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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS Intermoantain Network Station KALL Monday Throutk W1CATHEK Partly cloudy Friday and Details on Page 20 120 SALT LAKE FRIDAY AUGUST 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS House Votes 361 to 35 On 75c Pay Bill Opponents Force Clause to Exempt Million Workers 11 UP house passed 361 to 35 a bill to establish a 75 cents anhour national minimum wage rate but with special exemptions that would remove work ers from coverage of the wage hour The present legal mini mum is 40 The measure was forced through by a powerful Republicansouthern Democratic coalition which caught administration leaders in a They had to go along with the 75cent Truman election campaign u t they also had to swallow the exemption clause or get no Senate Move Next The next step is up to the The pending senate bill carries the 75cent rate but it also would bring about agricultural processing including em ployes of southern cotton under the wagehour Senate southerners are ready to fight both to the last But the senate is so behind schedule now the measure may be side tracked until next Joining 12 Republicans in vot ing against the house bill were 23 all from the Reverses Vote Chairman John Lesinsk of the house labor commit voted for the bill although he had announced Wednesday sight that he Intended to vote against He said he changed his mind in hopes a good bill could be worked out in a senatehouse con The house sponsored by Wingate Lucas was substituted for the administra tions measure Wednesday after a bitter floor The administration bill would have raised the minimum to 75 cents an hour and would have brought an additional workers under the wagehour Harry S Truman pledged last fall to the rate and extend the acts Kill Quash Motion Motion to kill the Lucas version by sending It back to committee was 232 to Here are the types of the Lucas bill specifically exempts Certain fringe such as plant whose work is not indispensable to production fishermen and agricul tural employes local retailing em outside and employes of local laundries and re tail establishments manufacturing their own commodities employes of semiweekly and weekly newspapers less than 5000 Other Exemptions Also street railway and motor bus employes some agricultural processing workers taxicab driv ers switchboard operators in tele phone exchanges with fewer than 500 stations employes at socalled contract telegraph agencies grossing less than a month from and employes of socalled peckerwood sawmills which employe maximum of 12 The bill maintains the present 40hour workweek and requires employers to pay time and a half for Bans Double Overtime It also contains a provision aimed at overtimeonovertiine Truman recently signed into law a measure banning suits for huge sums which a number of workers brought to collect pay of this The bill would permit employers to discount vacation or layoff profit sharing divi Insurance and premium pay for work on holidays and outside regular hours in com puting overtime pay Vaughan Gets Deep Probers Told Witness Says Perfume Firm Paid Bill Truman Backs Aide Solons Block 50 Cut In Europe Arms Bill Carl Vinson chairman of the house armed services peers over his glasses at Hoyt air force chief of before opening of hear gninto circumstances sur rounding development of the longrange They were discussing house Defense Official Predicts Billion in Year 11 UP Joseph newly appointed defense unity set Thursday a goal of cuttingmilitary spending by a He expressed confidence that this amount could be saved without impairing the nations security or the effectiveness of navy and air McNarney said he was not ready tn details of any of the contemplated consolidations and eliminations of duplicating facilities among the three armed But he said the economy drive undoubtedly will necesitate the closing of some military installations and thousands of civilian UAW Obtains Free Hand To Call Strike 11 whop ping strike vote victory Thursday gave the CIO United Auto Work ers a free hand in calling a Pord Walter UAW presi there would be no immediate Contract talks wi51 continue for a while at In the stateconducted strike Michigan Pord employes rolled up a 71 majority for a walkout This handed the UAW extra ammunition to back up its drive for worker Ford Motor said the returns did not alter its The company has refused during two months of bargaining to consider any wage The unions international execu tive board met at 1 SST Thursday to act on election re It was expected to au thorize union officers to order Fords hourly workers out whenever they see Michigan law made the election The UAW could not legally call a walkout in the vital Michigan1 which employ more than until a favorable vote had been The huge total of cast came as a It was 93 of eligible The final count listed for a strike and 9549 against in 17 Michigan Officials set aside 680 1 SCARRED Churchill Twice Victorious In Europe Council Moves 111 ran firth in a field of being bra vigbarely defeatedI bya British lord orous return to continental poli won two victories Thursday in the consultative assembly of the Council of Hie candidate for assembly presi Socialist expremler Paul Henri Spaak of was elected who looks enough like Churchill to be his was first president of the United Nations assembly in London and New York three years Churchills successful maneuver waa made in opposition to the candidacy of William White the labor parlia mentary secretary of British for one of the assemblys tour WhiUlcy The assembly is the 12nation formative group that hopes to be come the parliament of Spaak and four vice all are ardent pro moters of the European movement The vice presidents and the votes they received out of 98 east axe Francois de Menthori of 90 Stefano Jacini of 80 Ole Bjoern Kraft of and Lord Layton of The 74yearold wartime prime minister of who at the labor government regularly minority leader at told the assembly Whlteley was friend only because active government of ficials should be kept from the as sembly Kenney Boasts No Fighter Can Touch Safe B36 11 George who once wanted to scrap the B36 program and turn the bomber into a riving1 filling boasted Thursday Nobody has a fighter plane that could touch As a night bomber operating over it is perfectly Committee counsel Joseph Keenen asked Patterson whether his decision was motivated in any way by the ownership of the Consolidated Patterson replied Not in the I didnt have the faintest notion who had financial interest in safe to take it the 60JT hadnt met Girdler until that day yearold Pacific war veteran told jn Frederick air torce requirements indi cated that the air staff expects to replace the B36 in five or six years with the a jet bomber version of the B29 produced by Smith gave no details of the hew craft which isstill in the experimental He said SeePagfe Column 1 the house armed services com The he can do any thing as a combat Kenneys flat endorsement of the plane he said three years ago he had no faith came as the committee went into the of its investigation of the supar bombers to see whether any or business influence was involved in the production con tract with Consoiwatea Vultee Aircraft S Shocking Weakness These were other highlights Robert former secretary of said he accepted full responsibility giving Consolidated the order for 100 B36s in 1943 even though the planes had not then been He acknowledged that the action was most unusual but said that when he came into the War de partment he was shocked to find how weak we were in the Patterson said he gave the go ahead signal after Tom then head of came to him and promised to beat the production schedule by 10 months if his company was given a 100plane contract jDenies Motivation After consulting air force of Patterson then and there I gave him the order for 100 Hawaii Seeking Lasting Ban On Dock Rift 11 territorial senate was working Thursday on a bill for permanent outlawing of strikes and picketing against the The bill also would ban sec ondary boycotts and union hot cargo action against government In general would make permanent such provisions of the emergency dock seizure whereby the territorial government is attempting to end the present stevedore The seizure putting the government in the stevedoring is good for only 180 The strike by the 3000 steve dores of the CIO International Longshoremens and Warehouse mens union has tied up Hawaiian shipping for 103 The union has defied the gov ernment operation plan and an nounced it would challenge con stitutionality of the act in Ingram Stainback has ordered seizure of the facilities of the seven struck stevedoring com and the government now is hiring men in preparation for loading and unloading The harbor board reported Thursday it had signed up 816 and was inter viewing other applicants with a view to hiring about 1500 alto The executive board of the CIO Marine Beneficial in Washington has resolved that its engineers are not to cross or work behind ILWU picket and that he opposed the It announced Thursday it was a special investigator to Hawaii to study all factors in Gets Top Military Post 11 Omar Bradley was select ed by Harry S Truman Thursday for the nations 1 military chair man of the joint chiefs of In that position he will be the highest ranking American military Selection of the now serving as army chief of had been widely It caps a career which included serv ice in two world command of the largest body of troops ever to serve under an American field and three years ten ure as head of the Veterans admin Native of Missouri like is a native of The who announced the appointment at his news said he was not ready to tell who would succeed Bradley as army chief of The position of permanent chair man was created by the military unification law which the pres ident signed Bradley will not have any command au or even a vote with the joint but he will have vast The joint chiefs of staff are the operating heads of the navy and air Dwight has been serving as temporary chair man pending enactment of the new Thanln EiMnhowet Truman made public a letter thanking Eisenhower for his serv and saying he would rely upon him as a consultant In the The president also announced that he is nominating Louis Denfield for an additional two year term as chief of naval opera Denfield and Hoyt Vandenberg of the air force now make up the joint chiefs of West Point Bradley was born W yean ago in He was graduated from Point in 1915 and waa the first in his clasa to rite to brigadier He was a corps commander in North Africa and He held a key role in the Hormaridy Inva In command of the First he landed with his men on Dday and later smashed the Ger man lines at Re ended the war in command of the 12th army comprised of more than combat 11 fleeting mention of the shipment of a deep freezer to Harry Vaughan created Thurs day what Karl Mundt called an aroma of mys tery in the senate investigation of five But Harry S Truman told his news conference the frequent mention of his army aid in the senate probe had not changed his opinion of He made plain that Vaughan was not going to be as two other gen erals have A Milwaukee businessman told the senators he sent the freezer to It was paid said witness Albert by the Albert Verley Chicago per i fume Several Got Freezers Several other Washingtonians got home paid for by the perfume Gross and he was stopped at about that while senators and staff members buzzed among them Chairman Clyde Hoey ruled the special investi gating subcommittee didnt know whether the freezers were pur chases or He stopped the line of pending further But speaking al ready had slipped into the record a remark that it was the assump tion Vaughan had not paid for his Mundt and a fellow Joseph McCarthy reluctantly agreed to halt the Mundt that Hoeys ruling left an aroma of Employer of Maragon It was not the only The Verley McCarthy formerly employed John the fabulous bootblack who visits Vaughan at the White House and has been privately by the was it the only As tension heightened in the small and crowded hearing McCarthy broke it by suggest ing the committee staff might try to find Mundt some cigars tobacco in Mundt joined in the laughter and went on emitting billows of The days quest for information on five for a percentage get federal contracts for businessmen these developments A former War Assets admin istration official tsetified he sent letters containing information on surplus ofering to James the 1 target of the senate probe into the alleged use of in fluence on government Bribery Invitation Mundt charged that one of the letters transmitting the in formation was a blatant invita tion for bribery or connivance in the sale of worth of surplus offering to James Clarence said it was merely public The former WAA man said he furnished Hunt with match folders marked White and ini tials of the president and his The said he hired Hunt in 1946 to help him get scarce steel for a month and 10 of the steel Most of the reporters who crowded into of fice didnt know about the deep freeze which came later in the They had in mind Wednesdays Vaughan helped Tanforan race track get clearance for construction in early when a recreational building was restricted for the benefit of hous Involves the Presidents Aide Albert Milwaukee tells senate investigating committee that he sent deep freeze unit to Harry aide to Harry S Gross said Albert Vcrley Chicago perfume manufacturer paid for the unit and shipment to PROTECTS FARMERS Senate Compromise Bill Keeps High Supports 11 UP farm leaders agreed Thursday on a compromise farm bill which would continue present high price supports on most basic crops another year to protect extend the present law providing for support of 18 basic crops at a full 90 of The Aiken law would set up a system of flexible rang ing from 60 to 90 of parity on farmers against two knocks atibasic a floorof 72 Chairman Clinton said the measure was approved unanimously by his sen ate agriculture subcommittee and that it will be placed before the full committee He pre dicted The measure is a compromise between the Aiken flexible price support now scheduled to go into effect next and a houseapproved bill which would when controls are in The new senate bill would limit the price support range to 75 to But it also would provide that supports on basic crops could not I jjay concerning Vsndeaberg 27 Escape Death As East Plane Burns 11 W A new Northeast Airlines Convair crashed and was destroyed by fire at munici pal airport Thursday Twentyseven one The Capt Roderick of said the twin engine ships propellers reversed in the air and we atarted to plop he our land ing gear collapwd and the began ot Stewardess Patricia Donnel of North on the job less than three tried to open the front The hydraulic system had The emergency door was blocked by the She raced for therear shouting the Follow They dtd and within the plane Steel Industry Chief Fears Seizure NEW 11 keynoter for the nations big steel companies Thursday characterized Harry3 Trumans of the steel factfinding board as an industrial revolution which ultimately would lead to nationali zation of Clarenec Randall of president of Inland Steel at tacked the presidents action as the companies began presenting their case to the He spoke for his own but also was the keynoter for the entire indus The union side of the con troversy was presented last Randall rejected all demands of the CIO Steelworkers union which argued for a 30centan hour package including pen sion and insurance The threeman headed by Northwestern will make findings of fact and recom mendations in its report to the president oft the contract dispute between the union and the indus The report is due but its findings are not Other board members are David and Samuel former New York state supreme court justice and onetime adviser to Franklin When the president announced the formation of this he wasin fact an indus trial revolution in Ran dall By doing he has declared himself M favoring a new social and one so different from that under which our magnificent production record been achieved that unless the process is and stopped at there will no possibility of turning Through this whither knew it or he pro claimed that shall be fixed by This step always first taken by thoae hwo set out to establish or corporative GOP Faction Loses Test In Committee 11 Iff administration Thursday defeated by a hairline margin an attempt to slash in half its arms aid program for western The vote in the house armed iervices committee was reported unofficially to have been a which automatically rejects an The number of the 5 members present was not an Chairman John Kee told reporters after the closed ses sion that no other major amend ments were disposed Kee said he hopes that the full amount requested by Harry S Truman for western Europe and other nations would be approved probably Plan of Richards James Richards offered the amendment to authorize for arms aid to European members of the north Atlantic The bill for that The Richards amendment bore some similarity to the idea ad vanced Tuesday by Vandenberg Vanden berg would cut down the amount of cash to be appropriated for western Europe in this session of congress by the amount proposed by But the Michigan senator pro posed that contracts be authorized for the That would make the cost come See ReeonsiuerstlGa The Richards amendment is In gressional opinion which has argued from the first the program needs On the other the administration contends it is the bare minimum needed to fill the vacuum of European weakness and help erect defenses against Russian commu There is a poMibllity that Richards amendment may be re considered by the that a variation of it with a dif ferent figure will be Truman was noncommit tal at his news conference Thurs fall below 90 the first year pro duction controls are in Since few crops now are under that would mean that price guarantees on moat basics 3ould not be reduced until Anderson explained that the sub committee felt it would be unfair to give the knocks at once by reducing the price support level immediately after clamping on production George author of the law bearing his said he thought the new measure may be in for consid erable revision in the full com House farmleaders that the worked out by the senate probably will be In passing its farm bill the house voted to re peal the Aiken Other farm front developments The agriculture department announced purchase of pounds of cheese Thursday in an effort to keep up It was the first cheese bought under the price support Senatehouse conferees agreed on a new cotton production law aimed at holding down future cotton The conferees accepted the house version which would provide for a minimum al lotment of acres of cot ton next of Agriculture Charles Brannan ordered a referendum soon to decide whether pecan growers In five soutehasterri states favor a federal marketing program on The proposed program is aimed af stabilizing prices paid to He Mid had not discussed another move waa afoot to iron out one of the ma jor objections to the pro John Foster Dulles See Page Column 1 Truman Scoffs Hoover Fear 11 PresMent Harry S Truman said Thursday the remark of former President Herbert Hoover that the nation is on the last mile of the back road to sounds funny to and he doesnt think it is The accompanied by a came at a news confer ence when a reporter asked about the speech Hoover made at 75th birthday ceremony Wednes day at Palp The newa man did not mention the former president by The elder statesman of the op position who waa congratu lated by Truman in a birthday declared that through government spending and taxes our nation is blissfully driving down the back road to collectiv ism and is on the last When the question was put the president and asked What was that Say that It sounds funny to I dont know what that but I dont think it is Gives Traditional Tribute To Visiting Philippines Chief NEW 11 Elpidio of the Phil ippines received New Yorks tra ditional tribute pa rade to city hall through shower of ticker Some persons lined the financial district to watch the 25car motorcade that brought Quirino from La Quardia At city half Mayor William OPwyer presented Quirino a citing him for distinguished and exceptional public He hailed Quirino as a law yer patriot and the Philip pine republic as the strong point of democracy in the from which democracy may flow to all of Quirino told the 400 guests at city hall that he was in the of an election ouapalgn and his opponents were Very bnaj while he was a candidate for election in laughed A crowd of 300 persons greeted Quirino when he arrived at La Guardia field for his thrteday New York visit In Pirn Harry Truman saw Quirino off at Na tional Shortly House issued a Joint statement ap proved by the two which said they are convinced that economic progress of pines will not only be in eat of both contribute vitsJljr to the nation of frte te rMtrt those forces which en slavement 10 long tm KMM shall   

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