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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS fetormoiuitein Network Station BALL Moodi Through Friday WEATHER Fair Saturday and slightly Details oa II 15 SALT LAKE SATURDAY OCTOBER PRICE FIVE CENTS Denf eld Ouster Stirs Storm of Protest Solons Demand Matthews Johnson Denies Reprisals 28 storm of protest broke Friday over the firing of Louis Denfeld as the navyf top and at least two congress members demanded that of thr Navy Francis Matthews Matthews met Denfeld facetoface and offered him a new lesser but Denfeld kept on whether he will accept it or throw up his 40year naval career An Walter said the admiral probably would do the William Knowland called for Matthews to re sign so that a new top team can function he said it is imperative for Matthews to Clamors for Scalp George Bates also clamored for the scalp of who insisted that Den feld be shifted from the post of chief of naval Harry S Truman announced the shift Edith Nourse Rogers said the ousting of Denfeld and announced cuts in naval strength had thrust a dagger into the heart of the United States What the enemy could not do by torpedoes and kami politicians have achieved by the fatal blue liquid spray of a Rogers Den felds special said a number of naval associates of Denfeld have told the admiral they were ready to turn in their Karig said Denfeld advised them all to stay In the Will Consider Ouster Chairman Carl Vinson of the house armed services com mittee said the ouster will be dealt with on the floor of the house in and in his com mittees report on the armed serv ices Vinson charged that Denfeld had been forced to walk the plank in reprisal for his testimony before the house committee in angry hearings on the split in the mili tary high Denfeld told the committee two weeks ago that the navy attack power was being ruined under the unified defense Deluged by expressions of sym pathy over his Denfeld said in a fighting speech to navy men Friday that no other service and no individual is going to hurt the Confident of Right And to a friend who telephoned from the 58year old admiral declared Im sure I did the right I have no regrets of Defense Louis John Bon denied Denfeld was ousted in reprisal for his congressional tes Johnson injected a new twist into the bitter controversy in a letter to Bates imply ingthat the admiral was removed because he lacked the necessary qualifications for the job as chief of naval In Bates demanded that of the Navy not Matthews is absolutely unfit to hold the Bates said His naval experience is nil and he cant even row a Replied to Attack Replying to John son said he had sent a memo to the civilian secretaries of the navy and air force saying there must be no reprisals as a result of the hearings on Capitol But Johnsons memo went on This is not to of that there will not be some changes of assignments within the depart ment of Such changes will occur whenever in dividuals show themselves to lack the qualifications for jobs to which they have been and as other individuals show themselves to possess the necessary qualifica Sherman Ukely Successor Johnson did not indicate what other individuals he had in mind as a possible successor to The name of Vice Forrest Mediterranean task fleet has figured most prominently in speculation for the top navy Comment from congress mem bers generally sizzled with anger at what they termed the purge of and it was clear that Trumans action in dropping the admiral had shocked a big part of the In a more restained how several congress members declared it was inevitable that Denfeld should go after his bitter testimony that a landlocked high command was scuttling the Confers With Matthews In a dramatic meet Denfeld conferred with Matthews behind closed doors this noon to discuss a possible new assignment for the A navy handed to said that at the close of the conference Denfeld nsked time to consider developments affect ing a new duty RED BUGABOO Nations Chief Signs Huge Bill on Arms 28 Harry S Truman Friday signed into law the money bill to provide arms aid to western European members of the Atlantic pact and other antiCommunist His signature brought into ac tion a peacetime military assist ance program unprecedented in American of State Dean Acheson and top military leaders have pro claimed the arms program a vital plank in cold war and an essential step to discourage the vast Russian military machine from attempting easy aggres sion against weaklyarmed Demo cratic For Pact Signers The bill provides for Atlantic pact powers which have joined with the United States in a pledge of mutual defense against Communist Also provided are to continue military aid to Greece and Turkey to be split among Iran and the Philippines to be used at Trumans discretion to aid anti Communist forces in China and other far eastern trouble Acheson told a news conference last week that the civil war in Greece has been substantially and that it may now be possible for the United States to cut down on military May Save Money part of the money ear marked for GreeceTurkish aid may not actually be Truman also has given no so that he plans to use the money provided for China j at the insistence of Republican I congressmen who denounced the i administrations hands off Messages of Goodwill Pour in to Admiral Louis with reads messages from friends and wellwishers at home after Harry S Truman fired him from his post as chief at naval Seen bringing more to couple is the admirals John Ouster stirred wide Tycoon Stops Million College Fund 28 Millionaire George Armstrong announced Friday night he has withdrawn his offer of a endowment military to Jefferson I have concluded to withdraw 2000 CHEER FEAT Crew Rescues Texas Tot Trapped in Well Shaft my offer to endow the college and Cheers and hand came to give my estate to the Judge Armstrong foundation now under attack by the Truman new deal ad he The 84vearold Texas manu Bobby fell into the abandoned shaft about as he was A 12yearold playmate saw him and spread the His rescue came after three steam compressed air and volunteer pick and shovel tore the earth from around the Bobby dropped down feet lodging Rescuers were successful in working a rope when Bobby appeared after his I over one of his but they 28 Bobby Andrew a threeyear old tyke with reddish golden fell down an 18ft cistern shaft but frantic workers res cued him three hours He was rushed to an Austin where his condition was reported Theyve got him Hes cried men and women watching as master mechanic Miller of had held him A I1C JL CAaa J facturerand Mississippi land bar the Austin fire department lifted The president also signed a bill pn js hnown as the judge since tinv bov from a cut in to let the Rural Electrification sdjhis youngdays in Texas when heitne side of the eSht that ministration finance farm teleJwas a county News Surprises Board Bomber Plans Given Switch 28 The air force Friday announced the cancellation of a program to convert seven huge Northrop fly ing wing bombers from piston en gine to jet power because of a redetermination of aircraft re The air force said it is consider ing the possibility of increasing j its order for Northrop F89 Scor pion jet allweather or night of a liberal His announcement was contained i in a letter to Elliot pubj lie relations counsel for the col It carne as a surprise because the college board of trustees is j scheduled to meet here at 9 j Saturday to take formal action on j Armstrongs Armstrong indicated in his let ter he withdrew his fabulous offer to the 147yearold prep school in nearby Washington after a statement by trustees Thursday saying there is no desire or in tentionto alter or change the col lege charter and that students of all denominations may and shall be admitted to equal advantages Cost of Living Takes Sharp Summer Rise 28 UP The government Friday con firmed housewives suspicions that living costs rose rapidly at the end of The Bureau of Labor statistics said its cost of living index showed Fortyeight of these engine fighters now are on order at Northrops i Conversion of one propeller powered flying known as the will be continued to per mit further study of the flying wing the air force it washed out the pro gram for using one of the con verted jet wings as a flying test bed for the a gas Objects to Statement The judge said the trustees statement signed by Stanley Gerard Brandon and Joseph repudiates one of the conditions under which he had agreed to endow the The condition called for the ex clusion of persons of African and Asiatic descent from the Armstrong denied he was op posed to the Jewish and Negro A midAugust and turbine propeller engine or turbo1 races as such but added I am op jet developed by posed to racial WOMAN DIPLOMAT Ambassador to Denmark Takes Oath From Acheson 28 UP Eugenie a Min nesota farm took the oath of office at United States ambassador to Denmark Friday first American woman to hold this top diplomatic With gloved right hand raised the chic 40yearold mother of two teenage children solemnly swore to help defend the United States from all foreign and while Secretary of State Dean Acheson watched with sur she turned and planted a my country and my great dem ocratic and I am hap py that I am going to another great She said she has great admira tion for the people of Denmark and she felt they are interested in the United The swearingin took place in a tiny oaklined room of Achesons Only a few friends and rel atives and State department offi cials and Hurbert Hum Anderson is the Democratic national committeewomcn for The price barometer rose one half of during the 30day By it was 27 higher than 1946 when price controls lapsed and about 70 above the prewar 193539 But even after the the cost of living still was 12 lower than it was at the beginning of last the bureau Part of Upswing Other official reports mean while indicated the price rise was part of general upswing in the nations The Commerce department said total sales of manufactured goods rose during September to highest of any month this The department also said pub licly reported eash dividend pay ments by corporations totaled in an in crease of 7 over the feared the rope would slip and release the boy or he would be injured if they tried to puli him They didnt know whether there was water in the bottom of the Bobby continued to slip down the pipe as work and he was standing on the dry bot tom when the hole was cut Fireman Miller handed Bobby but gently to police Otton who put him on a As a cordon of police and firemen held back some 2000 Bobby was wrapped in a blanket and rushed by ambulance to Brackenridge Bobby is the son of and James The family came here six months ago from Hack The a print stood at the side of the shafts calming and reassuring his son as the rescue work prog A light shining down the shaft gleamed on the boys and an oxygen thrust down the shaft shortly after Bobby kept pumping oxygen until work ers cut through to the Its like a night said Bobbys after the I never saw so many people get together to help in all my Gow said rescuers knew Bobby was alive because the child cried when the flashlight beamed down the shaft was turned He quit crying each time the light was snapped on 48 Die in Plane Crash On Azores Mountain IN sy2 YEARS Strikes Shove Output To New Low By ASSOCIATED PRESS The coalsteel strikes have pushed the nations October indus trial output to the lowest level in three and a half the Federal Reserve board estimated It forecast an drop in production below September to the lowest point since the spiing of There also were these other strike effects The coal strike hit at Chicagos water forcing a cut in pressure in half of the citys 12 pumping Suggests Food Supply Ray Madden suggested that federal surplus foods be supplied to improverished families of steel strikers in In He advised Gary and East to seek such The striking United Mine Work ers union approved emergency ar rangements for supplying coal to food processors and private homes in the Pitts burgh district where the need is These developments came a day after Harry S Truman said the strikes have not yet created a national emergency that would justify an act by him to halt He said that day still is a long way Thus the job of settling these strikes is in the hands of Federal Mediation Chief Cyrus Ching and the disputants Meets With Steel Ching met again with represent atives of the Steel in New York but gave no report of He has been talking fruitlessly for more than a week with representatives of the indus try and the striking CIO United Steelworkers The steelworkers struck Oct de manding free The coal dispute was at a stand Northernand western oper ators have broken off their nego tiations with John Lewis United Mine Contract talks with the southern operators are in re cess until The coal who struck want increased pension and wage The mine owners dont want to pay out anymore than the old contract Thomas Faces Fraud Trial 7 ExBoxing Champ Among French Ship Victims PONTA Sao The Oct 28 Salvage groped their way Friday night about the charred wreckage of an Air France Constellation on a Sao Miguel moun seeking bodies of the victims and clues to the cause of None of the 48 persona aboard Air France an There was mourning in the field of art and Marcel French middle weight boxer hoping to regain the world was one of those listed as perishing in the darkness early Friday on the 3500foot high Al garvia Remigio promin ent Cuban was another aboard the air bound from Paris to New Concert Violinist Dies Miss Ginette French con cert the French portrait painter Bernard Boutet De Monvel and a group of American business I men and women were others among tne 37 Eleven Ameri cans in all Eleven crewmen made up the death Georges once a boxer said in Paris in France has lost one of its greatest It is a true period of national Charred bodies and of flesh were found over a radius of 500 For or five bodies were more or less but were not immediately the searchers France Probe The bodies and pieces of watches and even money which were scattered over the terrain were taken to the church of Aldeia a coastal village nearest the scene of the A French technical mission headed by civil aviation Inspector Louis Mirepoix arrived to maka an Sheepherders in the vicinity said they saw the plane aflame before it The craft crashed near the tip of the 90 miles by sea north of the Santa Maria air where it had been scheduled to land for The In command of veteran Capfc Jean da la dropped out of radio contact with ground bases after a mes sage at EST Ready to Land Having accomplished first part of trip ready to land at on Santa Maria weather being Eight hours later the wreckage was on Sao 90 miles north Santa which lies at the extreme southeast side of the Portuguesead ministered archipelago in the east 28 Parnell Thomas Friday was ordered to stand trial next month on fraud charges after a federal court was advised the longailing lawmaker now is well enough to handle two to three highballs before dinner and three to four cigars This report on Thomas condition was included in a detailed clinical analysis prepared by two private Marcel Cerdan Exmiddle weightchampion dies in Lewis Helped Sap Trustee Says 28 The United Mine Workers multi million dollar welfare fund was dissipated by John Lewis and Styles Bridges their fellow trust Ezra Van told a federal court Fri Van Horn made that charge in asking the court to free him from any liability in a suit asking an accounting of the The suit was filed against all trustees by George Liven a Pennsylvania miner after three the pension payments were halted Lewis and Bridges or dered the halt over the dissenting vote of Van who on the same day turned in his resignation to the mine owners he represents on the Both UMW represent and the neutral previously had filed an swers to the They made gen eral denials of Livengoods charges that Lewis had suspended the wel fare payments as a political weapon in an improper attempt to use the fund as lever for ex tracting concessions fromthe op erators in negotiations for a new Van Horn told the court he con tinuously voted against the im proper expenditures from the a year welfare fund physicians They examined the which ia financed by the mine own 54 year old congressman last ers through a 20 royalty fee Wednesday at the request of Fed each ton of eral Judge Alexander Faces 32 Years Holtzoff promptly ordered that Thomas be on hand 7 when the twicedeferred fraud hearings are scheduled to get under onetime chairman of the house unAmerican activities was indicted warm kiss cm the lips of her Her home is in Red j Acheson congratulated her and I She never haa been in i said he proud to have her in I She intends to leave for Copen Clothlng Prices Hold Prices oC about everything con sumers except were involved in the costofliving Food led the way with a rise of eighttenths of Clothing prices declined one tenth of House which bad been dropping in price steadily for almost a reversed the trend and advanced fourtenths of Rents were up an average of threetenths of 15 food price index figures 50 foods for western cities in hagen with her two children early j eluded Salt Lake up in alter three weeks of from but down the diplomatic I will be Ander son to represent my peostudy StaU department Jfrom one New York Place on Ticket NEW Oct 28 jamin Davis convicted Communist may retain his place on the ballot in his race for reelection as city a state supreme court justice ruled Justice Benedict Dineen re fused to restrain the board of elections Davis name on the ballot for the 8 a was one of the 11 Communist party heads con victed two weeks ago of con npiracy to advocate the violent overthrow of the govern ment He is in jail pending an appeal but still is seeking to retain his council The suit asking a temporary injunction against the elections board was brought by five tax payem headed by Hans an charged with conspiring to defraud the government out of I by padding his office pay roll and through kickbacks from his If the 54yearold lawmaker faces a maximum of 32 years in prison and fines amount ing to Holtzoff also ordered Thomas former Miss Helen to appear for trial She was indicted on a conspiracy charge at the same time Thomas was if faces a maximum of two years in prison plus a Army Spurns Tests Both have been free under bonds of respectively since the indictments were re turned by a federal grand jury here last The medical report on the pres ent state of Thomas health was ordered by Holtzoff after defense attorneys sought to win another trial The army had refused to handle the medical examination at Walter Reed hospital where Thomas was operated on for a stomach disorder last era Air force weather had officials said turned They could not why they had heard nothing from tha plane after its Cerdan was flying to New York with his Jo and his Paul for a title fight at Madison Square Garden 2 with Jake Lost Title June 18 He lost the world middleweight championship to LaMotte in De troit June 18 after injuring his left arm in the first He had been a national hero to the French and in his native Also aboard was Miss Ginette noted French violinist who was to give concerts in 21 North America cities next Her brother and piano accompa nist died with Miss Neveu was levied on eacn ton or At the time the payments as a fantastic success on a previous tour of the United Bridges reported in the fund had dwindled from Boutet de on July 1 to portrait painter and son the equally well known artist Van Horn complained that Boutet de an all practical purposes his trustees denied him any part in business persona were ministering the He said the Americans on Air had complete and passenger The Ameri charge of the money and were identified as his requests for specific of New tion about its Page Column S WORLD NEEDS Barbershop Singing Opens SevenState 98 But broadened With preliminary chords and the suggestion that what the now that the societys needs is more close harmony members to closer the a include Clare Wilaori convention of and Edwin opened here Friday of present The close world harmony past international vice presi gestion came from Ken Way for the district to be chirf Jvdfft and Hes a member of the international board of Society tor the judges secretary for Ten will Preservation and Saturday morning 10 of Barber Shop Quartet Singing the best men will Unf Gathering were an expected a public concert Satur delegates from the to determiM tht chapters in South convention will wMd tip U Colorado and east Keen America in hanaonlM btMNM
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