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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intennountaii Network Station Monday Through Friday WEATHER Slightly warmer Wednesday occasional rain or mow Details on Page 21 54 SALT LAKE WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Russians Got Top Major Avers 3 Wallace Demands Probers Hold Showdown NEW 6 former air force expediter of kaselend shipments to Russia said Tuesday the Soviets got lop secret American radar equipment as well as atomic materials during the George Racey onetime force said the Russians used a ruse to get a radarequipped plane out of the country after jie had balked them on four other attempts by ripping the radar out of former Vice Henry Wallace demanded a showdown before the house un American activities committee on radio reports that he helped along shipments of uranium to Russia in Wallaces Xame Radio commentator Fulton Lewis brought Wallaces name into his broadcasts after Jordan made his charges public through Jordan said Harry wartime presidential adviser to the late Franklin Roose helped ease the uraeium out of the for the Lewis added that Wallace also took a hand in expediting the Wallace called Lewis charges fabrication and part of his unremitting effort to tarnish the name of Franklin Roose In another broadcast Tuesday Lewis said no one but Wal lace had brought Roosevelts name into the discussion and that Wal lace had done so to use it as a shield for Open Session Let the session be Wal lace said in a wire to Chairman Wood of the house unAmerican activities I would also suggest that you call Milo Perkins and any other former members of the board of economic warfare whom you and Per kins think should Wallace is former chairman of the board of economic Commentator Lewis Kussell said on the Lewis broadcast Tuesday night that a former civilian freight loader at the Great air base told him he saw plans and blue prints in a package being shipped to the Russians from the Turner quoted the Leon ard as saying that they were apparently of a General Electric plant that had recently been built at East Turner told Lewis he under stood the plant was producing the highly secret turbo super charg ers a device for aircraft engines to permit highaltitude Two Other Workers Turner said Woods and two other Elmer Williams and John remembered ship ments of heavy plainly labeled and openly being to Heavy water is used in making atomic In a broadcast Tuesday night Edward Columbia Broadcasting system commen referred to Jordans story of how he ripped the radar out of the Murrow added there were no C47s equipped with radar at that Murrow also said the house com mittee is having the paper in one of Jordans memorandums tested to see if it could be new and if the memorandum had been pre pared The commentator said Jordan testified he copied notes on atomic data on envelopes and later trans ferred them to one sheet at dif ferent SAVED LIVES Albert Willis Prisoner since 22 after mutiny on Alfred Marshall plan awaits Two Wives Held In Smuggling 6 Two young Michigan airmen and their wives were accused Tuesday of smuggling 26 European refu gees into this country part of a huge Caribbean smuggling They were identified as Gaylord Saxton and Charles both and their Mary Jean and Ruth Lucille all of Grand At their Assistant Attorney Ernest Du haime snid that the brains be hind the smugglingwas a man he identified as Gregorio Simono He said that Simonovitch was the kingpin of all smuggling in the Information leading to arrest of the two couples here reportedly was supplied by several of the 26 aliens smuggled in from Europe by way of Cuba and Miami since last At least three of the refugees have been including Ignatz and Ella a brother and sister from Ro it was Agents said the smugglers charged to a with children under 6 brought in The Sterns said the refugees were landed at a small civilian airport on the western outskirts of greater Government agents snid Saxton was a daring flier who once brought his small plane across the Florida straits to Miami when all commercial flights were can jceled because of a ExSupply Officer Declares Russ Aid Was War Duty 6 Philip supply officer who cleared lond supplies through LadJ field at to Russia from 3942 to Tuesday night Why doesnt somebody it plain that Russia was our wartime ally If any confusion existed in ship ping supplies in their regular path through Great and Ladd field to it was be we were trying to save he We guys feel kind of funny now with everybody talking about sabotaging and aiding the Silver We thought we were doing our jobs by getting supplies into Russia in time to save aome American soldiers GREAT 6 man who was assigned to the Soviet purchasing commis sion during World War II said Tuesday he doubts if George Racey Jordan ever saw the in side of Russian diplomatic bag Commenting on a statement by Jordan that ho examined the con tents of a Russian diplomatic who served at for a and who dfdared his job put him in a position to said he had never seen a of diplo matic baggage left I am convinced no civilian or saw the inside of one of the sooallfd diplo matic pouches or Red Koreans Offer Exit To Pair Concession Parallels Consul Wards Trek From China 6 The Communistcontrolled govern ment of North Korea Tuesday of fered to release two captive Amer ican officials as Angus Ward and his party presumably began their arduous exit from Communist Government officials said the offer to release the two Albert Willis of and Alfred Mechter of Kinder was announced by the North Korean radio Since 23 The broadcast said the two Marshall plan officials who have been held since would be freed at the dividingline between North and South Korea next Sun day morning at 11 10 There was one The broadcast specified that a repre sentative of the American embassy in the South Korean must be at the station of Yohyon on the 38th parallel with full power of attorney to receive the two Ship Mutiny Willis and Meschter were seized after the crew of a South Korean freighter mutinied and fled with them to Communistruled North The broadcast asked the Seoul embassy to confirm the arrange ments by announcing their accept ance over radio Word that the men will be freed came after the State depart ment appealed to Russia to inter The as sumed that Ward and his party have begun their long train ride through Communist China to a waiting American ship and free 20Person Staff The last word the department had from the bearded consul general was that he and 20 persons in leave at 245 EST The group was special train furnished by the Com munists in a lastminute surprise gesture of courtesy after they had held his wife and his em ployes under house arrest for a Official word from Tientsin Tuesday said Ward and his party will sail from Taku 16 miles offshore from aboard the Lakeland Victory on The date was described as Girdler Wings Way East In Record Try SAN 6 Tom winged his way eastward in a United Airlines plane Tuesday night on the last lap of his attempt to set a new record for circling the globe by established commercial airline who went from New York last Friday into Honolulu Tuesday by PanAmerican Honolulu at PST in a U A L He left on UALs flight 600 at for the nonstop hop to where he was due at CST He hopes to reach New York on an American Airlines plane about Eyes Record On his present he ex pected to circle the four 23 hours and 50 The best previous record in com mercial planes was set in 1948 by Eddie chairman of the New York boxing It was six three hours and 40 Pan American World in whose ships Lanphier traveled as far as said his time thus far was four eight hours and 35 Plenty of Sleep The curlyhaired for mer fighter said h5 was not a bit tired and had been getting plenty of He talked good humoredly with reporters while cameramen snapped Hawaiian Iftis around his neck and plane stewardesses kissing him on the Lanphiers dash is sponsored by the Air Force an organiza tion of air force as a demonstration of how regularly scheduled airline operations have linked the world together since Wilbur and Orville Wright first lifted a plane into the air at Kitty 46 years The aim was to circle the world in five Lanphier carried with him a message from Harry S Tru honoring the Wrights Ranking Nationalist Leaders Given Welcome 1A acting president of Nationalist and Madame Li pose for cameramen as they ave San Francisco airport after arrival U plans to enter visit Throngs Hail Li Arrival On Visit SAN 6 Acting Li Tsungjen of Na tionalist China landed at San Francisco International airport at Tuesday the first Chinese chief of state ever to visit this He was greeted by a wildly cheering crowd of his City Supervisor Marvin Lewis ex a welcome from San ptoco Lis chartered plane was imme diately serviced for a flight to New where he will enter Pres byterian hospital for treatment of a peptic Plans Leader Talks After he he plans to talk with government leaders and visit this beautiful Li does not speak His personal representative in Wash Kan handed newsmen a prepared in which Li said The situation in China admit tedly gives cause for deep If the tide oi communism is not stemmed in not only the whole of the Asiatic but also what lies east and southeast of it will soon be faced with the danger of Communist rule and all it Fight for liberties I can assure our American friends that the Chinese people are determined to preserve their lib erty and their freedom against all and that they will never yield to the brutal force of Com munist The statement said Lis tem porary absence from China will in no way affect the continued prose cution of the campaign against the Communist nor my role and responsibility as a leader of the forces of freedom and democracy in my Eleven other including Lis beautiful Madame Li and his two sons were in the offi cial Newsmen had no opportunity to relay questions to the visiting ex who posed briefly for newspaper and newsreel camera men and was whisked away to Chinatown after in a brief radio of his plans after leav ing the New York OAK 6 UP A surprise walkout swelled Tues day to a general construction strike in this atomic idling more than 1800 men and bringing in top government and labor negotia An official of the Atomic Energy commission said the situation looks pretty The highway patrol was asked to guard the new gas pipeline to Oak Bidgtfrcm EarrSmML Novel Helicopter Army In Rescue Work 6 UP air force has come up with its latest flying the Sikorsky H19 It announced it has completed successful test flights of the which was designed espe cially for rescue and liai son The helicopter is equipped with a poweroperated hoist which can haul injured crash victims into the cabin while the craft hovers over land or Am phibious landing gear also can be added to speed up sea The announcement said the cabin of the helicopter can carry eight Utter cases and one at in addition to a two man HIRING POLICY BLAMED Oak Ridge Strike Swells To Idle 1800 Workers Nonunion Labor Hiring The use of nonunion labor to lay the pipeline which will fire up the huge Oak Ridge atomic ovens with natural gas was reported the main issue behind the chainreaction Some 250 AFL steam truck drivers and operating engi neers started the walkout abruptly AMA Readies Battle Plan For 50 War 6 The American Medical was told Tuesday that its opponents in its fight against socialized medi cine have given that the decisive battle remains to be fought in Elmer Henderson of presidentelect of the worlds largest organization of said hundreds of nonmedical groups have rallied to the A M As banner in its strug gle against Harry S Tru mans proposal for federalized compulsory sickness Annual Dues To help finance the a committee report 000 has been collected in volun tary assessments of each from 80 of the AM As mem The A MAs board of trustees submitted to the policymaking house of delegates a proposal that annual dues of not more than be collected from the organiza tions No dues have been assessed in the Establishment of a system of dues was approved by the house of delegates last June and the pro posal was passed along to the trustees for Final action maj come later in the Real Fighting Group Henderson said that American during became a powerful fighting force for It met its enemies in spectacu lar contest before the and its enemies gave At the 1949 session of the fight for compulsory health insurance was even though the White House itself had become a sounding board for the But we would be in Henderson if we as sumed that the final victory had been He added Medicines at the mo ment are falling waiting for public vigilance to hop ing that American doctors will tire Columns ate They were joined Tuesday by 119 pipeline about 121 home 120 elec ricians and an undetermined num ber of A F L metal work roofers and iron Shortly after noon it was con servatively estimated that 150C workers had joined the walkout and that 300 others were made idle as Result of the stoppage in key opa Carpenters and common laborers were still on the union sourcs but all other construction workers in the Oak Ridge town ship and about 700 in the controlled in the heart of the atomic installations had joined the The National Labor Relations board flew in one of its top trouble John Mackle of the At lanta Mackle aid he would try to determine if the TaftHart ley law was being violated and ii an injunction could be obtained against the Ben chief organizer oi the International Plumbers and Steamfitters union whose members touched off the walkout was en route to head labors side in the Mediators on Job Pending a conference of these top Louis labor relations representative for the A E conferred with officials of the Knoxville building trades council which is the supervisory office for Oak Ridge AFL mem In Clyde specialist in atomic labor rela tions for the Conciliation service said that conciliation Com missioner Etson Hitchcock of Knoxville had been working to re solve the dispute since Monday Both the AEG and its contrac busy with a speedup on ex pansion of atomic production facil appeared for federal inter There was as yet no sign from Key that Harry S Truman was moving in on the Oak Ridge He once invoked the national emergency clauses of the TaftHartley law to prevent a walkout of uranium Small Pits Sign As Lewis Sets IMWs Pattern Owners Swiftly Challenge Ask for Names 6 Lewis announced Tuea day night that his United Mine Workers won broad new con cessions from a small segment of the soft coal Operators spokesmen promptly challenged him to name the companies sign ng The agreements apparently spell out Lewis terms for new contracts for the The new contract covers a number of unidentified mostly in said to ac count for some 2 million of the 450 million tons produced an nually by mines with which Lewis has I question the sincerity of the whole saiJ John QUOTA FILLED Firm Leader Gets UM W Benefit Post 6 UP Howard president of the Monongahela lail and River Tuesday night accepted an appointment as one of three trustees on the Jnited Mine Workers welfare Showalter announced his ac ceptance after a telephone con versation with a gentleman in He refused to iden tify the gentleman but there was little doubt that he meant UMW chief John This thing is something I lavent Showalter I was not looking for a job of any But if I can be of any service to the 1 would be very happy to He said that besides the gen tleman in he talked with several coal operators Tues day night regarding his appoint Showalters acceptance of the job completed the new trustees setup including Lewis and Josephine president of the Rocky Mountain Fuel and currently ad ministrative director of the old health and welfare The former trustees were Styles Bridges and Charles Dawson replaced Ezra Van Horn of Cleveland who resigned when the fund almost went bankrupt and payments to the miners were Earlier Tuesday Showal ter vehemently denied that his company had signed a new con tract with Lewis He said his firm was still sol idly behind the northern pro ducers group and said we havent signed with Wool Chief tain Assails 6 presi dent of the National Wool Grow ers Tuesday blamed reduc tions in federal grazing permits for the decline in the number of sheep in the United Howard Vaughn of here to preside at the associations 85th annual opening said that the pro gram of percentage reductions of grazing on federal lands is with out rhyme or Vaughn said the nation had breeding sheep which pro duced 80 of its wool in Now it has which pro duce onethird of the wool needed he He said that although the con vention probably would approve the governments 1950 wool pur chase growers preferrec a high If tariffs cant be he they would pre fer production payments to gov ernment executive vice president of the National Coal Let him say what companies have Lets lay it out on the line And see what hes Reaps Pint Fruits In any Lewis appeared to have reaped the first fruits of his new policy of bargaining with ndividual In the past has insisted on bargaining on an ndustrywide There were reports that some other little fellows among the operators ware ready to sign on the dotted but no indication the industry as a while would do at least The contract calls for A wage of 95c bringing the basic wage to P15 a A 15c a ton increase in the royalty for miners pensions and other welfare This boosts the royalty to 35c a Selection of Josephine longtime friend and coworker of aj neutral trustee with a deciding voice in administration of the welfare Longer Contract A extending was because the con tract would run out in the with cold weather coming This would tend to put Lewis In a good bargaining Pre vious contrails have expired In the There was no doubt that Lewis hoped the contract would become the pattern for the but bitter opposition remained among many Joseph Moody of the Southern Coal Producers re iterated his previous statement that the settlement would not In any way change our Indicates Lewis refusal to name the companies very well indicates that the list does not include any thing but shortlived companies or marginal producers who are willing to sacrifice their own po sition and hope to weaken that of the industry on the chance that they will have a shortterm ad vantage over the other companies and can make a quick Moody Moody took exception to inclusion of Miss Roche as a mem ber of the board of Moody also said the fact that the contract would not take effect until 1 would seem to give time for a change in the contract when negotiated with responsible collective bargaining NEW 6 151 Hard coal operators began wage con tract negotiations with the United Mine Workers union Tuesday and asked that the fiveday work week be restored in the anthracite The hard coal along with soft coal began threeday week last Monday un der a program adopted by toe UMW policy WHITE HOUSE Bulges Bother Vacationing Truman KEY 8 Harry S Truman bulged at the waistline Tuesday while his temporary White bulged with advisers working on the next phase of his fair deal The chief tipping the scale at 177 called off all bets two of his even stouter aids growing out of a preThanks giving weightreducing The contest was officially de clared a dead heat when it was discovered each of the trio had dropped about three or four pounds of dead It started at early in November when the chief executive decided Harry army and Wallace presi dential were fo big he couldnt see around them in the White House each aide weighed around 220 pounds Truman a generous The idea was that Truman had to get down to 175 by Thanks weighed 167 when he entered the White House in his aides to each to pay some reports had it for each pound short of their Grahams arrival Monday nght enabled the president to call off the whole The physician has been to Peru and Truman gath ered his assistants about him to talk over the fight in congress for the fair deal to be renewed with the presentation of his state of the union message in Press Secretary Charlss Ross said Truman had set his first fullscale staff meeting for 2 EST Wednesday on the lawn of the commandants house where the president is This was his answer to reporters quips to Roas that there wouldnt bs a room in Key West big enough to hold all of The suntanned president and the advisors who came with him 28 sat down with palefaced new arrivals to talk over this mes as well as the state of budget and economic messages to Ross made it clear Truman is not planning any recess appointment of a successor to chairman David M chairman of the Atomic Energy Truman and the preaidenti daughter go back east the former to latter to New York to continue her voice ;