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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS Intermountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER snow and coudjr Details on Page C9 65 SALT LAKE SUNDAY DECEMBER 1949 PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS Proclaims Shanghai Zone for Ships SECOND DEGREE MURDER Jurors Pronounce Opsahl Guilty of Slaying Wife Fourth district court jury Saturday night found Hugo Opsahl guilty of the hammer and knife slaying of his wife in a trailer house here He had pleaded self The verdict was returned at after nearly eight hours of A recomendation of life onment was made by the jurors returning the second degree Ogden Motorist Digs Out From Under NineInch Cover With nine inches of snow reported by Saturday digging out season had arrived for Ogden motorists who found side streets and home driveways to E 15S725th scrapes off his windshield preparatory for traction WRIGHT BROTHERS Storm Covers Utah Area More in Sight A storm of varying intensity slanted across the intermountain west Saturday and weather fore casters said another may be on the Amounts of snow generally were light throughout the but j IIM IM llrtUUIldl tiw fl depths up to 12 were reported and avialion officials joined resi Grateful Nation Honors Inventors of Airplane KITTY 17 grateful nation Saturday remembered the Wright brothers on the 46th anniversary of the Americans must use the Wright brothers invention as a force for to make the peoples of the world spiritual neighbors as well flight that gave the world domi1 as physical nation over the A hnst of national government in some sections of Utah and Snow Lets Up Snow had fallen Friday night and Saturday from Rock to Battle and from southern Idaho to Mil But the Weather bureau at Salt Lake Municipal airport reported that snow had let up by midnight at Battle Mountain and Elko to the west and Pocatello and Idaho Falls to the dents of this isolated commu nity special ceremonies com memorating the historymaking They paid tribute to Wilbur and Orville Wright around the monument that marks their flight atop windswept Kill Devil hill on North Carolinas outer The air force and the post office department stepped in to make air mail history for the They shot a letter to the home of the and at Malad and j The ettcri carried by an air force Rock Springs and jet made the 1000 miles in Dozens of air force and civilian planes zoomed overhead during the One of a B25 bringing1 Orvil Anderson from Maxwell crashed in landing at Manteo but no one was The planes landing gear Future Bride Of ODwyer v Snow continued late thVnome of the and 171 n A h IL111Q6S many intermediate The which blew out of the may be followed by a secondary cold front and additional snow Clearing skies Monday mil bring lower the bureau with a Monday night minimum of about 15 degrees expected in Salt Lake Mercury Rises But slightly warmer weather PnUirday night in the Salt Lake melted most of the now snow 2U hours of actual flying The letter bore the first canceled stamp of the 6c air mail issue that the post office department is using in honor of the Kitty Hawks tiny fourthclass post office soon had more than all bearing the new on their way to stamp collectors throughout the Another sent around the world in a record time of less than five was from Harry O tVin trill nmril Will I 17 Beautiful Elizabeth Sloan Simp who will marry New Yorks Mayor William ODwyer here was back in Port Lauderdale Saturday after a game of hideandseek aboard a still was in reportedly at the nearby commu nity of Most of the seekers were reporters and cam eramen hoping for interviews and S Truman to the Kill Devil Hill and part of the By Memorial Robert the mercury had edged to 35 president of the Air j It was the highest readJForst Aboard Yacht Lindy Visions Speed Role As Mans Foe 17 UP Lindbergh warned scientists and his fellow aviators Saturday night that their ma chines are turning them into ro bots and threatening mans chance of Accepting the Wright Brothers Memorial trophy on the 46th an niversary of Lindbergh noted modernday preoccupation with such things as supersonic speeds and moon He agreed that interplanetary voyage possibly will come to And he told his Washington Aero club comprising high government officials and aviation that great factories and great destructive power are es sential to our survival in these I chaotic I But in they do not j contribute to the quality of human j Lindbergh This warning came from the man who first soloed the Atlantic 22 years ago and now was honored for his public service to United States aviation during all the years He is at present a special consultant to the Air Force chief of Hoyt Vanden Lindbergh called for a reorien tation of our standards to place the character of man above the value of his murder The case was tried by Judge j William Stanley i 1 Defense attorney was Rulon Lar Salt Lake Opsahl was arrested at He had on his person at the time about in I It was brought out in trial testimony that he and his wife had I cashed a check for for a j real estate transaction at Carbon a few days prior to the Concealed Weapons Opsahl had been ar rested one day after the killing on a concealed weapons and was released from custody after paying a one day before j the body of Opsahl was i When Duchesne authorities asked about a large sum of money found on his person during the concealed weapons he said he had made it in a real estate When he failed to return with his wife the nest authorities broke into the trailer house and found her The earlier told on the witness stand how he struck his 52yearold wife on the head with a hammer as she assertedly came toward him brandishing a knife in their trailer house here He and other defense wit nesses related that she had often threatened to kill him with a or a Nature of Wounds The conducted by George had produced witnesses who de scribed the nature oi the wounds which caused the womans identification of Opsahl and his and actions of the defendant and his wife prior to the Opsalil is a veteran of military service during World War with an honorable and a for mer resident of Craig and Throughout the trial he was well groomed and neatly and only occasionally Draft Renewal Johnson Says 17 UP Louis Johnson has told Harry S Truman that a threeyear extension of the peacetime draft law is essential to national it was learned Johnson has asked the budget bureau to approve a annual appropriation to maintain the selective service Ap proval of the budget bureau and Hugo Opsalil Had claimed self defense in wife CHARGE SECRET Warns American Craft To Avoid Blockade 17 United States Saturday officially proclaimed the approaches to Shanghai a danger zone and warned all American shipping to stay away from the In a formal notice to all American shipping companies and ship the state department warned them against risking American lives and property by trying to run the Chinese Nation alist blockade around Communist held The once the busiest port in the has been practically sealed to shipping for Induced by Shelling The proclamation apparently was inspired by the recent shelling of two American merchant ships by Chinese Nationalist warships oft Both vessels belonged to the Isbrandtaen Steamship of New the only American line that hag sent vessels into the block aded waters in defiance of Chi nese Nationalist State department officials said their warning to American ship ping does not constitute official recognition of They the said Nationalist that is a Agency Head Held By Hungary 17 of the American joint distribution committee said Saturday that the American man ager of their Budapest office was arrested Thursday in Communist Hungary on undisclosed on 28 while moving up the question of law which might take yekrs to Extremely Hazardous The department refused to com ment when asked what would be done if this latest warning is dis regarded by American But it was emphatic in its notice that all Americanflag ship ping should steer of Shang The department of state must point out that the port of Shang hai and its approaches constitute a zone of danger and the condi tions in it are such as to render this area extremely hazardous to it In view of this it is obvious American lives and prop erty should not be exposed to such risks and all masters of American flag ships are warned accord Survives Blasting The Isbrandtsen vessel Sir John Franklin was hit by shellfire from two Chinese Nationalist warships Harold AJDC chief in faid that 37yearold Israel Jacobson of was seized soon after he crossed the border from Austria to Hun gary on his way to Second Arrested The AJDC executive was re turning to the Hungarian capital after a six weeks leave in the United Jacobson was the second Amer ican arrested in Hungary within a Robert 38 yearold assistant vice president of the International Telephone and Telegraph was seized Yangtze river estuary toward The Franklin kept going and got into Shanghai without cas the ship was permitted to leave after the United States lodged a strong pro test with the Nationalist govern But the Nationalists warned that their action in letting the Franklin leave Shanghai unmo lested should not be regarded as a British Enter Port Some weeks a Nation alist warship landed some shells on the Isbrandtsen ship Flying 18 and has been held incommu1 Nobody was nicado Legation officials the foreign Trobe said the Hungarians admitted arresting but refused to disclose the charges against Jacobson had spent several years in Europe since the working for the A J D charity organ ization which aids the rehabilita tion of aged various Eu ropean Taken Thursday The only other foreign vessel to inquired atenter Shanghai in the past two SinoRuss Pact Seen Result Of Mao Visit 17 ern diplomats feared Saturday that Chinese Communist leader Mao Tzetungs state visit to Moscow might result in a SinoRussian combination of power to spread communism throughout Asia un der a great master A new treaty of alliance be tween Russia and Red China was considered almost a It would replace the 1945 Russian treaty with Nationalist China which gave the Soviet military control of Manchurias warm wa ter Coordinated Campaign But the fear of a coordinated communist campaign in southeast Asia was the biggest worry facing western The Chines Red armies have reached the bor ders of Indochina and Burma and are menacing The Commu nists have already opened an ideological war in The Peking aided by prop aganda from Soviet cultural mis has become the fountalB head of all antiimperialist prop aganda througnotit RiiMlan Sphere Mao arrived in Moscow Friday by TransSiberian accom panied by dm head of Red Chinas armed Mao was met by the most important Soviet political leaders and con ferred almost immediately with Soviet Premier Josef Maos visit climaxed an allout Russian drive to bring China com pletely into the Soviet sphere of Informed sources in Hong Kong said the visit was prompted by apersonal invitation from delivered by Soviet Ambassador who accompanied IN CLEVELAND was a British vessel which sneaked in under cover of bad Department officials said the Nationalists warning meant that they might attack and sink any other vessel trying to get in or out of the Communistheld Shipper Protests Isbrandtsen company officials i In New York said the state de The Wright who flew congress the first powered ing recorded at the airport since 9 and marked the second day in the last eight days that the temperature moved above With the temperature remaining See Page Column 2 The letter was carried around the world by Tom Lanphier former newsman and wartime fighter ace in the south Pacific who acted as courier for the Air Force In Truman said that Harvard Offers Coeds Bath In NoWater Drive 17 at nine east ern colleges were asked Saturday to avoid bathless New York during the coming Christmas vacation and accept a share the shower invitation from The Harvard undergraduate offered freedom of the tub to girls who live in the area served by New York It would help New Yorku water the Crimson and hundreds of girls who wouW have to go without showers could benefit from Harvards lavish private The Crimson said the plan was mainly to aid the un unbathod multitude of the The invitation was sent to Sarah Mount Bryn Mawr and New Jersey College for To show they actually were the Crimson similar invitation to seven mens Miss Simpson is aboard the yacht Almar which return after at Hawk N c 46 a t Trobe said that Jacobson left Partment action was usurping the president are necessary before j Vienna at 9 Thursday in a j congress exclusive power to rcg a chauffeur from 1 ulate commerce and meant that At the navv and secretary of state he was met by a car from iarc arbitrarily refusing to pro the Budapest in which he i tect American life and property on 1 the proposal can be submitted to j car driven by cnncrress with administration back the committees Expires June 24 continued the The present draft passed He failed to arrive at his office P the high seas against unlawful at New and and Edwhich cvTliztio could not in June Johnson i Thursday when he had been ward The doctor formerly was commissioner of hos pitals in New The Almar will Sunday to Kobe north of Palm and then make a leisurely cruise to Stuart to arrive here in time for the Miss clad in nautical blue denim shorts with matching sent word from the boat that she didnt want to pose for She disappeared below and that was Tough on Landlubbers It was bad weather for yacht ing except for good A brisk northeast wind stirred the ocean into whitecaps and even pro tected waters were Small craft warnings flapped vigorously in the wind from Daytona Beach including Hobe Miami ana the Florida Stuarts residents were in trigued and many wore elated over the ODwyer is a widower and his brideelect a Her previous marriage to Carroll Dewey Hipp of took place outside the Catholic so there is no prohibition on Tuesdays ceremony being per formed in Lindbergh ON THE INSIDE SECTION A National 13 Foreign 9 SECTION B Local 13 Sports 812 SECTION C Classified Statistics 8 Weather 9 Mines and 11 Intermountain 14 Drama 13 wants it extended to June But congressional support is ex pected to be lacking unless the cold war gets Copies of the measure already have been sent to leaders of the congressional armed services com Johnson said of State Dean the national 6 i security resources the joint chiefs of staff and all three i branches of the armed forces i port He personally considers it to be of the highest and Friday morning members of his staff reported his disappearance to the American le gation in Picture of Page The company said it takes the position that the risk of lawless action against American ships on the high seas cannot be arbi trarily shoved over onto the in nocent ships and Blaze Razes Mart Area 17 disastrous Central Market fire was brought under control Saturday night after causing damage which a battalion chief estimated at up to First of five alarms came at In the hour and three quarters that followed before flames were three fire men were slightly burned and a pumper was The historic Central Market building is located about one fourth mile sooth and a little east of Public Most of the damage figure made by Battalion Chief Bernard Mul involved water and fire dam age to other buildings in the Cause of the fire had not been determined but Frank owner of a nearby said he saw trash burning in an ash can and the fire reaching a wooden support of the 93year old frame market RESTEDAND PLUMP Expects Objections Johnson apparently expects con gressional objection to his plan because he emphasized that the conditions which led to the enact ment of selective service in 1948 j still Truman Lauds Navy Sonar Defense KEY 17 UPI Harry S Truman Saturday described the navys underseas warfare training as one of the greatest necessities of our na tional defense His florida vacation drawing near a look I ing tanned and but defi The post has been vacant since The president flies back to the resignation of Arthur Hill several months The president named Mon former governor of to the a year but the senate armed serv Washington Tuesday for a meet ing two days later at the White House with his cabinet for a dia cussion of his forthcoming state of the budget and eco nomic He flies to In Friday to spend committee tabled the the Christmas holidays at SECTION W SECTION II Most objection is expected to j nitely tribute to the i Wallgren later was con The president spoke briefly from j stem from the fact that the law j snnarmsn as one of the key j firmed for membership on the an improved platform to the aail i actually was used only for a short 11 F r B in th iinHstihmftrine I fedora power drawn up in front of him Oil I Presidential assistant John i an outdoor basketball and Farm Letter 2 Model SECTION M Utah Radio Music Johnson said the mere existence The commanderinchief handed Steelman been serving as act of the draft law boosted volun1 ont diplomas to 36 graduates of ing chairman along with his other tarv he also said the fleet sonar school Acheson believes that the termi nation of selective service might I be regarded abroad as Inconsistent with our policies under the North Atlantic treaty and as a weak ening of our resolve to maintain the strength of the free shakinghands and saluting each i He has completed work on an industrial mobilization plan that in some of the presi dents party disclosed that he ex pects to name a chairman of the national securities resources board in is subject to constant change to meet Planning has progressed to the point that Truman ia understood to be ready to call in a fulltime recalled attending a previoui graduation The sonarman receives and interprets sonar information which is employed in directing antisubmarine ships to the Sonar covers navigation and The sonarman main tains highly complicated   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