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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah RADIO NEWS am pn Intermountain Network Station KALL Mondij Thionih WEATHER Continued cloudy with JDeUili on Pafe VOL 159 NO 34 SALT LAKE CITY UTAH WEDNESDAY MORNING MAY 18 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS FDR Jr Sweeps Congress Ballot Wins N Y Vote by Strong Lead In Bailie With Tammany Hall NEW YORK May 17 D Roosevelt Jr won a in congress Tuesday in a triumphant battle with Tammany Hal which his father fought early in his political career 35 years ago The lanky handsome young scion of one of the nations famous political families was the first of the late presidents five MAN OF THE HOUR children to run for office He piled up such a commanding lead In the 20th congressional dis trict special election that his Dem ocratic foe conceded defeat an hour after the polls closed Gained 41136 Votes Roosevelt running on the Lib tral and Four Freedoms parties tickets after Tammany denied him the Democratic nomination garn ered 41136 votes in the 20th dis tricts 179 voting districts Municipal Court Justice Ben Jamin H Shalleck who got the Gen Lucius D Ciay came home Capital Gives Clay Return Heros Treat WASHINGTON May 17 UP Tammany votes nod received 24352 William H Mclntyre Republi can won 10020 Annette Rubin to a heros welcome Tuesday and said he would be greatly sur prised if the Russians reimposed stein American Labor trailed jthe Berlin blockade Tuesday night before Received with official acclaim 5000 persons celebrating the first anniversary of Israels statehood at a rally in his district the 35 yearold Roosevelt was greeted with shouts of the next governor of New York and when are you going to run for governor fcan answer that very simply he replied have only one am bition and jrthat is to serve the people of my district and my coun try to the utmost of my ability The bitterly fought contest which kept Manhattans west side In an uproar for a month was for the seat of the late Sol Bloom veteran Democrat who won 13 successive terms in congress Assailed Tammany Policy Roosevelt assailed Tammany throughout his campaign but at the same time he announced his support of Pres Harry S Trumans fair deal program with emphasis on housing and civil rights Ho described himself as a 100 Democrat and told a reporter Tuesday night he would serve as e Democratic congressman I have always been a Demo crat and I will continue to be a Democrat he declared It is up to the house of repre sentatives majority leadership to accept the new congressman as ft Democrat and give him committee assignmenton that basis Wash ington observers were sure such acceptance would be forthcoming promptly Roosevelts term runs until the next regular election in November 1950 The Democratic national chair man U S Sen 1 Howard Mc Grath put the national admin istration behind Shalleck in the campaign State Democratic chair man Paul E Fitzpatrick followed suit But many top Democrats in cluding old New Dealers promin See Pasre 4 Column 5 Escape Costs Eisler Bond WASHINGTON May 17 A federal judge Tuesday ordered the forfeiture of 520000 in bonds posted by Communist Gerhart Eisler A stayinjail bench warrant for the arrest of the fugitive Red leader if and when he is extradited from England also was issued by U S District Judge James W Morris for his role in winning the block ade battle the hardbitten Geor gian said he does not think the Russians will risk in the unfavorj able public reaction that would follow another blockade of the German capitol Much Acute He told a news conference that war fears in western Europe are much less acute than they were two years ago He said the danger had been lessened by retention of U S troops in Germany the air lift the European recovery plan and the Atlantic Security pact Clay also said the wests victory over Moscow in the blockade dis pute may lead the Germans back to democracy He made the statement during a homecoming appearances before the house and senate High points were when Pres Harry S Truman pinned the Dis tinguished Sendee medal on his chest for services of supreme value to the nation and when both houses of congress gave him standing ovations At Keep Troops Tliefc the news conference later Judge Morris signed orders de claring that Eisler who skipped the country May 6 as a stowaway on the Polish liner Batory is in eligible for further freedom or j Clay urged that American occupa tion troops be kept in Germany until there is a stable Europe From the moment his military transport plane touched American soil at the Washington national airport at am EOT Clay was the man of the hour As he and Mrs Clay stepped off the plane three artillery pieces boomed a 17gun salute An honor guard of one company each from the army navy air force and marines was drawn up on the taxi strip and the marine corps band played martial airs Job Well Done From a large welcoming delega tion of civilian and military offi cials Defense Secretary Louis A Johnson stepped forth and greeted Clay fov a job well dons He spoke in behalf of Pres Truman and the American people Pic ture on Page 2 God bless you and God keep you Johnson added fervently I am so happy and so over whelmed at this reception I find it very difficult to express myself I am grateful indeed from the bottom of my heart Clay replied Greeting From Sons Among those greeting him were his two sons Lucius D Clay Jr and Frank B Clay Both are lieutenantcolonels in the army A spectator in the crowd voiced the sentiment of the moment by shouting Clay made the Russians holler uncle At the airport Clay also re Economy Bloc Suffers Major Senate Defeat Traffic Beds Down Amid Mud Debris Traffic snarl on tl S 8B91 near Willard Box Elder county Tuesday morning caught dozens of cars as mud and debris washed across the highway In thB wake of torrential rains before dawn Communist Annies Press Closer To ShanghaiPort SHANGHAI Wednesday May 18 UP Communist armies pressed close to the banks of the Whangpoo river in new as saults from the east Wednesday and the U S navy canceled its daily LCI trip linking some 1500 Americans in Shanghai with fleet units kt the mouth of the Yangtze The orients greatest city dug in for a siege as Red troops threatened to cut Shanghais lifeline to the sea Communist forces hammering at Woosung from the west 16 miles downriver from the heart of Shanghai stepped up their assault in an effort to link up with Red units pushing toward the river from the east Box Elder Weber Floods Wreak Havoc Trthune Leased Wire WILLARD Box Elder County May 17 A twopronged flood which struck Willard and Pleasant View Weber county shortly after daylight Tuesday caused upwards of Soviets Blush At Berlin Ballot Defeat BERLIN May 17 manys Communists admitted from the adjacent Wasatch moun rmne mtar infim ann TncVi damage to some Utahs richest farmlands Unlike its disastrous predeces sor the flash flood of 1923 Tues days flood was not caused by a sudden cloudburst but its effect was similar as segments of U S 8991 ware blocked and farmlands were filled with as much as three feet fef oozing mud and debris Crews Restore Traffic Traffic was restored along the highway by 3 pm Tuesday and farmers had begun mopup opera tions in their farmyards and in salvagable fields but Tuesday night water continued to flow from the Wasatch range which caught torrential rains and emp tied torrents of water on to the farmlands Probably more than damage was done to farm lands and orchards as mud and rocks Tuesday night that their Russian tains rolled over them and rush ing waters cut deep gullies sponsored ticket for a Peoples through the areas east of U S Congress gained only 616 Of highway 91 and in northern see the votes cast in a twoday elec tion in the Soviet occupation zone So unqualified was the defeat for Russia as well as the German Communist party that western i ighway tions of Weber county No Deaths Injuries While no lives were lost injuries to persons or livestock allies expressed amazement reported slate highway and the figures were published Weber and Box Elder county sher openly South Willard Jack E Toombs left his car while he ran in to see if she was all right after he had heard the rushing waters swirling and pounding down from the east ern craggy canyons When I left the car about Tuesday morning there were only three or four inches of water and mud on the highway so I pulled off in front of my mothers home and ran into see whether she was all right Just a few minutes later I re turned to find my ear already so deeply buried I could not move it so I abandoned it By S am it was almost cemented in by the 3Jift deep mud which was packed un SCP Page 4 Column 2 Hoped For Boost tion to strengthen its hand at the Big Four foreign ministers con in Paris next Monday Kormally in an iron curtain f irket election like this one an was as much as 3 ft deep ticket election like this one an vote of well over 90C is taken for granted Here is what of hls mother MrsC EToombs happened in the Soviet zone elecj bail while his appeals are pending j ceived a message from Lt Gen accordinR to fibres in two criminal cases here The judge directed that Eisler alleged former No 1 Communist agent in the United States be kept in jail until the appeals are disposed of Clarence R Huebner who sue1 ceeded him as acting U S com mander in Germany saying the entire European command joins the nation in acclaiming your homecoming Indian Bureau Picks Leader For Bushnell Navajo School The bill provides funds for the Tribune SppplHI WASHINGTON D C May 17 period ending next June 30 Naming of a superintendent for Sen Watkins said he was in thc new Indian training school at formed that Boyce would assume Brigham City Utah and progressduties at new school within 10 on congressional action to obtain days Boyce veteran of the past funds for the institution were re132 years in the Indian service formerly was on the administra w a s i tive staff of Western Reserve ported here Tuesday Named superintendent George A Boyce Window Rock Ariz His appointment was re ported by John R Nichols corn academy Cleveland O He ob tained his masters degree from Cornell university in 1926 and his Electorate 13S33071 Total of votes cast 12887234 Percentage of eligibles who voted 952 j Total of votes for the ticket 7943949 Total of against 4080272 Total of invalid ballots 863013 Total Tes Votes NEW YORK Wednesday May 18 United Nations as sembly rejected completely the BevinSforza plan to divide the former Italian colonial empire among Italy An important part of the result France and Ethiopia Percentage of yes votes com1 Wednesday pared with no votes 661 canesaa Percentage of yes votes in total votes cast 616 portuu uv uujiu AV nniijij vwJii missioner of Indian affairs to Sen doctors degree from Columbia in Arthur V Watkins inK The appropriation for Tvlra Boyce and four children renindHinK the former Bushnell will join him in their new home on general hospitnl plant awaits only Bushnell reservation Pros Harry S Trumans approval Prior to serving on the Xavafo the Communist party since it bears approval house and senate of bath reservation post Boyce served as textbook writer and economist He The hmie nnd senate Monday conducted extensive research on approved their conferees agree Knvfijos The offiec force for mcnt on plans to include the item Bushnell operation is now in or ic the first deficiency bill I mation stage in Washington was the number of invalid ballots No doubt was held among the western allies that the overwhelm1 ing part of these were handed in by voters afraid to vote a straight so It was indicated that the Com munists suffered their biggest dej feat in the Soviet sectors of Ber lin where their ticket polled only 58 of valid votes There were yes votes and 3223221 no votes 1 Insists Walter Ulbricht cochairman of insisted was Twisters Lash Two States Flood Feared By ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes struck in Oklahoma and Texas Tuesday night a twister hit near Hastings Neb and Dallas residents braced them selves for a flood The Oklahoma tornado struck the high school auditoriumgym nasium at Meeker during an indoor Softball game An undetermined number of persons was injured Twister Kills Two At least two persons were killed eight were injured and three were missing in the wake of the Texas twister which hit four miles north west of Spur Outside of Hastings Neb a windstorm struck the Hastings naval ammunition depot causing damage estimated at There were no casualties as the storm hit after working hours As flood warnings were issued i for Dallas residents of the Texas panhandle nnd north Texas counted I their dead and homeless in the wake of a 12inch cloudburst The rainstorm loosed flood waters which drowped four per sons and left 13200 homeless Rains Smash Amarillo The torrential rains began late Monday night and continued al most until dawn They followed in the wake of tornadoes which took five lives in Amarillo and oivt i other sections of the Texas pan was 11 for to 37 handle and killed one farmer in liffs officers reported other dam age would run high In a number of places the high way was buried the worst being in the neighborhood north of the E B Pettingill home in South approximately 60 yards the de in front of ALL BUT SEVEN GRAMS 4Lost Uranium 235 Found in Waste WASHINGTON May 17 atomic energy commis sion announced Tuesday night that a small quantity of uranium235 was missing for a time from one of its laboratories but that most of it has now turned up in waste material from the lab Moreover it said the remainder is not believed stolen or lost A search for it Is continuing r in the salvage malarial from the p grams 105 ounces U5010H JLJCltlllS originally found to be missing Novel Plan For Revenue WASHINGTON May 17 Rep Wilbur D Mills D Ark proposed a painless boost of in government reve nues to balance the governments books in the new fiscal year It would require corporations to pay all their 1949 taxes six months earlier than usual Mills said he evolved the plan after conferring with Secy of the Treasury John Snyder The house Republican policy committee plus GOP members of the tax writing ways and means committee met Tuesday and promptly branded the idea a fraud which might well push our economy over the edge and make a depression out of a recession Mills claimed his plan would 1 wipe out the prospect of new taxes or hikes in present rates and 2 convert a prospective 000 deficit into a surplus in fiscal 1950 But it would not increase the governments longterm revenue All it would accomplish would be to collect in six months the corpo ration taxes normally collected in a year Ii would increase corporation tax collections for the year start ing July 1 from an estimated 600000000 to more than 000000 VNTunis Down Italy Colony Plan of Division from the commissions Argonne National laboratory near Chicago Of that 25 grams have been ac counted for Flurry of Heports The commission issued its state ment after a flurry of reports that a larger quantity of the precious stuff of which atom bombs are made had disappeared One report had mentioned three quarters of a pound Early in the evening the FBI Acknowledged tersely that it had conducted an investigation but re fused all details Finally Carl Shugg deputy gen eral manager of the atomic energy commission issued the following statement In response to press inquiries concerning reports of loss or theft of uranium235 from the Argonne National laboratory the facts are as follows Klgorous Accounting The installations of he atomic energy program account rigorous ly for all fissionable materials brought on to or taken off their premises This involves chemical analysis of large quantities of resi dues from machining chemical and other operations involving ura nium and plutonium in various forms Periodic inventories are taken In the February inventory at the Argonne National laboratory there was a discrepancy of 32 grams or lO1 ounces of U235 contained in various forms of uranium metal An analysis of all laboratory waste was undertaken and the dis crepancy was reported to the F B I To date 25 grams of the 32 have been accounted for at Oak Ridge through analysis of contents of containers of salvage material machine turnings chemical solu tions and so forth sent there from the Argonne laboratory for recov ery treatment 7 Or Still Missing The remaining seven less than U not believed to have been stolen or lost as analysis of the waste is still con tinuing The first report that threequar ters of a pound of the uranium had disappeared had caused con siderable excitement in the cap ital Sen Bourke B Hickcnlooper R a member of the con gressional atomic energy commit tee told a reporter the report was startling and fantastic if true Chairman David E Lilienthai of the Atomic Energy commission could not be reached for comment and the commission headquarters reported that Carroll Wilson gen eral manager was out of town A long distance telephone call to Wilsons home in Fairfax Va brought the same statement Fear Russ Possession Sen McMahon D an other member of the congressional atomic energy committee referred callers to the commission head quarters In New York the Daily News said the missing material was part ofa shipment from the Oak Ridge Tenn plant where it is produced 5 Cut Order Fails Labor Fund Profits WASHINGTON May 17 JP congressional economy bloc suffered a major defeat Tuesday when the senate passed a appropriation bill after canceling a previous order to cut it The bill passed on a voice vote after a series of roll now goes back to the house for action on senate changes By a IS to 41 roll call the senate voided its action of nearly weeks ago sending the bill back to the appropriations with orders to pare about 000000 off the total The admin istration was aided by the fact there were a number of Republi can absentees Then it rejected 44 to 41 ft sub stitute reduction proposal which would have called for t slightly smaller cut Labor Department Funds The motion to recall the meas ure from the committee again was made by Sen Theodore Francis Green DR The bill carries funds to run the Labor department and the federal secur WASHINGTON May 17 Tlte vote by which the senate canceled a 8 cut in labor de partmentfederal security Included For the motion to can Elbert D D Against the motion to Arthur V Wat kins B on Victory that the election result victory for all peaceloving forces But another Communist leader said privately This is the greatest setback wt have jugtained vote against Loud cheers rang through the assembly hall when the vote was announced at am Earlier the assembly refused on a critical vote to give Italy the territory of Tripolitania under U N trusteeship in 1951 That vote was 33 to short of the necessary two thirds A Latin American revolt against the whole scheme then broughtits downfall The assembly action thus left Britain in postwar military con trol nf all of the former terri tories of Mussolinis prewar African empire except for the French military rule of the Fezan Oklahoma As the flood waters whirled down the Trinity river the U S Weather bureau at Dallas had predicted the river would reach 40 to 42 feet there Tuesday caus ing major flood conditions during the next eight to 10 days The wall of water was expected to cause the biggest flood in the Dallas lowlands since June 3 1946 The cloudbust caused four major levees to break it Fort Worth sent every stream and Arroyo over its bank and rut off Fort Worths water supply Heavy rnins relieved the parched vail grain growing belt of western Canada The weather bureau reported precipitation in generous amounts after weeks of dry weather Truman Drops Senate Fight For Wallgren WASHINGTON May 17 UP Harry S Truman Tuesday gave up his efforts to install his friend and crony Mon C Wall gren as chairman of the National Security Resources board He withdrew at Wallgrens re quest the nomination which had been pigeonholed by the senate armed services committee in one of the presidents first political de feats at the hands of the Demo craticsteered 81st congress Ifew Choice Unnamed There was no immediate indi cation of whom Mr Truman will pick next to head the topflight defense board which is supposed to advise the White House on mili tary industrial and civilian mobil ization plans Wallgren former senator and exgovernor of Washington said he is considering at least two offers in private industry and will remain here until he makes a decision The White House acknowledged its defeat by releasing an ex change of letters between Mr Truman and Wailgren Both mis sives insisted that Wallgren would have been confirmed if his name hnd reached the senate floor ity agency during the year start ing July 1 The original reduction order called for a 5 cut in the operat ing costs of the two agencies It would not have applied to items in the bill as stateaid grant programs Approval of Greens motion brought the bill before the in the same form it had be fore the April 23 vote sending It Intact which added to amount the committee approved earlier New Slash Proposed Sen Homer Ferguson R Mich then made a new proposal to trim operating funds in total by This new move which would have required a slightly smaller money cut was rejected 44 to 41 on the second rollcall The senate economy drive failed when six senators switched their votes from the 44 to 37 rollcall by which the bill was first returned to the appropriations committee Three Republicans Aid On Tuesdays first vote 40 Democrats and three Republicans Langcr N D and Morse to re scind that earlier action Oppos ing it were 32 Republicans and nine John son Sens Hoey D N Long D Aiken and Langer who voted them to order the cut cast their ballots Tuesday for can celing that order On the other hand Guy Gillette D Ida and Edwin D Johnson who were opposed last month to returning the bill to committee voted Tuesday to keep it there for the ordered cut Administration leaders came up with five Democrats and a Re publican Morse who had not voted at all on April 28 bnt who stood Tuesday for returningthe bill to the floor Three Democrats and three Re publicans who werent recorded April 28 voted against the Green motion Tuesday TRAIN FLAGGED LAD SAFE Boy Traps Head in Rail Span SEATTLE May 17 a Great Northern mail train was flagged just 50 yards away firemen finally extricated a 7yearold boys head from between two vertical steel Iboams beneath a railroad bridge Tuesday night Thn hoy was unhurt Hundreds of spectators cheered as a fireman passed the word Hos all right Weve got him out The boy Jim Albright son of Mr and Mrs Clifton Albright was playing beneath the bridge a railroad overpass and had scrambled to the top of a concrete pier On the pier were two of the steel beams supporting the raijfoad tracks above Unaccountably he stuck his head between the steel pillars But he couldnt pull it out Gary Smith 8 his playmate sounded the alarm Jimmys father rushed to the rescue His con in tears We rubbed lard all over his head but we still couldnt get him out the father said Firemen called an acetylene torch into use after heavy duty hydraulic jacks failed to spread the beams apart wide enough to release the boy They were afraid if the train passed overhead the vibration might injure the youngster They wrapped Jimmy in canvas and asbestos and kept pumping water over him while a torchman burned a hole in the Ibeams After the hoie was cut through the beams the boy crawled out went home and had a warm bath The train resumed its journey over the bridge The boys father is a real estate dealer who has a sister Mrs J P Wilkins in Great Falls Mont whence the Albrights came to Seattle some 10 years ago r 1 ;