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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah NEWS Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday 106 WEATHER Decreasing cloudiness Friday colder Friday Details on Page 26 SALT LAKE FRIDAY JANUARY Snow Piles UpAnd Roof Conies Down The weight of record snowstorms in the settlement of Highland Boy I most hidden under 14 feet of New snows are increasing slide this building to Other homes in the area are Rl danger In the located in mountainous west Salt Lake Resource Tax BiB Goes Into Hopper By RICHARD SQUIRES A bill to increase tion tax rates from 50 to 400 depending uponprofitableness of the and to expand Its coverage over all natural re sources severed from the earth Was tossed into the hopper The sponsored by Prank Bonacci Jack Salt Le Grand Jarman Justin Stewart Salt Lake and be introduced formally Fri first major tax increase measure yet to be introduced in the the bill completely revamps the current 1 tax on gross proceeds of metal Proposed Levies imposing a graduated from 5 to tax on net proceeds of metal the bill proposes a Ic per ton tax on coal gross market value tax on crude natural gas and and a tax on gross market value of all other natural re i Proponents of the measure Claim it would increase taxes on mines and other natural resource aeverers by at least based upon a study of av erage income of those indus tries during the past 10 Changes Tax Theory The bill also changes the theory of the present mine occupation i tax by introducing an income fac After granting gross proceeds the bill sets vp a graduated tax based upon ratios of net proceeds to gross proceeds of Generally a rate of 8 is levied on companies with a ratio of up to 30 profits to gross income of 6 on a 40 profit 1 on a 4050 profitgross income ratio and 8 over 50 profitin come Day The tax would be in addition to all other taxes now Other than the aubmission of the new revenue raising the house spent quiet major were introduced as Thursdays session opened and sent on their way through house committee ma One sponsored by Maurice Anderson Utah and Albert Cope Salt Lake would place the hiring and firing of state road commission highway engineers under a civil Would Bin Politics The would forbidany covered employe from participating in any par tisan or religious while acting in his official Another measure affecting permit the road commission to let con tracts for construction and main tenance of roads without adver fcr 5c TAX CUT ON ONE TYPE Oleo Levy Compromise Passes Utah Senate By MALMQUIST A compromise oleomargarine tax repeal bill was passed by the Utah senate Thursday cause of technical errors it was held another day for A senate meas it has not yet been upon by the In the form that it won senate approval by a vote of 14 to the five cents per pound tax on the un colored product would be retained and the ten cents per pound tax on the colored margarine reduced five The effect of the if enacted into would be to permit sale of the colored product at the same price as the provided the federal tax on colored also is A opponent of the Scott Remains GOP Chief In Close Vote 27 Scott held on to his chair manship of a scratching Republican national committee Thursday by four a slim margin of After a day of political infight ing seldom equalled by the staid old the 48yearold Penn sylvania congressman won a 54 to 50 vote of The action came on a motion of Mclntrye California com to table a resolution by Jacob which would have declared the chairman ship Among those voting yes on the motion were George Han sen and Roy Priest of Dewey Definitely Out Scott thus won a fight pitched a vowed critics of Thomas Dewey of New the 1948 GOP presidential But in doing Scott put him self on record flatly as saying that Dewey should could not and will not become a candidate for a third presidential Scott himself joined in the bitter criticism of Deweys conduct of last years In Scott promised to make the party proud of Scott set back the old guard of the party an ouster movement ledby such mem bers as Carol Reece of former Harrison Span gler of another former Clarence Brown of Werner Schroeder of Illi nois and Ralph Gates of In They had put their weight be hind Roy Dunn of 62yearold as a candi date against 27 chairman of the National Republican anounced Thursday night that George Hansen of Utah has ben named to the partys subcommittee on civil Hyrum indicated hei was not pleased with the He com mented the dairy industrys chief concern was over the The senate also passed a bill to set up a new state board on alco holism to replace the one which will go out of existence Feb 1 and debated a house approved measure to expand Weber college into a fouryear Pro ponents of the Weber college bill tried to second reading roll on it were blocked by opponents call but whoinsisted on discussing it be fore it reached the third reading Support Indicated The debate indicated that the proposal would get strong support from the Salt Lake county delega three of whom made speeches in its The drive for passage of the bill was spear headed by Francis Fowles Ogden who declared that establishment of fouryear courses in arts and business and education at the institution would save taxpayers of the Ogden area several times as much as the ex pansion would cost the Elias Day Salt Lake City also argued that enactment of the bill into law would be in the interest of Marthakis Salt Lake City made a the remarking that every Utah boy and girl should be given a college education and that the state legis lature should provide the oppor Speak in Favor of Bill Others who spoke in behalf of the bill were Taylor Brock bank Salt Lake City a vet eran and Manning Jolley Orrice McShane R Beaver opposed the bill on the grounds that the state was not in a financial position to take on another fouryear Ex pansion of he Columns Dip Continues In Nations Cost of Living 27 UP cost of living dropped last month averages ani3 going the labor department re ported It was the fourth straight month the departments price index had either dropped or failed to and officials said it was the long est continued down trend since Government and labor officials said the price level is now lower than it was when the unions were pressing for a thirdround wage They said this may make it difficult for labor to use living costs as an argument for a fourth general increase this Still Rank High The computed as of was of 1 below the pre vious but was still higher than and full 29 above when war time price controls Lower food prices were chiefly responsible for the December but they were partly offset by a rise in The rent level was up for tlie nation as a continuing a steady advance in recent Rents in some cities were up in Chi 2 in in The department is now working on nationwide figures to find out where the cost of living stood on They are expected to show a Uses Index The 15 index will be used by General Motors and the United Auto Workers CIO to wage rates for first quarter of under a contract tying wagesto the cost of As of now it is that 2c to 3c an hour may be saved off the wage While the end of 1948 found gen eral living costs slightly higher than at the beginning of that the report said average food prices were 1 AS PANIC MOUNTS Chinese President Li Sues For Immediate Red Peace 28 t3 sources said Act ing Li Tsungjen Friday sent a direct appeal to Communist lead er MaoTzetung to name peace negotiators Lis appeal came at a moment when it began to appear a Chinese government effort to make a sur render deal had broken apparent with Reds drawing ever nearer to had turned the flight from this capital into a Informants said Li told Mao that both the Nationalists and the Com munists had been working for a peoples revolution as envisioned by Sun founder of the Chinese They said an unofficial transla tion of Lis message continued If we think that the revolu tions aim is for the peoples progress then regardless of political differences under no cir cumstances should there be a con of war and the killings added to thepeoples Both sides should abide by the find means to settle tie dispute and take further steps which will multiply our crimes a hundred The Communist radio Wednes day accused Li of It asked him to show his sincerity de taining government leaders branded by the Reds as war crim i Communist truce conditions in clude the trial of Chiang Kaishek and other government cluding war PRICE FIVE CENTS Storm Eases Winter Grip On Hikes Gas Flow FAST CONGRESS ACTION SnowBlitzed West To Get By MORGAN REYNOLDS 27 Moving with record con gress Thursday voted a relief fund for the snowbound west and set to work immediately on another measure which may boost the storm chest another While clear weather speeded rescue operations in parts of the stricken there was a new blizzard in sleet storms flood threats along the Ohio These added fresh urgency to the following actions in the capital Harry S Truman told news conference he was asking congress for a new emergency disaster Only Left He said the fund con gress appropriated last year was down to He has allocated of it in the last few days for relief work in the western Shortly after the White House announcement the house voted unanimously to add to the disaster fund and sent the appropriation measure to the sen Two hours later the senate approved the bill and sent it to the White House for the presidents The federal works admini Philip Flem said after a White House con ference that the appro priation is only half the amount needed out west and that Truman plans to ask for the full he Red Cross Fund The Cross announced It was making a preliminary alloca tion of for use in the snowbuffeted regions as well as in areas facing flood Basil president of the Red said it might be weeks be fore the total needs could be esti who is coordinating the governments relief told reporters he is preparing at the presidents request a genera disaster relief bill which would set up a fund for use in such The federal works chief said Mass Eviction Plan Truman Says 27 Harry S Truman said Thursday he doesnt think get away with mass evicting their tenants to protest new rent con trol and federal officials moved to back him up with court Rent Director Tighe Woods said at Washington that he would seek court orders to restrain the eviction of innocent Notices Loom landlord groups in seven large cities proposed to serve such notices on more than families and withdraw their property from the market in Many other property owners groups have opposed reprisal evic Truman told a news con ference at Washington that he thought tjie mass eviction action started at was a poor approach to the problem of rent Then he added that he didnt believe the Tulsa landlords would get away with The Wallace who led the Tulsa snapped back there that he didnt know what the president meant and that were not trying to get away with Started Ball Rolling Murphy is executive secretary of the Tulsa Property Owners which started the ball roll ing by sending out eviction notices to 1000 Woods advised tenants who re ceive eviction notices to report to federal area If landlords refuse to with draw Woods the office of the expediter will seek to enjoin such eviction by action in the Wallace leader of the Tulsa Property drive against federal rent lapsed in his office Thursday from a heart Truman asked him some time ago to draft the proposed legislation and that itwould be ready for the presidents consideration some time next 1 think we ought to have a general disaster relief act so we wont have to keep running to congress every time one of these disasters Fleming The senate meanwhile had kept the relief drive snowballing by adopting a resolution to authorize to repay federal agen See Page Column 5 BRIEF SKETCH OF WINTER Forecast Decreasing cloudi ness Friday with little change in Colder Friday Roads main highways except highway 6 west of Delta open for Transportation Union Pa cific trains running two to four hours Challenger and Monarch air lines from one to three hours late on certain Bus lines Temperature Salt Lake Fuel Shortage Schools Reopen Doors Class will swing wide Friday morning in all schools of the state closed for two days be cause of a shortage of gas Supplies of gas were returned to school buildings about noon according to Jules vice Mountain Fuel Supply making possible reopening of 36 Utah schools heated with gas Booms Heated In the Salt Lake City school district where 14 public elemen tary and secondary schools were closed because of the fuel shut Lynn su said heat was turned into the buildings immediately to insure warm classrooms Friday This will mean a return to school by approximately pupils on vacation since last Tuesday and although some of the latter have remained on duty sub stituting schools that were in Classes Resume Students at Maryofthe Wasatch were back in their class rooms Thursday afternoon but will be on vacation again since Thursday completed one semesters A new semester begins at the school Other schools scheduled for re opening include Judge the University of Utah annex at Fort and all other schopls between Ogden and Pleasant closed because of the fuel All schools in Box Elder county were open Thursday withthe ex ception of where road conditions still blocked transporta tion to Light Snow Delays Clearing Skies Forecast A light which swept through most of the inter mountain region Thursday brought higher to frostbitten areas from Montana south through The snow was insignificant compared with previous storms and failed to complicate road traffic in any Haylift operations had to be suspended for several hours in Nevada because of poor Temperatures were from 10 to 15 degrees higher over the area and in Utah were warm enough to permit the Mountain Fuel Supply to resume natural gas deliveries to 36 schools which had been closed by the temperature in the five state area of Utah and Nevada was recorded at Rich county in northwest Daylong Snowfall Salt Lake City began receiving snow at Thursday and the light fall continued throughout most of the day and oh into the About two inches new snow was noted at Salt Lake air port and greater amounts on the east Late the storm front had passed over Utah into south ern Colorado and by weather forecasters skies should clear over most of the in termountajn Somewhat coldertemperatures will result as the cloud cover diminishes but the weekend weather outlook at this time is Despite the new storm added to the peril of some mountainous communities where snowslide danger is Highland Boy in western Salt Lake county is peeking out from a 14 foot snow cover and bracing for Two Minor Slides Already twominor slides have beenexperienced in the moun tainous mining One roof was collapsed by the weight of the Lack of wind with the Thursday snowstorm as a blessingto harassed road Main roads were open in most areas and bar ring unexpected blowing conditions are expected to remain Southern Wyoming had some minor breezes but not enough to cause major The combination of somewhat favorable weather conditions like wise was proving beneficial to the sheepmen of the More ffood progress was reported in the most critical bringing to Operation Haylift In the air forces hay lift operation was resumed Thursday afternoon after being suspended earlier in the day when the snowstorm reduced flying Major air lines reported no dis ruption to traffic despite the Union Pacific trains are continuing to run late from the UTAHN PILOT Trio Escapes Plane Crash 27 A twinengine air force B25 crashed on a farm near Thursday shortly after its crew of three parachuted to Occupants of the plane were 1st Robert Salt Lake pilot co both based at Wright and Pfc Apolinar Or Scudder said that the ship de veloped engine trouble at in a sleet and wind Both engines Swan son ordered Ortega to jump at 6000 Swanson jumped at 3000 and Scudder bailed out at 2500 the pilot An air force pilot since 1942 and veteran of the South Pacific 1st Robert Scudi der is a son of William 1368 Butler Salt Lake Before entering the service he was a commercial artist for M His wife is the Edith daughter of JPaul Los Angetei They have two northwest but other train reported normal lines Bus lines said the storm caused them no schedule A bustruck accident at Snow Box Elder county in north eastern Utah which killed one per son was blamed on storrn and road The truck drivers vision was obscured by blowing Gas Supplies Gain Warmer weather was hailed by natural gas users in Utah who had been cut off from full supply since early Wednesday Dry laundries and other surplus users were given a go ahead on resumption of service Thursday The 36 closed Utah schools were scheduled to open Friday In Salt Lake the reopening was expected to put a halt to the visitingexcursions of some stu dent vacationers who had been enioyins a busmans Lynn Salt Lake See Page Column 3 Keep Unbeatable Air Royall Tells House Group 27 UP of Army Kenneth Royall asked congress Thursday to keep the nations armed forces strong as long as there is a pos sibility the cold war may erupt into War is not he but is at least a He found little likelihood that the in ternational situation would im prove for a number of Royall and Omar Brad army chief of testified before the house armed serviges committee on a bill authorizing a 70group air force and providing a permanent framework in which the army could expand to maxi mum of men when con gress provides the Bradley limited his testimony to a technical discussion of the He said it would give him the machinery he would need for fast mobilization in event of an Committee members tried to draw him out on whether world conditions had gotten worse in the past but he declined to answer in open Royall testified that the army does not plan to draft any more men in the immediate future but he asked congress to keep the draft act on the book as a spur to voluntary Underthe act the army has only temporary authority to keep Its strength at It now numbers about Royall Harry S observed Trumans that for fiscal 1950 provides funds for orjly men but he said dis regardingevery interests except national still would support the Two Herders Send Fliers Report Trilitine Two George sheepmen trapped by snow two weeks at Cedar Breaks in the Arizona strip 70 miles south of here were believed in need of im mediate help A search their camp plane that sighted Thursday afternoon dropped a red flag with instruc tions to wave it if they were Buf fering or in A man thought to be Ed herder for the waved the long red banner vigorously as the plane headed back to George for more Forms Ground Party Antone Washington county Thursday night was organizing a ground party to leave Friday morning in an at tempt to reach the stranded and Douglas Utah Wool growers vice said in Cedar City that his group would try to fly in a cargo plane supplies for the men and feed for the Maurice Miles and Rudger At both of were in the plane that spotted the camp They said there were no tracks leading from the camp to indicate that cither the sheep or the men had left the Pldgcon breaks area since they were re ported missing there two weeks Wayne George is believed to be snow bound at the sheep camp with Gardners pickup truck was found near the Grand Gulch mines two weeks Searchers then assumed he was unable to drive over the snow cov ered road and had returned to the sheep camp on Condition Undetermined Whether Gardner was at the condition of the sheep or depth of snow could not be de termined from the Sheriff Prince said the ground party leaving Friday would be spearheaded by two or three plowequipped followed by trucks and The posse will enter the Grand wash area of the from the TrumbuU With them will be Gardner and Rex Gar cousins of the snowbqund six other sheepmen in the Grand wash area were to be safe Thursday Vec and an other man with the Hatch flock were located at lower levels In the as were four men ;