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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through WEATHER Clear to partly Warmer Details on Page 18 181 SALT LAKE WEDNESDAY 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Report Stirs Ritter Bid Vote Delay Walk ins Asks Probe Of Full Contents Before Judge Okeh 11 UP a second a senate judiciary subcommittee Tues day heard testimony on the fit ness of Willis Ritter of Salt Lake City to be federal district judge for The Salt Lake a law professor at University of has been nominated to succeed Judge Tillman re The headed by Warren Magnuson last week voted to recom mend The full com mittee sent the nomination back for a further Magnuson told reporters the subcommittee took np vote Tuesday but will discuss the nomination with the full committee Refer to Report Tuesdays proceedings brought vague references to a Elbert Thomas Utah on whose recommendation Ritter was spoke of an F B I He said he had questioned the justice department and was told that the FBI report contained nothing that in any way would interfere with our recommenda The presidents nomination of a federal judge is made on recom mendation of the justice depart of which the F B I is an j BLANDY TESTIFIES Planned Navy Cuts Imperil Security 11 Blandy testi fied Tuesday night that his Atlantic fleet and the national secu rity would be seriously endangered by proposed cuts in the The admiral one cut already tion of the supercarrier United States by of Defense Louis Johnson Blandy Fears limited command of Nehru Arrives In Pleads Unity 11 he puts an arbitrary limit on the navys ability to per form its major mission of com manding the Blandy appeared before the house armed services committee at an unusual night session to pile up more arguments why the navy thinks the present defense system overemphasizes the air force and its big B36 Navy Cut to Bone Questioned by Chairman Vinson j Blandy said he didnt think navy morale is at a dan gerously low He said he pre fers the word He said that certainly he thinks the navy is concerned and very much disturbed over the way things are going in the defense setup and what is to Vinson wanted to know what factors have brought about We are all Blandy of the projected cuts for next which we must begin to put into effect at once in the naval Those in my are going to be dangerously below the minimum estimate I have submit Socialist Leader Takes French Premier Offer 11 Frances hardboiled So cialist police accepted nomination as premier apparently satisfied he could form a new middleoftheroad coalition The 59yearold former min ister of interior informed Vincent Auriol early Tuisday night he would try to form a government to replace that of former Premier Henri which fell six days ago over labors demands for higher Moch appeared confident he could swing enough votes to en sure him of the necessary con fidence vote in the national as British Reject Red Plan On Germany 11 nists celebrated with fireworks Tuesdaj night the swearing in of j aging Wilhelm who holds a painfully colonels rank in the as president of a new German Com munistic The 73yearold revolutionary who fought for communism during the days of the the Weimar ted to the chief of naval opera Trges Carrier Fleet What effect would there be on the entire security of the Vinson Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru j very dangerous Arthur Watkins of leader of Asias largest Blandy told Utah also referred to a inonCoinmunist arrived Vinson previously has said on top of reductions contemplated in an appropriation bill for this Much of the subcommittees time was taken with questions based on a letter from Grant a former O P A district di rector for Utah white Ritter was rent director for the intermoun tain Not Fit Candidate Ivins said Ritter was not a fit candidate for the that he was tyrannical and abusive in his relations with In Magnuson said committee had received hun dreds of letters supporting Rit Among the he were the Utah Bar the Salt Lake County Bar the Weber County Bar the dean of the university law school and President Emeritus of the justices of the state su preme court and many Walter Granger Utah and Reva Beck Bosone Utah both indorsed Ritter in testimony as did John Carroll a war time O P Parnell Black and Calvin both Salt Lake Hasnt Read Report Watkins read to the com mittee a threepage letter reiterat ing his expressed in pre vious that the committee should investigate fully a re port which he said was examined by some committee He said he was told it contained 30 pages and raised serious ques tions as to the integrity and mor ality of the He said he had not read the report but added ments I did hear The have state raised serious questions in my mind as to what my duty is in I dont know whether the statements made are true or not They do put as well as the members of the on He recommended that Ivins and Quentin Cannon of Salt Lake be subpenaed to testify before the committee next Monday and I that any other persons named in the also be for a good will that American officials hope will make him an ally in the cold war against The heir to the mantle of the late Mohandas Gandhi was met by Harry S Truman and top American officials in an unprece dented welcome as he arrived from London aboard the presidents private the Wears Gandhi Besides most of his leading diplomats from all over the a guard of honor and a military band were on hand as the plane landed at National airport at clad in white a chocolatecolored kneelength coat buttoning to the neck and a white Gandhi stepped smiling from the He shook hands vigorously with the president and cabinet Then he and Truman stepped to a small speakers where the president welcomed his visitor as the loved and respected leader of a great nation of free Nehru replied that he was deep ly grateful for the warm that his trip satisfied his long felt desire to come to Feted at Tea He added the hope that India and two republics of the western world and the eastern still pending in Johnson plans the navy another Pumping hard for carriers and the development of modern new Blandy said it is essential that the development of aircraft be paralleled by the development of a carrier for for the same reason that larger airfields are needed to keep pace with larger landbased Such a carrier with would have the capability of operating at ex treme ranges from enemy bases and of providing the requisite mobility and This mobility and flexi bility are the essential ingredients of which has always been a recognized principle of And he suggested sc long as one service stays within itsap it should be pre See Page Column 1 Reds Nearing Canton Line In New Drive 11 Communist troops in an unchecked drive Tuesday thrust to within find many ways of 140 miJes of this dying Nationalist working together in triendiy and fruitful cooperation to our mutual advantage and for the good of hu Nehru was accompanied by his Indira Gandhi no relation to the late mahatma and Sir Girja secretary general of the Indian ministry of internal Following a small private tea in the Nehru was the guest of honor at a presidential dinner at Blair Chief Justice and Fred of State and Dean and Defense and Louis Johnson were among those Picture on Page 10 Murray Tells Steel Strikers Pension Victory in Sight 11 fa Philip Murray told his striking CIO United Steelworkers Tues day they will have victory Murray spoke to cheering strikers at as the government set out its fourth attempt at peacemaking in the economycrippling The Steelworkers and CIO pres ident ignored government olive branch waving and shouted to his men I assure you that before very long we will ail be The strike will be ended and the Steelworkers will be the vic The American people will be the Murray lashed out at leaders of the steel industry for denying free and insurance to their while looking forward to pensions pensions workers big noncontributory It firat speech on Workers chief John a pep stumping tour of major steel As Murray the steel strike blow continued spreading to allied industries with the International Harvester layoff of approxi mately 350Q employes at its Chi cago McCormiek plant due to de pleted steel Cyrus concilia tion started arranging meetings with industry leaders to see what can be done about halting the 11day shutdown idling First session will be with Beth Canton was in its last days or hours as a The next will be the wartime capital 600 miles to the The Chinese foreign office abruptly wound up its business in the middle of the That was about the time reports circu lated that the Communists had seized only 40 miles to the Canton technically still is the but that is Chiang Wins Support Acting President Li Tsungjen is expected to fly to Chungking The formal proclama tion of Chungking as the capital is expected about Premier Yen how suddenly turned up on For the island province built into a fortress by Chiang An official announcement said the premier went to Formosa for consultations with This seemed to spike widespread and apparently trustworthy reports that Chiang had arrived in Can the nations New York on lehem Steel 2 in Ching said sessions also are slated with the union in the peace Government intervention in the coal strike took a more definite Operators met at to talk over developments in advance of renewed contract talks Wednesday with United Mine face Chiang would possibly lose if hfi came here and didnt Only last July he vowed to perish in the defense of Canton if Vacates Trucks and mandrawn carts piled high with baggage flowed to the railway docks and the Plane after Chungking White Cloud air plane roared off to packed with Members of the Nationalist par liament cut short their session and republic and Hitler was elected at a rubber stamp session of the peo ples chamber and chamber of He was sown in at as titular head of the Soviet zone and he at once voiced thanks to Stalin and to The ceremony put the new state into without the formality of popular as an active opponent of the elected western German republic at Pledges Russ Trieups In his oath Pieck pledged to de vote himself to the welfare of the German He translated this to mean that the Soviet Union had acquired a new satellite whose welfare is linked with The Soviet union has imple mented the holy right of the Ger man people to devel unity and he We are to express in words our gratitude for the generosity of the decision by the Soviet union and Generalissimo Pieck then rode in a sleek auto mobile to Unter Den tra ditional highway of victory in Ber where the Communists had col lected the biggest rally since the days of Hitlers elaborately planned It was estimated were Celebrate With Fireworks Fireworks burst overhead and searchlights played on the darken ing lighting up bomb ruins with weird and distorted Then a thousand Communist police ringed the So eastern Germany had a gov ernment created in five The 400man peoples elected May from a single list of can didates in which 30 of the ballots were marked had declared itself a peoples or lower with full legislative It had ruled out any popular elec tion until a year irom It had unanimously chosen Otto Grotewohl The Com munistcontrolled state legisla tures had named 34 delegates to a chamber of or powerless upper At the joint session of the two Communist controlled chambers Tuesday every hand was raised in assent to the election of So viet Ambassador Vladimir Semi top civilian Russian in Ger beamed at The in a reconstructed wing of Hermann Goerings former air force rang with cheers for the republic and friend ship with the Soviet REDS ROUTED Russia Offers To Reveal 4Bomb Count Malik Restates Stand By Proposing Full Arms Census LAKE 11 offered Tues day to tell how many atomic bombs it if the United States will do the same and formally proposed a United Nations arms Jacob Soviet delegate on the security put forward the proposal after vetoing an American proposal for separat ing efforts to control the atom bomb irom the nonatomic dis armament He promised another veto on a majoritybacked French plan fr an arms census that would ex clude atomic thus serving notice that the recent Soviet atomic explosion had only hard Jened the Soviet insistence on counting atomic weapons every Adjourn Without Vote The Soviet resolution read The security council recognizes it as essential that states should sub mit data on atomic weapons as well as conventional The debate was adjourned until Friday afternoon without a vote on either census Malik repeatedly challenged the west to lay its cards on the Then he used Russias 39th veto to kill American proposal which j Qf tfle utah sUte igon amounted to a rejection of r Soviet demand for lumping atomic ew garden is Alvm and nonatomic weapons in the search for practical dis armament But he agreed to send the armaments commis sions separation plan to the gen eral assembly for information Stand Not New We think information should be submitted not only on conven tional armaments but also on atomic Malik The Soviet stand was not new but the fact that it was reaf firmed first time since Harry Trumans momen tous announcement of the Soviet atom 19 explosion put the whole atomic picture in a new It now meant that Russia was willing to announce how many atomic weapons it has if all other nations meaning United do the Hill Ousted as Report Of Break Leaks Out Norse Ballot Labor Slate 11 Premier Einar Gerhardsens Labor government has scored a surpris ing triumph by winning at least 86 seats in the new 150member tabulations from Mon days election showed Tuesday On the other the Commu who alone of all the Norwe gian parties opposed Norways membership in the Atlantic lost all but one of their 11 The latest but still incomplete returns accented a Labor trend which gave the government party an early lead in rural districts and fled either to Chungking or Forsnowballed as the counting reached Every ship and train the to Hong the British crown colony to the was Charge dAffaires Robert Strong flew to Hong Kong after removing the embassy shield from the Yokohama specie bank where he had his The bank build ing is the property of tht The popular vote was Labor nonSocialist par Among the the Conservatives had popular votes and 21 seats 559 and 20 seats Christian Peo and eight and and 13 Alvin Severson He likes Point of Mountain Mason Hill Has been warden since March Penologist Plans to Urge Sweeping Prison Change The man who will be in charge Senate Adopts Farm Bill Import Curb 11 The senate quit without passing its farm bill Tuesday night after adopting a restrictive amendment which one member said would pro voke a presidential The amendment would restrict imports of foreign crops selling at prices below the government sup port price for the same domestic Walter George said it would cripple the admin istrations reciprocal trade agree ments program and that Harry S Truman would veto the farm bill if it reached him con taining such a Votes 44 to 38 The adopted by a vote of 44 to was sponsored by Warren Magnuson but drew most of its sup said Tuesday night he has not been notified formally of any change in administration at the I still am working on the pro gram originally assigned to he I expect to have it com pleted within 30 days and likely will leave at that Severson was placed in charge of the prison Tuesday by Bracken Lee after Warden Mason Hill Wants New Setup The saM he is not prepared to make any state ment on his findings to but ssiid hie would make recommenda tions for ah entirely different ad ministration setup at the After an inspection of the Point of the Mountain Prison site Tues Severson expressed the opinion that when completed it will be a penal institution compar able with the best in the In the federal prison system nine Severson has been re sponsible for McNeil federal prison during one of three shifts Former Teacher Prior to his joining the prison he was a teacher and su perintendent of schools in Nor 13 He is a graduate of Augsburg Officials at McNeil Island and James director of the federal penal recommended him to the Utah board of correc tions with the statement He has a fine record in this after meeting Severson said the visiting official was told not to pull his punches in making suggestions and The board of corrections will welcome any changes which will aid in working out our Lee BOOST Session Finish Up to Solons 11 UP Senate Democratic Leader Scott said Tuesday he doubted that congress will be able to adjourn this although it still is possible if prompt action is taken on farm and displaced per sons The senate and house hope to ad journ Saturday Republicans port among senate j are ready to call it a day and most It was the only amendment ap proved during a long session driv ing for passage after Tru man urged his congressional lead ers to get together and pass a bill he can Senate Democratic Leader Scott ordered the senate to convene at 11 an hour earlier than in hope farm legislation can be com pleted and congress can adjourn j by Parity Cut Seen The president made ihis plea for a farm bill he can accept at an hourlong session with his con gressional apparently holding out for j highlevel price he failed to settle a fight among them on the new farm Chairman Elmer Thomas of the senate agriculture committee said the president left the impression he wants price supports on basic crops pegged permanently at 90 of Rail Crash Kills 25 BUENOS 11 UPh A speeding suburban train crashed into a freight train in Buenos Aireft Tuesday killing at least 25 persons and injuring 75 Police reported 25 bodies had been recovered and that more Democratic members appear to share that Lucas was asked after a meet ing of the Democratic policy com mittee whether he thought con gress could quit Saturday night Cabinets Pay ffike Voted By Conferees 11 Cabinet who havent had a raise in pay since got good news Senate and house conferees agreed to boost cabinet members salaries from to a They also approved a pay raise for more than 200 other top flight federal an an nual cost of The bill still must be approved finally by the house and but no opposition is expected And it still must be signed by Harry S but hes expected to do that enthusiasti Truman repeatedly has asked for higher pay scales for government saying that its hard to rate men unless the salaries are first Besides raising cabinet heres what the pay bill will do Steve undersecretary of will get annually he has been getting and the armed forces secretaries will receive a The secre taries of the navy ajid air force now are paid Most of the undersecretaries of the various departments will go up from to Also in the group are the director of the budget the federal security veterans comptrol ler general and the assistant to the attorney At is Edgar head of the who now gets Members of boards and com Officer On Carpet For Silence By RICHARD SQUIRES Warden Mason Hill of the state prison resigned Tues day and a Salt Lake police ser geant was called on the police chiefs carpet when his attempt to do Mason a good turn The state board of correc tions unanimously accepted the resignation of Warden Hill ef fective immediately as news of the midnight escapades of two prison trusties leaked out Tues Alvin federal prison expert who arrived Monday to diagnose Utahs ailing was named acting warden by Bracken Lee until next meeting of the board of cor rections Wednesday or The resignation of Warden Hill and appointment of Severson climaxed a chain of events that began shortly before midnight Stop Prison Truck According to a red prisonowned pickup truck was stopped by the police ambu lance shortly before midnight after the crew had noticed it run through a red traffic semaphore on West 2nd According to the men told police that they were just out for a ride but when they started acting funny they were brought into the There Rogers discovered them to be Hezikiah serving 10 years to life for second degree and Charles serving one to 10 years for forgery and parole vio He said he called the warden to ask if the two inmates should be out and at the wardens re quest had them delivered to the prison in Sugar K6 NO report of or livery was1 aetordfag to 8ft because I realised that Warden Hill was under a lot of heat Routine news checks of the prison were answered by all When upon the carpet for failing to make a Sgt Rog ers said late Tuesday that he wanted to do Mason a good according to Police Chief The chief said the absence of an official report was a slip on the sergeants but added that no disciplinary action was Lee first heard unofficially of the escape and recapture Tues day arid after conferring by tele phone with other board of correc tion members announced that Warden Hills resignation imd been The LMt Straw This is the last governor 1 The governor and the board re cently bypassed a recommenda tion by a citizens committee which investigated the prison that War den Hill be a vote of confidence waa given out by the The resignation proffered by Warden Hill within 30 minutes after the governor had been in formed of Monday nights by Leslie a board of corrections Burbidge said he has re ceived notice that a board of cor rections meeting will toe held Wednesday at 9 in the The governor said that one of the firat assignments given Lt Severson will be to investigate how Jones and Spencer obtained keys missions will go up from to the prison truck and fence gate to See Page Column YOU JUST CANT WIN Prisoner Chutes Into Sheriff s Arms 11 military prisoner bailed out of an air force plane on a dare over southwest Arkansas He was apprehended five hours later walking non chlantly along a The identified as Howard Shin of the Forbes air force base at suffered only a scratched He said it was his first parachute He is being hel din the county jail here for air force Sheriff Arthur Hicks and an unidentified courthouse friend captured the soldier at miles southeast of The sheriffs who explaned she was speaking for her said Shlnneman told them he jumped from a when the southbound ship was flying east of Nashville around 1 or He said he did it because the guys bet me I He didnt identify the Hicks described the prisoner M nice She said he seemed to be in good spirits when they brought him to the county She said her husband and his whom she identified only as a courthouse friend went to the Buck range community and followed rumors until they caught up with She explained residents of the community had seen a man wearing a uni form cutting in and off the roads and Shinneman said he walked about five in mud after he At the Barksdale air force base public information officer said Shinneman and nine other prisoners were being transferred to future home of the Forbes A when Shinneman made his spectacular was being taken to Shreveport to face a general courtrmartiaL I
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