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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH SOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH COWANS NEIGHBORS Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cejits a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 1946 ThU Paper Consists at Two On V consists os TWO One No 259 n M ML II HEIRENS CLIMBS OUT OF DEGNAN liam Heirens climbs out of the window of Suzanne Deg nans bedroom Tuesday during the reenactment of the case Earlier Heirens xtold William Tuohy states attorney he strangled the child Jan 7 AP Report Deal Between State land Heirens for Life Term I Chicago details of a deal between attorneys for William IHeirens 17 and the state for a life sentence in exchange for a con Ifession to 3 slayings were revealed Wednesday by an unimpeachable II 11 firSt rep6ried the United Press several weeks ago It 5 that it wouldnotask for the iteath penalty for the yonthfulirrmlnal he confessed to the crimes 1 In exchange the defense would enter pleas of guilty for rr Heirens Tells of Attack on Iowa Woman Chicago Heirens the confessed triple killer Tuesday night told details his robbery attack on Evelyn Peterson 26 yearold former army nurse from Fort Dodge Iowa in a Chicago apartment hotel last October 5 on all 3 murders Heirens early Wednesday con a horrifying confession of lis career of career rfiich included the slaying of ttle Suanne Degnan and 2 wom n multiple assaults and an esti lated 100 or more burglaries Winding up an almost conlint is 14hour session in which he recited details of ic killings and then calmly re lacted hero the burly Univer ty of Chicago student signed 3 iparato confessions said his pray er if went quietly to bed in his Heirens said he entered Miss Petersons apartment while on There he will wait for the courts decide whether he lives or dies APAIHU fte gave the confession to the DrexeII avenue ILafpQ attnrnnv tVia attorney at the written re wiiweii ie iie acua ne siructc ner with a lest or his heartbroken parents foot long iron bar after she started 3 Dlrl in tfk iTiUITn sir bid to escape the electric The detailed and longawaited tatement contained many discrep Lncies Heirens tended to black Jut when quizzed on many de tails of the slayings and said there a period when he was in a and could not remember rhe more vicious aspects of his Attacks In this connection it was re balled that Heirens had balked earlier at making a confession he febred that once he the gruesome details no de Ifenseprosecution deal or any Ithing else could save him from the death penalty Theyonfh was able to give no motive for the killings hrce of the most brutal in Chicago his tory He said he received no satisfaction from the slayings bat derived sexual gratification from the many burglaries he cora mitted In a horrifying 4hour statement Tuesday afternoon to state au thorities Heirens described in de tail how he strangled and butch ered 6yearold Suzanne Degnan last Jan 7 how he knifed and shot Frances Brown a former Wave in her apartment last Dec 10th and how he slashed and strangled Mrs Josephine Ross an attractive widow June 5 1045 Heirens calm but obviously chastened after the exhaustive session was led back to his jail cell at a m and States At torney William J Tuohy said there would be no further ques ioning Heirens was indicted for a 3rd fie Wednesday on a murder irge and it was revealed that admitted beginning his career Uheft and burglary at the age teirens was indicted scarcely hour after the Cook county jury met for the murder of Josephine Ross widowed Bewife He has confessed her 6ng and those of 6yearold Drexel prowl at apartment the Midway hotel 6020 He said he struck her with vox 211G olcHlcU to scream while he was in her bed room He said he struck her on the head and did not know how many times he hit her She moved around in such a way that I got panicky and I struck her he said Then I got out of the room Heirens said later he realized he had done wrong and went back to Miss Petersons room to help her He said he knocked on the door and I helped her back to a chair in the living room After that Heirens continued he went to the main floor and notified the manager there was a sick woman up in the penthouse Miss Peterson suffered a frac tured skull in the attack in which was taken from her The at tack occurred shortly after her re turn from 2 years overseas service She was stationed at Fort Sheri dan 111 at the time Since her discharge in January Miss Peter son had been doing private duty nursing in Fort Dodge In June after Heirens was link ed by fingerprints to the attack on Miss Peterson she went to Chicago where she picked Heirens out df a police lineup of 8 prisoners She said she was pretty sure he was the mafi who beat and robbed Jner Suzanne Degnan and stenographer Frances Brown Heirens confession revealed him as a killer without a conscience After choking little Suzanne to death and dismembering her and disposing of parts of the body he said he had coffee and doughnuts at a nearby restaurant then re turned to his dormitory room to study for his moming classes The slaying he said Did not bother me at all The confessions also helped to dispel the mystery of George Murmans the name Heirens gave to his alter ego or the bad side of his JekyllHyde personality He admitted that George was a concoction of my imagination but said he seemed as real as anybody else to me Peace Parley Adopts INVITE FORMER ENEMY STATES INTO MEETINGS Vote Require 23rds Vote on Decisions Majority for Recommendations Paris conference of Paris wound up its work on pro cedure in the rules committee Wednesday after settling a mara thon argument on voting machin ery and invited 5 former enemy states to participate in its deliber ations beginning Saturday Under an American amend ment as altered at Russian sug gestion the representatives of Italy Romania Bulgaria Hun gary and Finland can be heard both in committee and in the full conference sessions on questions of the treaties concerning them The committee had adjourned at a m after 20 hours of de bate in which it was finally de cided over the embittered opposi tion of Soviet Russia and 5 other members of her bloc to adopt a British compromise on the voting machinery Some of the delegates were still showing the strain from the voting dispute which at one timt produced what a British spokes man interpreted as a threat of the soviet bloc to walk out of the con ference The dispute ended with a vote of 15 to 6 in favor of the British plan which requires a twothirds majority in the full conference for decisions to be passed up to the foreign ministers but also permits simple majority recommenda x ns to go to the Big Four The 4 foreign ministers oi Britain Russia France and the United States have the final sayV Herbert V Evatt of Australia withdrew an amendment which would have established the same categories of recommendations in committee as were provided by the British plan for the full ses sions of the conference Under the present rules however propon ents of a proposal turned down by failing to pass by a twothirds majority in committee can still take their proposal before the full conference The Yugoslav proposal adopted Wednesday will permit that coun try Poland Czechoslovakia France and other neighbors of the RomeBerlin axis to submit their proposals direct to the foreign ministers of the 4 principal powers without going through the present 21nation peace conference ON RENT HIKING Much Pressure Comes From Northern Iowa Des Moines counties in Iowa most critically in need of rent control were listed Wednes day by the Iowa district office of price administration John Beller district rent execu tive said the greatest pressure on OPA to establish new rent con trol areas is coming from Story Marshall Webster Floyd and Muscatine counties These would include the larger cities of Ames Marshalltown Fort Dodge Charles City Muscatine In addition the OPA said num erous complaints of renthiking have been received from Esther ville Centerfield Washington Boone Indianola Woodward Den ison Albia Oskaloosa Knoxville Osceola Atlantic Iowa Falls Bloomfield Creston Pella Perry Cherokee D e c o r a h Belmond Clarinda Harlan Stockport Eagle Grove and LeMars See British Blockade of Holy Land London wellinformed government quarter said Wednes day Britain might institute a full scale blockade of the Palestine coast to end illegal immigration into the Holy Land The informant said the British government was planning an all out drive to end illegal immigra tion of European Jews into Pales tine and that the land and sea operations involved might include a blockade of the coast A special meeting of the cab inet was held at No 10 Downing street Prime Minister Attlees of ficial residence to discuss the problem of Palestine where some 1500 illegal and still held aboard ships in Haifa harbor They have not been permitted to leave their cramped quarters on the ships despite unsanitary conditions pending determination of a policy by the British gov ernment Both Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin attending the cabinet ses sion after an illness which has kept him from the Paris peace conference and Philip N o c Baker minister of state declined to discuss the meeting The meet ing was attended by Field Marshal Lorfl Montgomery chief of the imperial general staff and repre sentatives of all 3 fightins serv ices It was announced at Malta Tuesday that the British cruiser Ajax had left that Mediterranean fortress island for Haifa This movement was described in Lon don as not unconnected with a blockade plan The government informant who requested anonymity said Wednesdays cabinet meeting probably would press the button bri operations The land campaign against it legal immigration he indicated would take place in Italy Austria and right back into the displaced persons camps of Germany whence most of the illegal immi grants begin their trek to the Holy Land Troops would be ordcred to tighten control with a view to eliminating the underground pipe line which allegedly carries the Jewish refugees from Europe to Palestine Fun in a FiveandTcn Marietta Ohio An derson clerk in a 10cent store here decided to speed up sales She donned roller skates to coast through the aisles Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy with moderate temperatures Wednes day and Thursday Occasional thundershowers Wednesday night Joiva Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with scat tered thundershowers Wednes day night and in east portion Thursday Somewhat warmer in east portion Wednesday night Maximum temperatures Wed nesday and Thursday 8488 Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday with scattered thundershowers north and east portions Wednesday night and in southeast portion early Thursday Cooler Red Riv er Valley Wednesday night and in north and west central por tions Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 79 Minimum 59 At 8 a m Wednesday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 55 No Epidemic of Polio in Iowa So Far polio myelitis situation has not yet reached epidemic proportions Dr Walter Bierring state health com missioner said Wednesday We dont know how it is going to come out he added U may reach its peak earlier than usual Dr Bierring referring to the state health departments report of 138 cases in the state this year through Tuesday pointed out the higher incidence of the disease usually occurs after Aug 15 but this year began early in June The cases are widely scattered throughout the state he said and while the largest number is from 2 in Mason City Mason City still has only 2 cases of polio as reported in July according to Dr James W Lannon city health director There is one case at Clear Lake and one at Nora Springs in the remainder of the county Polk county this is the states heaviest population center Fifty new cases were reported last week and an additional 16 the first 2 days of this week the de partment said The number of deaths so far this year from the disease was not available The department records showed a 9 year average of 89 cases for Iowa excluding the 1940 epidemic when there were 929 cases and 63 deaths Inclusion of ihat year would boost the average to 191 The normal 9 year average how ever shows only 11 cases through July compared to approximately 100 through the same month this season The states most serious epidemic of the disease occurred in 1910 when there were 565 cases reported and 151 deaths There were 320 cases in 1945 with 25 deaths and 204 cases in 1944 with 16 deaths S34250 for Sow Adcl W Ricketts Jr or Dickerson Md paid the top price of at the bred sow sale of the Iowa Poland China Breeders Association here Infantile Paralysis Reaches Epidemic in Scattered Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Infantile paralysis reached epidemic proportions in scattered sections oE the nation Wednesday as healthauthorities took further steps to combat spread of the disease IUUH uinner and i In Ohio the state health director unless there is a sharp drop in the next 10 days Many states throughout the south west and middlewest re ported the number of polio cases for the year already higher than last years totals New England and middle Atlantic states ap peared only slightly affected Precautions taken included can cellation of some boys and girls conventions in Louisiana and Mis sissippi and closing some swim ming pools in Nebraska state parks Ohios health director told parents to keep children away from crowds allow them plenty of rest and prevent overexercise In the middlewest this was the situation health depart ment reports 70S polio cases and 58 deaths thisyear The total in cluded 344 cases in Minneapolis and 85 in St Paul The Twin Cities have had 31 deaths in the current outbreak an aboveaver verified cases age fatality rate Had 9 cases to Aug Six deaths so far l last year Iowa 138 cases compared with a normal average of 11 cases through July State health com missioner says influx is earlier but not epidemic Indiana had 37 cases through July 27 against 11 cases in July 1945 St Louis reported 36 cases against 6 in 1945 period South Dakota had 50 cases compared with 20 last year There were 8 deaths Ohio had 162 cases com pared with 64 in same neriod of 1945 and 143 in 1944 an epidemic year Seek Candidates Missouri Valley Har rison county democratic central committee was looking for a cou ple of candidates Wednesday to fill vacancies on its ticket Two nominees Mayor S J Motz of Little Sioux for county auditor and J C Hammitt of Woodbine United States Halts UNRRA Contributions Geneva of State William Clayton told the UNRRA council Wednesday night that the United States govern ment would make no further con tribution to the UNRRA Clayton said that instead of re lief the nalions now mustlook to the reopening of world trade It now is quite evident that many countries which when liber ated were not in any position to procure and ship supplies are now able to perform these services for themselves Clayton said Clayton said that as far as foreign exchange was concerned the United States alone had con tributed 590000000000 to assist in restoring and stabilizing the econ omies of other countries Earlier the council heard Di rector General F H Laguardia accuse the Russians of draining Austrian products needed by the Austrians LaGuardia asked hE UNRRA council either to reiterate his man date as directorgeneral or repeal The former New York mayor referred specifically to clauses and provisions agreed upon that all indigenous goods and supplies should be used for economy the country in which they lie I do not question the right of the red army under the Potsdam it so provides I dont take that oil But it is inconsistent with the rules and regulations of UNRRA and the difference ought to be recon ciled by appropriate international authority Term Drone Flight as Forerunner of Long Range Atom Missiles San FYanpicon San Francisco historic flight of 2 unmanned B17 drones from Hilo Hawaii to Muroc air base Cal Wednesday was termed the forerunner of accurate long range guided missiles armed with atomic warheads Brig Gen William L Richard son chief of the army air force guided missiles division said the unprecedented radiopiloted flight proved the air force could have struck a target at 2500 or more miles range with any conventional and added The atom bomb to us is a war head We fully expect some day to have larger guided missiles with atomic warheads Richardson did not elaborate He timed a western trip to be at Muroc dry lake for the drone land ings Tuesday He flew on a drone mother control ship for the aerial atomic bomb drop at Bikini June 30 He did say however that the air force has just scratched the surface in guided missiles and the Manhattan district hasnt told Us yet what size atomic war head would be practical for guided missiles Enrouie from Muroc to Hamil ton field where he confers Wed nesday with fourth air force offi cials on defense against guided missiles Richardson said Operation remote the drone mission proved we have control equipment which will operate re liably at least 15 hours sufficiently to take any conventional heavy bomber 2500 or more miles That aircraft could have been loaded with 5000 pounds of TNT or other explosive It would not have been necessary to fly the mother up to the target The mother could have stond off 50 miles and di rected the drone in and picked out the target We could have done it with B32s or B35s or any other with the same con trol equipment The HiloMuroc flight of slight ly more than 2500 miles was greater than the distance from Fairbanks Alaska to Murmansk from Honolulu to San Francisco or across either the north or south Atlantic oceans Using B32 or similar bombers with a range of 10000 or more miles Richardson pointed out the United States could strike almost on earth with guided drones at any point missiles Richardson said the would be preserved for use Eglun air base Florida where Col Harvey Alness Bayport Minn will command the AAFj first experimental guided missiles group Alness commanded the drone units which flew drones through both atomic clouds al Bikini and which conducted oper ation Richardson estimated 10 years might be required to fully develop the guided missiles project AXTELL BEATS SLAUGHTER IN PRIMARY RACE CIOPAC and Pendergast Machine Lined Up With President on Election By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS President Truman and backers of his move to unseat Rep Roger 2 Slaughter came out on top Wednesday in what the Missouri congress member had called a fight to determine the future course of the democratic party Complete returns from the 5th Missouri congressional district save Enos A Axtcll 37 year old former navy lieutenant the dcma cratic nomination 2301 votes over the 2termer of whom Mr Truman had said If hes right Im wrong Jerome Walsh former OPA en forcement attorney rana distant 3rd Complete unofficial figures were Axtell 19878 Slaughter 17 577 and Jerome Walsh 5425 Axtells November opponent will be Albert L Reeves Jr ex lieutenant colonel of the army en gineers He was unopposed for the republican nomination Slaughter was one of he few congressional incumbents defeated as voters in Missouri Virginia West Virginia Kansas N e w Hampshire and Arkansas chose party nominees In primaries Tues day The CIOFAC and the Pender gast political organization of Kan sas City lined up with Axtell and the president Mr Truman had condemned the incumbent as an obstructor of administration legis lative aims in the powerful house rules committee Slaughter questioned propriety of the presidents intervention and asserted that the CIOPAC under communist influence hoped to dominatethe clemocralic parly The intraparcy tatfle had much in common with one in 1938 when the late President Roosevelt took aim at Rep John J OConnor New York democrat who was chairman of the house rules com mittee Mr Roosevelt prevailed over OConnor but failed in at tempts that year to unseat 4 other congress democrats whose voting records he disliked Each of the 3 senators up for re nomination Tuesday won handily All democrats they were Harry F Byrd of Virginia whom the CIOPAC hoped to oust Frank P Briggs of Missouri endorsed by Mr Truman and Harley M Kit gore of West Virginia backed by the CIOPAC New Hampshires governor Charles M Dale won republican renomination by only 500 votes over U S Rep Sherman Adams In Kansas Harry H Woodring former governor of the state and secretary war early in the Roosevelt administration returned to political prominence as demo cratic nominee for governor The days results in brief Briggs over whelmed 2 opponents to win the democratic nomination for the seat to which he was appointed as Mr Trumans senate successor in 1945 Also onesided was the victory of James P Kem Kansas City attor ney ifl the 5man race for the re publican senatorial nomination Rep Slaughter the only loser among 13 incumbent representa tives who ran for renomination dem ocratic primary turnout of around 220000 gave Senator Byrd who has served since 1933 a 60000 vote victory over Martin A Hutchin son Richmond lawyer One in cumbent congressman was elimin ated when Porter Hardy Jr 43 year old farmer ran up a 2 to 1 margin over Rep Ralph H Daughton of Norfolk West Kilgore ran far ahead of J Buhl Shahan former state purchasing agent for democratic renomination Republi cans nominated Thomas Sweeney of Wheeling former state senator who lost to Kilgore in 1940 whooadvo cated repeal of the state prohi bition law snowed under 3 op ponents for the democratic gub ernatorial nomination His op ponent will be Frank Carlson 6th district congress member who won easily from 2 others New Hampshire Gov Dale forged ahead in late returns for renomination over Rep Adams who left his house seat to make the race The democrats nomi nated Mayor F Clyde Kecfe of Dover over Harry Carlson for mer assistant to Secretary of Commerce Wallace Fadjo Cravens came from behind to hold a small lead for renomination over Lee Whittaker former army air forces sergeant in the only contested congressional primary   

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