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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS Intermountain Network Station Monday Through Friday fiimne V NT V V V v V WEATHER Mostly clear Littlt temperature nn 126 SALT LAKE THURSDAY AUGUST 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS AFL Closes Acts On Policies Utah Delegates Elect Vice Blast Welfare Office By MALMQUIST Utah State Federation of Labor closed its 45th annual conven tion hers Wednesday after adopting or rejecting about 40 electing five vice presidents who were involved in contests and selecting Richfield as the 1950 convention Among the resolutions adopted two bitterly criticizing and asking for removal of the state welfare commission and admini strative officials of the state train ing school and aeries calling upon Bracken Lee to call a spe cial session of the legislature to enact portions of the organiza tions legislative program which were rejected or not acted upon by the regular Reject Power Bids Resolutions rejected included one urging municipalities and specifically Salt Lake City and Ogden to enter the electric power The committee recom mended nonconcurrence on the grounds that private power com panies which are organized pro vide better conditions for workers than some of the municipal The committee report was Legislative actions sought by the federation in a special session included repeal of the old age pen sion lien and enactment of ena bling legislation to permit the state to participate to a greater extent in federal aid for welfare and Dilute Session Demand One of the resolutions asking for a special session was toned down by deleting a demand that the governor comply with the re quest or resign the The resolutions on the welfare commission and training school were adopted without au dible dissent after Jack former assistant superintendent of the delivered a denuncia tion of the commission admin istrative heads of the He said that he and many others had been discharged for participa tion in a union movement and that union members now in the institu tion did not dare appear at the The resolutions asked for removal of all members of the welfare commission and the ad ministrators of the school and authorize Fullmer fed eration to appoint a committee of three to investigate conditions at the The resolutions said that the in vestigating committee named by the governor was controlled by antiunion members and personal friends of the A move to reorganize the feder ation and revamp its voting and See Page Column 3 CAR TRAGEDY Collision Kills Six Women By JACK ROBERTS Two influential reli gious leader and a prominent lashed out at entangling European alli ances and the effect of commu nism on theAmerican way of They were Reuben Clark first counselor in the first presi Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday and Rose retired vice president and manager of the trust SecurityFirst National Los Both men addressed the opening session of the 23rd western re gional conference of the trust divi American Bankers at Hotel An estimated 300 dele gates and guests from 23 states are attending the which concludes Urges SelfReliance To avert a war of extermina Clark the United States must rely on its own strength and He de that most of the signatories of the Atlantic treaty were bank rupt and ruined by World War He said they be of little ielp to America in event of the L D S leader contin the treaty binds America to European nations for both eco nomic and military Russ Peace Try 18 women died a flaming death early Thursday when their automobile and another car bear ing soldiers crashed into a trans porttruck between here and Camp George Womble of the Kentucky state police said two of the three soldiers in the other automobile were Dead Identified He identified the dead as Lucy superintendent of the Jennie Stewart Memorial hospital at Hopkinsville Miss Maude assistant at the hospital Ropers Ann Roper Miss Mary Ann nurse Miss a visitor of Ann and Miss Mary a Womble said the soldiers tried to pass the transport when their automobile rammed into the rear of Ropers car and drove it into the side of the Ropers car and the trailer heavily laden with four new burst into flames on impact and blazed into an inferno fed by spewing gas and Burned More Than Hour It burned for more than an hour before firemen could bring the blaze under Bodies of the six women were charred almost beyond Womble The truck driver escaped injury and apparently go did tha driver of the soldiers he Names of the all three of whom are stationed at Camp were provost marshal at the said both the injured soldiers are being hold Bot tomly added that a search is being made for the driver of the Outstanding speakers at Wednesdays opening session of A B A western regional conference were Reuben Clark and They assailed influence of communism and entangling features of Atlantic treaty on Conference concludes ENTANGLING ALLIANCES Atlantic Reds Draw Fire at Banker Meet The speaker asserted for eign policy had been for the past several years and that it was dictated by men whose hearts are filled with Clark urged the nation and its leaders to follow a policy of pointing out that the problems of postwar reconstruction still are great In the event articles of the pact involving active military aid are said the con Senate Sets Vote On Justice Post For Clark Today 17 UR senate latn Wednesday agreed to vote at upon the nom ination of Tom Clark to be an associate jus tice of the supreme This agreement avoided pre vious plans for a session Wednesday night in order to act upon the Clark appoint ment to the highest Francis Myers who won the voting agree said the senate also will be asked to act Thursday upon the nomination of How ard McGrath to suc ceed Clark as attorney gen Myers said the time between 11 and would be divided equally between advo cates and opponents of1 Homer Ferguson and Forrest Donnell who voted against Clark when the nomination was favorably reported by the ju diciary have an nounced they want to make floor gress will not be robbed of its power to He said it was a false hope of the American pub lic to assume that the congress would not act in the event such clauses of tht treaty were The official said he doubted there had ever been a wholehearted effort on the part of administration officials to set tle differences between the and He termed the Atlantic treaty a military pure and sim See Page Column 6 Rental Control Areas Face Cut by Third 17 Federal rent controls will be lifted by 1 in onethird of the area they arc now Housing Expediter Tighe Woods an He said a cut in the congres sional appropriation for his of fices budget forced the Communities of more than 000 probably will not be affected by the and areas in which military Catauliamiiciils are iu cated will remain under Woods About 1000 counties now are under rent ceilings which are ef fective until next June Woods Up to 350 of these will be freed of the ceilings within the next four to six NationWide Cuts Half of the areas to be removed from control will be listed within a week or 10 Woods and the rest will be announced in a second list sometime before The housing expediter and his top regional advisers will meet in Washington Thursday to discis the first he We will look at the smallest and least populated areas and gradually go into larger com munities as we have Woods The cuts will be coun not concentrated in any one particular The decontrolling will not be in all by Woods In some large areas may be reduced in Standby Guard If any of the decontrolled areas get out of Woods we will come right back Congress has given us the job of enforcing the he went and if I have to go to congress at the end ofthe year for more funds to enforce that it what 1 will Woods said the budget of his office for the 1950 year was slashed by the senate from to and then cut further to by the conference committee of both The cut in he was made in spite of the fact that every metropolitan office has re ported an increase in workload of from 30 to 50 and processing of landlord petition and tenants petitions U running Roads Setups Reorganization Plans Asked by Truman Take Effect Friday 17 UP senate approved two of Harry S Trumans govern ment reorganization plans One of officially called plan give the strippeddown Labor department a potent trans fusion by transferring to it the jobfinding and unemployment compensation functions now han dled by the Federal Security The plan trans fers the Public Roads administra tion to the Department of Com It now is in the recently organized general services admin istration headed by Jess Take Effect Friday These plans and four others are due to take effect at midnight Plan which called for the creation of a new cabinetrank department of was killed Tuesday by an adverse Truman submitted the seven reorganization plans in Under a law passed this such plans go into effect 60 days after provided that neither house of congress disap proves them by a majority of its full Plans 2 7 met with opposition in the senate expendi tures Separate reso lutions of disapproval were for warded to the 1 was disapproved Tuesday night by a vote of 60 to Disapprove Plan 1 the resolution expressing disapproval of Plan 2 received only 32 with 57 against the The disapproval resolu tion would have had to have re ceived 49 votes for the plan to be Plan 7 came through 47 to with opponents of the shift nine votes short of the The house has no action sched Billion Arms Bill Wins First House Test 17 UP Thomas Utah and Watkins Utah voted against disapproval of reorgani zation plan They voted for disapproval of plan which transfers the federal roads agency to the commerce depart uled on the so that barring some unforeseen hitch they will go into effect Friday of Labor Maurice Tobin issues a statement expressing gratification at the senates action on Plan 2 He called it an im portant step in the rebuilding of the Department of and said steps soon would be taken to recapture other Leads Futile Fight Irving Ives led the unsuccessful fight against the He said the Labor department was not prepared at present to administer the unem ployment insurance and he complained that Truman had acted on only a few of the recommendations for strengthen ing the department made by the Hoover Unusual Combination But an unusual combination of 23 Democrats and 24 Republicans upheld the presidential Many of the Republicans who had voted against the previous Truman pro posals backed him on this Four other to which there isno opposition in either also will go into effect midnight They are 3 Provision for reorganiza tion of the post office department at the top 4 Transferring the Na tional Security council and the National security resources board to the executive office of the pres authority in the chairman of the Civil Service 6 Vesting administration authority in the chairman of the Maritime Pressing their investigation into five percenter activities in senate committeemon Wednesday questioned the leader of the Allied Molasses Perth The Harold testified paid John Maragon for help amid troubles over a sugar rationing order from the department of Probers Lash at Ask Maragon Indictment mrvXT f A 17 Karl Mundt Wednesday called Harry Vaughan a finagling bargainer full of bluff and and Joseph Mc Carthy demanded that John Maragon be indicted for Vaughan is Harry S Tru mans army a onetime Kansas City shine has become the friend of many a Washington including Mundts outburst came at a sen ate investigation subcommittees hearing after a former agriculture department employe said that Vaughan had put the heat on him to give more sugar to a New Jersey molasses Rations Banned The Herbert Hath said Vaughan made the at tempt back in the days of sugar Hathorn said the Vaughan wanted to get the sugar the Allied Molasses of Perth Am had been a flagrant Kirk Feels Out Touchy Points 17 Ambassador Aian Kirk threw out feelers for improvements in RussianAmerican relations on two touchy issues when he held his first talk with Premier Josef Stalin in Moscow Monday of State Dean Acheson told a news conference Wednesday that Kirk had mentioned person ally to Stalin American objections to Soviet jamming of the Voice of America radio programs to American hopes for a windup of the Russian lendlease settle ments that have dragged on now since the end of the last who treated Kirk in a courteous and friendlv made no particular commitment on the Acheson simply re ported that both matters were re ferred by the Russian premier to the Soviet foreign PALACE PRISON Czech Prelate Unseals Says Reds Hold Him Captive 17 Catholic Arch bishop Josef Beran charged Wednesday the Communist regime had imprisoned him in his palace and had seized all church funds in The 60yearold whom the Nazis sent to dread Dachau during World War Hj made his charges in a letter to the attorney Written it was never made public oy the gov Catholic sources dis closed its contents Since June I have been in terned in the Beran I am not permitted visitors and it is said that the archbishop for bade such Once in a pastoral let Beran declared his palace had been occupied by state The said that the archbishop was making propa ganda and that he is free to come and go as he who is head of the Catho iic church in ac cused the government of depriving him ot all personal freedom and all rights as Church sources said he has lived in a two roam suite in his palace since June These sources said the two rooms are constantly by secret They added that the Communists had opened the arch bishops private safe and had taken his personal and willful violator of dscart mcnt order suspending it from receiving any more Halhorn said Vaughan made it plain that he could get Hathorns Here Mundt broke in to say that previously he had thought oi Vaughan as a fumbling In this said he was a finagling Maragon Denies Count McCarthy made his demand for a perjury indictment of Maragon after Milton Polland testified that he paid Maragon by check and in help get Allied Molasses more Polland is a Milwaukee insur ancs man whose Harold is president of the mo lasses Last month Maragon appeared before the subcommittee at a closed Testifying under Maragon said then that he never had been paid any money by anyone for negotiating business with the gov This was read into the record And a canceled check of Pollands dated and endorsed by was made part of the subcommit tees Vaughan Leg Man The subcommittee is studying the activities of the five per These men offer to help businessmen get government con in return for a and the committee wantsto find out how much influence they actually Hathorn told the committee this story Both Maragon and he tried to get him to give the Allied Molasses firm the sugar it Maragon tried to Hathorn that he was an or leg of House Pressure Then he said that the general himself Hathorn said Vaughan began by observing Vve Democrats have to stick said when Vaughan felt that not co the general reminded him that he was very close to the president and a manin the White House could mean an awful lot to w man in one of the In spite of the Hathorn Allied Molasses never did get its Claims Cash Given the president of Allied didnt a very high appraisal of He doubletalks Ross He dont dont Thats all I could ever get out of Ross previously had said that he was hanging on very thin And so he had hired a Wash ington William Did you do anything else he was I just sat around biting my fingernails waiting for something to Ross So he turned to In addition to the money paid by his Ross said he per sonally gave Maragon after Maragon had said that he needed 275 to 47 Ballot Opens Heated Floor Debate 17 Harry S Trumans foreign arms program won its first test in the house 275 to when that chamber voted to take up the measure This touched off a debate in which the house rang with arguments for and against the historic plan to iirm friendly nations help Socialist Norman Thomas urged congress to delay the measure and try first to bring about universal disarmament Military aid from the is urgently needed because western Europe lives in the shadow of the huge Russian said Chair rmin John Kec of the foreign affairs leading the fight for approval of 17 the full War Potential Steel Mill Due for Tito The United States has granted Yu oslavia permission to buy the materials for a steel mill from an American government officials disclosed Wednesday The decision marks the biggest step yet by the American govern ment to strengthen Marshal Tito n his fight with It is the first time since the cold war began that the adminis ration has agreed to ship war potential goods to a Communist uled Alonths of Argument The shipment was approved after months of argument between the state and national defense de partments and other lop agencies of the The valued at approxi mately will be built by the Continental Foundry and Ma chinery of Pittsburgh and is to be delivered in 12 These government officials said it is a blooming and slabbing mil designed to process and refine steel ingots and would not increase Yu goslavias steel capacity but only its ability to refine Acheson Leads Fight of State Dean it was led the fight for ap proval within the arguing it was a calculated risk necessary to bolster Yugoslavias of Defense Louis John son first opposed the deal on se curity officials But ater he dropped his objections on he understanding the decision can reviewed prior to shipment in Jie light of conditions existing The Yugoslav in appealing for the right to place an order for the said it was essential to the Yugoslav recovery Congress Votes Gap Money 17 Congress voted Wednesday to let the air force and other important divisions of government go on spending money even though their current appropriations are still in The senate quickly followed the lead of the house in approving a resolution which will release the agencies from their flatbroke status as soon as it is signed by the Officially they ran out of money at midnight and couldnt legally buy anything or even pay the The stopgap allow ing them to continue their regu lar activities until Sept is the third such resolution adopted this Chsirman CISTSSCS Cannon of the house appropria tions committee flipped through the record books and said this was the first had hap Program of War This is an Insane a program of declared Vito Marcantonio of New only American Laborite in the What has happened in the countries of he was purely revolu ions were purely Lawrence Smith issued a statement saying the bill violates the spirit of the United Nations charter and is mili tarily indefensible in the age of atomic I believe it is necessary for congress to go halfway said John Vorys urg ing the house to hold back half the requested for Euro pean menibers of the Atlantic pact until they agree on a common plan of Vorys announced he effect by James Richards who was applauded loudly when he explained his Indication of Support The 275 to 47 vote approving pro cedure under which the debate be indicated that the bill has strong This vote was not a true test of sentiment on the since members often vote to allow a bill to come up and then oppose it when their amendments are The arms aid program received a formal blessing from a majority of the house foreign affairs com mittee in a report made public before the debate The committee called the presi dents plan an investment in Amer ican security and a protector of world But Norman the per ennial presidential candidate of the Socialist told arenate committee that congress should take the lead in an effort to achieve world disarmament before any further expenditures are made iii the ghastly arms Combined Committee Thomas testified before the com bined committee on foreign re lations and armed which reopened hearings Tuesday in or der to hear him and opponents of the including Henry Walter George subscribed toThomas suggestion for a congressional disarmament The Georgian said he thinks the United States should be moving in a direction different from the one it is We should have an affirmative American policy for he adding that such a pol icy cannot be founded on fear of another nation or toward Arthur Vandenberg agreed that an effort should be made to bring disarma but he said he could not agree to Thomas suggestion that the arms aid bill be delayed while he attempt re called his own suggestion recently that the president issue an appeal for world disarmament at the time the entered the North At lantic Churchill Asks Council Seats For Red States 17 Churchill asked Wednesday that Germany be ad mitted to the Council of Europe and that the 10 nations behind the ron Curtain be allowed to send unofficial representatives to its as He asked that an extraordinary meeting be called in December or January to admit Germany or at east to consider its He warned that a year lost in set g the matter be lost Churchill said many favored set ting aside some seats in the as sembly Curtain countries a symbol to prove our inten tionthat the assembly shall some day represent all Europe or all Europe west of the Curzon line which Poland from He received only slight applause at the end of the speech on admit tance of Germanyj which is pected to cause bitter debate among the Britain and France both oppose admitting Ger many at this I come now to the greatest and most important of all the ques tions that are before the 73 yearold statesman A united Europe cannot live without the help and strength of This has always been foreseen by the European to exertions our presence here is v It is early to judge the of the German elections M far we can yet appreciate the re many of us have felt en   

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