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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS am am pm Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Clear to partly cloudy Monday somewhat warmer Details on Page 15 VOL 158 NO 158 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH MONDAY MORNING MARCH 21 1919 PRICE FIVE CENTS TRUMAN SECURITY EXPOSE ans NKW YOKK 20 1 The New York Daily News said Sunday that the pictures of Prii Harry S Truman in swimming at j Key West Fla were suppressed to give him security against the wrath of Ins wife It said tile president gave this explanation of the picture incident which caused an uproar during his recent Florida vacation at the annual dinner of the White House News Photog raphers Assn Saturday night The News gave this version of the presidents offthecuff re marks Before he left for Key West the Boss as he refers to Mrs Truman admonished him What 1 ever you do dont have any pic tures made of you in a bathing suit He once was photographed in his bathing trunks while vaca tioning in Bermuda and it has been a disgrace to the family ever since he said The News said Mr Truman then turned to the photographers and beuuied You can take all the pictures ou want now Im dressed up The controversial pictures were made from a navy blimp by White House news phootsrraphrrs who ac companied Mr Truman to Key West They had been officially in vited by the navy to take the nde over the vacation White House and snapped the president while he was frolicking in the surf Ready for Russ Reprisals In New Cold War Move Sirs Bess Truman Advises president hes no bathing beauty I As it turned out the News said The demand of presidential Secy intended as a matter of censorj Ross was just trying to secure Chanles G Ross that photogra ship but only a matter of safety the president from the wrath of pliers give up the pictures was not I for me to come home 1 his wife Hes Much Happier Than He Looks Dont let the sour expression on the face of Sen Tom Connally lead you astray The senator is really happy as he peruses text of the north Atlantic treaty HP later toUi newsmen that I am sure that after the pact is signed and after hearings the senate will ratify it ip ins r ay or Fact Survey Finds OKEH FACT FINDERS WASHINGTON March 20 Fiftyfive senators said Sunday they are inclined to favor the prin ciple of the north Atlantic security pact and only George W Malone R publicly against it An Associated Press canvass of Purge of Tito By Stalin Seen in U S By JOHN SI HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON March 20 American officials are now con vinced that Premier Josef StaJin will make a major effort this spring and summer to smash the j power of his exfollower Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia and return that heretical state to the Communist fold Responsible opinion here is based mainly on two considerations One is a steady flow of rumors and reports into Washington from Eu ropean capitals over several months that the Russians were preparing some heavy actions Officials Uncover Senators Seek Tree Rent Leases More Bootleg Labor Contracts WASHINGTON March 20 UP Government officials re vealed Sunday that an increas ing number of closed shop and union shop contracts are being CHICAGO March 20 set a pattern for a parallel wage1 against Tito The nations railroads and 16 of the Railway Express agency 93 of the senates 95 there is one 37 unwilling either to say publicly Jiow they stand or thus far unin1 clined either for or against the agreement j Two members were not reached to learn their views Since twothirds of those voting must approve the proposed treaty before it can become effective its backers must keep in line those i now inclined favorably and win some of the doubtful over to thcjr side iA nonoperating unions settled an j owncd by thc rairoads 11monthold dispute Sunday Express workers members of with a formal agreement giving the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks came out I j QOOQOO workers a fiveday usually follow the lead of non and a third round wage operating rail employes in con j itract settlements Their dispute boost ot Ic an hour ias been inarked by slow The settlement was expected todowns and company layoffs in Russ Accused Of Like Gaping Hole The other is the fact that Yugo slavia stands like a gaping hole in the red solidarity of eastern Europe Stalin and his politburo colleagues will have to try to plug the hole for reasons of political and military strategy Whether the Soviets will be will ing to resort to action of a limited order to oust Tito is a question that arouses opcratingemployes wilTgive them I divided speculation here J4S hours pay for 40 hours work Authorities privately say they but will not take effect until next are convinced however that Pus I Sept 1 The flat wage boost ofjsia acting through the cominform i seven cents is retroactive to last I and through the satellite states Oct 1 of Albania Bulgaria and Hungary These major provisions were will use internal political intrigue New York City Retroactive Wage Hike The shorter work week for non TaftHartley act and state labor laws Furthermore these officials predicted the practice may be come even more widespread during the vital spring contract negotiating season because many unions and employers are looking to congress to legalize union security arrangements A bootleg contract is de fined as a hushedup private agreement between labor and management that a firm will employ only union members Most of them are simply verbal understandings it was said al though some are written pacts which never reach official at tention because neither party challenges their legality The TaftHartley law flatly outlaws the closed shop under which only union members can be hired It permits the union shop under which all new em ployes must join the union with in 30 days only if that arrange ment is approved in a govern mentsponsored election by 51 per cent of the workers WASHINGTON March 20 bootlegged in violation of the Republican senators Sunday ftata InVint WASHINGTON March 20 nego hurh State department official arolmd the clook economic pressure and the threat EN of force to try to overthrow Titos 20 I Israel Lebanon j Envoys Sign Treaty If there were no vacancies and Sunday accused Russia of manuisjnce gaturday to iron out certain I regime and promote the seizure all senators voted 6i would have jfacluring fear to keep up world j jssues before signing power by a Moscowloyal Corn to nrmrove the treatv to make ittension m i munist at am Sunday munist Broke Jjast Summer Tito broke with Moscow last to approve the treaty to make it effective If only 90 Ambassador Philip Jessup one The chief fringe issue involved high average participated Secy Dean G Achesons chief yardmastcrs who originally were would have to say yes to put the aides declared that the Soviet i exempted from the 40hour week agreement across j union hasnt begun to cooperate final settlement they will summer apparently because he was Malone often a critic of the ad with the United Nations It is this remam On a sixday week but get i unwilling to follow the Kremlins ministrations foreign policies told which has hampered the world ja iocent hourlv wage boost in1 orders blindly Since then he has a reporter he docs not think the organization and brought about Of seven as compensation proposed rement is desirable agreement is desirable j creation of the North Atlantic i or necessary i treaty he explained What we are proposing to do is I The major purpose of the pact j Kails Win Point While both sides agreed to the proclaimed himself a true Com munist but has refused absolute obedience to Moscow directives Russia and all the satellite states get have built up a slowly intensifying in the campaign mainly economic and t railroads against him and were going to be asked to furnish i speed thwr return to economic and said t won the right to splithis fonowers arms to subdue the people of Asia j political stability th rest days under certain cir and Africa And if the colonial Jessup appeared on a broadcast when nen i Increasingly Difficult In gates signed an armistice agree ment between their two nations Sunday night In Tel Aviv the Israeli govern ment was told officially by acting U N Mediator Ralph J Bunce that Syria has agreed to enter into armistice negotiations with Israel The place and time of the not BERLIN March 20 Big Three western powers to its base and demanded that outlawed Sovietbacked currency in the western sectors of Berlin they turn over their negatives to i Sunday and said they were ready for ary Russian reprisals him Angry at what they considJ The United States Britain and France ruled out the Soviet red an attempt at censorship the t k h f t anniversary of the Berlin cold war photographers exposed ther plates gund to spoil the negatives when the Russians walked out of sr coun itv reasons could not explain t t security1 had been violated JIT A threepower announce ment said the action was taken to save the western city government from bankruptcy Taxes have been payable in the cheaper east marks but most civil servants have been paid in the stronger west marks Expect Kuss Reprisals Some western quarters expected quick Russian reprisals They said the Soviets might close down the Berlin elevated railway and seal off the Soviet sector to all traffic from the west Marshal Vassily D Sokolovsky soviet commander in Germany bserved the Berlin cold war an iversary by demanding that a lussian restitution mission be al owed to enter the British zone to earch for Soviet property stolen iy the Nazis He said the British iave honored only 53 of 546 Rus ian property claims Clay Denies Charges Sokolovsky made a similar de mand this month in a letter to en Lucius D Clay American commander in Germany Clay said he Soviet charges had no foun dation and a British spokesman said Sunday that Gen Sir Brian Robertson British military gov ernor no doubt will take the same stand Sokolovskys demand on the British was published Sunday in Taegliche Rundschau official newspaper of the Soviet military government In explaining the new currency reform Sunday Maj Gen Geof frey Bourne British commandant in Berlin told a news conference that the western allies were ready for any Soviet counter measures and added that the Rus sians were in a weak position to retaliate Russian Tactics Fall Brig Gen Frank L Howlcy he American commandant said The best way to make anyone come to terms is to convince him that his tactics are a failure It must be obvious to the Russians that their blockade has not suc ceeded proposed that tenants and landj lords be given a free hand to nej gotiate rents in new leases run ning through Sep 30 1900 Sen Harry P Cain R Wash said he and Sen John W Bricker R Ohio will offer such an amendment to the rent control ex tension bill on which the senate starts debate Monday Cain and Bricker also will spon sor other amendments w h i c i would 1 Put extension of rent controls on a six to 12 months basis instead j of the 12 to 15 months basis ap proved by the seriate banking com mittee The CainBrickcr plan would give a flat six month ex tension with another six months for tenants wanting protection Kill Eviction Rule 2 Knock out a provision of the committee bill which lets the fed eral housing expediter write evic tion regulations which would ap ply uniformly throughout the country For the most part local laws govern now 3 Permit recontrol of residen ial hotel apartments only if the local rent advisory board recom mended such a step The commit tee bill would recontrol such units outright and roll the rents back to the level of June 30 1947 Lnw Expires March 31 The present rent law expires March days from now The house already has passed a bill which would continue rent con trols 15 months but states coun ties or cities could end them right away or at any time before June 30 1950 if they chose to do so Under the senate measure state legislatures could decontrol all or part of a state at any time or the states could take over rent control from the federal government rremler Henri Qucullte lxails party in crucial election fight Queuille Party Leads Vital ranee PARIS Monday March 21 UP Henry Queuilles coali tion government parties were lead ing in seats won in Sundays na tionwide county council elections but individually trailed both the De Gaullists and Communists in popular vote percentages incom plete returns showed Monday Unofficial returns for 436 seats of the 1509 at stake showed the governmental parties leading with 189 Running second with 95 was Gen Charles De Gaulles Rally of he French People RPF while he Communists lagged behind with 11 RFP Lends Opponents However an unofficial count of the first 2000000 popular votes showed the RPF far in front of all other individual parties with tha Communists second The RPF had the Communists Of the coalition parties the Socialists had the highest slight ly more than As a group the coalition had Tabulations at 4 am 10 pm Sunday F S T gave the govern IraeliSyria talks were not an nounced but Israeli authorities in l rather than at powers get in trouble well have j N B C in the first of aseries fjalty overtime payments would be I In recent months as Hungary to defend them State department programs on h and nther satellite countries tirfit f This pact will change our whole traditional policy which has fairs been that we never go to war un Jessup less our own security is threat ened What we would be doing in this pact is to commit ourselves to go to war to aid some nation that says it is threatened when our own security may not be in volved at all The United States in World Af along with Assistant State Dean Rusk unavoidable Under the agreement the work ers are entitled to overtime pay in excess of Syrian frontier Rhodes Signing Ceremony The LebaneseIsraeli agreement will be signed in a ceremony at the customs house here Wednes day morning eigners it has become increasingly j This is the second armistice the difficult for Washington officials young Jewish state of Israel has Tel Aviv said they would probceilings and for continuing them ably be held soon along the Israeliifr stm three months along with eviction and other satellite countries tight ened up on all movements of for rf U f hours a day and for work on the to sense what may be going on i reached with her Arab neighbors John Foster Dulles a member ot i an TcrooliWovnHjjn the United Nations agreed that the U N organization had failed to produce the degree of security which millions had hoped for Moscow Papers Brand Pact West Plan for Aggression I MOSCOW March 20 an open letter to the National Moscow newspapers Sunday pubj of lished the full text of the Atlantic i would reject the pact on the back page without pact jf they had the possibility to comment though many carried consider the secret decisions dispatches from other world capibehind the pact tals attacking the pact as aggres1 The newspapers also carried dis sivc I patches from Paris Prague Sofia ever chiefly over the method of The army organ Red Star conj and Berlin on a forthcoming applymg week to dcmned a proposed Pacific pact as j world peace congress summoned I intended to supplement thc ag to meet in Paris while Izvestia re gressive north Atlantic union Pravda official organ of the Com within the countries around Yugo slavia There have been rumors of troop movements on both sides of Yugo slavian borders but informants railroads and the unions still must be signedon the basis of Sundays settlement but spokesmen said no difficulties were expected Settlement Costs The cost of the shorter work and wage boosts to the railroads was estimated at a year Rail spokesmen said the settle Tfilo ment marked the first time under1 iTllttl tij J ffnt act wrote into an j agreement the general proposals of a presidential factfinding board The board originally recommended The senate bill provides for a mental parties Radical Socialists at 12month extension of rent j 83 seats Socialists 76 Popular Republicans MRP 19 Repub lican Party of Liberty 11 for a total of 189 RPF 95 Indepen dent Republicans 72 Independents and other parties 59 Results IncoBoluslve The results were inconclusive An IsraeliEgyptian armistice was signed at Rhodes Feb 24 Israel now is engaged in armis tice talks with TransJordan at j Rhodes here say those reports have not i Israeli Lebanese negotiations been confirmed hive been in progress in this sea coast village on the LebanonPal estine border since March J Leb Tie anon TransJor dan is league a member of the Arab in 40hour week and the seven cent wage increase last December Negotiations dragged on how ported mass Italian demonstra tions against the north Atlantic munist party reported that Spain pact was being prepared for a signifij From London there was a dec night and day operation of the railroads Union Hails Pact G E Leighty chief negotiator for the unions said that the settlc JANESVILLE Wis March 20 men broke into the shipping department of the Parker Pen Co here Sunday night held up the night watch man and escaped with between 25000 and 40000 pens and pen cils valued at about police said Jim Broderick the night watchman said two men broke into the back door of the build ing and came toward me with drawn guns and made me face the wall The men then tied up Brodc rick and blindfolded him He said they took his key to the vault opened it and made off with the Tried Destruction The seven nations of the league set out to destroy Israel after the Soviet Sights NewPOW Flow Home BERLIN March 20 UP The Russians announced Sunday they have begun a big new repatria tion of German prisoners of war The announcement published in the Soviet army newspaper Tae gliche Rundschau came four days after Britain and the United States had sent new notes to Moscow charging Russia with failure to keep promises to return all Ger man troops captured in World War II by the end of 1948 German antiCommunists also complained that even a dribbling flow of repatriations recently was halted Transport Arrives According to Taegliche Rund schau a big transport of repatri iates arrived Saturday at the bor jder station of FrankfortonOder I The newspaper referred to this as the first shipment in a new pro gram and said the returnees were in good health The number of men involved was not disclosed United States and British mil ROME Italy March 20 Communistdirected farm handijtary government reports repeat At least 12 persons were injured agitation Five persons were killed I edly have charged that many pris if the tenant wants them In Two Steps The bill also authorizes some j rent increases up to 10 in two 5 Oct 1 1919 and an other 5 April 1 1950 However in no case could rents be pushed more than 15 above the level of June 30 1947 the base date for computing both the 5 raises bill authorized in the senate meaning that in many cantons runoff votes next Sunday Premier Queuille and Secy of State for Finances Edgar Faure were overwhelmingly chosen over Communist candidates in their cantons complete returns showed GUN TEAR GAS BATTLE Red Demonstration Quelled In Italy 12 Persons Hurt Sunday night in an hourlong gun British mandate in Palestine was iand tear gas battle between Com i terminated last May and the Jew munists and police at Cerignola ish state proclaimed its owi ex Police arrested a number of in riots there early in 1948 loners released by the Russians Meanwhile senate debate on the were broken physically An off i Atlantic pact will begin Monday British estimate last week cant role in the aggressive plans llaration of the AngloSovietment was reasonably satisfac of the AngloAmerican bloc i Friendship society under the capltory The unions represent work Moscow radio quoted Pravda as I tion English People Do Not Need ers not directly connected with saying the Americans are setting thc Atlantic Pact The declara1operating trains j up military and air bases in Spain tion called the pact thc most dan George Harrison president of the i and are negotiating tiie establishjgerous step ever undertaken for i Brotherhood of Railway Clerks I ment of new strategic centers the preparation of war isaid he would not speculate at there to bring Spain into the At1 Pravda official Communist parthis time on whether thc settle pens and pencils lantic pact and convert it into organ published a dispatch Iment will have any effect on the Brodcrick said he believed militarystrategic bridgehead for from The Hague citing an articleRailway Express dispute How future aggression in Europe in the official Communist newslever it was believed Uiat abasis The official newspaper Izvestia paper Do Waarheid saying thatfor settling wages and hours carried a statement from Henry Athe pact contains secret prcvithe express workers now was pro1 Wallace condemning the treaty in ijions vided I a third man was left outside the building ns a guard He said they broke into the building by running into thc locked door with a car or truck the government is expected istcnce Communists and leftwing Socialj to push through approval with The Arab military campaign ists on charges of organizing a comparative ease stated that the Russians still held at the very least 200000 Ger failed to crush Israel Inthe clos1 demonstration against the police before the Communist headquar ters at Cerignola More than 1000 Communistled farm shouted threats and Communists at first threatened another filibuster but now even mans they predict that debate probably will end by Saturday with another safe majority for the government The chamber of deputies voted whcarched t c o eru t0 authorizo the after duty at a football game officials said When the crowd closed in men acingly the police charged with night sticks and tear gas bombs Thc farm hands answered with ing stages of the Palestine fight ing Israeli troops seized almost all of northern Palestine and drove i over the border into Lebanon i Israeli authorities have received I no formal notification that Syria has accepted an invitation to en gage in armistice talks Iraq also has never agreed publicly to armistice talks although her troops are observing the current Palestine truce Saudi Arabia and never took an active part in the war against Israel lriflc and pistol fire and stones t wn not tolerate any dc In the interest of securing an j Reinforced the police charged j tailed discussion of thc treatys armistice Israel apparently waived i scattered the demonstrators j tcxt iher original demand that any nt1cl seized the ring leaders Foreign Minister Carlo Sforza i agreement reached with Lebanon Cerignola 30 miles south of will tell the senate that any such also be binding on Syrian units in j Foggia is the native village is out of the question until territory informants Communist labor boss Giuseppe Dl parliament considers actual rati Prisoners Returned Soviet to negotiate a place for Italy in the alliance after a gruelling j filhour filibuster by the Commuj lodged nists who hoped to delay or even block the governments action To prevent a recurrence of Com munist tactics the government The western allies have returned their prisoners to Germany Some Germans have remained in Britain and France as volunteer workers particularly on farms Marshal Vassily D Sokolovsky Lebanese I said Vittorio and has been the center I fication of the treaty commander in Germany a sharp protest Sunday against the property restitution policy of the British military gov ernment In a long letter to the British military governor Gen Sir Brian Robertson the Soviet commander said Britain is not willing to con sider lawful restitution claims to Soviet property removed from Russia by the Germans during the war Sokolovskys letter was published in Taegliche Rundschau   

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