheduled to leave at one hour Trains at and Green also were be ing sent eastward and wouid con tinue eastward as long as con ditions Status of westbound be ing held all along the line between and was not clear at Salt Lake but a company official said informa tion indicated that traffic was Plows Battle Drifts Rotary plows have been chew ing away at enormous drifts be tween Cheyenne and where the worst weather trouble developed causing the greatest passenger delay in 30 Salt Lake officials said the line apparently was clear from Salt Lake City to although there was some doubt concerning the 50mile haul between Laramie and Cheyenne over famed Sher man Trains will be moved eastward only as long as conditions permit officials If the weather shows signs of closing trains will be held at terminals where passengers can be taken care of The railroad pays for the All trains that have been held See Page Column 1 HOURLY TALLY ON MERCURY HouMy temperatures as re corded Wednesday evening at the United States weather bu reau station at Salt Lake City airport 12 9 5 4 3 4 5 s 6 7 PRICE FIVE CENTS Billion Tax Broadened Housing Plans v O Urges Power to Impose Price Controls 5 Harry S Truman called on the Democratic 81st congress Wednesday for a fair deal vast extension of social and economic legislation in the direction pointed by the Roosevelt new To help finance he urged a increase in aimed chiefly at Further big boosts in taxes would result if the whole Truman program were It among other for bigger social security benefits prepaid medical and health insurance new public housing units in seven and aid to Among other recommendations that stood out in the 3500 word of the Union message the president delivered in person were Power to impose sweeping eco nomic including curbs some wages and prices authority to build steel plants and ether factories if deemed necessary in view of shortages repeal of the TaftHartley labor law universal military training aid to and civil rights COLD SPELL ENDS They Heard Administrations Sweeping Legislative Plan In a joint session in the house of representatives congress hears President Harry S Truman outline a sweeping legislative The president asked for of new taxes and called for great extension of government in economic Frost Causes Million Coast Losses LOS 5 killing the worst in southern California in 35 brought losses of some on in complete returns The nations pocketbooks quick ly began to feel the chill as citrus prices started One section San Bernar dino accounts for about a fourth of Californias citrus estimated an And Albert county farm said a third of the crop may be Million for Heat Growers had spent in two nights for heating orchards with burning oil in an effort to salvage the rest of the he Citrus returns more than to California growers each Manager Walter Swartz of the Southern California Floral said it is problematical what can be saved from Los Angeles countys annual cut flower There were these other develop ments as residents the second successive read thermometers in the low found water pipes and auto radiators slipped on icy pavements and com plained generally about the back east weather CausesSchool Recess Pupils in a Van Nuys school were sent home because of the Agricultural inspectors seized 650 boxes of oranges eri route to market in violation of laws against shipping frozen The assessor sent agents afield to studycrop in an ticipation of reductions in assess China Reds Scorn Peace Offer From Shell Tientsin 6 Chinese Communists began shelling government positions around Tientsin Thursday after the reds scornfully rejected Chiang Kaisheks peace The artillery fire broke a two week lull which had settled on Chinas farflung battle fronts amid a rising clamor for Chinese newspapers in Shanghai reported that the attack near Tientsin seemed to be mounting in A red heard in Shang hai late Wednesday had warned of the declaring that a general assault on be sieged Tientsin and Tang ku seaport lor Tientsin ii immi In a reli able Chinese reported that pre leave their barracks at Shantung despite offi cial Jao reported that the univer sity is tions to take over on Jan While both navy and marine were reticent on preparations for evacuation of shore ob servers here felt the impending change reflected changing United States Jao Reports were that some marines will remain afloat but others will be transferred to Russell Nips A ntiFilibuster Bid by Minority 5 UPI A southern senator Wednesday nipped in the bud a surprise Republican move to abolish the tactical weapon used to talk a bill to Richard Russell leaped to his feet with a protest after Wayne Morse offered an antifili buster amendment to the senate rules and unexpectedly asked for an immediate Russells objection sidetracked the but only post poned a bitter new fight over the parliamentary Five Republican senators put their names on antifilibuster prepared to lead off the but it was a Francis Myers of Penn who got his antifili buster bill in Thomas Gains Leadership Of Labor Unit 5 Utahs veteran S Elbert Thomas Wednesday won the chairmanship of the important labor and public welfare commit tee in the The Expected to be one of the most the coming because of the request by Harry S Truman for repeal of the controversial TaftHartleylabor Thomas appointment was one of the numerous assignments of Democratic senators to committee posts Retains Post Senator Arthur Watkins will retain his membership on the Sen ate interior He is the sixth remaining Re publican on that committee and only the decision of the Demo cratic to make this a sevensix committee saved the Utah Had the party vision been set he would have been obliged tofind some other committee On that committee Wat kins will continue to deal only but with reclamation and Indian affairs Glen Idahos senior got assignments on the banking and currencj com mittee and the committee of ex penditures in the executive depart Taylor Appreciative who forsook the Demo crats in the last campaign to run as vice presidential nominee on Henry Wallaces Progressive tick expressed appreciation for his The Democrats have treated me very well in every Tay lor Utah Democrats at Capital Highly Pleased bf Talk Tribune Washington Bureau 5 three Democratic members of the Utah congressional delegation are in accord in saying the presidents message to congress was in entire harmony with the promises and assurances he gave during his and in the main they approve what he Arthur Repub takes a different say ing the president got off to a bad start in saying the state of the nation is He disputes that claiming that a nation in debt is hardly in the condition reported by the Repeal Labor Laws Elbert dean of the and about to become chairman again of the senate labor discovered that the president dumped a heavier burden on his committee than on any other committee of and called for a labor program that will keep his committee hustling for some As a introduce a bill repeal the Taft Hartley as advocated by and will then present a second bill shaped largely after the fashion of the original wage and hour with some modifications such as proposed generally by the School BUI Again Before drafting this second bill Thomas willconfer with of Labor Maurice and dis cuss just what provisions be added to the oldact to make it Harmonize with what the presi in general defined in his message Sen thinks it to first repeal outright the TaftHart ley butis not fullyconvinced that1 the labor committee will go There is the possibility the committee may want to link new Truman Fastens Fair Dear Tag To IVew Program 5 UP Harry S Truman pro vided a name for his administra tion He called it the Political writers had previ ously dubbed his program the Truman New Deal or the Re Deal to set it off from the orig inal New Deal of the late Franklin But Truman came up with his own choice in his state of the union He summed up his philosophy of government by saying Every segment of our popu lation and every individual has the right to expect from his gov ernment a fair labor legislation with em bodyingall in one In further compliance the presidents Thomas will reintroduce the aid to schools as it passed the last as well as his science foundation bill which failed in the last All members of the Utah dele gation are set to take advantage of the presidents friendly declara tions with respect to reclamation and power Thomas points out that ratification of the upper Colorado states compact by the respective legislatures must precede any action by congress new projects that would depend on Colorado river but he an See Page Column Budget to Top Seers Report 5 UP sources said night that Harry S Trumans budget will run to for the next fiscal year and that is why he wants taxes raised His budget at which some congressional leaders got a peek during a White House visit Wednesday goes to con gress Congressional leaders t talk much about the presidents spending plans but their guardec comments pointed heavily at the Most for Defense The largest single item be for the defense establishment It reportedly will run a littleunder for purely military excluding the cost ol training draftees and about for strategic national Truman asked for the tax increase in order to maintain a balanced budget and to make re ductions in the national Whether he gets the tax and along what remains to be Congress almost certainly will vote some additional revenue to prevent a return to deficit High Indicated Deficit Congressional sources said that without the tax increase there is an indicated deficit of between and The topranking Democrats on the house and senate taxwriting committees were carefully cau tious about any tax They were that Truman didnt come out flatly for a return to the wartime excess profits tax on corporation earn ings as he did last Warm Cheers Ring Out For T By ARTHUR EDSON 5 Harry S after two years of talking to an unfriendly came into his own He got one of the most enthu siastic receptions hes ever had Nothing for Tru man isnt the kind of speechmaker who gets his audience But still after Franklin Roosevelt died Truman in herited the roughest job in the he got applause on his trips to But this seemed more sympathetic than Then GOP Years the years with the Republicans in and the Republicans didnt wear calluses on their hands applauding a Demo But Wednesday was Many of the congressmen sitting out there wouldnt have been around if it hadnt been for Trumans dogged That may have been one reason why his speech to the joint ses sion of congress was interrupted 37 times by This varied from a few scattered patpatpats on one of Labor Maurice Tobin ap plauded all alone to a sure enough billow of Brings Loudest Cheers Truman got his greatest cheers when he called for repeal of the TaftHartley and when he cut loose with an extemporaneous appeal for the complete coopera tion of all the These visits to congress follow a routine as rigid as a Sunday night radio Theyre held in the house cham The house meets at noon but quickly and then the members either rush out to get a bite to eat or loll around to wait for the At about the senators march Then come the members of the diplomatic Shortly before the president his cabinet shows By the time gets there the place is so crowded that many congressmen are forced stand behind the rail at the Even Adolf Sabath has been a congressman ever since March didnt rate a seat all to himself He sat on the edge of two crowded in between two Thirtyseven separate salvoes of applause rang out in the packed house where representa tives and senators heard the But all was not by any Sit on Hands Southerners sat on their hands as he called for the civil rights program which tore the party last And the whole message brought a mixed reaction in state ments issued Some legislators hailed it as a liberal document with a splen did appeal to the American peo Some denounced it as so cialistic and a blow against indi vidual who saw his pro gram riddled by the Repub lican laid special em phasis on cooperation in promot ing what he called a dynamic I hope for cooperation from from labor and from he Every segment of our population and Indi vidual have a right to expect from our government a fair Departed From Text And he departed from his pre pared text to plead for teamwork by Recalling that when he succeeded Franklin Roose he had asked he continued Now we are taking a new start in the same Its absolutely essential that your president have the complete co operation of congress to keep the peace in this world and to keep this country Truman said an aim of the nation should be to create wealth for the benefit of We have rejected the dis credited theory that the fortunes of the nation should be in the hands of a privileged he We have abandoned the trickledown concept of national Galleries Jammed Jammed galleries heard the message and the four major radio networks carried it to millions at listeners across the The president delivered It In the familiar dry Missouri accent which became known to millions last summer and He said he was happy to report the state of the union is and he sought to ease nervous qualms against government interference with business by declaring The government is firmly com mitted to protect business and the people against the of See Page Column t FROM TAXES TO UMT Heres Summary of Actions Recommended to Congress 5 Harry S Trumans principal recommendations to congress Wednesday included in new mainly on Repeal the TaftHartley labor and reenact the Wagner with certain Raise the statutory minimum wage from 40c an hour to Expand the social securitypro gram and raise the Enact a system of prepaid medi cal Appropriate federal money to help local Extend and strengthen rent con Standby authority to control wages and certain if nec Authorize a study of facilities for producing materials now criti cally such as steel authorize the government to pro duction facilities itself if private business Rebuild and strengthen UK de partment of Strengthen antitrust Use farm price supports to achieve abundant agricultural pro duction and parity of income for Push rural and other matters of benefit to Press the development of navigation and flood control projects authorize the Lawrence Keep oilrich tidelands for the Pass housing legislation such a he frequently has recommended build at least lowrent housing units in next seven Enact hU civil rights This includes antilynching and antipoll tax and a fair employment practice Provide universal military train   

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