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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 8, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME voi n n Jan 8 1916 iifAcnv niTV 5 ninnFrAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT I Associated Puss and United Press fail Leased MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 8 mil AUIVA xuESUAlf JANUARY 8 1946 M Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection On No Press Search for Slayer of Girl 6 A L Brodie said Tuesday that Suzanne 6 DmhHv raped and was strangled to side home Brodie said indicated the manfa usd an ffiS a hunting kuife and hacked ne body into gruesome pieces at ts without damaging the t evidently was the ghoul Doubt Report of Russians Atom Bomb London close t the British government Tuesday expressed skepticism of reports that Russia had developed a new atom bomb which makes the west ern powers weapon obsolete rt p uusuieie iapi josepn uoldberg disclosed made They sent to a Univer of Iffht bv Hr v ii 1 01 iiuui ITAUIlUii night by Dr Raphael E C Arm attoe director of Lomeshie Re search center for anthropology and human biology at Londonderry northern Ireland Armattoe de cluied to disclose the source of hi information aside from saying tha members of the centers staff wen affiliated with Russian scientifii societies Usually well informed Britisl sources said they had not seen Dr Armattoes statement made in an interview but when informed o its contents said they doubted i very much Even if the Russians have de veloped an atom bomb they said they thought only a small circle of people inside Russia would know about it They added thej aid not understand how Armattoe would know In Londonderry Monday nigh Dr Armattoe said the Hussiar atom bomb already had been tested and was found to have a horizontal pulverization range of S3 miles and a vertical lift of fi2 miles The temperature generated was In theneighborhoodJotsevera degrees centigrade Dr Armaftoe asserted the purported bomb could be manu factured ona production scale Although he declined to disclose the source of his information the scientist when pressed said some members of Xomeshie Centers staff were affiliated with Russian scentific societies Armattoe asserted the Russian scientists if they had not already done so probably would soon be able to increase or diminish the blast range of the bomb at will Although Dr Armattoe did not state exactly when the bomb test had been made he said that the Russians had reported success in atomic experiments last Dec IS He added that a second test had been scheduled for late January in a mountainous country Two captured German physi cists assisted in the development of the soviet bomb Dr Armattoe EXSEABEE FINDS CHILD IN IOWA Travels Thousands of Miles in Search Sianey Iowa search by an exSeabee for his 8 year old daughter reportedly covering thousands of miles came to an end in this southwestern town Monday when James A Heed Jr Salem Mass found his daughter Mary Martha Reed who said he hadnt seen nis girl in 5 years and had trav eled thousands of miles in at tempts to find her caught up with his daughter ana his former wife here Monday and had the girl brought info court on a writ of habeas corpus A hearing on Reeds petition for the girls custody was set for Sat urday by District Judge Vernon Johnson The mother now has custody of the youngster She has declined to comment on the case The 30 year old father who ob tained a writ of habeas corpus in Kansas City Saturday when he believed the mother and daughter were there claimed the girl was not being reared in a proper home He said if granted custody of the child he would sent her to a Catholic school In search of the girl Reed said he made trips to 6 Iowa towns 2 to Kansas City and 1 to Omaha The former wife was staying here with Mr and Mrs Sam Thompson In his petition Reed said the mother sometimes was known as Mrs W Thompson He said his former wifes legal name was MrsAnona Eloise Belthieu Lady Asior o U S London If Lady Astor Americanborn former member of parliament was enroute to the United States Tuesday for a rest and to visit relatives work of an expert carver he ish said I think it was an onthespot dismemberment carried out on the spur of the moment rather than a premeditated plan Brodie added Fragments of charred bones were found by police investiga tors in an ash heap and may be human bones supervising Police Capt Joseph Goldberg disclosed a wjjj vtriiiiy 01 Chicago laboratory for examina tion The bones were found near the basement of an apartment build ing at 5860 Kenmore avenue not far from the Degnan home Iii the basement a refuse cart stained apparently with blood was lo cated Experts were trying to de termine whether the cart stains were human blood and if it might have figured in the dismember ment Brodie reporting to supervising Police Capt Joseph Goldberg said a coroners physician Dr Thomas Carter in the evamina Han found fingerprints on the throat that indicated she had been strangled to death presumably after sex mistreatment The coroner also said Dr Car ter decided the dismemberment occurred after death Meantime police investigators engaged in Chicagos greatest manhunt for the fienf n w snatched the child from her bed room leaving a 520000 ransom Monday found a refuse cart stained apparently with blood in the basement of a building a few feet from where Suzannes head was found in a catch basin Monday night Capt Goldberg said the cart was sent to the police crime de tection laboratory to determine whether the stains were human blood In St Louis FBI Agent Gerald B Norris said a man arrested in St Louis union station and booked as Grover Casey 23 of Troy had demanded S500 in 3 calls to Suzannes rather James Degnan However Norris said So far it looks like nothing more than an attemptto chisel in on the folks up there but we are inves tigating every possible angle One hundred picked policemen were on a housetohouse store ostore search for the maniac tiller in the north side neighbor hood where Suzanne lived Grim infuriated officers set about to interview everyone liv ing in the neighborhood every janitor and storekeeper under direction of supervising Captain Joseph Goldberg who told them Men the police force is oh trial Nothing mnst be left un done to solve this case Anyone who called at the county morgue asking to see the childs body was subject to immediate police interrogation A half dozen men mostly jan tors in neighborhood were aken into custody for question ng although Capt Walter Storms chief of detectives said all 6 had reasonable alibis Mayor Edward J Kelly and top flight officials maintained all ught headquarters at the Degnan lome departing early Tuesday but leaving a detail on guard Meantime in Baltimore Md the Degnan family formerly ived prayers were said in Catho ic churches for Suzanne who was knownthere as a chubby honev laircd friendly Worrywart of the Degnans neighbors Marine Corps Lowers Discharge Point Limit WHERE CHILDS HEAD W4S FOONDChief of detec twes Walter Stores peeis mto a catch basin neai the home of Suzanne Degnan kidnaped fiom her bed Monday roonungat Chicago Storms located the head of the S inthejwsm AP Wirephoto K I A Engi Parents of Suzanne Take Tragic Message Bravely griefstricken parents Monday night Suzanne Degnan to her t couple for a minute then raised ner head slightly I have rier husband nodded his disfXure father Was she badly harmed UNRRA Tells Refusal by Morgan to Resign Position in Germany London IP Lieut Gen Sir Frederick E Morgan has refused to resign as chief of UNRRA op erations m Germany the agencys London headquarters said Tues day Announcement previously had been made that Gen Morgan was requested by UNRRA in London to come here and resign after he had told a news conference that he believed a secretly plotted ex odus of Jews from Europe was underway Strike Picture At a Glance 400000 Workers Idle B ASSOCIATED PIIESS f Because of labor disputes around 400000 strikes leatenecl in stce o prtnpni opns Westem employes in New W motive firms FARM China War Leaders Agree on Major Points in Peace Parley Chungking nf rhmnv sday communist dele Actions announced thCm statements issued after a meeti gates with Marshall silting in conciliator Gen Chou EnLai leader of the Chinese communist delegation is sued a postconference statement saying A major portion of our prob lems were settled and certain de tails were discussed and disposed of Another spokesman said the main points of contention between the communists and nationalists were ironed out in the conference of 3 hours and 40 minutes the longest in the series of peace meet ings and the second Tuesday Marshall had a dinner engage ment with Soviet Apollon Petrov at p m but he stayed at the peace conference until He was smiling broad ly when he emerged with the dele gates The conference will be resumed Wednesday Chou indicated that a cease lire order might Be expected at any time in line with the agreement on the main points The agree ment apparently provided for is suing the order which was delay ed tempoivuily Other major points of the con ference had devolved around the restoration of Chinese communi cations and the acceptance of sur render and repatriation of Japan ese in China Gen Chang Chun nationalist representative had indicated that progress was being made at the conference but he did not issue a statement immediately India is composed of 1570000 square miles and contains more than 400000000 people Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with slowly rising temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday and rain lowest night about 25 Tuesday Iowa Partly cloudy west cloudy east portion Tuesday night with light rain or snow extreme east portion Tuesday night and early Wednesday warmer Tuesday partly cloudy and a little colder Wednesday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday snow changing to rain south portion and snow east central portion Wednesday slowly rising tem perature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 2i hour period ending at B oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 25 Minimum 21 At 8 a m Tuesday 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum 15 Precipitation 04 Snowfall i Romania in Bid for Big 3 Approval London met 3 requirements for recognition Tuesday by including 2 opposi tion ministers in a broadened government while the Bulgarian premier sought support in Mos cow for his reorganization fight A Romanian communique an nounccd that Michel Romnieeami of the liberal party and Emil Haf sicsanu of the national peasant party weresworn inlo the 01 ernment of Pctro Groza Monday iiiffht as ministers without port folio They had been approved by hoth Groza and the allied con NEW YORK HIT AS UNION QUITS AHEAD OF TIME UAW Signs Model Pact With KaiserFrazer for Bonus Wages By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Western Union employes in New York City walked their jobs Tuesday some of them 4 hours ahead of the 9 CST time setfor the strike which virtually halted telegraphic and cable com munications in the nations com munications capital A company spokesman how ever said there was nothing to reports that Western Union was bringing in strike breakers A union official said at miil mornin that the strike was 100 per cent effective with 7000 em ployes out The headquarters office was surrounded by 1200 pickets Its power tubes carriers of messages were shut off and a number of branch offices including some in New Jersey were closed In Washington meanwhile President Truman said some in crease in the price of steel prob ably would be granted but added he would not say whether it would head off a strike of 800000 CIO steel workers scheduled for Jan 14 Since discussions still are un derway the president said he was not in a position to talk now about the possible boost in steel prices In the Western Union strike a company spokesman said the firm still was operating its main trunk trol commission The 2 opposition ministers Jiunisiers pledged their allegiance to King Michael the communique said Michael recently returned to Bu charest and resumed an active political role after 4 months semiretirement because of politi cal differences with Groza ficmniceami was minister o fi nance in the Radescii government and former administrator ot the Romanian National bank Katsie ganu was a former director of the National bank and leader of the Transylvanian resistance move ment against Hungary Broadening of the Bulgarian government required by the big 3 foreign ministers communique as a prerequisite for Anglo American recognition was en countering greater difficulty than the parallel move in Romania New York Socialite Confused on Wedding Plans With Boyington Reno Nev ttlPJ Mrs Lucy Malcomson New York socialite said Tuesday she still was wait ingfor a phone calj from LI Col Gregory Pappy Boyington to find out whats going on about their disputed marriage plans But I wouldnt take Pappy back now if he was gold plated she snapped Mrs Malcomson 33 said she had canceled plans to file suit for divorce from Stewart Malcomson Genera Motors executive in Aus tralia after Boyington asserted flatly that talk of their marriage was all a mistake Boyington a congressional med honor winner told the Press in San Diego that there never were any marriage plans as far as I know The lady al of United made but a were friends t that friendly Making 28000 Eligible Recovers Stolen Car Des Moines Club Fined With Added Tires j for Liquor Violation Washington marine made 28000 more of its men eligible Tuesday for release from ervice after February 1 The corps cut its discharge core from 50 to 45 making the new quota eligible Marine Beaten I Valley if ulikc William Jones said Gerald L Lance 21 discharged marine nroute from the Pacific coast to his home in Akron Ohio was ap parently beaten and robbed by 3 men who had given him a ride ones said Lance was brought here n a dazed condition after he was ound Monday wandering on high vay 30 about 5 miles east of the Blair bridge Cries of Snafu Stirs Congress San Diego Cal Albert Gideon of Palm City Ca got his stolen car back at a profit After a 3 weeks absence the car appeared Tuesday at sheriffs headquarters with 2 brand new tires 2 newly recapped tires and a spare added Dnlnth Editor Dies Dnlnth Minn fp Walter Hard 38 news editor of the Du tuth Herald former managing ed itor of the Superior Wis Tele gram died Monday He was well known in newspaper circles Minnesota and Wisconsin Des Moines The Gotham club in Hotel Fort Des Moines has been ordered to pay a fine and costs for alleged liquor viola tions and a Mulct tax District Judge Tom K Murrow ordered the fine Monday after the club and its manager C Jay Eg gleston pleaded guilty to liquor violation charges Eggleston was fined S500 and costs Permanent injunctions against the club and Eggleston also were granted by Judge Murrow The injunctions restrain them from fu ture violation of the liquor law under penalty of contempt pro sedition least an informal tinn trrit i though Chairman May uon got Capitol Hill worked Tuesday As doughfoofs demonstrated in the Pacific Europe and riffht out al up i was said by colleagues feelthat ou side the capital at Andrews Field the slowdown in the armys de mobilization program b r o u jr h t these congressional repercussions 1 Demands for a congressional investigation of the entire pro gram as requested by 12000 Amer ican soldiers in a resolution adopted Monday at Manila 2 The possibility of a rush of signatures when congress recon venes next week to a house pe tition that would force immediate action on demobilization legisla tion There was a strong probability miIitary Committee ui lns situation said Sen 1 would order an investigation or Edwin C Johnson DColo a the army is doing the best it can Letters telegrams and petitions demanding action have started nninjr up in the committees quar ters And one member commented privately that because this is a congressional election year They are likely to receive some atten tion Kep Short RMo another member insisted that we should do something about it Citing figures on occupation needs enlistments inductions and army strength Short told report ers he could not understand why the army has to delay demobiliz ing high point men Congress should get right on top of this situation said Senator an interview It should get the facts and figures In announcing the demobiliza tion slowdown last week the army said scleclire service and voluntary enlistments together were failing to provide enough re placements Andrews Field scene of one the latest G I demonstrations is less than 5 miles from the capi tol in Maryland There 150 to 200 men left their posts Monday to protest that some lower point men were being re leased and that they were required to service some planes for unoffi cial flights In addition to the earlier Ma nila demonstration there were re ports a protest march at Le Havre and of mass meetings on Guam Picket Sign New York A picket In front of a Western Union branch office in downtown New York carried a large redlettered sign Tuesday reading Western Union workers on strike Uont lines to principal cities with su pervisory employes maintaining service In Detroit the CIO United Auto mobile Workers Tuesday held a unique and unprecedented bonus wage contract with KaiserFrazer Corp newcomers to the auto in dustry which they will offer as a model for settling disputes with the industrys long established firms Henry J Kaiser chairman and Joseph W Fnizer president an nounced at a press conference that the new firm would 1 Base scales on prevail ing rates at the Ford Motor Co Rouge plant said to be the high est in the industry 2 Meet any increase granted by General Motors as a result of the current GM strike 3 Set up a nool by laying aside 55 for each Kaiser the companys lowpriced car and Frazer its mediumpriced car produced dur ing the year at the big Willow Run bomber plant leased from the government for auto produc tion The pool would be divided among KaiserFrazer production workers at the end of each year Meanwhile a n international representative of the CIO United Electrical Workers union which has called a nationwide strike of 200000 members for Jan la said the union had offered to resume negotiations with the Westing house Electric Corp on its de mand for a S2 daily Wage boost The union risked the company to arrange a conference in New York Tuesday TheWestern Union strike a company spokesman said would halt all but the most vital life or death messages in and out of the nations largest city Supervisory personnel would handle such mes sages he said Union locals in 8 international cable and radio message firms in a sympathy move voted not to handle messages from Western Union offices throughout the country during the strike The walkout vas called by the CIO American Communications asso ciation in protest against a war labor board directive Meanwhile a measure of relief o the countrys turbulent indus trial strife was afforded by de velopments in 3 labor disputes Indications of a possible break in controversies in the automotive oil and steel industries came as government officials worked to prevent nationwide strikes in the steel and meat industries and as a country wide walkout of telephone workers appeared imminent As the strike of 17000 employes in Western Electric plants in New York and New Jersey entered its sixth day there were 2 threats which might bring a coast to coast work stoppage of telephone work ers probably Wednesday The telephone tieup was a pos I ability by action of either the communications equipment work ;