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Salt Lake Tribune, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1949, Salt Lake City, Utah This Is a Million Dollar Day In L Read the Advertisements RADIO NEWS Intelmountain Network Station KALL Monday Through Friday WEATHER Fair mild Details on Page 39 19 SALT LAKE WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1949 PRICE FIVE CENTS Straus Asserts Time Has Come To Gear Act With Realities Reclamation Law out 55 Dje jn jations Worst Air Disaster Ui bays Uiiei As P38 Rams DC4 Over Potomac I Tower Warnings Futile Fighter Pilot Survives By MALMQUIST The time has come to put the basic reclamation law in step A Federal Spending Nears Record In Peace History 1 The deficit forecast Tuesday by Harry S that of any peacetime fiscal year except the one which ended June when outlays on the defense pro gram led to a deficit of The biggest deficit before that was recorded in the 12 months ended June when the government was still pump priming to break through the In those the federal debt stood at about The current deficit will increase a national debt already at the with presentday Michael commissioner of said in Salt Lake City He will address the 18th annual convention of the Reclamation opening Wednesday in Newhouse Straus pointed out that the basic act has been changed little since it became a law in It has been a good he but in recent years it has fallen more and more out of step with the requirements of I the Congress has met the situation by writing special acts covering such prijscis Hoover Missouri Central Valley in California and Weber basin in But the time has I to put tne basic law in step I vita the Lauds Pending Bill He commented approvingly on features of the pending bill to lib eralize the law but did not take a position that it should not under go some He did that many of the con templated projects could not pass a feasibility test unless repay ment contract terms are liber alized and nonreimbursible fea tures He emphasized that such things as silt fish and wildlife and national defense had been recognized as nonreimbursible national in other legislation and logically should be placed in the same cate gory in reclamation Compliments Basin States Straus complimented the up Colorado river basin states for working together so effectively and said the approval Sunday by those states of the upper basin storage program constituted a major step toward the compre hensive development of the upper Colorado river An absolute essential to fur ther he is agreement among the states as to initial The bureau is de lighted that the upper basin has cleared that Sees Serious Impairment The financing plan for the bil liondollar upper basia storage calls for use of the power revenue interest component for financing the longterm storage reservoirs and participating Asked as to his attitude on Straus replied that without use of the interest component the eco nomic feasibility of the entire pro gram would be impaired He said power interest use is not involved in the pending legisla tion but that the principle had been quite firmly established through application in other proj UP BILLION Truman Puts 50 Deficit At Billion Accompany Straus Reclamation bureau officials ac companying Straus were Ken neth Markwell and Wesley Nel assistant commissioners Goodrich Lineweaver director of the branch of operation and main tenance John director of the project planning branch Clifford general counsel Harvey director of the power utilization di rector of programs and finance and director of in Straus will address the con vention Wednesday The liberalization issue was 1 President Harry Truman Tues day predicted that federal spend ing this fiscal year will reach a peacetime record high of and leave the government in the red for the 12 months ending next June The revising his Janu ary budget estimates following completion of congressional action on his put the present budget picture in this basic light Billion Recipts deficit amount by which spending exceed the will The presidents new figures re flected a increase in prospective outlays since early when congress was just The revised estimate of income was less than the January Compares With Forecast The new deficit estimate compared with a deficit projected in the Issue Flares Outside Meet The feud between California and Arizona over water of the Colorado which is not supposed to intrude upon the official proceedings of the National Reclamation convention which opens Wednesday in the Newhouse is sizzling with Hatfield McCoy intensity on the fringes of the The California delegation Tues day released a denounc ing efforts to place the state in a position of opposition to upper basin development asserting that her quarrel is with Arizona alone deploring injection of the upper basin states committee into lower basin affairs through indorsement of the Central Arizona project and reiterating that California re gards litigation as the only re maining means of nettling the dis Chief Engineer The statement was issued by Raymond chief engineer of the Colorado river board of on behalf of the entire state including Arvin Shaw and Gilbert deputy attorney generals representing Imperial Val ley irrigation district and Rex assistant city attorney of Los the statement has been viciously and dishon estly accused of trying to steal Colorado river water from other states of the Let it be known here and now that Cali fornia stands squarely behind all programs for development of west ern water resources that are founded on logical and businesslike Full Development tossed into a directors meeting I January budget Tuesday night when Clifford j The decline of 1 in anticipat Stone of chairman of j ed receipts arises from the mod the associations legislative com1 erate drop in money in and corporate profits since the original estimate was said a statement issued by Budget Director Frank Pace by direction of the In the last completed fiscal ended June 30 this the gov ernments deficit was 000 and marks the second consecu tive year in the California is for orderly and full development of the entire She believes and fully the Colorado river compact and the Boulder Canyon project i California recognizes the i legality of the upper basin comi and has no intention of in terfering in the upper basin states program for utilization of their rightful share of Colorado river How they divide their and how they use it for their own is the business of the upper basin Unless upper basin procedures affect lower basin development Cali fornias voice will not be heard against any upper basin California holds a friendly feel ing for the upper basin which are allied by close ties with California as one trade Certain Individuals California cannot and considers it that certain individuals in the upper basin appear to harbor a bitter personal antagonism toward Cali Rescuers Recover Victim of Tragedy Firemen carry the body of a plane crash victim from the Potomac river Tuesday after a collision in the air of an airliner and a fighter Men in boats grapple for more of the 55 Thousand Fight Fire Near Residents Flee fornia regrets that these uals have led the upper Cali idivid basin states committee to inject itself into lower basin affairs by indors ing the Central Arizona Californias quarrel over divi water is with Ari sion of the zona Whatever the out are not Californias conflict with Ari See Page Column 2 proposed the following procedure Start Legislative Work 1 That the committee start work immediately on new legisla tion 2 that this legislation be submitted to the full board of di rectors for action at a meeting to be held in in January nr February 3 that the association make passage of this legislation itrs 1 project for Arvin California opposed the proposal and urged that the association get together with the National Water Conser vation conference and the Joint 1 An investigation as to exactly Engineers council work out j heavy explosion ripped the top what uu s a new land and water policy em1 floors of the post office depart B bracing all federal The jment building Tuesday a few min Stone proposal was approved by lutes after most of its 3000 occu1 engineer said a short circuit may 15 affirmative California jpants had fled to safety in rej have caused the oil in which a and Washington did not jsponse to a fire transformer was immersed to be Among the Tuesday arrivals for j More than a dozen most come overheated and Walter of thern were hurt by LOS thousand firefighters battled on a 10mile front Tuesday night against uncontrolled flames that forced scores from their The fire was roaring danger ously close to two fashionable residential Lakeside park and Chatsworth and firefighters from all over Los Angeles and Ventura county poured into the San Fernando valley to try to stem the Fifty families were evacuated from the Chatsworth lake manor Others were taken from the blazing canyons near Jury Declares Engel Guilty Of Swindling 1 UP A criminal court jury of six men and Sherman Appointed Successor to Denf eld 1 UP Vice Forrest 53yearold naval aviator who took no part in the hittpr row over was named by Harry S Truman Tuesday to succeed Louis Denfeld as chief of naval He will be the youngest chief of naval operations in history and will serve by recess appoint ment until confirmed by the senate after congress The White House announced that Sherman will be given the for mal appointment Follows Conference The announcement came only a few hours after the admiral ar rived here from Europe and follow ing a conference between of the Navy Francis Mat thews and The president removed Denfeld as the navys top officer last week at Matthews Denfeld had delivered a caustic criticism of thp Defense departments unifi cation policies before the six women Tuesday found Sigjarrned services committee and I made deputy chief of naval opera While on duty he worked hard with high air force and army onicers to hammer out the com promise plan for service unifica tion which congress enacted into law in This job made him unpopular with many of the admirals but Truman and Matthews presumably were relying on his affable dispo sition to erase at least some of the bitterness displayed during the unification Picture on Pare Shotgun Blasts Kill Four In California SANTA 1 UP shotgun barrage killed three persons at a ranch south of Guer neville Tuesday night a fourth mund 73yearold wooer of committeemembers charged that i vctirn a few later lonely guilty of swindling his ouster was a reprisal action I at a ranch and within a Chicago woman out of her life 1 Committee Chairman Carl hour a man was Picked UP here The jury hour and five minutes in reaching I son has said the commit deliberated only an I tee wiil deal with the entire situ selfstyled its The dapper master lover of women on two con had believed confidently that he would be acquitted and al lowed to return to a life of radio the states of the upper basin land television appearances capital 3000 Escape in Blast Series Washington Post Office the convention was Granger Stettinius Rites Today NEW 1 Funeral services will be held for former of State Edward Stettinius Wednesday morning the blast or overcome temporarily by The blast that injured several firemen was the heaviest of a series that shook the It occured after almost all employes of the post office and the Communications izing on his Wasted Little But the jury wasted littli in finding that he was guilty of i swindling Reseda 40yearold redhaired Chicago out of State testimony presented in a weeklong trial claimed that he charmed numerous other married some and swindliu Engel faces a one to 10 years prison but his attorneys im Tuesday One government mediately asked for a new Judge George Fisher set a hear ing date automatically delaying Widow Gratified Corrigan very everyone has been won and then fainted dead A bailiff rushed water for Bailiffs led Engel by the arm ation when congress meets again in Task Chief a native of now is commander of the Sixth task fleet in European wa During World War U he served as deputy chief of staff to Fleet Chester commander in chief of the Pacific The last and most violent of the series of explosions hurled valuable files of the communica tions commission out of the win dows and into the streets It tore a hole some 200 feet lone uugti uv tut ami in a double wall of concrete andinto ftn and he started separating the transformer to protest room from a corridor and blew want to see in James Episcopal church with jwhich share the had been down concrete and plaster ceilings see mv lawer Fncel Arthur Kinsolving officleared out by the fire Jin commission offices the sevHe had beenfree on bail Burial will be i The fire had been discovered in i enth i in seven SWinrtiinK charges aeainst who was died Monan electrical transformer room on One floor below this including the Corrigan case I day of heart disease at the Green the top floor of the ightstory apparently was the Fisher set appeif bond of home of his brother which stands on Pennsyl post office departments stamp i 000 which Engle would have Juan head of Pan1 vania avenue four blocks from collection which one official naid j post if an appeal were filed and I American World tht White j is worth wanted hU freedom again Crash News Told Rickenbacker At Aivard Fete 1 Eddie Rickenback president of Eastern Air was here to receive a na tional Amencan Legion award for his company when word came of the crash of one of its planes at There is nothing to Rickenbacker There can be little said until we know the Rickenbacker was at the of fice of the Indianapolis Motor which he once when the news He was chatting with Wilbur Rickenbacker was pre sented an award citing his firm or fin outstanding record in the employment of disabled war vet for Dead were identified bythe Son oma county sheriffs office as Clyde former friend of ranch hand Henry the man held for Her Clyde ranch Maria Howards Tony ranch Sheriffs deputies said a pos sible fifth death was being in but could give no de They gave this based on fragmentary reports her mother and her husband had gone to Pios cottage on the Wohler ranch to get a truck belonging to How Shotgun blasts felled all three on the porch of the Abaya was shot later at the Joseph Grace Hop ranch First reports of the deaths brought a pickup order for who had left in his 1941 model black The car was spotted in Santa deputies pursued it and ar rested 1 an airport radio man frantically tried to keep them a giant passenger plane and a Bolivian fighter rammed together killing 55 persons in the worst airplane disaster in There was only one and he was badly He is Erick Rios director f the Bolivian air force and pilot of the fighter All 51 passengers and four crew members of the Eastern Air Lines from Boston to New pre sumed to have perished in the although only about half the bodies have been A a former a well known cartoonist and other notables wen on the Hit at 300 The crash occurred about 300 feet in the air as both the fighter and the air liner tried to land at Washingtons busy National air port at the same Glen traffic control ler at the said the radio man made urgent attempts to get the Bolivian plane to turn But this Then effort was made to get the big air liner to This name too The two aircraft and the big plane plunged into the bank of the Potomac river spewing bodies into the water as well as on to the The fighter plane hit the Busy Dredging River Tuesday night rescue workers were busy dredging the trying to find the Thirtythree bodies had been re covered six hours after the Bridoux was in a too weak to give a coherent account of the He said at one point that his radio had been working but that the power had Among those aboard the airliner were George Bates serving his seventh term as a member of Helen whose cartoons of plump clubwomen have delight ed readers of the New Yorker Gardner president of the First Savings and Loan of New Michael former Tammany Hall leader and a mem ber of congress for two The worst previous crash of a domestic airliner on a regular flight came on May Fifty three died near Port was an Eastern air C A A Gives Account The Civilian Aeronautics ad ministration C A A gave this ac count of the crash Bridoux was making a test flight in a a twinengined fighter plane recently purchased i from the As he headed back for the I he was told by airport tower offi Icials that he would be second to come the airliner had Bridoux was instructed to circle the field and then follow the airliner said the C A Bridoux did not acknowledge the which was Still he came The frantic tower officials told him to pull but he either failed to hear or to understand the His plane and the airliner hur tled down at a spot where the Po tomac almost touches the highxvay between Washington and Ver See Page Column 1 Quits CIO To Retain Leftist Policy 1 The giant United Electrical Work ers union read itself out of the Congress of Industrial Organiza tion Tuesday rather than give up its proCommunist policies and a committee of top rightwing CIO leaders voted 10 hours later to ex pel the union from the national The committee adopted a resolu tion proposing outright revocation of the electrical workers CIO It also recommended ex pulsion of the smaller leftwing Farm Equipment workers The llth annual CIO conven tion is expected to adopt both res olutions Wednesday with Uttle op The beat down stubborn opposition a but loud battalion of left wing union officers who consis tently the Communist par ty The conventions action auto matically expels from the exec utive board officials of 12 leftwing CIO Officials of the Electrical Work ers union announced early in the day their union would pay no more dues to the nation CIO until such time as the CIO returns to the principles of democratic in dustrial This was a direct slap at the na tional which has ordered all CIO national and unions to follow CIO policy or face the SURPRISE STEP Lewis Dates Policy Meet i John Lewis of the United Mine Workers Tuesday summoned jhis 200man national policy com mittee to a meeting in Chicago I next I Government officials promptly speculated that some dramatic new move by the burly mine chief tain was in the whose soft coal have been on strike Sept said the committee will dis cuss reports on UMW negotia tions in various conferences and will use its discretionary powers to authorize further Officials said this language had all the earmarks of a surprise move on the part of but they were at a loss to explain what such a move might Murray Hints Other Firms Prepare Steel Contracts To Follow Union Lead 1 strengthen the Republican party at precinct organizational j methods patterned after labor unions will be the G O Ps I national chairman said Chairman Guy Gabrieison said that in the past the party hasnt paid I enough attention to where the votes at tht precinct 1 UP CIO said Tuesday night he will have an important steel strike announce ment and union offi cials indicated that Jones and may be ready to sign a new Murray said he would have something important to say on steel Wednesday and added it in volves another company other than which signed Monday Union officials said representa tives of Jones and Laughlin were due here Wednesday to meet with At the same it was indi cated that representatives of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube already had arrived in Cleveland and were conducting secret meet ings with Murray declined to what hia Wednesday announcement would but other union officials said that and Republic Great Lakes and Colorado Fuel and Iron negotiations with the union were hotf Steel union official met earlier Tuesday in New York the Colorado Fuel and Iron but there was no indication if was Murrays statement came in al most the same manner in which gave the first tip to newsmen Monday that he would announce the first major break in the itecl strike with Other CIO steelworkew offi cials Wednesday said were in the mill to tend the re maining basic iteel atrlk era back to their ;