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   Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 20, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah                                RADIO NEWS Intermountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Ortmional colder Tuesday Details on Page 17 67 SALT LAKE TUESDAY DECEMBER 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Beaver Station Aid Slayers Found Guilty Jury Skips Leniency Judge Sets Sentence for 29 Iron of first devsree murder with no recommendation of lfni ency was the verdict returned Mon day afternoon against two sotiri men charged with the say ing of a Beaver service station They will be sentenced 29 at 1 The prosecution had asked for I the full penalty for the j which is a death Both Retain Composure The Vern Alfred and Melvin Kansas tensed as the verdict was read but I retained the composure they held through the Alfred Braasch posihlp death Faces Amongtiie hundreds who battled drifts on Utah and intprmountain I their automobile from nearly Worked Mondays storm area highways these rwo motorists attempt to dislodge added to snow on roads and driving increasingly Tribunal Eyes TWO MEET DEATH States Ban Blizzard Clogs Halts On Picketing School Buses in East Utah i fatally shooting Howard Man 22 in an attempted robbery of a service station at Parents of the slain j and Joseph were in the courtroom as the verciict was Deliberate Two Hours The jury deliberated from until Foreman The prosecution had traced movements of the accused men i before and after the crime through had introduced confesj sions signed by them in a Las where they were j held after their arrest in that and had put peace officers on stand who told of a reenactment of the shooting made by the de1 fendants after their return to i j Both Braasch and Sullivan had j fired shots into their victims according to the reenactment and I the to Utilize Standard Arms Military Coordination Plan Seen Atlantic Pact Boost 19 nations which form the core of the Atlantic pact announced an accord Monday en plans for eventually standardizing their military machines and The three United Britain and Canada most of the military productive resources of the non i Communist Officials said the decision to go ahead with a program of dovetailing their equipment and training marks the Atlantic pacts biggest practical step Study of the problem has been in progress since The technical mission engaged in the study here has been aptly called nuts and Field of Agreement A C lx I I ftf Lfl U Tf O The field of agreement covers i i not only development of common designs and standards for weapons and equipment but also standard ization of ma I chine and The decision means that eventu f T O TB ially the equipment and weapons I I I plus spares turned out by onej j country will be easily usable byj i the nrrncd forces of 19 i Some changes either planned or under study The British rifle is likely Melvin LrRoy Sullivan 19 vearolil convicted of At aitors Flee to be scrapped in favor of the i American Other British small arms to be redesigned to American patterns i and Cartridges for small arms are to be grooved instead of British artillery pieces may be i redesigned to fit in with metric measures used by continental pow I I Some fittings and armament to be redesigned in the light of the Americanconducted Bikini atom bomb Continue Officer Exchange 19 j Kimrenie court agreed Monday to rule whether a state may ban picketing where no immediate labor dispute is It called for ably early next three cases in which Washington state courts have held peaceful picketj ing is illegal where there is no direct employeremploye ship with the union Three unions asked the court j to strike down that They j contend it violates the constituI tions guarantee of freedom of Carlot No Washington statute covers the circumstances The stale courts relied on a policy declaration in the Washington la bor disputes act and on common Common not written i by a legislative its binding force from long usage and genural When recogi nizecl in court it has the same force as statutory j One of the three cases arose in when a local of the A F L Teamsters union picketed a used CH r busiiicss operated by a fatuer and three sons without hired j Rule Out Cordon The union sought to persuade the to remain closed on Sundays and holidays and at Some 115 other dealers in the Seattle area were bound to do so by their agreement with the The state courts ordered a halt to the picketing and awarded the Hankes A second case was The A F L automobile drivers and demonstrators picketed George See Page Column 2i By BILL SVMOXS A furious blizzard swept over the intermountain west making driving on most transcon tinental highways hazardous and causing at least two Six school buses were unreported in eastern but pupils were Knowweary who watched heavily clouded skies loose more snow throughout the area Monday can ex pect a letup in the storm by Tues weather observers at Salt Lake Municipal airport predicted Monday Sec Mercury Dip But a cold front moving in on the heels of the storm probably will shove the mercury to new lows in most of Utah and southern A new cold wave head ing south from Canada is sched uled to bring subzero readings to central portions of the Rocky Mondays storm extended from the middle of Idaho down to Utahs where falling temperatures accompanied light Montana had new snow and temperatures down to 20 below In Farr Reuben died Mon day of a heart ailment suffered while he was shoveling snow from a driveway at his Man Dies A Twin killed when his auto skidded on an icy street as he at tempted to stop at a grade cross The vehicle crashed into moving Heaviest snowfall was centered in eastern Utah and western Wyo but the storms eastwest fringes extended well into Nevada and eastern In Salt Lake more snow was dumped on already icy streets and sidewalks Backed by moderately strong it lied up traffic in some sections of the city and brought on a new out break of traffic Airlines Normal In western Salt Lake the wind was blowing nswly fallen snow into good sized mak ing it difficult for crews to keep roads Plows were out most i of the In about six inches of new snow was re i Airplane flights into and out of Salt Lake City were reported on normal schedule Monday but icy runways at Municipal airport were blamed for late flight sched during the morning Railroad officials reported train i schedules were not interrupted by the Some trains were about Hiss Denies Red Spv Charges NEW 19 i thin and strainedlooking Alger Hiss took the stand in his own 1 defense Monday in his second per jury trial and in a more subdued but just as flatly as that he stole State de partment documents for a Com munist spy Speaking former deportment denied that hrstole the famed pumpkin papers or the Baltimore papers from the State department and i turned them over to Whittaker one and onehalf hours behind but delay was attributed to heavy traffic rather than Roads in all parts of the state and region were described as ex trembly All main roads were passable Monday but the Utah state highway patrol ad vised against all unnecessary travel and warned that chains are absolutely necessary on most In the Uintah where a snowfall Sunday and Mon day was the heaviest since Family Life Lucking The pair testified in their own defense that they had both come from homes broken by had left their homes in their teens and left and that j neither had had a normal family j i Manzione was found fatally j i with four bullet in early He died a few later at a hospital in Cedar jnan wnicn was handed over to the land been pay Wife Seriously III Communists a week ago by turnj ing special attention to standard coat Lu j ization since they formed their HP had been married only two months to Mary Carolyn Kunming reports said the mion Manzione was reported tionalist troops seized the city and aea ODerate as riously ill at Beaver during the Lu Han fleeing to the western armies operate as trial part of the The war lord governor frantically appealed A defense ministry spokesman said in practically ali cases where new weapons and equipment are being developed there would be The three countries plan to con tinue their system of swapping of ficers and men to learn all they HONG 19 of each others navies ps Monday recap and air capital or the Cnina province of Yun The Belgium h The five Brussels alliesBritain Spurred by authoritative reports that the Russians are fast building up their submarine the United States navy indicated Mon day that antisub warfare is its top Janes Fighting British publication which is recognized as an authority on sea fighting reported that Russia now has some 360 submarines and hopes to have between 750 and 1000 by Navy Battleships A navy spokesman would not comment directly on the publica tions estimates of Russian subma rine Nor would he discuss Janes report that the Soviets are believed to be building three ultra battleships equipped with radiocontrolled aerial torpedoes and In response to an how the spokesman said planning and preparedness for rine warfare remaiailw navys top There has recently been svi Braasch and Sullivan were re The war lord in to of 19 I Sheriffs officers to await sen i i L 11 Uencinsr Thev are held in Iron i six school buses were unaccounted i 1 county turned to custody of Iron county the Communists for Defense officials said Monday former Soviet spy ring In Michigan Flash Blaze Five Children Burn to Death Chambers worp Hiss stole docu ments for But Hiss Monday repeated his testimony in his first 19 the living room to perjury which ended in a Five of the 11 children of mothers Then he and j hung and Cliirrncp Bethway burnedhis wife carried through a wini Hiss is charged with perjury in to rienHi Monday in a flash fire dow the two children who had i denying before a federal grand that razed theirfarm borne neanbeen sleeping with ijury in New York that he stole tins 20 miles west of Port The j documents for Two other children and Louise got out with anj When Hiss took the DP thc grandmother were burned criti other child who was in her tense Claud Cross of Bos Thp grandmother suffered critical ton held up State department Christmas gifts had been storpd which Chambers produced in the closets a nine Hurtle to Ground from a Brooklyn residence and room tworstory frame Ev in Baltimore at a pre ftything was ready for the big Bethway ran around outside the tria on Hiss libel flav the children eagerly were snouting for the children against nim stairs to Gods i lump i Optioned Mass of Hames Jne and Marv Cross asked his client if the first The j seared by hurtled four exhibits were in his hand was awakened before dawn by the i to the They were burned heat in her downstairs said I have al Her first thought was of the the other five j ways admitted Christmas They were S Bevfrly Did you give them to Whit she the house 4 5 William and taker Chambers asked is on fire Rushing to the living room Another daughter was away Bfthway quickly saw was a casa visiting ct saving his The room was The fire was caused by an over a mast of He shouted heated sheriffi ofiicerg I did Kiss Did you ever give them to any person not authorized to receive them said did i for early But tempera tures were above and of ficials expressed confidence that I availability of ample places of I haven removed danger to children 1 on the lost AH schools were closed Monday in Uintah Snow depth on 40 near Hebor had reached 25 Monday and 20 covered 50 at Soldiers according to the 30 near had been buried under a 30 fall but was reported Snow deptii on most central and i northern Utah and southern Idaho roads ranged from several inches JTiQrf lOGi nn described as rough and extremely Notes 8 Many points throughout the region reported storms as severe as any single blast of the rec ordbreaking 194849 Snow was reported to have reached depths of 3 near sev eral of the Utah mining towns near Roads in that vicinity intermittently blocked and opened during the Nearly 12 of new snow fell fcie Page Column 1 Studies Use Of River Water To Fill Reserve NEW 19 INS A plan to pump purified Hudson river water into New York Citys water system is to bn submitted Monday In the board of water supply which would construct any necessary Chief Engincrr Edward Clark of the department of water gas and electric said the report cited a rough estimate of addi tional gallons of water a day from the plan as Xow York City searched for any respite from the drain on receding upstate Preliminary plans in the re call for pumping water from a point six miles north of It would bo pumped into the Delaware While the newest plan was be ing further evidence of the necessity for speedy action was presented by another day in which water reserves Braasch and Sullivan were de jfended by Orville Isom and Pat who hart wongreat concnsI night the y s Britain and Can iho have to tell each sions from Chiang Kaishek in the generalissimos efforts to hold the proclaimed Yunnans al Icgiance to the Communists other in detail about almost all types of military equipment they rick Cedar Prosethough Communist troops had not cuting attorneys were Ellis Pick1 entered the province in any district I and Beaver county George i Nationalist jubilation over the Judge Will sided at the Hoyt pre Syrian Military Coup Seizes Revolt Leader Kunming development was damp ened by a Communist radio report that the Red armies cracked the main government defenses south of Chengtu in what appeared to I he repetition of the disastrous j Kwangsi defeat which destroyed Pai Chunghsis south China The Kunming Nationalists freed Li garrison commander who had imprisoned by Lu j They disclosed that such an ex change of information is the basis of the military standardization plans announced simultaneously Monday in Ottawa and ing more and more on Higher Number Janes estimate of the number of submarines that Russia now has is a little higher than the figure given to congress early this year by Louis then chief of naval He fig that time to be from 250 to Janes estimated that Uboat fleet includes some types captured from the Other information reaching this country indicates that some of the Soviets subs are small coastal vessels and that only a small percentage are the longrange Snorkel type developed by Germany World War 1 S Denfeld Refuses Post In Mediterranean 19 UP coup within the army Monday overthrew Sami the commander in chief who was accused of being the power behind the scenes in Syrias Adeeb leader in i the third of Syrias turbulent up I sets in less than 10 an nounced that the army had acted to safeguard the safety of the i countrys republican He accused Hcnnawi of conspiring with unnamed foreign Resist Coup i Arab sources in Cairo said they i believed one faction of the army i acted to forestall plans of other I military factions to unite Syra I with either of the Arab kingdoms of Iraq or Hashcmite Jordan or perhaps Unconfirmed Damascus dis patches to the Cairo newspaper Al j I Balagh said sounds of gunfire were i heard in the Syrian capital Mon I day The Azmi press agency in Cairo said indications the coup had met i ieneral Other Cairo reports Prr j mier Hasem Attassis residence i was surrounded by troops were not j confirmed by any other who led the coup i of in which Marshal I Husni Zayim was was I arrested with his brotherinlaw I and chief civilian Assad jthe undersecretary of foreign af 1 i hc new strong conferred with Hash cm El Rushid i of and other political leaders at noon at Alas sis and assured them the army acted only in the interests of the I Substantial numbers of Nation alist were reported still in Yunnan I Reports from Formosa said Mi rejoined the reorganized and 6th Nationalist armies to at tnck Lu Hans dissidents and that Nationalists under Sung Hsilien fled to the southeast when the Reds took now marching into Yunnan to sup port Li The Peiping claiming a great victory in the Chengtu said their armies captured 60 miles south of 19 Louis in a bitter 1 has rejected a top overseas IpoKt as commanderinchief of naval forces in the eastern Atlantic and Recalling that of the Navy i Francis Matthews had accused him of lack of loyalty to took Uie position that such a charge had destroyed his useful ness for the post offered Representatives of foreign na tions could not have confidence in he and moreover he would be under undesirable re British Jail Top Nazi General 18 Years in Russ Atrocities 19 court had He turned British military court j partly on heels and marched Monday found nazi Field Marshal flt lhp door riid he Erich Von Mannstem guilty of war HP turned sharply for a second crimes and sentenced the 62year j look at the public galleries where old commander of German troops j his wife and 18yearoM son were on Russian front to 18 years Three Main CharRPs tribunal charges in in the was the last Nazi lead c recklcssy er to face an allied war crimes nis dmy command He was found of b nine of the 17 charges against him straints in discussing North At lantic pact Admiral Dropped Denfeld wrote Matthews that I he has not yet decided whether to give up his 40year navy The tone of his suggested that he would resign JThe navy made the letter public Monday Denfeld had asked that it do The fourstar admiral was dropped as chief of naval opera tions by Harry S Truman last 27 at the request of Recalls Attack Denfelds which blew up I a storm of protest on Capitol j followed the admirals testimony I before the house armed services i committee that the navys attack power was being whittled away under policies laid down by top army and air force brass in the The overseas assignment was of fered to him a few days In his letter declining DenfelcJ recalled Matthews statement to Truman that Denfeld was not loyal to his superiors and lacked the proper respect for and could have been sentenced to f Russjan nris0nerS of Looks at Family Mannstcin stood in the dock and leaned forward slightly to listen through earphones to the Permitted and issued orders that Russian soldiers were to be treated illegally as partisans and terrorists and executed without face whitened ns the court ani nounced each finding of but authorized and per mitted compulsory employment of he did not The man who had been consid ered Germanys great living military leader stood still until the Russians as slave laborers in such dangerous activities as mine clear Forsees Snub Denfeld went on to say there are assignments in which he could serve inside the navy without fear that my loyalty to the best interests of this nation would he said It could conceivably happen other nations having read of this public accusation would not have the necessary respect for and confidence in me which the com manderinchief of the eastern At lantic and Mediterranean forces should enjoy in relations with 8ftl cials of other   

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