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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - June 10, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS InUrmonnUia Network Station KALL ThiMfk WEATHER Fiir and warner Details 85 57 SALT LAKE FRIDAY JUNE 1919 PRICE FIVE CENTS White Sands Spy FBI Says Secret Report in Coplon Trial Claims He Posed as Barber June 9 A secret FBI report dis closed Thursday that an alleged Communist posing as a bar was planted at the White proving ground to get photographs and other data on secret guided missile experi ments for the Russian embassy in The dated indicated that the Eugenio Chavez of El failed in his It quoted an identified only as EP as saying Chavez ap parently was picked for the spy job by Sam an El LIE Russ Attacks Missile Spy Claim of MEXICO June 9 An infuriated Russian embassy spokesman Thursday denounced as a gross lie the I report that a Communist been planted at the White prov ing ground to obtain secert in formation for the embassy The spokesman told a United Press correspondent that youd better leave the embassy with your lie story now while you are When told of the men tioned in testimony at the Wash ington trial of Judith the spokesman shouted Of it isnt true Its a a gross and we dont wish to talk about EL June 9 A barber who formerly worked at the White Sands proving ground Thursday said he had never been a spy or a Eugenio the told a reporter this after his name was brought up in the Judith Coplon es pionage trial in I worked in a barber shop at the White Sands proving ground about two Chavez I never spied on anything or tried to be a I think the F BI was suspicious of me for some They asked me what organizations I belonged He was named in a secret FBI read at the Coplon as an individual who was expected to obtain secrets at the rocket test ing range for The White Sands proving ground is a short distance north of El Paso in New Personal Income Dips June 9 NYT income in the United States declined to an annual rate of in April of this below the March the Office of Busi ness Economics of the Commerce department announced It was the fourth consecutive month in which personal income but the OB E stressed that the annual rate was still higher than in the corres ponding month of The personal income estimates include wage and salary the net income of proprietorships and partnerships both farm and dividends and net rents received by and other types of individual in The annual rate data rep resent the seasonally adjusted dollar totals for each month multi plied by 12 to facilitate compari sons with previous annual During the first four months of 1949 personal income was at the annual rate of This was a 4 above the rate for the compa rable period of and be low the high of in the fourth quarter of Paso Read Into Record The report was read into the record at the espionage trial of Judith suspended Justice department who is charged with stealing secret gov ernment documents for transmis sion to Russia through Valentin suspended Soviet employe of the United Another dated and read to the indi cated that the FBI had an in former familiar with what went on in the Russian embassy It also disclosed that Valentin embassy second was under FBI and that a former Vasili was a known Papers Made Public The government objected strenu ously to a reading of the reports by Defense Archibald Palmer on grounds disclosure of their contents would endanger national But Federal Judge Al bert Reeves ruled that all pa pers involved in Miss Coplons trial must be made public if the Justice department wants to con tinue prosecuting The secret reports are the basis of notes allegedly found in Miss Coplons purse when she and Gubitchev were arrested in New York March Employed as Barber The report on Chavez said he was employed as a barber at the White Sands post It suggested that the FBI thought he intended to go to Los atomic bomb assembly but one informant said he never intended to do The report said the army and navy were making secret guided missile experiments at White which also is a proving ground for FBI said Chavez was supposed to get photo graphs and other material on the area and transmit them to the Soviet embassy in But the report indicated that Chavez was not permitted in that part of the grounds where the ex periments were being conducted and that his presence was known to security Afraid of Contacts The report did not say what became of but one in former reported that he lives at 600 Park El under the name of The FBI docu ment said Chavez did not want El Paso Communists to contact him at the proving grounds be cause he was afraid he was being The report indicated that one FBI EP was a member of the Communist party in 1938 and The report involving the Rus sian embassy here named one Leona who allegedly worked for the Soviet Information Bulle official Russian embassy pub from 1 to Another Named It also named a Shura with whom Miss Saron lived at one The report was based on infor mation from an informant of known reliability who is familiar with affairs Leonid Ivanovich third secretary and for mer head of the USSR Informa tion THE STRAIGHT GOODS Science Tags Top Tippling At One 1 Quart Per Day June 9 Science has concluded mans whisky capacity is a quart a Henry Newman of Stan ford university medical San says a hes av is in error if he boasts of One quart is the capacity of an average around 154 sea level in pleasantly cool drinking 100proof Heavier people may have slightly greater The doctor wasnt by any that a person can drink a quart a day without harm ful writing in the magazine says chronic drinkers fall mostly into two classes Modest people who say they never take more than a couple of and the kind who exag gerate and say they tilt two quarts or more rf 100proof whisky every 24 Thats why he set out to de termine mans capacity scientifi He worked with He gave them an alcoholwater and also injected alcohol into their These trans lated in terms of a 154pound man and 100proof give man a one quart a Newman says the dogs ability to handle alcohol is ap proximately that of weight for From drinkers one imbiber summed it up this way I think 1 can drink more than a The trouble after the first I cant These Men Want Chance to Open Door Dean secretary of shakes hands with George Washington Negro doorman at Ihe embassy in Acheson visited the who is ill in the Senate Confirms First Woman Treasurer June 9 NYT Georgia Neese Clark was confirmed as treasurer of ihe United States in the senate Thursday by unanimous consent under suspension of the first woman to hold the This political feather in the hat of women Clark was recommended by India director of the womens division of the Demo cratic national quickly matched by women Re Robert di rector of the womens division of the Republican national com put out a survey Women in StateAppointed Po with a statement that of 1500 such women now serv twothirds are Clark is Her name will now be seen on paper money issued in the AMA Assents To Health Survey Setups ATLANTIC June 9 American Medical Assn Thursday gave a green light to its physicians participat ing in any voluntary health insur ance nonprofit or providing the plan meets with AMA Such approval can be obtained ay commercial or lay jroups if they follow basically a guidebook as prepared andannounced at the annual meet ing of the Indorse ment first must be given by the county or state medical associa tion in the area where a plan is to 171 Lay In announcing what the AMA considers qualifications for ap the associations council on medical services also disclosed a just showed there are some 171 lay sponsored voluntary health plans organized in 43 serving an estimated The number does not include those in the Blue Shield service which was set up for medical and the Blue Cross service set up for hos pital Principles which must be in herent in any plan approved by the AMA include The plan shall be pay ing no dividends to beneficiaries or It was pointed that this does not bar commercial companies from ap Must Comply With Ethics The plan shall comply with the principles of medical ethicsof the American Medical The plan shall be operated under an autonomous administration or with segregated and shall be devoted exclusively to the provision of health The quality of medical service shall be maintained at the highest possible Any duly licensed physician who wishes to participate in the who meets professions and per sonnel shall be admitted to the Woman Testifies to Dining Other Red Chiefs June 9 i Tavenner then asked if former government worker testi fied Thursday that she doesnt know fugitive Red leader Gerhart Eisler but that she once enter tained him at dinner for four in her She said she herself is no Mary Jane now an editor in the United Nations bureau of also told the house unAmerican activities committee that Nathan Gregory accused by former Red courier Elizabeth Bentley of heading a wartime Communist spy ring in this has once or twice been a guest at my Refuses Answers Her Philip who also appeared before the com mittee refused to say whether he is a Communist or knows Eisler or He said the answers might tend to incriminate or degrade But the 58year old librarian did say that he had access to wartime secrets in the was fired by the army in Japan and tried to leave this country last December without a The ship on which he tried but failed to sail was the Polish same vessel Eisler used to jump the country May Stopped on Docks Keeney it was Carol Eislers law yer in several who advised him there was no law that said he couldnt leave without a pass But an American official stopped him on the Just before the committee hear ing broke Counsel Frank Tav enner suggested it consider in exec session a further investiga tion into the Batory situation or whether the matter should be referred to the justice depart ment for prosecutive action on the basis of information already It was under Tavenners ques tioning that Keeney acknowl edged having entertained When asked whether she knew the Keeney saw Eisler alter I think I saw him once she adding that it was March or What was the occasion the committee counsel It was a dinner in my home to which and Eisler she Eislers name was brought into another hearing on the other side of the Louis a former Com told a senate judiciary sub committee that Eislers escape was proof that Moscow is recall ing some of its top agents in this country to train new espionage and subversive groups for use against the United who broke with the Communist party some time testified that Eisler was the 1 Communist in this country and See Page Column J Berlin Strikers Attack Russ In Rail Battle June 9 railroad strikers besieged the So vietcontrolled railroad headquar ters in the American sector Thurs attacked Russian officers and kept German office workers from Ten including three who had remained in the building left it late Thursday for Lhe Soviet sector amid shouts of Communist swine Strikers who stormed the build ing Wednesday at midnight were ousted by west sector German po lice and Russian But Thursday morning they returned and threw strong picket lines around the the nerve center for ell railroads in the So viet occupation Communist the witness Protest replied1 I dont know I met himLThe 50 Germfns who P at a large public dinner more thanthe normal staff m the building a year ajro were refused j A Russian officer who arrived in front the building was threat Another Russian ran shouting and waving his forced his way through the picket lines and pulled the officer into the Russian troop commandant Alexander Kotikov protested to Frank American demand ing that the mob hoodlums be driven from the building en Howley He said the strikers would be kept from mo lesting people who wanted to enter or leave the even though it is in the American be cause it is Russian Billy Clubs After that the strikers let Rus sian officers and civilians enter and leave for a but German workers were At noon two Russian officers ar rived with food for those inside Five Russian came out to get the The strikers rushed Using long loaves of bread as clubs and their the Russians fought their way back into tht Tivo Airmen Die As Jet Bomber Burns BARKSDALE June 9 B45 jet bomb one of the fastest of its type in the crashed and burned Thursday while making landing Two men were killed and one was injured The which has four engines and a cruising speed of more than 500 miles an may have been on fire before it Fowler of Los said the saw it in a steep bank with pouring from its Fowler said it skid ded about 325 yards and started burning The three men killed or in jured were the entire The names of the victims will not be disclosed until next of kin have been Soviets Agree to Speed Berlin Trade Talks AEC PROBE Expert Tells Of Protest On Isotopes June 9 Lewis member of the Atomic Energy testi fied Thursday that atom bom barded isotopes sent abroad could be used for research on germ war aviation gasoline and Strauss said he protested to other members of the fiveman commission against the beginning in but was over I have not altered the views there expressed in and the intervening events have fortified Strauss Bristling Exchange Strauss slow spoken tes timony came as he confronted AEC Chairman David Lilien thal in a day marked by bristling challenges and rebukes before the senatehouse atomic en ergy The joint committee is conduct ing hearings on a demand by Bourke Hickenlooper that Lilienthal be fired for in credible mismanagement of the atomic program during the past two Lilienthal has denied the charges and accused Hicken looper of fostering a smear cam At his White House news con Truman said two weeks of testimony in the atomic investigation havent changed his opinion a still thinks the AEC is in good hands under Isotope Unpluinbed On Capitol Strauss de scribed the isotope as a tool of possibilities as yet and he told the committee In I apprehended what today I know to be a that radioactive Isotopes would be increasingly useful in providing information not only for atomic energy but also in a vast field of industrial and military applications not involved in pro duction of the atomic bomb In Thursdays major develop ments Arthur Vandenberg sharply reprimanded for saying that an aura of suspicion had been raised against Norway in connec tion with Hickenloopers testi mony that isotopes were sent to the Norwegian military establish Carnival of Confusion Henry Jackson denounced the entire investigation as a carnival of Lilienthal reiterated his de nial that the 1946 atomic energy act was violated in shipping the isotopes to foreign William Knowland accused the AEC of loose control over its shipments atomic materials within the United He said this is shown by secret papers relating to shipping and receipting of Abomb Commissioner Strauss testified that he challenged In vain the A E Cs decision to clear isotopes for shipment He said that although the isotopes were obsten sibly destined for humanitarian he feared they might be exploited by some foreign country to aid military Strauss was voted down four to one by other AEC including The commissioner said the AEC specified that foreign governments using American made isotopes must first avrcc to permit quali fied scientists irrespective of na Sce Iage Column 2 Ultimatum From Acheson Brings Vishinsky Action June 9 Foreign Minister Andrei Vish insky agreed Thursday night to a speed up of the eastwest trade talks in under which the experts there will report to thi big four foreign ministers by The western powers told Russia they Were tired of in the foreign ministers council and wanted to get or If we dont cease this futile of State Dean Acheson We will never fet Achesons remark followed ong discussion by Vishinsky on the Berlin currency Tough Times Put English Estate On A uction Block June 9 are tough with the earl of Englands premier So he is selling about one third of his of it land that has been in his family since the year Last year the earl sold cabbages and game to passers by from a stall outside his But it wasnt enough to keep the wolf from the Friday he will watch an auc tioneer peddle nearly 2000 embracing 13 smallhold ings and cottages that produce a gross annual rental of Lord Shrewsbury said high levies and the high cost of repairs made the sale The Shrewsbury earldom dates from Bevin Hopeful Of Accord With Russia June 9 Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin expressed hope Thursday that an unwritten agree ment with Russia may emerge from the Big Four foreign min isters conference in But at the same time he de scribed as the greatest mobilized power in the world and indirectly challenged the Soviet Union to prove at the Paris con ference on German problems that it is not talking while pre paring for He referred to the eastwest conflict as the vexed problem of Russia and stated Both Sides Firm Somehow this dictatorship veto this aw ful difficulty seems insurmount We cannot sacrifice de They feel they cannot sacrifice unanimity what is the individual right to and that individual right notwithstanding the opin ion of the speaking before the Brit ish Labor party added vif we cant agree how we shall at least we can agree to live Sees No Betrayal If there is a possibility of con sultation in economic or other matters of common so that we may assist each other in any that does not involve us in principles we cannot Possibly something unwritten may emerge if we cannot agree to something At the same time he warned that there has never been a dic tator in this world who has not talked peace when preparing for Dont be he It is the largest the greatest power in the world that is mobil ized today and 1 want to see that brought to an not by war but by example and by remaining firm It was the longest session on now in its third and probably the bitterest The meeting lasted nearly five Biting Comments Biting comments of western ministers brought action on thi one point from the Earlier he had refused to accede to Ache sons request that the trade and commerce group meeting in Ser in submit by Monday so the ministers could act on them Vishinsky declared was awaiting information from Berlin before he could When west ern delegates indicated they wanted to go on with the ence Vishinsky turned to an aide in the chair behind took a document and then suddenly agreed with Achesons now have found the informa tion I Vishinsky He must have got it by carrier a member of the Ameri can delegation said after the ses Agreement Terms Under the trade rep resentatives in Berlin are to sub mit their reports to their own for eign ministers on results of their Like the foreign ministers conference in the group in Berlin also appeared near The session had barely opened when Vishinsky demanded that tht western powers agree to the estab lishment of Russiansponsored cur rency as the official currency for u Acheson immediately pointed out that Vishinsky himself had twice vetoed Nations proposals to make the socalled cur rency official for all Proposal Unacceptable Since Acheson much time has passed and many things have happened which make such procedure unacceptable to the He was supported by French for eign Sehuhian and British foreign secretary Ernest Vishinsky replied Your refusal to discuss curren cy is further evidence of your in tention to keep Berlin and Ger many Evidently fit of he employed language which was un derstood by some as in dicating he thought the conference should end unless all parties agree to discuss at the currency question and other questions which may arise in connection with the items on the Corrects Interpretation Vishinsky corrected the interpreter to make it plain he was simply insisting that all subjects should be discussed American interpreters agreed he had not intended any kind of threat to bolt the It was a day for and Vishinsky andAcheson parried thrusts throughout the long ses Acheson appealed for quick ac tion in passing on to the question of Acheson had refused to discuss the currency problem again and demanded that they also skip item three on the dealing with the German peace TRUMAN TAGS LEWIS A Bunch of Headline Hunters June S Harry S Truman Thursday hung the description headline hunters on a persons who start espionage and loyalty investiga tions and b John This unusual pairing came up at Trumans weekly news confer A reporter asked the president if he thinks the recent increase in investigations of alleged espionage and disloyalty is motivated by anything more than a natural de sire for the countrys They are the presi dent by natural desire for A moment later someone asked him about the walkout John Lewis has called for his mine Said the president John Lewis is a headline hunter Another reporter wondered whether the president thought he could prevent a serious coal Truman said he couldnt an swer he said with a this isnt supposed to be a strike at The way he understands Truman this is just a special sitdown to use up coal and put the miners in a better bargaining posi How about the report of educa tors who said Communists should not be allowed to teach Did Truman agree The president said he figures the educators know their field the But he does he that young minds should not be taught by people who advocate the overthrow of the government of the United Once again he reiterated his faith in head of the Atomic Energy But he would not make any com ment on the atomic investigation until its final report is That re Truman will speak for And once again he said he wants a labor law along the lines he has Some congressional leaders have said they think Lewis walkout may mean congress insist the government bs given power to step in and get injunc tions in national The president was in good hu He corrected a re porter who said Johnson meant Lyndon John son of And when he was asked if an other visitor had quoted him cor Truman he The president said he was very Visitors nnljr to that  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