Salt Lake Tribune, September 16, 1949

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September 16, 1949

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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS totormoantain Network Station KALL Monday Throntb WEATHER Partly cloudy dwr south Details VOL 155 SALT LAKE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1949 PRICE PTVB CENTO Murray Pins Peace Onus On Big Steel Fairless Hurls Back Blame for Impasse In War of Telegrams 15 UP steel industrys contract Crisis turned into a battle of telegrams Thursday while the nation waited to see if its going to have a countrywide strike A twoday exchange of sharp ly worded wires between CIO United Steelworkers Philip Murray in Pittsburgh and Steel head Benjamin Fairless in New York apparently led up a blind Murray called on big steel to accept promptly the presidential boards peace pattern or take the blame for a He charged the corporation is trying to force a Waiting Word OH Meet Fairless reiterated he will not accept the recommendations with out He told Murray the responsibility for a strike is not The union accepted the board recommendations and said it is ready to go to the conference table if steel does Fairless re plied he is ready but still waiting word when the union wants to have the next Murray wants acceptance of the board report The board recommended a 10 cent hourly package covering com pany financed insurance and pen Fairless doesnt like the non contributory He argues the findings are not binding on any Fairless told Murray his call for acceptance is nothing more than a repetition of your dictorial mes sage of Wednesday that we must accept the recommendations of the presidential steel board before your union is willing to resume col lective bargaining Declined Ultimatum He added I now confirm that we declined to accept your ultimatum which is both unfair and contrary to the assurance given to in advar by the president of the United States that the recommendations Of the board would not be binding on either Fairless said he is still waiting word on when the union wanted to have the next meeting to study pensions and an adequate con tributory program of social in toward the cost of which United States Steel will contrib ute to four cents an hour as its He said the responsibility of a strike is not and urged the union to set a tima and place for Xo Conciliation Plans Officials of the federal concilia tion and iiieuialion service in Washington said they had no plans at present for calling the two parties Four hours Murray charged in a telegram to Fairless that big steel is deliberately try ing to force a walkout on his Murray said Steels answer to plea for plain talk was a flat rejection of recommenda tions of the presidential board for settling their labor Trying to Force Strike Murray wired Fairless It should now be plain to all that the United Sates Steel and the other steel producers who are slavishly following the pat tern of refusal set by United States Steel are deliberately seek ing to force a strike upon the union and upon the American The union still hopes that a strike in the basic steel industry can be We are ready and willing to re sume collective bargaining and to reach prompt agreement with you and the rest of the industry on the Whats a state fair without cows persons Utah state fair wont have to go with the bovine like the pair exhib ited by Ross will be all over the as emphasis is on Photo by Van TribuneTelegram Sources Hint Coal Strike 4Word Looms WHITE SULPHUR 15 strike talk filled the West Virginia air There were those who thought the decision was less than 24 hours Coal operators flnri the Mine Workers again wrangled on two White Sulphur Springs and Some union sources hinted pri vately the word might go out There was nothing upon which to base pre Coal now on a threeday wouldnt be back at work until next Monday any Lewis Repeats Threat UMW John Lewis was in White Sulphur Springs for a session with northern and western He was saying nothing except to repeat thAt the Cleveland Trust could make coal operator James Francis pay back royalties if it wanted A unionoperator it comes this week be over the payment of the 2Cc a ton royalty which goes into the miners welfare fund for pensions end other Refused Coal Royalties head of the Island Creek and Pond Creek Pocahontas Coal in West is among several southern operators who did not pay the royalty due Lewis sent a second mes sage to Cleveland Trust saying that as trustee for the Holden estate the giant hank could force Francis to make Northern and western operators went into session with Lewis and his aids a few hours after a con ference at Bluefield broke up once Southern coal producers and union who have been holding separate contract bargain ing are to meet again at Bluefield next The southern session Thursday morning lasted three just HIVE OF ACTIVITY Gates Swing Open Today In Utah Fair Ceremony By SANDY SANDERSON The Utah state fairgrounds was a hive of activity Thursday as women and youngsters from every part of the state started early and nijrht to m labored far 49r into the fair the best as well as the biggest in Opening time is Friday at June Miss Utah for will cut a and then j every display will be set up just every piece of farm ma chinery oiled and dusted and every animal curried and The fair is expected to be a mirror of to show the prod uce of its land and of its peo basis of the boards recommendalong enough to accept a UMW tirtrto fnv proposal for another FactFinders Serve as Says Truman Eyeing Steel 15 President Harry S Truman indi cated Thursday he thought it was Well understood his steel factfind ing boards plan for settling the steel dispute was intended as a guide for He told his news conference there a decided difference between accepting the boards findings out and accepting them as a oasis for negotiating a strike averting The presidents comment came a hot argument by Steel Benjamin Fairless in New York and C I O Philip in over what weight should be given the fact finding board A reporter noted the president had given assurances in advance that the recommendations were not to be binding on either The reporter asked whether it was now proper for Murray to demand Steel accept the findings Truman replied he had no comment on that because he is hoping negotiations will progress to a Is he was quali fied to draw the distinction be tween acceptance as a basis for negotiations acceptance out right The president said he thought there a decided First Serious B36 Crash Kills Airman FORT 15 huge biggest off a runway Thurs day with flame streaming from an engine and smacked into Lake killing at least one Eight of the 13man crew were Four were unaccounted It was the first lime a B36 had been in a serious crash since the giant bombers began flying more than a year and a half Crashes on Takeoff The plane was attempting a takeoff at Flames shot from one of its six pushertype en gines as it roared down the run It failed to gain altitude and scooted out over the lake about 200 yards before The nose section broke off and The rest of the plane stayed partially Cecil Scott public information said the dead man was William Seymour of Fort The in jured were taken to the base hos They included Toy Hus band of the and John Keene of Cites Roll Call Keene told Eighth air force opera tions that all members of the crew answered his call before he the Richard flight said he stood atop the fuselage as the plane settled into the water and called off the crew He told Cecil deputy commander of the Eighth air that all men were ac counted for at that Rescue teams were searching Thursday night for the four miss ing The rescued also included Harry Hollo way Shumate Staff Quentin Freed Staff Bradshaw and Staff Sgt Jack It is a time for summing for praise of achievements and for a reevaluation of future goals in the light of secretaryman ager of the said Thursday had wCSTt lor bi more meaningful fair and that the state has responded far above ex The home arts section will be double that of last For the first time the industrial will be completely filled on both floors with more than 125 exhibits and more space is Entries for the stock show division will as large as the last three years Numerous 4H Entries A large number of these entries have been made by 4H club mem bers who Thursday afternoon herded prize calves into special stalls in the cattle building for a beauty sheep and even rabbits and poultry cot the same treatment of grooming and brushing and hair Stalls were and spread with clean Climax of this activity for 4H members will come at Saturday when youngsters from judging teams criticize their own Results will be compared with professional judges from Utah State Agricultural 400 VVS1 Participate In all more than 400 4H club members will participate with homecraft forestry projects and exhibits on better community Helping to open the fair with a concert at and again at will be the John Sex ton high school marching band from The which has won national champion Germans Okeh Chancellor By One Vote Slim Margin Given Adenauer Reflects New Republic Rows 15 UP The German lower house by a majority margin of one vote Thurs day elected Konrad Adenauer as chancellor of the federal republic of the first German chancellor since Adolf The Bundestag lower house approved the Christian Demo cratic party leader by 202 to the smallest possible The constitution requires that he get a majority 202 votes out of the 402 in the Adenauer Vote Decisive Adenauers accession to the chancellorship came by the slimmest possible The de cisive vote was his Absentees ant abstentions fig ured largely in the closeness of the balloting that elected Ade the large number not coupled with failure of some members to be pointed up the weakness of the There were 44 13 voters absent and one invalid bal lot in a vote which reflected the dissidence and argument which has highlighted the first week of the new German republic where squabbling has been the rule rather than the Adenauer Accepts Adenauer immediately accepted when bundestag President Erich Koehler asked him if he would take the Koehler then pro claimed him chancellor of the republic which includes the three western Koehler recessed the session un til Friday E D T Thursday without Adenauer having taken the formal oath of Adenauer in an interview four hours after his election ruled out all possibilities of a friendly atti tude or understanding between Russia and Germany until land ceded to Poland is returned and all Germans east of the iron cur tain are freed from Soviet Asks Free Hand Adenauer believed the occupy ing powers viuulu giVu Aiikii a free hand in foreign policy and brushed off questions about the rebirth of He said trade with the eastern zone should build up a psychological unity but it should never support the Soviet A coalition comprising the pokerfaced Adenauers own Chris tian Heuss Democrats and the German Party will form the Ministers Ask Russ Push Austria Pact 15 The western big three Reciprocal Trade Bill Goes to White House ministers climaxed their foreign confer ship Also adding San ence on cold war political issues by calling on Soviet Russia Thursday night to resume broken off nego tiations for a satisfactory treaty With of State Dean British ITorelgii Ernest ise vin and Foreign Minister Robert Schuman of France also hailed the formation of the new Bonn gov ernment of Germany as the suc cessful culmination of their plans for dealing with the German oc cupation after the breakdown of four power The three met behind closed doors at the State department for nearly four A joint corn is en route to Austrian treaty color to the fair sibie new working arrangements in will be the amusement and rides and also exchanged munique said they explored the poa See Page Column 7 Heres Calendar For State Fair Today Here is the calendar of events Friday as the 49er Utah state fair opens 10 at union tion of John Sexton high school band of and drill of the band at entrance to fair June Miss Utah of 1949 will pre side over cutting of ribbon at North Temple entrance grounds as fair is opened of escorts Miss Barlow to counties display building for 3 concert in fair grounds Band concert at on Ice views on current developments in Yugoslavia and the The session concluded three days of a full dress review of political problems facing the which Schuman joined A final session may be held on Saturday to take up Far Eastern questions which were not touched on Thurs Negotiations for an Austrian treaty came to a halt i at London with the foreign ministers deputies far apart on Russian de mands which Acheson said would saddle burdens on Austria which that country could not sustain and remain Moscow has failed to reply to an American pro posal that the negotiations be re sumed 22 at Now YofkT The foreign ministers naid ttiey reaffirmed their desire to fulfill the obligations assumed by the western powers and Russia in the 1943 Moscow declaration for an independent On they said they were both pleased that the agree ments reached in London In 1948 and in Washington in 1949 have now so successfully culminated in lodge Sherman Given Truman nod for supreme Former Solon Wins High Court Place 15 UP Harry Truman Thurs day picked Sherman Minton of an original new to be the new associate justice of the supreme Minton who once sat next to Truman in the now is a judge on the federal court of ap peals in fle was ap pointed to that post in by the late Frarklin Minton will succeed the late Justice Wiley Rutledge who died His selection was in line with expectations that Truman would pick a liberal since that side of the high bench was halved by the deaths of Rut ledge and the late Justice Frank Other Appointments announced the ap pointment at his news conference in which he also disclosed that Judge Walter now Judge of the district court for eastern Illinois at will be named to succeed Minton on the circuit court of Casper now judge of the Fifth Illinois will succeed Lindley on the federal bench for the eastern district of Although Truman had been expected to pick a liberal to suc ceed his choice of Min ton crossed up speculation that he new appointee would be a Catho Howard Murphy Last Catholic the iast Catholic on the had been replaced by form er Tom a Pres a is a Protestant but claims no particu lar church is married and has three He was at his home in New Al when announcement of his selection was His only comment was Tm profoundly grateful for the presidents confidence in I hope I may prove worthy and I shall endeavor to the best of my ability to do Calledln Morning Judge Minton said the pros TwoYear Extension Clears Senate in 62 to 19 Ballot 15 senate late Thursday gave Harry S Truman another major plank la his legis lative program when it passed the administration bill for a two year renewal cf the reciprocal trade The vote was 62 to Administration forces succeeded in killing all restrictive dents call offering the appoint carne Thursday morning he was still in bed at his ment while home He said the president sounded He always Hes a splendid We were pretty close friends in the by extremely close pasaed the bill just as it was approved by the house last It now goes to Truman for The big fight was made on the Republicansponsored peril point amendment to discourage the cut ting of tariff rates below danger points declared by the tariff com It was 43 to Still Closer Then came still closer votes on other all of which were The bill extends the reciprocal trade to Passage came at the end of a twoandonehalthour session of senate roll calls marked by breath taking squeezes for the adminis Two impose import quotas on furs and were rejected by close The oil sponsored by Elmer Thomas to limit Imports to 5 of domestic lost by a onemargin 41 to The fur eponsored by Joseph McCarthy to impose quotas and other restrictions on fur finally was 43 to But it took the administration four roll calls to put over that Adopted an Flint Vote On the first the amendment was 43 to There were two other involving parlia mentary to get it back for final rejection and Barkleys vote broke a tie each The senate voted S3 to 29 to re ject an amendment proposed by WOULD FUND Stant 1 Thomas voted for extension of the reciprocal trade Walking Thomas voted against the peril point Watkins voted for the amend Hugh Butler which would have forced renegotiation of all 13 existing reciprocal trude agreements to insert an escape Gold Pricing Study Wins Board Okeh WASHINGTON 15 A study of the hot question of the price of gold was unanimously rec ommended Thursday by the mittee on gold oZ the international monetary The funds board of directors is expected to approve the plan at the boards closing session The plan is a compromise which ended an angry temporarily at Seeks General Increase Gold producing South Africa sought a general increase in the now set by the Treas ury at J35 an a figure rec ognized by the of the Treasury John Snyder strongly opposed an Snyder offered the compromise approved It calls for an inquiry by the funds executive directors into An earlier South African pro posal that half of all newly mined gold be sold without a price All other relertht considera Thus the study could be if the executive direc tors to include the question of a price increase for all Averted Pfsoerd The comproniUi apparently averted angry discord at Fridays final joint session of the monetary fund and the World At Ot the iSIiBUua World banks board of governors Czechoslovakia bitterly criticized the banks lending poli saying political factors are guiding loans to member Pavel Czech government made the He is chief economic adviser to Klement Gottwald of Czechoslo Speaking before nearly a score of foreign finance Eisler reportedly charged that the bank has failed in its announced policy cf aiding reconstruction in war de vastated The senate then voted 61 to 19 to kill an amendment which would exclude handmade glassware and pottery from the trade agreement Several other amendments were rejected more The bill as finally passed will revive until June the presidents authority to negotiate reciprocal trade agreements with other Passed by House It was passed by the house ear lier this year and now goes to the White for Trumans j Arthur Vandenberg SelfHelp Vandenberg Tells Europe 15 MPV signature Most of the closing debate cen tered on the controversial peril point Republicans and Democrats made it a party Only three Edwin John Joseph and Elmer deserted party ranks and voted with Republicans for the re All 43 voting against it were The clause would have required the president to explain publicly any time he approved a reciprocal trade agreement which cuta tariffs below a danger point set by the Federal Tariff Starts Antitrust Action On 6000Grocery Chain NEW IS The federal government brought an antitrust suit Thursday against the Atlantic and Pacific Tea which sells groceries to esti mated daily The suit would prevent A A P from being Its own wholesaler and break the giant food chain into seven separate a move that would reduce the number of corner grocery stores owned by the parent A4P from 6000 to around The company Immediately an nounced it would fight the suit and charged that it was an at tack on all efficient largescale The government said the suit would step up competition and perhaps lower food prices in gen It charged that many cf the nations shoppers are sub thc establishment of the federal residizing the company because its court in New York against of Western wholesale branch sells other grocery stores at higher prices than it charges It also charged A P with get ting discriminatory price prefer ences over competitors and se cret prices and rebates from in dependent As a re the suit other stores are forced to pay more for food and The company does 7 of the nations food the suit so the alleged subsidy for A ft P comes from the pockets of 93 of the American who buy groceries from The suit alms to force the two main owners and the parent com pany to divorce their manufactur ing and processing business from the buying and selling Howard McGrath announced in Washington that suit had been filed in federal district told western European na tions pointedly Thursday night they must take Immediate steps towards selfsufficiency and greater cooperation among them NO matter what our cooperative disposition or our selfinterest there are definite limits to Amer ican resources which can safely Invest in foreign the GOP foreign policy leader Recognition of this fact la as important to you as it is to us because our unweakened strength s a common asset for us These limits must not and will not be Writers Club in what is expected to be his lost major public speech before entering a chose as his forum a dinner of the overseas writers club for 50 visiting news papermen from 14 European coun The Michigan senator made his remarks on the global military aid program before undergoing a physical checkup physicians have may lead to a major Vsndenberg is the rank ing Republican member of the senate foreign relations commit Vandenberg observed that the United States and its partners are winning the cold war and that the momentum of an honorable peace is n high Viewed Senate Votes He viewed senate votes on re cent major foreign as setting our general and very deep conviction that the free world must work together for its com mon Interest in collective and to atop another war before it he told ttie European writ while the task is well it it only just ;

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