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Publication: Salt Lake Tribune July 29, 1949

Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS pm IntermountaLt Network Station EAIX Thranck WEATHER Fair and warm Friday Md Details OB 1 106 SALT LAKE FRIDAY JULY PRICE FIVE CENTS Surrender on Vice Tieup Charges Cecil Log Angeles police de partment personnel bureau and Chief of Police Joe are shown as they sur Grand Jury of L Indicts Five Police for Bribery LOS July 28 Los Angeles multisided vice blow off hit twin climaxes with the death of a mobster and the indictment of five police of Edward Neddie the husky first lieutenant of gambler Mickey succumbed to shot gun slugs which severed his spine during an attempt to assinate Cohen eight days Cohen is recovering from a shoulder Picture of Page The county grand jury charged perjury against retired Police Chief Clement Chief Joseph Cecil head of the personnel bureau Rudy in charge the administrative vice and Well potr chief It also accused Wellpot and Jackson Charges of Bribery the jury accuses Wellpot and Jackson of accepting five bribes from a call house and all five men for fail ing to tell the jury all they knew about policeprostitution The jury acted chiefly on tes timony of a vice squad Charles that the brothel Brenda had con about said hell be very glad to go into court and testify to the integrity and truth fulness of the top As for the other he said they were working to keep bigtime gambling and gangsters out of the Horrall is vacationing in He quit his giving ill health as his after his ap pearance before the grand jury a month All the others are on and are expected to sur render Bail was fixed at for Wellpot and for the Britain Faces Rail Walkout July 28 ains largest railway 000 Thursday night to strike within 21 days un less the governmentowned rail roads pay its men more They want the equivalent of a week more over wages ranging from SI 9 to The government has refused the raise because would be against nections with police policy of Sir Stafford ker since has been acchancellor of the to hold the line against wages and prices and that way beat the dan ger of The members of the Na tional Union of have wildcat slowdowns over the past But the union voted Thursday exists over the pay cused in an unrelated case of bur glarizing a business firm to get back an irregular check in a per sonal housing Stokers accuser was Audre Da his onetime partner in the raid which sent Miss Allen to She is the daughter of a former high police Deputy Chief Homer She also is under Skeptical of Testimony The jury indicated its disbelief of the testimony of Reed and who said an investi gation of Jackson and Wellpot was The jury said j in investigation of the two TOOTHVNDNAIL officers had been dropped months j The jury also expressed its belief in the testimony of Wellpot and Jackson to the effect their only dealings with Miss Allen was their use of her as a stool pigeon to elicit information about narcotic traffic and diamond and Acheson Says Russ Still War Threat Urges Arms Okeh To Lessen Red Danger in Europe July 28 UP of State Dean Acheson warned congress Thursday the danger of a Russian armed at tack on western Europe still it very real and will be greatly increased if the United States fails to back up the Atlantic pact with the arms aid He also pledged that no Ameri can troops will be sent abroad un der the military aid except for small technical advisory mis KUSB Armed Forces He admitted that the arms ship ments would not make western Europe strong enough to defeat a fullscale attack by which he said us now maintaining the largest peacetime military force in the history of the His bluntlyworded testimony before the house foreign affairs committee opened an allout ad ministration fight to turn back Ji strong drive to cut down the arms outlay or postpone action on it un til next Friday the committee will hear of Defense Louis Johnson and the joint chiefs of Only Beginning Acheson said the program may be only the beginning that the United States may have to con tinue sending arms aid to Europe for many Explaining that the future scope and cost of the program depends on how the cold war he said I can see no relaxation in the possibility of He said the objective is to make western Europe strong enough so that Russia could not overrun the continent in a swift and com paratively effortless military ac tion before the United States could prepare a counter Hazardous Gamble He predicted that if the United States makes an effective start now toward helping free nations Communist leaders will consider the chances for a quick July 28 in too rendered Thursday on perjury charges growing out of probe into alleged policeprostitution tieups In Los A grand jury indicted three 17 MINUTES ExBootblack Denies Role Of Percenter Slates Atom Talks With Canada John former Kansas City bootblack who once held a White House was questioned Thursday by a senate subcommit tee investigating five percenters but later denied having any part in the influence The dapper who first denied that he had been finally gave reporters a statement in which he said he requested the hearing after col umnist Drew Pearson accused him j of being a 50 percenter in a column published on July He said he immediately went to Karl a member of the investigating sub and demanded a chance to appear before the who calls high Demo cratic officials and a good many senators by their first said he spent exactly 17 minutes an swering the subcommittees ques My testimony dealt with my hazardous to be The gangster mind likes to gamble only on sure he His assurances troops wont be sent to Europe came in answer to a question by James Ful ton There is no or or contemplation of using Ameri See Page Column 4 PatternSetter Steel Seeks 30Cent Hike NEW July 28 Philip CIO possibly setting the pattern for labors fourthround wage de revealed Thursday that his United Steelworkers of America own business affairs and no one C1O are demanding pay he Subcommittee Chairman Clyde Hopy previously had refused to say whether Maragon was questioned although he did ad mit there had been a witness be fore the He also said that no one brought answered by calling a series ofup the name Harry Harry S Tru mans military whose name has figured frequently to give up the idea of an immein the five percenter a diate nationwide slowdown and to j close friend to serve the Ministry of Labor with Other senate sources said Mara a formal notice that a dispute gon was asked what if he had with five Under British this They did not reveal the nature of is a necessary preliminary for a strike on the his replies or say whether he men tioned any fur robberies from movie people and Mayor Fletcher Bowron quickly came to the defense of who was his and The against whom re call petitions are circulating as an outgrowth of the current furore Names Claims Board July 28 UP Harry S Truman Thurs day named three members of a war claims commission to adjudi cate claims against this govern ment by American prisoners of and civilians interned by the Nominated to the com misfrion was Georgia Lusk nf Militant Gary Housewives Picket Houses of Vice July 28 Some 100 Gary mem bers of a citizens committee that has been fighting alleged vice in this steel town Thursday set up picket lines at gambling bookie joints and bawdy women from some of the towns leading organizations marched up and down before 17 of Garys hot They carried no banners but wore armbands of the Womens Citizens The committee was set up in a continuing feud between house wives and city officials over cleanup of vice and It all began last spring when school Mary was bru tally slain in an The pickets were graying mem bers of the Delphian circle of the Prysbyterian the American Association of University the Order of the Eastern various PTA groups and social Delphian circle members took up their stand before thoJJelmont bil liards The PEO drew Saratoga bil linrds and a place called Myrtles Tri Kappa members marched be fore an alleged bawdy The A A U W took its stand be fore Club a gambling Beta Gamma Upsilon drew barber shop and Teds pool 1 pension and social insurance bene fits totaling 30c an Murray disclosed the fourth round wage demands of his pace setting union for the first time before Harry S Trumans factfinding which is try ing to prevent a nationwide steel strike at the end of the current 60day SOc Per Hour in opening the case of his told the board the stcelworkers de mands contemplate a total cost to the companies of 30c an These encompass per hour in wages currently payable per hour in wages de ferred for and per hour for Murray j The ateelworkers union is one of three key industrial unions i which set the pattern for I previous rounds of postwar wage In the steel work ers received an hourly In 1947 they got 15c Last they received Stresses PcnMon Demand Murray laid particular emphasis on his unions pension which the companies have con tended cannot be bargained upon at this time under current contract Murray that Steel cur rently paid workers who retired at 65 an average pension of less than a Then he listed the annual pensions which three officials of the corporation will receive when they retire Irving chairman of the Benjamin and chairman of the finance Ottawa Indicate Readiness for Parley July 28 Harry S Truman Thursday confirmed plans for talks with Great Britain and Canada on a long range policy of cooperation on atomic bomb At the same time the chief executive promised to consult congress before committing this country to share atomic informa Tom Clark Of fered supreme court Howard McGrath Considers position in Truman Offers McGrath New Posts July 28 UP Harry S Truman reached into his close political family Thursday and offered Tom Clark the vacant seat on the supreme court and Howard McGrath Clarks post in the Clark promptly indicated his ac but who also is Democratic national said he would have to talkit over with his Clark is from Texas and Me Grath from Rhode Both fought staunchly at the presidents side before the election last Would Succeed Murphy Clark would succeed the late Justice Frank Murphy who died unexpectedly last McGrath would have to surrender his sen ate seat but he could retain the party chairmanship if he The presidents announcement at a press was a surprise inasmuch as it up set predictions that he would pick a Catholic to succeed the only member of that faith on the nations highest But Truman told reporters that faith is not a measurement for membership on the He said that if a man is he doesnt care whether he is a Jew or The president is a Clark ida McGrath is a Catholic and would be the only member of that faith in the Expresses Gratitude Clark issued a statement saying that he approached the honor of the supreme court post with McGrath was highly gratified by the presidents indication of confidence in me in making the of Im going home over the weel end and talk it over with my family and my he The family is summering in RJiode Members of the who must pass on both nominations when they are en dorsed the selections almost with out Senate Republican leader Ken neth Wherry of Nebraska ror he thinks both could be confirmed without major op Truman said he did not know whether if he ac would have to resign as Democratic Hoi Not Harry He Believes 99 a Pleasant 66 July 28 Harry Truman told reporters sweltering in Washingtons hot weather Thursday that its twothirds heat and onethird The president made the re mark to newsmen standing be side his desk just before weekly news conference Truman had the doors of his office open to let in outside heat because he docs not like air conditioning He remarked that it was 91 on the shadowy porch but only 84 in his The president had on a and appeared Asked whether William now executive vice chairman of the Democratic would succeed McGrath as committee the president told reporters to go ahead and speculate as they a former Kansas is an almost daily visitor at the White He is the presidents patronage chiel man who dispenses jobs to worthy party was named by Truman to succeed General Frances Biddle shortly after the end of the war in Born in Dallas In he en tered law practice with his after graduation from Virginia Military institute and the University of Texas law is a successful politician who was three times elected to governor of Rhode Island before winning the Demo cratic senate seat from that state in Senators Seek Way to Act On World Aid July 28 UR Senate leaders huddled all day trying to find a satisfactory way to bring the foreign aid bill back to the floor for a It may some senators doing a complete aboutface on the vote Wednesday which sent the bill back to the appropriations committee nullifyingevery amendment made in the commit The delay is holding Up funds for current operations of the Euro pean recovery Greek Turkish and relief and gov ernment in occupied Tangled In Rules The trouble is the money bill is now tangled up with the senates own rules and a ruling made by Vice President Albert Democratic leaders want a solu tion but one that wont em barrass the vice Here is the situation in brief Senator John McClellan offered an amendment to the bill to earmark of the money for the purchase of surplus Majority leader Scott Lucas of Illinois challenged the amend ment on the ground it was not germane to the subject matter and that it was writing new legis lation into an appropriations Upset Barkley Rule The senate voted with Lucas on iis argument of then Barkley held that the action had ruled out a vote on whether the bill as a whole contained new But the senate upset Barkloys ruling sending the bill inck to The problem now is to get the bill back on the floor without re opening the whole fight over the Barklcy Senator Kenneth Wherry proposed the senate bring the aid bill back to the floor with an agreement that no one would raisn the point of whether niw legislation was being written in violation of senate tion with the two war time part In London a foreign office spokesman said that Britain will be ready to take part in talks with the United States on atomic ener gy No Canada Reply In no official govern ment reply was forthcoming on Trumans A spokesman that it is unlikely that Canada would have any objections to participating in the In his first official statement on recent top level secret atomic con Truman said I wish to emphasize that these exploratory conversations do not involve making agreements or commitments the British and He said the threepower talks will be followed by further dis cussions between administration and congressional leaders such as the secret meetings held at his Blair House residence and in the capitol three times since July Have to Decide In these consultations with the we shall have to decide together what course of action it is wisest to he When reporters sought a more specific statement on how far Truman intends to go in seeking congressional he replied that his remarks were perfectly logical and there was nothing mysterious about While he did not say exactly what questions the United States plans to explore with Britain and other informed offi cials have made clear the question is whether to restore the wartime partnership in atomic Fear Ore Snag Atomic officials are said to fear that unless this country increases the flow of atomic information to Britain and American ac cess to the vital uranium ores of Canada and the Belgian conge may be But some members of the con gressional atomic energy commit including William Knowland and Bourkc Hickenlooper have threatened a fight to block an atomic sharing Congressional opponents s a y that sharing of Abomb data is forbidden by the Atomic Energy Act of The administration says it is Confirms Subject It was the first time Tru man himself had confirmed that his Blair House meeting two weeks ago dealt with atomic rela tions with Britain and When reporters asked why the high administration and congres sional officials who attended the meeting had looked so gloomy when they left Blair he re plied that atomic energy is a jfloomy He then added that it is particu larly depressing to him because un der the the president alone rias the responsibility for deciding when the United States uses the terrible I never want to have to use it he added referring to his decision to drop the bomb on He gave reporters permis sion to quote these Both Sritish and Canadians had full ac cess to atomic information during World War DICTATOR CHECK Senate Okehs Arms Unity Compromise July 28 UP senate Thursday unani mously approved a compromise unification bill giving of De tense Louis Johnson most of the power he but with safe guards against a possible mili tary The bill was whfpped through with a minimum of debate a few hours after it was approved for mally by a Joint senatehouse con ference Rouse approval will send It to Harry S Tru marr for The measure states specifically that its purpose is not to merge the armed forces but merely to provide for their authoritatlva coordination and unified It would Place the navy and air force into a single executive de partment of defense and the defense secretary solely re sponsible for the au thority and control of the entire military Provide for appointment of a new civilian comptroller to re form and streamline the defense establishments budget and ac centing Create the position of chair man of the joint chitfi of who would preside over but not vote at of the navy and air force military Provide for HaUtant secretaries of defense and eleva tion of the present undersecretary to the rank of deputy In the compromise bill follows the line of a senate bill that bogged down in the house In an angry dispute over dictator ship and oneman But separate amendments were to cover restrictions on Johnsons power which house members had insisted on from the WAC Paroled In Gem Case July 28 The federal parole paid Thursday it has granted parole to former WAC Kathleen Nash who was convicted in connection with the theft of the Hesse crown jewels In now was given a fiveyear term following her con viction by an army courtmartial and entered womens reformatory at May She became eligible for parole after serving a third of her The parole board said was released from Alderson on July Durants former Jack also tried In the jewel was given 15 year The two were accused of partic ipating in the removal of the Hesse crown jewels from Kronberg castle in Germany during the post war Both were tried jy an army tribunal in POOR HEALTH DIVIDEND Babs Can Keep Her Son With Her for Summer July 28 Woolworth heiress Barbara Hut perhaps the worlds richest can keep ler only son with her for the sum mer because she is poor in Under a court agreement reached Thursday she may have whose custody she shares with his former Danish Count Curt iaugwitz with her in Europe until The agreement ended an across Jjeworld court squabble which broke because Babs went swim ning at Swank Lido Beach in suntanned Haugwitz Rev who had agreed that Lance could stay with his did so because Probate Judge Arthur Davis was told the million airess was in critical But the former nobleman changed his mind reports reached here that Babs was swim ming at the Venetian Ht asked for a new Babs swimming described as part of her Guiscppe Comirate of Ven ice asserted In an affidavit filed with the court that the Princess Barbara Troubetzkoi is in a fragile and delicate of Her present Igor declared in an accom panying affidavit My wife ii still very ill My wife a maximum amount of freah air and Both mentioned that Bata bu under gone four lerious ;

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Publication: Salt Lake Tribune

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Issue Date: July 29, 1949

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