Salt Lake Tribune, January 10, 1949

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January 10, 1949

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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intelmountain Network StatioB KALL Monday Tbnnch Friday 88 WEATHER Partly cloudy northwest snow southeast Details on 14 SALT LAKE MONDAY JANUARY 1949 Israel Rebuffs Britain On Plane Downing Brands Protester as Belligerent In Arab Palestine War TEL 9 Wuntly refused Sunday to accept a British protest against the shooting down of five planes over the PalestineEgypt frontier and decided to ask the United Nations to recognize Britain as a belligerent in the Palestine An Israeli spokesman said the British protest was sent to Tel Aviv Sunday afternoon by Cyril British consul general at he it was addressed to Jewish authorities at Tel Aviv and not to the provisional government of Israel and therefore was returned as unac Arthur head of the Israeli UN headquarters in New refused Saturday to forward to Tel Aviv a British protest against the shooting down of the delivered by Sir Terence PRICE FIVE CENTS ISRAEL CRISIS British Mass Off Ban Leaves acting chief British UN Lourie took his action also because Britain addressed the Jewish representative and not the representative of Israel Cabinet Meets LONDON 9 The Israel cabinet met for three Britain concentrated warships at hours this evening on the situa Malta Sunday and cancelled navy tion K decided to mstruct shore leaves at that midMediter ranean bastion because of the j nize Britain as having belligerent shooting down of five Royal air force planes by Advices and dispatches from Tel indicated that the United States would almost cer tainly be brought directly into the situation by representations or other communications made to it by both Report to Washington It was intimated here that Sir Oliver British ambassador In will take up the matter with the state department Tel Aviv dispatches said it was indicated the Israeli gov ernment would send an informa tive report to Washington as well as to the United The foreign office announced that in a memorandum delivered to a representative of Jewish au thorities in Haifa Britain took a grave view of the shooting down of the planes and reserved all rights Both with regard to claims for compensation and to subse quent Wouldnt Accept Memo Hours later Tel Aviv dispatches this memorandum was de livered this afternoon Tel Aviv and that the Israeli foreign office refused even to accept it because it was not addressed to the Israeli Israeli authorities in turn said they would protest sharply to the against Britains undeniable act of belligerency in sending armed British planes over Israelheld They added that they took a very serious view of the dis status because of its The it was termed this move a counterof fensive against Britains socalled silent war on Eban will be told to give detailed information first on alleged Brit ish intervention in the Negev fighting in southern Palestine and second on British troop move ments to Aqaba on the Red Sources close to the foreign office said Israel has received en couragement on its stand against Britain from various It was asserted that despite British has refused to join in protests against the Negev It is hoped inform ants that Britain will fail to persuade the United States to identify itself with Britains Rejects Agent Proffer High officials expressed belief that Britain in the U N will seek first to lift the embargo against arms to Arab countries and sec ondly to prevent scheduled direct armistice negotiations between Israel and An official spokesman said that in addition to rejecting Britains protest over the planes shot Israel had definitely turned down a British made two weeks that a British political agent be sent to Tel Israels he was that Consul Marriott at Haifa could do all work Britain addressed its protest to Jewish authorities and drew a rejection because Britain has re fused to accord recognition to the Israeli Israel maintained firmly mean Transjordanian Red Sea port of adjoining and they asked whether Britain re garded herself as a Aviv dispatches Invoked 48 Treaty In this an official spokesman said in Trans that the government had Invoked its 1948 mutual defense treaty with Britain as a precau tionary Foreign secretary Ernest Bevin remained in London Sunday to watch Palestine There were exchanges between various members of the cabinet concerned in the situation and it was believed the cabinet might take up the dispute with Israel Usually well informed quarters some of the dealt with the movement of troops to Aqaba and that the might discuss the advisibility of a review of Britains military strength in the middle There was every indication that the entire Palestine situation would explode again this in shooting down the five British Act of Belligerency Official sources said the Israeli government would protest sharply to the United Nations against a undeniable act of bellig erency by Britain in sending armed British fighter planes over Israelheld The presence of the planes over the PalestineEgypt taken together with the dispatch of Brit ish troops to the TransJordan port of constitutes a very serious informants Walter political director of the foreign told UN headquarters that the British troop movement to Aqaba was designed to threaten the Negev Israelheld southern Palestine rather than to implement a treaty to defend TransJordan UN headquarters at Haifa an nounced Egypt had complained that Jewish troops were still on Egyptian A UN observer team was sent from the big Egyptian base in southern in a radio equipped jeep to BlizzardTrapped Plane Dives Into Kills Hurts 1 These Veterans Chart GOP Policy Familiar figures in Utah Republican party will guide GOP in the Utah state legislatures 28th session opening Named Sun day are Clifton Kerr house minority and Mitchell Melich senate minority GOP Caucus Picks Kerr as Session Leaders At caucuses in Newhouse hotel picked Merrill Keith Davis Sunday night Republican legislaj Salt Lake as assistant minority tors chose Mitchell Melich I Moab senate minority lead Each of the four officers were Utah Legislature Opens Thorny Session Today er and selected Rep Clifton Kerr Tremonton minority leader in the house of representa elected Preceding the separate caucuses the GOP lawmakers heard brief talks by party leaders at a dinner in the SAN Jan 9 An airplane crashed in the moun tains northeast of here Sunday and reports to the sheriffs office said five of six persons aboard were One woman was reported still but seriously The twoengined private Cessna plane NC 63007 crashed near 60 miles from about four A rancher reported it came down out of a which Sun day night had turned Into a The crash scene was at an eleva tion of 4200 Snow was falling as far down as the 1000foot The sheriffs office said articles found in the wreckage was marked belonging to Los Loraine Los An Merald Madelaine Baer of the same ad Dorothy same The sheriffs office said the plane left the east Los Angeles air port at 10 Saturday without giving its Coming down out of the storm among the mountain the pilot apparently was attempting to The plane crashed into an oak tree on a Methodist church conferences camp Sydney caretaker at the said the planes engines seemed running One woman was thrown onto a The other two women and three men were crushed together in the with the Some were still moariing when Lynn reached the But five were dead when a rescue party from three miles reached the Truce Attempt Fails Reds Ring Tientsin 10 to secure a cease fire at Tientsin have failed and all Americans in the city have been ordered into the building housing the telephone re ports from the beleaguered Na tionalist outpost said They said that a fourman city council truce which went to the Red lines to seek a cease fire in continued defiance of the lastditch resistance orders of Pu returned to the city to repgrt The mission reported that commanders of the Red troops refused either tosee or talk to Last Hones Fade With the mission had gone the last hopes of saving the city from the reports and French and other nationals were preparing to live under Chinese Communist Communist were reported to have captured the north station inside the dike sur rounding the indicating that the Nationalist defense lines which has been set up behind the ancient moat had been Another Red salient drove to within two miles of the heart of the city after a Nationalist garri son withdrew from the former French arsenal area east of Tien The government garrison claimed it inflicted heavy losses on the Reds before Precautionary Measures The 70 Americans who refused offers of evacuation and remained in Tientsin were ordered to move into the Leopold the citys biggest in which the maintains its French and other na tionals also were reported to have taken precautionary National flags were painted on the gates around Brit ish and French The reports said there were no signs of the Russian sickle although some 800 Russians are believed to be 1 Orrice McShane In their talks officials Beaver was named party whip in 1 urfed party the senate while representatives a Hopkin Woodruff designated by Democrats to become senate president for the second consecu tive Democrats hold a 12 to 11 majority in the Pick Liaison Groups A liaison committee between the senate and Bracken Lee and the senate and the Re publican state central committee will be comprised of Elias Day Salt Marsden Cedar Citv and Ray Lund Lund was offered the chair manship but No chair man was designated at the Sun day In the house the liaison com mittee will consist of Lawrence and Openshaw Salt Steering Committee Senate steering committee Manning Johnson Frank members are Jolley Newell Knight Salt Lake and Lewis Larsen Members of the house steering group selected are Roland Tietjen Mon roe and LeRoy Smith Both house and senate members adopted resolutions of condolence to the family of Joseph Rees who died Sat urday of a heart PresidentWillGet 2 Porch For Inauguration 9 UP Harry S who already has a balcony on the White will have another one from which to view his col orful inaugural The balcony is being con structed in the huge national guard armory here where the ball will be held inau said S300 guests will jam the limit allowed by the fire The presidents draped in royal will look down on a revolving stage 56 bv 40 As soon as one of the many bands scheduled to play has completed its 20minute the sage will bringing into view another band all seat ed and ready to Deployed in a around the front of the stage will be 116 opera style boxes for high government officials and Red cannon continued to lob j foreign diclomats and their shells among Tientsins refugee1 ladies who will i swollen population of more than j Deep blue velour will drape the i with an occasional an east and west walls of the arm iswer from Nationalist ory for a height of 21 West Alliance Looks Safe In Policy Rift Leaders of Forecast Strong EiPartisan Support By JOHN HIGHTOWER 9 Despite the political uoroar over the senate foreign relations com two of the most vital for eign policy issues expected to con front the new congress appeared certain Sunday of bipartisan sup Homer Capehart said Saturday that bipartisan foreign policy has broken down as a result of the Republican Democratic row over membership of the key senate The controlling Democrats grabbed eight five to the G O In the Reoublicanbossed 80th the GOP took giving the Democrats Both administration and many congressional forecast strong bipartisan backing for two proposals which Harry S Truman is due to urge upon congress probably begin ning with his budget message Mon These are A military alliance between western Europe and North Amer ica the United States and Ca nada to take the form of a North Atlantic regional security Negotiations are now nearing completion at the state de Talks between depart ment officials and leaders of con gress are expected to begin within two i A new peacetime lendlease1 I program through which the ad ministration proposes to re arm western Europe and possibly other countries whose military j strength will contribute to Highly secret negotiations be tween the American and western See Page Column 3 Intensive Cold Wave Hits Mountain Area 9 new cold wave struck the blizzard wracked Rocky mountain Sunday while an intense storm in the midwest continued Northern and central California suffered under freezing tempera and northern Illinois and Indiana were alerted for sleet and freezing The new cold wave plunged tem peratures as low as 42 below zero at West al ready crippled by 37 inches of Strong winds piled huge snow drifts in and blizzard conditions were reported at Open Disaster Office In South gripped by a blizzard last the Red Cross set up blizzard disaster office Rapid Skiers and airmen searched for storm victims areas blockaded by drifts 10 to 20 feet and in isolated com munities and The government weather bureau at Kansas City warned that cold wave conditions would prevail over Missouri and Oklahoma Sunday night and would reach into southeastern Missouri and southeastern Oklahoma by All of Missouri and Oklahoma were hit by the cold air mass Winds up to SO miles an hour whipped snow in western areas of Kansas and Temperatures were expected to sink to 10 below zero innorthern Nebraska and to near zero in northern Kansas and extreme northern Due Ohio Tonight The cold air mass was not ex pected to reach the Ohio valley before Monday The weather bureau modified an fore cast of 10 degree temperatures in western West and It said instead that readings in the area would range from 12 de grees to slightly below California agriculturists worried anew as freezing weather brought another threat to already damaged fruit and vegetable Citrus jand other crops already have suf fered an estimated 1 worth of damage from last weeks The current cold air WELS expected to extend the full length of California Monday UtaWs 1 Tag Slated for Pact On Upper Basin The bill that probably will carry the 1 tag in the Utah convening will be a measure to ratify the upper basin Colorado river ratification bill has been drafted and made ready to toss into the senate hopper as soon as the introduction of measures The compact has been ap proved by representatives of the five interested states but before it can become effective it must be ratified by the legislatures of those states and the national Factions Wage JumpGun Budget Battle 9 UP Congressional Democrats and Re publicans jumped the gun Sun day and opened a slambang bat tle over Harry S Trumans new spending program before they officially learned any of its de At the same senate ma jority Scott threw out a strong hint that administra tion forces may seek to raise per sonal income taxes instead of im posing an excess profits tax on corporations to bring inthe revenue Truman has The presidents budget for fiscal 1950 will be laid before the house and senate shortly after noon Itis expected to call for government outlays of about in the year beginning July Truman already has In his state of the union message last that his budget will call for in new But he indicated he will leave it up to congress to decide what kind of Without waiting for exact fig leaders of the GOP economy bloc charged that Trumans plans would drive the nation head long into Among those raising the loudest cry were John Taber former chairman of the house appropriations committee Charles Halleck house Republican floor leader in the recent and Homer Capehart Officer Appointments First Business of Houses By MAJLMQOTST Tribune Political Editor Utah legislators will have one thorny problem in their hair from the time the session opens Monday noon until it adjourns some 60 days That problem is to strike a balance between income and appropriations without stirring up unforgiving wrath in either the damp that is complaining about the high cost of government or the one that is insisting that nearly all departments and units of government are being hamstrung because of insufficient The 28th session opens with of State Heber Bennion presiding in the senate and Chief Justice Eugene Pratt pre siding in the Election of senate and house officers and appointment of rules and patronage committees and other special committees will constitute much of the days busi Bracken Lee will deliver his opening message at a joint session of the house and sen ate Money has been the biggest problem in every legislative ses And this one will differ from other sessions in that respect only in Love for Senator Exceeds Says Lush Toni 9 UP Toni Seven ad mitted Sunday night she had been in Seattle recently to get acquainted with Warren Magnusons family but de plored the publicity that their romance had I love him enough to step out of the picture if I thought this publicity about us would hurt his senatorial the actress Miss Seven is staying at the horse ranch of actor George Brent in Hidden valley near and is driving the sena tors Magnuson flew to Washington Saturday DoubleBarrel Pressure The pressures for more money and against increased taxes will be projected into alarge part of the controversial legislation that comes before the It is a problem that will collide fre quently with theoretical conclu sions of legislators as to what is sound or fair or wise or unwise And it s probable that in some instances abstract principle will have to give way to financial It will be a factor in the up coming fight over the lien which the Democratic majority is committed to repeal the proposed exemption of offhighway mo tor fuel from the gasoline tax repeal of the oleomargarine tax liberalization of assistance grants the severance or occupation tax on natural resources any reor ganization of governmental de partments sought by the new ad ministration a gasoline tax in crease and a host of other things which involve much more than but which will have an affect on income or Lee Boosts Economy Lee has his campaign and since his elec a position for trim ming expenses and keeping taxes And every legislator can agree with the abstract principle of eliminating unnecessary ex But one of the rarities is a or a who doesnt think that some govern mental project or activity in which he is especially interested should be more liberally When all these personal con victions are put they add up to a heavy pressure for in creased appropriations all across the And the only thing that can counteract the pressure is the reluctance of legislators to im pose heavier Aspect of Interest One aspect of the legislative session which will be watched with interest is how the Republi can governor gets along with a Democratic official family and Since the there has been considerable talk on both sides of the political fence of cooperation in the interest of efficient And the present outlook is that there will be considerable But the strains and stresses havent started to work as they will during the One thing that will put the co See Page Column 4 Utah Resource Industries Tax Bill Nears An occupation or severance tax bill being prepared for early intro duction Utahs 28th legislature will carrv an exemption for small operators and a reduced rate for natural resources fabri cated or consumed within the it was reported The which will be introduced as an occupation is still in process of drafting but it is ex pected to be ready for introduction soon after the legislature It according to cover virtually all natural resource industries in the state and be based on market as is the present metal mineoccupation It pro vides an exemption of and a reduced rate for raw processed within the For iron ore used for the manufacture of iron or steel at Geneva or Ironton would be taxed more lightly than ore shipped to California or The same thing would be true of oil refined within the or natural gas consumed TWAIN MERELY MET Senate Solon Says Marriage With Toni Exaggeration 9 UP Warren Magnuson said Sunday that like Mark Twains reports of his marriage to honey haired Toni Seven of the movies are greatly The 43yearold one of the senates most eligible bach said he had no idea as to the origin of reports that his affections for the 25yearold heiressactress had kept him away from early ses sions of the new Its completely he The socalled mystery ismore of a mystery to methan anyone He said he last saw Miss Seven in Seattle last She went he to visit friends and recuperate from a serious opera Magnuson lives in As far as he he the actress now either is in southern California or her home in Con Its bad enough for the news papers to be playing Cupid all the he But when they try to play Cupid without any I just dont understand All last week newspapermen searched for the handsome senator and They were supposed to have been married in Magnusons home state and en route some where on their Magnuson said in effect Sunday that that was all He said the snowblocked passes of California mountains and not his alleged emotional attachment tor the wartime pinup girl was the reason why he was delayed in arriving in the After heavy snow stranded him in San he he boarded a plane and flew to Chi cago where he stayed over for several He said he took another plane at Chicago and ar rived here late Saturday EXEMPTIONS CIO Evolves Tax Boost Plans 9 The CIO proposed Sunday that a family of four earning less than S4200 a year be exempt from fed eral inocme That would relieve about families from paying any federal tax on their The CIO offered a plan for a sweeping shift in the tax burden from low and middle income fam ilies to corporation profits and to persons high yearly To Promote Employment The prepared by Stan ley director of the CI Os education and research de aims to promote full This would be accomplished by stimulation of purchasing power in the hands of the large body of American The tax cut for these families in lower and middle ranges would total it was esti The CIO abol ish excise taxes totaling another This would be more than off under the CIO by 1 an increase of in corporation profits and 2 it hopes to ob tain by mandatory joint income tax increased capital gains removal of the exemp tion on certain and higher taxes on estates and Jibes With Proposal In some respects the CIO pro gram jibed with Harry S Trumans tax proposal to congress last the CIO would remove all excise levies on such items as fur cigareta and The CIO also would renew the excess profits point not mentioned by Tru All the CIO program would bring a net of The president asked for more In j order to balance the budget and I reduce the ;

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