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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS am am pm Intermountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday fibun WEATHER Snow north cloudy south portion Wednesday colder north Details on Page 26 VOL 158 NO 118 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH WEDNESDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 9 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS House Okehs Train Bill By Slim Vote LaborBacked Measure Would Require Two Men on Engines By RICHARD A SQUIRES A laborbacked bill to require two men on all locomotives Weighing more than 90000 pounds was passed in the house Tuesday over a coalition of Republicans and rural Demo cratic representatives by a Barrow 36 votes for 21 against The house also Approved an emergency appro priation of to the Utah Institute of Pine Arts for the Utah State symphony to cover deficits already incurred and to permit the orchestra to finish the season Killed a bill to make automo bile ownership prima facie evi dence of guilt in parking offenses The locomotive bill provoked the longest debate of the day and the final vote was taken as the first in dication to date of labors strength In the predominantly Democratic 4119 house Because of the bills rather nar row the debate it was pointed out that the Bingham and Garfield railroad would be the only line narrow mar gin of approval was taken as an in dication that some of labors bills having a broader basissuch as a minimum wage law might run into more opposition in the house than predicted earlier in the session Divergent Opinions Proponents of the measure main tained its safety law while its critics charged feather bedding Rep John W Rowberry D Tooele said that all other rail roads operating in Utah require two men and that without a helper an engineer pushing freight cars can see only one side of the train Rep Frank Bonacci D Car bon charged that absence of an other person in the cab caused four fatal accidents at the Bingham copper pit last year Rep John A Murch D Cache said that the questionwas one for collective bargaining between the company and the union and not a matter for the legislature He said an argument for legislation re quiring two men in the cab of a truck carried as much weight as the measure proposed Final Vote Results In the final vote six Democrats lined up with 17 of the 19 Repub lican members against the bill A legislative program to remedy Salt Lake Citys severe parking problem suffered its second set back in as many days with the de feat of the prima facie parking ticket bill On Monday the house voted down a bill to permit cities to purchase lease or acquire by condemnation offstreet lots for parking Major opposition to Tuesdays measure came from representa tives who felt that the assumption of guilt of car owner for parking tickets condemns a man before he can prove he is innocent Proponents of the measure ar gued that it would do away with parking hogs who destroy tick ets under the present law which requires police to catch parking violators in the act Parking Statistics Rep Albert J Cope D Salt Lake said that less than 20 of the motorists are using 45 of parking time under present laws Rep H Roland Tietjen R Sevier awayed rural votes when he ob jected to a provision in the bill re quiring parking violators to ap pear within five days of receiving a notice of violation He said it would work a hardship on car owners from other parts of the state who had left the city as the bill made no provision for paying the fine by mail Vote on the bill was 21 for 37 against with two absent Rep Dil worth S Woolley R Salt Lake served notice he would move for reconsideration Wednesday Pass Symphony Bill The symphony bill passed 46 votes to 12 but not before it had aroused sharp criticism from down state representatives Rep George A Hurst R San Juan said he was not speaking against the value of the orchestra but that he felt the state has better uses for its money than to spend it for entertainment for a few people He charged that the deficit fac ing the symphony could only have arisen by mismanagement Cudgels for the emergency ap propriation were taken up by Reps Frank M Openshaw R Salt Lake and Thomas M Rees D Salt Rep Openshaw said that the deficit was an honest debt due to the severity of the winter which cut attendance far under pre season estimates Rep Rees said that the adver tising value of the orchestra to the state is worth far more than the requested by it The house adjourned until Wednesday at 11 am Jack Frost Paints With Frigid Flair Iceolated temporary buildings at Fort Douglas bear silent witness to wintry cold at the University of Utah where Jack Frost turned his talents to the symmetry of well planned ice for mations The structure is vacant and unheated and Tuesday gave up several Icicles to the nun Utah Senators Want Rent Curb Junked By O N MALMQUIST Congress was urged by the Utah senate Tuesday to abandon rather than extend rent control powers an now being proposed in Wash 5ngt6n D C The action was taken by a vote of 16 to six while the body was evenly divided on the party line one Democrat being absent Other developments on the sen ate side included Defeat of a resolution to sub mit to the electorate a proposition for a constitutional convention to revise the states basic law Construction Job Defeat of a bill designed to strengthen existing laws against prostitution Passage of a bill to increase juror fees in district courts from to per day and in city and justice courts from 2 to Passage of a bill to extend the time in which subcontractors on a constiuction job may file a lien to obtain a claim Receipt of four new bills two of which would reorganize the ad ministration of the state agricul tural department and the state industrial school A third bill would make any public official removed from office by judicial proceed ings ineligible to hold public office in the future The fourth would add a section to the state insur ance code Postpone Action The senate resolution urging congress to discontinue rent con trols as quickly as possible was passed in the face of a from Pres Alonzo P Hopkin D that the house might adopt and send to congress a resolution taking the opposite po sition He suggested that to avoid this possibility the senate measure be converted into a joint resolution which would require action of both houses But Sen Rue L Clegg R Salt See Page 7 Oolinnn 4 Denham Defends Value Of NonRed Pledges WASHINGTON Feb 8 The National Labor Relations boards general counsel said Tues day night dropping of the Taft Hartleyacts nonCommunist af fidavit provision would encourage Communists labor unions Robert N Denham the counsel told the senate labor committee the proposed step would be a ter rific discouragement for the labor statesmen who are attempt ing to rout Communists from their unions Russ Demand Atom Bomb Stocks Count LAKE SUCCESS N Y Feb 8 formally proposed Tuesday that the United Nations security council demand a public inventory of the Unitnd States atom bomb stockpiles by the end of next month Russian Delegate Jacob Malik also asked the council to approve a resolution which would amount to a formal denunciation of the proposed north Atlantic security pact He charged the pact was the project of the aggressive cir cles of certain powers who plan to unleash a new war on the world American Delegate Warren R Austin immediately denounced the Soviet proposal as a grab bag a succotash of all the peas beans and other constituents that have come to us from time to time from the Soviet Union through out the history of the U N Austin charged that the Soviet proposal was an attempt to halt all progress on world disarma ment Malik devoted all but half a min ute cf his 10minute speech at the opening of Tuesdays council ses sion to the reading of a lengthy resolution which he asked council to approve Dwindling Storm Invades Northern Part of Utah Drifting Snow Wy In Hits 18 Feet ommg The TaftHartley act requires that top officials of unions must sign affidavits be fore the1unions are permitted to use the services of the labor board Denham was giving the com mittee his views on the administra tions labor bill In repealing the TaftHartley law that bill would knock out the nonCommunist af fidavit requirement Administration Measure The administration measure would substitute a modified Wag ner act for TaftHartley law Sen Robert A Taft R O asked Denham about the non Communist provision I would just hate like the mis chief to see it taken out Den ham said In reply to a question by Taft Denham said the provision made most labor organizations Commu nistconscious and gives them an incentive to clean them out There is no question that it the provision has made inroads against Communistdominated unions he said Taft commented it has been said that Communists will take a false oath Denham said a question about whether an oath was false has been raised not more than a half dozen times in the boards experience Refuses to File Taft then remarked that most of those reputed in labor circles to be Communists have refused to file affidavits Most of them have Denham agreed Taft asked whether elimination of the affidavit requirement would be an encouragement to Com munists trying to dominate unions Denham replied It would be an encouragement to them and a terrific discourage ment to the men who are trying to clean them out To eliminate the requirement now would be a considerable discouragement to the labor statesmen and labor has some grand statesmen CHEYENNE Wyo Feb 8 UP as much as 18 ft deep paralyzed rail and road traf fic in Wyoming Utah and Idaho Tuesday Fortysix Union Pacific passen ger and mail trains were stalled n the three states Of these 28 were in Wyoming carrying about 4000 passengers Not a wheel has turned on the railroads tracks in Wyoming since Sunday noon The fury of the new storm Mon day was augmented by whistling winds which flung freshets of old snow across recentlyopened high ways Rawlins Hit Hardest Rawlins in southern Wyoming was one of the communities hit the hardest Rescuers dug their way through highpiled drifts cov ering the homes of 10 families and guided them to safety It was feared they might be overcome by carbon monoxide gas Bright sunlight and a lack of wind gave Rawlins residents hope Tuesday they might dig out from under the blizzard The storm has cost five lives this week in Wyoming Idaho and Utah Winds continued to blow snow across the Union Pacific tracks between Laramie and Hanna and west of Rawlins giving rotary plows a bad time Plow on U S 30 A highway plow headed west from Rawlins to try to open up highway U S 30 to Rock Springs This is the transcontinental route of vacationing motorists traveling between the west coast and east ern statea At Casper In central Wyoming Fifth army and civilian road crews began all over again the job of breaking through drifts Planes from the U S air force resumed flights to drop hay bales to ranches caught in the blizzards path Big Piney again was Wyomings coldest point during the night with 36 below zero Warmer weather was predicted for the state Wednesday TRANSU S RECORD Bomber Averages 607 mph WASHINGTON Feb 8 An arrowshaped B47 jet bomber streaked through the stratosphere at an average speed of 6072 miles an hour Tuesday in the fastest transcontinental flight ever made The bomber rated as light despite its 125000 pounds flew 2289 miles from Moses Lake Wash air base to Andrews Field Md a few miles southeast of the capital in 3 hrs 46 mins The pace was 27 min shorter in time and 23 miles faster in aver age speed than the official record of 4 hrs 13 min at 584 mph estab lished by Col William H Council in an F80 Shooting Star two years ago However the air force will claim no record The flight was not timed officially and it did not fly the recognized contest course The recognized that Col Council Loa Angeles to New York 2464 miles The B47 ia a sixengine swept wing bomber built by Boeing Air plane Co at Seattle Known as the Stratojet it is the air forces first bomber designed for speeds over 600 mph The wings and tail reach back at a sharp angle from its fat tapered body The main landing gear is the bicycle type with two pairs of wheels in tandem and a small wheel under each wing for balance on the ground Picture on page 5 Maj Pwussel E Schleeh pilot and Maj Joseph W Howell co pilot both attached to the flight test division of the air materiel command at Wright Field Dayton O said the flight was strictly rou tine They were comfortable in a new type flying suit being tested by the materiel command used oxygen all the way and navigated by radio compass on a great circle course which took them 20 miles south of Chicago The first part of the flight was at 32000 feet Later they moved up to 37000 feet The pressurized cabin was maintained at 23000 feet During one hour they cov ered 648 miles Air force officials said there was no attempt to set a speed mark or wait for the best winds The plane was brought to Washing ton for an exhibit and flight dem onstration arranged for congress next Tuesday Virtually every modern type of air force plane wiil be in the show Operation of Goes to Dogs In Carbon Area A new twist to the lift series may be added in Carbon county Wednesday This time it will be a doglift According to E Woodrow Walton clerk state aeronautics commission sheepdogs in sev eral flocks in Carbon county were poisoned on coyote bait Sheepherders need immediate replacements to control their flocks So through cooperation of the state aeronautics office and the Price Civilian Air Patrol headed by Dr Eldon Dorman squadron commander sheep dogs are scheduled to drop by parachute to marooned flocks Airport Operator E L Buck Davis a CAP official is de signing a special harness with which to float the canines to earth Mr Walton Tuesday ex pressed two special 12ft chutes to the Price operator Primate Given Life Term Appeals Case BUDAPEST Hungary Feb 8 threat of death still hung over Josef Cardinal Mindszenty Tuesday night despite a peoples court decision that he must serve the remainder of his life in prison The higher bench of peoples courts to which the cardinal has appealed for reduction of his sen tence has the power to increase the sentence if it sees fit Or it can let the lower courts ruling stand There was no indication Tues day whilethe cardinal and his six convicted associates went to prison as to when the appeals court will take up the casa When it does it will consider a renewed plea by Prosecutor Gyula Elapi that the cardinal receive the ex treme by hanging Makes Death Demand The prosecutor first made the demand last Saturday and he voiced it again Tuesday in assail ing the peoples court sentence on the ground it was too light The 56yearold Roman Catholic primate of Hungary was convicted of treason seeking to overthrow the Communist government in fa vor of the Hapstaurg monarchy and illegal trading in dollars he received from the United States and the Vatican The court blamed part of Cardinal Mindszentys troubles on the United States which it castigated as a meddler in Hungarian affairs The cardinal showed not a flicker of emotion as the court passed sentence upon him and an swered yes in a firm and clear voice when the judge asked him if he chose to appeal All Defendants Appeal All the codefendants appealed except for Rev Andras Zakar young former secretary to the cardinal He drew a sixyear term The others received sentences of three years to life Though death sentence re mained legally possible a foreign office spokesman said such a sen tence for treason was invoked only in case of war A paragraph of Hungarian law was cited which said that if the number and kind of extenuating circumstances are so considerable that even a life sentence seems heavy a court may impose a lighter penalty In addition to the prison terms Page 0 Column 3 Acheson Says ERP Halts Red Advance WASHINGTON Feb 8 Secy of State Dean Acheson as serted Tuesday Communist trou blemakers have been checked and forced to retreat in western Europe by the growing success of the Marshall recovery plan He joined Recorvery Adminis trator Paul G Hoffman and Rov ing Ambassador W Averell Har riman in appealing to congress for quick approval of a 000000 bill to keep the program in high gearuntU June 30 19CO Harriman underscored his re port by bluntly accusing Russia of systematically using the fear of war to block world recovery But he said that in spite ofr Soviet obstruction the democracies are winning this struggle for peace and freedom and Communist countries behind the iron curtain have now been thrown on the de fensive Bring Peace Stability Hoffman said he fervently be lieves the multibillion dollar aid program will bring world peace and stability and turn out to be the greatest bargain the American people ever had The three officials testified as the senate and house foreign tions committees opened hearings on the second installment of the historic 414year project launched last year Acheson and Hoffman appearec before a joint session of the com mittees this morning and Harri man testified in the afternoon be fore the house committee Acheson reminded that the plan was presented and adopted las spring as a calculated risk A Sound Measure The results of the first yea definitely established that the measure was sound he said The outstanding fact is that the pro gram is succeeding It not only has relieved human suffering and strengthened th wartorn economies of democrat nations he said but has paic political dividends by halting th spread of communism There has been no advance in totalitarianism on the continen of Europe since the program be gan he declared Without th program the situation probablj would have been very different Scoring the Communists fo their efforts to wreck the recover project Acheson said that thos elements who sought to perpetual human misery in order to profi politically have been checked an forced into retreat 4BlowV Severity Lessens On Southward Journey A new blizzard which moved into the intermountain regioR with all the earmarks of the whistling weekend storm early Vednesday was dwindling in intensity aa it neared Utah Salt liake City weather forecasters said They expect the storm to reach Salt Lake City by nbout daybreak Wednesday but do not look for much snow Winds may reach 30 mph and cause some drifting Another storm fatality was recorded late Tuesday just over the Utah line in Nevada where a civilian employe of Wendover air force base was killed when a caterpillar tractor slipped from a truck crushing lim The accident occurred on U S highway 50 13 miles south of Wendover Identity of the employe was not stablished early Wednesday His death brought to nine the death oll from recent stormy weather Eighth person to die was Myr ene Holbrook 8 who lost her life n a snowslide in west Pocatello Ida A companion Joe Papetti 11 was a second victim in the Poca ello slide which occured late Monday Three U P Workers Others who lost their lives in he storm included three Union Pacific workers trapped in a Bear River canyon snowslide two Idaho nen frozen to death and a Park City miner who was buried in a slide The new storm will catch the entire west still in the process of digging out from the last blizzard Wyoming was particularly hard hit by the weekend blow and transcontinental trains and high ways still were closed there de spite snow clearing operations Union Pacific Railroad Co with 28 trains stalled in Wyoming and others tied up at terminals in flanking states said the trains might be able to break through the snowblockade between Green River and Rawlins if new storms did not interfere Temperatures Tuesday morning were below zero in most portions Tlt i onlythe extreme north western section reporting higher readings By Tuesday afternoon Salt Lake City had a mild thaw in progress although the maximum temperature was only 27 Winds in Salt LakeCity and Ogden were developing velocity late Tuesday and were expected to reach 30 mph by Wednesday when the storm strikes Late Tuesday snow was falling in western Montana sortie parts of Idaho and northern Nevada and winds were developing all over the region Twin Falls Ida highway and law enforcement officials said high winds accompanying the new storm had closed most newly opened roads by 8 pm and was threatening to close all others Southern Utah Southern Utah In the vicinity of Cedar City was snowbound again Tuesday morning after new snow and wind combined to drift in roads previously opened By aft ernoon however good progress was reported in opening blocked areas Some 25 employes of Columbia Iron Mining Co and 10 railroad workers marooned at Iron moun tain since Sunday morning were brought back to Cedar City Tues day afternoon by train suffering only from loss of sleep In northern Utah John Stuckl about 26 was rescued from snow blocked Logan canyon after spend ing most of Sunday and Monday trapped between slides on the can yon S highway 89 Other stories of persons being stranded also were filtering in from various points but late Tues day it appeared that no one was suffering great hardship Plight of livestock in Utah and Nevada worsened with each new flake of snow and as a result of the weekend blizzard Idaho was calling for haylift aid 30 MPH WIND Weather Data In Nutshell Forecast Snow and 20 to SO mph winds north portion with winds decreasing Wednesday aft ernoon Partly cloudy south por tion Roads Most main highways open but numerous secondary routes closed Main roads closed include Utah 530 from Kimballs Junc tion to Wanship U S 89 north of Logan and from Collinston to Logan U S 6 from Eureka to Lynndyl Utah 21 west from Milford Transportation Airlines normal Bus lines normal except on U S 30 into Wyoming and Idaho Union Pacific trains through Wyoming still halted Denver and Rio Grande Western trains on schedult Temperatures Colder weather in north and central portions Wednesday night Dane Airliner With 28 Aboard Plunges Into Icy Baltic Sea COPENHAGEN Denmark Feb 8 Danish air lines plane carrying 23 passengers believed all Spanish and a crew of five Danes plunged into the sea Tuesday night south of Malmo Sweden airlines officials announced The plane was arriving from Madrid and Paris when it crashed shortly after 9 pm in a narrow arm of the Baltic bordered by Sweden Denmark and Germany as it prepared for a landing at Kastrup airdrome here Harbor police and rtaval vessels started from here at once to seek traces of the plane Fire brigades from Copen hagen and Malmo Sweden stood by ashore Airport officials said they were in radio touch with the plane at pm It crashed between li and 19 minutes later while they were waiting for it to land Rain following a heavy fog hampered rescue efforts Residents of Barsebaec 12 miles north of Malmo said they heard a tremendous explosion at pm Dewey Advises GOPAclopt Middle Course WASHINGTON Feb 8 Gov Thomas E Dewey plotted a middle of the road course for the Republican party Tuesday night and called upon those opposed to liberal and progressive policies to leave the GOP He told an overflow Lincoln day audience in a broadcast nation wide address that it would be fatal for the party to follow an extreme path in opposition to all social welfare measures It would be equally fatal the New York governor said to em brace the entire New Deal regard less of cost and consequences Urges Middle Course Somewhere in between Dewey said the Republicans must guide their fortunes down the road of social progress and freedom and thus heal what he called the wide open split in Republican ranks Not a vacant chair was seen in the Mayflower hotel ballroom where the New Yorker made his first major speech since he was defeated for the presidency last November Dinner sponsors estimated 900 or more persons were present An adjoining room accompanied an overflow There had been reports that some Republicans would boycott1 the dinner in protest against the kind of campaign Dewey waged last year Leaders Attend Among congressional Republi cans present were Sens Arthur H Vandenberg Michigan Ken neth C Wherry Nebraska Owen Brewster and Margaret Chase Smith Maine and Reps Joseph W Martin Massachusetts and James Wadsworth New York Sen Robert A Taft of Ohio chairman of the senate GOP pol icy committee whom Dewey de feated for the presidential nomi nation called briefly to pay his respects Then he hurried back to a senate labor committee hearing1 without staying for the speeches Dowey was frequently applaud ed especially in his opening re marks when he goodnaturedly re ferred to the fact that he was coming to Washington only AS an occasional visitor instead of for a longer stay as he had thought last November he would Stop Bellyaching There was cheering too when in referring to the bad state of repair of the White House Dewey said that it has been in Demo cratic hands so longthat like the government itself its falling apart The GOP Dewey said should stop bellyaching about the Instead he advised his party to dedicate itself to forwardlooking social programs without trying to outbid the Democrats with the public money I