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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intelmountain Network Station KAUL Monday Through Frldcy 105 WEATHER Cloudy Thursday snow northwest portion Details on Page 24 Senate Okehs County Tax Boost Power Action Would Permit Hospital Support Levy to 4Mill Limit By MALMQUIST The Utah senate Wednesday passed on final reading a bill to permit counties to increase their tax levy for support of eounty hospitals and advanced to third reading bill to continue the state board on which automatically would go out of ex istence 1 in the absence of new Other on the sen ate side of the state legislature duringthe day included A but no final on a measure to repeal the excise tax Introduce 10 Bills Introduction of 10 new in eluding one to remove the Utah State hospital jurisdiction of the welfare commission and place it under nonsalaried board of seven Receipt of a which will be Introduced to legalize supervised parimutuel betting at Utah horse race The levy measure would permit counties of or more as sessed valuation to levy up to three mills for support of county hos pitals and other counties to levy up to four mills for the same pur The bill was amended from Its original form to avoid raising the levy ceiling in counties which have no county Its effect in Salt Lake If passed by the house and signed by the would be to per mit a one mill as the county now levies two mills for that purpose under two Sponsored by Mellch The measure was sponsored by Mitchell Melich Among the it was Lewis Larsen who maintained that hospitals can be made selfsupporting if they are efficiently The alcoholism board also sponsored by pro pro and con de bate but was advanced byii voteof 18 to 4 with 1 It was opposed by Rue Clegg Salt who raised an objection to Judge Reva Beck Bosone now a representative in congress receiving a salary for parttime services as director while was on the city bench by Manning Jolley who felt that sufficient emphasis had not been placed on educational ac tivities in the and by David Jones Spanish Fork and Orrice McShatie who want the present act continued rather than a new Cite Tangible Results Several senators expressed the opinion that more tangible results had been obtained from the money appropriated to the board two years ago than from any other ap I wish I was said Ray Lund to give you the names of 32 men in my own community and a neigh boring one whose lives have been changed by Alcoholics Anony Francis Fowles Og den declared that more than 200 alcoholics had been rehabilitated in his Taylor Brock bank Salt Lake commented that he knew of no other appro priations two years ago from which the state had received more value than the one made for the board on Lorenzo Elg gren Salt Lake defended Bosones employment by the saying she had done outstanding work in the field of rehabilitating Oleo Tax Repealer The oleomargarine tax repealer was left on the calendar as un finished business after Melich had proposed an amendment to retain an excise tax of 5c per pound on both colored and uncolored mar The present tax is 5c on uncolored and lOc on The effect of the amendment would be to permit the sale of colored in stead of uncolored margarine at the present as practically all of it is now sold It was offered to meet objections to loss of some per biennium rev and after an unofficial count indicated that the original measure would probably be killed by a mar gin of one One of the spon Arthur Bailey Salt is confined to his home and was too ill to be brought to the senate to cast a A new bill introduced by Newell Knight Salt Lake would authorize any licensed practioner of the healing arts to make tests for ve nereal The present law specifies that the examinations must be made by a licensed physi cian or Pravda Hits Aim 26 Uft The party newspaper Prav da charged Wednesday Britain and the United States are trying Jtb delay settlement between Israel Egypt in order to gain con trol of key in SALT LAKE THURSDAY JANUARY PRICE FIVE CENTS Gives One an Idea of Just How Cold It Is Banging like moss between the Icicles on east side of Lion house so en the Icicles on I spiked a perfect Illustration of freez icial 63 South ing In Saltlklarcity Wednesday Thomas Review Plans For Act Repeal 26 UP Harry S Truman Wednesday reviewed TaftHart ley repeal strategy with Chair man Elbert Thomas Utah of the senate labor com Thomas told reporters he was called to the White House to discuss the general principles which the administration will follow in seeking repeal of the labor law enacted by the last Thomas committee will soon begin hearings on legislation to repeal the TaftHartley law at the same restore pro visions of the original Wagner labor relations House Rejects Utah Voter Registry Bill By RICHARD SQUIRES Members of the state house of representatives Wednesday killed a laborbacked bill to require registration agents to canvass election districts to reg ister voters before primary and general The vote on the was not a fair indication of labors strength in the lower The bill was killed when 41 repre sentatives voted an un favorablo committee report but lost the votes of several repre sentatives who agreed with its theory but disagreed with its Another affecting but not necessarily sponsored by was recommitted to the house labor committee for technical Debate prior to re indicated which would set up a mediation department within the state industrial would run into some opposition from both Democrats and Repub The house also received 10 new measures including a bill to strengthen Utahs livestock brand inspection law by re strictions on the sale ofcarcasses and strengthening brand inspect ors power to search To finance the increased enforce a property tax increase on livestock would be The bill authorizing roving reg istration agents brought forth the longest debate to date in the Cope whose election committee gave the bill an unfavorable re See Page Column 4 GOPs Misjudgment Led To Lee Asserts Special Repub lican party lost the 1948 election because it dodged issues with a hope of placatingpressure Bracken Lee of Utah told the Republican national commit tee at a banquet meeting here Wednesday a Republican elected in a state which went Democratic by a substantial said that in his opinion the Democrats did not affirmatively win the elec tion but came out ahead because the voters simply couldnt see what they would win in the way of fundamentals by changing the tip Service Habit The he did not like the Democratic par but liked the Republican party The Utah governor said that he felt his as well as the op position had fallen into the dangerous habit of giving lip serv ice to pressure groups and dis regarding the fundamental virtue that it is betted to lose on prin ciple than win on We have seen fit to risk the future of our he con in the glaring light of public We have con verted ourselves belief that the route to political success is down road on the false theory that it is impos sible to outnew deal the new to Honesty The new or any other deal which proves itself capable of exploiting the can be Woods Eyes Law To Prosecute In Mass Eviction 26 Director Tighe Woods Wednesday night threatened possible legal steps against land lords who would rather close houses and apartments than op erate under proposed new rent See Page In a radio Woodis it is questionable whether landlords who order wholesale evictions are acting within the He said his office is study ing the matter now and decide to seek court injunctions to prevent such The which threaten to reach epidemic began Tuesdaywhen members of the Property Owners said they were withdraw ing their properties the rental Eviction no tices were mailed to 600 Tulsa outdone by returning to funda mental principles of honesty in Our citizens have Been ready to throw out bureauc racy for some But we havent given them much of a since we have ourselves been guilty of truckling to the pressure groups that this self same bureaucracy Lee said his own reaction was his party failed to take a frank position or present a con See Page Column 1 GOP Factions Map Ballot On Scott Fate 26 com mittee of seven failed to reach any agreement Wednesday night on compromising the fight over the Republican national chairman Members said after a closed meeting that the battle to unseat Chairman Hugh Scott prob ably will go before the full com mittee at a meeting Thursday compromise headed by Werner Schroeder of had sought to find a peaceable way out of the con troiersy spawned by an attack of enemies of Thomas Dewey on Scott as Scott was named to the post last June at Deweys after the New York governor was nominated for official announcement of the Schroeder committees dis agreement was But Walter West Virginia who has been active in the fight against told reporters that Scotts supporterson the Schroedergroup refused to consider any com promise which would move the chairman out of his Hallanan said the antiDewey forces had agreeiJ to drop their sponsorship of Roy Min nesota as a can didate for the chairmanship if Scott Herbert carrying the proxy of Lew Oklahoma said the Scott forces weris ready for a finish fight in Thursdays committee going to let them throw out a war for a 62jrearold man Dunn without a Hyde Thus the argument over the seemed likely to be settled only by a counting of noses in 105member committee Storm Due in Utah Today Cold Closes 36 Schools Fuel Bad Roads Halt Classes The icy fingers of Jack Frost have stilled the school bells for an estimated pupils and the un expected vacation will continue at least through The combination of subzero tem shortage of gas fuel and drifted roads has resulted in the closing of at least 36 it was reported Opening Possible School officials and Jules vice president of Moun tain Supply said mod eration of temperatures antici pated Thursday may permit re opening of schools In Box Elder countydrifted roads have closed the In Salt Lake 14 public schools and two private schools were closed after Mountain Fuel Supply was forced to curtail gas to the Approximately pupils and 413 teachers were affected by the The city school system was in when many either skeptical or uninformed of the went to school as Bennion Finding their own schools many students took a busmans holiday and visited other schools that were Visitors Prohibited Bennion announced that visitors will be prohibited from the schools that are in operation Thursday unless they have urgent He also issued an ap peal to parents to keep students at home if their schools are We do not mind visitors in the schools under normal but the extreme cold weather has brought about an unusual situa he The 3150 students of the only five Salt Lake county schools heated by gas will start a vacation Officials of Jordan and Granite district announced Wednesday they will close Granite junior and senior high Cyprus high Midvale junior high and Midvale elementary Some Heated by Coal Murray district heated by will operate as Mountain Fuel Supply was unable to assure sufficient pres sure Thursday to heat the schools and to supply several other large users because of weather condi Roberts All Lake dry cleaning smelters and copper plants were without and Hill air force base was operating with minimum supplies during the Clyde secretary of the fuel said every effort was being made to make fuel cuts where least inconvience would be Criticisms of Movies to criticisms that movies Olpin said As to criticisms were not that most theaters were not heated by At high fuel demands re sulting from the cold spell caused a cut in gas supplies to the Utah county but residential and business house needs were being All schools except the Lehi high school and the Harrington Forbes grade school in American Fork were able to switch to stand by oil furnaces for heat until the present gas shortage is DISTRICT LISTS Schools Due To Close The following listed by will be closed school officials announced Wednes Salt South Lake Irving junior Jackson junior Jordan junior Horace Mann junior Lincoln junior Jackson ele Douglas La fayette Riverside ele Wasatch Whittier Judge Memo MaryoftheWasateh and the University of Utah annex at Fort Salt Lake County Granite Cyprus Midvale junior high and elementary Gran ite junior Washing ton junior Weber Weber county Central junior Davis Bountiful Stoker school at Bounti South Davis junior high at Davis County high at North Davis county junior high at Kays ville Layton elemen Clearfield Utah Lehi elementary Harrington gradfe school at American Box Elder River Tremonton El Garland and Howell ele Reopening is expected as soon as can be cleared to permit school buses to pick up Vote Supports Bevin Policy On Holy Land 26 eign Secretary Ernest Bevin was given a vote of 283 to Wednesday night after he told the house of commons that Britain was ready to recognize Israel provided there was no more fighting in He his Palestine policy against all criticism and told the house in a full dress that Britain and the United States saw eye to eye on basic middle east Winston Conserva tive scorchingly criticized accused him of bias and prej udice against Israel Its well as of and said both the United States and Russia were arrayed against Britain on the Palestine Churchill forced the vote of con the first time the Con servatives had demanded one on foreign policy since Labor entered office in Defending the government in permitting British planes to fly over the PalestineEgypt as the result of which five were shot down Prime Minister Clement Attlee said of the Israel drive into Egypt We might have had an incur sion right down to the Suez canal whichmight have involved us in I think we were perfectly right to carry out He then announced that would make the formal motion to adjourn a vote of confidence in the labor governments foreign Snow Heading From Idaho Promises Mereury Rise A new storm headed for Utah carrying a promise of relief from bitter also the threat of more The with its mixed late Wednesday moved through Idaho toward northwestern It is ex pected to reach the Beehive state and bring somewhat warmer Boise reported snow was falling there Thursday The bitter cold which caught the state with clogged highways a record snow was to continue through most of Frigid temperatures have gripped entire intermountain region the but Wednesday one of the severest blows was felt in Utah when the natural gas supply of many schools and some industrial users was cut The fuer curtailment and road conditions were responsible for suspension of classes in at least 36 Jules vice presl The promise of additional Thursday in Utah prompted weather bureau of ficials to warn property owners once again that more snow on roofs would be They suggested that immediate steps be taken to roof particularly from older buildings and those with flat Mountain Fuel Supply blamed the gas shut down on subnormal temperatures and said it would continue until warm er weather relaxed the demand On the available gas Slows Generators Another effect of the an noying but not was pointed out by Utah Power and Light which cut its generators into a northwest power causing a halfcycle per second slowdown in the and a cor respondingslowdown in electric Wednesday morning clacks were six minutes slow and were losing Until the Wash ingtonOregon power shortage is alleviated and U P and L with draws from the the slow down will Coldest pointin the intermoun tain region Wednesday was at Rich in north eastern where an official was Tuesday the same station reported two de grees Unofficial 40 Below reported an un official but Idahos coldest official reading was somewhat a minus 27 recorded at See Page Column 5 REGIONAL DATA ON WEATHER cloudi ness Thursday with snow begin ning afternoon in northwest Somewhat highway 6 west of Delta Other main highways open although some are narrow and difficult to Pacif ic trains from northwest east running up to five hours Other bus and air lines near normal Temperature Salt Lake ACHESON TELLS WORLD Allies Back Peace With Might Jan 26 UP of State Dean Acheson served notice Wednesday that the United States and other north At lantic security pact nations want peace but will be ready to meet force with overwhelming force if He followed that up with a firm indorsement of Harry S Tru mans new world coop plan which he described as part of the program to backward nations to dignity and the fullness of Acheson frankly discussed those and other major international issues at his first press conference since taking over the state ment from George Mar shall He termed the security now being put in final form by the United Canada and five western European as a collective defense arrangement He emphasized that it would lie carried out within the frame work of the United Nations must be strengthened in its task of maintaining Without mentioning Russia by he said the pact is unmis takable proof of the determination of seven nations to resist armed attack from any at the same evidence of the American desire for world We are convinced that we can best contribute to the maintenance of peace by joining other nations in making it absolutely clear in ad vance that any armed attack af fecting our national security would be met with overwhelming he His statement on Trumans bold new program for aiding backward nations was broadcast immediately by the Voice of Amer ica to all parts of the in cluding Russia and her Acheson remarked pointedly that the program is not intended to install modern plumbing in all the but to give all individ uals a better way of Like the security he it will safe guard the interest and safety of the United He pledged that it would dove tail with all aspects of American foreign policy and said the state at Trumans re is drawing up a plan of ac tion to carry it At his 40minute news confer Acheson also do everything possible to carry out what he called the bipartisan anti partisan foreign He said he with Republican leaders about it Said there will be no change in policy toward China or Latin He declined to speculate on what this countrys attitude would be toward a Com munist regime in Said American policy toward Germany will never be conducted at the expense of western Euro pean TREND OF MERCURY Temperatures Wednesday eve ning at the weather bu reau at Salt Lake airport were 14 12 3 0 Stockmen Get For Feeding A bill creating an emergency revolving feed fund of passedboth houses of the legis lature in less than three hours Wedneswr afternoon and signed Wo law by Acting Heber Bennion The billsets aside a quarter million dollar budget to be ad ministered by the board of ex aminers for purchase of grains and other livestock and will be repaidby stockmen upon receipt of food at Half the freight bill will be paid by the Half by Beqord Time Believed a record time for pass age of a 170 was in troduced at about by the senate agriculture committee of which Lynn Orscr is It passed both houses unanimously under suspension of the was en grossed and signed by of State Bennion at Bracken in wired permission for Bennion to sign the Within three hours of the state officials were buying hay by telephone in neigh boring Wednesday for emergency freight reduction rates on incoming Utah Gets Philip Federal Works informed Bennion Wednesday evening 000 of available Wednesday by Harry S Tru man to help relieve suffering in snowbound western states had been apportioned to Fleming said Salt Lake City public works would arrange with State officials for disposition of the emergency Fleming also told Ben nion congress is being requested to make additional funds avail able for emergency relief work in Utah and other stricken western A meetingWednesday morning at the capitol was conducted by Bennion to crystallize the states approach to the livestock Attending were Alonzo president of the senate Ed speaker of 4he other legis railroad wool growers state de partment oft agriculture commis sioners anil of federal Union railroad reported the line is willing to make certain freight on long hauls and will make ef forts to obtain freight on other If rates are re arrangements will be for retroactive application to Proposed reductions probably would not be more than 20 to 25c per Vernal ag ricultural was ap pointed chairman of a committee to continue negotiations with rail Quake Hits Guatemala 26 fairly severe earthquake was felt here at MST Wednesday No damage was reported from nearby ;