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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah This Is a Million Dollar Day In L Read the Advertisements RADIO NEWS 1 N Mermountaia Network Station BALL Monday Throoib Friday WEATHER continued warn Drtalb oa Pact 20 SALT LAKE THURSDAY NOVEMBER PRICE FIVE CENTS Polk Blasts at Backers Of River Authorities Warns Reclamationists to Shun Fostering Autocratic Bureaus By MALMQUIST Reclamationists should not permit the need of electric power revenues to mislead them into fostering autocratic govern ment in the other fellows business which they to vigorously oppose in their own Harry president of the National Reclamation told delegates to the organi sations 18th annual convention at the opening general session in the Newhouse hotel Wednesday There can be no question said as to the desirability i of fullest development possible of hydroelectric power from multiple purpose dams But we Senator Deems Water Plan Unfit for West Belief that the regional author ity plan of river basin develop ment is unworkable in the arid where water rights are so was expressed Wednes day by Joseph OMahoney at a press in Salt Laks City to address the National Rec lamation said the valley authority vehicle might be suitable in those areas where there is an over abundance of wa Plan Disruptive But in the where water rights have been vested in the states and controlled under state laws for so he maintained that the authority idea would be to The Wyoming senator pointed out the unified and coordinated development of an entire region can be accomplished through co operation of the without imposition of a federal He cited the states of upper basin of the Colorado which have agreed upon a division of the wa ter and development as an Hits Rcorganizatfoa chairman of the senate interior and insular af fairs said he was con fident congress would liberalize the reclamation He added that his committee early in the next hold hesrings on interior department reorganisa tion proposed by the Hoover com He expressed a dislike for the recommendations of the majority remarking that it would in effect make interior a depart ment of public works and transfer such functions as public domain grazing administration to the de partment of CAB Appoints Air Crash Probe Panel 2 The Civil Aeronautics board Wednesday appointed a panel of aviation experts to fix the blame it seems to exercise great lest under any mistaken con cept of evaluating aids to irriga we assume the role of foster ing autocratic powers in govern ment under some other name such as valley authority we contend so vigorously Jeopardize Program Power distributed and sold pure ly on a cost of production basis from tax free projects built with taxpayers money through injury to our economic easily jeopardise constructive de velopment of meritorious proj Appearing on the same program with Polk were Michael commissioner of rec who reported on the present status and future pros pects of and Bracken Lee of who wel comed delegates by urging them to shun the pressure group tech nique of trading votes for some thing they know is not right to get votes for something they be lieve is Warns Against Deals When you make those kind of the governor you are destroying what you should be fighting The governor espoused the phil osophy that the government should stay out of ail types of business and serve as a referee to prevent exploitation of the people by any special He specifically voiced his opposition to the valley authority in reply to charges that the NRA had become the tool of special interests through the inducements of financial con tributions from improper aimed a barb at Commissioner Straus but it did not evoke a Defends Organization Remarking that at last years had in sub stance made such a charge against the Polk added Strong resentment was pressed by your ex and Straus was asked to substan tiate or withdraw his He has done Substantia tion obviously was not within his Why he failed in the latter I leave to your own Turning to the charges of Henry Jackson of Washington questioning sources of the organ izations income and its legitimacy as a spokesman for western water Polk said The congressman requested the You are familiar with the efforts of your president to sup ply these And now I want for the worst airliner crash recorded that this kind of dema The federal agency acted as divers groped in Potomac river mud for the few missing bodies from the submerged wreckage of an Eastern Airlines DC4 trans port in which 55 persons died Tues A P38 fighter flown by a young Bolivian air Erick Rios rammed into the airliner both planes were about to land j ct National i The CAB said public hearings on the cause of the disaster will begin as soon ss prob ably early next Harold a board member and World War I fighter will head the Inquiry CAB Chairman Joseph OConnell said the investi gators will take a formal state ment from Rios as soon as doctors pronounce him fit for At Wednesday night 4 bodies had been recovered and 47 positively Picture oa Page Mine CO Dies PORT 3 Guggen 88yearold mining died Wednesday Death came to the imiltimil lionnaire copper king at his Long Island estate Trillara The family said his health had been failing for several Guggenheim was the last of the sons of Meyer Guggenheim who made up Guggenheim broth one of he largest mining com panies in the goguery will again be given the dignity of a who was the next made no reference to this phase of the presidents Conclusions and recommenda tions of Polk included That the association should con tinue its efforts to liberalize the basic reclamation That careful consideration be See Page Column 2 Murray Stiffens Terms For Steel Settlement Inspect Army Engineers Exhibit at Parley Marshall editor and first president of the Natirthal Reclamation and grass roots spokesman for Utah water inspect army engineers MAJOR TALK TODAY 6 8 Hurt In Tragic Cincinnati Fire 2 most tragic Cincinnati fire in five years brought death Wednesday to six persons and injury to eight Flames raged through a three story apartment Only five residents escaped The dead included three two women and a boy about eight years One of the dead Alma Alexander Law nu w mmrlsa m Okla whose soni also per he paul civic auditori ishedand Malone 42 I who was were heroines Truman Polishes Speech For Paul Centennial ABOARD PRESIDENTIAL EN ROUTE TO 2 Harry S Truman headed for the middle west Wednesday on the anniversary of his surprise 1948 election victory over the Republi intent on reminding the voters hdw and why the Demo crats still are in He will speak in Paul at Thursday as the climax of a special Truman day and Minnesota centennial cele The to be delivered in of the Orme pushed one man out of a window and probably saved his She and her James were found dead near the who lived on the first discovered the blaze and rushed through the knocking on She is in General suffering burns and It was not a spectacular It simply swept through the burned a few rooms and blocked the occupants in their Two hours after it it had been Fire Marshal Harry McNay es timated the building damage at Reports from the hospital were that the five died from burns or while Goldie to injuries received when she jumped from a thirdfloor PeerTredicts Briton Vote Date as July 6 2 Labor Peer Lord former George Muff of Hull said Wednesday night British general elections would be held next July But he later indicated he was just making a prediction with no actual knowledge of the His set off a flurry in government Telephone in the office of Prime Minister Clement Attlee jangled Brigham Young Predict Auto p Truman Yes Senator No 2 Democrat and a Re publican Wednesday publicly praised Salt Lake Citys wide But they disagreed on the reason the streets are that Addressing the American Society of Harry S Truman said the citys founder Brigham anticipated the George Malone insisted they were laid out for ox The president said I will say this to you We havent enough There isnt a city in the United States that was prop erly planned to begin I know of only one whose streets were laid out in anticipation of the and that was Salt Lake The old man that laid out that city really had in more ways than Malone said the president was adding Salt Lake streets werent measured for Brigham Young said every street must be wide enough so he could turn a double yoke of oxen with two wagons in the middle of the street Attlee Refuses Comment Attlpe refused to confirm or deny the peers The asked one his secretaries to investigate had taken Lord a laborite since 1919 who was made a baron in made the flat statement at the end of a speech in the house of He said I venture to say that when the general election comes on Thurs July the noble lords opposite will still be sitting op phrase indicating his belief the conservatives would still be sitting on not gov ernment Five Tears Later Later he told a reporter The date I have mentioned is just five years after the last general elec I have been right in fore casting the date of every general election except and in my forecasts of all seats won and Asked by another reporter if the date was a he said I know as much as you All responsible Labor party lead ers who could be includ ing Morgan the denied any knowledge of setting of an flection Phillips said Lord Calverleys statement ap pears to be the expression of a private with new oratorical blows against Republicans and southern Demo crats who continue to oppose his fair deal The train got under way at Asked about his speech as he came on the president said it would lie nonpolitical and bi Drank Buttermilk One year ago the president drank buttermilk at Excelsior outside Kansas then slept while anxious politicians watched the election returns role up in un expected victory over Thomas the highly confident Republican presidential Before leaving Washington Wednesday the presi dent made an offthecuff speech to the American Society of Civil He alluded to his socalled point four plan of assistance to underdeveloped foreign areas which was contained in his Jan state of the union Struggle Going On There is a struggle now going on between two hi One is backed by a moral and one is backed by no moral My he is to show that the ideology backed by a moral code can do the best for the people of the I am just as of that as I stand The president expressed a be lief that if this country could raise the standard of living abroad it would mean more prosperity Presidents Stroll Nearly Causes Him to Miss Wife 2 UP Harry S Truman almost missed meeting his wifes train Wednesday because he chose to walk the 17 blocks from his home to the Union He loves walking and set out on thinking he could make it on after he heard the train bringing Truman from Louis was running While he was en how the White House received word the train was on time imd Truman would be late if he walked al the Secret service agents picked up the president in a car about seven block from the station sna got him there in time to greet Leftist Unions Given Boot At CIO Meet 2 CSVTwo left wing unions were kicked out at the CIO convention Wednes day and the unions executive oard was given sweeping in to oust nine or 10 The first to be expelled since the CIO came into being 11 years ago were the United Electrical Work CI Os third the Farm Equipment Shortly after they were given the boot for sabotaging CIO policies and the con vention pushed through a special resolution aimed at covering left wing The resolution instructed the CIOs 51man executive board immediately to exercise its powers to take appropriate action to protect the CIO from persons following the line of the Communist any Fascist or ganization or other totalitarian Last Chanre Seen Whether all the nine or 10 left wing unions still in the CIO will be expelled still was not dis Some observers believe a few of them might be given another chance to get back into the good graces of the ful right wing Only about 50 of the conven tions 613 delegates rose in oppo sition when resolutions to expel the two unions were put to stand ing There was not even any debate on the Farm Equipment who had defied a yearold order to merge with the right wing United Auto Workers IUEBMW In ah effort to capture the bulk of the the executive board chartered the International Union of Radio and Machine Workers at a special meeting between conven tion The new right wing affiliate will hold an organizational con vention in Philadelphia Broad wood hotel starting James Carey will head up the but will retain his post as CIO George vice president ol the textile noted the delegation had bolted the convention He said the delegates should come here to debate this issue but they havent got the gut to face Indiana Mines Spurn Lewis Settlement Bid 2 bold bid by John Lewis to drive a wedge between coal mine own ers resisting his demands failed The Indiana Coal Operators rejected Lewis invitation for a negotiated settlement of the eoal strike in The issues involved are national in character and cannot be recon ciled to district Harvey secretary of the declared at Terre Governors Appeal The 45dayold strike has kept soft coal miners from the pits and has begun to threaten fuel supplies of utilities and other vital The idea of separate Indiana coal peace talks was first broached by Henry Schricker of Indi Lewis quickly Cartwright said he was send ing the operators decision to who had appealed to Harry S Lewis and the operators to end the strike j which had brought he called a tragic situation to Rejected Offer Cartwright s statement added On July 27 and subsequent the operators representa tives proposed that the 194849 national bituminous coal wage agreement be continued in effect until March The United Mine Workers rejected this pro Cartwright contended that the Indiana operators cannot add to their that the public will not pay more for Scraps Fact Finder Report For Bethlehem Formula 2 CIO Wednesday night scrapped the recommendations of a special presidential factfinding board and indicated that it would a better offer to settle the strikes at Steel and other big Murray said on a nationwide radio program that the Dethlehem pension formula would set the pattern for settlement of the 33day steel Before the Murray declared that the Bethlehem pen sion formula was better than tha Henry Blaekmer Teapot Dome figure Pays Tax Count On Blaekmer S fine Wednesday squared multimillionaire Henry Black mers income tax ac counts wh the federal govern The 80yearold onetime head of the Midwest Refining who on 21 quietly ended a quar tercentury exile in was sentenced to pay the fine on four counts of income tax evasion to which he had pleaded guilty five days after his arrival in theUnited States from Two perjury indictments also pending for more than 25 years were dismissed by Federal Judge Orie Phillips because of lack of as recommended by gov ernment The Denver oil and mining tycoon escaped a jail sentence be cause of his age and ill Phillips said physicians reports showed that Blaekmer was suffering from gelt bladder and heart ailments and that imprison ment might cause his I do not believe the ends of justice would be served by sen tencing the defendant to Phillips He also pointed out that Blaek mer had long since paid the gov ernment the taxes and interest on the alleged unpaid income taxei totalling more than Phillips ordered Blaekmer to pay J5000 on each of the four in come tax Biackmer showed no emotion as the judge announced his decision but Blackmers Harold plainly wai satisfied with the In a few Biackmer paid his fine to the federal district court clerk in the form of certified settlement suggestions of the spe cial presidential Same Terms he added The union wants the Bethlehem settlement applied to the Industry it wilt try as best it knows low to establish a uniform con tract On the Murray dodged a direct question on whether his1 union would call off the rest of its steel strike for settlement terms providing companypaid pension and insurance plans costing about 10 cents an hour for each as recommended by the This was a sharp departure from Murrays position last September when he demanded that the steel industry accept the presidential boards recommendations as the only settlement formula in the steel pension Bethlehem Formula Wednesday with the bet ter Bethlehem formula safely Murray said that and not the presidential boards recom was the pattern for the steel industrys 1949 labor con Earlier Wednesday Murray said his steel union negotiators wera trying to work out tentative agreements to offer strikebound companies to get the wqrkera back in the mills while noncontributory pension details are worked The union has held conferences with Jones and Inland and Great Lakes Steel and has held telephone conversations with Youngstown Sheet and Upa Company Cost Some observers believed that Murrays insistence on the other companies matching Bethlehems agreement was holding up settle ments because that formula would cost some companies more money than the ten cents recommended by the steel The Bethlehem agreement calls for minimum employerpaid pensions at age including gov ernment social security benefit to which both workers and em ployers plus an insur ance plan whose cost would shared by the workers and the Steel Local Reports Inland Makes Offer INDIANA 2 Steel Workers union local 1010 said Wednesday that Inland Steel has proposed a strikesettling pension agreement similar to the Bethlehem A union spokesman said that Inland offered 100 a month mini mum pensions and other terms similar to the Bethlehem agree The steel firm also stipulated that terms of the agreement would be ironed out while the men are back to Murray said at Cleveland that he was seeking agreements which would permit the steel strikers to go back to work while fins pension details are ironed out Admiral Sherman Sworn In As Navy Operations Chief 2 Standing before 40 admirals who henceforth will be his subordi Forrest Sherman was sworn in as chief of naval operations Wednesday and re ceived a good luck wish from the man he Louis Present was none of the bitter ness which brought about Den felds interservice row over whether the admirals will go along with Trumans uni fication policies as administered by Secretary of Defense Louis The oath was administered by Secretary of the Navy Francis Matthews only a few hours aft er he disclosed he had offered Den feld the post of commander of naval forces in Xuropean Denfeld asked and re ceived 60 days leave during which he will decide whether to tain it I or who was fired because he sided with the admirals in the unification stood beside a prounification during the ceremonies and was the first to shake his hand and wish him Denfeld toas saluted and cheered bv some 200 naval officers and civ ilian employes as he left after the After administering the Matthews told the assembled ad mirals that they owed a very grave obligation and high respon sibility to the nation and the This apparently was a veiled reference to their antiunlflcattsa In extending what he had eaOtd the important new post to Dw said it would per mit the admiral to round out Ma naval career as a stateman well as a distinguished naval
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