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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS im am pm Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Cloudy Monday in Detail OB U VOL 159 NO 32 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH MONDAY MORNING MAY 16 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Game Goes on 15 Hours After Blaze Fans file past the wreckage of the Fort Worth lex ball park Sun flay to watch the local team play San Antonio Fire swept the mam Demos Draft 3 Billion Spending Cut replace The cause of the blaze in WASHINGTON May is A bill to slice abount S3 000000 000 oft federal operating funds is being drafted by some Democratic members of the senate appropria tions committee Disclosing this Sunday Sen Pachard B Russell D Ga said It will propose this cutback in money congress is expected to vote for the fiscal year beginning July 1 The aim is to avoid a huge deficit Only Saturday congressional tax experts estimated that the government will run 53000000000 into the red in the coming fiscal year on the basis of proposed budget expenditures This is 100000000 more than Pres Harry S Truman has estimated The ex perts chose the higher deficit fig ure in anticipation of a revenue decline Maybank Offers Support The 53000000000 spending cut bill was under preparation before the deficit estimate was announced Russell did not say whether studies of the tax experts had influenced the bills economy goal Sen Burnet R Maybank D JThe mass death sentence against E C said the reduction move tho Trenton six six Negroes Fort Worth Fire Ruins Stands Of Baseball Club PORT WORTH Tex May 15 spectacular fire de stroyed most of the main grand stand of the Fort Worth base ball club early Sunday John Reeves president of the Fort Worth Cats estimated that the loss to the Texas league park will require to stands shortly after 1 am but 15 hours later the dubs took the field to play a Texas league game Loss was set at RAF Speeds Evacuation Of Britons in Shanghai SHANGHAI Monday May 16 royal air force started an emergency evacuation of British subjects from Shanghai early Monday as Communist armies thrust within eight miles of the city Five Sunderland flying boats from Hong Kong landed in the Whangpoo river at 8 am to take out the first loads of evacuees as Communist troops pressed close to the city limits from three sides North Port Worth has not yet been determined The flames broke out at 2 am and a high wind handicapped fire fighters for a time All of the main grandstand except the south section was destroyed A right field pavil ion was left standing The pa vilion and temporary bleachers were used this afternoon by fans at the scheduled meeting of the Cats and the San Antonio Mis sions at the charred LaGrave field None of the playing equip ment was damaged Emergency evacuation orders were issued at 10 pm Sunday FRAMEUP Mass Penalty Appeal Set TRENTON N J May 15 Republican moves to send indi gress as police frarneup victims vidual appropriations bills back to j get an appeal hearing Mon to cutjd committees with orders operating costs Were trying to do as scien tific a job as possible to cut ex penses and try to balance the budget Russell told a reporter Its the only way well get any real economy Opposes GOP Plan iav night ordering all British subjects who wanted to leave Shanghai to be ready at the Lunghwa seaplane base at 8 am Monday Each was permitted 20 pounds of luggage Evacuations Begin By am 130 British sub jects had checked in at the air port and began boarding launches which took them out to the Sun derlands moored in the river The flying boats will each carry 30 evacuees with their luggage on each flight Rpd troops aiming at the city itself were expected to choke off Shanghais escape route to the sea at any hour as Nationalist forces fell back toward the Shang hai outskirts Another escape route narrowed as two American airlines serving Shanghai announced they would suspend services Tuesday at the latest Line Cancels Flight A PanAmerican spokesman in San Francisco said that flights to and from Shanghai already had been cancelled because of faulty communications The government Central news agency confirmed that Nationalist Tornado Kills S Injures 63 in Amarillo AMARILLO Tex May 16 crews dug early Monday into the debris of a tornado that whipsawed the southern part of this panhandle capital Sunday night leaving five or more dead Hospitals were crowded with 63 or more injured Red Cross relief officials flew west German republic from St Louis to the stricken city T 1S accused of threatening of 102000 Ambulances and high The hearing was scheduled by The six Negroes ranging in age j troops Sunday evacuated Hankow no i nn aTiri the sdiacent YanEtze cities from 23 to 37 convicted on charges of beating to death 72 yearold William Homer during a robbery at the mans secondhand furniture store the morning of Jan 27 1948 the New Jersey supreme court in As Russell outlined it it would I the of a worldwide protest be his plan to let the included fundraising rallies tions bills go through the senate anc an appeal to the United Na in the regular way without supitjons human rights commission porting the efforts Republicans j The civil rights congress which have said they will make to enj spearheaded the campaign for the r force a cut in each sjmen attacked the mass eonvic The house already has passed tjon as governments answer all of the regular departmental tne American Negroes striv money bills but only one the mg for freedom and dignity treasurypost office measure thus far has cleared the senate The New Jersey CIO came out for a new trial but said it could When the final bill arrives on j0jn jn the hysterical appeal minque said the senate floor Russell said by organizations listed as and the adjacent Yangtze cities of Hanyang and Wuchang Fall of the three great Huhan one of Chinas major industrial centers opens the way for a Communist drive into south China A Shanghai garrison com munique said Nationalist troops had retreated according to sched ule from Huangtu and Nanshiang rail towns the first 15 miles west of Shanghai and the second only eight miles from the citys western limits Gain New Positions Our forces moved to their main positions awaiting a chance to annihilate the enemy the com The official announcement re mav offer his reduction proposal subversive by the department of ported also that three Red divi 1 I sions supported by strong artillery justice as an amendment Expects Good Support I think well get substantial i not to follow the Com hang about eight miles wpst of support for it he said By party line and exploit we will have a pretty good idea of igroes for political purposes what the revenues are going to be and we will know exctly what con gress has appropriated 1 think it will be demonstrated that econ omv will be necessary The C I O said it had decided to j forcps had attacked government take a tand on the case but waspositions at YangChang and Liu iof the Shanghai sea route iPav Hike for Armed Services n j Periled by Economy Drive on agencies He said the bill may provide for example that depart WASHINGTON May 15 ments must cut their purchasing i A multimillion dollar armed serv 7 and their administrative exj jces pay raise bill was threatened penses 5 Sunday with defeat in a congres sional clamor for economy The bill product of months of Maybank said ho for one is study by the house armed services going to insist in committee that commitlce comes to a vote in the some cuts be made in the proposed European Recovery To Insist on Cuts program when the bill to finance it comes through I think we can make a real saving there he said The more house next week The possibility of adverse action on the bill was admitted by Rep Paul J Kilday D head of a subcommittee that drafted it and assigned him the job of pilot can cut out of that hill and ing it through the house other big outlays the less well j We are likely to have trouble have to take out by recession getting it passed Kilday told Commodity costs have dropped newsmen It comes up at a time about 20rr since the Marshall plan j when everyone is calling for ccon progiHmwns drawn up Noomy in federal spending There vember I think we can ship Eunre goinjr to bft objections because ropo just ss much at considerably the larger raises go to high rank lew cost ami the place to saveing officers but the facts justify some money M there I this action approved the bill Friday by unani mous vote with Chairman Carl Vinson D Ga openly predicting that it will be sniped at all along the line The estimated cost for the first full year of operation is 000 Since the proposed raises wouldnt go into effect until next Oct 1 the estimated cost for the fiscal year ending July I 1950 is The annual cost is expected to decline The bill affects nil branches of the services including the army the navy the coast guard the marine corps as well as the coast and geodetic survey and the pub lic health service The proposed raises range from about for the next to lowest enlisted grade to almost 50 for generals and admirals Drives Impose Peace Terms Subscribes to Policy Of German State As Soviet Mouthpiece BERLIN May 13 Russia allied herself with German na tionalism Sunday in a drive to im pose Moscows peace terms on the western powers Eastern Germany was urged by its Communist rulers to roll up a mammoth yes vote Sunday and Monday for the socalled German peoples congress When the Big Four foreign min isters convene in Paris May 23 that congress will act as a Ger man mouthpiece for Russias de mands Expect Tes Vote Of the 18000000 Germans in Sovietoccupied territory the Com munist front apparently expects at least 10000000 to vote yes All former Nazi party members whose franchise was taken away by de nazification commissions have been invited by east German Com munists to participate in the elec tion Moscoxvs line for Germany as exemplified in the congressional election propaganda appeases several basic demands of German nationalism It proposes a final peace treaty and quick withdrawal of all occu pation troops It supports the unification of Germany Hints Reparations End It hints that Russia after hav ing taken as much as 000 in booty and reparations from the eastern zone is prepared now to have all victor powers renounce further reparations claims It also hints that Russia is ready to make a deal with a nationalist Germany which will restore the Germans as the strongest nation in western Europe Again and again Communist spokesmen have recalled the treaty of Rapallo in 1922 by which So viet Russia became the first to extend a helping hand to defeated Germany after the first World War S Threatened Ship Seizure Poland Says Top Propaganda Targets The chief targets attacked by Communist propaganda are The North Atlantic treaty which Russia apparently fears may include the alliedsponsored west German republic in the fu ture Sixpower control of the Ruhr which excludes Russia from a share in supervising and distribut ingthe coal and steel of Germanys greatest industrial area peoples congress is not a con gress way patrol units funneled into Arnarillo from a 200 miles radius Heavy Rains Hall Heavy rains and hail up to the size of a mans fist drenched and pounded the ruins hampering re lief work South Amarillo dotted largely with new homes of vet1 erans bore the brunt of the vicious I cone of wild winds which destroyed or damaged up to 50 houses Confusion prevailed The stricken area of seven blocks was thronged with curious sight seers who slowed authorities in their search for casualties An estimate of the complete toll t of the tornado awaited the cornj DETROIT May 15 McCarran to Initiate Eisler Escape Probe WASHINGTON May 15 Pat McCarran D Nev Sunday criticized the justice department for the escape of Com munist leader Gerhart Eisler from this country and announced that his immigration committee will investigate the case McCarran told a reporter Mt seems to me that the de partment of justice with all its vast machinery for gathering in formation about subversive aliens should have known the where abouts of a man like Eisler every hour of the day and night Top U S Commiuilst The house committee on un American activities has called the squat bespectacled Eisler the top Communist in the United States He is under bond on appeal from two jail sentences here Eislers escape as a stowaway on the Polish ship Batory from i New York last week has blazoned into an international incident McCarrans immigration sub committee is in the midst of hear ings on his bill to run out and keep out subversive aliens McCarran said that as soon as those hearings end the subcom mittee will go into this Eisler matter thoroughly The Nevadan who also heads the senate judiciary committee said he does not know at this time whether the group will call Atty Gen Tom Clark and FBI Direc tor J Edgar Hoover to testify Escape Widens Rift McCarran already has indicated differences between the justice de partment and the subcommittee in connection with the senate groups hearings on his immigration bill The department reportedly is un willing to turn over to the tub committee some information it wants about prospective witnesses On the Eisler escape Rep Rich ard M Nixon R also com mented that Clark owes congress an explanation of what Nixon called justice department laxity in the Communist leaders get away Nixon a member of the house committee on unAmerican ac tivities suggested that McCar rans subcommittee launch an in quiry inasmuch as it already is at work on legislation to curb sub versives The subcommittee will resume its hearings on McCarrans bill Monday Then it might recess for a few days to line up more wit nesses Hear Political Refugees So far the group has heard poli Sen Pat McCarrsn probe nf escape Drafts Britain Protest Over Reds Abduction LONDON May 15 Polish embassy charged Sunday that the U S state department threatened to seize the liner Batory unless her master surrendered the fugitive Communist Gerhart Eisler Eisler held in Southampton jail after being carried off the Polish liner Saturday by four stalwart British policemen him self a statement through the embassy declaring I am the first prisoner of the North Atlantic pact Jumped The 52yearold Communist who jumped bail stowed away on the Batory while two prison sentences were impending against him in the United States charged that he had been kidnaped and his rights as a political refugee brutally violated The embassy in a statement said it took a serious view of the whole occurrence and was lodging a strong protest with the British foreign office Monday against what it regarded a flagrant vio lation of Polish novereignty Commandeered Ship The spokesman who said the statement was issued after sultation with the Communist dominated Warsaw declared Poland waa especially ex ercised at the virtual comman deering1 of a Polish ship in British littoral shoreline waters At one stage of the eight of negotiation on board vessel at Southampton the captain Jan Cwiklinski was virtually held prisoner on his own ship fey Scot land Yard officers the spokesman asserted Albert Morski counselor of embassy told a conference the British officers who boarded the Batory apparently feared members of the crew might Inter fere Radio Equipped He said Bet Ins W E Bray rf Scotland Yard warned that a Brit ish tender was tied to the Batory and was equipped with radio to call for assistance instantly should it become necessary Tan Panski chief of the Polish Acheson Aids Map Paris Meet Strategy WASHINGTON May 15 Secy of State Dean G Acheson his diplomatic showdown with Rus sia impending worked overtime this week end on strategy Aids sounded warnings that a m ulc fmm threat of Russian aggression still shipping mission in Britain esti the permanent division of Ger many In the western sense of the words the election in eastern Ber lin and the Soviet zone of Ger many is not an election and the tical refugees from three iron cur Ford Vows All Possible Aid To Mediators ing of daylight Darkness shrouded the area save for the lights of cars ambulances and trucks and lights flickering in the hands of rescue workers Four Dead Identified of the dead had been iden tified They were Mrs Lois Martin 30 Eva McPherson 56 George McPherson 67 Mrs Charles Maserang age un known Cars by the hundred massed at the edge of the storms handiwork One person on the ede of the throng was heard to cry Let me in there I have a home Ford n announced Sunday that the company was ready to give all possible assistance to federal mediators in the Ford strike Immediate federal intervention wtfs asked Saturday by Walter Reuther president of the CIO United Auto Workers He telej tain Poland and Yugoslavia It also got testi mony from Elizabeth Bentley acknowledged former Communist courier who played a key role in last years congressional inquiry into spy activities All of the witnesses have testi fied that the Soviet union is car rying on a vast amount of espion age in this country They said sub aliens are operating in the United Nations and other inter national groups and have an im portant place in the picture The witnesses also have told the subcommittee that the Russian embassy here is the nerve center and control point of the espionage network under the direction of the N K V D the Soviet secret police graphed Cyrus Ching director of lists Missions the Federal Mediation and Concil ilavy Llsls iation service after another peace talk had failed The Ford Motor Co president tempered his offer to cooperate with a request that Ching weigh WASHINGTON May 15 CTPS navy has maintained train ing and technical missions in for eign countries including Brazil Colombia Ecuador Peru Vene carefully other factors in this zuea Argentina Greece Turkey situation besides the work stop the Philippines and China A total hangs over the continent of Europe The warning appeared to be a dominant theme in Achesons own preparations for the big four meet ing in Paris May 23 where he will come face to face with Soviet Foreign Minister Vashinsky on the German question It indicated that he and his aids will have to be shown whether the Soviet union has undergone any real change of purpose in lift ing the Berlin blockade mated that about 40 British and American officials boarded the He said that at one stage Capt Cwiklinski and other Polish offi cers were told they must not leava the cabin in which they were gath ered and plainclothesmen blocked the door on Floor The treatment of Eisler which the crew might have resented William P Maddox director of Panski added included bumping the foreign service institute in the State department put it bluntly that the Berlin truce has not lifted Russias aggressive threat And It wont be lifted he said in a speech until Russia has un equivocally repudiated aggression of all kinds in her policies and ac tions and is ready for genuine cooperation with all united na tions Acheson went home from the department with a mass of papers and be spent Saturday and Sun day poring over them Tories Claim 1171 Seats Lose 67 LONDON May 15 servative party headquarters an nounced Sunday that final tabu lations from last weeks local elec tions showed the Conservatives gained 1171 council seats S42 of them at the expense of Laborite incumbents and lost only 67 The Conservatives claimed the Laborites lost 1134 seats and gained 228 during the weeklong him on the floor and dragging him to a companionway It was during the conference Morski said that a statement from the U S State department was read which threatened seizure of the Batory should she ever re turn to American waters If Eisler was not surrendered The embassy statement said other measures were threatened which implied the closing of the GdyniaAmerican line in U S A The line is the owner of the Batory Deprived of Freedom It said the measures taken by British police deprived the cap tain his officers and representa tives of the Polish government ot their freedom of movement and made it impossible for the captain to carry out the order of Polish government to leave British waters without surrendering Eisler The statement declared British had violated internation ally accepted principles of law and order nnd human rights It said the warrant for arrest alleged a breach of Ameri can vise regulations and invoked page before decidingto intervene of 172 officers 281 enlisted balloting for boroufch and urban Ford accused the union of chalmen have been assigned to these councils throughout Britj the AngloAmerican extradition lenging theright and resnonsij missions SeeFageS Column 8 The twister seemed to hit first i bility of management to establish on 28th street It moved south reasonable work standards He Roofs left houses in the whirling 1 said the company intended to re wind and trees were uprooted and sist to the utmost Further peace talks were sched uled at 10 am EST Monday as ths iitrike of 65000 workers laid on their side Heavy Crop Damage A record wheat crop is matur ing in the panhandle and it was dragged on into the llth day Ching has said hs will enter the feared the accompanying hail and dispute if it is not settled in a downpour might have caused hesvy i reasonable period of time crop damage First reports from an ambulance driver that 25 to 50 persons might have died in the swift blow did not materialize One hospital had 34 known in jured and another had 29 Most were unconscious Louis Nordyke of the Amarillo GlobeNews said at the Tradewinds airport in Amarillo reported 4ri planes were destroyed and that two hangars were flat tened Damage there alone was es The issue is a union charge that Ford has intermittently speeded up production beyond normal working standards Ford has de nied this Over the week end the position of both sides crystalized PLANS WAR RESERVATION CLAUSE Watkins Pushes Pact Fight suffered cuts and bruises but some The union said the question is not what production standards that is how much work will be required of an employe within a given period of time shall be set It IK whether the company shall be allowed to force workers to exceed 100 of production stand timatert at Nordvko said anls WASHINGTON May 15 Arthur V Watkins R Utah disclosed Sunday he plans to draft a reservation to the North Atlantic treaty spelling out congress sole right to declare war The Utah senator who walked out on senate foreign relations committee hearings on the pact because he said Chairman Tom Connally D Tex was insulting to him said this may be only one of several reserva tions he will offer when the treaty comes before the senate Connally has been driving to end the pact hearings this week Thus far however he MasseyHsrris biggest This the U A W said is why has not had any assurance that the treaty ploment dealer in the Panhandle i a study of production standards I will be taken up immediately in the senate reported another 5200000 damage by an arbitrator would not settle Mot of it was in badly needed whest combines snd other harvest ing equipment anything The company insisted on arbitration wherft the hopper is jammed with important bills Senate approval by a wide margin is strongly indicated A twothirdi vote k required House action is not necessary Watkins told a reporter that he hasnt finally made up his mind what additional reservations to offer but is certain he is going to give the senate a chance to vote on the war declaration question Watkins is not a member of the committee He attended the hearings to question wit nesses at his own request He has been a persistent critic but recently said he had not made commitments for or against the treaty All of the governments witnesses said there is nothing in the treaty that infringes on congress sole right to war Watkins said If that is true ought not to be any objection to making reservation on that point Well what happens when I propose it and well Me how the senate will vote