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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 9, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS p latermountain Network Station KALL Mondi WEATHER Partly little change IB Details on Page 41 56 SALT LAKE FRIDAY DECEMBER 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Byrd Favors Billion Budget Slash Asks Personnel Less EGA Aid Avails Tax Hike 8 UP Harry Byrd Thursday proposed a federal budget for next year and warned that of new taxes may touch off another business His which would reduce government spending 000 below estimates for the cur rent fiscal calls for a more modest cut than his recent pro posal for a reduc It was Byrds answer to Harry S Trumans recent remark that it Is easier for critics to talk about cutting the budget than to draft It came as Truman and his advisers were holdingmeetings at his Key vacation retreat on both his budget snd stateoftheunion messages to congress in Asks Aid Cut a leader of the congres sional economy would take the biggest bites from the Vet erans which would be cut below the current fiscal year foreign aid also reduced and national defense would be cut Two Democratic Willis Robertson of Vir ginia and John McClellan of on their return from Europe Thursday that for eign aid spending under the Mar shall plan should be cut next year at least below the appropriated for the current fiscal Personnel Slash Byrd said congress must decide next year whether to increase taxes by more than retrench along the lines of his rec ommendations or go gayly along the economic primrose path of indefinite deficit New taxes were proposed by the president last year and a re cession followed until the proposal was he If new taxes are proposed again this the same experience is likely to The are He proposed a 25 reduction dropping the agencies embracing civiliando mestic from which he excluded veterans na tional defense and interest on the national Would Up Postage He wants a reduc tion in these civiliandomestic items from the current figure of In this he pro posed saving by the pay roll by end authority given to the Reconstruction Fi nance and Commodity Credit by wiping out the postal deficit through higher rates and eliminating glaring in The balance would come from postponing nonessen tial public works and other sav In the Veterans he proposed cutting pay roll and administrative costs by 000 and reducing readjustment benefits to a figure of Billion Surplus By proposing a limit on spending for foreign Byrd recommended cutting this years total by which he said could be absorbed in programs nearing the end of their Assuming federal revenue con tinues at the level estimated for this Byrds budget shows a sur Two Sons Die in Flaming Plane Helicopter view shows wreckage of DOS on Bay area hill in which nine persons were In cluded among victims were Marian KbnbaE and her two Leland and John She holds John Wesley while Leland m aits on fathers Leland Ktroball hi DC3 Wreckage Yields Bodies Of Nine on Hill in Bay Area 8 The bodies of nine in cluding three were taken Thursday from the wreckage of a DC3 nonscheduled air liner which crashed into a hill on the rim of San Francisco bay during a nighttime A ground search team from Hamilton augmented by highway patrolmen and Solano county deputies reached the shat tered remains ot the twinengined craft at a few hours after the wreckage was spotted from the air by a coast guard air rescue amphibian scout All Aboard Perish All aboard had perished when the operated by California Airways of smashed into a hill only 200 from the crest and Apparently the pilot had made it over the for the plane had crashed headlong Aboard were the wife and son of the partowner of the air George his face strained with the nightlong vigil he kept waiting word from search was among the rescue The ground party was not the first to reach the An air force helicopter John Little set his helicopter down and first discovered the bodies of three Demo Europe Visitors Ask Cut In 50 Marshall Plan Aid s Three Democratic senators just back from a European tour Thurs day urged a slash in Marshall plan spending next They said Europe now needs Robertson told a news confer ence that the whole recovery proj ect should be ended in 1952 as with only a 000 appropriation greater economic unity and more I Maybank said he believed con selfhelp than it does more I gress should trim the funds even dollars to speed its deeper than Robertson The senators expressing those i although he did not offer an exact views were Willis Robertson John McClellan and Burnet Maybank Robertson and McClellan sre members of a senate appropria tions subcommittee which made a firsthand study of the foreign aid chairj He declared that the Mar shall plan has done a wonderful but he said too much has been spent McClellan told newsmen he also believes that at least should be cut from next years aid He said Europeans still havent done enough themselves man of the senate banking com1 to solve their basic made a separate visit to j as removal of trade barriers and look into housing and financial dej stabilization of currency Robertson said he thinks con gress should hold Marshall plan funds to a total in the 1951 fiscal year starting next July Congress appropriated tor tht current Edward Thye another member of the touring ap propriations agreed that some cuts will have to be made in the European aid but he advised against indiscriminate three men and three chil The burned so badly that identification will have to be made from dental were taken to the Chisholm and Dickey funeral home in The transport was one of two overdue on short flights in Call AMA Dues Set To Combat Medicine 8 The American Medical voted Thursday to collect a years dues of from each of its move that is expected to raise about to expand volun tary health plans and fight com pulsory nationalized The plan was adopted by the A M As house of its policymaking body which is in interim session The assess ment is for 1950 and no provision was made for similar payments in following Affects Louis chairman of the board of said most of the associations mem bers would either ante up the dues or be dropped from its He said about 15 of the mem bership will be exempt from pay ment because of illness or financial Bauer said it would depend on the situation whether the dues would be reduced in 1951 or elim inated He indicated the assessments would be continued if the administration still is at tempting to enact Harry S Trumans controversial compul sory health insurance The administration plan would underwrite dental and hospital expenses for some 85 of the people by means of a 3 pay roll Rebellion The AMA has conducted a re lentless and bitter campaign against this socialized Last year it assessed each of its members contribution to help pay for thft r gainst the The assessment aroused a storm of protest both within and outside the One group of 136 doctors refused to chip snd accused the powers that be within the group of failing to develop a needed program to provide better fornia during the Pilot Robert a Philco Radio was at the con trols of a light singleengine plane missing since he took off from southern California on a flight to Hamilton north of San Coast air force and Civil Air patrol search panes were scouring his flight route Thurs day for some trace of his The entire cahin portion of the from nose to had burned One wing was in Lists Plane Occupants Arrow Airways listed these oc cupants of the plane when it left Oakland airport at Wednesday night in a driving rain en route to Crew members James Gar 322 Re dondo pilot Meade 404 Los first officer Susan De 5225 Acton Holly Passengers George 2619 Wyoming Bur Pat her son Vincent 525 Coast Laguna Leland Kimball who was visiting her and John at 1565 Las Leland Kimball and John Wes ley 8 sons of medical More on Small Firm Chief Follows Utahn As NAM Leader NT5W 8 Adams a New Hampshire who began his business career as an apprentice Thursday night was named president of the National Association of He is president of the Markem Machine Company of makers of powerdriven devices for marking and identi fying poods and It was the second year in a row the NAM has picked a small businessman to head its which numbers members arid includes many of the top men in thena tions Putnam employs 200 workers at his Keone He succeeds Wallace Salt Lake City paint and varnish manu whose employes num ber More news on N A Nationalist Regime Flees Mainland to Formosa Groves Asserts He Hid Data From Wallace 8 Leslie head of the wartime atomic bomb said Thursday he withheld from former Vice Henry Wal lace a number of secret atomic re ports which were distributed among other top government of He was asked in an interview to amplify his statement before the house committee on unAmerican activities Wednesday that Wal lace saw only one of about five secret Asked why the others were not shown to he replied Interest Throughout my conduct of the Manhattan my decisions were based on what I though were the best interests of the United I decided I wasnt going to show any more reports to Wal Pressed whether he meant it would have been against the best interests of the country for Wal lace to see the Groves said I dont gee how anything could be more positive than what I said Groves also gaid that his testi mony before the committtee should not be construed as completely re futing the story of the former air force George Racey who testified that high govern ment officials helped Russia ob tain secret material and documents during the Wont Refute Jordan Jordan told the committee that Harry confidant of former Franklin Roose put pressure on him to expe dite shipments of uranium to Russia through Great air Jordan was stationed at the base during the war as a liaiason Wallace was brought into the controversy by radio commentator Fulton Lewis who accused the Progressive party leader of putting pressure on some officials to get approval of the uranium Wallace has denied Lewis charge and demanded a chance to meet my traducers face to face before the house Mem bers said he would be granted an opportunity to GOP Charges Demos Split Loyalty Body 8 Three Republican members of the house committee on unAmerican activities complained Thursday that their Democratic are scheduling quickie hearings without notifying The they said in a joint letter to Chairman John Wood can only lend credence to newspaper reports that tho Democrats on the committee are trying to whitewash former New Deal officials mentioned in atomic secret Approve by Phone Approving the letter by tele phone were Richard Nix on Francis Case and Harold Velde It was released through Nix ons William Nixon and Case are in their home districts Velde is in Puerto The fourth Republican com mittee member is Paraeil New now awaiting sentence for allegedly receiving salary kickbacks from his cap Hoi The three complained specifi as had noncommittee mem ber Leslie Arends before that they received notification of Mondays hearing featuring the testimony of former air force George Racey Jor Protest Action It is our understanding that the hearing wag held less than three hours after it was deter mined that Jordan was avail able to the letter In his Jordan said he believed Harry late White House confidant of Presi dent Franklin had authorized wartime shipments of atomic materials to The letter said a gesture was made toward notifyingthe Re publicans for Wednesdays hear at which Leslie the wartime atom bomb project House Committee Snubs Wallace Bid for Hearing NEW 8 The houie committee on un American activities Thursday turned down Henry AWallaces request for a hearing early next The committee told the for mer vice president it would set a hearing date after it meets Wallace had asked that be allowed to appear 12 or 13 to answer charges that he put pressure on war time officials for approval of uranium shipments to Committee counsel Frank Tavenner informed Wallace by telegram Thursday that the days Wallace suggested do not meet with convenience of the Wallace had urged that he be permitted to appear next week and I do hope your com mittee will afford a former vice president of the the cour tesy of an opportunity to clear his name from Decrees HandsOff China Policy NEW 8 Americansponsored policy for all lations to keep hands off China and let the Chinese people settle their own difficulties was approved Thursday by a big vote in the United Nations The assembly also turned the China case over to the yeararound little assembly for continuing study of Nationalist charges of Russian help to the Chinese Partly chief Nationalist China delegate told reporters his government would fight on indefinitely from inside and on Formosa and Will Press Case He said he would press his case in the little assembly as soon as perhaps early next and would offer detailed informa tion to back his charges that the Soviet Union is helping Chinese Communists of Mao The handsoff backed only by the moral force of the was approved 45 to The proposal of Cuba and Peru for keeping the case alive in the little assembly was ap proved 32 to Seventeen nations including Britain is reported planning to recognize the Chinese Communist regime The key provisions of the hands off policy mentioned in the resolu tion were for all states Respect Peoples Rights To respect the political in dependence of China and to be guided by the principles of the United Nations in their relations with To respect the right of the people of China now and in the future to choose freely their politi cal institutions and to maintain a government independent of foreign To respect existing treaties re lating to China and To refrain from seeking to acquire spheres of influence or to create foreigncontrolled re gimes within the territory of China b seeking to obtain spe cial rights or privileges within the territory of The resolution was titled pro motion of the stability of inter national relations in the far Chiang Starts Guerilla Warfare to Halt Reds 8 Chinese Nationalist government fled the mainland Its fifth capital in a year was set up on island 100 miles off the Communistheld Premier Yeh Hsishan and 14 cabinet members arrived here from the shortestlived Chinese capital in in Gen eralissimo Chiang Kaisheks pri vate the Mei The generalissimo remained in Yen to Guerilla warfare against the con quering Flight was decided upon in an emergency cabinet Yen Collapse came after Ten SOUND Party At Reports 8 ConsulGeneral Angus Ward and his entire party have arrived safely at the State department reported Thursday A dispatch to the department from acting Consul General Alfred Wellborn at Tientsin said Wards party of 20 persons arrived at Thursday None of Members They went directly to the consulate compound and will stay there until Sunday when they will board the American freighter Lakeland the dispatch It added that none of the mem bers of Wards party required medical This was the first official word received here that Ward and all of his party were in good health despite their year of virtual cap tivity in Communistcontrolled Close Consulate Ward and four of his consulate aids were jailed by the Chinese Redi 24 on charges of beating a Chinese employe who came to the consulate to demand back After a trial the State de partment has branded Ward and his aids were found guilty and sentenced to be de ported from The State department immedi ately responded by instructing Ward to close down the consulate and bring his entire includ out of China as soon as For the past two the de partment anxiously awaited word that the Chinese Reds had let them Atomic Citys Strike Ends OAK 8 tfl workers employed on multimillion dollar atomic plant projects here ended a four day wildcat strike An Atomic Energy commission announcement signalled the end of the first walkout in the history of this young atomic Oak Ridge opera tions manager for the A E said a wholesale backtowork move ment got under way during the We consider the strike added supervising engineer for the Maxon Construc tion of which is doing the Some 3000 workers were in The strike had halted work on a uranium235 produc ing plant and delayed preparations for start of work on another just before taking that the airfield at Kunming had been Defection This apparently meant that the longfeared defection of Yunnans Lu had taken He appeared to be holding great southwest province un til the Reds The bad news Lu climaxed disastrous In Kweichow had de priving the Nationalists of a re belling base through which they could supply an inland capital by The Reds were taking over the south China and Pai Moslem leader who had the largest Intact Nationalist had reportedly gone to Hainan 300 miles south west of Hong Heavy Snow FaUs Heavy enow had fallen In mountains of Sikang blocking overland travel to Si the next intended capital after The Reds in Szechuan province had pressed past im portant town dO milts southeast of But the defection of Lu Haa loomed as the final Loss of his strategic U n n a n province would cut the escape route into Burma and French To stall it Chiang commander of the southwest de fense headquarters at resigned and flew to Kunming to try to dissuade Lu Tens ad mission that the airport had been occupied meant that Chang bad Resistance Before Ten his cabinet approved a plan whereby resistance will continue under the overall direction of the General Although Ten said Chiang was still in a Hong Kong report said the generalis simo had flown to Hainan island to talk to Pal Chung Under the plan the southwest defense headquarters will be moved to 200 miles west of and placed under chief of staff Ku Depu ties under him will be Tang Sen and Hu From corre spondent Spencer Moosa reported that as the government prepared to thousands of Kus troops were straggling through the city toward the Capital Gloomy He said the recent temporary capital was gloomy and with fear of looters driving most people off the streets hours he fore the 9 The cabinet voted to create two guerilla or routes as the Chinese call to carry on resistance against the Commu The first route will be commanded by Wang Tsang while the second wul be led by Tang The Nationalists apparently hope to win back against the Reds the way the Reds won against THE INQUIRING PRESIDENT Truman Turns Tables on His Press KEY 8 AV Harry S Truman assumed the role of an inquiring reporter Thursday to probe into the habits of newsmen covering his vacation He discovered that they stay up forget to eat but write home to their Looking little like the conven tional Truman ap peared unexpectedly at presiden tial press secretary Charles Ross news wearing a white pith a tanniah cotton suit and an openneck sport The looking even less like their conventional selves in bathing trunks in looked up with sur prise an tanned and strode in in front of The his eyes twin took a seat in an arm whipped out a pencil and grabbed a sheet of Western Union note Opening the Ross as serted We have with us this morning a distinguished contributor to the Federal This is a daily journal of official actions of the Now I want to ask some ques the chief executive broke He asked each man in turn what time they got to bed last Those who turned in after 1 outnumbered those who turned in and one fellow claimed he was getting shuteye at Its a good thing theyre not all under William another presidential chimed It being after 10 by Truman wanted to know how many had been to Three hands The president showed no How many of you have writ ten home to your wives at least the president came Most of them He thought that he broke up the preas con as his own are ended at with a Thank Ross later disclosc that the president will spend 23 to 28 with his family at his home in He ia flying back to Washington on 20 from Truman will speak from his home at Independence by radio Christmas eve to light the living tree on the White Houae lawn at I Washington by remote 11 ;