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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 13, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS loternMantain Network Station BALL Monday Throwb rrMaO 91 WEATHER Cloudy with enow Thursday somewhat Details on Page 22 SALT LAKE THURSDAY JANUARY Variety of Bills Pours Into Legislative Mill Many Propose Major Assure Heated Utah Debate By MALMQtJISI Tribune Political Editor Utahs 28th legislature shifted into high gear the third day ef the session so far as the introduction of bills was A total of 55 resolutions and memorials were poured Into the senate during the an abnormally large number for BO early in the Many proposed major changes in the state and a large percentage are to be The mea covered a wide range of sub Including complete reorgan isation of the welfare earmarking of sales tax aale of liquor by the tight ening up of the present law against dispensing of liquor by the and ratification of the consti tutional amendment to limit the presidential tenure to two Other New Bills Other bills introduced include repeal of the oleomargarine reorganization of the department of publiity and industrial develop a nonpartisan judiciary creation of a state board of fire improvement districts In counties and fish and A few of the bills collided with the general tone of Brack en Lees message by proposing expansion of educational institu tions and special educational pro One for asked for a appropriation for purchase and renovation of build Ings and grounds for the Salt Lake area vocational It was sponsored by two Newall Salt and Manning Another called for a ap propriation for Weber college to defray expenses incident to ini tiating upper division work and a third would change the name of the institution to Weber state col lege and make it a fouryear College Measures The two Weber college measures were sponsored by Irancis Fowlea Elias Day Salt Rulon Jenkins Plain and Taylor Brockbank Salt One bill was aimed at further re stricting legislators in performing services for a Sponsored by Rue Clcgg Salt Lake it would prohibit members of the law making body from drafting or preparing any kind of measure for Introduction into the legislature for a Violation would be a The publicity and industrial de velopment under legis lative fire for several would be liquidated by of a bill introduced by In its place would be created a depart ment of publicity and promotion which would be headed by A five member nonsalaried not more than three of which could be a member of the same political The commission would em ploy a secretary or director to serve as the administrative The department would function in the field of publicity and promotion of Utah products and Judiciary Bill The nonpartisan judiciary similar to one introduced two years would set up judicial selection commissions to select candidates for supreme court and district court Their names would be printed on a separate headless If a majority voted approval of a candidate he would be declared If a majority voted against a candidate he would be rejected and ineligible to hold the office during the term he Vacan cies would be filled by the judicial Candidates would be prohibited from seeking votes on a partisan from con tributing to any political party or from holding any office in a po litical Other bills dropped into the sen ate hopper would Increase the indigent county levy ceiling from one mill to two mills In counties of or more valuation and to five mills in other Increase juror fees from to per day in district courts and from to to in city and justice Population Minimum Increase population minimum for second class cities from 7000 to The reason for this is to obviate the necessity of cities which have passed the 7000 mark from establishing separate school Increase the number of judges in the Fourth district Wa Duchesne and Uintah from two to Provide for creation of special improvement districts in Provide for escheat to the state of unclaimed deposits held by utility Authorize fire departments of municipalities to operate outside their corporate Authorize counties to levy up to one mill on real property for support of fire Exempt from property taxa Page Column 5 BIPARTISAN PLAN Proposed Bill Would Ax Welfare Unit By RICHABD SQUIRES Bills to abolish the state welfare earmark all sales tax revenue for welfare purposes and to make financially able sons and daughters responsible for the care of their destitute parents were introduced Wednesday into the state All measures appeared headed into the maelstrom of controversy which always has surrounded the states welfare The reorganization measures came under the bipartisan sponsor ship of Rue Clegg Salt Lake City and Taylor Brockbank Salt Lake Nonpaid Board They ask that the present three man welfare commission be abol ished and its duties turned over to a sevenman nonpaid board to be appointed by the governor with the consent of the The board in turn would ap point a fulltime director at a salary range of from to per year to administer the states welfare the legislation asked would return administration of the states welfare program to the system used prior to Her bert Maws reorganization pro Such an administrative system was favored by Bracken Lee Tuesday in his message to the Others Dont Jibe Accompanying do not jibe with the governors mes Other measures implement ing the reorganization would give the new board control over the states control Lee said should be vested in sepa rate nonpaid institutional The bill to earmark all sales tax for welfare purposes by a consti tutional amendment flies into the See Page Columns Odom Begins Tlivver Hop 13 Lanky Bill Odom took off over the darkening Pacific late Wednesday on a projected nonstop flight to New York in an effort to set a new distance record for small Scrunched into the tiny compart ment of his singleengined Waikiki Odom lifted the heavilyloaded plane off the run way at EST on the 5010mile Odom had flown around the world He had waited since 31 for a favorable break in the the Pacific and on the He estimated the flight would require about 34 The small plane distance record is 2061 established 1937 by two Russians on a hop from Moscow to Odoms 185 horsepower plane took off with about 3700 of which nearly 1560 pounds was gas PRICE FIVE CENTS Bubble of a Helper service station razed by explosion Wednesday I was believed to have been touched off by friction of shovel used to looms grimly dark above which killed station clear driveway of spilled Damage was estimated at Britain Flays Stand On Palestine 12 for eign office spokesman Wednesday night denounced the govern ments attitude toward the Pales tine crisis and charged that the Soviet government anillegal dispatch of arms from Czechoslovakia to The official spokesman used words strong for diplomatic usage in lashing out at the other two na tions which with Britain madeup the wartime big At the same time he called for putting into full effect the United Nations security council resolu tions on They called for troop withdrawals in south Pales tine which would take away from Israel the gains in two campaigns fought toward the end of Fear Conflict Spread For the first time official men tion was made of the possibility that the Palestine conflict might spread beyond the middle The spokesman said the current situa tion threatened the peace and se curity both locally and in the middle east and more The spokesman issued a state ment intended primarily for the soon after acting of State Robert Lovett announced in Washington that America had urged Israel and Egypt to exercise the greatest Demands Order Execution The demanding that the orders on Palestine be carried out to the said The British government has noted with regret the apparent re luctance of the United States gov ernment to range itself squarely behind these Earlier Wednesday a foreign of fice spokesman accused Czecho slovakia and other eastern bloc na tions of supplying 90 of the arms reaching Israel in violation of the arms Explaining the dispatch of Brit ish troops to the spokesman said that in view of a threat of Jewish his majestys government had no alternative but to accept a Trans Jordan request for British BROTHERS CONFESS Guam Police Charge Three Soldiers in SexSlaying 12 air force Negro enlisted in cluding two were charged Wednesday with the kid rape and murder of pretty Ruth 27 year old navy civilian whose rav ished body was found in a jungle clearing two weeks before Christ Formally charged by the Guam police navy headquar ters were Calvin Den attached as an engineer to an aviation squadron his PvL Her man Dennis Indian and Robert Both Herman Dennis and Burns were attached to the 12th air am munition The navys announcement the accusations resulted from con fessions obtained from the Den nis An important factor leading to the finger of suspicion being laid on the trio was a smock belonging to the San Francisco The police was found by navy reserve Hackett of Chicago in a car driven by Calvin Dennis assistant chief of po has been active in the entire investigation since the unconscious girl was found beaten and near not far from the jade shop she had been working in when she disappeared the fatal Saturday night Miss fiancee of marine Sterling McGinnis of Belle died without regaining consciousness in a navy SPARKS FROM SNOW SHOVEL Blast at Helper Filling Station Kills Injures Three By BOB STAJENBEOOK Tribune Wire Carbon filling station blast and fire instantly killed a 16yearold at tendanthere Wednesday at 11 injuringthree other men and destroyed the The explosion killed Frank Wal son of and Andrew Injured were Lloyd Spring Carbon who suffered a broken leg Guy Salt Lake treated by a Helper physician for first and second degree burns on his hand and a dislocated right shoulder Clifford whose neck was lacerated by fly ing explosion Investigating officers reported that the blast probably was set off by a spark from a shovel with which the Wallace youth was re Suspect Seized For Slayings In Oklahoma OKLAHOMA 12 UFl postal inspector was shot to death in the post office Wednes day by a 69yearold man who said he fired in selfdefense and in defense of civil was struck in the back of the head by a bullet as he bent over to take mail from his post office Joseph Donnelly surrendered after the shootingto a postal clerk who called At ar he pleaded innocent but made selfdefense state Picture of on page Previous Slaying The shooting followed by less than 24 hours the slaying of Earl prominent Oklahoma City by an unknown assail The slayer walked into Pruets office in a skyscraper here and after a conversa tion with the shot him four Alice receptionist at the Pruet law office who talked to the killer before the Wednesday viewed Describes Assailant She told police Certain characteristics are He wears the same type of glasses and speaks in the same tightlipped but I just dont believe he is the In DonnelTs inside coat podcet were 10 On3 was addressed to Harry S another to the FBI and another to the inspector of Donnelly told officers the let ters explained his case against postal authorities and their slanderous treatment of The mails lost two money orders for and when I asked for Harkins and three other post office officials accused me of lying and cheating They even put it down on my record and I couldnt get a job with the government during the moving spilled gasoline from the driveway of the service Sheriff Joseph Dudler of Carbon county said that Overman told him that gasoline had overflowed onto the pavement from a large storage and that he had noticed the attendant pushing it from the driveway with a snow shovel just before the employe of the Overman Mattress and Furniture Salt Lake had been fuel ing a company truck at the sta He had just stepped into the cab of the vehicle when the blast ripped the canopy of the and both the canopy and part of the building blocking the left hand He escaped from the righthand door and crawled through falling and burning pieces of the station 30 to He was struck by a burning timber which dislocated his Firemen battled the blaze which enveloped the building after the explosion for several hours before it was Damage was estimated at 000 by Merrill manager and coowner of the station with his Ella Crow and Anderson had been working Crow was reported in good condition in Carbon Anderson and Overman were not hospital Bryner saved a cash reg ister and some accounts from the burning The station is located at the west end of the OVER THE TOP Army Passes Man Quota 12 The with its man power limit sharply reduced and men pouring out of its recruiting is trying to slow the thing The army already has reached or is close to the figure set for the nextfiscal which starts July About volun teers have been enlisting or re enlisting Late the army denied a report that it was consid ering releasing some or all of the men drafted duringNovem December and the first part of this Draft calls for February and March have been canceled and of ficials conceded the army was jammed between the volunteers and the budget One solution of the dilemma would be if enough men leave the army to balance the numbers com ing during the five months Officials arent really counting on this happy solution but say they are considering 1 Cutting out 2year enlistments and 2 raising recruit The first move would leave 3year enlistments Congressional approval would be necessary to make intelligence tests stiffer because when the draft law was the army was ordered to take any men who scored 70 or better on the general classification test The national average ia Helper main street and high ways 6 and Houses for several blocks around were shaken by the Wallaces body was taken to the Mitchell furieral after Having been removed from under fallen timbers which had pinned him to the The Overman truck was de stroyed in the and two auto mobiles parked next to the station were badly A window in a store across the highway was shattered by the There were no other build ings close enough to be damaged by the fire or The a stone was shaken apart and covered with gasoline by the explosion and im mediately burst into Helper volunteer fire summoned to the had flames under control within half an BustFilibuster Rule Study Starts 24 12 The senate rules committee voted Wednesday to begin hearings 24 on proposed rules changes which would make it easier to shut off filibustering These changes are to have an important bearing on the success or failure of southern sen ators efforts to beat Harry S Trumans civil rights The consuming talk which may continue for day after been one of their most ef fective weapons in rebuffing simi lar legislation in the Prompt Hearings The rules committee decided on the hearings after Truman had disclosed that bills are being drawn to carry out the civil rights pro and after 17 southern sen ators had organized to fight the program and any change in the senates debate The committee to take testimony at the hearings only from Chairman Carl Hay den said the hearings will last as long as Truman talked about anti discrimination program his to members of a private organization called the National Citizens Coun cil on Civil Herbert Bay ard Ewope of New acted as spokesman when the group came out of Trumans He said the president told them he is hav ing the bills Permanent Body The pending Swope would establish a permanent fed eral commission on civil The council wants The 17 southern senators decided they will fight any proposed change in the senate rules that would elim inate the or unlimited The filibuster has been the most effective weapon in the south erners arsenal in their successful fights against antipoll antilynching and antijob dis crimination Richard Russell who told reporters about the closed See Page Columns Forrestal Seeks WorldWide Armed Missions Asks Congress for Powers To Aid AntiRed Nations 12 of Defense James Forrestal asked congress Wednesday for authority to send military missions anywhere in the If the request is it would revive a wartime author Members of the senate armed services who received RUSS ATTITUDE Open Hearing On Acheson Slated Today 12 The senate foreign relations com mittee will give Dean Acheson a chance Thursday to state publicly toward Communist his attitude Walter George said Wednesday this is one of the reasons why the committee called for open hearings on Ache sons nomination to succeed George Marshall as secretary of George said it was only fair to give Acheson a chance to answer rumors and charges that he once favored a soft policy toward Acheson will be the first witness when the hearings open at in the large caucus room of the senate office Two Other Witnesses Tom Connally committee said he has two other witnesses who will tes He declined to disclose their names in advance but it was un derstood that Eerie for mer state department will be a Connally invited the entire sen ate membership to attend the But he said they will not have the privilege of ques tioning Acheson except through If anybody has any questions to ask Connally I want to know what they We cant throw this hearing open to all TwoDay Hearing The Texan indicated Tuesday the hearings probably will last two with a committee re port ready for senate action early next He said the commit tee will not take up James Webbs nomination to succeed Un Forrestals views In said the missions would serve to bolster the defenses of democratic countries against the spread of Moscowdictated com The defense chief made no spe cific request at this time for arms to reequip the nations of western but that is expected to come later in a message from Harry S Forrestal has declared publicly that the United States must supply a gen erous measure of equipment to nonCommunist European coun tries for their common Some Now Operating American military missions now are operating in China and some South American They include technicians and experts but no combat Forrestals report noted that permanent legislation exists for sending military and naval missions to the South American republics and the and he wrote Such legislation should be ex tended to permit such to be in the discretion of the to countries which re quest advisory missions to as sist them in their military plan Type of Mission Under general headings which details were lacking called for three of missions To aid in carrying out Ameri can global General military An interAmerican coopera tion plan in would be a military assistance bill for the American While senators considered request in a closeddoor Forrestals legislative liaison aids were busy on the other side of the armed services Discuss General Chairman Vinson cf the house group said they dis cussed only general legislative But Vinson told newsmen he will challenge the finality of Pres ident Trumans budget recommen i viuiiiiiiVilB of State Robert I dations for the three armed serv ices navy and air in which Truman proposed t virtually even spHt of about each out of total military Vinson indicated that commit tee Democrats and Re publicans may balk at ap proving Trumans proposal for junking or at least curbing the 70group air force The president has suggested 48 Vinson said top men of the navy and will be called in to make their own for He promised that ad vocates of the 70group air pro gram will get a full To Ask Each Service We will also ask each service how far short of an adequate de fense it thinks the budget recommendations may That includes a 70group air Vinsons call for a directques tion examination of military seemed almost certain to reklnlle old fires of Lovett until after the Aeheson hearings are S Truman an nounced the appointments last Fri Acheson and Webb are due to assume their new duties providing they win senate ap proval as is George said he and other com mittee members have received let ters questioning Achesons con firmation by the senate until his attitude toward made Want Views Disclosed Ive received an average communism is of about 10 letters a day concerning the Acheson George These letters were not op posing his The writ ers were simply disturbed about his confirmation until his views are known and George said he understands some senators also want to ques tion Acheson about his relation ship with Alger who worked in the state department during Achesons previous service Truman Visits Ailing Marshal At Home in North Carolina 12 Harry S Truman made a flying visit to ailing of State George Marshall at Wednesday after slipping out of Washington without ad vance The president com pleted his round trip with the landing of his plane at Washing ton airport at Wednesday Neither the White House nor aids who accompanied him on the flight indicated there was any urgency behind the The president wanted to see Marshall once more while he is still secretary of said Eben assistant White House press Marshalls resignation from the cabinet becomes effective the day Truman will be in augurated The 68year old general is convalescing at his Pinehurst home after an opera tion last month for removal of n The chief executive took news men by surprise in leaving the capital without their accompany him on all outoftown But is was more than an hour after took off from the army terminal here at before Ayers called in reporters to disclose that Truman just about now arriving at Pine hurst to call on Flying in an air force Constel Truman arrived at Pope at and motored with his party to the Mar shall residence in nearby hurst The weather was warm and The own special the not available for the It OB the west coast undergoing a pe riodical ;