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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - March 13, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS am am pm Intermountaln Network Station KALL Monday Throujjh Friday WEATHER Partly cloudy Sunday showers in mountains Details on Page 9B VOL 158 NO 150 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH SUNDAY MORNING MARCH 13 1949 PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS Mayor Bares Wire Tap Plot in N Y Suspected ExOfficer Dupes Captors Leaps Out Whulcw NEW YORK March 12 Mayor William ODwyer Satur day disclosed a spectacular plot to get city officials secrets by telephone wiretapping The district attorney later an nounced that evidence of the plot would go to a grand jury Two alleged wiretappers were arrested early Saturday but one duped his captors by goingout a window at city hall while they thought he was in a rest room Hours later the man Kenneth Ryan 45 a retired city detective Btill was free He reportedly fled to New despite a police net at all exits front Manhattan j However officials said Satur day night they understood Ryan planned to surrender Involves ODwyer Foes Officials hinted the wiretapping might involve prominent political enemies of ODwyer The office of District Atty Frank S Hogan said evidence would go to the grand jury Mon day and among those subpoened was John G Broady attorney Broady xvas named by Police Commissioner William P OBrien as the attorney who hired the two men for the wiretapping I most emphatically deny ever having anything to do directly with wiretapping Broady told re porters He referred all further questions to Clendenin Ryan wealthy forj mer aid to the late Mayor Fioreilo f 1 f 1 H LaGuardia who recently be 111 101111 came an outspoken foe of the city JLJLi administration Employed by Ryan Broady said he had been em Truman Makes Peace Bid In Southern Filibuster IN And Suddenly Its SpringIii Central Park New Yorkers dont need to see a crocus or a rose bud or a robin on the wing to know spring is just a kite string away They have an unfailing har binger in the venerable person of Bernard Baruch When the nations eider statesman takes his place on a bench in Central park its the sign to doff the longies Mr Baruch made his first appearance of the season Saturday held traditional chais Crew to Blast Well Blaze ployed by Clendenin Ryan to get information about the city govern ment At his home at Allamuchy N J Ryan declined to come to New York for questioning but told offi cials he would be available Monday or they could come to his farm Police said Edward Jones the man Broady admitted hiring and former treasury department agent was talking freely and mak ing startling revelations naming prominent names and organiza tions in public and business af fairs Hogan later said Jones had jnade a statement adding I guess youd call it a confession Case to Grand Jury He said Jones probably would not be booked until after the grand jury meets Earlier ODwyer said that Ken neth Ryan admitted he was hired by an attorney to make the wire taps on the telephones of the mayor and about 75 other officials There were indications the in vestigation might spread to other parts of the country ODwyer announced early in the morning Ryan had admitted he was hired by an attorney to make the wiretaps on the phones of the mayor himself and about 75 subordinate officials Police said this attorney also hired Edward Jones former Treas ury department agent the man allegedly was telling them the story involving prominent per sons A subpena was issued for the attorney Detectives went to his apartment but he was not taken into custody immediately Makes Early Break The mayor said the wire taps also were to be placed on lines of officials in Chicago and Detroit Kenneth Ryan made his break from city hall about 7 am A half hour later he was reported to have been seen several miles north boarding a taxicab which took him to New Jersey New York police quickly asked New Jersey authorities to watch the Allamuchy N J home of Clendenin J Ryan a bitter politi cal foe of ODwyer NEW ORLEANS March 12 firefighters will try to dyna mite a furiously burning gas well in the Gulf of Mexico which has i that harbinger indicates to blase Its Mr Baruch Who Heralds Winter Retreat NEW YORK March 12 INS New Yorkers have seen that welcome sign of spring Bernard Baruch the nations elder statesman was back this week to the bench on the Fifth ave side of Central park and caused in damages Sheets of flame still towered 150 feet into the sky Saturday night from two wells in a tidelands oper ation at Pass a Loutre the east ernmost Mississippi river mouth Some water is beginning to cough up with the heavy gas flow Plan Blaze Snuffer Simultaneously with the dyna mite atumpt workers now en gaged in removing debris plan a drilling operation to cut off the fire They can get close to the burn ing wells because of a wide gap between the well nozzles and the flames Shell Oil Co officials said they planned to move a marine rig to the scene and bore relief wells into the burning holes In this opera tion heavy mud would be pumped in to cut off the air and choke the flames The two wells are owned by the Shell company city dwellers its time to doff the red flannels Mr Baruchs first appearance was accompanied by the usual park bench very important exchanges that embrace both the great and the smallfry And in the annual tradition it also attracted pho tographers B36 Records 9600 Miles To Top Mark FORT WORTH Tex March 12 crippled B36 superbomber landed at Carswell air base here Saturday with a new distance rec ord for the giant planes The great silver ship with two of its six pushertype engines j dead touched earth after a 9600 j r J mile nonstop nonrefueling flight The blaze started late Friday I vfi the natjon For 5000 of those after gas began blowing under ter rific pressure from a direction hole being drilled from the barge Fire Melted Line The heat generated from the fire melted a flowline through which oil was being produced from another well alongside the first Both gas and oil from the wells were burning A company official who esti mated the damage at said a drilling barge derrick and an oil tanker were destroyed by the fire Of the 12 crewmen aboard the rig only one suffered burns Firefighters were flown in Sat urday afternoon from Houston Tex but some workers at the scene said it may be weeks before the fire can be controlled One well is the Shell Oil com panys No 2 a mile and a half from the entrance of Pass a Lou tre easternmost mouth of the Mississippi river The other is an uncompleted well alongside Two Utah Fliers Lost Again After Idaho Port Take Off LEWISTON Ida March 12 Utah flyers have dropped cut of sight for the second time since they took off from a Coeur dAlene airport early am Saturday And officials from Boise to Spokane Saturday night could no trace of the plane shed no light on the whereabouts of Pilot Dqrian Toland 23 and his father A C Toland 48 both of Tremonton Utah The Tolands landed at Koos kia before noon after they lost their flight bearings in a fog enroute to Missoula Mont They flew to Kamiah gassed uie light ship and took off for Lewis ton at about am Since that time nothing more has been heard of the flying To lands The Civil Aeronautics adminis tration at Spokane said they did not file a flight plan and Empire airlines said the ship did not land at Lewiston or nearby Clarkston Wash airports Chet Moulton state aeronautics director at Boise said a check of northern Idaho fields uncovered He added that a search will not be started until we know they are missing However search plans were un der way here Planes will take off from airports at Clarkston Koos kia and Kamiah early Sunday in an aerial probe of the area Weather conditions along the Camas prairie route they would have taken to Lewiston were bad Saturday night The airport man ager at Kamiah said the Utah men had nn ample gas supply and indi cated they would fly directly to Lewiston 9600 miles the B36 toted 10000 pounds of bombs Two propellers were motionless as the superbomber came in for a gentle landing at am C S It had been airborne 24 hours and 55 minutes since roar ing away from Carswell at pm CST Thursday Topped Record The sensational flight topped by 687 miles the former B36 record distance flight last Dec 67 a dramatic hop from Fort Worth to Honolulu and return which ended on Pearl Harbor day Carswell case announcer that the plane had two more hours of fuel left when it landed Maj John D Bartlett project officer for B36 training for the 7th bom bardment wing of force ordered the the 8th air plane down because two engines had failed Saturday and weather was closing in on the field The route of the bomber took it northward over Minneapolis west ward to Great Falls Mont south eastward across the nation to Key West Fla Dropped In Gulf The B36 big as three fiveroom houses dropped its tremendous load in the Gulf of Mexico at pm C S T Friday Then it headed northwestward passing over Fort Worth two hours and five minutes later It roared northward past Den ver and at pm C S T Fri day night it sighted Great Falls Mont for the second time Over Wyoming the bomber bucked into terrific headwinds and Bartlett said if it had not been for these headwinds and the engine trouble the plane could have exceeded 10000 milos The superbomber with Capt Roy R Showalter of Mobile Ala as pilot and commander and Lt Clarence E Horton of San An tonio as copilot carried a crew of 12 men Crewmen included Tech Sgt J P Fleming Weston Wyo radio man Doctors Sever Leg Nerve To Help King LONDON March 12 Americantrained surgeon care fully cut a bloodcontrol nerve in King George VIs right side Sat urday in an effort to ease a pain ful circulatory ailment in his legs At a bulletin said the monarchs recovery was pro ceeding smoothly Seven of the nine doctors who attended his majesty at the op eration Saturday morning re turned to Buckingham palace for a conference and issued this bul letin Recovering Smoothly The kind has had a restful day Temperature pulse and res piration rate have not varied from normal and his majestys recovery from the operation is proceeding smoothly Palace sources said the bulletin can be regarded as most reas suring at the end of the first day Everything has apparently gone quite normally The king has had some sleep during the day The queen visited him in his room where is now recovering Britain and the empire had waited tensely for the bulletin is sued as most people here were sitting around their dinner tables Despite a mist and chill drizzle a handful of persons stood in gath ering dusk in front of the gates of the palace Confined to Bed A spokesman said the monarch probably will stay in bed for about a week while Princess Elizabeth heiress presumptive may take over some of her fathers duties It is probable that no other op eration was performed with such great care Nine doctors and five nurses were in the speciallypre pared palace bedroom where the surgery took place The cutting was done by Prof James R Learmonth of Edin burgh Scotland who received some of his training at the fam ous Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minn ON THE INSIDE SECTION A National2 3 i 5 6 8 Foreign 9 10 Editorial 12 13 Intermountain141516 Local 18 SECTION B Local17 12 Hollywood 10 Deaths 8 SECTION S Sports 15 Business News68 Classified Advertising916 SECTION W Society 116 Logan Idaho4 Clubs 8 9 Provo 12 Ogden 16 SECTION H Farm Home Garden112 Over the Fence Post 3 Farm Letter12 SECTION M Features 18 Music Drama 4 Books Art5 Mine Walkout Hits 55000 Rail Workers PITTSBURGH March 12 UP than 55000 of the nations railroad workers were told Satur day that there will be no work for them during the twoweek coal miners strike ordered by John L Lewis Coalhauling railroads in eastern and southern mining states were doomed to bear the brunt of the economic blow of the work stop page set for Monday among 425 000 coal miners east of the Missis sippi river Paced with the loss of haulage from the idled mines the railroads made immediate plans to lay off train crews and other workers starting Monday morn ing Mourning Walkout The walkout by Lewis mourn ing miners sent no such curtail ment fears through steel and other coal dependent industries Armed with coal stockpiles good for 30 or more days they were highly confident of breezing through the mine shutdown at full steam Lewis called the surprise walk out Friday to protest efforts of the Truman administration to win senate confirmation of James M Boyd as director of the U S bureau of mines He labeled the action as a period of mourning for the unnecessary slaughter of 55115 miners killed and injured in mine accidents in 1948 Back Lewis District union leaders and their men rallied behind Lewis although many miners said they never heard of Boyd Reports from coal fields throughout the east indicated 100 per cent effectiveness for the stop work order Actually most of the mines have been idle since the last shift Fri day night because of short work schedules Many mines in West Virginia and Kentucky for ex ample have not been worked since See Page 4 Column 2 CIO Demands Wage Hike Profits Slash WASHINGTON March 12 The Congress of Industrial Or ganizations Saturday called for 1 substantial fourth round iwage increases 2 a slash in cor poration profits and 3 an ex panded program for workers If the country fails to take these corrective steps a serious depression condition is almost cer tain to develop said the CIO News The labor organizations weekly newspaper summarized the thinking of CIO economists and researchers Prices Not Cropping The CIO said that prices are not dropping so wages must be lifted It didnt use the words fourth round increase there have been three since the war but it spoke in general terms saying Substantial wage increases will provide a great reservoir of buying power They will help re lieve the piling up of merchandise and the drop in jobs in the con sumer goods industries Corporation profit must be trimmed for the common good the C10 said The high rate of profit is throwing the economy out of kil ter It has led to cutting of produc tion and to limitation of expanded production capacity the paper said The threepronged program is obviously called for the CIO said because full employment is threatened now for the first time since the war Symptoms of Weakness C IO economists believe that the economy is neither in a state of serious illness nor of complete good health the News said It is displaying symptoms of basic weaknesses which it not checked soon can lead to serious complications Socalled soft spots develop ment in many industries are really hard spots for workers the pub lication said because they are in industries making products for the ordinary consumer They were described as textiles electric home appliances clothing shoes and furniture On the other hand there was little unemployment noted in sev eral durable goods industries such as steel aluminum and heavy industry Arthur Hester Surrenders to L A police without resistance I GUESS THIS IS IT Police Hold Foster Son In Texas Savant Death Willing to Forget Quarrel If Compromise Possible WASHINGTON March 12 Harry S Truman personally authorized senate Democratic leaders Saturday night to call off the filibuster fight if they can work out a compromise with the rebellious southern bloc The president gave that word to Sen J Howard McGrath of Rhode Island the Democratic national committee chairman who telephoned him at his vacation retreat in Key West Fla McGrath said Mr Truman was pleased that we have reached the point where we could all sit down together Asked Finish Fight Only last month the president directed his senate leaders to carry the antifilibuster fight to the finish regardless of how long it might delay his legislative program But he and his administration stalwarts now appeared convinced that continuation of the battle might wreck the Truman program permanently Of particular urgency is the proposed extension of rent controls which are due to expire at the end of this month McGrath said he informed the president exactly what has hap pened so that he would not get any wrong impressions and would have no undue hopes or fears He said Mr Truman was agreeable to anything that will work out bur difficulties LOS ANGELES March 12 UP Arthur Hester 19yearold sailor suspected of murderinghis foster father Dean John W Lord of the Texas Christian university graduate school was arrested here Saturday I guess I blew my top officers quoted the blackhaired youth as saying in confessing that he slugged his benefactor to death Police said Hester was arrested by detectives who laid in wait for him at the home of the youths halfsister Anna Godberry Taken into custody without resistance the young sailor admitted to police that he had fought with his father Earlier Hester had said he wasnt aware that Lord was dead Head Bashed In The 70yearold educator who adopted Hester from an orphan age was found dead Thursday at his lonely farm home near Burle son Tex His head had been bashed in apparently with a hatchet Hester was unarmed and ar resting officers didnt even draw their guns when they confronted him Well I guess this is it Hes ter said calmly Lets get out of here He was taken to Los Angeles police headquarters to be held on suspicion of murder on a fugitive warrant from Texas The youth called his sister when he arrived in town by train at am and came directly to her home Sister Hysterical Mrs Godberry who had cooper ated with the police was hysteri cal at the arrest Another sister was waiting in the house but Hes ter said he didnt want to see her The youth had discarded his sailors uniform on the trip from Texas and was wearing sports clothes when he was arrested The distinguished Texas edu cator and his wife adopted Hester from an orphanage in 1943 Mrs Lord died five years ago and Lord and his foster son had lived in the farm home in January The ranch murder scene is about 20 miles from the TCU campus Lords battered body was dis covered Thursday by two univer sity students who were sent to the farm to investigate after the dean had failed to appear at his classes for two days The professors late model sedan was found early Friday in a ga rage at Coahoma Tex where a youth answering Hesters descrip tion had left it for repair The garage owner W B Mar tin said the driver of the car told him his father owned a farm near Fort Worth and he would have to wire for money He told one of my employes that his father was a government professor at TCU Martin said He was wearing a navy uniform and said he had only five days to get back to his base on the coast ROME REACTION Rioting Reds Assail Pact ROME March 12 nistled crowds stormed through downtown Rome for a wild half hour Saturday night shouting protests against Italys adherence to the Atlantic pact Jeepborne riot police quickly the situation in hand and pa trolled the area for hours after ward alert for new outbreaks Heavy police guardswere thrown around the chamber of deputies and foreign ministry buildings Shouting Peace peace a crowd of 800 to 1000 leftist youths many wearing flaming red neck erchiefs tried to storm into the Palazzo Chigi the foreign min istry building Police wielded clubs freely Traffic was hopelessly snarled as jeeps raced through the area bearing police with drawn tommy guns One crowd swarmed into the Piazza Colonna center of many Communist led demonstrations shouting Down with Sforza Carlo Sforza the foreign minister led the forces favoring alignment with the Atlantic nations Italys intention to participate in the At lantic pact was announced to the chamber of deputies Friday U S APOLOGIZES Cuba Mobs Stone Embassy After Shrine Desecration HAVANA Cuba March 12 Cubans stoned the United States embassy Satur day and tried to burn the em bassys flag Before the demonstration could go further police charged and broke up the crowd Several per sons were injured Ambassador Robert B u tl e r emerged from the building and tried to calm the demonstrators as they charged the flag pole from which the Stars and Stripes flew His efforts were answered with shouts Out with the Americans The Cubans were enraged by a desecration of the statue of Jose Marti hero of Cubas indepen dence by sailors from the Amer ican destroyer Rodman Friday night The flag was saved from burn ing by the timely arrival of po lice who fired several warning shots over the heads of the crowd and then charged Ambassador Butler accompan ied by Cuban Foreign Minister Carlos Hevia and Oscar Gans Cuban ambassadordesignate to the United States visited the Marti monument in Central park and in the presence of a large crowd placed a floral offering at its base He then apologized to the Cuban people for the unspeakable con duct of the sailors The people of the United States always admired and defended with their blood the ideals of Marti he said On behalf of the United States navy and of the American government I present the Cuban people my most sincere apology His words were greeted with applause and a few hisses of Friday nights in cident said the American sailors climbed over the Marti monument and desecrated it with indecent acts Agree to Parley He telephoned Mr Truman only a few minutes after Democratic and Republican leaders in the sen ate agreed to hold a peace parley with the southern senators Sunday in an effort to compromise the fight That appeared to write finis to the 12day battle that has hog tied the senate since Feb 28 when Democratic Leader Scott W Lu cas introduced a motion to toughen the chambers antifili buster rules The southerners ral lied against it in fear it might leave them helpless to filibuster against civil rights legislation later in the session The senate which has been hold ing night sessions since Tuesday recessed for the week end at pm and Lucas said then there was a good chance for a settlement with the southerners by Monday Study Proposals He said leaders of the wran gling senate factions are studying a halfdozen separate proposals for settling the row Sen Richard B Russell D leader of the southern bloc which has been fighting tooth and nail to preserve the filibuster for use against civil rights legislation said the Dixie senators would con sider any fair compromise But were not ready to go into any horse and rabbit trade where weswap a good strong horse for a mangy little rabbit Russell said We have no intention of sur rendering he added No Indications There was no indication of what compromise plans were to be taken up at the impending peace conference tentatively set for some time Sunday But riiost of them appeared to have been of fered by Republican senators and it was considered certain they would be a long way from the drastic curbs on debate asked by the administration It was learned that one plan regarded favorably by the south ern leaders would permit three quarters of the senate to halt de bate on all business except on proposals to change the senate rules This would protect the southerners against a possible fu ture move to amend the rules as to permit cloture by simple majority vote Joint Concessions That formula would call for con cessions by both sides The south erners went into the antifilibuster fight determinedto stand by the present rule which requires a two thirds vote to halt debate on legislative business No gag can be voted on motions to take up a bill The threequarters ma jority plan would apply to both oills and motions The southerners withthe aid of a big bloc of Republicans gave the administration a thumping set back Friday night on their first major strength And they apparently held most of the cards in the forthcoming conference particularly since the administra tion wants to get to work quickly on urgent legislation like exten sion of rent controls Cut Speech Short Mississippis Sen James O Eastland held the floor lor 5 hours and 29 minutes of Saturdays ses sion pounding away at the posed gag rule and at Pres Tru mans civil rights program He cut short his speech when word spread through the senate chamber that compromise talks were in progress t