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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intermountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Clear to partly cloudy Details ou Page 30 133 SALT LAKE THURSDAY AUGUST 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Utah Spouse Admits He Killed Mate Duchesue Sheriff Hear Version of Slaying Tribune Special Mur der suspect Hugo Wednesday verbally ad mitted slaying his 52year old Edna who was found dead at an auto camp in west Duchesne He gave the account to Duchesne County Sheriff Arzy Mitchell and County Earl Dillman who returned Opshal from He was arrested Monday about 5 at the Halfway night club where he was seen flashing a large roll of Slept Curing Trip County Dillman on arrival in Roosevelt Wednesday at said that Opsahal slept most of the trip from but had stated that he killed his wife by beating her with a hammer and stabbing Opsahal said he had completed two and a half years of a four year term for robbery at Arizona state Dillman said he had other information to bear that Opsahal said that he was at present on parole from the peni During World War he served overseas with army air corps and was honorably he told the He and the vic tim had been married about four years Their last permanent ad dress was according to Opsahal was formally charged with the murder in a complaint signed by Sheriff Mitchell and filed in precinct court at Roosevelt of John justice of the Justice Baumgaertel said tlans were to hold Opsahal at the county jail in Duchesne Wednes day night and arraign him here Married to Suspect The woman found dead at a camp here Tuesday was 52year old Edna recently mar ried to the suspect according to papers in the trailer where her beaten and stabbed body was Officers said Wednesday that an autopsy performed Tuesday at Roosevelt by Glenn Wylsr showed the victim died of a skull She had been stabbed in the heart after the the report Opsahal was arrested Wednes day about 5 neax Rawlins by officers who were told that a man at the Halfway night club was flashing a lot of money and some one was going to roll Follow Hold Order Rawlins Police Chief Elmer Wilk reported that when the man was arrested and his belongings checked everything Indi cated he was Hugo alias Hugo Etuare for whom a hold had been broad cast by Duchesne Duchesne Sheriff Arzy Mitchell and County Earl Dillman were contacted and arrived in Rawlins Wednesday at 2 to pickup the Chief Wilk said the man wss in toxicated at the time of arrest there and in no condition to be The suspect offered no Chief Wilk Leave for Duchesne At the jail in the two Duchesne authorities completed arrangements for Opsahal to sign a of After the papers were they left for the officers saying they would not question the suspect un til he was returned to their juris When apprehended in the man had in his pos According to word re ceived here a couple iden tified the Qpsahals had cashed Page Column 3 House Committee Hearing Strikes Dramatic Note Joseph right chief halts B36 Investigation hearing before house armed services committee with demand to Chairman Carl left that Charles be called to testify as to anonymous letter which prompted conjfress probe of super ECHO OF 1948 Truman Hails Demo Ouster Of Dixie Bloc 24 UP Harry S Truman Wednes day night indorsed Democratic Navy Aid Admits Writing 36 Anonymous Note B national southern committees rebels and ouster lauded selection of William Boyle former Kansas City as the partys national Truman spoke before a gathering of the party faithful a dinner climaxing a day of activity by the national It ousted five southerners who bolted the party in the presidential election last year and installed the presidents close as its Truman Hails Action Truman hailed the com mittees action in removing the rebellious but invited all loyal Democrats of the south and the rest of the country to join the party of the The Democratic party is the party of the Truman The Democratic party is a national party and not a sectional party any The tail no longer wags the We won the election last No vember without New with out the industrial east and with out the solid south and I am jrouder of that than anything ihat ever happened to Pleads for Amity That doesnt mean we do not want the industrial the solid and all the rest of the country to join the party of the people and help the country go Trumans chief pa tronage succeeds Howard McGrath of Rhode who was sworn in Wednesday as attorney Boyle extended an olive branch n his acceptance He said he Democratic party is strong enough and flexible enough to have room for honest differences of but had enough ties of common sense and friendship to oin hands behind the 24 UP 49yearold spe cial assistant to Dan undersecretary of the was suspended from duty Wednesday after he admitted to house inves tigators that he wrote the ex plosive anonymous document charging political influence in air force B36 bomber Francis secretary of the ordered Worth sus pended pending further investi gation of his surprise admission before the house armed services Officials of that who heard Worth raised the possibility he may face crim inal possibly on charges of unauthorized disclo Wealthy L Widow Vanishes Detectives Fear Foul Play LOS 24 A wealthy widow disappeared last Thursday leaving hot a single tangible clue to her fate or where detectives reported She in Mimi who lived alone in a BelAir Her Frank who died six years wag a floor covering manu inventor and biggame He left a collec tion of big game Detectives considered the possi bility that she had met with foul play or had gone away on an un announced They theorized also that she might have made an appointment and encountered a She was known frequent ly to have worn Jewell worth from to Her last known contact was at S Thursday when she tele phoned Carl a real es man and contractor who ax a friend handled some of Boom howers He had been seekingcontacts in an attempt to sell the big game collection for Manaugh said Boomhower was to have called back to certify an appointment but failed todo She had an appointment with a Stella last Thursday evening but telephoned during the day to say she couldnt keep it because of a business ap Friends said the widow was usually precise and When they could not reach her by telephone they began calling the west Los Angeles police expressing found burning in the house and Boomhow ers automobile locked in the 12Nation Pact Put in Force By President Picture on page 2 24 UP Harry S Truman Wednes day proclaimed the North Atlantic Security pact in and called on the 12 nations thus silled against Communist aggression to rededicate themselves to a com mon struggle for world peace and At the same he assured Russia that no nation need fear the mutual defense treaty be cause it is aimed at not That was his reply to Communistcharges the pact is an aggressive conspiracy against the Soviet White House Ceremony Truman signed the historic proclamation at a White House ceremony attended by of State Dean of De fense Louis ranking diplomats of other pact the senate foreign relations and armed services com mittees continued closeddoor de liberations on Trumans arms aid but again put off a showdown on proposed cuts in military aid funds 0 pact The White House ceremony be gan when representatives of sure of secret military informa A native of Worth was a wartime navy commander and has held high civilian posts in the department since The committees investigation of ugly rumors about the B36 program was thrown into an up roar when the previously littla known navy official suddenly ap peared on the witness stand to take full responsibility for the mystery document which has fig ured largely in the He testified at a dramatic lids off committee hearing that he consulted Baltimore planemaker Glenn Martin about the docu and that he prepared it at the request of Charles Deane who previously had contended he received it in the mail from an unknown Denies Taking Bribe Asked by Chairman Carl Vin son to state his motive preparing the Worth said he feared national defense was being weakened by the air forces longrange bomber He flatly denied that he received any money in con nection with The long awaited disclosure came after James Van Zandt demanded the committee expose the anonymous author before going any further with hearings at which a parade of high defense and air force of ficials have flatly repudiated the charges of political influence on B36 Keenan Gives Warning Joseph committee interrupted Worths tes timony to warn that anything you say may be used against you in criminal proceedings if it should be found that he had vio lated any federal Keenan did not Asked how much of the infor mation in the document he ob tained from whose plane of Con whlch makes the Worth said he received some of the informa tion from plant is a competitor solidatedVultee Italy and Portugal handed Acheson documents certi fying that their governments had ratified the Similar rati fications had previously been de posited by the United Brit Luxembourg and the Momentous Occasion This is a momentous Truman not only for all signatories of the but for all peoples who share our pro found desire for stability and peaceful He described the pact as a joint effort within the framework of the United Nations to eliminate the danger of aggression against the free nations of the north At No nation need fear the results of our cooperation toward thii he On the the more clotely the nations of the Atlantic community can work together for the better tor all people Barkley Romance Gets At Party Dinner 24 UP Alben Barkley gave a new fillip Wednesday to speculation which has linked name romantically with a pretty Louis Carleton In an informal talk to a Democratic national committee the jovial veep chuckled uproariously when he was introduced by the new at torney Howard Mc as the squire of Paducah and the new Spirit of Responding amid a roar of Barkley said This is an opportunity I have long but found He said he had some unfin ished business in Missouri and had made a telephone call there before coming to the Then without mentioning Hadley by said She asked me to give you her per sonal Johnson Orders Fires Civilians I Didnt Steer Hunt Witness Says 24 UP Battery D buddy of Harry S Truman who got a govern ment job through Harry Vaughan Wednesday denied doc umentary evidence that he tried to throw federal business to five per center James Joe congressional liai son officer of the War Assets frankly admitted to senate investigators that Harry the pres idents military got him his And he testified that in his official he wrote a letter for promoter John Maragon which Vaughan was to Denies Statements But he denied statements culled from a telephone transcript found in Hunts files that he ever rec ommended Hunt to Major served for three weeks in Battery the World War I ar tillery outfit which Truman captained and in which Vaughan was a He was called before the senate subcommittee investigating the capitals influence peddlers in apparent preparation for testi mony later this week by his fasttalking friend and Hoey said it was decided to call Maragon Thursday after the com mittee found it would be unable to obtain a report on Hunts phys ical condition until Thursday Hunt is not expected to be able to He suffers from a heart ailment and now is in the hospital recovering from a leg Climaxed Session Majors testimony climaxed a session which produced these other developments Former War Assets Adminis trator Edmund Gregory charged Hunt with improper and un ethical conduct because he rep resented firms trying to buy sur plus property while working for See Page Column 2 House Vacation Voted But Senate Balks 24 UP members voted Wednes day to give themselves a four week but the senate blocked the move at least tem porarily and then plunged into angry debate over adjournment With large of its mem bers already absent from the cap the house overwhelmingly ap proved a resolution to recess the chamber from 26 to 21 to give the senate time to catch up on Brushed Rule Aside But the senate brushed aside the unwritten rule that one chamber automatically consents to the re cess plans of the and voted 58 to 25 to reject the A possibility the senate might ater change its mind was raised when Robert Taft offered a motion to reconsider the surprise Taft had led the original drive to block the house Senate debate over the proposal was punctuated by bitter Repub lican charges that Democratic Leader Scott Lucas had failed completely1 in organizing the leg islative and was delib erately planning to keep the chamber in session until Thanks giving or GOP Stall Lucas shot back that delay in acting on vital money bills and other must legislation was due to stalling and wasteful talk by GOP House Speaker Sam Rayburn made it plain that he was irked by the senate If they keep this up until Thurs I probably will have state ment to Kayburn an While senate approval would be necessary for house to quit work for more than three days at a there is nothing to prevent house members from voting new threeday recess every third They could net the stage for that in advance by adopting special rule that no quorum need be pres ent for the brief sessions at which the recess was Thus all but a few members could leave without senate con sent Churchill Illness On Riviera Hinted in France 24 Unconfirmed reports here Wednesday night said Winston Churchill is ill at Lord Beaver brooks villa on the French Lord physician to the 74yearold wartime prime min reportedly arrived at the Nice airport Wednesday then left immediately for the Churchill has been stay ing there since his arrival on the Riviera from the council of Europe meeting in London reports denied that Lord Moran had come here to treat One of Churchills secretaries and a Scotland Yard bodyguard refused to deny or confirm these Churchill remained in Strasbourg over the week end while her husband went to south ern France to He is sched uled to return to Strasbourg for additional sessions of the council of Military Economy Brake Stops 50 Camps 24 of Defense Louis Johnson slammed a massive brake on military spending Wednes day amid pained cries from Johnson ordered The firing of civilian employes of the navy and air The locking up of 50 ranging from navy yards to recruit training and heavy reductions in many Whacking reserve officers off the active duty It was the most drastic military economy move since the reductions at the end of World War It is Johnsons office to save between now and next June and a year the reduction was reported to be just a Aims at Further Cut Johnson is aiming at an additional cut of in the military budget for the next fiscal year which begins July Even with that pruning and military spending would account for of the national Bub further deep cuts would be needed to effectuate the 000 The defense secretary broke the news to congress members at a gloomridden conference at his Pentagon building head Special invitations went OTHERS OF BIG FOUR SILENT Ogden Arsenal Readies Personnel Reduction Tribunt Special at only one of the big four military establishments in the Ogden area had received official word Wednesday of personnel re ductions ordered by of De fense Louis Military officials at Ogden arsenal said they received a tele type notification Wednesday aft ernoon to the effect that the civilian allotment for Ogden arse nal and Tooele subdepot would be cut 301 for the two establish present strength of the two establishments is approxi mately 3200 civilian officials Notification Unreceived Officials at Utah general where 3050 civilians are em ployed Clearfied navy supply depot with 3132 and Hill air force base with almost 4300 stated they had re ceived no notification of In a message to Hill AFB William said it was understood about 1000 persons would be cut from the Hill pay He advised the employes that no official notification had been received and stated he be lieved that much of the reduction could be accomplished by nor mal attrition and cessation of routine 24 Arthur Watkins Utah said Wednesday night he is convinced that of Defense Louis Johnson should do what he can to cut expenses in the nations military Views Commenting on Johnsons an nouncement Wednesday of a vast retrenchment in military spend Watkins told a reporter At the press Wednesday we were told that the employes to be let out were not necessary to the de Their employment could not be justified as a makework Im convinced that Johnson should do what he can to cut Congress is re quiring that of and of course he should Whether or not the cuts in Utah were equitably I am in a position to make a I believe that my state should take aproportionate cut with all the other New jobs will be needed for the men These jobs can be furnished by private and if private industry cannot meet the public works proj ects should be started at Naval Stations Hardest Hit By Fund Cut 24 When Defense Louis Johnson announced Wednesday that civilian workers for the armed services will be laid navy installations were the hard est They were ordered to re duce by the army by 000 and air force Several bases in Utah and Idaho were re duced Air force installations listed for civilian personnel cuts include the following first figure is proposed employment next second figure is total reduction by X indicates installation to be in Y indicates to be de clared Moun tain Home AFB Montana Great Great Falls Hill AFB 3676 Wendover Washington Ephrata AFB Y Spokane AFB 336 McChord AFB 285 state total Casper AFB Y 12 Navy installations listed for civilian personnel cuts include the following first figure is proposed new employment second figure is the net Idaho ordnance ammunition de supply de out to congressmen whose tricts would be most directly af Their groans were keen and Cut somewhere they urged make the reduc tions in overseas forces fire the flunkies and No Defense WPA But Johnson told them he wasnt going to tolerate a defense He said he aimed to give the country a dollars worth of defense for every dollar congress provided for that As had been widely predicted in the navy took the hardest The civilian per sonnel cuts broke down this way Ar The navy shipyard at Long now employing 5800 was ordered cut to which puts it practically on a cus todial One reason the big cut was the navy is that manmade Terminal on which the yard is is slowly sinking into the Pacific California Hit Hardest California appeared to be hit harder than any other state by the navys Fifteen hun dred employes are to go at the Oakland naval supply center 864 at Moffett field 499 at the San Pedro supply depot 1165 at the marine corps air station Santa New Hampshires Charles a said he stood up to Johnson and told him this is a poor time to 000 persons out of It will place them in a desperate eco nomic Nine air force bases were cut down to a caretaker basis with 12 men on duty at This in cludes bases at Colorado and List of Army The armys Camp in is to be closed by next April Camp goes out next year so do Camp Camp and miscellaneous other installa tions scattered over the United Deep as the cuts they still leave civilians on the pay rolls of the three After the the army will have the navy and the air force Johnson told the congressmen that the economy program result ed from studies made by the three individual They them selves told what cuts could be made in their NEARLY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE Play for PayThats Tangle Towns Play for pay profit from fun It sounds almost too good to be but thats the way it will be for entrants in Utah Tangle The Salt Lake Tribune and Salt Lake Telegram fun game which has just been Seldom does opportunity come along which offers a chance for rich rewards for play ing a game but Utah Tangle IB such an In this intriguing game a total of to prizes awaits winners And one resident of The TribuneTelegram area can win as much as in 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