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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS am am pm Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday fibwit WEATHER Cloudy Monday and con tinued miid Details on Page 14 VOL 158 NO 130 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH MONDAY MORNING FEBRUARY 21 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Haylif t Bale In Mfflard Kills Herder Accident Occurs 15 Air Miles West of Milford MILFORD Beaver County Feb bale plunging from a haylift plane killed Willard Peacock about 65 Salina Sevier county Sunday about 3 pm as he was attempting to herd sheep away from the target line where feed was being dropped The accident happened in Mil lard county at the north end of Wahwah valley about 15 air miles west of here J E Cordova Salina a tender at a camp about a mile from the scene found Mr Peacocks body He stamped out a message Think man dead Help Help which was seen by Lt L Anderson pilot of one of the two C47s from March Air Force Base Gal which were dropping feed to the herd owned by Hans Carl Nielsen Sa line Since the air force planes could not land in the terrain they re turned to Milford airport Ben Hillman Milford flew out and landed at the camp in a light ski equipped plane Light Plane Lands Mr Cordova told him that the sheep were accustomed to the feed lift practice of droppingbales along the same line during suc cessive runs over the same area and had all flocked nearer to where the hay was coming down The victim was attempting to herd them back at the time of the accident he believed Mr Hillman said when he ar rived at the camp it was not pos sible to go out to the place where the body was and still have time to return here before dark Les Clay deputy sheriff here said if clearance is obtained from Millard county officers the body will be brought here Monday Plan Investigation The two air force planes went to Hill air force base after leav ing Milford airport They reported there that neither of the crews knew the man was killed until see ing the message Authorities at Hill A F B said an investigation into the accident is being planned A sheep herded by occupation Mr Peacock had lived in Emery county before he came to Salina about 10 years ago His widow Mrs Emma Adeline Peacock had moved to Redmond Sevier county within the past week Also surviving are two sons Sherrill Peacock Redmond and Woodruff Peacock Salina and a daughter Mrs Lola Jensen Red mond Canadian Airport Warehouse Burn VANCOUVER B C Feb 20 major fires mushroomed within an hour of each other Sat urday night at Vancouvers Inter national airport and a downtown warehouse Preliminary estimates of dam age reached the 000 mark A windswept blaze leveled the administration building at the air port completely demolishing the control tower and the main offices of three air lines operating on the Pacific Trans Canada and Canadian Pacific BALANCE IN SIGHT AxWielding Soloiis Battle With Budget The legislative appropriations committee whittling here and hacking there battled to within sight of a state budget Between the committee and its goal however loomed the sessions biggest to do with welfare The committee in session since am adjourned at 9 pm the question unanswered It will meet Monday at u i Q n w O f f A VII n n 1 i T n Bolivia Squelches ExilePlanned Revolution Plot LA PAZ Bolivia Feb 20 UP Enrique Hertzogs gov ernment announced Sunday that it has squelched a revolutionary plot engineered by Bolivian exiles in Peru and Argentina At least eight leaders of the Rightist National Revolutionary Movement MNR have been arrested Government sources said many more were being rounded up Bolivia demanded that Peru halt the activities of the plotters Hertzog said he was preparing to order a precautionary state of siege He blamed the plot on backers of Pros Gualbcrto Vil larroel the Bolivian strong man who was assassinated in a revolution in July 1946 Hert zogs own regime is regarded as moderate with a political orien tation slightly left of center Pontiff Warns Of Churchs Will to Speak VATICAN CITY Feb 20 UP Pius XII told a vast cheer ing throng in St Peters square Sunday that totalitarian states will never silence the Roman Cath olic church Sunlight glinted off a golden cross overhead as the pope speak ing in a voice vibrant with emo tion likened Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty to the early Christian martyrs He denounced the life im prisonment imposed upon the Hun garian cardinal and said it had awakened on the banks of the Ti ber a shout of indignation against the sentence inflicted on the banks of the Danube He spoke for 11 minutes Interrupted again and again by prolonged shouts of acclamation from the overflow crowd of 250000 to 300000 persons the pontiff said the trial of Cardinal Mindszenty was but one link in the long chain of persecution directed by dicta tors against Christianity The church he said is eternal and will never waiver or hesitate He called on God to give the people vigilance and strength against fu ture blows In white vestments and purple robe the pope spoke from the cen tral balcony of St Peters Basilica to peasants priests and prominent persons rallied by Catholic action groups of the Roman diocese to demonstrate solidarity in face of Communist assaults on the church Present day persecutors the pope declared do not surpass Nero in crudeness able as they are in the use of advanced science in their determination to dominate and enslave the people on a scale not conceivable in the past The pope appeared at pm am E S T after Msgr Luigi Traglia concluded a special out door mass of expiation for which the big bell of St Peters the Cam ponone tolled the hour am in an attempt to solve its problem As committee recommendations for appropriations were written into the bill it became increasingly apparent that this legislature as last will depend heavily on sales tax revenue to balance the states budget Higher Education What rather minor cuts saved in budget allotments was more than eaten up by increased appro priation over 1947 to institutions of higher education and welfare institutions As the meeting adjourned the general fund appropriation totaled over rev enue estimates Appropriations from the sales the still unapproved and highly con troversial amount suggested for public 000 approximately un der estimated sales tax revenue The 1947 legislature balanced the general fund by appropriating to it in sales tax reve nue All figures and totals were ten tative subject both to check and revision by committee members and amendment on the floor of either house Revenue Problem The key to the states revenue problem rests with the amount finally approved for welfare ad ministration and assistance The totals above include a sub committee recommendation of was described by its sponsor Sen J Rulon Jen kins D as calling for a severe retrenchment in wel fare expenditures This figure he said would be realistic only if the present lien law is continued relative respon sibility laws are passed and cost of living falls The commission has asked for an appropriation of for the next biennium He said that with the retention of present restrictions strength ening of parental responsibility laws and proper administration the recommended would provide for a decent wel fare program Differences Apparent Several intracommittee differ ences were apparent and close votes decided several appropria tions The majority of the committee however decided against an ap propriation for the state depart ment of publicity and industrial development or for its three ports of entry projects An appropria tion for the Vernal museum and field house a PID baby was given to the state board of ex aminers Concensus on the ports of entry was that the state should get rid of them as quickly and as profit ably as possible Does Lee One Better The board also outdid Gov J Bracken Lees suggestion that the Utah Department of Veterans af fairs be turned from a per biennium state agency into a liaison office After a divided hot it was recommended that no ap propriation be given to the agency A compromise appropriation of to the Utah Water and Power board for a new construc tion revolving fund was reached See Pago 2 Column 6 Another Sofia Cleric Confesses SOFIA Bulgaria Feb 20 UP Sofia newspapers Sunday printed a confession by another of the 15 Protestant clergymen to be tried here next week on charges of treason espionage and black marketing The statement attributed to Yanko Ivanov Methodist church supervisor named American lega tion officials Methodist educators and a Hollywood movie company as instigators and paymasters of an alleged Protestant spy ring op erating in Bulgaria Ivanov is a deputy to Vassil Zyapkov head of the supreme council of Evangelical churches who confessed Saturday that he sent espionage data to British and American officials Zyapkovs confession was carried in the government newspaper Otechest ven Front Legation Secretary Ivanov was said to have named Cyril Black an American legation secretary in 1945 as the key man in espionage activities The newspapers said that Miss Melany Turner principal of the Methodist American college at Lovetch and her successor Helen Cooper were Blacks chief assistants Ivanov reportedly admitted re ceiving large sums of money from Black the two college principals and a representative of Metro GoldwynMayer Hollywood mo tion picture producers The said Black Priest Confessed Pole Terrorist Russ Radio Says LONDON Feb 20 Moscow radio said Sunday a Catholic priest in Warsaw had admitted belonging to a terrorist organization which robbed and murdered The broadcast said the priest a Father Fertak made his con fession before a military tri bunal trying him another priest and other members of the ter rorist gang The priest testified that the organization on trial carried on robberies and murders the Com munist broadcast said and that any support even moral sup port given the organization was criminal The priest was quoted as add ing the hope that his plight would be a warning to other priests not to support under ground organizations or estab lish contact with them arranged that all our pastors be paid a regular monthly salary and said all necessary expense would be paid by the legation Blacks instructions to the pastors were said to have been along two carry out political activities by all Evangel ical churches and for our religious work Information Pleases Miss Turner was said to have told Ivanov that the legation people were much pleased with my information Ivanov was quoted as admitting that he collected large amounts ol information of a political eco nomic and military character most of which was transmitted through Zyapkov who I knew kept directions with Cyril Black and the British political mission Zyapkov was quoted Saturday as admitting that I received es pionage data from my colleague and transmitted it Meanwhile Catholic Jewish Protestant Moslem and Orthodox church leaders issued declarations condemning the activities of the 15 Protestant ministers Various Protestant leaders have been mak ing similar declarations since the arrests were announced 10 claj ago The pastors are scheduled to go on trial Feb 25 Navys Warships Ready to Start Atom Exercises Simulated Bomb Operation Feature of Huge Games WASHINGTON Feb 20 attack with atom bomb and guided missiles on a taslc force in the navys Caribbean maneuvers will help prepare Americas sea fighters for atomic warfare This wasdisclosed Sunday in an announcement that major warships will sail Monday from east coast ports to start the Diggest peacetime war exercises ever staged by the navy These will feature a simulated atomic bomb operation using it as an offensive weapon The mock bombing will be accompanied by simulated guided missile attacks Striker Really Accentuates the Negative A worker of the Philadelphia Transportation Co shouts against settling the transit strike early Workers Call Off Quaker Citys Transit Walkout PHILADELPHIA Feb 20 transit strike ended Sunday and the citys trolley bus and subwayelevated lines went back into service for the first time in 10 days Within two and a half hours after striking transit workers voted by acclamation to end their walkout the longthrottled transportation system began to move It brought to an end more than a week of hardship for 3200000 footweary daily com muters Quake Expert At Stanford 91 Succumbs PALO ALTO Cal Feb 2 UP Bailey Willis world famous geologist and authority on earth quakes died at his home here last night at the age of 91 The colorful bewhiskered Stan ford professor had conducted geol ogy and seismology expeditions in a score of countries He had been widely decorated and honored for his scientific achievements Affectionately known on the Stanford campus as Earthquake Willis he had been active until an illness three weeks ago At 90 he recently published his 36th book A Yanqui in Patagonia He was legendary for his abil ity in his 80s to outwalk students during geology field trips It was only recently that he gave up daily strenuous workouts in the gymna sium Took Positive Stand Dr Willis had been the subject of frequent newspaper headlines in the west because of his pronounce ments on earthquakes With calm insistence he had maintained Pa cific coast earthquakes are bound to continue because of faults in the earths surface along the Pa cific shores Dr Willis was widely credited with having insisted that the fa mous Golden Gate bridge someday would tumble because of an earth quake A few years ago he denied he had said the bridge actually would fall but that he had warned its builders that rock under the south pier was weak Reached Four Conclusions The foundation as a result was sunk deeper and he said only time would tell whether it had been deep enough From his lifelong study of earthquakes he reached four con clusions 1 There is no such thing as earthquake weather 2 Earthquake cycles cannot be accurately plotted 3 Earthquakes cannot be pre dicted 4 They are not dangerous if one avoids walls and other falling ob jects Sunday during a mass meeting of strikers after negotiators had reached terms for agreement Norway Labor Party Asks Nation to Seek Pact Link OSLO Norway Feb 20 UP The governing labor party of Nor way Sunday night formally urged the nation to seek binding co operation with the western demo cracies Labor party officials released the text of a resolution adopted Saturday night by a vote of 329 to 35 which virtually assures that Norway will join the north At lantic pact despite Russian oppo sition The labor party congress is of the opinion that Norway must try to solve its security problem in solidaric and binding coopera tion with the western democracies in the foreign political field the resolution said This cooperation must build on the United Nations charter and must be a peace and defense cooperation both in form and content Clear Mandate With this clear mandate from his ruling party Foreign Minister Halvard M Lange was expected to go before the Storting parlia ment sometime this week with a formal and concrete proposal Lange could ask that Norway join immediately in the Atlantic pact negotiations now going on in Washington or he could sug gest that Norway wait until other nations sign the agreement In either case it appeared vir tually certain that Norway will cast her lot with the western powers in the face of two warn ings from Russia and that Rus sias offer of a mutual nonaggres sion pact will be rejected politely taut firmly Norway cannot be isolated in the world the labor party reso lution said A planned and soli daric cooperation between the Democratic countries comprising economic political and defense problems is necessary for the re construction of our own country and to make a safe basis for peace security and democracy Especially Desirable Within this frame a Scandina vian cooperation is deemed es pecially desirable and natural and the party congress approves of the governments efforts to ex tend the Scandinavian cooperation Li Flies to Urge Sun Fo Move For Party Unity CANTON China Feb 20 Pres Li Tsung Jen flew down with diehard Nationalist leaders who oppose his policy of an immediate peace with the Communists He issued a formal statement condemning any political fac tion which refuses to bow to the peace pleas of the great clearly referred to the faction headed by Premier Sun Fo with whonp Li has split His visit which almost dumb founded government officials in Canton was expected to result in a virtual ultimatum to Suh Fo to return to Nanking or resign and to establish a binding Scandi navian defense alliance But it must conclude that it has not been possible at present to combine a Scandinavian defense alliance with general cooperation between the democracies in the defense field Dispatches from Copenhagen said Denmark still was cautious toward the proposed Atlantic pact and Swedish Premier Tage Er lander told an audience in south Sweden that in view of Norways decision there probably will be no more Scandinavian defense talks Study Reveals West Fear Of U S Help WASHINGTON Feb 21 A Foreign Policy Assn report said Sunday that European coun tries which risk antagonizing Rus sia by joining the north Atlantic alliance want assurance the United States will automatically help them if Russia attacks The lack of an automatic war clause in the proposed treaty was described as giving the United States a virtual veto power1 over the whole security system and as arousing the most serious objec tions on the part of the Europeans Study of Arguments The association a private organ ization promoting interest in for eign policy issued a lengthy study of arguments for and against the treaty as State department and senate leaders and European nego tiators agreed on plans to speed the whole project to a final con clusion These plans if carried through on schedule probably will lead to publication of the treaty text with in two weeks The Foreign Policy Assn predicted that the whole pro posal will then be fully weighed both in this country and abroad Against Commitment In presenting European reaction to the lack of art automatic war clause the association showed the reverse side of the argument which occupied senate attention much of last week and which demonstrated strong Washington opinion against any such commitment Secy of State Dean Acheson and ambassadors of the six other na tions negotiating the treaty are due to meet Tuesday or Wednes day to push the treaty draft to ward final agreement WASHINGTON Feb 20 UP Robert A Taft R Sunday threw his support behind a strong north Atlantic security pact which would pledge American aid to western Europe in case of attack The GOP leader who has often stoutly opposed administration foreign policy joined the already impressive ranks of senators sup porting the pact the navy said Some navy officers said they believed this was the first time a large scale navy maneuver has been based on assumption of atomic attack on the fleet Foremost Authority The man directing the maneu vers is the foremost authority on the effect of atomic weapon at tack against naval craft Adm W H P Biandy The admiral was the commander of the 1946 Bakini tests of the bomb against a guinea pig fleet He now is commander inchief of the Atlantic fleet It was learned Sunday night the simulated Abomb will be car ried and dropped by a navy bomber the P2V Neptune long range plane which holds the dis tance record This development was interest ing The air forces B29s have been used in the three instances in which an actual Abomb was dropped and burst in in Japan and one in the Bikini test However advocates of strategic bombing by navy planes have con tended the navy too can fly atom bombs to a target and that one of the planes is the P2V Thus the navy appears to be giving official support to this contention by us ing the Neptune for the simulated mission Predetermined Point The bomb used in the maneuvers will be the flare type apparently intended to burst at a predeter mined point above the target its flash marking the point of burst A single bomb will be used against the task force which pre sumably will be deployed in cruis ing formation At Bikini two types of tests were airborne bomb dropped and burst above the tar get fleet and an underwater burst This target fleet however was anchored with ships far closer to each other than would be the case of a tack force cruising at sea In the air burst at Bikini five ships were light Jap anese cruiser two destroyers and two transports Maximum Damage A chart recently made available by the navy indicates the navy now estimates that the maximum damage from one atom bomb dropped against a carrier task force deployed in cruising position would be one carrier sunk The chart shows four carriers pro tected by an inner screen of cruis ers and an outer screen of destroy ers capable of bringing to bear 2000 antiaircraft guns The simulated guided missile at tack also will be launched against the task force by P2Vs navy of ficers said Without specifying precise types navy officers said the missiles would be the latest prototypes Medical Plan Unit Rakes AMA Drive WASHINGTON Feb 20 Supporters of Pres Harry S Tru mans national health insurance plan Sunday denounced the week old health program of the Ameri an Medical Assn as a fancy press relations job The AMA proposal is designed to obscure the A M As stubborn opposition to any program which would bring medical care within the means of the average man said the Committee for the Na tions Health a voluntary group headed by Dr Channing Frothing ham of Boston The AM As only proposal for meeting that national problem is the same as before voluntary health insurance said Frothing hams statement It has not moved an inch on this basic issue despite all the window dressing Former Society Head Dr Frothingham ii a former president of the Massachusetts Medical society Members of the committee include Mrs Franklin p Roosevelt David Sarnoff pres ident of Radio Corp of America Pres William Green of American Federation of Labor and Philip Murray of Congress of Industrial Organizations and others It de scribed itself as heading up the drive for Pres Trumans health insurance program in opposition to the AMA The AM As first for creation of a federal depart ment of health with cabinet status rejected by the 80th con gress and was more recently turned down by the Hoover com mission the statement said Million Propaganda The American people trust their doctors to deal with disease just as they trust their generals to win battles but they are firm ly set against permitting these specialists to determine broad pub lics policy Dr Frothingham advised lay men to remember that AMA recently hired a new and clever publicity firm for what is re ported to be the biggest public relations fee in history which the association hopes to pay from the propaganda fund it is trying to collect by assessing its members each The AMA last week rebuked 136 members who protested the 25 levy if it is to be used for propaganda and lobbying instead of developing a comprehensive medical care program L Officers and directors of the AMA issued a statement saying the fund is not for lobbying nor in any way a slush fund SETS PAY PATTERN G E Rejects Union Demand For Fourth Wage Boost NEW YORK Feb 20 NYT The General Electric Co the na tions largest electrical goods man ufacturer Sunday turned down a demand for a fourthround wage increase by the CIO Electrical Radio and Machine Workers union The company also opposed union demands for a shorter workweek and liberalized pension and wel fare programs General Electric with 200000 employes is the traditional pat ternsetter in the electrical indus try although last year General Motors which operates in both the electrical and automotive fields broke the noincrease patter that G E was attempting to establish The CIO electrical union for mulated its 1919 collective bar gaining program at a conference attended by representatives of all G E locals The program called for a wage increase to offset an estimated loss of a week in purchasing power since Janu ary 1945 a reduction in hours with no reduction in pay and im provement of existing pension health and sick benefit plans The program also called for congres sional action to repeal the Taft Hartley law and to broaden the federal social security system The union asserted that the weekly wages of G E workers had gone up only 14 in the last three years whereas the companys prices had gone up 36 and its profits The union also as serted that the productivity of the average worker had gone up 25 and that thousands of workers were being laid off It was on this basis that the union demanded a cut in the working hours with out a cut in pay A11 of the unions statistics were challenged by Lemuel R Boulware G E vice president in charge of employe relations Mr Boulware said the takehome pay of hourly rated workers at General Electric had risen 92 since 1940 the cost to the company of raw materials and services had increased but the cost of its products to the public had advanced only a little more than On a percentage basis Boulware said the companys total payroll increased more than its profits last year He added that on a dollar basis the rise in the payroll was about equal to the companys net profit   

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