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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS Intermountain Network Station BALL Mondit Throngh WEATHER Mostly clear mud warm Detail OB Page 12 100 SALT LAKE SATURDAY JULY 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Probers Scan Diary T As Influence Clue Five Percenter Investigators Track Suspects by Book July 22 1000page diary purporting to tell how a management counselor gets government contracts for businessmen is in the hands of investigators tracking down Washington five Chairman Clyde Hoey of the senate expendi tures subcommittee confirmed Friday existence of the book after the Washington Evening Star learned about The diary was kept by James a counselor to whom Paul Massachusetts manufac says he paid a fee for help in getting a government con Probe This touched off the subcommit tees investigation of five percent who claim they have influence to get contracts for busi nessmen from government of a former army of ficer and War Assets administra tion has denied he ever attempted to sell Grindle said that Hunt claimed to have influence with Washing ton including Herman the quartermas ter general Aiden chief of the chemical and Harry military aide to Harry S Waitt and Feldman have been suspended by Gordon secretary of the pending the completion of an Spotted With Names The Star said Hunts thick book is spotted with the names of in fluential government officials and their It also said Hunt apparently dictated to a secretary the details of his meetings with many Wash ington both at cocktail parties and at places of The newspaper said he recorded place and names and in some cases amounts that may be The Star also said photostatic copies have been made of the diary for government agency The details are being checked to see if the incidents mentioned can be the Star Hoey declined to comment about this but he told reporter that Hunt did keep a diary and the subcommittee has inspected Reports Questioning Hunts wife told reporters by telephone that Hunt has been ques tioned by investigators for the sub She said her husband could not come to the telephone because he is ill and under a doctors Karl Mundt member of the said it is virtually certain Vaughan will be called to Thursday Truman said at news conference that Vaughan has his permission to In an angry encounter with newspapermen on July 6 Vaughan told them he knew many five per centers in Truman Embarks Aboard Yacht For Rest Cruise July 22 Harry S Truman left the capital Friday for week end of rest aboard the yacht House aids said he took with him only rou tine action on which could be deferred until he re turned if he He was accompanied only by his and his naval Rear Robert It was planned to cruise as far as Blakiston in lower Chesapeake Friday night and anchor the Williamsburg will steam to Pa in the upper and return to the Blakiston island anchorage for the The president will land back at the navy yard here about 5 MILD REBUKE Solon Slaps At Johnson July 22 Senator John McClellan rebuked Secretary of De fense Louis Johnson for comments on congressional action Friday after editing out a flat statement that the defense secretarys com ment was As finally revised in a state McClellan said this of John sons written report on military reorganization legislation This comment is typical of the whenever it is unable to dominate legislative action of con Originally McClellans state prepared by an said This comment is typical of the arrogance of the military Johnson had criticized the broad tfrm recently passed by con gress and signed by President Tru which sets up a central gov ernment services agency to co ordinate Senators Urge West Mine Plan July 22 Nineteen senators from metal min ing states joined Friday in a move to give financial aid to domestic producers of and They proposed in a bill pay ments be based on the number of pounds of each metal imported with a limit based on the number of pounds sold by each domestic The money would be disbursed by the treasury upon production reports furnished each half year by the Bureau of High Strategic Value Senator Pat McCarran told the senate these four metals were of highest strategic importance in wartime but pro duction has been allowed to drop Bias Charge At FDR Makes AntiCatholic Charge in Letter On Aid to Education Story on Barden Page 2 July 22 UP Francis Cardinal Spellman accused Eleanor Roosevelt Friday of antiCatholicism unworthy of an American mother in her opposi tion to giving federal educational funds to parochial In sf sharp personal the highranking church arch bishop of the New York charged that the widow of the late president repeatedly had pleaded causes that were anti Catholic and that her newspaper columns had spun and spread their web of No Comment At Hyde Roosevelts secretary said the letter had been received but that there was no She said Roose velt probably would reply person ally to Cardinal Spellman and did not believe the reply would be made Cardinal Spellman centered his attack on Roosevelts syndi cated My Day column of June 23 in which she stated that she did not want to see public educa tion connected with religious con trol of the which are paid for by taxpayers The cardinal said those words were written out of misinforma ignorance or not from knowledge and understand Barden Bill Roosevelt had written in connection with the Barden now before Legislative action is not expected before July The bill provides that federal educational funds should be allo cated to the states the basis of the total number of children of school including those in religious and private as well as public But the money so allocated would go only to public Roosevelt had written that parents should send their children to any type of school they out that many years ago it was decided that the public schools of our country should be entirely sep arated from any kind of dtnomi national Cardinal Spellman said that parents of children in parochial schools had to pay taxes for sup port o public schools and said their children should receive equal I belileve that if the federal government provides bottle of milk to each child in a public it should provide milk for I Wish He Would Call Again Pretty Ignore Lee was ill Wednesday and could not accept babysitting appointment with heavy voiced and Shirley Gretzlnger took the engagement told police 1 just wish he would call me again I could just kill 50 in 94 for all school 90 for quicksilver and for j To lose entirely these indus so vital in the event of armed conflict is he j McCarran estimated that about a year would be diverted from tariff receipts for payments to American He said the effect of the pro gram would be to increase the production of manganese to be tween 12 and 20 of domestic consumption at a return to the producer of to a unit tungsten to 35 with a per unit return mercury to onethird with a return of a flask and antimony to 25 if Chinese im ports are not Senate Foreign Funds Debate Stirs Call for Spending Cuts July 22 Id have cut them he The senate Friday opened debate sajf on the foreign spending bill and promptly j into a sharp battle over economy bloe efforts to trim the The bill provides funds for the second year of the Marshall Eu ropean recovery aid to Greece and Turkey and occupation costs in Austria and Because of cuts voted by the senate appropriations the total already is below thr amount asked by the ad Loses Bid To Cut Oil Haul Rate July 22 The Interstate Commerce com mission Friday for a third to permit the Union Pacific railroad to make sharp cuts in petroleum freight rates between Salt Lake and Pacific northwest The rate reductions were pro posed by Union Pacific several months ago after the Standard Oil had proposed construction of a pipeline for petroleum products between Salt Lake City and Pa cific northwest The rail road offered a substantial cut in the rates on petroleum shipped in trainload The ICC refused to permit contending the plan would destroy the relationship between trainload I and singlecar Union Pacific then submitted a revised plan for reducing both trainload and singlecar but this also wag suspended by ICC pendingan investigation into the reasonableness of the The commission announced Fri day it had denied Union Pacifics petition to reconsider and vacate the suspension which is due to run to the end of this It was announced that five mem bers of the 11man commission j favored vacating the order on cer r tain conditions relating to large Willis Robertson r From Tariff Receipts For production of manganese there would be set aside by the treasury from tariff receipts lie a pound for each pound imported for one cent a for 25c a pound and for tungsten 38c a Each producer would receive that proportion of the re served as his production bears to total domestic production of he particular Cosponsors with McCarran ncltidc Hunt Miller Malone and Thomas but I was beaten in the com Ogden Police Press Girl Slayer Hunt By JOHNSON Tribune Lwnd Win July 22 While baf fled police and sheriffs officers searched vainly Friday for clues leading to the identity of the brutal slayer of Shirley Jean Gretzinger sometime Wednesday death of the girl was offi cially attributed to asphyxiation by Results of the per formed by an Ogden showed death directly due to as phyxiation from the paper stuffed into the victims with addi tional evidences of some external Method Unknown Nature of the external strangu lation methods could not be according to Max as sistant county to whom the doctor made known his find ings late Friday Asked specifically if the strangu lation Kiight have resulted from pressure of the killers Lamph declared the evidence of the method of external strangu a contributing could not be established by the Ke declined to comment as to the doctors findings regarding any criminal attack upon the 17 yrarold Sunday school in sisting he would rather not say anything about but it was learned from another source there was eyidence of an prob ably after Inquiry who was Sheriff Mac spearheading the investigation of the fiendish Friday night was directing his deputies to get samples of paper napkins from restaurants of the city and county paper towels and toilet paper from rcstrooms of restaurants and serv ice This was for the purpose of j Truman Accepts Puts Off Arms Call Shirley Gretzinger Took fateful date an a Sheriff Arrests In fWar LOS July 22 Sheriffs deputies Friday night took a 35yearold barber and parttime gambler into custody for questioning on the Mickey Cohen Joseph Messina surrendered with his Wil liam after the former had been named by Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz as one of three men wanted for questioning in the Being Sought The others being sought are Tony an exconvict once queried in the slaying of Bugsy and Anthony But economy bloclhe demanded assurance that for lenders were ready to fight for eign spending will not be cut again even deeper Chairman Kenneth McKfllar of the appropriations quantities of petroleum products handled as single The proposed rate revisions con tinue under further Because of the delay and un certainty surrounding Union Pa cifics proposed rates on large shipments of refined oil products to the Pacific Standard Oil of California already has taken stops to construct a pipeline from its North Salt Lake refinery to Idaho and Pacific northwest by a pending resolution calling on j The company has announced Harry S Truman to hold back j Hint the line will bo built to warned against false econo mies because the cold war is not yet Robertson said that if anything the senate should restore some of the committees Arthur Vandenberg GOP foreign policy said he was willing to go along with some reductions in a period of general budgetary But from 5 to 30 n the funds voleti committee told the senate ought to cut the j by congress for each federal regardless of the outcome of the freight rate case and has asked See Page Column 1 formerly of Kansas As Messina prepared sub jmit to his attorney Isaid that his client could account for all his movements the morning of the attempted that he was not involved in any way in the and that he didnt know the other two men being In said Messina doesnt even know I for bids on this leg of the I board Truman Appoints Probe Board In Rail Dispute July 22 OP Harry S Truman Fri day appointed a threemember emergency board to investigate a labor dispute between the Southern Pacific railroad and employes represented by the Brotherhood of Railroad train He named Robert a member of the supreme court of Nebraska Frank New York and Lev erctt a member of the state industrial commission of The dispute involves the proper makeup of train The union called a strike to begin but walkout was averted when Truman in tervened earlier this week under the railway labor act and nouncd he was creating the emergency Under the there can be no walkout until 30 days after the Britain Wooed By Tories For 50 Votes July 23 Winston Churchills Conservative party told Britons Friday it would retain most of Uie major socialist laws already but halt further nationalization of industry voted back into power in The party unveiled its campaign platform for the parliamentary election next year in a statement of policy entitled The Right Road for A fore word by Churchill said the out come would be the most momen tous decision in Britains Elaborates Today The wartime prime minister is to elaborate on the policy in a speech Saturday afternoon at a labor strong Seeking to oust the labor gov ernment that has ruled Britain since the Conservatives pledged to Overhaul but continue state op eration of all but one of the indus tries nationalized by the Restore parts of the nationalized road transport industry to private or municipal Halt the rest of the labor partys nationalization Keep the taxsupported national health but make it more efficient and less Resist the expansion of com Prior Treatment Give prior treatment to British commonwealth nations in investment and immigration in relations between Brit ain and the United States it will be conservative policy to encourage everincreasing cooperation and intimacy between our two coun whether it economic or cul tural The statement said that if the conservatives won there would be an overhauling of the coal which operates the nationalized and the governing bodies of other industries under slate con the Bank of England and j the world wide communications network of the cable and wireless The pending labor measure to nationalize the iron and steel in dustry and labor plans for state ownership of most life insurance cement sugar water meat wholesaling and minerals would be FiveYear Term The labor governments five year term expires July The election is expected to be held in May or but the date has not yet been Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison said re cently the Laborites expected the battle of our Conservatives hopes for victory have fed on local elections of the Their candidates have re peatedly bested Labor ites now hold 391 seats in House of Commons and the Conservatives The party promised that it would try to end the war in Greece and facilitate a lasting settlement tween Israel and the Arab It pledged defense of Hong Kong and a firm policy against the Com munists in The statement concluded that from her central position as the heart of the British empire and one of the loaders of Europe and the founder and center of the Englishspeaking has a unique opportunity and a special Senate Leaders Win Delay To Cool Off Pact Debate July 22 Democratic leaders Friday persuaded Harr S Truman to hold up his arms aid program until Monday to give the North Atlantic pact debate at least the week end to cool Trumans 3000word asking quick action on the arms program to put muscle into the newly ratified Atlantis had been scheduled to go to the house and senate at noon Fri But White House Secretary Charles Ross said it was postponed until Monday at the request of senate FRENCH JUSTICE Military Jails Nazi Envoy July 22 Hitlers ambassador in Paris during the Nazi was sentenced late Friday to 20 years at hard labor as war crim inal by a French military In their which was un expectedly the military jurors set aside the charge that had been the instigator of the murder of former interior minister Georges Mandel and based their sentence chiefly on his guilt in connection with arrests and deportations of superior offi cers in the French The court recognized that there were some mitigating Abctz among topranking officials of the occupation in was captured and brought to trial and in that sense the case was Frances Nurnberg His long period of during which French bitter feel was a counteracting factor in his Senate Group Cuts Funds Of Stockpile July 22 The senate appropriations commit tee lopped another off defense spending It reduced by that amount a fund previously voted by congress this year for stock piling of and about 75 other materials that would be needed in event of The slash was a Elmer Thomas lost an attempt to make it He said the committee voted by a close decision a cut of but reconsidered and finally approved the 000 slash in order to get nearly unanimous Thomas has contended there is need for stockpiling only a years supply of critical The he wants a five year Thomas said the cut will be of fered as part of a annual money bill for the armed although the original stockpiling fund of was part of earlier All the slash voted was in authority to make The senate committee last week trimmed from the voted by the house for the armed Thomas said the committee gave no special instructions to defense officials as to their contract where to reduce operations other Six Local Arrests Messina has a record of six local including one conviction for assault with a deadly Gordqn Bowers Fred Howser had suggested policemen might he implicated in the shotgun blasting of Cohen and three others early Wednesday ss they emerged from a restaurant in the film colony night playground known as the sunset Wlpeout Ordered Howser claimed he obtained the suspects names from Cohens lawyer but was withholding them because he wanted to conduct an independent Karl Warren for the consecutive day lashed out at law enforcement declaring all the rackets on which these hoodlums feed must be wiped than to buy American wherever He added that while copper and other domestic mines are operat ing at a low rate or shut offshore and foreign purchases here be made of these same ma The buy American directive should help our domestic indus he Stockpiling funds are listed as part of the overall defense cost in the but are not included in the military appropriation Not Much Rush Senate Democratic Leader Scott Lucas confirmed that he had suggested it would be better to get the message next He would not elaborate except to say theres not that much rush this Other congressional sources In dicated that Democratic strate gists considered it poor timing to fire the controversial arms plan at congress less than 24 houra after the senate ratified the The senate approved the treaty S2 to 13 late after more than two weeks of bitter debate in which pact foes charged it would commit the United States to re arm western ThreeDay Delay The threeday postponement to head off criti cism from pact Kenneth said the haste in proposing military aid hard on the heels of treaty ratification makes it ob vious theres been some commit ment to He predicted that some kinds of arms pro gram will be but said he will lead a floor fight to ban any shipment of atomic Truman will ask for for the armies of free western Most of the wea pons would be drawn from the reserve The remaining would befor other antiCommunist nations such as the Korea and possibly SttHer Opposition The peacetime lendlease plan is expected to meet much rtiffer opposition than the But vice president Alben Barkley after a cabinet meeting this that both the house and senate will approve it before Some quarters believed the de day was influenced partly by the fact that the senate opened debate Friday on the for eign economic aid bill Economy bloc leaders fighting for a cut in the appropriation would have been supplied with a strong talk ing point if the president had sub mitted another whopping foreign spending plan on the same Union Calls Off London Strike July 22 dockers Friday called off a wild cat strike that paralyzed the port for 25 days and forced the gov ernment to place the teeming water front under virtual martial They voted to go back to work The vote came a few hours after the Labor government which blamed Communist agitation for the two American union leaders and ordered them de Home Chuter Ede said tha Louis Goldblatt and John had Communist affiliations and had come to Lon don in connection with the whose home is in San is secretarytreasurer of the CIO International Long shoremens and union hearted by Harry Maletta was not further PASSENGERS SWELTER Short Circuit Halts Subway Traffic NEW July 22 Signals failed along twothirds of New York Citys vast subway system Friday halting trains laden with thousands of sweltering Full service was restored at A power failure shut off the signals and forced scores of trains to grind to a sudden to the trains was not safety laws prevent them from running without sig Their lights and con tinued to The breakdown came about two hours after the afternoon when a vast portion of New Yorks population is crammed into a sub way trains and homeward With the rush break down caused no serious conges tion among the thousands of per sons moving in and out of such great subway terminals as Grand Central and Times A policeman into the sub ways for emergency duty said the riders were so pounded down by the heat that they didnt even The temperature stood at 87 de grees above ground when a short circuit snuffed out the It occurred in a blocklong power house on the east side at 74th A loud explosion accompanied the short Trains pulled up quickly along 150 miles of Rapid Transit tracks and by EST not a sub way was moving In the affected The independent subway system WM not Its lines run from 205th street in the Bronx to Church street in Brooklyn and east to Jamaica on Long Island All service on the interborough Rapid Transit system IU lines snake down from the north ern tip of the through Man hattan and Queens to Flatbuah deep in The BrooklynManhattan transit service stopped in Manhattan and where its lines stretch from Flushing on the northeast to the tip of Manhattan Service to Brooklyn was cut on both although BMT trains in Brooklyn itself continued to Police aware only that something had halted the buiiy underground subway lent out an emergency altrt to all ;