Salt Lake Tribune, December 8, 1949

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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intermountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Fartly cloudy considerable cloudiness ud cooler Details oo 89 55 SALT LAKE THURSDAY DECEMBER PRICE FIVE CENTS Room Jammed at Full Hearing for Groves The hearing room is jammed to the walls as holding testifies before house unAmerican activi ties committee regarding wartime atomic deals with the Groves said Russia got some atomic material from this Lewis Claims More Coal Firms Sign 7 ff John Lewis said Wednesday he had negotiated new contracts with soft coal operators producing tons a but major coal men sneered that the agree ments covered gopher Lewis broke through the solid operator front the first crack in a six months bargain ing He announced set tlements with Kentucky truck mine owners producing tons a With Wednesdays the agreements have now been reached with mine owners pro ducing Total ton nage produced by mines with which Lewis has had contracts in the past runs about Withholds Identity Lewis withheld the identity of the companies which had bowed to his 95cent daily wage increase and a 15cent hike in the welfare and pension royalty for The new agreement running from 1 to 1951 would make the miners basic daily pay and would increase the royal ty to 35 cents a If agreed to by the entire soft coal the new welfare collections would yield 000 a out of which Lewis could pay 100 monthly pensions to 60yearold miners with 20 years of plus other wel fare Lewis Gives Locations All that Lewis would say about the companies involved was that Wednesdays batch included dig gings in Il linois and John executive vice president of the National Coal brushed off Lewis an nouncement with the comment More of the same small gopher So far as we know there are still no well established com panies in the Battle Whitney Budd Warner Cleveland operator producing more than tons a year from the Warner Collieries disclosed that he had met with John secretarytreasurer of the United Mine to talk about a IndustryWide Basis Warner however After discussing the proposed new contract with I concluded that if any contract is to be it should only be signed on a industrywide and chat the attempt to conduct negotiations on a company level is Lewis predicted in his brief an nouncement that additional ton nage will He didnt say how much or NEW 7 United Mine workers rejected late Wednesday an operators request that theycall off the new three day work week in the hard coal fields and work a full fiveday week U M W Vice President Thomas Kennedy said the anthracite min ers would not for work Nevada Temblor Sends Aids Scurrying CARSON 7 sharp earthquake sent many state Ne vadas out of their offices for a few mo ments The jolt was accompanied by a loud roar which sounded like an No damages were We thought the new boilers in the basement had exploded or that they were blast ing at the new state said Louise one of the secretaries in the Vail Pittman and mem bers of the state hospital board were meeting in the governors chambers when the shock came about It was the first tremor felt in this area since those that gave Reno and western Nevada such a good shaking a year ago this Rule Proposed For Holy City LAKE 7 UP The United Nations Wednesday recommended interna tional rule of Jerusalem despite warnings by Israel and who now hold the that the will be unable to take over The special political committee reindorsed the twoyearold plan for an international regime in the holy city by a vote of 35 to with 11 This was an unexpectedly wide While final approval in the general assembly now seemed there was no more as surance that the would be able to carry out the plan than there has been in the two years since permanent control of Jerusalem was decreed in the original Palestine partition Israel has repeatedly asked the how it hoped to impose control on an unwilling popu lation meaning the Jews who live in the new city and who fought for their homes dur ing the Holy Land Idahoans Catch Glimpse Of Famed Iranian Shah Groves Clears dlace of Atom Leaks SHIPMENTS TO SOVIET Acheson Doubts Validity Of Secret Data Claims f of State Dean Acheson threw cold water Wednesday on many of the charges made by George Racey former army air force concerning 7 goodlooking young man stepped off a was besieged by photog raphers and walked to a limousine and was whisked That was the glimpse of the fabulous shah or Iran as received by a large group of people braving a bitter cold wind at the Gooding airport at 4 The town had been in a tizzy all afternoon awaiting the famous man on his flight from Los An The monarchs plane landed right on He was greeted by Union Pacific Arthur George presi dent of First Security Corpora and other dignitaries of Ida ho and Sun including Alton Idaho superintendent of public Presidential Plane As the presidential the Sacred taxied to a the Gooding high school band played and an expectant hush took the 12 in for position and a newsreal camera began The crowd loosed a cheer as the young man stepped from the planes door after some of his en tourage had come out He waved a greeting and gave a cheerful Moving down the steps he was greeted by the walked to the limousine and the party It was over for Gooding in just a few Special Train A fourcar special train awaited the shah for the 75mile journey to Sun Valley where he will relax at one of his favorite a whirlwind tour of the United Otto executive director of the Sun Valley ski super vised the packing of the ski runs in boulder The shahs arrival here was a reunion with who during the directed operation of the Iran state railroad for carrying supplies to LOS 7 shah of Iran left Wednesday for Sun and the priyate portion of his American hav ing resisted to the end the lures of IDLES 2750 WORKERS Striking Atomic Unions Vow To Seek Walkout End Today OAK 7 UP unions at this Abomb brithplace have voted to make every effort to end the strike federal said Wednesday Hitchcock made his announce ment as the Atomic Energy com missions standing labor panel moved in on a wildcat strike that has halted all new work and idled 2750 men I have been advised by business representative of th Knoxville Building Trades Hitchcock that the business agents of the affiliated unions have voted to make every effort to persuade their members to return to work Thursday or as soon thereafter as Earlier an A EC spokesman in Washington had announced that the special which has juris diction over labor disputes involv ing atomic had stepped William former war labor board heads the A E C The complete shutdown stopped work on two new gaseousdiffusion plants for the separation of ura nium235 to make atomic ma The two plants are to cost and a About 1400 men had been working on the two big uranium The basic issue of the strike which had started with the walk out of 250 men and mushroomed to more than 10 times that num ber was the reported use of non union labor on a pipeline to supply natural gas to the atomic fur Latest to join walkout were about 325 But on his last night in town the 30yearold monarch did relax slightly his policy of bypassing the film colonoy in favor of official The his aids and State department representatives turned up at Ciros Tuesday night and sat through two complete An advance man had visited the club 20 minutes before the shah came to explain that pic ture taking would not be per Taking over a ringside Mohamed Reza Shah Pahlavi sipped coffee and watched come dian Danny a bedouin type cloth on his render his ode to a The shah applauded politely and apparently thought the act enter taining enough to warrant seeing He left with his party at Approves Korea Plan To Free Pair 7 The United States agreed Wednes day to meet Communists terms for the release of two Americans long held captive in Soviet dominated North of State Dean Acheson announced that in compliance with conditions laid down by North Korea peoples republic an Amer ican official will be sent to the frontier to receive two representa tives of the Economic Cooperation administration who have been held since The men will be freed Sunday f an authorized American official shows up at 11 at the border own of the Communist radio at the North Korea announced Acheson said the State depart ment will comply even though it is not known whether the pro posal is Wards Release This development followed close ly on the presumed release of Con sul General Angus Ward and 19 others the Amer Lanphier Sets New Global Flight Record NEW 7 man who shot down Admiral Yamamoto set a new roundthe world speed record by scheduled commercial airline flights Wednes the anniversary of Pearl Tom Lanphier former newspaper man and now a touched down at LaGuardia field after circling the globe in 13 min utes less than five days as a pas senger on five aircraft of three His four 23 hours and 47 was exactly three minutes less than he estimated when he took off last Shot Down Yamamoto A fighter pilot during World War Lanphier is credited with Isoruku Japanese fleet Lanphier now is president of the Atomic Research and lives in Falls Lanphier was greeted at La Guardia field by Eddie chairman of the New York Box ing who held the pre vious record of six three hours and 40 Eagan invited him to address the circumnavigators club which includes hundreds of men who have flown around the Wants Briefing Lanphier Ili have to see some of them and find out what there is around the I didnt get to see much of Lanphier made his flight for the Air Force to mark the 46th anniversary of the Wright Bro thers first heavierthanair flight The association paid for the series of He carried a letter from Harry S Truman urging peaceful use of the airplane to make the shooting down then ican consulate i in Com wartime shipments to Acheson told a news conference he had no knowledge that any state department se cret or were made available to Russia without proper as alleged by also said that a search of lendlease files showed nothing to confirm Jordans charges that he found radar devices op Rus sian lendlease planes and ripped them LendLease Expediter Jordan charges that while he was lendlease expediter at the Great air base dur ng the war he tore out the radar rom four C47 planes bound for but missed a Acheson also said that the Man engineering army perated Abomb ap roved all licenses for wartime iranium shipments to He said the state department was not involved in issuance of but that it had old lend ease records which show that everal licenses were He said the files reveal that wo export licenses were granted n for uranium com One was for 200 pounds if uranium oxide and 220 pounds of uranium The other for iOO pounds of uranium oxide and 500 pounds of uranium Uranium Metal In April of 1943 an export license for 25 pounds of uranium and in for 1000 grams Charges Soviets Used Spies To Gain Bomb Secrets 7 Leslie chief of the nations atomic testified Wednesday hat neither Henry Wallace nor the late Harry Hopkini irodded him to give up atomic secrets or material to But he said the Soviet embassy in Washington used spies n repeated attempts to crack the secret of the atom bomb during peoples of neighbors the world is well as spiritual physical The in a large airmail envelope postmarked at 12 en will be flown to Kitty for a celebration of the anniversary Picture on Page munist But while their re lease promised to relieve Acheson made it plain at a news conference that disapproving American policies remain He restated the administration position that it is premature even to consider extending American diplomatic recognition to Com munist The United States has refused to recognize the North Korea and so have all the United Nations except the Soviet Word was still lacking from who with his consulate par ty was scheduled to leave Mukden by train Tuesday to board a ship at Officials expected him to be out of communication until his arrival at the north China port Two Representatives The two E C A representatives held in North Korea are Alfred Meschter of and Albert Willis of Brook They were aboard the E C A owned ship Kimball Smith which was taken to North Korea port presumably by its native The release proposal was broad cast after on a second re quest from the agreed to pass along an American demand to the North Korea If the E C A men are there will remain two other Amer icans presumed to be prisoners ir the They are navy chief electrician William Long and marine master sergeant Elmer Cincin who disappeared lasl year when on a training flighl from the north China port city of ExWool Chief Scores Curbs 7 UP Sylvan honorary president of the National Wool Growers Wednesday blamed government interference for a sharp reduction in the nations wool The Deer sheep man addressed the associations 85th annual He said government interfer ence in grazing and low tariffi were responsible for a drop o about pounds in woo production in recent At present this country 1s forced to import nearly 80 a its Pauly In case o another war how could we begin to clothe the armed services if our sea lanes were closed Howard o told the delegates th administrations Brannan farm program is political The sheepmen hsve no intention of surrendering the free enter prise system in exchange for I disguised control of their Indus he granted by the which at thai time wai responsible for licensing Unitec States Acheson He said the records give no in ication of whether or not any shipments actually were But Leslie lead of the wartime Abomb proj testified before the house un American activities committee hat the only actual shipment he cnew about was the one for 260 pounds of uranium oxide and 220 sounds of uranium Truman Maps Fair Deal Fight Strategy KEY 7 n the peaceful setting of a palm shaded yard Harry S T man started preparations for a fight in the next session for the fair deal1 measures congres denied him this He met with his top White House staff and their research am legislative experts on the lawn out side the little White House on this naval submarine The in the early followed a morning of re sun bathinj and volley ball playing for mos of Talk Over Message They talked over the state o the union message to be delivere to congress in out lining Trumans wil provide the springboard for admin istration leaders to press for pas sage of civil rights Taft Hartley a national healt social security expansion and other Charles presidentia press described the hou and fortyfive minute conferenc as a comprehensive and fruitfu discussion of the domestic feature of the forthcoming state of the union Copies Available He said an outline of ail th points to be made in the message had been mimeographed in ad vance and copies made available to each of the 16 men who sat in a semicircle in front of the presi dent who sat behind a It is known that this covered vir tually all the major proposals made last The question of Ross was not gone into very thoroughly since Truman is awaiting further recommendations from cabinet advisers and Truman has said he knows of no to wipe out the deficit except by higher During remainder of the presidents thy returns to Washington snd his staff will divide their time between work and Rocket Specialist Sees Trip 7 UP man whos making rock ets for the navy says it will take less than 10 years to de velop passengercarrying trans ports that will skim from coast to coast in 90 Lovell Lawrence president of Reaction where the navys rocket engines are being said Wednesday he was certain there would be transports flying up to 7000 mph within the next Lawrence said the ride of the future would be a fast zip that would feel like a rollercoaster He said the rocket ships would accelerate gradually to a top speed of about 6000 to 7000 mph and then decelerate gradu SEVEN ABOARD DC3 Missing On Flight Jn Calif ornia Hours overdue on a 90mile flight from Oakland to a transport plane with four passen gers and a crew of three reported was missing Wednesday night and feared down somewhere in the sprawling marshlands of the Sacramento river The twoengine DC3 of Cali fornia Arrow was due at Sacramento at and its gasoline sup ply was presumed exhausted at There had been no word from the plane by shortly before 9 of Plane Pilot of the plane was reported to be Jirn Two of those aboard were reportedly George wife of an World War Testifying before the house un American activities now made these alient points He approved a wartime Soviet mrchase and shipment of a few ounds of uranium metal in this principally to find out if he Russians had a source of uranium in the that didnt enow They did not get enough to make an atomic Much Influence Used There wss a great deal of nfluence and pressure put om the lendlease administration to give the Soviets everything they sought during the He didnt know who applied the No report ever reached him that any secret atomic were removed from files of the atomic but he thinks he would have known if a single secret document was Groves testimony highlighted the second day of hearings con ducted by the committee in its check of charges that atomic bomb Panama canal maps and topsecret radar equip ment were flown to Russia in American lendlease planes dur ing the winter of Major Makes Charge George Racey Jordan former air force major told the house committee on Monday that he ripped open Sovietbound suit cases at a Great air He said ie found Oak materials and a note signed with the initials which purportedly said i Had a time getting these from Jordan further testified that wartime lead owner of the and her Don the Sacramento air port said he had re ceived an uncomfirmed repori that a United Airlines pilot had reported seeing the wreckage he said he wasnt sure the piiot who reported the wreckage was with United Smith said the report was deft in placing th wreckage site between Martinez in Contra Costa county northeas of and an obscure place called AH but Four The weather in northern Call fornia had been rainy and heavily overcast all with visibilit so bad in the Sacramento ba region that four plane schedules were All but four of the missinj planes passengers dischargee at Oakland when it arrived from Los lease ad rator and adviser to per sonally telephoned him hurryup orders at Great Falls to expedite shipments to Great Falls was the wartime gateway for aerial shipments to the Tells Story m Badlo Jordan first told his story on a program with Radio Commenta tor Fulton Lewis last Friday and repeated it before the house on Lewis asserted in another broad cast that former Vice Henry Wallace overrode Groves in ordering atomic materials shipped to Wallace has denounced the charges as sheerest fabrication and demanded a chance to testify in Friends of Hopkins who died several years have vigorously defended his Cites Discrepancies After hearing Groves testimony acting committee chairman Francis Walter told reporters I think there are so many discrepancies it is high ly improbable that many of these things Jordan said occurred did oc Burr Harrison Jordans story is inher ently he Walter said who was fired from the cabinet by Truman for siding too much with Russia in postwar will be heard by the committee in New Wallace See Psge Column 1 STATING FACTS Bewildered Jordan Sticks To White Tale NEW 7 Former George besieged with telephone calls and trying to work while two Wash ington spy hunters sat in his office thumbing through his said Wednesday I aip terribly be His he is over the stir created by his charges that atomic materials were cleared to Russia through his base at Great during the Every time 1 open my mouth people find 45 variations on what I he 1 dont haye any opinions about Harry Hopkins or Henry Wallace or anybody Ive Just been stating facts on what I and not drawing any 1 certainly didnt know it was such a big Walter Hamilton and Hal Berg members of the staff of the joint congressional atomic energy said ques tioning Jordan and inspecting his diary Wednesday on orders of the Brien Were just in here looking for the Bergman Jordan Ill stick behind everything I told the committee ta Its down in black and When told that retired Les lie wartime chief oC the Abomb Wednesday ridiculed his charge that huge carboys of heavy water cleared through Great Jordan Mid the bottles could have been empty for all I I just remember how difficult they were to load and what they were supposed to I wouldnt know water UI MW It H ;

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