Salt Lake Tribune, May 26, 1949

Salt Lake Tribune

May 26, 1949

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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS am am pm Intermouriiain Network Station KALL Monday ThrotieJi Friday nut WEATHER Ialr and continued warm Thursday Details on Page VOL 159 NO 42 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH THURSDAY MORNING MAY 26 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Boards Offer I R i New Plan To End Rift Copper Firm Union Asked lo Weigh Mediators Proposal State and federal mediators in thr Kennecott Copper Corp Brotberhood of Locomotive 1lremen and Enginemen labor dispute Wednesday made public a plan for settlement after an I allday series of conferences with the disputants j The proposal signed by Dan Kdwards referee and mediator for the state labor relations board and S L Johnson federal mediation service commissioner calls for job evaluation and a pay increase of 20 cents less than the S271 recom mended by a factfinding board Seventyseven and onehalf cents of the increase however would bp contingent upon thc results of the job evaluation Negotiation Basis The company announced it would accept the recommenda tions as a basis for negotiation of a settlement But the union reaction was summed up by S C Phillips vice president of the B L F and E with this com ment The plan is so completely for eign to the recommendations of j the factfinding board that we j cannot accept it as a basis for settlement I Kennecott the company j statement said has carefully sidered the recommendations of Mr Edwards and Mr Johnson for j the settlement of the dispute and i using these recommendations as a j Simple marker jemls basis is prepared to work with the i West Rejects Russ Basis For German Unification RESUME AIR MANEUVERS Russ Renew Blockade Of WestBerlin Rails Soviets Told Not to Expect War Reparations Now PARIS May 25 United States told Russia Wednes i day night she could not expect any reparations at present as a price for the merger of eastern and western Germany BERLIN Thursday May 26 suddenly Britain said she would not agree to any proposal which took clamped a new railroad blockade on Berlin Wednesday night by j from the Germans the powers of selfgovernment conferred by withdrawing crews from key switching points and paralyzing rail j the three western powers traffic to the west i Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei By early Thursday 3S trains including two American army Vishmsky stood firm on his pro passenger and mail trains and one British train en route to control nKiiiVoit j council and said suggestions to ex V Forrestal S X and Sandra Sue BurchfieW 4 brotherhood in the negotiation of of Arlington Va carries a rose to the grave a settlement agreement Careful Study However the complexity of the problems and the extent of the undertaking required on the part of both the company and the union necessarily demands a careful preparation of an agreement that will express fully and accurately the mutual obligations of the parties and that will give appro priate proteclion to each The company believes that with the co operation of all a permanent solu tion can be accomplished not only of this dispute but also of the many related problems Another conference was sched uled for 10 am Friday Statement and recommendations of Mr Ed wards and Mr Johnson follow Work Stoppages During the past 40 months Utah operations of the corporation have been closed down approxi mately nine months due to labor strife There have been three major work stoppages Regardless of the justification or lacK thereof for these work stoppages it cannot be denied thai they have been ex tremely costly to the workers in volved the corporation and the people of Utah The most stoppage was of course brought about as the result of the still pending dispute between the corporation and the B L F and E Concerted efforts James Forrestal navy veteran and first secre tary of defense was buried with full military honors in Arlington Xational cemetery Va Lilienthal Hits Foes Urges AEC Review WASHINGTON May 25 Chairman David E Iilientha of i the Atomic Energy commission i struck back at his critics Wednes day with a challenge that congress either prove or repudiate charges I that the atomic program is in an almost bankrupt condition Chairman Brien McMahon D Conn promptly announced that congressional atomic i HEROS BURIAL Full Military Rites Honor Forrestal in Arlington ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEM ETERY Va May 25 Forrestal was given a heros burial Pres Harry S Trumanand for mer Pres Herbert Hoover headed a throng of 6500 mourners includ ing high governmental and mili tary figures and plain citizens assembled to pay final respects to the nations first secretary of needs investigation i Retain Researcher j In a ringing defense of his stewardship wrote Me iMahon that the commissions ree ord in producing improving and safeguarding atomic bombs is a proud one Then he made it plain that he is i confident a fair inquiry will show the atomic program is in far bet marble amphitheater shrine to all those who died in the service of their country Burial was atop a grassy knoll sheltered by towering oaks which overlooks lhe capital across the AMAADABid For Limited arrive at a solution to the issue i Sen Bourke B Hickenlooper on WASH1NGTON Mav Potomac river The graveside i ceremonies were limited lo the j widow lhe two sons Michael 21 i and Peler IS and about a dozen friends The family did nol al tend the public services Crowds following the cortege from the amphitheater to the grave were turned back by guards 1 with the quiet reminder that Mrs j Forrestal wants this to be a pri vate funeral Forrestal jumped to his death early Sunday from the 16th floor 1 of the naval hospital at Bethesda JMd where he had been under i treatment for a psyehoneurolic j malady i Nine Years Service j He cracked under the pressures I of nine years of government serv ice in war and peace Many wept as Rt Rev Wallace E Conkling bishop of the Epis copal diocese of Chicago described him as One of those patriots who laid down their lives in the service of The funeral was conducted with capital were immobilized In a second move the Russians resumed plane maneuvers danger ously close to th allied air lines Striking Berlin railroad men of fered to man the switches so allied traffic could move but the Rus sians turned down the offer Retaliation Move It was believed the Russians pulled switch crews from their jobs in retaliation for the action of the western allies Tuesday in ordering Soviet zone police and troops from stations of the strike bound Berlin elevated railroad American authorities said that the Russian action was a deliber late movement to tie up allied traf fic Two new developments preceded the blocking of rail traffic 1 Erwin Kreikemcyer director i of Soviet controlled rail 1 roads appealed to the Russians to give in to the 16000 elevated rail road strikers and pay them in western allied marks as they de manded Russ Police Thwarted 2 Soviet controlled police under Russian officers tried to take con trol ul two strike bound railroad yards in the American sector but j were thwarted when strikers fused to permit repairmen to relay j tracks Ihey had torn up The strike situation is compli cated because by allied agreement the Russians operate the railroads I in the western sectors Berlin ias well as in their own The day fifth since the strike j of nonCommunist railroad work1 ers started last Friday midnight I i opened with German police of west Hurry Bridges Faces perjury charge deportation hearing Bridges Two Others Face Perjury Count SHANGHAI CLIMAX tend the Bonn constitution to the eastern zone wns a western at I tempt to take alt Germany j These were tlie main develop jmenls at the third session of the council of foreign ministers as re ported by official western press observers Trend Toward Deadlock Although it was yet early in the conference the positions taken by the four powers appeared to be hardening along the lines which deadlocked all their previous ef forts to reach a German settle ment Vishinsky Tuesday proposed re viving the allied control council treat shook this great Chinese Reds Racing To Cut Off Fleeing Foe By FRED HAMPSOX SHANGHAI May 25 battle of Shanghai roared toward a climax Wednesday night on the road to Woosung where the flee ing garrison is fightingto escape by sea Violent Communist cannonad ing turned on Woosung fortress and its approaches to cut off re SAN FRANCISCO May 25 Longshore boss Harry in which he made clear Wednes day Russias veto powed would be kept intact The proposals would give her a voice in control of the Ruhr considered vita to the Euro pean recovery program Wednesday night U S Secy of State Dean Aeheson British For eign Secy Ernest Bevin and French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman laid down what the basic agreements must be before there is any agreement on the machinery for governing Germany 1revlous Economic Side Acheson devoted his answer largely to the economic side He said there was no possibility of achieving unity of Germany I until there was more light on the economic conditions of cast Ger many What has been Soviet zone he done in the asked In ern sectors holding all elevated Bridges for 10 years thc target j stations in the allied part of government because oi his cily Elevated Irain Iraffic was paralyzed Troops Evacuate Yards All bul a handful of Soviet troops also evacuated the Priest ierwcg freight yards i western formation has been called for that was never provided R d th t iall the United had city throughout its first night un der the Red banner The whole horizon to the north burst into flame The beaten Na tionalists were believed to be blow ing up fuel bomb and ammunition dumps in their withdrawal through the Red barrage MopUp Squads Mortar fire and the hammer of machineguns echoed through downtown Shanghai Communist mopup squads strove to dislodge stubborn rearguards who hold Shanghais Soochow creek bridges covering the garrisons retreat All communications were cut off to Woosung 10 miles north of Shanghai It was impossible to tell if the Nationalists were mak ing good on this orients Dun kerque All Tuesday night thousands of Nationalist soldiers trucks and guns rolled north toward Woo sung A large number of Nation alist ships were assembled there wailing to take them off millions of dollars into After the garrison left the Com l ti i wf jp 11 a i l 11 n t Ljii Berlin where they had remained warehousemens leftwing leanings was indicted j f i PUUl lilllilUKO O ItlbU I o Wednesday by the federal grand iCcrmnny to avert starvation andjmunists came jury for perjury and conspiracy ccononlit rccovcy and that The Communists troops battle to defraud the government Gcrmany still had a deficit j wise and efficient lost no time in Indicted with Bridges were two economy occupying all major postions in other officials of the CIO Inter the center of the city but thev ran national Longshoremens and Oermnn Surplus Sec Page 8 Column 6 union one of This means there is no surplus Thev I muilils uieie la nu fttiijmo since the strike slariea J tncm curcntly in deputy command jin German economy as far as the i jtridn to make of iwitn six aiueu of jongshoremcns strike in west js concerned he said There i locomotives but strikers cut elecHauaii js m surpius Cor reparations trie power j The jury Was acting on i There is nothing that can be jlhe accusalion of the Justice deI skimmed over without destroying T I ipartmonl and immigration servimurh that has to be accom lllCllCcllCCl iiee that thc 49yearold west const jplished j labor leader falsified his citizen It was ship papers five years ago meant Lhe indictment is a felonvnot afford to pay iM To Offset US Aims Bloc At Red China WASHINGTON May 25 The clear that Acheson western zones could united State is trying to lino jc iuy a global bloc of nations behind charge under section 346 of lhe arations at this time in event of aunjfjec pojjcy for dealing with a 1 act merger of east and wesl Ger1 Communist rejlme in China h P rllliri BesidesBridgesil named Henry many The subject of reparations The aim is to prevent any hasty iJAlA M ltAiVA I L W U leader currentat a future date apparently re rccognition of a Communist gov m lly directing strike stralegy in mained open to question j ernment and to keep the Chinese WASHINGTON May 25 i Honolulu and 1 R Robertson A British spokesman interpreted Reds from piayjng one nalion off settling said dispute without resort to further strike and subsequent loss to the employes corporation and thc public Permanent Solution In an endeavor to devise a plan looking toward a permanent solu tion to the problems involved in this dispute certain recommenda tions are set forth here for settle ment of said dispute It is of recognized that the perfect and permanent solution of labor management problems has yet to be devised Nevertheless the rec ommendations made are in our See Page o Crlmnn 1 J he resign i In Better Shape Both the atomic committee and a senate appropriations subcom mittee have been questioning Lilienthal about the loss of a small i amount of uranium 235 at the Ar gonne national laboratory in Chi cago and the granting of fellow ships for nonsecret science study to alleged Communists I McMahon revealed that Dr i Ernest Thiele of Chicago assistant i research director of the Standard Oil Co of Indiana has been re gained by the committee as an in i See Page 4 Column S plan is the wrong the nations ills the American Medical and Dental JAssns told congress Wednesday I But even before the A M A and ADA spokesmen detailed their i opposition to the mullibillion dol proposal ad had removed this sessions must list Lewis Snarls Coal Pact Talk Raises July Strike Threat Early Passage Doomed I Senate majority leader Scott W j Lucas D 111 said Tuesday Lhatj congress could not get around to I this matter before a hopedfor I Inly 31 I I Despite that postponement or jder Americans for Democratic Action came out strongly for Pres s plan to provide j tryside as the flagdraped casket was transferred at the cemetery gate to a horsedrawn caisson High Government Life Eight bodybearers two en listed men each from the army navy air force and companied it to the amphitheater were the president Mr Hoover and 2500 others from high gov ernment life waited Among those with Mr Truman and Mr Hoover in the amphilhea ter were Vice Pros Alhfn W Bark ley members of thc cabinet for mer secretaries of state George C Marshall and James F Byrnes Gen Dwight D Eisenhower elder statesman Bernard M Baruch members of congress ind thc military money to spend next year as Pres Harry S Truman requested won I tentative approval Wednesday of i house i Republicans and Democrats alike indicated they would approve i would be to offset a deep cut in funds recommended by the house appropriations committee Nn Increase The rompromise involves no in crease u money but would allow the available funds for thr Mar shall plan of Furopean recovery to be spent over a shorter period Here how it would work Pres Truman asked for Bridges and the other two men conspired to defeat the U S nat uralization law in connection with his petition for citizenship in 3915 Conviction on the criminal com plaint would allow immigration au thorities to revoke his citizenship and pave lhe way for a third at tempt by the Justice departmenl to deporl him to his native Aus tralia Conviction on all three counts of the indictment could bring each defendant jail sentences totaling sever years and fines totaling 515000 pay any reparations from current j state department officials said i production j tnis country has talked the matter Open to Question i over with Britain France Bel glum the Netherlands and with Asked whether Germany would i pacific nations such as India and be asked to pay when she became Australia j selfsupporting the spokesman These informants stressed how i said this was a matter for discusj CVer that the United States has ision nt a future date no intention of recognizing a Com Acheson reviewed reports that j munist regime immediately ithe Russians had seized ownership In this connection Secy of State of vasl German faclory combines Dean Acheson reportedly told a and put them to producing for senate committee last week that Russia He said some industries j the United States would not take had been taken over 100 by the such action so long as a Chinese Russians Nationalist government exists ASSASSIN HUNTED BLUEKIELD Va May 25 John L Lewis Wednesday threw the new soft coal contract talks with southern producers into nn almost hopeless snarl and raised the threat of another na tionwide strike early in July The blunttalking United Mine Workers president told the open ins session of a joint conference with the Southern Coal Producers Assn that he came here only be rause the infamous TaftHart lev law forced him to attend At the same time lie issued in structions to his miners to save your money and tighten your belts for a long struggle lo im prove heir working conditions Joseph F Moody association president countered with a public statement saving the southern producers winl to sign n new agreement before the TMWs present eontnul expires on June and thus avoid nny strike or work stoppage which would be disastrous to the operators miners and the public generally Lewis plunged lhe committee on rules and credential into an angry dispute by demanding lhat the associaton produce ils bylaws and a companybycompany lisl ing of all coal produced He then got Moody to agree to delay a further meeting of the joint conference until pm Thursday Lewis has asked U S Steel to negotiate with him before he signs up commercial operators in the northern and eastern regions Harry M Moses president of the H C Frick Coke Co U S Steels operating subsidiary re luctantly agreed to Lewis stipula tion Wednesday night He noti fied Lewis from Pittsburgh that he would confer with him nt his convenience preferably after June 111 if he was arinmanl on n eonferenre before negotiations with commercial producers i Outside the amphitheater and The three ex1 o the wjndinr cfmeterv rnads pressed their in lesumony galhKRrert some 40or otnrs to scnale and house labor committees Palernalism Hit Dr Louis H Bauer a member of the A M As board of trustees assailed the pay roll tax insurance jplan as an extreme example of j compulsory paternalism wrongin I principle and impossible of prac tical operation The dental assoeiations spokes jman Dr Carl O Flagstad of Min jjieapolis opposed the administra i lion bill on the grounds it tended j to shift emphasis away from prc ventive procedures lo a mass re pair program But Seymour E Harris Har ivarri university economics profes jsor speaking for Americans for Democratic Action said the ad iministralion program offers close lo complete coverage den Is ad equaiply with the crucial prob lem of expansion of facilities and personnel and proposes nmeli needed organizational improve ment Copper Prices To Force Mine Closure BISBEE Ariz May 25 UP drop in copper prices will result in suspension of produc tion at the huge Copper Queen mine of the Phelps Dodgr Corp here June 5 company officials announced Wednesday Production of lead and zinc will continue as long as condi tions permit Officials said pro duction o copper would con tinue at the New Cornelia mine at A jo and Ihe Morrnei open pit hut at a curtailed rate of hours per week instead of 18 The firms Jerome mine is not affected No estimate was made as to the number of men to be laid off period of tiie prfsen and for thc 12 months of the new year starting July 1 a total of 5272200000 The appropriations committee ap proved lhe 51071000000 but voted only i568170iiOO for lhe new i year a total of for the entire 15 months The com promise would allow the entire OiOO to he spent during 13 L months I By permitting the president to approve expenditure of the whole fund by next May 15 if the Eeo nomie Cooperation administration recommends the spending could he at the rate of approximately n month i Rnti of Spending The rate of sprmling contem plated in the presidents original i request was about a month The main difference besides less each month is lhat 1 E C A would have no money left after next May if the house ap proves the compromise and spend ing is geared to the shorter pe riod ft then would have to ask congress for extra money Wound Costs Reuther Eve 1 DETROIT May 25 iTi Sur pcons Wednesday removed the right eye of Victor Reuther 37 1 yearold C O United Auto work ers official whn was shot and seriously wounded Tuesday night by an unknown assailant Reuther brother of Waller Reu ther U A W president was re ported in satisfactory condi tion at Henry Ford hospital fol lowing the operation Dr James Olson said he had to abandon hope of saving the eye because i a great deal of tissue was cle jstroyed Walter Reulher was shot and 1 wounded by a wouldbe assassin under similar circumstances a year ago FBI intervention to solve lhe attempted slaying of the Reuthers was nskrrt by Philip Murray CIO i president Murray asked Ally Con Tom Clark to act C f O general counsel Arthur Holdherg and Joseph Rauh a IT AW attorney visited Clark i and reported the attorney general took the matter under considcra tion As in the shooting of Walter there was suspicion the attempted slaying of Victor was part of ai Communist plot Victor is cational director of tiic U A W The Communist have attacked the Reuthers union leadership in the past Others to ask F B I help were Sen Homer Ferguson R Mich i and Michigan governor G Meni nen Williams i A move was also under way in thc house labor committee a congressional investigation j AntiCommunist activities of the Reuther brothers over many years pointed up the Red angle j j The Reuthers have fought side i by side to build one of the grcat est unions At the same lime i they have worked to stamp out 1 communism i I Arriving at thc hospital with j his firm still in a sling from last j years wounds Walter Reuthnr I saw his brothers face torn by six buckshot slugs Tears came to his eyes as he looked at lhe man whose brilliant mind had helped establish Walter Reuther as one of the nations top union leaders Crack local and state investi gators were thrown into the case They were checking possibilities of a connection between the shoot ings First person questioned Wednes day was a former union official suspected for a time in the attack on Walter He established an alibi and was released This time police had slightly more to go on than before They wcre seeking to find the owner of a cheap doublebarreled shotgun left at the scene They also had casts of a heel print The assassin fired through a window around midnight Victor was eating a late snack Slugs narrowly missed hiswife Sophie who was on a couch nearby Their three children upstairs asleep I ;

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