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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 20, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intelmountain Network Station HALL Monday Through Friday 98 it fib WEATHER Cloudy Thursday with snow colder Details on Page 26 SALT LAKE THURSDAY JANUARY PRICE FIVE CENTS Official Calls HITS LIQUOR MACfflNE Sheep Peril Disaster BLM Chief to Urge National Action After Millard Tour By ROBERT WILLIAMS It is impossible to exaggerate the peril to Utah sheep wintering desolate desert range Marion bureau of land declared in Salt Lake City late Wednesday after a trip to Millard and sur rounding Clawson said he was defi nitely impressed with the seri ousness of their and emer gency action on the national level will have to be He termed the situation national Danger to the sheep was height ened Wednesday when new snow fall and strong winds were ex pected to close roads just opened by road crews working night and Last Until Friday A new storm hit the state Wednesday afternoon from the southwest and by evening had spread over most other It was expected to be light although it will last until according to weather bureau Clawson reported that all resources over the pri state and had been thrown into the battle and no reserves were He asserted that BLM funds nearly were exhausted and he would confer with Interior Krug in an effort to obtain deficiency He al ready has ordered the BLM office to draft the Trip By Auto Byron regional Charley range and chief of range made the trip by auto They reported four inches of new snow from Delta to accom panied by It still is losses from the the west has the director de He has been in Salt Lake City the past two weeks attend ing national conferences of the bureau in Newhouse more heavy equip ment was being thrown into des perate efforts to open Herds Still Isolated May herds still had not been reached but progress in most areas was described as Road crews were work ing night and day in subzero tem peratures to hold gains made to date and to herds still isolated by last weeks Patrick com manding Western chemical Tooele reported late Wednesday that bulldoz ers and mediumsized rotary plow were expected by Thursday morning from the quartermaster depot at He said au Thorities had approved transporta tion of a giant rotary from Col to the Walter 1C Granger Utah told James ex ecutive Utah Wool Growers he would introduce emergency legislation in congress Monday calling for funds to re imburse the bureau of land man the forest service and army for monies spent during the Western senators appealed in Solon Levels Charges at Lee By MALMQTJIST First legislative criticism against Utahs new chief executive was fired from the senate floor Wednesday by SenLorenzo Elggren Salt who disclaimed any intention of indulging in political charged that dismissal of the state liquor enforcement division by Bracken Lee had resulted in widespread Brunt of Current Deep Freeze7 Chills Midtvest Truman Will Take Oath Today J At Biggest of Inaugurals Washington for mobilization equipment to break through snowbound ranches and One Bright Spot At least one bright spot in the darkeningpicture was reported when 2500 sheep of the Richins herd walked out on open roads from Dugway to Tooele They were loaded on rail road cars and taken to where 350 tons of hay were wait ing for Dugway was in a new storm cen ter late however and by early evening two inches of Bnow were By ASSOCIATED PRESS The brunt of the current mid lands cold wave moved into the midwest from the northern plains Wednesday and chillwracked southern Califor nia almost beamed its welcome to rains which brought mild tem Wisconsin and northern Illinois took a stiff jolt of sub zero temperatures with Rock reporting 14 degrees below before Other midwest temperatures included 13 below zero at Iowa eight below at and one below at Still moving Chicagos mercury hit five above at 26 New Bills Go Before Utahs House A state Sunday closing a series of bills affecting city gov ernments and an indiscriminate Severance tax measure were among 26 new bills introduced Wednesday into the house of Among other measures was a bill to increase greatly the power of the state board of education by giving it corporate status with the right to buy and sell property and issue revenue The Sunday closing law was in troduced by Lynn Baker Weber and has the support of the Utah Retail Grocers De mand for the bill arose after the state supreme court threw out as unconstitutional and discrimina tory a Salt Lake City closing or Certain Exemptions The proposed 89 empts service sales of medical sup plies and transportation and utility places of amuse milk and beverages for on newspapers and maga zines and fruits and vegetables if sold by The severance tax bill proposes a blanket 5c per ton levy on all natural resources that are suscep tible to computation by the ton regardless of their Specifi cally mentioned for the tax are metal sand and forest A 1000ton per month exemption is The bill also provides for a tax on natural gas sold in Utah of two mills per 1000 cubic For Education Fund According to the all revenues would be put into an education fund to be distributed by the state of Another bill to tax natural resources using income rather than tonnage as its base is expected to be introduced into the 28th The signed by Alfred Thomas Louie Salt Lake Democrats Edna Cazier Juab and Frank Marble of the most important of the bills affecting cities and towns is a measure to make the postwar building fund levy The would expand the permissive taxing to units See Pagn Column 5 Idaho Young Son Shot To Death in Leland Home Ifl Isabel and her were killed Wednesday night and another was taken to a hospitalat Lewis in a hysterical Sheriff Hays of Nez Perce county was shot through the back of her head with a small caliber while she sat in a living room chair after dinner watching Jack play with an erec tor set on the Dies 19 Martha who was a slaveplowgirl in her died Tuesday night just 13 days before she would have been 108years of Jack was shot through the side of the Lloyd living next door to the told Sheriff Hays that Mike came running to his home crying that two strange men had entered the Foley home and shot his mother and Craig organized a group of neighbors who armed themselves and went to the Foley home They found Foley alive in the chair but unable to on the was just barely Both died before medical aid When Sheriff Hays attempted to question he the lad became hysterical and the sheriff ordered him taken to the The boys Wayne was not in Leland when the shoot ings China Cabinet Begs Reds To Halt Fire Requests Immediate Peace Moves Capital South 20 peace terms which may end the war in North and turn Peiping over to the have been ac cepted in principal by both sides but not yet 19 The Nationalist government Wednesday appealed to the Communists for an uncondi tional ceasefire and the Im mediate start of peace negotia tions to end the civil The government announced re moval of the capital to in soxith as the Communists drove rapidly on Nanking and Panic and rioting broke out in many Chiang Kaishek was He has made no official statement on his personal plans further than his New Years message on his willing ness to resign if such action would bring Sources close to the president said that he had decided to remain indefinitely in When he does they he probably will go to not Deny Shelling Peiping Communists besieging Peiping agreed to a 10day truce in that a member of a Nationalist truce team He said the group did not see Communist Yeh Chienying but that petent red authorities promised the He said the Communists denied shelling the onertime northern capital and refused to discuss this issue although shelling continued this During the truce the Communists expected to discuss a regional surrender with nationalist Fu Tsoyi regardless of Nankings At the same time the govern ment reshuffled its com laying the ground for the resignation of Generalissimo Chiang and making it See Paee column 1 I Possible continue fighting if the peace talks Reaction to Offer The American embassy indicated it would remain in Nanking and keep the consulate open in Shang hai even if those cities become The French an3 Russian embassies were ex pected to follow The governments plea for a ceasefire by both sides was its first reaction to Communist leader Mao Tsetungs eightpoint peace proposal which amounted to a demand for unconditional sur The formal government an said The executive yuan cabinet at its regular meeting this morn ing resolved to make the following statement The in deference to general wishes of the people for early realization of hereby makes known its desire for both government and Communist forces to ceasefire un and for both sides to appoint delegates to start peace Appeal to People The statement was issued by the government information No explanation accompanied the dec Its simple terms were designed to havean appeal to the greatest number of It was regarded violations of the liquor He also drew a comparison be tween salaries paid in the gov ernors office in prior administra tions and salaries now being asserting that the increases were not in keeping with the governors recommendations for Retort Comment Lee responded with two words No But while Elggren was de livering his speech on personal Lee was addressing the convention of county officials in Newhouse emphasizing their law enforcement bilities and reiterating his posi tion that enforcement should be kept close to the Mitchell Melich Moab replied to the charges the As to he declared that Lee consistently had advocated higher salaries in the service of the He denied that the governor upholds laxity on the part of local law enforcement but said he would assist Elggren in any liquor machine if one is being built Charges Liquor Machine If a liquor machine is being he we do not want to let it continue for eight or 12 as the last one Elggren specifically charged a liquor machine is being created to bring about sale by the drink that it is being supported by a political And when I say political ma he I do not mean to implicate the Republican The Democratic senator said he had been informed from reliable sources that since the enforiie ment division had been 17 new liquor outlets had been opened in Ogden and that more would be opened if the present Cites Caselot Sales He declared that it had been reported to him that certain out lets were selling in case lots to individuals that one person has boasted that he would make 51000 profit from one sale of 10 and that liquor is coming into the state over the UtahNevada Within the last 24 he telephone calls have come tomembers of this body from our city on the com plaining about the procedure and 10 19 Hurt As Tanker Rams Cutter NEW 19 oil tanker struck the coastguard cutter Eastwind squarely amidship in a pea soup fog 100 miles off the New Jersey coast before dawn killing 10 members of the cutters crew and injuring Picture of Eastwind on Page Two freighters picked up 100 coastguardsmen from in cluding the after the East winds skipper ordered abandon But John Glynn and of his crew stayed aboard and fought the tire from 5 until early afternoon when they finally brought it under Tanker The tanker from Philadelphia to the Persian suffered damaged to its She was limping back to Phila Neither Cole of nor his crew of 40 was There were 61 officers aboard the Eastwind when she left Boston Most were asleep when the much tanker loomed out of the fog shortly be fore 5 and crunched into her The crew of the cutter scram bled from their bunks and groped through the smokechoked pas sageways to the Fire broke I out almost immediately and the crew fought valiantly to keep it away from the powder Tanker Flashes SOS The Gulfstream flashed art Other ships in the 98 miles east of Cape con verged on the drawing in as close as they dared to the flam ing Glynn gave the abandon ship order about 9 The in jured were lowered carefully to lifeboats on a sea that was fog shrouded but Eightythree including two transferred to the a freighter operated by United Fruit as extremely significant that the government did not make counter proposals to the Coal Mine Deaths In Past Year Fewest in History 19 coal mine fatal ity rate in 194S was the lowest in Interior Julius Krug has The death rate per million tons of coal mined was for bitu minous coal and for anthra cite The combined rate was per million The total number of miners was in bitu minous mines and 145 in anthra cite compared with a total of 1165 deaths in Krug said the figures were cause for satisfaction but not for A gift from the citizens of this a special twovolume reproduction of tlie famed Gutenberg is inspected by Harry S who will swear his oath of office on the sacred work in todays Inaugural With the president is Homer Jackson schools Trumans Wouldnt You Take the 19 After 40 years the nations chief executive got a pay raise Wednesday Harry S Truman signed a bill boosting his salary front to a The measure also authorizes a pay hike for Vice Alben Barkley and House Speaker Sam Hence forth they will receive a Congress voted Truman a taxfree allowance to be added to the travel and maintenance fund he now re The other two were given expense Military Plans 18Month Halt in Draft AP The armed forces have filled their quotas of men and there are indications that nobody will be drafted in the next 18 Theres one if in this If voluntary enlistments do not provide enough men to replace those who leave the then the draft is expected to be re of Defense James For restal released figures Wednesday showing men under arms as of That is all the armed services will be able to pay through the fiscal year ending June President Sets Figure In his budget message to con Truman set the strength of the armed forces at for the fiscal year be ginning July His figures did not include about cadets and midshipmen at the military and naval Forrestal included the cadets and middies to make up the 000 total now in Draft calls already have been withheld for February and Recruiting in recent months has been more than sufficient to keep the armed services at maximum Asks Draft Continue Taking note of Truman intimated in his recent budget message that perhaps no drafting of men would be but he asked that selective service authority should He said Although present recruiting rates indicate that only small in if will be necessary under selective it is essen tial that s u c h authority remain available in the event that volun tary enlistments it must be recognized that the existence of the selective service act has in itself been a contribut ing factor to the current results of the recruiting program of the The present selective service law expires in Truman Will Oath On Gift Bible 19 Harry S Truman Wednesday reempbasized this countrys peace aims in disclosing the two Biblical passages which will provide an unspoken theme at Thursdays in auguration The ones he selected are the Beatitudes and the Ten Command ments which stress true neighborli ness among all mankind along with other equally sacred principles of human Special Significance Those are the passages of holy scripture on which Truman will place his left hand when he takes the oath of office to become the 32nd president ofthe United The two Bibles which will be used in the traditional Capitol Hill rites hold aspecial significance to One he used April when sworn in to succeed the late Franklin The which was presented to him is a special twovolume reproduction of the famed Guten berg It is a gift from the citizens of Trumans home town of Dedicated to Mother After Thursdays Gutenberg volumes will be re turned to Independence and placed in the Jackson county dedicated to the presidents the late Martha to whom he was greatly At the the smaller Bible will be opened to the Beati tudes and placed on top of the larger one which will be opened to the Its Busy Day For Truman to See President Formally Accept Office By AKTHUR EDSON 19 biggest inaugural cele bration in history reaches its climax Thursday Harry S Truman will step up and swear he will his best on the toughest job in the At on the east side of the Chief Justice Fred Vinson will give the oath I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States and to the best of my protect and defend the constitution And the fighting man 7 UNTIL from Missouri will become presi dent for the next four his first full The always the main worry at any is ex pected to be in the midthirties in the in the lower forties in the There also may be some After Taking Oath After taking the Tru man will deliver his inaugural ad An estimated will be on hand to listen and crane their necks for a better and of others will listen and watch by radio and In the Voice of Amer ica will beam a running account of the ceremonies to overseas listeners around the The speech is not expected to contain many After in his talks up and down the land during the and in hiaf messages to the new Truman has made his views pretty well hes expected to talk of peace and the difficulties of maintaining And the To Lead Cavalcade Truman and Vice President Alben Barkley of will head Appropriately for a man of in tense Truman will be accompanied by his old friends and his The family will be in the car be hind Along each side will march the men who were the first to look upon Truman as their the men of the now famous battery Hes still Captain Harry to those who served under him in the Thursday they will have a reunion breakfast at 7 the time was set by their early bird Then they will march as the presi dents special guard of Its a queer postscript to the presidents talk on but the military will in many ways dom inate the 700 Planes Overhead Overhead 700 planes will guns will crawl down historic Pennsylvania March ing along with them will be the cadets from West the mid shipmen from But there also will be a carnival pretty A steam pulled by eight will belch forth The Missouri And on and for two hours and a The National Broadcasting Wednesday estimated that 000 as far west as will see the first inaugura tion ever to be Two people out of every three in the United or will hear it described over the An anticipated will be here in person to see the inaugura or the or Per haps of these will be vis itors from out of What brings this horde to fight for places to something See Page Column 7 ORDERS ABANDONMENT Examiner for NLRB Rules UMW Union Shop Illegal 19 CUP Trial Examiner William Ringer of the National Labor Re lations board ruled Wednesday that the United Mine Workers union shop in coal mines owned by steel companies and railroads is illegal and ordered it aban said the sevenyearold union shop violates the TaftHart ley law because it was continued in efect in contracts last July without a governmentconducted election required by that He found the union headed by John Lewis had compelled the companies to sign the agreement by striking and dismissed the charges of refusal to bargain and coercion of The order subject to review by the full fiveman labor board and the federal The union said that if the order is upheld it will appeal to the supreme court under a stipulation signed last July 13 with Steel and the other nine biggest steel The stipu lation ended a weeklong strike by miners of the coalpro ducing of the steel It provides that the union shop should remain in ef fect until the dispute is finally settled by the highest Government labor officials count on the stipulation to prevent any immediate work stoppage as a result of Ringers Cur rent coal contracts run until next June but it was pointed put that another spring strike crisis could result if the labor board speedily upholds 19 Harry S Truman will be a busy man from 7 Thursday until far into the Here in brief are his main en gagements for his inauguration Thursday Breakfast with wartime buddies of Battery 129th field 35th at Mayflower 7 Takes presidential oath in front of noon inaugural ad dress Lunches with few friends In of fice of Leslie secretary of the at Leads inaugural parade from capitol to White Reviews parade from White House or until about Holds for which invitations were at National Gallery of Attends inaugural ball at na tional guard between 10 and Elector Plan Wins Nod Of President 19 UP Harry S Truman said Wednesday night he favors con tinuing the selection of the presi by dent and the vice president the college of He made the statement at a dinner given in honor of himself and Vice Alben W Barkley by the electors who voted them into office in response to the popular vote last The president said he favored the constitutional provision for se lectionof the president and vice president that has existed for the last 150 International Gourde He also solemnly pledged that the nation will follow an interna tional course for the benefit of all the people of the not for the selfish benefit of the United States or any other The president was in a jovial mood as he told the electors how he spent the night of Along about 12 oclock election night I happened to wake for and the and some reason or radio was turned on Kaltenborn and Rich ard Harkness two NBC com mentators wern reporting the sit uation as it then Truman Kaltenborn was While the president is a million votes ahead of the popular vote when the country vote cornea Truman will be defeated by an overwhelming Analyzes Situation Harkness came on and analyzed the situation as it was then and as Kaltenborn had recorded The president said he went back to and at about 4 the secret service chief woke him arid told I think you had better get up and listen to the Kaltenborn by then was saying that while the president has a lead of two million popular he hasnt an opportunity of being elected by a majority of the electoral And Harkness carne on and analyzed the I called the secret service men and I Wed better go back to Kansas it looks as if Im China Refugees Dock AP The General Meigs docked Wednesday with a capacity 1900 mostly refugees from Chinas civil ;