Utah Lawmakers Ask Probe of Fund Misuse
Record hall. light. at white llicy they may too Utah Lawmakers Ask Probe Of Fund Misuse WASHINGTON, (UP)--Sen. Wallace Wallace F. Rennett and Hep. William A.Dawson, Utah Republicans, asked .the General Accounting Office to investigate alleged misuse of federal funds and waste of personnel at Deseret Chemical near Tooele, U t a h , In a l e t f e r to the GAO, legislators said some evidence existed that SSOjOOO had been used to construct a golf cours*e, t h a t horse barns had been built and (hat civilian barracks at the dcont were used as officer quarters diversion of rent money to the officers' in e s s fund. Acting U. Comptroller General Frank H. Wcitxel promised an investigation. At Deseret Chemical, commanding commanding officer Col, John D. "Tolmtin said the Army had already investigated such charges and found was "no misuse of funds or personnel." personnel." lie said the allegations were untrue and were made former employe who was disgruntled disgruntled at being fired. Tulmnn said although he had been at Deseret only a year he understood there was a golf at the depot once although it been abandoned for four years. said riding stables once existed and were used by a mounted patrol of military police. The stables were later torn down and sold surplus and the horses declared excess when the need for a mounted patrol decreased. Of the barracks question, said a reduction in force was March 1, including janitors for civilians were unable lo obtain quarters: close to the depot, the club took over operation of the barracks. All rental funds were he said, lo pay for janitor heat and lights with no money being used for HID club. Since then the government rehircd the jnnl- lors and resumed operation of harracks.