Salt Lake Tribune, May 11, 1949

Salt Lake Tribune

May 11, 1949

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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS am am fm Intcrmountaii Network Station KALL VOL 159 NO 27 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH WEDNESDAY MORNING MAY 11 1949 WEATHER Generally clear morning afteraooi M N PRICE FIVE CENTS Affable Father Starts Negotiations With Cigar Walter Reiither left president of CIO United Auto Workers union Is offered cigar by John S Bugas Ford Motor Co vice president and chief of industrial relations when they appeared Tuesday to resume negotiations in the strike of some 60000 workmen at two fabricating plants Birth of a child to Mrs Bugas shortly before talks began Tuesday prompted the cigar issue Income Drop Spurs Call For Cost Ax WASHINGTON May 10 UP reports of a 000000 drop in consumer in come the first three months of 1949 gave fresh impetus Tuesday to congressional de mands for sharp cuts in government spending This decline in a source of federal tax revenues was most severe in March the commerce department said when personal incomes fell below the previous month The March slump Drought the first quarters income rate down to a total of fig ured on an annual basis compared with for the last three months of 1948 New The department attributed most of the decline to new shrinkages In wages and salaries as a result of layoffs and shortened work hours in manufacturing plants For example it said farm income In March dropped only below the previous month hut non agricultural workers received Reuther Orders Leff to Stop Strike Meddling DETROIT May 10 UP Walter P Reuther president of CIO United Auto Workers warned leltwing elements of the union Tuesday to quit meddling in the UAWs strike against the Ford Motor Co Reuther angered by a group of 40 U A W men and women who picketed the midcity office building where the conference was held threatened to deal with workers who disobey the order The pickets who carried plac ards denouncing the alleged as sembly line speedup which caused the walkouts dispersed when Rouge local 600 president Thomas Thompson stormed an grily from the building and told them that this doesnt help us at all You belong out at the plant gates Now get away he said BOSS CONCEDES Hague Forces Lose in Vote JERSEY CITY N J May 10 Boss Hagues iron i told reporters FordReuther Talks End In Stalemate DETROIT May 10 WP The first peace talks since the start of the sixclay Ford strike broke up Tuesday with no settlement in sight Another session was scheduled Wednesday at 10 am As the talks went on more Ford plants across the nation pre pared to lay off 11000 workers and shut down at the end of the days operations The strike of 65000 workers hit Fords Rouge and LincolnMer cury plants last Thursday May Affect 106000 Officials of the Ford Motor Co have estimated that nearly all of its 106000 production workers in 49 plants will be affected by next Monday if the strike continues Walter Reuther president head ed the CIO United Auto Workers delegation in the new talks As he entered the conference room he said the UAW had no new proposal for settling the strike I Our last one was a sensible one and were sticking by it he grip on the political destinies of Arms Not US War Pledge West Advised Vandenberg Warns Treaty Nations Of Program Limits WASHINGTON May 10 UP Arthur H Vandenberg R Mich Tuesday advised North Atlantic pact nations that th proposed U S program does not pledjre the United States to defend its frontiers with a Maginot line of some sort The Republican foreign policy leader told the senate foreign re lations committee that western Europe must be informed of the limited nature of the proposed arms plan He voiced his warning after James P Warburg New York author and former banker told the committee the defense treaty and the arms plan might cost the United States more than 000000 and require more than 1000000 American troops in Europe He said that western and gome U S officials look upon the pact and arms plan as an American pledge to stop any Russian attack on the Oder Elbe or Rhine rivers The men and the arms he said would have to be supplied by the United States and Canada No Great Increase But Vandenberg interjected that signatories to the pact iftust real ize the arms plan means no great increase in the strength of their troops The task is to make it per fectly sure that the facts as they exist are perfectly understood he added Committee Chairman Tom Con nally D Tex clashed with War burg and Sen Forrest C Donnell R Mo alter Warburg de manded clarification of the pact and arms program Nebulous I think you need clarifying in stead of the treaty because your views are so nebulous I cant un derstand them Connally said Donnell maintained that several of Connallys statements were a reversal of his previous position that the pact does not commit the United States to automatic war if another signatory is attacked Warburg contended that Amer ican foreign policy now is dic tated by Russian moves and ma neuvers He said that Secy of State Dean G Acheson is in some respects a prisoner of a policy he did not originate Per Month Vet Pension i Bill Due Soon less figured on an Democratic stronghold was annual rate basis The report brought into sharp focus the mountingdispute over what steps the government should take to meet the twin problems broken Tuesday His regular Democratic city commission ticket lost for the first time in three decades Hagues reign came to an end Firm Stays Comment John S Bugas vice president led WASHINGTON May 10 i A new a month veterans pen of slackening business activity and at the hands of a fusion group unemployment whose fiveman ticket swept into On this score Sen Edward MarOffce m Tuesdays election tin R Pa told his colleagues Tne 73yearoid Hague himself Tuesday that unless congress acts quickly to slash Pres Harry S Trumans spending proposals this country may face bankruptcy Pet Projects The time has come he said for the lawmakers to put aside our pet projects and to trim military and foreign aid outlays to give us an opportunity to keep America solvent Martin spoke out after a num ber of Democrats and Republicans alike threw their support behind a reported recommendation by Mr Trumans council of economic ad risers for a curb on government spending The council in its latest report on the state of the nations f conomic health was said to have taken the stand it would be safer to hold down expenditures than to try any sharp boost in taxes Along this line Sen Walter F George D Ga chairman of the taxwriting finance commit tee told a newsman If the national income is shrink ing because business is shrinking it would be nonsense to clap more taxes on a falling economy Report Comment was not a candidate His ticket was headed by his nephew Frank Hague Eggers who became mayor two years ago when Hague stepped down after 30 years in office The EggersHague ticket was licked by one headed by John V Kenny once one of Hagues trusted lieutenants who broke with him Complete unofficial returns gave Kenny a wealthy contractor 81117 votes He was high man Lowest man on the fusion Free dom for All ticket was James F Murray Sr with 73448 votes Commenting on the economic councils has not been made Demo cratic Chairman J Howard Mc Grath pointedly said Im the kind who thinks that when you hire a doctor you ought to pay pretty close attention to his advice Rep Joseph W Martin Jr R Republican leader in the house meanwhile called on the president to make tht report pub lic this report being withheld from the people he asked simply because it recommends tax reduc tion along the lines of our Repub lican policy ir both the 80th and the company representatives He declined comment on settlesion bill is due to emerge Wednes ment possibilities Henry Ford II turned down day from the house veterans com mittee Stripped of the hundred billion dollar price tag which has identi fied earlier pension proposals the new bill is calculated by committee members to carry a top cost limit of around over the next 50 years Victory for Drafted behind closed doors after several weeks of frequently stormy hearings the new measure represents a victory for some of the more conservative elements of the committee While it falls short of the de mands by several of the major veterans organizations it was drawn up as a compromise most likely to get through congress The measure again bears the name of Rep John Rankin D committee chairman but i it represents a sharp retreat from c I the original Rankin bill which the shortly after 10 pm an Ford has denied a speedup MIj house shelved early in this session by a onevote margin a Month Bill That measure would have paid a month to all veterans at an estimated cost of Until the bill is formally ap proved by committee and reported First BerlinBound Train Rolls Out of Frankfurt Five Cars Spearhead Run Due at Russ Zone Today FRANKFURT Germany May 11 first five cars of the first train to Berlin since the Russians blockaded the for mer German capital left Frankfurt early Wednesday The train carrying almost 100 news and radio correspond ents and British and American officials left Frankfurt at Pope Plus XII Held audience lor princess In Vatican library Princess Margaret Rose Talked with Catholic pontiff Margaret Visits Pius XII Sees Vatican City Sights am am The cars are scheduled to arrive Wednesday afternoon at the bor dercrossing point of Helmstedt in the British zone where they will e coupled onto a British military train Zone Entry The AngloAmerican train is xpected to cross into the Russian one at am Thursday pm Wednesday If the train passes smoothly through the Russian zone and is not held up en route it should reach Berlin at Thursday morning pm EST Several hundred curious Ger mans watched the train depart Headingthe officials on the rain was Sir Robert Inglis direc or of transport who said he hoped Jiere would be no difficulty The five cars were under the command of Lt Arthur E Poland of Covington Ky Reuthers invitation to attend the peace parley when it was set up at the union leaders request Mon day At the same time Ford rejected Reuthers challenge to debate the speedup dispute at a mass meeting of strikers if no settle ment is reached by Friday Ford said Bugas had the full support of the management Urges Constant Speed The unions last proposal was presented at a final prestrike ne gotiating session last Thursday morning suggested that assem bly line speed be kept constant in The Hague forces were led by Fords big Rouge plant Philip McGovern who received j The union has charged that em 59358 ballots Eggers was second j ployes are required to work 5 to on his ticket and seventh in the 10 beyond normal capacity balloting with 59231 votes Hagues conceded defeat j schedule whenever production falls behind hour after the polls closed ists EASY PICKINS Gutter Rag Yields Fortune Of in New York NEW YORK May 10 INS A New York radio car patrolman picked up a wet rag from the street wipe his cars rain spattered windshield and came up with cash The money was knotted into the rag There were 78 bills 75 bills and the vest in and denominations The finder Patrolman Gilbert Orr 32 picked up the ragbound fortune in Jamaica in the borough of Queens He expressed belief it was lost I by someone who doesnt trust j banks The policeman grave this acount of what happened The rain was pelting me and whsn I halfstumbled on the old faded rag my first impulse was to kick it into the gutter I picked it up Somehow when I fingered it I got the peculiar impression there was money in side Told my partner Patrol man Thomas Underwood at the wheel of our squad car to open the door Underwood joined in untying the soiled corners of the knotted out spilled the for tune The two patrolmen took their onceinaUfetivne find to the Jamaica station where it was turned over to the police property clerk If unclaimed for six months I he money will go to the police pension fund VATICAN CITY May 10 British Princess Margaret Rose dressed severely in black was re ceived by Pope Pius xn in a pri vate audience in his personal library Tuesday The princess who usually doesnt spare the lipstick used little if any artificial coloring on her lips They talked 20 minutes the 73 yearold Roman Catholic pontiff and the 18yearold daughter of Britains Protestant King George VI A Vatican communique said the conversation was affable Princess Margaret on vacation in Italy visited the Pope over the protest of two British Protestant organizations Motor Through Arch She and her party motored through the Vatican City Arch of Bells shortly before 5 pm 11 am Sir John V T Perowne Brit ish minister to the Holy See ac companied her in the first car In a second car were Maj T C Har vey secretary to Princess Mar garets mother and Lady Mary Harvey Princess Margaret introduced them to the Pope after the audi ence which lasted from S to pm It was the first meeting between a pope and British royalty since the princess grandparents King George V and Queen Mary were received in 1923 by Pope Pius XI predecessor of the present ptntiff Princess Margaret saw some of the sights of Vatican City before she entered the Popes apartment and visited other sections after she left Before the audience began the group was escorted to the loggias and rooms decorated by Raphael and to the Sistine chapel Prof Bartolomeo Norgara director of the Vatican them museums attended See Art Works In the chapel Princess Margaret and her party saw the great works of Michelangelo including his Last Judgment The princess later visited St Peters the worlds biggest church Msgr Ludovici Caas one of the secretaries in charge of mainte nance and Msbr Giovanni Battisa Monti substitute secretary of state accompanied her under the great dome of St Peters Princess Margaret also inspected the sepulchral monu ment ol Mary Clementine Sobie sky niece of King John II of Po land A crowd of about 1000 persons waited for an hour for the princess to emerge from one the main gates of Vatican City Shortly bc Iore 7 pm however she slipped out of Saint Uffizi gate which opens on a side street and drove off to the British embassy British Protestant leaders asked King George recently to decline to authorize a meeting of Princess Margaret and the pope The king is understood to have held it was his daughters own business LABOR DEBATE She stood for a few moments lively Thomas Firm On Injunction WASHINGTON May 10 UP Elbert D Thomas D Utah of the senate labor committee said Tuesday he would rather see the TaftHartley law remain on the books for the pres ent than consent to a repealer that would retain the antistrike injunc tion clause Rather than compromise on basic issues such as injunctions he told a news conference it would be better to do nothing and battle it out later At the same time Thomas in dicated he was willing to accept some of the changes which Sen Robert A Taft R O and ofera want to make in the administration labor bill to revive the old Wag ner act He said some of the amendments which Tat is sponsoring could be adopted without destroying the spirit of the administration bill Among the Taft amendments he listed in this acceptable category were 1 Keeping the federal mediation service independent instead of re turning it to the labor department 2 Retaining nonCommunist af fidavits for union officers and also requiring employers to sign them 3 Continuing the TaftHartley requirement that unions as well aa employers must bargain collcc West German Body Votes Bonn Capital BERLIN May 11 Wednesday once gay capital city during the postwar holiday atmos phere Wednesday in expectation of the restoration of near normal conditions after an 11month slockade Anticipating the formal end of restrictions the Russians Tuesday morning provided electric power from their planU to the western sectors for two hours Radios started blaring and housewives rushed to cook meals on their elec tric End Newspaper War In another gestureSoviet of fficals offered to call off the east west newspaper war During the blockade Russians barred from their zone German language publications Issued in areas under control of the western allies and the allies have banned such publi cations issued in the Soviet zone Meanwhile the United States Great Britain and France Tuesday ordered Berlin city authorities to lift the allied counterblockade re strictions against the Soviet occu pation zone at am Thurs day The allied order was issued to Ernst Reuter lord mayor of the legal city government in the west ern sectors of Berlin At the BritishRussian zonal boundary Russianemployed work ers removed the wooden barriers from the main Berlinwestward railroad Station masters from Helmstedt on the British side and Eilsleben on the Soviet side met at the barriers removed a sign ordering halt and drank beer The telephone lines between Helmstedt and Soviet zone sta tions were reconnected Passage Signs At the AmericantRussian bor der in Berlin a sign reading free passage waa putup Bargemasters here said boats capable of carrying 60000 tons of supplies were ready to resume shipments to Berlin on the canal Despite the improved atmos phere the allied powers flew into Berlin during the 24 hours ended at noon 9157 tons of supplies in 1019 flights Also Brig Gen Frank L How ley American troop commandant pointed out that after the blockade ends the Russians will stiU control the vital export of goods from Berlin to western Germany The Russians had such control before the blockade started BONN Germany May 10 By a margin of four votes the west German constituent assembly Tuesday night picked Bonn as the capital of the new German Federal I republic In a polite undercover tugof war the British had favored Bonn and the Frankfurt Balloting Clone The vote wan 33 for Bonn and 29 for Frankfurt Two Commu nist delegates In the assembly abstained and one ballot was de clared invalid The Communists iad been opposed to the adoption ast Sunday of the constitution for the republic Choice of Bonn a city of about 100000 population on the bank of the Rhine was some what of a surprise Frankfurt had been regarded as the most likely candidate because of its central geographic location transporta tion and communication facilities The Conservative Democrats who are strong in the Rhineland favored Bonn The Socialists whose strength lies in urban areas had plumped for industrial Frank furt SECOND SUCCESSFUL DIVE Vet Leaps Off S F Bay Span SAN FRANCISCO May 10 UP Exparatrooper Robert to the house for action there was Niles defied police for the second no indication of attitude of timc in a month Tuesday to make a spectacular 500foot parachute jump from the San Francisco bay bridge that duplicated his recent feat off the Golden Gate span The 22yearold stunt artist who calls himself the Eagleman was plucked unharmed from the waters beneath the bridge by a waiting small boat and taken to Oakland He had not jumped from the deck of the bridge 250 feet above waterlevel but from a suspen sion cable tower approximately 250 feet above the deck Niles became the second known survivor of a leap from the sevcn mileiong span connecting San Francisco and Oakland Twelve years ago another stunt man Woods tried the jump without a house leaders Basically the new bill would 1 Put into law what are already discretionary regulations of the veterans administration in veter ans disability cases and 2 Establish disability and need rather than the principle of re ward as the basis of pension bene fits The bill provides for payments of up to a month at age 65 or in cases of total disability at less than 65 Among provisions included in the legislation is a requirement that an applicant for a pension must take an oath that he is not H mombcr of anv of number of organizations iveraivc classed as sub parachute narrowly escaped death but broke his back and ended his career forever There have been more than 20 known or possible suicide leaps from the bridge The span has no crosswalk and the suicides have driven out and jumped over the chesthigh railing Scores of motorists stopped their cars and snarled traffic in the sixlane pavement while they watched Niles a husky youth with shortcropped hair clamber up the catwalk of a suspension cable with his parachute strapped to back The bridge highway patrol called to untangle the jam was too late to atop the jump April 15 Niles jumped 230 feet from a bridge hanger just below the deck of theGolden Gate bridfre defying a police order to stay off the span and quit trying to make the jump He was jailed and then released when authorities found no on the books against jumping with parachutes from the bridge Authorities warned him again to stay off the bridges His leap Tuesday was made from the second tower to the San Francisco side of Yerba Buena island Bay bridge highway patrol officers promptly came to San Francisco and obtained a warrant for Niles arrest on charges of blocking traffic Bail was set at but Niles was not immedi ately locted He had been left by the small boat at a dock along Oaklands estuary and picked up there by a taxi An eyewitness to T u e s d a ys jump Thomas A Bernstein Berkeley said He climbed almost to the top of the tower let the parachute fill with air and jumped easily over the side The tower top 540 feet above water level in British Zone Bonn lies in the British occupa tion zone about ISmiles south of Cologne A factor in its choice thatFrankfurt quarters for the allied bjzonal ad ministration and will tht projected trizonal administration for all of westernGermany Many German political leaders favored locatingthe new capital away from allied authorities It will necessary to transfer about 25 foreign consulates from Frank furt to Bonn The Americans lilted FranWurt which isalso of the U S army in Europe 200000 Reds Open Drive For Shanghai SHANGHAI China Wednesday May 11 ComrnunisU threw 200000 troops at the of Shanghai Wednesday in the long awaited opening of their of fensive to take the biggest city in China An official communique of the Shanghai garrison command re ported that the big push was opened Tuesday night in a two pronged drive from the west 30 miles from Shanghais walls Three red armies were reported locked in struggle with Nation alist defenders and being met by government war planes operating from two fields within the Shang hai defense perimeter Extends SO The perimeter around the embattled city in a 30 miles to the west and approxi mately 60 miles to the southwest Garrison here an nounced there was no informa tion at am Wednesday on the progress o the fighting for Quinsan 30 miles to the west and its sister defense post Taichang a few miles to the northewt ot Quinsan Wednesday mornings brief com munique said merely that the Chi nese air unknown quan tity thus far in the balance of war south of the bolstering the defense of Shang hai In Fast Few Days During tile past few days garrison said fighters and bomb had attacked red supply in three Che kiang and frreat success Gen Pai Chunghsi Nationalist central China commander was re ported preparing to withdraw from his headquarters in the great river port and industrial city of Han kow as red columns driving Seep into Chekiang and Kiangsi threat ened to isolate 500000 troopi in the area ;

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