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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS MO hlermoiutaia Network Station EALL 48 WEATHER wtth SALT LAKE THURSDAY DECEMBER PRICE FIVE CENTS Coal Strike Calls Out Thomas Drops Plea Of Innocent Republican Self Open to Long Term in Fine 30 UP Parnell Thomas brought his congressional pay roll padding and kickback trial to a sudden and dramatic halt Wednesday with a surprise plea of no The surprise move lays the 54 yearold New Jersey Republican open to the same penalties he would have faced had he pleaded guilty or had he been Thomas withdrew a previous plea of not guilty and threw him self on the mercy of the court with a technical plea of nolo conten all tight against the Mtadmwn Penalty This opened the way for the ecurt to impose a maximum penal ty of 32 years in prison and fines totaling on the former chairman of the house committee en unAmerican It also can cost him his ayear house seat which he has held 13 in government attorneys said he will be barred forever from holding further public Federal Judge Alexander Holt who accepted Thomas said he will impose sentence 9 and that Thomas can remain free under bond until that Muat Accept Penalty Court sources said there can be no appeal from whatever sentence is the government promptly quashed fraud and conspiracy charges against the congressmans former secretary and codefend Miss Helen who had exposed his activities to the Miss Campbell was not accused of profiting from the arrangement in the indictment Thomas filed false pay roll claims totalling nearly for three congressional employes and col lected of it in Launches Spy Hunt The charges covered a period from 1940 through During the last two years of that time as chairman of the house unAmerican activities launched some of the most sensational Communist spy Investigations in modern The HissChambers now be ing tried in New grew out of hearings before his At the time he was Thomas protested it was repri sal on the part of then Tom Clark against one who has stood up against the enemies of this country and did not cower before Thomas quit fighting on the third day of his trial on charges that he padded his pay roll with persons who did not work in his office and then diverted the salar ies to his own STILL RETAIN FAITH Parnett Thomas accompanied by leaves Federal District in Washington where he fe on trial on chargei of defrauding the overnmwrt through pay roll He has announced that he will not contest nolo the Nationals End New Zealand Labor Control 13 MONTHS IN PRISON Acheson Rips China Reds For Holding Fliers 80 UP of State Dean Acheson Acheson said tartly that fear of losing face a foolish ori Wednesday warned the Chinese i Communists the American public New 30 Zealand voters ended 11 straight years of Labor party rule by sweeping the Na1 is aroused and angry over the does not accept it as a guide for 30 Alfred uriseoll was informed Wednesday it is his duty to call a special election if a va cancy occurs in inhumane treatment of two tional party into power in Wednes days general returns showed Wednesday The Laborites conceded defeat to the national which advo cates free enterprise and is linked closely with the British Common The balloting preceded general elections in Australia and Britain i of Angus Ward in which the Labor party faces a i at and other Communist that seems tb He added bluntly that he personally foreign navy fliers whom the Reds He also delivered an implied re have held incommunicado for 13 j buke to the Isbrandtsen Steamship of New York for risking its At the same he rebukedI vessels in blockaded waters off Americans who have voiced fear i the China Two Isbrandtsen the United States is losing face j ships recently have been shelled in the far east because of the by Chinese Nationalist detention of the the arrest similiar Australia will vote on 10 and Britains election probably will be held early next Cancel State Control The New Zealand result was considered an and surprised even the most optimistic National party Sydney Nationalist party promised recently thatif elected his party would re gain for private enterprise its fundamental Chinese Reds Take Over Foes Capital By ALBERT YUAN 30 UP Chinese Communists took There will be widespread canover lne temporary Nationalist cellation of state he capjtai Of Chungking owner of the shipping reported In New York that his vessels were going j about their lawful business when they were The navy should come to our he as That is what congress provided and what we as citizens have a right to Stressing at a news conference that he is concerned with justice and international law rather than mere Acheson into the Chinese Red regime for i holding a farcical trial at which j Ward and four of his consulate aids were convicted of beating a Chinese employe and ordered de but promised the welfare j programs Labor introduced would be kept social se curity and free health The Laborites trailed by at least votes throughout the coun try and lost at least eight seats in the house of 4484 Majority The count showed that the new cancv occur the congressional house of representatives would by J Parnell ihave 46 National party deputies post nem ujr iv Thp former divi Allendale Republican Driscoll asked Theo dore Parsons to render a legal and 34 The former divi sion of power was 42 Labor depu ties and 38 onTocedure if T vacancy i Peter the outgoing prime V l i M i ctor whn hfla HPlfl LllaC Parsons replied it was the governors constitutional and legal obligation to call a special elec minister who has held that post since was returned to parlia ment from his constituency but with a reduced Sofia Launches New Purge High Reds Held Traitors SOFIA 30 UP 2 Bulgarian and 10 codefendants were accused Wednesday of plot ting to annex Bulgaria to Yugo slavia with the connivance of the United A indictment ac cused the 11 all promi nent and some high in the Com munist party of trea espionage and eco nomic It was announced that Kostov and his would be put on trial for their lives at a date to be announced It will be the second great Com munist purge trial in recent As the result of the Laszlo 2 Hungarian Commu was hanged 15 as a Wednesdays indictment de scribed a vast plot involving the United Great Mar shal Tito and three chief targets for bitter criti cism by the cominform The indictment said the United States and with Brit Miners Support Baek Walkout Policy to get new He hasnt day Lewis three week mine strike truce expired Saturday and his United Mine Workers started leaving the pits for the fourth time this The first walkouts came at nearby where 200 UMW members failed to report for the overnight shifts at Jones and Laughlin Steel vesta 4 and 6 Lewis Suwporl High Some of thejmiilprj said they didnt like Uje idea of quitting work before some were hopeful the walkout had been almost to a they Mimed to support group huddled near a radioin the company office to last minute news We cant forget all that Lewis is done for a veteran digger But I cant figure out what hes trying to do Maybe he has something up his all I can say is that I hope Veteran Declares Faith Mike a veteran of 30 years in the turned in his safety looked around and declared some guys are griping about the but mostly they are the younger Us older ones know what Lewis has done for Were still behind him Ralph 59yearold veteran who started in the mines when added Take it from I can sure tell the difference between condi tions now and conditions when I first started in the Denies Miner Support At Chattaroy in West a company spokesman who de clined to be identified said he be lieved most miners are against the Every man I have talked to has been opposed to the the spokesman This is a bad time to quit they tell with Christmas coming little or no savings and food supplies But thp spokesman said the miners apparently will stay out of the pits until Lewis flashes the re turn to work Early this Lewis ordered his striking miners back into the pits for three weeks while he tried Draft Recruits Begin Mufti C5 March Today 30 UP nations postwar draftees shedding their uniforms got tne contract A spokesman for the Vesta 4 and S mines of Jones and Laughlin Steel at nearby declared The 200 miners employed in our night shifts are not A few of the men showed up about But they all turned around and not work The strike is on as far as we closed But he reserved his strongest j Thursday under of the Army j pressed J Truman Eyes UseofTH From Florida By ERNEST VACCARO KEY 30 flV Harry S Truman kept an eye on latest developments in the coal fields Wednesday night from this winter vacation retreat How long the president may wait before invoking the emer gency provisions of the TaftHart ley in the face of the latest not even his closest ad visors could Some miners started walking out in advance of the expiration of the midnight strike Truman Staff Agrees The presidents staffers agreed he will be forced to set up a fact finding seek an 80day cooling off demand an injunction if if this is the only way They clung to the belief that John Lewis would call off the strike before it went so long that Truman would have no re course but to use the TaftHart ley Lewis could send the miners back to work at sny Failure to do so within a rea sonable top presidential aids would force the presi dent to invoke the TaftHartley act as his only legal de spite his objection to Ross Comment The act provides for an emer gency factfinding and 80 day coolingoff period for op eration of the enforceable by an Presidential Press Charles meeting the press at 4 was asked what Tru man is going to do in event of a coal declined comment other than to say The president is awaiting de Would it be confirmed or de nied if it was reported that the president will takr some action in the national interest a reporter Operations Halt In Pits At Truce End NEW I Thursday ended and with John Lewie holding himself silently the start of a new shutdown of the soft coal mines SANTA DEAD Sobbing Tots Beg Denial 30 it isnt a dozen sobbing children begged the Chicago Times over the phone Wednesday night They had heard NBC com mentator Ptul reporting on the coal strike picture in Pitts say John Lewis just shot Santa Thats what one miner me today in commenting on the coming coal The newspaper assured them jolly gent will and hearty as erer Told of the 1 in mean that rea hardly believe advices received here Wednesday night Telegraph authorities said that the city changed hands at 5 4 News of Chungkings fall came as the Nationalist government Bet up its new capital in this sleepy remote cjipitiil or oZccAusjnj home of artists and dreamers who had kept aloof from Chinas great internal Chiang Confers Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek here Wednesday and began conferences with the few remain ing govrnment Already Chengtu was filled with uneasiness by the Communist threat from the north and Many of the government offi for the case of the two William Smith of Long j Gordon GrayS their and Elmer Bender hitches to 12 months and save the of Cincinnati and taxpayers money is a master sergeant in the marine They have been held incommuni cado since they disappeared into First of the vanguard of some draftlaw soldiers will be gin bidding farewell to arms at posts where they have been drill on a tine training flight in a navy Six formal notes of protest have produced no re Acheson disclosed that a fur ther letter has gone to top au thorities of the Communist govern ment their Inf and military skills a since the first draft call last No Nine Months Early Gray announced on 25 that draftees and 6000 youths who for 21 months under the draft would be The president is always mind ful of the national interest in ev ery Ross Refuses Prediction he went on to add that John Steelman did not know enough about Lewis postpone ment of his policy committee meet ing to make a comment on he was informed by the White House of this de velopment and did not talk di rectly to Cyrus And he made it clear that the president did not contemplate any action Ross said he did not know of what steps Ching months ahead of term wee being re I ine he said that American public and official which has been deeply concerned about predict Trumans ulti ducd as part of the armys budget nf Page 2 The reduced defense Ov t J IIC I MCA cials left Chungkings Peihsiyi air violations of accepted inter t he calls for an field only Wednesday a I national is now 6 f g30 000a cut Of Iy was As the midnight expiration of the truce night at mines in scattered points of Pennsylvania and to show up for Others reported to the then walked A few hours a United Mine here announced that the strike would resume at midnight How there was no word from UMW chief who has been determinedly silent all this for the third in threg days lie postponed a meeting of his policy He gave no reason for the V the union who declined uee of his confirmed that the truce would not be 200member policy group i ordered the truce Hard Stay The policy committee session now is set for 10 What action it would take was still a in view of the scheduled resumption of the but thenstill was a possibility that Lewis might have some prog ress to report on It was understood because of the resumption of contract ne gotiations with anthracite opera tors here the hard coal miners in eastern Pennsyl vania will remain at Lewis has held no news confer ences but came out of seclu sion briefly to pose for photog raphers while holding a private preliminary meeting with 29 district and later to dine in a hotel dining Truce t The soft coal miners and hard coal diggers have been working under old contracts which expired last The truce was called by Lewis and his policy committee in Chi cagoon sending the miners east of the Mississippi back to the They had been idle 5J Lewis earlier had directed the western miners to go back to along with anthra cite The mine who arrived in New York Tuesday did not announce postponement of Wednesdays session A union spokesman merely confirmed a hotel report that the meeting was off until 10 Navy Chief Asks Cut Costs 30 UP of the Navy Francis Matthews Wednesday night called for greater economies by gov ernment he the tax payer is burdened beyond en Sterner forebearance in the ex penditure of public funds cannot be he Even further reductions in the total cost of current military prepared ness are Matthews issued this plea for cutbacks in government spending in an address to the annual meet ing of the Navy league which terms itself the civilian arm of the The navy secretary did not par ticularize the economies he But he made it plain he thinks that no additional taxes should be imposed as Harry S Tru man has indicated he Walkout Hits Utah Miners step ahead of the Red Chungking approached its last hours but the sound of i gunfire sent residents into a panic j f Ofj and roads leading away from the city were choked with streams of I flew out with two Chinese correspondents aboard a plane chartered by the government to See Page Column 2 v jiai uy uic tv ish intelligence agents bri QUt silver gpecie reached complete agreement rcaervesbut only after Pilot Vic back a revolution in Bulgaria which Kostov would planned to assume vith Yugoslav military as arrest and physically de stroy rremier Dimitrov and an nex to the indictment tor Wang had personally inter ceded for us with suspicious offi Airdrome Panic From the airport we could hear the occasional rumble of artillery jin 15 miles away over The late Bulgarian Premier the winding mountain and Georgi Dimitrov died in Moscow July 2 after a long Foreigners mentioned included Donald Read American see flashes of light as National ists blew up stocks of ammunition in the limestone caves underneath minister to Bulgaria James Private reports reaching Hong former aid in the American Red troops hwept tion Oscar American through the Chungking suburbs intelligence agent Stephen south of the river and then crossed first secretary of the Britthe swiftflowing Yangtze at two ish and William i One group struck out for chief of British intelligence j the new Nationalist cap in the 1U1 175 miles to the Halls Romes Transit System 1 city wide transporta tion system came to a halt Thursday as a Communistled 24hour seneral strike went into effect throughout The strike order went out to some members of the Communistdominated General Confederation of Labor CGIL in protest against the death of two peasants in a clash with police It called for closing down al most every form of commercial activity except vital public utili Railroad workers were to stop the trains later for a two hour waited to see how effective the strike would from current First to be released under his order are who called up or last The rest were called in December and January and wont get out until their year is The last draft call was in Jan No more calls are expected under the current draft law which expires June Gray has asked j said Wednesday night that there is more to liberalism than a man MONTY SHARES BILL flke Airs Liberalism View In Andrews Address NEW 30 General Dwight Eisenhower for extension of the draft as an invaluable asset in national de fense but present signs aie that congress will let it ex Many Will Stay Not all the draft law soldiers in Washington who wants to play the almighty with our He spoke at the 193rd annual banquet of the Andrews so ciety as a fellow guest with his wartime Field Marshal will take advantage of Grays ofViscount Montgomery for to get out nine months ahead He didnt say who he get of An army spokesman said an informal survey indicates msny will remain for the en tire 21 Those getting out after one year must still serve the same time in the reserves as those who stay in the army for 21 months three years in an organized or national guard unit for five years in an inactive reserve meant by the man in As we face our problems today and consider their na Eisenhower we meas ure the severity of those prob lems with the degree that we have drifted away from the simple prin ciples with which we We can recognize the degree we have changed when the defini tion of a liberal is a man in Wash ington who wants to play the al mighty with our now president of Columbia said he be lieves in the statement of Jeffer son that the best government is the one which governs the dressed in his blue field marshals spoke only praising the courage of the three Scottish divisions that fought under him in World II and bringing a laugh when he said Im not a I come from Thats where most of the best people come But I must admit that most of the peo ple of North Ireland originally came from Toastmaster of the evening was Ward president of the who was interrupted re peatedly by applause and cheers as he introduced Along with United Mine Work ers of America throughout the na nearly 8000 members in the Wyoming fields and the Carbon Emery region of Utah resumed a walkout Wednesday Employes of most mines in the two which comprise UMW district had been back at work eight since 5 when the walkout west of the Mississippi was canceled after 18 No strike notices were Only word from John Lewis rescindine the truce deadline of have sent the min ers back to digging coal Local unions followed directions issued after a policy meeting called the threeweek District 22 president Houston Rock and vice president Frank were in New York for policy 4000 Price Miners Join in Walkout sat un til Wednesday midnight beside their radios in Carbon and Emery waiting to see if a coal mine walkout truce deadline had been then observed end of the The 4000 miners of the Utah fields will not go into the mines picking up the national walkout where it left off three weeks The strike had lasted only 18 days west of the how and had not been in effect in this region since Miners at the Columbia and Ge neva mines of the Geneva Steel Co have been at work only two and onehalf The steel strike tied up the stee mills and stopped the flow of coal from these Rock Springs Shift Heeds Lewis Note ROCK 30 on instructions given at a policy meeting of United Mine Workers in Chicago three weeks ago when a temporary coal mining walkout truce was Rock Springs area miners will remain out of the mines The Wednesday night shift ended at 11 and the next due to begin Thursday at 7 will not go to spokesmen Mm   

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