Saturday, October 1, 1949

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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS VrM fetennounteiu Network Station KALL Monday Thmth Frtdty WEATHER Partly cloudy with llffct aJtat nooa OB IS 170 SALT LAKE SATURDAY OCTOBER PRICE FIVE CENTS Steel Workers Walk Out LDS Head Opens 120th Conference Apostle Says New Trend Hits LiBerty Free enterprise and personal liberty are in serious jeopardy in the United and the of 1950 and 1952 will determine whether the country remains free or under the domination of those who would establish the socalled welfare members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints were told Speaking1 at the 120th semi annual conference of the church in the Salt Lake Jos eph member of the council of twelve declared these elections will be the most critical in many years and it be hooves the people to make an un prejudiced study of the issues in volved for those who will uphold constitutional Smith Presides The conference was opened be fore a large crowd in the historic building by George Albert 79yearold president of the who pronounced his blessing on the and admonished them to be ever alert to the great strug gle between good and evil now taking place on the Smith aaid the world ii in pitiable and while God has been counseling the people through the prophets all down the ages they have been unwilling to ioiiow His He promised that those who live righteous lives will fee more he than suspicion and the attitude which some people have of unkiadness toward their fellow Raps at Intolerance Smith declared that If the people of the world observed the ten commandments there would be no wars and other sorrows dis tressing he must repent and correct their Merrill deplored the fact that certain powerful forces are now setting out to defeat those supporting the TartHartley He said success would bring about a welfare a destruc tion of personal liberty and free The speaker said that in the minds of many working people the TaftHartley act is but he wondered how many actually have readthe law and understand His view was that the law im poses equal rights and responsibHi ties on both employers and em and he asxed what fair minded citizen would have any other kind of He added that if the law needs amendments then they should be Denounces Selfishness Merrill denounced unjusti fiable and insatiable selfishness and what he said is a growing de sire on the part of many people to get more and more for less and In this they are spurred on bv he As an example of what he called the gimme ht cited de mands being maie ou obtain big corporations for corporationfi nanced pension In last analysis the cost of these would be paid for by the he The speaker said in his opinion a pension plan paid entirely by the employer is wrong in principle and bad for the employe He agreed with those who consider Jt fair for each and pay half the cost of such Merrill warned his listeners that certain labor have the countiy by the throat and un less their power is limited the country will be under their domi Column Picturesque View of LDS Leaders in Historic Tabernacle Eldred patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday was speaking as this plc twe was taken during opening session of churchs 190th semiannual conference tn the Salt Lake A combined Ringing Mothers efaortu of Jordan valfey gion and Provo white sang during Senate Approves Pay Boost For Civil Service 30 The senate voted Friday to add to the pay of about federal It voted a raise for postal then added another for civil service The house approved similar increases but with different The final depend in the agreements they This is what the senate voted Friday to do for Up Bureau Hsads Postal a flat CONFERENCE PROGRAM SATURDAY 10 tab 2 tab 7 priesthood SUNDAY 10 tab 2 tab 7 c r Sunday School union semiannual con annual raise to all regular employes and boost the starting salary from to It also included increases for postal work ers hired parttime or on an houriy The house meas adopted would pro vide a hike starting salaries to and boost the pay rates of hourly Civil service the salary ceiling for bureau heads and topranking officials from to and grant an average increase of yearly for classified The house passed a smiliar bill Tuesday pro viding a ceiling for top of and a pay raiss for the classified Widen Aid Laws The senate also passed by a voice vote Friday a bill to liberal ize the government workers com Blast Shakes Florida SO mysterious explosion Friday shook the entire northwest Florida area and was felt is south ern Plaster tumbled from and windows rattled here and at 70 miles to the north Military and civilian iiithorities plans were seeking an ex pensation law covering disability and Paul Douglas estimated the annual cost of this measure at about He said a similar bill approved by the house would boost that total to because of a retroac tive payments clause it Under present law the maximum compensation payable in the case of injury or death is a Disability Hike The senate measure provides for payment of from 66 to 75 of pay in both disability and death with a top limit of a It ajso would boost the flat benefit for any dis ability from the present to a and hike the mini mum payment for total disability from to a Ail three of these bills probably wil go to a senatehouse confer ence to iron out Industry Upswing Again Slashes Rolls of Jobless 30 ISt ranks of the jobless dwindled by in Septem second successive monthly drop in unemployment shown in the latesummsr busi ness The census bureau reported a decline to a total of of Commerce Charles Sawyer called it grati fying The unemployment picture was by per than in July when jobless ness reached the peak since The ntsxier of smploysiJ moved downward to a total of civilians at But census said the drop in total employment since August was smaller than that seasonally expected when young workers are quitting their jobs to return to Completes First Quarter Of Year Billion in Red 30 The government finished the first quarter of the new fiscal year Friday about in the red and with prospects strong for going deeper into the Guesses on the budget deficit by the end of fiscal 1950 next June 30 ranged from by an administration expert to by Harry Flood It had to be guesswork because the final outcome will depend in large part on what congress does about a lot of appropriation bills which are three months late and awaiting Experienced expect that spending will run even higher for this fiscal year than the peacetimerecord of contemplated in the presidents At the same they voiced belief revenues would tall short of the January fore Newest treasury complete through Wednesday showed originally counted upon to better last year by seven per Have actually shown only a two per cent gain so The itxpcnditure side of the looked even Spend ing was running some 22 above last year u compared with presi dential forecasts of only a 13 in The office figures through Sept showed that while taking in in the first three months of fiscal the government has spent causing a Deficit Strike Halts Genevas Output But Utah Coal Tieup Ends I One strike was terminated and another was started in Utah Friday Each involved approximately the same number of The Geneva Steel operations went down ta standby basis during and the steel strike was officially on at a minute past The struck operations included the Geneva Ironton plant and iron mines near Cedar The Kiegley quarry in Utah coun where employes are repre sented by an AFL was shut down because of the cloning of the steel Relieves Emery TensUm Approximately 3850 men were involved in this strike but a small number of these will continue work to protect plant The coal involving about 4000 Utah miners was terminated effective But less than threefourths of these will have jobs to return to vice president in charge of operations of Geneva Steel said the Geneva Columbia mines will remain closed for the time being because of the steel The company has a large stockpile of coal on The two mines employ more than 1000 Relieves Emery Ttenslca Whether the mine of Henry Kaisers FonUna steel plant will resume operations Monday was not definitely known Friday The back to work notice for the coal miners relieved the growing tension in Emery county over union picketing of nonunion mines and public But reports from the lines indicated that some of the unionists favored a contin uation of the picketing in a drive to organize the struck To Cheek Situation Earlier in the day Brack en Lee sent two state officials to the area to keep in touch with the They were Joseph superintendent of the statt highway who had re turned from Emery county to re port and chairman of iJie state industrial commis Officials of tha steelworkers union and of Geneva Steel said they expected everything to be orderly in the steel George United Steelworkers staff and Ronal business man ager of the Geneva said the union would provide crews to carry on operations necessary to protect the plant Keep Ovens Going Two batteries of coke ovens and one blast furnace at Geneva will be kept in operation on a tailed One of two batteries of coke ovens at the Ironton plant will likewise be kept going to pro vide protective Other small crews will be provided for the elec tric power plant at Geneva and for BACK TO PITS Principals Lay Strike Blame At Foes Door 1 Saturday nationwide steel strike began at EST Philip president of the CIO United called of his unionists off their shutting down the vital steel industry from coast to The news wasnt angry argument over fw insurance and pensions has been going on for it with dramatic At Murray disclosed that telegrams had gone out to local calling the strike at expiration of the presi dential Immediately negotiations col Make Angry Statements Murray and the president of the United States Steel Benja min got out angry statements in which each blamed the other for the nations first steel strike since In his statement Fairless aaid the instead of giving in on any had made fresh de including a request for a wage increase of 30c Then tlje negotiators went When theyll meet nobody Long before the final news came mills were shutting Workers were leaving their Picket lines were set And the White House had said that Harry S Truman would tslte so fiirthsr Step in the Shutdown Complete Murray sent his strifes orders to workers at 53 basic steel at BO iron aiaing companies and at the American Can with 23 plants from New York to Califor Workers in 23 states went Murray put olame for the strike on the giant of the industry wltt This is the company which sets the pattern for the Said Murray This strike has been forced upon the union and the American people by the The re sponsibility fdr this strike entirely upon the Complete Impasse Retorted Fairless in hit state ment Our collective bargaining ne have come to a com plete impasse because of the un reasonable attitude of the The argument has been going on since Finally it boiled down to one central point A program of in surance and pensions for steel The union wanted them company financed steel insisted the workers help AH during this last frantic day government mediators tried to find some point on which each side could But by jioon Federal Mediator William Margolis was pessi By afternoon he admitted the situation was gloomier and gloomier and by nightfall he was saying only a miracle could pre vent the That miracle never Begun Much Earlier Unofficially the strike had be gun much All day long came reports of furnaces being of workers leaving their One of the last hopes for an other delay faded when Tru man decided he would not inter vene again Three times previously Tru man had truues in the long squabble that had its beginnings last One truce was for 60 The next was 10 The last was six See Page Column 1 FALL WARSAW Poland Refutes Mutual Aid Treaty With Yugoslavia 30 lfl The charged the embassy with Jespt Polish government Fri day night it had renounced its treaty of friendship and mutual aid with Thus Poland became the second Communist nation to fall in line with Russia in denouncing treaty relations with Hun gary was the first A note handed to thi Yugoslav embassy tn Warsaw and released by the Polish press agency said that Yugoslavia is trampling and bringing to naught the treaty signed in The note demanded the depar ture from Warsaw of seven mem bers of tat Yugoalav It rwies onage and diversionist Polands scraping of the like similar actions by Moscow and was hinged on the Budapest trial of former Foreign Minister Laszlo The Polish note said the trial has demonstrated that as a re sult of the full subordination and servile execution by the Yugoslav government of instructions from imperialist a policy hostile towards the USSR and the peoples democracies is linked with the organization of a counterrevo lutionary plot directed against the independence and of the countries of the peoples democ Lewis Order Ends West Coal lieup Sept 30 John Lewis Friday called off the United Mine Workers noday work week in the anthracite and coal fields to prevent loss of those coal Under heavy pressure from busi ness and the Lewis ordered Pennsylvanias hard coal miners snd miners west of the Mississippi river to return to Theairaouneemesi DM W vice at White Sulphur said titt orders were sent out to minimiKe losses to an He explained that suspwision of min ing in anthracite and western fields wan not vital to Contract ne Miners Jn the big commercial and industrial fields of West ginlaj Alabama wid other states of the Mississippi were not affected bythe Kennedys announcement prompted Qeorge man for northern and western op charge that this was proof that the 19 walkout of miners was planned The return to work orders went to locals in the northeastern Penn sylvania anthracite region and to locals In New Okla Wyoming and Socialists Split In British yt Election 30 The British Labor party split Friday over timing of the next general election when a powerful lef taring segment demanded an early Prime Minister Clement surviving a parliamentary debate that was more political than eco stui was reportec to be holding out against an election be fore next when it is re quired by Winston Churchills Conserva government to call ft snap elec tion oefore its fiveyear term ex pires aext Labor Asks Vote The Conservatives were Joined Friday by the influential British the which asked Labor government to re sign and hold early elections as the only patriotic realistic and cour ageous course for meeting Brit ains financial The leftwinff Labor bid for a quick election come from Michael member of member or the Labor executive committee and editor of the week ly Labor Foote UAually cpcaks for the wing of tne Labor party which looks to health minister Aneurln former Welsh for Bevan is on the editorial board of Reverses Stand Footes editorial this wtsk ing for an early election is a re versal of the leftwings previous desire to stay in office jmtSi next The toftwing has been the strongest advocate at zatton of steel be pitted tn parliament next sprinf only if the govamiaeat completes tts full it would take two yeaw more to go through UM I