Salt Lake Tribune, April 27, 1949

Salt Lake Tribune

April 27, 1949

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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS am atu pm Inimnountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Fair Wednesday and warmer Details on Page 25 Lines Drawn For Battle On TH BiU All Action in House Under Scrutiny Of Labor Leaders WASHINGTON April 26 battle to repeal the TaftHartley law which may be the hottest congressiona fight of the year started on the house floor Tuesday under the watchful eye of labor leaders As debate got underway AFL and CIO officials rapidly fillec the galleries Many of them said they plan to sit straight through to see how the legislators vote on restrictive amendments Pres Harry S Truman in his successful election bid last fall made the G 0 Psponsored labor management act a chief target for attack and pledged his administra tion to throw it out at the first opportunity The battle was joined officially In midafternoon when the house voted formally 369 to 6 to take up an administration bill which would repeal the law and replace it with an improved version of the New Deals Wagner act Mr Trumans supporters were arrayed against a tight coalition of Republicans and southern Demo crats Both sides promised a fight to the finish and both claimed eventual victory FourDay Battle At least four days of bitter de bate lie ahead before the house comes to the biggest substitute proposed by the G 0 P Dixie bloc thatwould repeal Taft SALT LAKE CITY UTAH WEDNESDAY MORNING APRIL 27 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS U S Russia Near Accord On Berlin Barrier End Utahs Governor Opens Pioneer League Plav Gov J Bracken tee Utah righthander throws out first pitch at Derks field Tuesday night as Tommy Thompson Salt lake Bees manager looks on Crowd of 7369 fans turned out for opener Hartley in name but reenact most of its provisions Known as the Wood bill the substitute bears the name of Rep John S Wood a Georgia Demo crat but actually was drafted by Republicans If the substitute is rejected the coalition hopes to amend the ad ministration bill so it will include as many TaftHartley provisions as possible Desire Cooling Off They particularly want to retain the 80day cooling off period NEVER AGAIN emergency strikes free speech for employers and the requirement for union leaders to sign non Communist affidavits Speaker Sam Rayburn Tex pre dicted in a presession news con ference that the administration will come out on top when votes on the substitute are counted But Republican leader Joseph W Martin Jr Massachusetts was equally confident that the Taft Hartley backers will win Philip MurrayCIO president released a letter to Rayburn de nouncing the Wood bill as danger ous both to labor and to the large body of employers who would like to continue free colective bar gaining The first blast of opposition was voiced by Rep Christian A Herter R He denounced ad ministration leaders for pushing the repealer through committee under a gag rule Bennett Flails Reds Traud READING Pa April 26 The president of the National As sociation of Manufacturers de clared Tuesday night that Ameri can business leadership must build a bridge of truth over the chasm of misunderstanding and confusion created by Communists Wallace F Bennett told the an nual meeting of the Berks County Manufacturers Assn that leaders of business and industry have the great responsibility for solving what he called the Communist at tack on American freedom The Salt Lake City manufac turer said teat the Communist attack is primarily an economic problem and American business leadership must unite employers and employes to lead the counter attack Said Bennett The great lie that is being used against free enterprise is the Marxian fraud of the class strug gle it is the false assumption that owner and employe are necessar ily in separate classes and that they are necessarily antagonistic Pilots Finish 1008Hour Record Hop FULLBRTON Cal April 26 UP weeks of droning monoto nously through the skies ended Tuesday for Bill Barris and Dick RiedelThey boosted the worlds endurance flight record to 1008 hours landing at am PST to the cheers of their townspeople Tired but smiling and fresh shaven the two Fullerton airport employes were able to walk away from their little monoplane The Sunkist Lady without help Tared Never Again Were tired but well be all right in a short time saidthe 36yearold graying Barris The worst thing was the montony of the engine It just about drove us crazy Wed never try it again This is our last try His blond partner Riedel 34 was first out of the plane He quickly embraced his wife June and two children Dickie 10 in a wheelchair with arthritis and Barbara 4 Barris wife Betty and their two children Patty 2 and Steven 1 were right there too Record Crowds Fill Parks As Play Ball Resounds That familiar cry of Play Ball echoed and reechoed across Utah and Idaho Tuesday night as a rec ord total turnout of 19772 fans crowded into bleachers in four communities to watch their fa vorites officially open the 1949 Pio neer league baseball Clear balmy weather greeted the eight clubswhich squared off to launch the chase for 49 laurels and fans showed their apprecia tion by turning out for what un doubtedly will go down as the largest opening night crowd in the history of the league Nearly 8000 See Bees A crowd of 7969 fans were o hand when Utahs Gov J Bracke Lee tossed out the first ball a Perks field in Salt Lake City an Lewis Delays Mine Session Huge Welcome Crowd An estimated crowd of half of Fullertons population and then out to welcome the boys back to the field thev left March 15 Thus after three previous un successful attempts Barris and Riedel became the first fliers to stay up more than 1000 hours con secutively Their flying took them to Florida and back On April 14 they passed the previous endurance record of 726 hours Set by Wes Carroll and Clyde Schlieper of Long Beach Cal The old mark was made 10 years A shower and a haircut was Barris first request Riedel wanted a bath rundown and din later WASHINGTON April 26 UP John L Lewis and his distric chiefs held a long huddle Tues day postponing a scheduled strat egy session with the United Mine Workers 200man policy commit tee until Wednesday The policy group marked time all day after an opening session Monday Lewis met behind closed doors with vicepresident Thomas Kennedy secretarytreasurer John Owens and the presidents of the unions 30 districts Lewis offered no explanation for the postponement of the policy meeting which has been set for Tuesday afternoon Speculation began at onee that fie had put off the policy commit tee gathering because the soft coal operators are scheduled to meet here Wednesday The coal mine owners were called by Ezra Van Horn opera t etf AH T TT ir i tors trustee for the UMWwel fare and retirement fund The meeting was called a week ago presumably to give the industry leaders a chanceto compare ideas about policy toward Lewis and the miners demands this year The contract expires June 30 the Bees then went on to defeat Billings 32 3279 rooters turned put at Idaho Falls where Boise took the Russets into camp 86 every ofte of Halliwell parks 3600 seats were filled as the crowd of 4024 fans overflowed onto the grass to watch Twin Falls thump the Cardinals li30afdgderi there were an estimated 4500 rabid root ers cheering lustily despite the fact that Great Falls administered a 153 shellacking to the Ogden Reds at John Affleck park De tails on sports pages Brief but appropriate ceremo nies marked the Tuesday night festivities Gov Lees pitch at Derks field culminated a program which found Mgr Tommy Thomp son introducing members of his Salt Lake Bees aggregation and Mgr Larry Shepard of Billings presenting the Billings club Funds Solicited The program was sponsored by the Utah chapter of the American Cancer Society with D J Murphy as chairman While players were being introduced nurses from the four Salt Lake hospitals solicited funds for the drive against cancer Ogden caught the spirit of the occasion when that citys high Soochow Lost As Troops Abandon City SHANGHAI China Wednes ay April 27 Na lonalist troops Wednesdav aban oned Soochow vital transporta on center 50 miles west of hanghai and eastern anchor of a ne thrown up to guard this vast riental metropolis against onrush g Communist armies The evacuation of Soochow was nnounced by Shanghai garrison eadquarters The Chinese govern ent Tuesday rushed 30000 troops there to reinforce two divisions which had remained in Soochow to face the fastrolling Commu nist armies No Further Comment The Nationalist soldiers pulled out at 10 am 10 pm EOT Tues the garrison A spokesman refused to comment further regarding the situation at Soochow but it was presumed that the Communist offensive which appeared to have been checked was now driving onward Telephone communications were cut Wednesday morning with Soo chow which reported late Tuesday hat the hardpressed Nationalist soldiers were holding up the Com munists in brisk fighting west and south of that city A second main Nationalist line stretching south from the Yangtze reportedly had been estab ished to bar the Red advance oward the port of Hargchow rital back door to Shanghai Cannon Fire Resounds The roar of cannon fire re ounded in the streets of this ref u eejammed city at intervals for period of 45 minutes shortly after the expiration of ight curfew An of tlie Stuart Apparently Free to Move In Chinese City WASHINGTON April 26 stats department said Tuesday its communications from Hanking indicate U S Ambassador J Leighton Stuart is free to move about the city and is not a house prisoner of the Chinese Communists State department spokesman Michael J McDermott said We are still in communication with the embassy in Nanking and would have been told if the am bassador were being detained Officials said they were not worried about Stuarts safety Several Chinese Communist sol diers invaded his home Monday and told a servant the ambassa dor should not leave the res idence Officials said Stuart appar ently did not regard the remark as an official notice that the Communists expect him to re main in his home Americans Dismayed As Fleet Pulls Out West Hinges Acceptance On Reich Conclave Nod WASHINGTON April 26 UPThe western powers virtually accepted Tuesday Russias public proposal to lift the blockade of Berlin in exchange for a fourpower conference on Germany But it was made plain that the offer is accepted onlyifnosecret strings are attached A state department statement declared that if Moscows policy actually stands as it was reported in a dispatch bythe Tass Russian news agency early Tuesday the way appears clear for a lifting of the blockade and a meeting of the council of foreign ministers No Delay Viewed At the same time however it was learned that the Russians have been told that the United States Britain and France do not intend to delay their plans for unifying western Germany and creating a German government probably by July 15 Since some top officials believe that the real Soviet purpose and final agreement on the Berlin blockade will be reached In Berlin wariness about the Soviet offer was expressed by Gen Lucius D Glay American military governor and Ambas sador RobertD Murphy head of the GermanAustrian division in the state department Murphy said the Russian move seemed an effort to swing German opinion away the anghai garrison hastily lained that the firing camefrom vTationalist ested The 10 tm army to 5 am military urfew forced the United Press to uspend overnight service to orning newspapers in this city here every and dependent upon the ews agency for its worldwide See f age 5 Column 4 school ROTC band played popu ar tunes including Take Me Out o the Ball Game while Man agers Joe Bowman of Great Falls and Ham Schulte of Ogden intro ducedmembers of their respective earns Color Guard Ceremonies at Idaho Palls were ighlighted by a Boy Scout bug ers rendition of Taps in mem ry of Babe Ruth after a group f armeciseryice reserves offici ted at an impressive flagrais ng ceremony Joanne Bateman ang The Star Spangled Banner d Managers Billy Stenger of oise and John Bapich of Idaho alls presented their squad mem ers An ArmyNavyMarine color guard officiated at flagraising ceremonies at Pdcatello Managers Walt Lowe of Pocatello and Char ley Metro of Twin Falls introduced their team members Jack Halli Sullivan Blasts At Johnson Quits Cabinet WASHINGTON April 26 John L Sullivan resigned Tues day as secretary of the navy fir well president of the Pioneer league appropriately threw the first pitch ALARM NEEDLESS ing a roaring broadside at Secy of Defense Louis A Johnson for halting construction of the navys supercarrier the USS United States The New Hampshire Irishman said he is convinced that scrapping of the carrier means a renewed effort to abolish the marine corps and to transfer all naval and ma rine aviation elsewhere Sullivans resignation widely ex jected since Johnson lowered the hooza on the big flattop Satur day came in an exchange of let ters with Pres Harry S Truman In Polite Patter Beth of their communications were couched in the polite patter of protocol Sullivan submitted his resignation with profound re gret The president accepted it reluctantly and with deep ap preciation for Sullivans service By FRANK H BARTHOLOMEW SHANGHAI April 26 Many of the 2050 Americans still in Shanghai watched in quiet dis may Tuesday as three big U S naval vessels slipped quickly and silently out of t the harbor and headed down the Whangpop river toward Little knots of Americans gath ered at office windows overlook ing the faingd Shanghai bund dwincJife out of sight down the river The naval exodus began at ain The auxiiisiry communi tions ship flyingVthe threestar flag of Vice Adm Oscar C Badger U S naval commander in the western Pacific led the Anchor in Estuary The transport Chilton floating harrack of the 3rd US marine regimentand thehospital ship Repose followed The ships didnot go They anchored in the broad estuary of the Yangtze river almost in sight from Shanghai of safety of a surprise munist attack But the withdrawal of the U S flotilla even for so short a dis tance was a symbol of Chinas Americans left Lunghwa airport Tuesday for one of the safe des tinations Two planes carryin mainly wives and children o Americans who planned to sta1 headedacross the Pacific for th United States and the other seve flew dowhthe coast to Hongkong or Catiioh Would Expand Shuttle Northwest Air iffieWShaijghaTmffiggerfsaid tha filslinjBsalbrie could Shuttle 300 t 400 refugeesidaily across the Yel japan if the situation requires it Gen Douglas occupation headquarters had already approved the idea emergency shuttle flights to Eukuoka and that Northwest had plenty of planes available v crisis which visibly increased ten sion in the American colony Ready for Evacuation The ships stand ready to take LONDON April 26 Prune Minister Winston Churchill Tuesday demanded power r e tal i a t re n against Chinese Communists for attack ing murdering in insulting the Acceptance by many Americans of this false philosophy of the inevitable class struggle has done more than anything else to create discord and difficulty It has pro moted hatred and fear and unless we have the vision and courage to check it it our enemies our freedom Pay Verdict Set Aside NEW YORK April 26 verdict in favor of James A Moffett retired oil com pany executive against the Arab ianAmerican Oil Co was set aside Tuesday Federal Judge Edward A Conger in granting a company motion held that the services Mof felt claimed to have given are the kind the law says may not be compensated for Discs No Joke Probe Finds But Sullivan cut loose his pent up wrath in his letter to the new secretary of defense The letter released by Sullivans own office shortly after Mr Truman accepted his resignation began bluntly On Saturday April 23 with out discussion with the chief of off any Americans who wish to flee the threatened city and group of about 30 evacuees saileu downriver in small boatsat noon Tuesday to board the ships of Woosung where the narrow Whangpoo empties into the lower Yangtze Howeverthe Americans in Shanghai were in no hurry to aval themselves of this escape route to the United States Early Tuesday only 114 of the remaining Ameri cans had applied to the consulate for transportation home Eye South Refugees Many Americans individually and in Official groups were pre paring to move southward to the comparative safety of Canton and some were already leaving by air for the big southern port Others were planning to go to the British Chinacoast colony of Hongkong or to the big Chinese island of Taiwan Formosa if they are forced to get out royal proposed German republic Clay said that even if the Russian block ade is lifted it will have no ef i feet whatever on the west GeimHE government Going Ahead We are going ahead with our plans he said The State department report on the situation was issued here as a direct result of the Tass report The Tass article said in substance that if a date can be agreed on by Russia and the west for a meeting BigPoiir counciloffor eign ministers A then restrictions on communications and trade could be lifted before the This appeared ib be A major con cession MI t settlement of outstandingcurrency ssues in Berlin On some occas sions at least they had taken position that mihS Shanghai of Nine planeloads of Britons and onawted man who has been firstlord of the admiralty in two wars ripped into the Chinese Communists for their atrocious outrage in firing on British the Yangtze meeting should be held more or tS witlT the Hft g of the blockade The western have long akea the position that they were rolaig to discuss any German is sues with tha Sovietsafter the fting of the blockade Not Possible On the basis of Tuesdays devel ments it was rot possible to tajfreport rth all the conditions whichthe ussian government might ask of he American British and French overnmentsjui negotiations which aZ Deen under way since Feb 15 negotiations have been by cantly river Then he tore mtd the govern ment for its unfortunate han dling of the He accused the Labor cabinet of trying to shift the blame to navy commanders on the spot I am not prepared to take that from the right honorable man Prune Minister Attlee snappedback angrily Tuesdays exchange hot as i was at times was not a full floo ight on the Yangtze incident bu merely a skirmish during th houses question period Attle Tomised a full debate soon and Churchill demanded that it be held in the near future Attlee said the casualties from the Amethyst and the three other warships which tried to go to her escue totaled 42 dead 39 wounded nd 12 missing Large Philip Jessup for the United States and J Malik Russian representative onthe TT N Secsa ity council The State department said that two weeks on April Maik stated the position of the Soviet government to Jessup Then the statement added signifi cant appeared that there DAYTON O April 26 An intensive air force investiga tion has proved that flying saucers are not a joke but thereis no cause for alarm the Dayton Jour nalHerald said Tuesday night The newspaper said it had scanned hitherto unpublished re ports of intelligence papers on fly ing discs st the WrightPatterson air force base here The air force it said has not ruled out the pos sibility that the flying saucers are foreign aircraft They are not a joke one re port was quoted as saying Neither are they cause for alarm to the population The air force has assigned crew of technical intelligence agents of the air materiel com mand to track down reports of the mysterious objects The air force it was learned is still receiving about 12 reports a month from persons sighting flying discs A total of 240 domestic and 30 foreign incidents where flying dies have been reported seen have been investigated according to intelli gence reports Investigators found 30 of the reports were clue to conventional objects such as weather meteors and cosmic research balloons Common place answers are ex pected to be found for another The remaining 40 remain a mystery the JournalHerald said It said the air force has left few stones unturned in its investi gation Even visitations from other planets such as Mars or exist ence of skyroaming animals have Deen considered but pretty thor oughly discounted it added are foreign aircraft also has been considered one intelligence paper said But the repeated perform ance of the discs is so superior to anything we have yet approached in this country that it is consid ered only an accidental discovery or a degree of novelty never before achieved could explain such de vices It is believed very unlikely that any other nation of the earth could have knowledge ao far above the level of ours The intelligence reports drew no conclusions the newspaper said It added that the air materiel corn naval operations without consulta1 ONE DOWN FOR GOP tion with the secretary of the navy you directed the discontinuance of construction of the U S S United States the construction of which had twice been approved by the president Deeply Disturbed I am ofcoarse very deeply dis turbed by your action Sullivan wrote which as far as I know represents the first attempt ever made in this country to prevent the development of a powerful weapon Sullivans heated commumcation pointed up the long smoldering dispute between the navy and the air force over the navys role in the air The A F saw the building of the supercarrier as an attempt to in tlnue indefinitely Prof A Hyneck astrophysicist and head of the Ohio State univer sity observatory conducted the Sen Baldwin to Leave Seat In Congress for Bench on many or the discs The possibility that the saucersi the newspaper added consider WASHINGTON April 26 UP Raymond E Baldwin R outspoken leader of the GO P liberal wing in congress will quit the senate in December to fulfill a lifelong ambition to serve on the Connecticut supreme court iehch it was revealed Tuesday Chester Bowles Democratic gov ernor of Connecticut announced n Hartford that he has nominated he popular former GOP governor to a vacancy on the state high that navy planners i court Baldwin said he will quit the senate Dec 16 to accept the post if he is confirmed by the construction indis pensable to the continuing develop ment of American sea so much that twice they have sac rificed other construction to give it top priority Picture Page 2 state assembly Noting that his departure prob ably will mean a boost in the pres ent Democratic Si to 42 senate majority the 55yearold senator said If the margin in the senate had been narrow I probably would not have made the decision I did It will not hurt the future of the Republican party Nevertheless thenews caused consternation among Baldwins senate GOP colleagues partici ularly the young Turk group which he helped to spark in efforts towest party control from the old guard headed by Sen Robert i were still certain points requiring clarification State department officials de clined to describe these points sy did emphasize that they are now primarily interested in de termining the sincerity of the po sition publicly get forth in the Tass dispatch See Discrepancies Senate Republican leader Ken neth S Wherry Neb said the aecision would be a terrific loss to the Republican minority He said thats s silly asked if Bowles would appoint a Democrat to fill the post This suggested that there may be discrepancies between what the Soviet government says publicly and what it has said privately through the JessupMaiac Contact Speculation ii that any private reservations probably concern Russias opposition tor formation of a western German state The statement disclosed thatthe Jnited States Britain and France lave been in consultation on the Berlin crisis since thefirst Rus sian feeler for a possible settle ment was put out Jan sol A ie ailed statement of the position of he threewestern powers be pre ented soon toMalik by Ambas ador Jessup The JessupMalik alks have all taken place in New York whichis United eadquarters Jessup himself appeared optlmis over chances of reaching an grcement with the Russians Uter making a personal report o Pres Harry S Truman on hie talks with Malik Jessup told re porters things look liopefule Mixed BeMtioB There WM mixed reaction on capitcl hill but Sen Kenneth S Wherry R pointed out that lifting of the blockade would mean about immediate MVifigt month of to American told nen this amount wai tha nmtca cost of operating the air ;

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