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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - March 3, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNF Thursday March 3 1949 Editorials Thursday issued every bv The Tlhmie rjbilhtiing Co Rait Lake CityJJtab Established April 15 1871 Utah Crippled Hospital Ban Has Legal Ethical Both legal and ethical considerations are Involved in the halting of construction work on the new state crippled childrens hospital j In the first place the childrens hospital j is hardly a new institution It was authorized by the 1945 legislature so ncUially it lias been in existence four years even though it has had no building The 1947 legislature ap propriated additional funds to which were added gifts from the federal government the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis the Lions clubs and other organizations The University of Utah donated land and a tempo rary building for the hospital from the Kurt Douglas tract and this pile was chosin be cause of the pleasant and healthful surround ings The need for such a hospital has been ac centuated by the polio epidemics of the last six years and a large number of people from all over Utah have indicated they favored the institution Most Utah infantile paralysis cases starting with the bad epidemic of 1943 have been cared for at the Salt Lake county genera hospital although a treatment center also operates now at St Benedicts hospital at Ogden A large percentage of the cost has been borne by the national foundation The question arises as to how long the founda tion can continue to foot the hi particularly f polio epidemics continue throughout the country The foundation having contribute generously to the new hospital undoubtedly could be counted on to pay part of the oper ating costs In stopping construction on the hospital Governor Lee may have been under the im pression that the state hospital would be un necessary because of the new Shrine hospital and the LDS Primary association hospital The Shrine hospital is planned for 60 beds but It must be remembered that it will serve a five or sixstate area If an allotment were made on a population basis Utah would bo vr j Implications entitled to place ten patients in this hospital The Primary hospital is in much the same situation The present institution has 35 beds and it is reported that about half of these are filled by children from outside the state The lie hospital will have 70 beds and it is rea sonable to assume the same ratio will be maintained Therefore in these two new in stitutions llah can expect perhaps 50 beds This is hardly enough for the children of Utah who nre crippled by rheumatic hearts polio and other orthopedic difficulties Doctors and others familiar with the situation say defi nitely it is not Neither of thrse hospitals will be in a position to take poliomyelitis cases in tiie acute stage In fact the Primary hos iptal is for convalescent cases only Statistics show that Utah has one of the lowest records among the states in number of childrens hospital beds per 1000 popula tion being below most of the northern states and about on the same plane as the south ern states To be sure authorization of the hospital put the state in a new field of medical care Treatment of diseases which by their nature require protracted periods of care such as polio rheumatic fever and various orthopedic conditions is so cosily as to be beyond the means of nil but the wealthy families The same is true of mental illness and tuberculosis care and treatment of which have been fi nanced by the state for years The lino must be drawn somewhere of course but a hospital for treatment of young victims of polio and rheumatic fever hardly seems to bo the place The current legislature backing the two previous ones registered its approval of the institution by including an appropriation in the general appropriations bill for operating the hospital It is hoped that the governors investigation will bring out the need for permitting the work to go forward Log Jam Looms as Filibuster Warms Up What has been characterized as the short est political honeymoon on record has ended This was verified by President Truman in his JacksonJefferson dinner speech in which he threatened to take his case to the country The talk was aimed at the conservative ele ment in the Democratic party for joining with Republicans to derail his legislative program It is further demonstrated in thisenate filibuster over the filibuster which threatens to bog down important and urgent legislation The current talkfest is being conducted by southern senators to prevent enactment of the rule whereby filibusters could be ended by twothirds vote If cloture were applied by such a twothirds vote each senator would be permitted to speak for not more than an hour on the bill before the senate and then a vote would be called Actually this cloture rule has been in effect since 1917 but a loop hole was recognized by Senator Vandenberg last August rendering cloture virtually impo tent Pie decided that a motion for cloture could not be voted on the antipoll tax bill be cause the measure technically was not before the senate Actually what is happening now is that the southern senators arc battling for what they consider their last defense against Ihe civil rights program Interestingly southern senators helped to vote in the rule in 1917 after a shabby incident in which 11 senators joined to prevent tho passage of a bill to arm merchant ships against Gorman submarines In thejiresent talkfest against limiting talk fests Senator Barkley is studying every pos sibility of cutting short the dispute While the filibuster goes on important legislation including funds for foreign aid programs rent control which is due to end soon is caught in the log jam and there is no indication the administration run persuade the southerners to pause umporny to give the green light to must legislation Mr Trumans threat to stump the country Bgain probably frightens nobody No doubt his oratory would lack the action appeal that it did last summer The situation is differ ent For instance it is unlikely that the ma jority of the people favor outright repeal of the TaftHartley act as he demands but rather would have it amended In any re spect a president can do more with political maneuvering and management of patronage than hecan indirectly put pressure on con gress through an appeal to the people Cloture hns been applied only four time since 1917 Nevertheless it is essential thai the senate have insurance against what Presi dent Wilson described as a group of willful men representing no opinion but their own rendering the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible Human Resourcefulness And Grady llie Cow There is something stimulating encour aging about the way human ingenuity and resourcefulness came through and solved one of the problems of our rescue of Grady the cow Grady weighing 1400 pounds and estimat ed to be worth you may recalljumped nimbly through a 17x25 iinch door from Bill Machg barn into the silo Once she was in side there didnt seem to be any practical way to get Grady out through the doorway roughly the size of a newspaper without de stroying cither the cow or the silo or both To tamper with the steel frame of the feed door anchored in the concrete blocks of the silo might have sent the whole structure tumbling down While Bill Mach scratched his head scores of suggestions poured in from all over the U S and Canada It is with pardonable pride we report that it was a member of the news paper fraternity a farm editor who freed Grady from the silo He did it by the simple expedient of covering her over with axle grease and thon getting her on a greased platform with her forefeet through the open ing The veterinarian then gave Grady a shot of Nembutal sleeping powder to that she would relax while she was being pulled through the too small opening with a cable from a winch truck But all that was unnecessary Ladylike in her response to be ing given the heaveho Grady slithered through the doorway as easily as she went in and without a bruise The Nembutal should have been saved for Bill Mach Humans may fumble and bumble in con gress and the Pnited Nations ingenuity may work unsuccessfully for days trying to remove the knock from n motor or locating the leak in a tire but when aproblem arises that calls for real resourcefulness somebody always finds a way And thats heartening Long Range Program Needed for Germany Americans must realize when they stop to think about foreign matters that some day our occupational forces will be withdrawn from Berlin No one in this country expects the present arrangement to be continued in definitely We cannot afford to do so and we do not want Germany as an American colony despite tlie scare stories from Moscow But what kind of situation are we going to leave in Berlin and western Get many If we persist in our lack of positive American policy toward Germany as a whole we will inevitably surrender it to the Soviets writes John Gunther in the current issue of Look magazine The tragedy of the affair Mr Gunther thinks is that the Inited Statds has never decided whether to keep Germany weak or make it strong There are thosewho believe Germany wilt become a menace to world i peace again unless she is kept weik There j are others who see a strong Germany as the j only hope for European economic recovery f is as Mr Gunther writes a very real tht is facing America We ran post pone tho day of reckoning but we mut make plans for the future day when our occtipa i tional forces must relinquish their control of western Germany Are we going to be ready j And are the Germans of our zone ready to take over Truman Stirs Jartv Split 5v Cockiness Ry DA VIM WASHIXGTOVPIPS Harry S Truman bcorpf the bopt the Republican party has in the eonurfssionul elections 20 months licme Mr Tnian has dcvilopeil the icicH thai the was an Vn tury for him tha the people told in ef fect to do us hi plcasvd and that the minority opinion can be brushed iisido and disregarded What used to be a vavrrmg in hiMislf has now turned to a cocki ness if not arriuancc is nrcnxing to people jrs who ifvr liehrved he cnnt rarlit tiin sion of hurchlcrKst be gave when the first took office Tends io Cockiness The 7fzt of the campaign and thp feeling that ln alonp was right in nsscssinff the trend of the election last spite the fact that it was really n close tended to increase materially the presi dents estimate of his own tal ents This Is bound to have reper cussions on public policy It is hound also to reduce the prestige of the Democratic party and make it more difficult for Demo cratic senators and representa tives to win elections unless they begin as so often happens in political history to show an In dependence of the cxiciitive T is an unwritten rule that when a president grows weak with public opinion member of his party begin to strengthen themselves by separatingtheir course from his Democratic Party How is Mr Truman hurting the Democratic party It is because he is ignoring the vast body of independent voters who cast their ballots for him when thev merely preferred him to How the Lit tic Acorns Grow Bv Berrvman HASN CHAW6ED SINGLE MIND Editor Tribune Certain writ ers predict the fall of the re public because the aged poor are receiving assistance from a Pewey and preferred Democra Christian government They hold tic policies to the Republican policing of the last congress To assume that the huge farm vote gave Mr Truman the right to say the whole people demanded the repeal of the TaftHartley act for he declared in his Jackson day to arouse doubts which can only be resolved in the next congres sional campaign when the farm districts can pass judgment on Mr Trumans policies Hound to 7vTr Truman is bound to be come weaker if he flies in the face of public opinion Today public opinion wants a balanced labormanagement law and not a onesided law Today also the American people want their president to be dignified and re spectful Refused to The fact that Mr Truman did not see fit to apologize for a re cent disrespectful remark about a columnist and indeed treated it lightly may mean as he evi dently thinks that the people gave him a mandate to talk as he pleased or do what he pleased But the repercussions of that remarkwill he felt for a long long time unless somehow erased from the record on Mr Trumans initiative The Jackson day speech was a political address in every sense of the word It hit Republicans hard and that is customary at political dinners The circum stances surrounding the han ffuots however will not be lost on the American people When 1000 in pub lic office or in the legislative lobbies and pressure up S100 apiece for the political campaign chest it is obvious that this isnt the kind of money the socalled little people who presumably elected Mr Truman have in their pockets nowadays Gets Around In Why do these persons on the government pay roll spend a plate for the Jackson day din ners It is because this gets around the law tha prohibits any solicitation for political con tributions being made among government employes Congress intended that any such contribu must be voluntary The political committees keep track of those who buy or dont buy tickets Mr Trumans speech was in radical vein Hi1 apparently intends to hew to the line of the last canipiign He believes he won by what he said in his speeches and that his tactics hold the Democrats in line and frustrate the Republicans He is due for a lot of surprises from inside his own party before the present session of congress is over GIVE ME PATIENCE Bv JAMES J MKTCAIFE Reganling the American position our north Atlantic chums need have no fear In tlm next war if any we shall be a seeded entry Monte Carlo thinks of adding crapshoot ing to the casino layout Needed to complete the picture will be the American who got hold of some venture capital Drastic alteration in the Marquis of Quecnsberry code would bo entailed in the G 0 Ps new dream The elephant is to get up off the floor in 52 at the count of 20 long years Pear God there are so many things That I would like to get And often I complain because I do not have them vpl I know that I should he j resigned To Your most holy j will And give You my de sires to Deny or to fulfil But I am somewhat restless and I find it hard to wait Especially if certain gains May seem a Httle Uite And that is why I ask You for The patience that I need To gather nil the benefit Of everv word and deed The patience to keep fighting and To conquer every strife And constantly improve myself To win my goal in life that as the cause of the fall of nations which is not true Nations have fallen because of the wrongs at the gross immorality the lack of re ligion the satanic spirit of greed the sins of centralized wealth the luxury in which the elite have lived and the in humanities against the people Look to Babylon Why didnt handwriting warning appear on the walls of the homes of the poor Xo It appeared in the right place before the gath ered underminers of the citys morality its honor and stability It is wrong and a deception to lay the fall of nations to the aged and the poor In every in stance decay ruin and fall have come from the rottenness the corruption the sin the greed and the moral infamy at the top In the case of Rome it simply was a matter of the rulers hav ing to feed their slaves cap tured around the world and without means of support Roma was seduced and defiled from the top Lincoln knew as the prophets have known He feared the fall of this republic because of the great monopolistic powers and machinations of corporate wealth Better look for the causes in the offices the stock exchanges the exploitingcen ters the resorts and night clubs the race tracks the high social circles and not in the humble homes of the poor C X Lund p rule 1 on letter about Vtah Science Evolvos Kditor Tribune propositions that are seemingly i true sometimes undergo change j and revision in the light of con crote facts Science evolves and its laws theories and statements millers change But the spirit the methods of science dictate strict adherence to ascertained facts and propositions firmly based on facts In this sense truth is a great high and noble value as are goodness and beauty In combatting social and eco nomic evils we cannot depend on any socalled supernatural aid The job is ours and in time we humans may be able to eliminate most of the worst evils that now afflict us and retard moral prog ress The proof of this rather optimistic proposition is not con clusive but history appears to warrant it Many problems cha1 nge and trouble us and if they are not intrinsically irsolvable science practical wisdom and hard earnest thinking will even tually solve them The worship of sacred cows is gone the dead hand has lost its grip everything is tested and required to valida its claims It is this spirit that demagogues exploiters and usurpers have to reckon with and in the long run it is irresistible As the late W C Fields once said Its what you learn after you know it all that counts Jack A McQueen F rules 1 1 and 5 on letter ahiul New York Star FORUM RULES Letters express opinions of contributors with which The Tribune may or may not agree Writers must sign true names and addresses in ink but letters will be carried over assumed name if requested Poetry will not be used Let ters may be rejected if they 1 Exceed 200 words 2 discuss religions or racial mat ters in a sectarian way 3 curry partisan political com ment or advertising 4 make personal aspersions or 5 con tain libelous matter obvious misstatements of fact or state ments not in accord with fair play ami good taste tarded by capital not using in ventions Nonsense Adventure capital produced our industrial supremacy Collective ideas ruined Europe If the scien I tific Technocrats know any new labor saving inventions pro duce them Ill invest So will others Well create abundance Price obstructs flow of goods to people they siy I say money price is medium for measuring individuals contribu tion to worlds store of goods services What substitute I work for price to buy goods j jon If Technocracy would deliver goods without price I wouldnt But no work no goods Then will Techno crat supermen flagellate my hide liquidate me If so I pre fer to work for price buy free enterprise goods be industrious thrifty buy more home food and clothing buy less whisky amusement auto With indi vidual thrift and selfreliance free enterprise works perfectly without them nothing works Dream engineers Magic mills Satans trumpets and j By Qur Readers Hells bells No work all play Ho Russian young man but dont cry Once gone you cant get back Robert Booth Control Temper Editor Tribune In Forum Feb 24 D A E asks Would it be considered an offense if a person carrying a gun in the glove compartment or his car and shoot some thoughtless brainless car truck or taxi driver who whizzes through the slushy st roots splashing icy cold slush all over your car etc The law of Peoples Encyclo pedia says Killing done volun tarilv upon a sudden heat of pas sion caused by a provocation apparently sufficient to make the passion irresistible or in voluntary in the commission of an urlpwful act without due caution and circumspection con stitutes manslaughter or sec ond degree murder punishable by 10 years to life imprison ment Refer to case of State of rtah vs Hyrum BeBee final decision by state supreme court life imprisonment I am offering this as not a police court judge or legislator but to caution you to control your temper duringthis slushy weather as it generally requires considerable time for a judge or legislator to render an opin Poet Shostv May Not Go Back to Soviet By P AlI GALUCO NEW is inter est to tho cultural world in the fact thru Dmitri Shostakovich tho worldfamous Russian com poser is scheduled to visit the Iiitcd States as a member of the first Soviet artistic and sci entific group to visit us in many years 1 am iitercsted in this proj ected visit the great composer but even more interested to see whn he Rts here whether he goes Xauiraily the merry lad of the central committee wouldnt be letting him make the excur sion if they werent convinced that he would honor the second half of his roundtrip ticket or if they werent holdingsome thin or somebody in pawn to insure his turning up in Moscow with the rest of the group which consists of two writers a pro ducer of moving pictures and a biochemist Science Suspect All things being equal if 1 were making a pool I would bet on Shosty as being the least likely to fro back if he could avoid rt Russian science has been suspect since the central committee took it and the scien tists over and forced them to think write and subscribe to pure twaddle Russian writers would not find life too pimple here until they had mastered the language moving picture producers par ticularly those on the lam from the famine in Hollywood are 5c a dozen but a musician of the caliber of Shostakovich speaks and works in a universal lan guage that is understood by all He could make himself a nice cozy living here And above all nobody would be tellinghim what manner of noises he could or could not put down on paper Monkey Wrench Of all this representative group T would think that Shosty would be the most burned at the monkey wrench thrown by the Communist party into the crea tiv works of Soviet citizens The Moscow Fireman is a complex sou his music reflects it He is modern atonal which means he doesnt give a whoop if you on puk out a melody in his stuff or not and writes music with such long hair it is a won der the musicians do not trip over it when they play it Very often they do He is according to critics one of the great creative musical minds of the 20th century Last October or so the Politburo is sued a decree directing Soviet composers to purify music along the lines of simple rhythm to which workers can beat time and hum as they try to accelerate production Creative Roads Juries may vary in their find ings as in the case of State of Utah vs Wood brothers Mr Lindquist kindly pave them a ride and during that time they having guns decided to force him to turn the car over to when he refused he Upon this occasion brother Shostakovich said I know the Party is right that the Party wishes me well and that I must search and find concrete crea tive roads which will lead me to ward a realistic Soviet peoples art He said it but the question is did he mean it For if there is one thing you was killed bv them The sob I catnot do Shortys music I unless von have nut In four sister jury found them guilty of second degree murder Where is the justice John Anderson n P Jctter Pee rule 1 on money SENATOR FROM SANDPIT Bv HAM PAKK No Work All Play Editor Tribune Technocrats cUum pnnacea for all economic ills nnd egotistically imply the eternal human struggle for indi vidual freedom dignity and ef ficiency meic aimless blunder ing Technocracy being Marxist splinter only Socialists Com munists nnd economic students iinnlyziiiir turgid ideas under stand Technocrat letters Technocrats say progress re Not education but character is mans greatest need and mans greatest Spencer Silhouette Frank Seiveno is the sub ject of this thumbnail sketch I have known him only a year yet it seems as though Id known him always Talk about your colorful characters Why there is enough copy in Franks life up to date to make several novels He has been a soldier a professional boxer a bar tender in the elite bars of San Francisco and other ports of call He has the manners of a diplomat but without 1oe eva siveness of one He is forthright to the nth degree His ability to fix things is nmaxinp Any thine from soothmp the hurt feelmps of an oversensitive club member to repairing a watch At the Sahara club where he presides the slogan is Get Frank to do it and he has been called on for nearly everything except to lead the gang in community singing Song of Price Support To maintain its price sup port program United States department of nrgrieulture buys top grade potatoes from grow ers and colors them to prevent their reaching the household item When crops are big In evry field Over here over here Vnde Ram just buys the yield Over here over here Pays the price nnd paints em blue j So theyre unfit for me and j Just another thing they do Over here from Bingham Notes on the Cuff Department E D Sorensen says theres too much talk these days about enforcing the laws nnd not enough about obeying them Ewald Kipp travelins repre sentative of the Kimco corpora tion dropped in for a chat the other evening He attended the famous Sowbellv and Beans have put In years of study at a conserva tory is hum it And as for beat ing time to it you would want about five arms Any attempt to accelerate production in keeping with his I rhythms would result in the fan belt tangling with the samistran j the governor comingloose and mingling with the ballbearings and the cogwheels clashing with the pingulum a mechanical chaos which I ran undersiand the comrades might well wish to avoid Volga Boat Song On the other hand if they ex pect Mr S suddenly to abandon j his medium of artistic expres sion and write nothing but Da dadaDAda and other varia tions of the Volga boat song they nre also being naive You can beat time to that swell but it probably makes a guy like Shosty wantto fwow upski Myself being strictly from lowbrow if a great Russian com poser is going to come over here dinner of the Colorado Mining j mj jnmp Khip T wolld prpfor it I to be Prokofiev who writes association in Denver last month and brought me the good wishes of a group of the members Theyre a great bunch and its nice to be remembered by them On tho ground that a laborer is worthy of hishire Al Collins thinks that radio announcers should be paid a living wage and not asked to work for the love of mike I think I have a solution for the mvisic problem in communi ties where professional musi cians and singers stand a good chance to starve to deathLet churches and lodges and other organisations that use vocal or instrumental music regularly have transcriptions made nnd then hire a disk jockey Just clear it first with Mr Petrillo though Two men wore talking in the elevator and one said He wns still awake when 3 pot iheiv rnd he laughed nnd cooed nnd gurpled nil the time Boy it was wonderful I grandfather music that I ran understand and is as merrily melodious as cuckoo in the woods in spring or as sentimental and deeply mov ing ns parted lovers Still one cannot have every thing If Shosty has it organized to beat it to Ridgcwood N J three days after arriving and in voking the right of sanctuary we and the world of classic music would be the gainers thereby WHAT AM I SAYING By FRANK MORGAN I see where a lady wrestler from Texas was being held for Nevada authorities for beating1 up n Rerm gambler and taking 6000 from him She explained hed tried to hold her hand with out being introduced so she used one of her holds on him instead a stranglehold Lady wns tlrs apparently believe that tir hst to hold a man is down N T ran Corp
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