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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS am am pm Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monia Tbroujh VOL 159 NO 26 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH TUESDAY MORNING MAY 10 1949 WEATHER Cooler thundemhowert Details on fmgt tl PRICE FIVE CENTS Ford UAW Meet Today on Strike Company Chief Agrees to Talks But Turns Down Bid to Attend DETROIT May 9 Ford Motor Co and the Congress of Industrial Organizations United Auto Workers agreed Monday night to meet at 2 pm Tuesday in the first negotiating sessions since a paralyzing strke began at two key Ford plants last Thursday Henry Ford II president of the multibillion dollar company agreed to the but de cined an by 000 By Chrysler Plant Closing DETROIT May 9 ler Corp Monday laid off indef initely more than 22000 employes Pres Walter P Reuther to take personal charge of negotiations Stand As was told you laat Thursday and have repeated several times since Ford said in a telegram to Reuther we are very willing W resume negotiations Therefore we will be happy to meet with you at 2 pm Tuesday because of a work stoppage at he said the Motor Products Co which Alore than 62000 workers are eupplies it with window frames directly involved in strikes against Final assembly lines in the the River Rouge and LincolnMer De Soto and Chrysler di1 cury Ford plants which threaten to pinch off production and throt tle the companys international operations The sole issue in the walkout is a U A W charge that the com pany forces workers on final as sembly lines at the two strike about 2000 are employed caused j locked plants to produce cars too the work stoppage fast A company spokesman charged j Mass Meeting Ford rejected a suggestion by I Reuther that a mass meeting of visions will shut down at mid night a Chrysler spokesman said and body making departments at Dodge and one Chrysler plant will be affected A dispute over production stand ards at Motor Products where Monday An official of local 203 of the CIO United Auto Workers said affected workers be held in Briggs stadium this weekend to give the pute mpany failed to recall some company and union opportunity to workers involved in the disstate Sen Arthur V Watkins He It wasnt the first time He charged Motor Products with a production speedup the same issue which has idled 62200 Ford sald workers since last Thursday useful can be accomplished by a public degate on this matter Ford Speed Bureau Revamp Bill Truman Asks WASHINGTON May 9 W Pres Harry S Truman Monday warned congress than it must hustle if it wants the executive branches of the government reor ganized this year The reason If congress passes a bill now before it Mr Truman would have the power to reorganize the execu tive offices Yet any plans he makes must lie before congress 60 days before they can become effective This is to give legisla tion a chance to nullify them by voting disapproval if they wish Since congress is supposed to go home by July 31 its obvious Mr Truman says that the time is growing short Present Accomplishments Here is what has been done so The house has passed a bill givj SPEARHEAD ing Mr Truman the power he wants But it has made several departments exempt These are the socalled quasijudicial depart Interstate Commerce commission the Federal Trade commission etc Under the house bill both the senate and the house must disap The issues in this strike must be resolved on their merits and by the conscientious efforts at the bargaining table by both parties Informed of the companys ac ceptance of his invitation Reuther said he regretted that the Ford j president would not attend the j meeting Reuther anounced thatj he would attend even though it means I will be unable to take my regular hospital treatment Welfare of Workers The issues involved and the welfare of workers on strike have an importance that outweigh any personal consideration he said Reuthers right arm has been in a sling since an assassination at tempt in his home nearly 13 months ago He took part only Ih the final conference on the day of the strike The new talks came as the strike ground through its fifth day and the company announced a widespread program of plant shut downs beginning Monday night Ford said that John S Bugas vice president in charge of indus trial relations will head the com panys negotiators He said Bugag has the full support and back ing of the management of this company and has the responsibil ity for speaking for it on all mat ters relationship with your union Cliairman Tom Connally He had words to say on wasting time Truman Picks Two Savants For prove Mr Trumans reorganization plans within 60 days or they will go into effect CIO Charters Phone Union WASHINGTON May 9 The Congress of Industrial Or ganization Monday issued a char ter to the Communications Work The senate proper hasnt got ers of America representing 230 around to the reorganization bill i 000 telephone workers and said yet Committee Approval the action will be a spearhead to unionize 18000000 white collar workers But its executive expenditures j Alan S Haywood CIO director committee has approved a bill that would a Exempt none of the depart ments the house exempts of organizing presented the charter to Joseph A Beirne pres ident of the former independent union b Give either the house or the These new CIO members will the war depar senate the right to say no within 1 inspire and lead all other white velopment It c WASHINGTON May 9 Pres Harry S Truman Monday nominated a top atomic scientist and a law professor to the five man atomic energy the first changes since it was formed in 1946 The nominees are Henry DeWolf Smyth who wrote the war de partments much discussed story of the atomic bomb development and Gordon Dean a practicing at torney and professor of law at the University of Southern California Princeton Professor Smyth also is a professor chair man of the department of physics at Princeton university He will be the only atomic Scientist on the commission which controls al phases of research and use of this energy for the government The nominations for terms ex piring June 30 1950 were nounced as Mr Truman accepted the resignation of Robert F Bach er who has been the only atomic expert on the board Bachersteps out Tuesday after pressing Mr Truman to be relieved The other vacancy was created by resigna Watkins Bolts Senate Unit Pact Hearing Utahn Says Connally Humiliated Him Will Stick to Floor WASHINGTON May 9 Sen Arthur V Watkins R Utah stalked out of senate hearings on the North Atlantic Security pact Monday charging that Chairman Tom Connally of the senate for eign relations committee had chided and humiliated him Watkins a guest of the com mittee asked a question of Mrs Kathryn Stone vice president of the League of Women Voters who was testifying in favor of the treaty Connally D Tex then made a remark which could not be heard at the press table First Time This is not the first time Ive been chided by the chairman Watkins snapped I have no complaint about try ing to find out the witnesses atti tude Connally replied but the senator spends a great deal of time explaining his own attitude I shall ask no more questions Watkins retorted Shortly after ward he walked out and issued a statement saying he refused to be lectured humiliated and em barrassed any further In the future he said he will ask his questions on the senate floor where I shall not be sub jected to a gag rule Grudging Permission Watkins contended that Con nally had only grudgingly granted permission for him and Sen Forrest C Donnell R another noncommittee member to sit in on the hearings Before the flareup former Secy of War Robert P Patterson told the committee that Russias amj bitious and powerhungry dictator1 ship will withhold the word to march if the senate quickly ratij fies the defense treaty Patterson a vice president of the Atlantic Union committee said that after the pact is rati fied the senate should consider formation of a union of the north Atlantic states as a means of car rying out further the objectives of the alliance Moscow Would Continue He said Moscow would continue its ruthless aggression in the Hitler manner as long as it be lieves that it will not run the risk of defeat by doing so He believed that an Atlantic union would give the democracies a combined strength far beyond any thing Russia can muster The WatkinsConnally setto co incided with Connellys1 move to speed up the healings and get a See Page 2 Column 4 Russia Gives Green Light To Berlin Rail Traffic 16 Trains Daily to Begin Runs am May 12 BERLIN May 9 Russians and western announced Monday night that twoway traffic to Berlin and across the zonal border will start at a minute past midnight Thursday morning The order to lift the Berlin blockade at that time wat broadcast on the Russian radio Monday night by Gen V L CSiuikov Soviet commander In Germany i Chuikov ordered restoration of j transport trade and communica tions services effective at am Berlin time May 12 pm EST the date tion previously of William W Waymack Dean 43 was an assistant to supreme court justice Robert H Jackson in the prosecution of Nazi war criminals A decade ago he was serving as a special assistant to the attorney general He helped draft rules of criminal court pro cedures by appointment of the supreme court Writes Official Report Smyth 51 xvhile associated with the ultra secret atom bomb proj ect before the first bomb was dropped on Japan was asked by official report on the bombs de House department to write its it It came out in Scptem to any plan the president j collar workers into the field of I her 1345 and became known as might suggest organizer labor Haywood said I the Smyth report In two months Sens Connally Vandenberg Slum Paris Bid WASHINGTON May 9 UP Sens Tom Connally and Arthur H Vandenberg Monday turned down an invitation from Secy of State Dean G Acheson to attend the Big Four foreign ministers meeting on Germany They said they preferred to stay here and push for senate ap proval of the North Atlantic pact and its accompanying armsfor Burope program Acheson said after a meeting with the two congressional foreign policy leaders that they would at tend the sessions in Paris which start May 23 if there is an ur gent need for their presence Concurs in Decision Acheson said he concurred in their decision to come only if needed Authoritative sources said Pres vein Harry S Truman joined Acheson in suggesting that Connally chair iman of the senate f Senator Says Hell Be Around Sen Harry Byrd D Va said U Pres Harry S Truman wanta to purge him Jfroni the senate Ill be around when the purging starts Sen Byrd poses with copy of statement after reported Truman jab Reported Truinan Remark Deepens Rift With Byrd WASHINGTON May 9 Pres Harry S Truman and Sen Harry F Byrd D Va split in a wideopen row Monday over a reported remark by the president that there are too many Byrds in congress The veteran southerner who last week made a stinging attack in the senate against the adminis trations spending programs told a reporter If the president means he in tends to purge me from the senate because I will not accept his dic tation in matters of legislation then Ill be on hand when the purging starts Marks Another Episode Mr Trumans reported jab at Byrd marked another episode In i his on againoff again relations with congress Last February he nv spoke openly of making a new I JL ClA JLFllI UOU3 whistlestop tour of the country unless congress got behind his He told us there were too many Byrds in congress He wants us to see that con gressmen are elected who are able to see things in the terms of na tional interest rather than local interest and make large plans ratherthan small plans To this Byrd retorted I owe my allegiance to my constituency in Virginia So long as I remain in the senate I will vote as my conscience dictates and to represent the wishes of my constituents Truman Urged To Lighten legislative proposals Some weeks later the president gestured in the opposite direction when he roundly denounced those who he agreed upon by the four occupa tion powers May 4 in New York Earlier the western powers had said they would permit traffic into the Russian zone to begin moving at that minute The Soviet order specifically lifted the Russian controls on the Soviet sector line dividing Berlin 16 Trains A Day Chuikovs order permits 16 freight trains a day to move into Berlin restores highway traffic waives previous Soviet claims to search allied baggage and demand Soviet travel permits at certain check points and restores mail service to Berlin In short it puts EASIER NOW March back to where it 1948 WASHINGTON May 9 Pres Harry S Trumans economic advisers have suggested that somej The firgt train into Berlin will The technical arrangement for lifting the 10month blockade was made still without restoration of direct fourpower contact in Ber lin however The western powers commumS cated their plans to west Germany railway executives who informed their German counterparts in the Soviet zone Rails Make Plans East and west German railway men then made their plans The western powers said they would allow all traffic to begin moving normally by rail highway and barge In Helmstedt blockade lifting preparations were at a feverish pitch At that checkpoint between the British and Russian zones west of Berlin workmen and soldiers were busy installing1 radio and tele phone equipment repainting bor der signs and clipping weeds at the edge of the long unused high way At the rail station radio equip ment was installed to keep contact with the first train on the trial run over rusy rails to Berlin At the highway checkpoint a dozen telephones were installed to permit correspondents to cover the event Telephones Installed Both British and Americans moved in reinforcements for the small units at the border point to check the papers of travelers Hotels and rooming houses already were filled with persons waiting for the barriers to be raised Hop Retraces 1919 Flight LISBON Portugal May 9 The U S navy bomber Truculent Turtle Monday retraced in 16 hours and 50 minutes the first transAtlantic flight 30 years ago by the navys NC4 Aboard the Turtle as a passen ger was Rear Adra Albert C Read who piloted the canvas wid ply wood NC4 across in 19 days In 1919 It was a good flight and I en joyed it almost as much as 30 years ago said the admiral The last time I stopped seven times and took 157 hours and 17 min utes Flying now is easy There is power and safety but I myself cannot take it I did The Truculent Turtle big two engined Lockheed Neptune flew from Floyd Bennett field New York by way of Newfoundland and the Azores nonstop existing tax burdens be lightened said were trying to stir up strife and that the administration scale between capitol hill and the White down its request for 4000000000 new levies responsible officials Then late in April Mr Truman sajd Monday indicated broadly that legislators i The council of economic advisers who failed to go along with his proposals would get few plums in the way of federal patronage Rcgardetl as Test Ho said the way they voted on repeal of the TaftHartley labor law would be regarded as a test of party loyalty The Democratic controlled house didnt repeal It in a showdown vote last week Gilbert Harrison national com mander of the American Veterans also was reported to feel that cur rent business trends justify a check rein on federal spending in order to bring the budget closer to balj ance I be a British military passenger train the British announced It will carry many correspondents It is expected to reach the bor der at am Thursday and after an hours stopover at Helm stedt reach Berlin at 6 am It will pick up two coaches from the Steel Industry Rule Voted By Commons LONDON May 9 mons Monday passed the Labor governments bill to nationalize tlie iron and steel industry at estimated cost of 12600000000 The vote was 333 t 203 The measure was sent to the house of lords where quick ap proval was expected The bill provides for the gov ernment to take over control of every major steel producing unit in Britain except the British sub sidiary of the Americanowned Ford Motor Co Industry Merger Under the scheme 97 of the steel industry would be merged on May 1 1950 into one gigantic government controlled corporation called the Iron and Steel Corpo ration of Great Britain The bill has been opposed bit terly by members of Winston Churchills conservative party The socialists have boasted that it would break the back of pri vate capital If the bill gains final approval the government will assume com plete control over 107 iron and steel companies which turn out Ninetyseven per cent of Brit ains pig iron output Ninetynine per cent of the American zone center of Frankfurthon steel ingots at Hannover Remove Excises I Other Train Two other military passenger The council delivered its April and a train for German ci to the White House last vhans will pass the border by report to the White House last week It suggested the lowering or removal of some excise taxes it was learned Such levies as the tax on trans committee said Mr Truman spoke portation of goods in the councils j opinion add to business costs and consumer prices and impede an or derly withdrawal from the postwar ILy v jLnia imiuu LU uw wm uc a ajjcai juvuuu iupn iiiut u rtjiu I D 111 lias said hell try head for that drive It gives us a i demand continued Some criticism committee and Vandenberg In et the senate working on the base everywhere sprang up that the report went isenate Repubhcan foreign policy The affiliation brought into the too far in disclosing atomic attend the eastwest dis But after the senate passes the CIO 91000 additional workers in bill a conference must be worked i the 14 southern states stretching out between the house and the j from Virginia to Texas senate This compromise must be acceptable to both branches of con gross All of which could take consid1 erable time Most Important Bill This doesnt make for dramatic reading but the two men who should know claim the reorganiza tion bill is one of the most im portant before the 81st congress They are the only two living men who have been U S presi Trumrji and former Pres Herbert Hoover Hoover headed a commission that looked into every phase of the governments executive opera tions His report said in effect that no longer can the U S government get by by cleaning an occasional sparkplug or putting on a nfw water pump j No said Hoover what is needed Is a complete overhaul job Ur Truman agrees I formation This was denied by commission chairman David E Lilienthal House Approves Million For Census of U S Homes WASHINGTON May 9 house Monday passed 222 to 51 a bill designed to bring out the truth about the housing shortage It calls for a census of housing next year as part of the regular population nosecount which comes every 10 years The regular census is expected to cost The bill sent to the senate Monday would add to find out what kind of quarters Americans live in Rep John J Allen Jr R Cal assailed the proposal as a measure to set up a super squad of snoopers Several Republicans noted that it provides the Demo crats with some extra jobs to hand out before the 1950 elections The house banking committee meanwhile neared the end of its hearings on the administrations new public housing bill cussions Connally also told newsmen that for both senate ratification of the pact and final action on the arms program be fore congress adjourns for the summer Congressional leaders previously had voiced doubts that the contro versial arms bill would be ap proved at this session Outlines U S Position Connally also told newsman that Acheson outlined the position xvhich the United States will take in the Paris talks on Germany including the possibility of a Soviet bid for quick withdrawal of all occupation troops Connally said he and Vanden bercr were in general agreement with the plans as sketched by Acheson and Ambassadoratlarge Philip C Jessup who also attended the meeting The United States reportedly eluded an will oppose withdrawal of its oc1 Portland oiipatioii troops and serve notice said that the payments were a Senate Approves Balloon Bomb Death Benefits sincss boorn The advisers suggested that WASHINGTON May 9 The senate judiciary committee approved Monday a housepassed bill to pay 520000 in the death of six persons killed by a Jap anese balloon bomb during the war The tragedy occurred near Ely Orr when children on ft Sunday school picnic came upon a bomb floated to this country on air currents from Japan Five children and Mrs Archie Mitchell a chaperon were killed The bill introduced by Rep William Lemke R N D would allow to the minister hus band of Mrs Mitchell and to the parents of each of the children The committee report recom mending passage of the bill In editorial from the Oregonian which consideration be given to accepting a lesser goal than the i 000 tax increase Mr Truman has suggested that this money be raised mostly from corporations and perhaps middle and upper individual income brackets Shelves of Plans The council did not recommend at this time the launching of an expanded public works program an authoritative source disclosed The advisers have consistently urged that federal and local gov ernments prepare shelves of pub lic work blueprints for use when needed to bolster employment and public purchasing power But the present trend of the council chairman Edwin G Nourse calls a health not warrant largescale works spending now the council feels Such outlays would make it harder to reach the goal of lower government costs G am It is not expected that the first freight will move into the Soviet zone before It may not reach Berlin until eve ning On the first day it is planned to move 10 trains of coal and six trains of fresh potatoes and con Alloy Steel Output Ninetythree per cent of the countrys fine alloy steel ingots Ninetythree per cent of rolled steel products Ninetyfour per cent of the sheet metal output Only the United States Steel Corp and the steel combine in Russia compare in size On its pay roll the corporation would carry more than 300000 workers in the steel and allied aumer goods for the city which has lived for 10 months on airlift sup The Tories complaining that the plios Transport men said the first engineers will take it easy over lines idle so long bill was being shoved through without sufficient debate plan to repeal it if they are victorious in the 1950 general elections that the western powers are in Germany for some time to come Princess Margaret Will Visit Pope Over Bitter Protests ROME May 9 silver medal coined during tant Princess Margaret of Great j pontificate Britain will visit Pope Pius XII Tuesday afternoon a high Vatician source said Monday night The 19yearold daughter of King George VI whose titles in clude defender of the Protestant faith will visit the Pope despite bitter objections by Protestant organizations in Great Britain The Vatican informant said the Pope would receive the princess now on a vacation tour of Italy in his library at pm moral obligation of the govern ment The threemember am EDT and that they were ex Nourse vice chairman Leon Kyser1 pected to talk for 15 or 20 minutes ling and Dr John D i with only a few attendants prcs rcported to be in substantial agree1 ent Iment on the April sizeup of the According to custom the Pope I economy I intends to present to the princess The visit will be one of private nature and only a limited ante chamber retinue will on duty the Vatican informant The princess will be accompa nied by Lady Mary Hftrvey and Victor Thomas Perowne British minister to the Vatican The princess according to tht arrangements made known at Vatican is to arrive by automo bile in the St Damascus court yard of the Vatican and go by elevator to the floor on which library Is situated Vatican informants emphssited that the meeting between princess and the Pope will visit not an audience by UM ;