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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS Intermonotaia Network Station MonOay Tbfolfb 85 WEATHER Fair and slightly Details on Page 18 SALT LAKE FRIDAY JANUARY The Ayes Presidents That Is Won Election Hands Down Senate Pro Tern Kenneth McKellar presides ol electoral college vote are tallied during joint sesHion of congress In house chamber House Speaker Cold Damage Over West Hits Millions By ASSOqiATJCD PRESS Damage from winter storms frigid temperatures mounted into the millions ih the west and flood waters con tinued lLycs and prop erty in four southern In the Rocky mountain areas of Colorado and rescue crews pushed their way through huge snowdrifts to bring out an estimated 8000 persons marooned since Sunday by one of the wests inost severe Southern suffering Its worst freeze since began thawing Growers ofcitrus and flowers es timated damage from the cold would run to more Stories Suffering Stories of intense suffering Were told by many victims caught in the bliz zard as they were taken from stalled passenger road side villages and isolated farm A special rescue train Drought about 400 storm victims to including two expec tant mothers in serious The blizzards death toll chiefly DOWN IN RIO DE 6 the mercury hovering around 104 and hot winds adding to the Rio sweltered Thursday for the fourth consecutive in Wyoming and Ne braska mounted to 16 An entire family offour was found frozen to death near the northern Colorado of The victims were Philip his and their 10 and They were struck down by the raging blizzardas they triedto walk from their stalled car to frozen Frank suffered frozen hands and feet when he went to search for four after they left his fathers home to re turn to their Gov Crane declared a emergency in and named Hoffmann of Cheyenne to direct belief activ Two aerial mercy missions took off from Lowry air base in Den One C47 went to Rapid to evacuate 20 children and expectant mothers from the Weaver air base station hospital where water mains were Fourteen passenger trains with some 2000 passengers in the Rocky mountain area two days began to move again as crews cleared away liuge snow In the Hood waters over flowed river forcing thou aands to leave their homes in Tennessee and A number of com munities were isolated by the Steak Was Lean On Birthday For Speaker 6 Speaker Sam Rayburn of Texas didnt get a bite Thursday at his own birthdayluncheon at which Harry Truman was a Shortly after the president entered the ornate speakers din ing room in the house wing of the the Texan excused himself and hurried upstairs to attend a joint session of the con Im Raybujn told the chief execu tivei a score of I have to go up and sec them elect The president laughed and ex cused the It was a juicy steak Rayburn missed on his 67th birthday The waiter said hed try to keep It MAUNA LOA Crater Spews Molten Lava 6 Mauna Lao erupted late A flaming mushroom of smoke shot out of the crater of the worlds most active Frank Hawaii na tional park report ed that the spectacular nature of the eruption probably was caused by a violent gas A stream of fiery lava was seen pouring down Mauna Loas green slopes by a Hawaiian Lines Murphy He said the crater was full molten rock and that the lava had flowed seven to eight miles toward the a jewellike city on the northeast coast of the island of is 34 miles from Mauna Sam Rayburn sits beside McKellar as tellers Theo dore Green left in and Mary Norton D N J check Senate Leslie Biffle stands at left beside Trumans Next Ballot Tally Proves It By ARTHUR EDSON 6 the election one figured electoral college votes were thanks to Mary Nor ton he got 55 votes from Connecticut and New which were entirely unex Truman in what may have been an unprecedented dropped in for part of the almost broke up the As the president left the cham ber and was walking a flight of a reporter shouted Hows the vote going Im Ahead It looks like Im Truman replied with a He had come to the caoitol to attend a luncheon for Speaker Sam celebrating his 67th When Truman strolled into the house and leaned comfortably on the scores of congressmen rushed back to shake his Truman wasnt around when Norton tried to give him Connecticut and New both of which had to Thomas Dewev Norton was one of the four official tellers named to read off the choice ofthe 48 Bit Flustered flustered at the she announced that she had ex amined tally and that it seems to be regular in form and She then said it appeared that its eierht electoral votes were for Truman for president and Sen Alben Barklev of Ken tucky for vice Robert Taft leaped So did Raymond Baldwin Baldwin was it Gaming Wagers Near Billion In Nevada Unit Finds 6 short of one billion dollars was bet on Nevada gambling tables during The state tax commission reported Thursday that the state treasury collected from its 2 tax on gross gambling and the sliding table tax during Of this from the 2 levy all gambling houses must pay on gross They also pay a table the number of games they sliding upward from annually for two tables to for 20 games or Figuring that the casinos generally keep slightly under 3 of all money that crosses the this means that at least was plunked down during the year on the roulette dice tables and blackjack Despite higher and the general scarcity of loose gamblers reported an record gambling in come during The money wagered on the states gambling enough to buy most large was more than three times the assessed valuation of the entire state of has been I ask that the certificate be more closely ex Things rocked along on sched ule until New Yorks And it was Nortons turn to read And blamed if she didnt give New Deweys home Ives protested this and again Norton made the Fortyseven votes for Truman He got 303 Bewey got 189 and Strom States Rights All of which you probably pretty well figured out for yourself if you have been reading the British Charge Jews Set Up Egypt Bastion Jan 6 UP Israeli troops have established a fortified strongpoint five miles inside a British foreign office spokesman charged Thursday The obvious the informant is that the Jews intend to stay inside Egyptian TKe acting Ralph announced at Lake Success that Egypt has agreed for the first time to direct negotiations with Israel for an armistice in Pal In Tel an Israeli army spokesman said the Jewish state has agreed to an immediate cease Bunche Sets Deadline Bunche set the ceasefire dead line for GMT 7 EST He previously had made the deadline 2 GMT 9 EST but said the time had to be put ahead because of unfortunate communications de Dispatches from Tel Aviv had said the first deadline passed with fighting still going but that it was expected the order would be heeded The blame was placed on a communications snarl which prevented Tel Aviv from receiving a reply from Intercept Troop Train sources in Tel Aviv declared Israeli uints had inter cepted an Egyptian troop train in Palestine nine miles north of the frontier town of The Egyp tian prisoners taken probably con stituted the largest single days bag of the current Negev it was The exact number was not Accounts reaching London and Tel Aviv it clear that Egypts military position has wors The two main routes from Cairo to Palestine now are said to be cut by Jewish PRICE FIVE CENTS Lees New Liquor Board Fires Enforcement Unit Congress Gets Fiscal Report Today 6 UP Congress waited Thursday for Harry S Truman to send his economic and budget messages and so justify his requests for a tax hike and broad economic The economic report is due Fri The budget with a spending comes Congressional reaction indicated Truman will have to put some strong arguments into them to get the tax increase and economic con trols he asked in Wednesdays State of the Union Republicans already are protest ing that Trumans legislative program ignored economy and would bankrupt the Higher Business Tax Some congressional tax experts agreed that higher taxes are in the offing for business and possibly for individu als earning a year or Without a tax a spending program would leave the government in the red by an estimated to And that doesnt leave anything for payment on the national Both Democrats and Republicans want to continue retiring the debt and are against any further deficit Before any new taxes are the Republicans will in sist on close scrutiny of the admin istration spending Cut Costs First Styles Bridges ranking Republican on thesenate appropriations said it was absurd for Truman to ask for higher taxes without first attempting to cut I think expenditures can be cut sufficiently so there would be no need to increase is if the administration has a will to do Bridges In asking for a tax Truman suggested that business should bear most of the If there is any increase in indi vidual income taxes he suggested that congress consider the middle and upper He didnt define those But federal reserve board member Marriner Eccles said that ac cording to his own mid dle incomes start at a Treasury Too Some high policymaking offi cials in the Treasury department have the same Congress also will be slow and critical of some of the more dras tic economic controls Truman his desire for standby power to impose price wage ceilings and to put the gov ernment into the steel making In his State of the Union mes sage proposing the eightpoint antiinflation program with those economic Truman said his economic report would dis cuss in detail the economic back ground for these recommenda some bills to carry out portions of the presidents pro gram began to come John Dingell introduced a bill to set up a na tional health insurance program along the lines favored by 100 Fightiig Ships In Caribbean Soon to Play War 6 hundred fighting ships and 000 marines and fliers will take part in huge war games in the Caribbean and western starting next The navy announced Thursday that the maneuvers will be held from 14 to April Navy men said these would be the biggest war games ever held in the Caribbean They will involve tests be tween sub marine killer the ton battleship Missouri and a swarm of other Army and marine under com mand of a marine will make an amphibious landing on the island of Puerto Pi com manderinchief of the Atlantic will have overall command of the Charts Plans For Million AMaterial Plant OAK 6 for a new plant here for the pro duction of uranium235 were Thursday by the atomic energy commission chair David Lilienthal said plans for the new plant call for construction begin in about six months with at least 3500 construction workers The con struction will take about two he He told Oak Ridge citizens that the plant will add very substantially to the U235 out put The plans were re vealed as Lilienthal outlined a comprehensive expansion pro gram planned for the atomic He said that engineering studies on a master plan for a permanent Oak Ridge national laboratory are nearing comple and that the plan involved an outlay of about 20 Workers Get Notice Liaison Group Planned Utahs liquor control department Thursday received Its second reorganization jolt in three days when Bracken Lees new commissioners virtually the enforcement After a conference at the general the twomember bipartisan commission notified personnel of the division that their services would be terminated as of Approximately 20 employes were affected by the Enforcement officers engaged in unfinished investigations which can be completed within a reasonable time were asked to makethat fact known to the In these the commission will decide if the individual should be retained until the case is Close Cooperation Chairman Roy Republican member of the and Democratic said a liaison department of two or three members would be set up to provide a means of close cooperation with local enforcement The action was in line with campaign pledges of Lee who repeatedly asserted that he favored liquor law enforcement by the regular local law enforcement Thomas Moves to Kill TaftHartley Law 6 administration drive to get rid of the Taf tHartley law picked up a little steam in congress Elbert Thomas Utah intro duced a bill to repeal it and restore the Wagner Thomas is chairman of the senate labor committee and will lead the fight in the senate to carry out Harry S Trumans labor Offering the repeal bill is just the start of that It is expected to last maybe In his state of the union Truman called for reinstatement of the old Wagner act and certain improvements in the latter Asks Same Changes The changes Truman wants are the same he sought two years and again he asked for a Accord Marks First River Water Session By ED ONCKEN Tribune Special LAS spirit of accord and harmony fea tured the opening meeting Thurs day of the annual conference of the Colorado River Water Users Speakers from four ing unanimous in their approval of the proposed up per basin states In his concurrence with other supporters of the Arvin Shaw of Los assist ant attorney general of told the representatives his state has no intention of offering opposi tion to the Rapid Ratification It was the unanimous feeling of Thursdays who repre sent water users in Wyo Utah and that the compact will rapidly be ratified by the various state paving the way for its acceptance addressed the 60 by Those who delegates included Moore of the army engineering corps Perry Jenkins of Goess of Delta Colorado state en gineer of and Shaw of The if will ap portion acrefeet of Colo rado river water among the upper basin Of approximately acrefeet fornia by legislative act is commit ted to use not in excess of while Nevada has been apportioned Utah Gets 33 The balance will be allocated under the compact as follows Colorado Utah Wyo ming New Mexico and an annual acrefeet for Arizona Thursdays session concluded with an open forum which pointed out several ambigui ties in the it was unanimously agreed that the importance of the accord tran scends minor it was can be corrected as they Friday morning the conference is scheduled to weigh the matter of a proposed bill to authorize the su preme court to step into the disa greement over water rights be tween California and ban on jurisdictional strikes and some secondary boycotts preven tion of economic force in disputes over interpretation of existing contracts prevention of strikes in vital industries where the public interest is affected and a stronger labor Thomas also introduced a bill to boost the present minimum wage of 40 cents an hour to 75 Truman asked for Thomas told the senate his bill provides for repeal of the Taft Hartley features of the National Labor Relations He was talking about the Wagner which was basic labor law before it was amended and enlarged in 1947 and became the TaftHartley Shift to Old Law The Utah senator went on to say that repeal would restore the Wag rter act as it was before the Taft Hartley The repeal of the features of the 1947 TaftHartley law will call for other legislation presidents message called for other Thomas At the same time these other pro posals may be worked out as amendments or additions to the National Labor Relations act as it stood before the 1947 Thomas previously had indi cated that he favored the two package approach urged by or ganized That calls for re reinstatement of the Wagner and and See Page Column 3 County Grand Jury The enforcement division has not had a chief since Robert Harries resigned when he was in dicted by the recent Salt Lake county grand Chairman Simmons said the budget for the division last year was In harmony with the stated policy of our the notice to the enforcement division em ployes and also as a result of our own we be lieve that the enforcement of the state liquor law can be honestly and efficiently handled by the duly elected officials of the coun ties and who are directly responsible to the we are reducing the large enforcement staff of the commission to a liaison department whose major be to ex tend the fullest cooperation to all enforcement sgemiies in Terminate your employ of with the that in the interim you continue to discharge your duties to the fullest extent and cooperate with the com mission in every way In the event that you might be in the midst of an investiga tion which you feel could be closed within a reasonable we in vite you to advise us in order that we might review the matter with you and with your depart ment in our the matter should be completed before your services are termi we shall be happy to allow you to remain with us until you have accomplished your We assure you that this termi nation of employment is not in any way a reflection on your per sonal and we will be happy to furnish you upon re with a letter stating your history with this Termination Coincident with the distribution of the termination the com mission sent letters to deputy city justices of the con district and county city attorneys and clerk courts notifying them of the action and asking for their close cooperation in enforcement The letter directed attention to a section of the liquor statute plac ing enforcement responsibilities upon local law enforcement agen cies and continued We definitely feel that this will Column 1 SPEEDS DISTANCE CALLS Cities Button In Rapidly On New Phone System NEW 6 push baton system to make long distance phone twice as fast as was announced Thursday by the American Tele phone and Telegraph You says the get your call through before you have time to make one straight line doodle on your phone Average time for long distance calls has been two With push buttons it drops to one min The push buttons are not for home They will be used by the long distance The but tons replace Any long dis tance operator can buttondial di rectly any home in the United States and when this sys tem is Ten per cent of the nations 300 cities and towns around and connected with New Chicago and In Cleve land and will but ton in Boston in October in June next Other cities will have their turns The announcement there will be fewer cutoffs and busy The 10 buttons which the oper ator must push represent 10 num This adds three to present dial systems of metropolitan The whole country will become It will be divided into 80 mostly whole But New York five of these The operator will puuh the 10 like this First which the number of the state of New Mex ico then the number of a mn per cent or tne nations mo men tne numoer or a phones already are on the longcentral office in state distance They are the 4820 which U a home   

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