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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS IntennoantelB Network EAIX nioaday nnatb ItMayt 92 WEATHER Snow or mow Friday DetalU OB Labor Union Bills Hit Utah Session Pay Curbs Repeal in Program By MALMQTJIST Organized labors legislative program began appearing Thursday in the Utah legisla One of the key introduced in the is a minimum wage and maximum hour act modeled after the federal If its effect would be to bring employers who are not engaged in interstate com merce under substantially the wage and hour regulations ma employers who come under the federal The proposed measure excludes executives receiving per month or more and agricultural It also modifies the regu lations for domestic workers in The bill calls for a 75c minimum wage the same amount Harry S Truman has asked for in the federal and payment of at least time and onehalf for all work in excess of 40 hours per week or eight hours per Employers would be required to pay domestic workers in homes at the time and onehalf rate after 60 hours of work in any one CleggVest Repeal Another of labors major bills was ready for introduction into the house Friday It would repeal the CleggVest labor relations act of the 1917 session and reinstate the little Wagner Other labor measures dropped into the legislative mill included house bill to set up a division of mediation within the industrial commission and one requiring rail roads to keep two men in the cab of locomotives of more than pounds handling five or more cars any one A nonlabor bill sponsored by organized would require registration agents to canvass un registered voters prior to the pri mary or general This one was introduced into the Affecting labor New measures affecting but not necessarily a part of or ganized labors Included one to legalize a 40hour work week on public projects it now is 30 hours and to require pay ment of overtime for work in ex cess of 40 hours and another to legalize work in excess of eight hours per day in pepal institutions and on public works upon payment of Major projected labor measures not yet introduced are revisions of the industrial compensation and occupational disease Seek Federal Level The state minimum wage and maximum hour bill provides that the minimum wage of 75c per hour automatically would go to the federal level if that is in It also provides for the creation of industry wage boards which could minimum for a particular Employers covered by the legis lation would be required to and make available to the indus trial commission at any com plete records of hours worked by employes and wages paid to Aim of the according to is to place employers exempt from the federal act on a par with those in interstate com merce with respect to minimum wages and working A total of 31 bills and two joint resolutions were introduced into the senate during the Several dealt with fish and game and a series of eight the prac tice of This latter group would define optometry as a learned set up qualifications for licensing and prohibit except for small announcement Constitutional Convention One of the joint resolutions pro poses a constitutional amendment to remove the present limitation on the pay of legislators and the other would submit to the elec torate a proposition for a consti tutional Other new senate measures would Bring under the pro visions of the state unfair competi tion and unlawful discrimination which now applies only to commodities in general Strengthen the state law Makewomen eligible for service on grand Authorize the state board of health to fix the salary of the health commissioner within The maximum would be per Provide for payment of to counsel appointed to defend ihdi gents and for appeal of such cases to the supreme court Set up and licens ing system for dental Authorize boards of education governmental institutions to pay special assessment taxes for public SALT LAKE FRIDAY JANUARY 1949 PRICE FIVE GENTS Its Still a New Record Bill Odom poses beside his light plane at undismayed because gas shortage forced him to abandon nonstop Honolulu to New York C A A officials said he had still bettered a Russian light plane record of 2061 miles flying 8375 miles from Odom Sets Flight Record Halted by Snow at Reno SAN 13 m flier Bill Odom landed at Oakland airport Thursday setting a new long distance for light lulu but balked in an effort to reach the east His single 185 horse power Beechcraft had been aloft 22 hours and six minutes when it settled to the runway of the Transbay airport at P S Odom left Honolulu at P S Civil Aeronautics administration offi cials said his official distance would be the 2091 nautical miles 2375 statute miles from Hono lulu to I wont get credit for my turn around at Odom com FIVE DEAD Airliner Falls In Indiana 13 UP men were killed Thursday when a small twinengined naval airplane crashed and burned short ly after taking off from Weir Cook municipal There were no witnesses to the but state police and sher iffs deputies said burning wreck age was sighted by another The plane was reported en route to after making a stop here to pick up naval per It arrived here from Day superin tendent of the said the five men been Police said they all were naval State and city police rushed am bulances to about a mile southwest of the airport in suburban Military authorities at nearby Stout field and Fort headquarters for the 19th air said the plane was not cleared He crossed the Golden Gate bridge at and penetrated Nevada snowstorms be fore turning The record for light planes pilot who flew miles nonstop a figure Odom beat by 313 I feel Odom told news men as he used an electric razor at the airport preliminary to attack ing tt First Im going to have a big steak and go to Gas Tanks Sealed His plane carried 260 gallons of gasoline on the takeoff Wednes day Odom estimated he had 70 to 80 gallons left when he Tanks sealed im mediately to await exact official CAA Weather troubles began the moment he left Condi tions were supposed to be he but it was hot and rough it took a lot of gas just to stay in the Then he plunged into a thunder storm it lasted six or seven At he found a strong northeast wind had thrown him off his It was impos to go on Seattle as he had He headed for San Sought Cloud Hole Getting as far as I tried to pick a hole through the clouds over the but it was no Snow was falling steadily in Reno and over most of northern and northeastern Nevada at the Weather prevented a Nevada landing which yould have length ened his record some 200 The 29yearold Odom piloted manufacturer Milton Reynolds and two crewmen the world in in a total of 78 55 It was a for a global trip with pas August 11 of that he flew alone around the Chicago to in a record of 73 5 minutes 11 Utah Bill Asks Tax Exemption On Nonhighway Motor Fuel RICHARD SQUIRES A bill to exempt motor fuel pur chased nonhighway use thii states 4c per tax rate was among 19 measures introduced Thursday as the legislative ma chinery state house of rep resentatives began One measure congratulations to Harry S Truman his unanimously after raising no more than wrinkles on the foreheads of Republicanmi nority the Introduction the house met in joint ses sion with the senate to hear re ports of the activities of Utah legislative the lawmakers official betweensession watchdog and Carrying the signature of six house members and backed by almost every major agricultural organization in the the gas tax exemption bill is expected to meet strong opposition whenit fi nally reaches the Under its gae pur for stationary farm machinery other non highway vehicles and for cleaning and dyeing establishments would be tax free and purchasers could tax refunds by statements of purchases annually with the state tax Actual annual tax reduction es timates which would result from passage of the bill range from farmers estimate to highway users fig other important meas ures introduced was a bill spon by Frank Bonacci Carbon to let up a mediation divi Column Aeheson Tells Solons Hes No Appeaser Secretary of State Choice Admits Hiss Friendship 13 Dean Aeheson scornfully rejected descriptions of himself as an ap peaser toward Russia Thursday and promised to root any Reds out of the Aeheson is Harry S Tru mans choice as the new secre tary of Testifying before the senate for eign relations Aeheson volunteered the comment that he is still friends with Alger indicted former state department official and key figure in the 1948 spy He by that judgment on quilt or in nocence should await the outcome of his perjury As the jampacked hearing went a heralded possible source of opposition to Achesons confirma tion failed to Former of State Adolf Berle telegraphed the senate com I do not oppose his Ache sons confirmation and no impli cations to that effect are war Had Differences Berle said it was true that In the fall of 1944 he and Aeheson differed on Russian He said he had no confidence that Russian expansionism should be halted by a policy of wide while Aeheson like other men in the government at that time felt Berles telegram continued As I have repeatedly the matter was one on which hon est men could and I have never felt that divergence on this question reflected on the compe tence or loyalty of men who went along with the policy then Wants Best Chance Berle did not say precisely that he supports Achesons but said he feels strongly that the secretary of state should take giving him the best possible chance of com plete success for which he has my best Aeheson told the senate group that accusations labeling him an appeaser are so inferedible it is difficult for me to believe that even disinterested malevolence could think them And he said of course he is in terested in rooting out any disloyal employes in the state No step will be left untaken in order to secure the state de partment in its conduct of foreign the wellgroomed diplomat Spectators crowded a big sen ate caucus room to overflowing for the dramatic hearing as smartly dressed in a gray double Sjee Page Column 3 Doctors Plane Rescue Finds Tragic Sequel The spectacular rescue of a doctor from a Utah mountain peak in 1947 hafl a tragic sequel Thursday when the doctor unsuc cessfully tried to save one of his rescuers after a similar crash near Robert Dykes who with his wife crashed in plane in Utahs Uintah mountains in attempted to save the life of Robert Gloe who crashed in Dykes plane Satur day on the slopes of Bear moun 57 miles from Crash In Snow According to Associated Press releases from a plane carrying and Andy De Frei and Eve crashed in the deep snov on the peak last Rescue including reached the plane Thursday morn ing only to find that all but De Freitas were We were expecting to find all of Dykes but the first thing we noticed De Frietas hand The plane itself was buried deep in the drifted Woman Survives De Freitas apparently sur vived only because she was against the top of the cabin and landed on top of the three others in the little She has little recollection of what happened and when she was being packed out to an ambulance waiting to bring her to her thought was not for herself butfor the unaware they were all dead the doctor At the time of the rescue of Gloe was an engi neer with the Wyoming highway commission and resided in Evan with a party of pilots and correspondents from The Salt Lake Tribune and the Salt Lake participated See Page Column 2 Truman Urges Tax Hike On Income Above At RhodesAnd Too Sir Oliver British leaves the White House after talk with president ArabIsrael crisis arid truce meeting now being held at island of Rhodes He Is believed to haveurged man to exert pressure on to reach treaty with Egypt Meet to Seek Unions Gain In Labor Revise Fight 13 Union leaders broke about even Thursday in their campaign to sell congress members on their two step plan for revising the labor Meanwhile Harry S Truman declared himself neutral in the Capitol hill The union men won at least the new chairman of the house labor John Lesinski in troduced a to repeal the Taft Hartley law and replace it with New Deal Wagner with amendments to the act to be handled in a later This is what both the CIO and AFL ad Truman Agreeable Lesinski had announced earlier in the week he would offer a single measure to carry out Trumans which calls for TaftHartley repeal arid reinstate ment of the Wagner act with im Lesinski said after a White House call Monday that Truman was agreeable to the By ASSOCIATED PRESS Jews and Egyptians in Rhodes Thursday to negotiate ari Acting United Nations mediator Ralph Bunche asked that allgovernments which are not directly involved keep hands off in order not to jeopardize the confer Sir British am called oh Harry S Truman in Washington and had a 30minute on the ArabJewish conflict Diplomats believed he urged United States pressure on the Jews to come to terms with the official statement was issued but Truman told a news conference BritishAmerican relations were not strained by the Palestine See story page column Britains Responsibility The British foreign office said in a statement that reconnaissance flights along the PalestineEgyp tian frontier were undertaken on Britains The state ment that the urgent need for precise informa tion as to and extent of Israeli incursions into Egypt was clear to both the United States and Other British officials went beyond the foreign office state ment and tried to put responsibil for the flights on the These declined be quoted by the British government sent out the recon naissance planes as a resultof an American for proof of Jewish raids in The State depart ment in Washington denied Seeking Peace In regardtoanother fighting front Chinas ambassador to the Mayers Salary Tops Movie Bigwigs 13 maker Louis Mayer heads filmdoms highsalary list for 1948 with earnings of from the Securities and Exchange commission Bette Davis tops all screen stars to date1 witha7I948 pay check fromWarner Brothers FrankSinatra leads male actors with motion firms must file financial1 year with the The re ports are now coining in who is Loews manag ing directorof in in bonuses or in and as a the company to re tirement Loews paid Judy Garland arid put in the retirement fund for United Wellington said the Nationalist government will keep on trying for peace with the After a 30min ute conference with Undersecre tary of State Robert Lovett he told reporters he did not propose bigpower mediation to end the In London Foreign Ernest Beyin and Robert for eign minister of sat down to discuss a common policy of com batting communism and of pro moting western European They began a threeday closed con ference which includes a discussion of Germanys Army Suspends TwoYear Tour of Duty The army moved to slow down voluntary enlistments Thursday even as draft machinery came to a virtual An official said the army has decided to end twoyear enlist ments effective There only threeyear volunteers will be he except for 18yearolds r Under the draft these enlist for one Any drafted in the fu ture will serve 21 High Enlistee Rate The armys decision to end two year enlistments resultedfrom a lowered ceiling in manpower the high rrate of voluntary en listments and aver aging a Although it was not long ago that the army was begging for a draft law to meet itsmanpower officials said army strength has already reached the new ceil ing of officers This was the limit recommended by Harry S Truman for the fiscal starting Juiy Pre the increase its strength further calls Freezes Draft Calls se lective sent out these orders to state with word to pass them along to boards sending roeri tothe army for physical Stop men as Ai and A10 available for immediate Induction and conscientious objec Until about all the local draft boards will have to dois to put registrants into de ferred classifications and register youths Expects Business to Garry i j Greater Part of Load 13 Harry S Truaum maid Thursday that congress should increase thetaxes of everyone earning more than a year to help for his new record peacetime governmentspending He made the statement at his weekly news conference after reporters asked him to define who he when he said recently middle and upper Income TWOPACKAGE The told his news conference Thursday that It was up to the senate and house to settle any overhow the changes he asked should be carried Lesinski offered his bill after talking with members of a 45man task force which the CIO United Electrical Workers sent to Capitol hill to make a doortodoor sales talk in the twostep Explains AboutFace The Michigan in ex plaining his told a reporter I introduced the bill because of insistence from many people that something be my position has not changed in the leaat and I think the single pack age approach is the one to if the house commit tee insists on doing it in two bills this one will be ready for hearings at The union headed by Russ appar ently did not score so well on the other side of the capitol where they laid their case before senate Chairman Elbert Thomas Utah of the senate labor commit tee announced that the group had deferred until next Tuesday any decision on how to effect the labor law Favors One Package After the groups initial meeting he told reporters I cant see anything but one no matter how you do previously had intro duced the same twopackage measure that Lesinski dropped into the house hopper Later after a conference with top administration labor Thomas came out for the one package Francis the deputy majority threw his support to the one package groups should help in raising an additional in federal The remainder of the additional tax load would be carried by busi ness either in the form of higher corporation taxes or a peacetime excess or undistributed 96000 to Ranee Truman said that to his way of middle income bracket started at about a year and ranging up to to he thing above that would fall into the high income He conceded that the fig ure was just his own He said if a man earns a year why then the bracket between and looks a lot Reminded that Roosevelt once said a year was enough for any said he had no set views on the But he said that if a man knows enough about the tax laws to clear more than a he probably is entitled Urges Budget Cuts Shortly before Truman made his Clar ence who will head the house appropriation said he thought con gress should be able to make sizeable reductions in the presi dents He indicated that some of the cuts might be made in the earmarked by Truman for bat he did not Cannon said one of biggest budget items is the charge on the national urged congress tomake ef fort to so that the present heavyinterest can be Tags Budget Inflationary John said the budget was inflationary and Taber is the former chairman of the appropriations He said congress would be betraying the people if it spent money that was not absolutely Truman said in his itate oftheunion message to congress last week that he would propose increases in individual and some excise taxes to finance his He repeated the statement in his economie report last Friday and in his budget message last Other Conference Points Other high points at Tru mans news conference He knows of no developments to support rumors abroad of a Soviet peace offensive He said he still was willing to see Soviet Marshal Josef Stalin in Washinr He has lots of women un der consideration for high federal but not necessarily for cab inet Truman agreed with the statement of Defenie James Forrestal that he wants to and expects to continue as defense Asked whether he would ob ject to discussion in congress of a 70group air said his budget as sent to the con gress would be supported by all In connectionwith the new Truman asked that the power of the air force be regarded in numbers of and not Senate Approves Bill to Hike Presidents Pay 13 A bill Jo increase the presidents salary to a year and give him a new tax exempt expense allowance was approved by the senate Thursday night The measurenow goes to the administration lead ers are expected to call it up the first df next Besides hiking the presidents salary by the bill also boosts the pay of the vice president and the speaker of the house from to It also would give them expense allow Earlier the senate amended the bill to erase proposed pay raises for members and other high government The plan is to handle these in separate Administration leaders feared that the entire bill could not be passed in the house before the in auguration of Harry Tru man and Vice Alben Barkley on The constitution forbids change In the pay of the president and vice president during their term of f amendment to require the president to make an accounting of the expense allowances was v Senator Millikin then proposed that the president be required to certify his expenses without itemizing His amendment was defeated on a Ue 38 to Senator Morse con tended that the president should make a full accounting for his expense but said It was meaningless simply to require him to certify that he had spentit I ;