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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS am am pm Intermountain Network Station KALI Monday Through Friday WEATHER Fair and continued niikl weather Details on PiRe 18 VOL 158 NO 139 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH WEDNESDAY MORNING MARCH 2 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Harris Quits Utah State Prison Post Govern01Renames Board Leader Warden Praised Climnxing two mriilhs specu lation as In a Utah state prison staff shakenp Warden John E Harris Tuesday resigned the office he has held for nearly nine years The veteran officer who Mon day night denied that he intended to quit as reported by Dr Leslie D Burbidge at a Sons of Utah Pioneers called upon Gov J Bracken Lee early Tues day to learn that the chief ex ecutive wanted a new warden Announces Resignation Shortly after Mr Harris left the capitol he telephoned Gov Lee j that he was resigning The chief executive said that the board of I corrections the prisons admin1 istrative authority will fix the date of Mr Harris severance Herbert A Snow the boards I chairman whose renomination sent to the state senate by Gov Lee immediately after the i resignation praised the retiring warden as a loyal and efficient public servant Board Meet Thursday The board will meet Thursday at i pm in the governors office to consider a number of applica tions for the wardens post Chair man Snow said that the board will screen closely all candidates and that he expected several other aspirants to file their applications in the next two days Gov Lee ordered an investiga tion into prison conditions early in January after Grover Thompson inmate testified that he and Jack Bunco escaped from the Pointof tlieMountain honor farm after they had consumed more than two fifths of whisky smuggled into the compound and that liquor reg ularlv was received by the inmates DaVid T Lewis Salt Lake at torney who directed the probe re ported that prisoners at the Point and also at the main prison at 1100 E 21st South had obtained whisky and that some had distilled their own liquor within the walls Following a recent state legisla ture inspection of the prison Sen Lorenzo E Elggren D Salt Lake and Rep Grand H Jarman THE GREATEST STORY Soviets Quiet Joseph Seeks Clay Order Marv for a Wife Folloivlur IK rst in of Marlrii Hir lii ChrM wlilrli Tlibuw It proiltf to prtwut daring tHr linlrn Tlir fuuap trum the biniL The tireatfit Story Evrr Tuld piihlMiril by P uublrl John E Harris He told me they wanted a new warden ment giving the governor power D Utah reported that they found the penitentiary in good condition and commended the warden and the board of correc tions Veteran Peaee Officer Mr Harris has engaged in law enforcement work since 1933 when he was named Provo chief of police being appointed deputy prison warden in 1937 and taking over the wardenship on May 1 1940 following the death of Owen Nebeker Born in Provo April 19 1S86 Warden Harris worked on rail roads in the mines and studied architecture and building He farmed in Cache valley and in Moore Ida and once was Butte county Idaho agricultural agent for the UtahIdaho Sugar Co Mr Harris spent several years in Texas as a contractor return ing to Utah in John E Harris deserves a vote of thanks from all citizens for the fine record and long service as warden said Mr Snow When ever there is a change of adminis tration in our form of government there comes a change in personnel Warden Harris has acted in the interest of harmony and good will and is entitled to great rsspect for his courageous decision Warden John E Harris workvoice vote ing as usual at his desk at Utah alternative but to resign By OURSLER I People in Nazareth said that Joseph was like his groU anctstor the favorite son of Jacob It was true that the ear Ipenter with his small golden beard so different from his black haired neighbors was a dreamy quiet spokrn man looking more like a scholar than a craftsman With his great knotty hands Joseph could build a house or a fence fashion a chair or a bench hang a door mend a wheel build a new plow or yoke j But Joseph with his prematurely bald head was called a1 visionary because he refrained from gambling with travelers of i passing caravans he avoided tavern women and found his pleasure in good talk with a few neighbors Among Nazarenes these were queer habits for generally they were a rowdy lot Comes Samuel of Cana Late one afternoon Samuel of Cana stood on the threshold of Josephs shop at the end of the Street of the Coppersmith The young merchant was tall and pow erful against the faring light The Lord be unto you he said politely Joseph put down his hammer brushed sweat from his forehead with the back of his hand and i grinned at his friend I The giant Samuel sprawled on the floor while Joseph forsaking chisel adze and saw squatted on his bare heels and spread out House Returns Funds Bill To Senators By O X MALMQUIST The Utah senate still was hold ing the sizzling hot general ap propriations bill Tuesday night after it had been tossed to the the bistory o IsraeL GRILLED BY ARMY Russian Flier i Flecl Soviet To Jap Haven TOKYO March 1 Rus sian army flier fled Siberia and Qf i landed his Soviet plane in Japan late last year the U S army re like me are tired vesled Tuesday of being taught about the patri The flier Sgt Vladamir Barash newsmen Tuesday fliers have the im Soviets have the archs and the judges and the j JIU We have had enough of being house in an amended form and i Jljled b foreign powers we are j pression the bounced right back to the senate without house concurrence in the amendments The senate appeared to be split near the middle as to what play should be tried next The alter natives were all slaves run by Herod for the atomic bomb benefit of Rome and what has Rome to do with us We want to be free Danger Was Real Oh said Joseph That again Better lower your voice Samuel 1 To recede from an amend The danger was real Roman reduce to 5 any and or every item send it to the governor for expected item vetoes or 2 refuse to recede and throw it into conference committee in hope that a compromise could be reached which would be accept able to both houses and the gov ernor Shouts of Protest The senate wrote in the amend ment giving the governor power to reduce items by 5 or less over protests that the provision was unconstitutional and that it would constitute a surrender of legislative responsibility to the chief executive When the measure was returned to the house the amendment was greeted with shouts of protest On a roll call vote a motion ask ing the senate to recede from the amendment carried by a vote of 52 to 6 Five of the six dissent ing votes were cast by Republi cans The measure then shuttled back to the senate where Sen Lynn Orser D Roosevelt offered a motion that the senate recede Sen Mitchell Melich R Moab urged the body to defeat this mo tion arguing that the safest course was to send the bill to con ference committee for a com promise solution Someone Get Hurt He warned that if the bill was sent to the governor without liie permissive reduction provision en tire items would be vetoed and somebody would get hurt Sen Marl D Gibson D Price renewed his objection to the amendment on grounds of consti tutionality and Sen Newell Knight R Salt Lake City offered a mo tion to defer action and make the bill a special order for 11 am Wednesday This carried on a A few moments later Sen Jilt QO UOUCII 111O en u state prison in Sugarhouse Tues Knight announced that informa day afternoon said he had no tion had been received indicating that the attorney general regarded I visited the governor Tuesday the amendment as unconstitu Page 2 Column 5 See Page 2 Column 4 Lee Sends List of U Regents Officers to Senate for Study spies were everywhere One learned not to speak ideas aloud In the last century there had been a series of hapless rebellions in the land Some of the best of the j two hours He said the election of young men of the province healthy and strong ones enthusi astic ones had perished in those feeble and foredoomed revolts Ah Samuel could tell Joseph conditions were getting much SeePageS Columns Couple Admits Killing Tot Two Widows BYRON CENTER Mich March I claimed complete confessions Tuesday from a 200 pound divorcee and her balding partner to three slayings in a deadly lonely hearts racket Prosecutor Roger C MeMahon said the pair admitted in a formal statement the killing of a young widow and her little daughter in this western Michigan village and the strangling of a widow in New pair 29yearold Martha and Raymond Martinez Fernandez 34 were arrested Mon day night as they came home from a theater Dig Up Bodies Within a few hours police dug the bodies of Mrs Delphine Down ing 28 and brownhaired Rainelle Downing 20 months old from ce ment filled graves is the basement of their cottage Under police questioning Both Mrs Beck and Fernandez then admitted beating and strangling a woman identified as Mrs Janet Far and burying her body in a basement on Long Island N Y according to MeMahon Find Lonely Victims The prosecutor said the pair York The Beck He said he left Siberia to seek j a haven in the United States Barashkov landed the Russian built C47 type plane on Rishiri island off Hokkaido Nov 10 104S but the army did not make his arrival public Truman Wins Impact Barashkov talked with Amer ican correspondents for more than Pres Harry S Truman and the defeat of Henry Wallace last year made a profound impression on the Russians Barashkov said like other Rus sians he had been led by Soviet propaganda to believe communism was advancing in the world until he heard of the American presi dential election The flier told newsmen the Red air force had about 1100 World War H type planes stationed in some 40 airfields scattered through Siberia and the Kurile islands No Jets in Asia He said the Russians have no jet planes in the AsiaticPacific area He added there were no four engine bombers in the area either The young Russian answering questions as to whether he felt there was a likelihood of war be tween the United States and Rus sia answered Stalin says that we wish peace but because we are surrounded by capitalistic nations we must be prepared for war That attitude has entered into the daily life of the people of the Soviet Union The people do not balieve there will be a war but some leaders fear it He said Russian soldiers are in the army involuntarily and that each is interested in completing his duty and going home as soon aspossible Refugee Resettled Army authorities said Barash kov was being resettled This phase was not explained Barashkov said he had been told he would go to the United States some time in the near future Last November the army an nouncement said Barashkov was on a routine flight in Siberia when he seized the opportunity to flee Russia His plane landed at Peretychka in the Siberian maritime territory opposite Japan He was left to guard the plane while the crew J To Quit Zone I I Remain in Quarters I After Deadline Face Supply Cutoff K R A X K F Vl T Germany March 2 j soldiers of the Russian repatriaj tion mission ignored the midnight j eviction deadline set by the U S army and remained in their billet All lights in the building were ablaze as the deadline passed Members of the mission could be seen eating and talking There was no immediate at tempt to eject them forcibly The Russians are headed by Col Vasily L Argoonov They said they are awaiting Soviet orders from Berlin Clay Ultimatum Gen Lucius D Clay U S mili tary commander indicated his policy would be to drive them out by depriving them of food water and telephone service Gen Clay issued his order Ftu 16 for closing the mission March 1 saying the number of displaced persons who volunteered to return to Russia in the past year was negligible and that the accredited Soviet military mission could han dle the work The Soviet government de nounced the move last week as a violation of Yalta and Tehran agreements and demanded that the order be rescinded U S in No Hurry Gen Clay the U S military governor told newsmen Tuesday I As long as they dont want to get out of the house we are in no hurry about getting them out Win Backing of GOP Alben W Barkley Will join administration filibuster tight Duff Frankfurt commander The Russians Gov T Bracken Lee Tuesday sent the names of two more state commission appointees and six nexv members of theUniversity of Utah board of regents to the sen ate for confirmation The commission nominations were Kenneth A Doan Cedar City businessman for the state liquor commission to succeed Chairman Roy W Simmons a temporary ap pointee and Harley J Corleissen Provq businessman for the engi neering road commission to suc ceed James M Stacey another temporary appointee who has re signed effective March 15 Both new appointees are Republicans Nominated for the University of Utah board of regents to succeed six whose terms expire June 30 were LeRoy H Cox St George attorney and former district judge Reed C Gulp Salt Lake livestock and businessman Williai S nenta National Bank and Trust Cp Dr James P Kerby Salt Lake radiologist and Dr Adam S Ben nion Salt Lake City vice presi dent Utah Power and Light Co Members whose terms expire are Mrs A J Gorham Dr L E Viko Thornton D Morris A H Reiser and Mayor Earl J Glade all of Salt Lake City and William H Leigh Cedar City Other nominations sent to the senate were Robert E Curtis Provo and Mark D Eggertsen Salt Lake City to the board of abstract com missioners Herbert A Snow Salt Lake City reappointed to board of correc tions sixyear term Clarence Barrberger Salt Lake City reappointed to board of trus tees of the Utah State Hospital for Poliomyelitis and Other Chil drens Crippling Diseases for and businessman Wiliiai J drens Crippling uiseases oor OConnor Salt Lage City general sevenyear term and Joseph S manager American Smelting andJRobison Lehi to the same board Refining Co Walter E Cosgriff for uncstpired term of C Salt Laka City president ContiDenton deceased ine prosecutor LUC yon oc told him of traveling through the passengers went to a nearby vil eastern part of the nation finding j victims through letters addressed i to lonely hearts clubs Fernandez and Mrs Beck met the woman identified as Janet Fay ia Albany We got from her Me Mahon quoted Mrs Beck as ing On Jan 4 because was jealous the husky Mrs Beck slugged Mis Fay over the head with a pipe MeMahon was told Fernandez strangled Her he con tinued They buried the body near the Idlewild airport on Long Island Fernandez told the prose cutor Arrived Jan 23 The pair came here Jan 23 to meet the widowed Mrs Down ing Her husband was killed in 1947 Last Saturday the widow began showing signs of suspicion and the pair determined to silence her their statement continued First they drugged her with sleeping pills thsn Fernandez shot her with a pistol Mrs Beck related how she then undressed the girl and holding John C j her by the feet put her head in i a tub of NEC Official Sees National Video Nettvork by 1953 CHICAGO March 1 National Broadcasting Co offi cial said Tuesday his company could have a coasttocoast tel evision network by 1953 if all goes well Carleton I Smith NBC director of television operations declared enthusiastic public ac ceptance of television will make a transcontinental network im perative within five years Public acceptance he said Is indicated by the great demand for video receiving sets and growing interest in the pro grams Smith told 200 representatives of the networks affiliated sta tions during the television ees sion of N B Cs twoday business meeting If all goes well we could have our masttocoast network in 1953 But he indicated the U S army would make it difficult for them He said the problem is now in the lap of Big Gen Robinson E military post are no longer entitled to facilities here Clay said and I feel confident that they will be denied such access Gen Clay said that if he were Gen Duff he probably would cut the telephone line to the mission cut off the water and food sup plies and prevent the Russians from access to facilities Buigar Cleric Last of 15 Admits Guilt SOFIA Bulgaria March 1 Prosecution testimony opened Tuesday in the spy trial of 15 Protestant ministers amid indica tions more such trials are planned The last of the churchmen went to the witness stand in Sofia dis trict court and tearfully confessed All are accused of treason spying for the United States and Britain and illegal dealings in foreign money Then the first of 53 witnesses for the Communistled Bulgarian government were called Only One Deviated Only one of the 15 Baptist Pentecostal Methodist and e v i a t e d from a full confession He was Rev Ladon Popov 36 a Pentecos tal pastor He denied he had been a spy but saiiJJn a quaking voice that he was guilty of illegal cur rency dealings He said he had con verted dollars obtained from the United States There is only one road to travel and that is with Comrade Georgi Dimitrov Communist Popov said The others in the trial started Friday admitted all charges They gave long public confes sions usually speedily and some times with tears and sobs The original confessions were obtained while the ministers were held prisoners for three months Subject to Arrest The prospect of further trials against antiCommunist clergymen was seen in the fact that testimony produced in this hearing has men tioned the names of numerous Protestant pastors and laymen who were not listed in the original in dictment The assumption was that this testimony made them also subject to arreat Several of the prosecution wit nesses including a pastor testi fied they had supplied espionage information to the accused clergy men They said this information ranged from Russian troop move ments to statistics on Bulgarian crops and general political and economic data Rev Nikola Naumov Baptist church supervisor who is one of the leading defendants was said by another defendant Tuesday to have declared from a pulpit in 1947 Stalin is a bloodsucker The testimony carce from Rev Dimitrov 39 He said Naumov also quoted from the Book of Reve lations and predicted the west would smash the Red beast of communism1 in a new war Barkley Tist9 Seen Likely On Filibuster WASHINGTON March 1 UP forces laid plans Tuesday to use Vice Pref Alben W Barkley to cut short the sen ates antifilibuster dispute But the senate GOP Leader Kenneth S Wherry of Nebraska indicated he and other Republicans might join southern Democrats in a fight against the maneuver Wherry said lie would ask the GOP senate policy committee when it meets Wednesday to call a conference of all senate Repub licans to decide on a course of ac tion Lawmakers Recess The senate recessed at pm EST until noon Wednesday when the southerners will be ready to go again The first test is scheduled tenta lively for Thursday or early next week Battle lines for it began forming as the filibuster debate moved into its second day Southern Democrats opposing the antifilibuster movement as their first line of defense against Pres Harry S Trumans civil rights legislation denounced any curb against unlimited debate as tyranny They accused pressure groups of seeking to impose gag rule for their personal gain Barkley comes into the admin Joint Economic Unit Divides On Inflation Control Bills WASHINGTON March 1 Republican policy makers voted unanimously Tuesday to back a cut in federal excise taxes while the senatehouse economic committee split along party linos on Pres Harry S Trumans request for an income tax hike aha wageprice controls The tax cut sentiment in the house Republican policy com mittee was announced by G 0 P Floor Leader Joseph W Martin Jr of Massachusetts He already has introduced a bill that would cut excises back to prewar levels Million Annual Cut It has been estimated his bill would cut federal revenues at least a year But Martin insisted it would improve business activity to the point where there would be no loss in revenue The economic committee split came on Pres Trumans own rec ommendations how to keep busi ness and employment at a high level without inflation The presidents requests included a tax hike and for standby power to impose wage and price controls Seven Democrats on the eco nomic committee approved a wa tereddown general indorsement of that program Four Republicans disagreed Business Encouragement Martin said his proposed cut in excise taxes would encourage busi ness provide jobs for our 3000 000 unemployed and increase total federal revenues He gave reporters a chart to demonstrate the difference be tween present excises and those he proposes They were listed item by item showing present rates and the proposed new rate as follows Jewelry 20 to electric bulbs and tubes 20 to lug 20 to furs 20 to general admissions 20 to telegrams and telephone gage 109 10 calls 25 to transportation 15 to local telephone bills ISTc to cameras 25 films and photo plates 15 to Jewelry Tax Rate istrations maneuver Uirough his position as presiding officer and arbiter of senate rules Rules of Debate The present debate is on a mo tion take up a resolution to change senate rules of debate Pre siding officers in the past have held that the cloture rule to limit debate applies only to a bill and not to a preliminary motion for its consideration Senate Democratic Leader Scott W Lucas said he will file a cloture petition Thursday in the hope that Barkley would reverse the past and declare it is in order under the present circumstances If he does and is upheld by a majority vote of the senate the southern opposition to the rule change can be broken without much further delay It would be tantamount to making the change for which the resolution is in tended But if a majority voted against such a rulingby Barkley the southerners debate against the resolution could go on and on All jewelry retailing at less than 525 would ba tax free The Republicans cut income taxes when they had control of congress last year by overriding with the aid of some Democrats a veto by Pres Truman Now that they are in the minor ity they would have to win over still more Democrats to put over Martins bill The majority report of the eco nomic committee was modified to win approval of all the seven Dem ocrats who signed it The orig inal draft specifically indorsed the standby wageprice controls and allocation authority requested by the president Guard Against Inflation The revision merely warns con gress that it should be on guard against inflation In addition a strong recommendation for ex tending rent controls was deleted in favor of a statement that re moval of rent controls at this time would result in increases which would work great hardship On taxes the Democrats side stepped an outright indorsementof the presidents request But they said that if taxes are increased the major burden should fall on cor porate profits and the upper in come taxes Democrats signing the majority report were Sens Joseph C OMa honey Wyoming committee chair man Francis J Myers Pennsyl vania John J Sparkman Alaba ma and Paul H Douglas Illinois and Reps Edward J Hart New Jersey Frank Buchanan Pennsyl vania and Wright Patman Texas Two Republicans Sens Ralph Flanders Vermont and Rep Christian A Barter Massachus etts filed a dissenting report im mediately Sen Robert A Taft R O and Rep Robert Rich R Pa were expected to file indij vidual dissents later 1500 MORE Taxes Agent Ranks Gain WASHINGTON March 1 The house appropriations com mittee voted Tuesday to give the Internal Revenue bureau 1500 more employes to check tax re turns The bureau had asked for 7000 declaring they would bring in many times their salaries in tax collections The committee disagreed how ever saying addition of the full number requested might cost more than the benefits received It added The average citizen of this country who makes an honest frank income tax return should not be penalized by the failure of the bureau through a shortage of employes to collect what is prop erly due the government from those who would not voluntarily make a correct return Money for the additional 1500 tax enforcement workers was set up in the first big departmental appropriation bill of the year carrying funds for the treasury and post office departments Like all money bills it will move first through the house then the een ate The bill as approved by the com mittee carries 52045209500 for the post office and for the treasury Social Security Chief Sees 10 Wage Tax WASHINGTON March 1 Arthur J Altmeyer social ity commissioner told a con gressional committee Tuesday pay roll taxes under Pres Harry S Trumans expanded social security program ultimately may reach on employes pay and 5 on employers pay roll Rep Carl T Curtis R questioning Altmeyer at the time estimated a 10 rate would take about a year m taxes Present security taxes yield a year Refuses Prediction Altmeyer also testified In re sponse to questions by members of the house ways and means com mittee that 1 Nobody on earth could tell what Pres Trumans aidtoall needy plan would cost if a de pression of the 1929 magnitude came upon us This aid comes out of the treasury general fund and is not covered by special pay roll taxes 2 This aidtoallneedy propos al if approved would permit re lief payments to families of work ers on strike Altmeyer said fi nal determination on such pay ments would be made by the in dividual states Would Aid Strikers But he added When it comes HUNDREDS INJURED LONDON March 1 j to public assistance I dont think I any state would let the family of i B striker starve The social security commission ier said an 8Y3 to 10 pay roll i tax divided between employes j pay and the employers pay rolls i would finance the presidents long range social security program I This calls for expanded old age insurance coverage boosted ln breached Ots Walls at Southend surance benefits expanded unem 37 Perish in 90 mph Gales Over European Continent winds sometimes reaching 90 mph killed 37 persons in Europe and Britain Tuesday arid injured hun dreds The storm burst at the tailend of a mild winter lashing Britain and wide arcss of the continent with snow sleet and rain Most aircraft including Berlin airlift planes were grounded most of the day Two snips sank and dozens were driven aground Floods added to the danger Warbattered building in Ger many crumpling before 70 mph gusts killed 25 A man was killed in Rome when a wall crashed into a street A woman in Yorkshire England was killed by the collapse of a roof v Britain had the added danger lot floods Tho Thames river Gravcsend and Erith and seeped through embankments in London Anxious watch was kept at the house of commons in historic Westminster on the Thames when water began dripping through seams Housewives in some west Lon don sections went shopping in row boats The wind rose to 90 inph in Tne Netherlands Several ships in har bors were damaged Traffic was disrupted in Den mark The Finnish steamer Tankar drifted helplessly off the Dutch coast Three ships crashed onto the Danih shore The Polish steamer Katowice sank in the North sea but the crew reached shore safely in galetossed life boats ployment compensation new dis ability insurance and a new na tional health insurance system Billion Needed Rep Curtis told newsmen later that he believes a tax of around half each against employe and employer bringing in about ft year would ul timately be necessary to finance all these programs The present social security taxes are i en employes pay up to 53000 and a similar 1 levy on employers payrolls In addition employers pay rolls In about on pay rolls forunem ployment compensation Mr Tru man wants the taxes levied in tha future on the first of each income and boosted similarly against pay   

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