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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO IVEWS luterinouutaiii Network Station KALL Through Friday WEATHER continued warm Details on Page 14 124 SALT LAKE TUESDAY AUGUST 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS AFL Shapes Utah Spoils System Fight Convention Readies Program Seeking Civil Service Statute By MALMQUIST plan to launch a drive for enactment of a state civil service law by initiative and referendum in the 1950 election was disclosed at the opening days sessions of the 45th annual convention of the Utah State Federation of Labor Monday in the Logan high The which will be out lined in a resolution to be intro duced was discussed by James western regional director of the A F L County and Muni cipal Many Workers Displaced McCormack declared that since the last election many competent public workers in Utah had been displaced for no other reason than their political party He argued that the only way to halt the spoils system in public employment is by enactment of civil service Other major developments of the day included at an unofficial night meeting to which all dele gates were of a program to reorganize the officer setup of the state Concurrence of two principal speakers in a warning to unionists to rely more upon organization and less upon laws and govern ment The speakers were Fullmer and Evan who has specialized in unionmanagement relations at the Utah State Agri cultural Some of the sponsors of the move to reorganize the federation have heretofore opposed reelection of Latter to the Serving Eighth Term He is serving his eighth term and is expected to be a candidate again this For this reason it interpreted some quarters as a aimed at his adminis But for the reorganization sponsors said the program was not to be offered in connection with the candidacy of Briefly the reorganization pro posal would substitute five execu tive committee members for the present 12 vice The executive committee members would be elected from geograph ical It would also tic con vention voting strength closer to the membership strength of the affiliated The meeting or caucus in the Logan Chamber of Commerce pro duced some heated The up shot was passage of a motion di recting that the proposal made tip of eight resolutions bo intro duced into the Reorganization Proposals One aspect of the reorganization change in the procedure of electing the floor Monday afternoon and was voted down by a small The committee on rules and order of business presented a report which would continue the present elec tion Leaders in the re amendment to hold over until Tuesday the section dealing with The amendment was de 54 to and the report was then Among the resolutions intro but not acted was opposing Bracken LeeJ proposal to use prison labor for certain public work and another one demanding more extensive use of cement in construction of state Murray drew a round of applause from the delegates by expressing the opinion that higher education in Utah had done less than it should in the field of human relations in Specifically Parley Aid Checks Delegate Credentials Delegates check credentials at rcgistrationi desk as TJtah State Federation of Labor conven tion opens at From left are Clarence Henry both of Salt Lake City Gertrude Brigham City Salt Lake Meet began House Hotly Votes No to Provide StopGap Funds 5 angry house Monday refused to vote stopgap fundi to keep the armed services and other federal agencies running while congress untangles about the worst tieup of money bills in its The vote was 176 to 145 in support of a resolution offered by Chairman Clarence Cannon of the house appro priations committee which would permit the agencies to continue spending for a third stopgap The resolution received ma jority of the house But it was brought up tender special rules which require a twothirds vote for West Germany Helm Goes To Coalition 15 Iff A scholarly politician and an author were in line Monday to head the West German republic as a result of the Sunday election vic tory of antisocialist lean Konrad 73 yearold chairman of the conserva tive Christian loomed as the natural choice for chancei a position equivalent to prime Theodore author of more than 20 whose father took part in the abortive Ger man revolution of was widely mentioned for a job with bigger title but less He is head of the rightwing Free Christian Democrats and Free Democrats moved quickly toward a coalition to govern Germans following a complete count of the Sunday vote in which 402 deputies were chosen for West Germanys first The election proved a decisive House Favors Billion Arms Aid to Block Reds 15 The house foreign affairs commit tee approved Monday with out any fundamental the administrations arms aid program to bolster for eign nations against any Russian Chairman John Kee did not announce the vote but said there was a sufficient ma Other members the bill was approved by a margin of three to It will go to the house floor perhaps The bill includes the 000 requested for arming North Atlantic pact Attaches String But the committee tied a string to the program to make sure that the nonCommunist western Eu rope nations set up mutual de fense plans satisfactory to the United The committee voted to make halfthe available in and give the president authority to enter into contracts covering the But the Dy a reported 10 to 9 directed that use of both cash and contract author ity shall end on next March 31 unless the president certifies to congress that the United States has approved of mutual defense plans worked out by the defense command of the Atlantic pact na out a with for mutual development and de In the Arthur Vandenberg and John Foster Dulles for mally proposed broad restrictions on the arms saying such curbs wouldnt delay the program at Would Slash Fund They sought to slash 000 off funds for the pact leaving which they would split into half cash and half contract Also they would fit this part of the arms aid into any defense plan accepted by this country under the North Atlantic Stalin Meet As Courtesy 15 Ambassador Alan Kirk met for about 45 minutes in the Krem lin Monday night with Prime Minister An source said Kirk had informed reviewed During legislators had raised questions whether the United States could be assured that European nations would see eye to eye on defense plans and would cooperate Admin istration spokesmen expressed firm belief they would so cooper The whipping the bill into shape for possible house con sideration this turned down an attempt by John Davis Lodge to make available for nonCommu nist it expressed hope unanimously that nonCommunist Sec Page Column 11 setback for the I nations of the far east will work TEMPORARY AFTER COUP Coalition Cabinet Heads Syria 15 UP coalition cabinet headed by the aged Premier Hasem Bey Atassi assumed control of Syria The government announced it was only The was formed after Sundays mili tary coup during which Mar shal Husnt Zayim and Premier Muhsen Bey Berazi were speedily tried and executed by firing Sam Syrian herb of the Palatine who led the officially turned author ity over to Premier who is in his Hennawi said the armys task was over and that the govern ment was civilian This was confirmed by the cabinet in communique which aconstitutional government wouldbe set up as soon as pos The cabinet promised to rule without personal ambitions or work for friendship with the neighboring Arab gov uphold the Arab League and attempt to retain friendly re lations with foreign An official statement said in the execu tions of Zayim and Berazi was motivatedby the failure of It said he and his followers failed to keep pledges made when he overthrew the admini stration last The broken pledges were said to have stemmed from Zayims dicta torial resulting in fail iire to bring about promised free doms and causingpersonal quar rels with Hashemite Iraq and These in said to havt caused a deterioration rather than a strengthening in relations among the Arab The cabinet statement said the new coup was free of any per sonal ambitions and that the new cabinet would serve It added the cabinet will bold temporarily the powers of the presidency and all other executive and legislative announcement said a con stitutional assembly will be called to frame a new constitution free from the mistakes of the No indication was given to when the assembly will Hennawi refused any poli tical office in the new saying he it a not a poli City life here is proceeding as with little outward excite United States and Soviet relations in general The ambassador told newsmen after the conference I dont think I will have anything to aay my visit Monday but I may have something to say Tues The embassy described the call as a courtesy visit It was learned that Kirk had requested the first time any high American official has seen Stalin in almost a Also Attended Meeting The Moscow radio said Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky was also present at the a retired admiral in the navy who succeeded Lt Walter Bedell Smith as ambas sador to arrived in the Soviet capital late last He was accompanied to the Kremlin by Walworth counselor of the American em and Getrge first They drove to the Kremlin from Kirks residence shortly before 10 3 They returned to the across Kremlin about 45 minutes Also Courtesy Visit The new British Sir David who came to Mos cow shortly before called on Stalin June Thia also was described as a courtesy Monday night the time the 61yearold American ambassador met It was also the first time an am bassador or any high American official had seen the Soviet leader in almost The last time such a meeting was held was when Stalin received Ambassador along with the British and French en during fourpower talks on It was learned officially that Kirk had requested Mondays Matteri Draws 49 Saf 9 Lost dS Pilot f Q i J Ditches Plane in Sea Death 3 By Gun Squad Convicted Murderer Appears Calm As Sentence Read By MILTON HOLLSTEIJf Fred erect and to all appearances Monday heard himself sentenced to death by shooting for the premeditated murder of Levi The 29yearold former San Franciscan stood with out averting his eyes and without visible as Third District Judge Albert Ellett condemned him to die before a firing squad at sunrise Taken to Death Row Not even in the brief moment after the sentencing when his wife threw her arms around his neck and sobbed on his chest did Mat ter betray any Still si he was transferred from the Salt Lake county jail to death row at the TJtah state prison Mon day In sentencing Matter to pay with his life for bludgeoning the 61yearold retired chiropodist to Judge Ellett disregarded a leniency recommendation of a 12 man A verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree was brought in by the jury against Matter after a threeday trial and three months after Delks battered body was found in the waters of Little Cottonwood Denies New Trial Judge Ellett denied a motion for a new trial and ignored a plea for mercy by Matteris but defense counsel immediately after the sentencing filed in Third dis trict court a notice of appeal of the conviction to the state supreme I think the defendant is guilty of a calculated desire to take Delks Judge Ellett said be fore a filled The judge said he thought Mat ter would have had a perfect crime had it not been for ex ceptional work on the part of the Salt Lake county sheriffs No Reason for Leniency Nothing has been to me that showed any reason why le niency should be applied in this Judge Ellett Address ing himself to he I told you before that you should tell me something that would in dicate mercy was Matteri had remained silent throughout the He had not taken stand in his own He did not make a statement to Judge Ellett even though he had been warned at conclusion of the trial that the leniency recommen dation might be set Except in Cold Blood I cannot see how you could do it except in cold blood and pre the judge To the attorneys he I think he Matteri would be the last person to pawn himself off as Levi Delk if the murder had been in hot The state had maintained in the trial that Matter had forged the name of Delk to a certificate of title to the victims truck and had pawned Delks watch between April when Delk and May when his body was The judge asked Matter M he had anything to ssy before sen tence was Matteri re plied in an unwavering voice that he did Then it is the judgment of this See Page Column 5 Rescuers Sight Transport 15 MUes Off Irish Coast 15 persons were saved in a flarelit airsea rescue operation Monday after a Transoeean airliner ran out of gas and landed in the Atlantic 15 miles off the Irish Nine others of the 58 aboard were killed or lost trying to escape from the fourengined Skymaster The plane bellied into the ocean sc gently survivors said they were not shaken from their One of the dead was an American crewman from The plane carried 47 Italian emigres going to settle in Vene and 11 all Transoeean Eight of those lost wer 3 Among the unhurt survivors was the famous American woman Ruth She had signed on the orew in Rome as a workaway stewardess to re Richard Derr She and husband were smiled Former Duo Safe In Air Crash For picture other survivors see page Richard who escaped death when the air liner crashlanded in the both are natives find former residents of Salt Lake They resided here until five years turn to the United Quick Rescue Work The rescue was organized quickly by alert ground personnel at Shannon in radio communica tion with ships at sea and planes flying the skies where the Sky master was Help was rallied while the plane was still in the Big oceanhopping planes of at least three other airlines and two little surface ships struggled in the predawn darkness to assist the craft and rescue The survivors were picked up at dawn by the British trawler Stal berg and the Irish freighter Lsna hrone and brought here by the Other Pilots Help Alerted to watch for the lost Skymaster when it failed to find Shannon for refueling while en route from Rome to the United Solons Praise Fast Weber Plan Action See further story on Weber basin on page 15 Utah members of the house and senate Monday hailed as an out standing achievement the quick congressional approval given a bill to authorzie the Weber basin reclamation The house completed congres sional action on the measure Mon day and sent it to the White There was no debate arid The former Grace I other pilots rallied around no recorded is a daughter of and in the One tried to lead iti All four members of the Utah MILLION JOB frank 330 Gar field Her husband is a son of 215 4th Relatives in Salt Lake City were overjoyed and much relieved to learn that Derr were Employed in Salt For several years the survivors were employed in Salt Lake City with United Air Five years ago Derr was transferred to then and Los He joined the Transoeean Air Lines about two years ago and is in public relations According to Salt Lake back to then dropped flares and lifesaving equipment and finally directed the surface craft to the floating Miss who in 1935 sur vived a crash in New York of a plane she intended to fly across the came ashore bare foot but She walked un aided to the central hospital for hot She arrived in Rome Saturday American students on a roundtheworld tour and traveling in the inter ests of a childrens welfare Escaped From Hatch JWhen the plane hit I escaped out a she Derr was accompanying her Altogether Miss Nichols reck oned she has survived six piana huiiband after a twomonths so journ on business for the They were returning home to San The Derrs have three Rich ard and Robert Craig The chil dren are in San Lorenzo with Two Sisters in Derr two sisters resid ing in Salt Lake Elaine 2060 Evergreen and Ray 228 12th He also has an addi tional sister and two Byron Van Pitts burg Temple and An Derr has a brother and besides her parents resid ing in Salt Lake 2761 Glenmare and 2116 Emer son and another Vernon who also is employed with Trans ocean Air Steel Spokesman Sees Harm To Industry in Hike NEW 15 A steel industry spokesman said Monday that inflation has abated and a new pay raise for steelwork harm both and The Jules associate professor of economics at New York also said high profits in the Industry were unusual and would not He told threeman presidential factfinding board set up to avert a nationwide steel strike The period of easy acceptance of higher wags accompanying higher prices In many ended with the abate ment of inflationary Last week the CIO Steelwork ers union argued before the board for a 30eentanhour package in cluding pension and insur ance The union and in each were allotted days to present their The union saved some time for re Industry continued its argu ments Monday for the third The threeman headed by Carroll Daugherty of Northwestern will make findings of fact and recom mendations in its report to Harry S Truman on the contract dispute between the union and the report li diu but its findings are not bind Another industry president of the Al leghasiy Ludlum Steel elev enth largest in the tod the board Monday the unionde manded package actually would cost his firm between 40 and 56 cents an European Council Issues Spur Plans for Battle 15 JF Representatives in the European consultative assembly squared off Monday night for what may be their biggest battle issue of Germanys admis sion to the European Two other conflicts were building up a new resolution on European federation and the old Irish partition Any one of the three may crop up when the assemblymen recon vene Winston his aids is preparing a major address to the assembly urging the council to Invite the west German republic to be come at least an associate mem ber at an inspection tour and to go home in the lost Some survivors were taken to Shannon and those able to travel are expected to continue their trip in another Fortyseven Italians aboard were en route from Rome to Ca via Transoceans home airport in The plaji got lost just before Sunday midnight on the Rome Shannon legof the flight when atmospheric conditions blacked out radio communication and crippled its navigation Lost During Rescue Orvis Transoeean presi who chanced to be Shan non on planned said eight passengers and ths radio Herbert Jack were drowned or lost during the rescue Asbel died after he and crewmen helped passengers Captain Edward Bessey of 19 years a said his plane left Rome with enough fuel reserve to fly three hours beyond But it was all he after missing and so I sent word back to prepare for Floated 15 Minutes The planes second Moore of Windsor said waves knocked off the tail but the big airliner floated at least giving plenty of time to inflate life The stewardesses were praised by who themselves helped inflate four life rafts and took their turns getting out of the and Richard San were the only American passengers He i an employe of Neither was hurt and both praised the conduct of crew and Everybody took the news Derr Hurt Leaving Plane Stewardess Luiginia who speaks wes wonder ful to the Derr Miss Cerabona was injured seriously leaving the The Skymaster was due in Shannon at Sunday but the airfield con trol tower lost radio contact with it an hour and Other pilots flying in the area were alerted to watch for a lost Two planes of Transworld Air one of Pan American World Airways and a British Overseas all figured in the each of whom intro duced a bill to authorize the mul tiplepurpose Monday night expressed elation at its suc cessful journey through was a wonderful piece of Arthur Watltias Utah told a The project will much to the entire Joint hearings held and completed jwithjfc Some further delay was en countered while the report was being processed here but approval of the project within one month was regarded by proponents as a remarkable Watkins praised the repre sentatives of the reclamation bu reau in Salt Lake City and Wash ington and the water users of Davis and Box Elder House Weighs Power Plan In Hot Debate 15 Sparks flew in the senate Monday as it opened debate on a 000 part of which would fi nance building of government owned power lines in the western areas of the Opponents claimed the proposal was a step toward nationaliza tion of electricity in the United But its backers said reT jection of the plan would mean reversal of the nations public power policy and give private util ities a The argument stemmed from the action of the senate appropriations committee in cutting the power line item out of the interior de partments appropriation after the house had approved The money originally was earmarked for use in construction of trans mission lines in certain sections of the northwest and south Asks Bill Refusal Elmer Thomas opened the attack with a four hour speech in which he urged his colleagues to back the appropria tions committee turn down the I Thomas said he favors more public but he contended it woJld save money and bring lower rates if the government con tracted with private power com panies to distribute the power to But Lister Hill and James declared this would shortcircuit the public power pro Hill maintained that the bill would appropriate the peoples power for the benefit of the private Monopoly If the government does not build transmission Hill said it would be forced to sell itt power to the one large private utility in the vicinity ttsat afford to build a line to the governments In this event Hill said utility will then have a monopoly and it can dictate the price it will pay the government and price it will
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