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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS Intelmountain Network Monday Through Friday 11 fibtitw WEATHER Cloudy Tuesday snow south portion continued Details on Page 17 103 SALT LAKE TUESDAY JANUARY 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS HayliftDrops Feed To Feeble Sheep Planes of the haylift fleet Monday roared out from Salt Lake City and on initial flightsto save sheep isolated in snowcrusted wastes of western Utah and eastern Nevada ground creWs plowed through drifts to open up more isolated And in Wash Harry S Tru man set aside in emer gency funds to finance flying of feed to stranded stock and a reso lution asking authorization of a Workers Load Bombs for Operation Feedlift Run Loading crews stack baled hay into a Utah national guard C47 air plane Monday as operation feedlift was getting under Utah remained the most critical state in the ivest concerninglosses to the sheep New snowfall and strongwinds caused Truman Fires Old Feud On Tariff Act 24 The old DemocraticRepublican feud over tariffs was rekindled Monday as Harry S Truman asked congress to junk the 1943 GOP tariff act and restore the full powers of the old reciprocal trade Republicans wrote in curbs on the administrations ratechanging powers last signalled a f the re strictions Under the old the admin Instration had authority to slash Possible New Snow Worry Weary Weather Crews tariff rates as much us 50 when other countries made reductions favorable to American of Agriculture Charles Brannan joined Truman in urging extension of the trade agreements Letters from the president and Brannan were read as the house ways and means committee began formal hearings the administration trade Names Algcr Hiss David Reed of New ranking GOP member of the house opened the attack with a move to link Alger Hiss to the administrations foreign trade a former State de partment was a central figure in the recent congressional spy Reed described Hiss as one of the chief propagandists for the old reciprocal trade and he asked Willard assist ant secretary of a committee witness When a man has a record of peddling information to doesnt that give the people the right to fear this program Thorp off the question as He Hiss was not with the State department last year when congress revised the tariff but was active with a group of prominent citizens against changes then being writ ten into the Digging out operations from Utahs big week end snow storm still were in progress Monday from one end of the state the but low temperatures and possible new snow promised little respite to weatherweary Weather bureau forecasters at Salt Lake City had nothing but bad news for the immediate fu ture in three possible weather al Utahns were warned to expect 1 comparatively clear weather with subzero 2 somewhat cloudy weather with somewhat warmer or S cloudy weather with higher temperatures and Second Alternative In Salt Lake the second alternative was promised for the next two future made little difference late as live stock road motor ists and home owners bent to the task of clearing effects of the SaturdaySunday storm that was heaviest in northern Utah but ex tended into all other Ogden and Logan bore the brunt of the storm and were hav ing the most difficulty digging out of the Salt Lake Citys 23 inches was a new record both at the airport and downtown weather East bench residents were push ingthrough even deeper snow and in some places drifts had streets Bulldozers were being used to cut through the packed Equipment Inadequate City snow removal equipment was on the job early Tuesday in all affected areas but John city streets de said the citys 20 avail able plows were spread very thin to meet the All main highways with the ex ception of highway 6 in the Millard area were according to state road com mission SOS west of Tremonton was al ternately closed and open through the but was not classed as a closed Winds in Wasatch mountain can yon areas were caiising drifts over TREND OF MERCURY Only a trace of snow was re ported to have fallen in Salt Lake City Tempera tures fell The hourly drop as reported by the weather bureau at Salt Lake airport was 18 15 13 13 1 5 g France Gives Israel Others Ready 21 Monday night won a major vic tory in her battle for world rec ognition as a new The logjam of diplomatic op position began to crumble when France recognized the young Jewish state and the British cabi net decided to take similar action within the Aus tralia and New Zealand are ex pected to go with There were indications in Rome that Italian was under EVEN IF SIZZLER Record Snows Bring Brighter Water Outlook Recent record snows have city more than adequate If fcrought Salt Lakes water pros pects for next if Its a the most promis ing outlook in several Da vid water department said Ample barring sudden dry and an early will be available to the citys water users through the summer dry Salt Lake Citys six watersheds now stand at their highest level for January in a good many according to Commissioner The Alta watershed stands at a near alltime record of 132 while 105 inches were measured at While the snow is causing hard ships among motorists and virtual ly all citizens there is no grum bling among water department of They vision a summer of numerous lawn sprinklers in opera tion and ample wafer for almost every We operated available pump Jast said the com They ran for a total of 77 Officials are hoping for a 130 Inch measurement at the Brighton watershed by They point this amount would assure the the Brighton watershed attains the 130inch they the citys remaining watersheds would be as high Brightons normal is 46 Governor Okehs Bill Seeking Strike Study Unit Bracken Lee Monday signed his first piece joint senatehouse me morial seeking a resolution in congress urging the president to appoint a fact finding board in the current Kennecott Copper The both legislative houses unanimously last In signing the Lee said it was his firm belief that government should not in terfere with matters about which management and labor are marily But if the signing of this bill will help bring about an end to the devastating I am happy to do he Predictions the were made Netherlands that and vocated delay Jewish Luxembourg soon would get on the Those three na tions coordinate their foreign pol icies with Britain and May be Alone Soon the Arab nations may find themselves alone in their opposi tion to it was The sudden flood of expected recognitions would remove most obstacles from Israels applica tion for membership in the United Britain heretofore has ad in admitting the French recognition was granted onthe eve of Israels first It also came at a time when IsraeliEgyptian armistice nego tiations on Rhodes to be tottering on the brink of final Recognized by S3 Twentythree including the United States and now have recognized The French action was taken in the form of de facto recognition the type extended by the United States just after the British sur rendered their mandate and quit It means recognition of Israel as an operating but f alls short of de jure recognition which acknowledges a government as legal authority and calls for exchahge of diplomatic repre British recognition is expected to be the same type as that ex tended by tHe United States and It appears likely that the British step may come before the house of commons begins its d bate Wednesday on Foreign Ernest Bevins Palestine roads and streets and early Mon day temporarily closed both Par leys and Weber The drifting snow caused many school children in Salt Weber and Box Elder counties miss and the wind and cold weather forced one Salt Lake City school to close because of in adequate Columbus 25305th yaa closed when heat for the building proved Weatherblamed Mishaps Two Salt Lake county mishaps were blamed on the winds andthe resulting drifting A build Ing burned to the ground on the east bench while firemen dug 10foot drifts to a fire while at 5900 South and 2nd West a trainautomobile col lision was Still another effect of heavy drifts was reported by coal deal ers who said deliveries were being delayed because home owners had shoveled They said ample coal supplies were on As the storm moved into central and southern Utah its severity diminished but areas in that sec tor had six inches of snow and Blizzard sin Dixie Blizzard conditions in Iron and Washington counties continued to hamper road clearing operations there and the snowclogged roads around the little town of Enter Washington as usual were the chief Eight livestock men in Iron county who left Cedar City Sat urday to make a 33mile trip to finally arrived at their des tination Monday morning after being tied up for 48 hours in heavy They stayed in a trailer during their Uintah Roads Blocked The Uintah basin area reported drifting snow Monday from wind conditions but total snowfall there was not as heavy as in other Wasatch reported a of 37 inches snow on the ground but all main roads in the area were Some of the cold est weather ever experienced in that vicinity was making outdoor parking for all vehicles a hazard to their continued ob servers All over the state the heavy snows were being felt down through county and city governments to the home owners for the first time in many were being warned to clear their roofs of heavy In wind swept additional work piled up for residential dwellers who had drifts three to five to shovel Lee Urges Million Gut In Budget Below 1947 STAVES OFF STARVATION State Maps Plan To Avert Loss If Floods Strike Development of an emergency flood control plan designed to prevent excessive damage when present mountainous snowdrifts rnelt has been ordered by Bracken Lee said Monday he had asked Wallace state adjutant to prepare such a plan for use if and when flood conditions Gen West said he probably will present a tentative plan to the governor How it will cover all types of West empha emergency relief fund was introduced in Progress Realized Progress definitely was being made on all fronts open up areas where men and animals have been stranded by record It appeared possible that the major portion of the task would be completed by the end of the much depended upon the Little snow and less wind would helo immeasure Two C47s of the Utah national guard made flights drop ping hay on an area approximately 35 miles west of They left Salt Lake City about 2 and returned at Each C47 has space for five tons of for Bequests James executive Utah Wool Growers said he had no further orders on hand for but his organization was ready to handle He said it was hoped the Delta and Millard airports could be cleared Tuesday flights from those At Mel eomanager bfthe said air force CS2 Flying Boxcars land ed Six delivered hay and apparently for while two remained to wing out over snowdrifted grazing to scatter the State highway men and equipment kept runways ground crews moved their snowplows clearing See Page Column S Rent Curb Bill Gets Senate HurryUp Tag 24 An administration bill calling for broader and tougher federal con trols over rents for another two years was handed to congress Mon and leaders put a hurryup tag on The present law is scheduled to expire March nine weeks from The new bill was introduced tay Burnet Maybank and Brent Spence chairmen of the senate and house banking It would continue controls for 24 or through March and would give the housing Tighe powers he does not now Takes New Areas These would include authority to reimpose rental ceilings on pre j viously decontrolled on apartment on quarters which have been covered by so called voluntary leases and on some quarters newly converted to housing All controls could be relaxed before March by a presidential proclamation or by through a resolution to which bouth houses Such could be taken only if the president or congress found the housing emergency to have Rent control is one of the sub jects congressional leaders have given top because of the early expiration of the pres ent Hearings Slated Spence said the house commit tee probably will get around to hearings next John Spartanan chairman of senate sub committee on said he ex pects to open hearings Harry S Tru man in his state ot the union mes sage called for at least a two year some Democrats have questioned whether such a long continuation is One of them is who told a reporter Monday he still favors a15month He that he has an open mind on the proposed two year if need for it is Parley Madsen Livestock man escapes death in Stresses 4Rainy Day Fund Despite Peak Requests ByRICHARD SQUIRES Bracken Lee Monday warned the state legislature against an economic rainy day and asked that appropriations be limited to cut of some appropriated by the 1947 legislature for the same state by department budget requests totaling the governor asked senators and representatives to do more than hold the line of state He urged curtailment or abolishment of several major state Despite the recommended the governor described his total figure as too dangerously close to revenues to provide a margin of safety and a cushioning reserve for an economic rainy The governor wielded his fi nancial ax on almost every budget but a few departments Lost Milf ord Fliers Safe At Camp Site By STEVE WILLIAMS Beaver and passengers who escaped death Sunday when their plane snapped in two as it crash landed northeast of here were warm and wellfed Mon day at the Hansen sheep camp two miles from where they went First word of their safety to reach here came Monday after Leon and Bud searching plane flew over the Nigger Mag wash eight miles northeast of here and at saw Okeh stamped in the snow by their Determining HelpNeed Aboard the illfated craft were Wendell pilot Parley and Arthur and 1973 Yale Salt Lake At the time of the crash they were flying winter sheep camps in this area to see if help were Details of the crash were learned here from Walter Eph worker at the Hansen sheep He rode horseback from the arriving here Monday at He said the light plane piloted by Despain passed over the Hansen camp Sunday at and continued on its way after men on the ground signaled that all was A short time later they saw the crash and rushed to the Sled Not Needed Sparks said the four men met their rescue party halfway to the All had walked away from the The plane apparently hit an Sparks First its wheels hit the overturned the ship and sent it plunging upside down through the air before it plowed into the ground and A bob sled which rescuers had taken to the crash to bring back the Sparks pointed out was not Those in the accident stayed at the Hansen Sunday night and a tractor drawing a small sheep wagon left here Monday afternoon to return the men to Crew that left with the tractor said they would do well to average six miles per hour on their They did not expect to return before Area Search Ends Information that the men were found ended a search that drew flireg from as far away as Salt Lake City and In the home of Madsen and Ralph Goodrich and Gordon Harris took off in a skiequipped plane in the face of threatening skies to aid in the rescue and in Salt Lake National Guard C478 and F51s were standing by Monday if need for them were singled out for special men Classifying the Utah department of veterans affairs as a wasteful extravagance of state money not being directed for the purpose for which it was the gov ernor recommended that the de partments requested budget of be cut to Completely Out In line with his opening address to the Gov Lee cut out completely a request for operation of the state juvenile court system and reurged transfer of its functions to district He cut another from budget requests by recom mending the abolishment of the s ate department of publicity and industrial development he spent during the jast 18 months and did not in my measure produce comparable He recommended that the legis lature cut out a requested 000 appropriation to the Utah water and power board for state reclamation and cut appropriations for engineering situdies f ronv to Highly Laudable commented that the func REACTION He tions and theory of the board are highly laudable and should continued but he reiterated his recommendation that the legis not the allocate funds for approved It was in the education vocational and agricul the governor made Iris major Recommending definite curtail ments of recent new Lee asked the legislature to agree that no matter how meritorious these services it is beyond the ability of the people to pay for He cited the Salt Lake area vocational school as an recalling that it was set up with a appropriation by the 1947 Quotes Fund Figure Despite the fact that of the appropriation remained un spent as of June the governor said the present request for the ischool is I have recommended no ap propriation for this activity not as an expression of its lack of merit but because there is no money in the general fund for such an ac he He cut the requested appropria tion for Central Utah vocational training school from to suggesting this activity should not be allowed to expand beyond bur ability to With one his rccom See Page Column 7 Politieos Split On Fund Slash Views Reaction to Bracken Lees budget message to the Utah j legislature Monday ranged fron 100 approval by some Republi can senators to moans of anguish from some of the administrative department The governors paring job ap parently was received with more favor in the senate than in the heavily Democratic where a sizeable number are thinking in terms of new taxes and morr reve Disagree in Tart Some of tile legislatorswho pressed approval of the overall message some of the specific recom Senate President Hop a Republican or who will make a de termined effort to cut down government activities and ex penses will receive my Bred Milliman Mam chairman of the senate ap propriations said it was a good message but left most of the details to the iegisla Critical Reaction I he that we can stay within the recommenda tions although the committee will stay within anticipated The most critical reaction came from departmental and institu tional All I can commented Ray president of the University of is that the governors recommendation for higher education is a challenge to the people of this The amount recommended is just about what the of alone Governor The governor is completely mis informed on our We would have welcomed an opportunity to discuss our problems with him advance but we were not asked to do If the legislature follows these recommendations we will have to turn students And we would lose our best the men who are in demand else Other typical comments Welby director of the state health department We just could not operate on the amount Some of our See Page Column German Musician Under Cancels Quiting NEW 24 German pianist Walter acknowledged one of the worlds greatest musicians but under at tack as an alleged called off his American concert tour Monday night and agreed to leave the United States by 11 Fistfights among a crowd of 2000 broke out in front of famed Carnegie hall when his first ap pearance here since before the war was canceled less than an hour be fore the doors were to be opened to a sellout The 53yearold Gieseking was taken into custody during the afternoon by immigration depart ment agents after completing a rehearsal at The justice department in an nouncing discovery of new evi dence of his alleged proNazi said he had agreed to leave the country by 11 He arrived on an Air France plane Saturday The airline said he had a roundtrip ticket and might plan to take the next plane for Paris at 10 Tues But GiesekingL could not be located He heid planned a 38appearance tour of both Canada and the United It was not known whether he might attempt to ful fill his Canadian many of them members of Jewish were marching in a drizzle before Carnegie hall to protest his ap The lastminute cancel lation resulted in virtually the entire audience showing up to find the hall dark and signs posted an nouncing that refunds would be Bitter arguments started about whether or not Gieseking was a Nazi and whether that was im portant in view of his musical Several fistfights mostly among the wouldbe audi Arthur Klein earlier Monday asked GeiC Tom Clark to investigate Gieie kings Although he entered this coun try Saturday night with state department the justice de partment said sufficient dence name into the hands of im migration authorities Monday to warrant a fullscale   

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