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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 29, 1946, Mason City, Iowa DEPARTMENT OF HI8TOSV ARCHIVES NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL UI THE NEWSPAPER THAT Pica md United Press Full Leased Wires MAKES ALU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 29 1946 This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No W I Satisfied ATTORNEY SAYS STUDENT 17 IS MAN IN CASE 9 Seeks More Evidence to Prove Guilt Beyond All Reasonable Doubt Chicago Attorney William J Tuohy said Saturday that at the present moment I am satisfied that a 17 year old Uni versity ofChicagp student is the man in the kidnapslaying of Suzanne Degnan but as the mat ter stands now I have not yet de duced sufficient evidence to prove him guilty beyond all reasonable doubt The slates attorneys statement to reporters Saturday morning was made affer he said that police had discovered 9 points of similar ity between fingerprints on the Desnan ransom note and those of the student husky William Heirens Tuohy and other top ranking police and states attorney of ficials worked through the night and early morning hours after the discovery late Friday Heirens strapped on a bed in the Bridewell jail hospital remained silent through hours of question ing Tuohy leaving his office in the criminal courts building at a m after an allnight investigation told reporters that no charge had been placed against the youth in regard to the case He declined further comment got absolutely nothing from Heirens Tuohy said No com plete statement no denial He has feigned irrationality i The states attorney said that finger print experts had verified 9 positive points of similarity be tween the prints on the ransom note and Heirens print points may mean that there was a distinct similarity of whorls loops and other lines in the fingerprint1 Touhy said There are 9 positive points on the fingerprint we have obtained from Heirens which coincide with the print on the Desnan note In meeting Heirens who suf fered head injuries Wednesday when he was seized by police for questioning about a burglary Tuohy said he told him We are convinced that the fingerprints on the Degnan ran som note is your print Truman Signs Extension of Induction Act Washington fP President Truman signed into law Saturday legislation extending the draft act until next March 31 and prohibit ing the induction of 18 year olds Product of a long controversy between the senate and the house the legislation permits the draft ing of 19 year olds and nonfathers up to the age of 45 although in practice men over 25 have not been inducted for some time In fact the army already has announced it will levy no draft quotas for July and August The new Jawdoes not change the existing requirement for IB year olds to register it simply prohibits their actual induction Major provisions of the new law which replaces a stop gap bill expiring at midnight June 30 Ages of liability for induction 19 through 44 both inclusive Limit of compulsory service 18 months for men inducted after Oct 1 1946 men inducted prior to Oct 1 may obtain their release upon request upon completion of 18 months of service A service period of longer than IS months may be ordered by the president if congress declares that the na tional interest is imperiled Statutory exemptions All fath ers unless they volunteer Fath ers now in service may obtain their discharge upon request after Aug 1 1946 In addition local draft boards retain their power to grant occupational deferments as in the past Reimluction No man shall be inducted if he already has served jn the armed forces abroad or at home for at least 6 months since Sept 16 1940 Size of the armed forces By July 1 1070000 navy 558000 marine corps 108 Expiration date for the new law March 31 1947 Youth Is Degnan Slayer BRITAIN BEGINS Controls May Die MILITARY WKSunday Midnight IN HOLY LAND SUSPECT AND GOODS IN DEGNAN SLAYING CASE William Heirens 17 year old University of Chi cago student whom William J Tuohy states attorney says he is questioning in connection with the Suzanne Uegnan kidnapslaying lies strapped to a bed in the n A l Chicago Saturday He is attended Dr A J Toman look over goods including a surgical kit which Chicago police say were found in the room of Heirens AP WirepKoto Expect New French Plan on Big 4 Trieste Dispute Byrnes Seeks Showdown With Molotov on Peace Conference This Summer ARMY REDUCES DISCHARGE RULE NonVolunteer Enlisted Men to Get Out Soon Washington war de partment reduced discharge re quirements for army service fur ther Saturday shortly atter Pres ident Truman signed legislation to revise and extend selective serv ice The measure permits any non volunteer enlisted man who has completed 18 months service to apply for discharge after October In telegrams to all major do mestic and overseas commanders the war department directed 1 By September 30 all nonvol unteer enlisted fathers will be separated along with all nonvol unteer enlisted men who have completed 20 months service 2 Beginning October 1 all non volunteer enlisted men who will have completed 18 months serv ice by November 30 will be eli gible for separation and will be discharged from the army by No 30 3 After November 30 all non volunteer enlisted men will be separated by the end of the month in which they accumulate 18 months service Release requirements for offi cers remain unchanged PROUD OF THEIR DUCK Glencliff N H Bixby family owns only one duck but they claim that during 1945 it laid no fewer than 345 eggs Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness Saturday evening with scattered thundershowers Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and part ly cooler Iowa Considerable cloudiness with thundershowers Saturday night and east portion Sunday Con tinued warm and humid except turning cooler and less humid in western portion Sunday Minnesota Mostly cloudy with thundershowers Saturday night Slightly warmer Sunday partly cloudy and cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum OQ Minimum eg At 8 a m Saturday 70 Precipitation 50 YEAR AGO Maximum go Minimum 57 Paris sources said a new French proposal to settle the Trieste problem was ready for presentation at Saturdays meet ing of the foreign ministers coun cil Details of the plan were not dis closed except for a hint that it was along the lines of internationaliz ing the Adriatic port city which both Italy and Yugoslavia demand under outright sovereignty Previously the French had pro posed internationalizing both Trieste and the Julian march Venezia Giulia a surrounding area But this plan has been brushed aside Secretary of Slate James F Byrnes headed for a showdown Saturday with Russian Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M Molotov on a U S proposal to convoke a 21nation European peace confer ence this summer 1 Byrnes served notice Friday night that he would demand a straight yes or no answer from Molotov when Ihe Big 4 foreign minislers reconvene Saturday aft ernoon Speculation on the out come ranged from confidence to downright gloom French official sources expressed confidence that a European con ference would be called and held before the end of summer to ob tain views on eventual peace treaties from all the allied nations which contributed to victory in Europe Molotov thus far has blocked convocation of such a conference on the ground the big 4 must be in agreement among themselves on the fundamentals of the treaties with Italy Finland Bulgaria Ro mania and Hungary before calling in the smaller nations Byrnes has urged that the big 4 hear the general peace confer ence views on the problems still at issue and already has served notice that he intends to take these questions to the United Nations general assembly in New York in September if the conference is not held before hat time Spare Stamp No 10 Is Good for Sugar Des Bloines stamp No 10 in the ration book will be come good for 5 pounds of canning sugar Monday July 1 the Iowa district office of price administra tion has announced Both spare stamps No 9 and 10 will be valid through Oct 31 The OPA said this was the 2nd and last home canning sugar stamp to be validated for this year The next stamp for table sugar beerimes good Sept 1 Nylons Sold at Auction Friday when Sheriff Percy ATOMIC BOMB TEST SET TO GO Blandy to Announce Time of Bomb Away Aboard USS Appalachian at Bi kini hands concerned with Operation Crossroads made ready Saturday to evacuate Bikini lagoon leaving only a ghost fleet of 50 old warships as guinea pigs for the worlds 4th atomic bomb explosion Vice Adm AV H P Blandy commander of the atomic task force was cxpecled to announce dropped as scheduled about a m Monday Bikini time That is p m Sunday CST Blandy told foreign and scien tific observers Saturday that we can have the test any day when the sky is not more than half covered with clouds He express ed confidence that conditions would be favorable either on Sun day or within the succeeding 3 lands there will be 46 men setting recording equipment to be detonated AH that will be left in Bikini lagoon will be the silent target ships on which there will be no human being They will be an chored around the bullseye the old battleship a de serted array as guinea pigs of the first test of atomic power against ships Ants smell with their antennae Measures Taken to Wipe Out State of Anarchy in Palestine Jerusalem began large scale military operations in Palestineon the Jewish Sabbath at dawn Saturday in what one of ficial called a drive to wipe out a state of anarchy Troops and police occupied buildings in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv used by the Jewish agency Ions recognized by the British and the Palestine government as the official representative of Jews in Palestine The British clamped a curfew on wide areas of the troubled Holy Land Many if not all members oE the Jewish agencys executive committee were arrested Sir Alan Cunningham British high com missioner declared in a procla mation he had evidence the agency was cooperating in a recent reign of violence against the gov ernment The troops and police cut tele phone lines isolating the areas to be searched Intercity telephone communication was disrupted Unaware of a ban on outgoing cahlesj newspaper correspondents were unable to file their first accounts of the operations until 10 a m nearly 6 hours after Ihey began Later the government announced that a rudimentary form of press censorship had been placed on all outgoing press cahles for Z4 hours Starting swiftly after secret preparation the operations were described by Sir John Shaw chief secretary of the Palestine government as an effort to end the stale of anarchy existing in Palestine and to enable law abid ing citizens to pursue their nor mal avocations without fear of kidnaping murder or being blown up FIND BODY OF MISSING GIRL Wapello long search for the missing Ann Herrick 27 monthsold daughter of ExServ iceman William Herrick and his George Weak Wapello who had been a member of the searching party found the childs body lodged against a tree that had fallen into the river Foliage on the tree nearly hid the body Since the child was missed June 18 organized searching parties had hunted almost continuously for the girl and watchers lined the river the or 4 days He said there was a 5050 tack chance the atomic bomb would be dropped Sunday as originally planned Everything is ready If the de cision is affirmative more than 30000 military personnel scien tists correspondents and observers will start for areas of safety leav Mr ing only skeleton in the 1903 lagoon and on the islands of the and Clifton M Lyons 43 Dies in St Paul Minn Funeral Rites to Be Tuesday Interment at Memorial Park Clifton M Lyons 43 manager and secretarytreasurer of Lyons Laundry and Dry Cleaning com pany died at p m Friday at a hospital in St Paul Minn He was taken to the hospital at 5 p m Thursday suffering a heart at Mr Lyons had been ill for about 3 months from a conditon aggra vated by an accident at Clear Lake when a boat capsized on May 15 Mr Lyons was in the water an hour at that time atoll to make lastminute adjust ments on instruments cameras and recording equipment The old ships which will re main in the lagoon are Admiral Blandys flagship the Mt McKin ley and the Kenneth Whiting an instrument ship which will be making a late check of its tech nical equipment A few small boats will be left to evacuate per sonnel At midnight there will be only 246 men left on the target ships making final adjustments to in struments which will record the heat and iisfft of the blast and Mr Lyons was born April IB n City son of Mr J Lyons He was graduated from the Mason City high school and attended the tlni versiiy of Iowa 2 years He was married to Lois J Hormcl of Aus tin Minn Jan 21 1931 He succeeded his father in active management of the Lyons Laundry and Dry Cleaning com pany He was a member of the Methodist church the Lions club the Elks Delpha Upsilon and the Mason City Rod and Gun club radioactivity created by the rf uj i 11 v m miehty rxnlosion And on the is and CLIFTON M LYONS He was recognized as a sportsman and was interested in aviation Surviving are his wife and 3 daughters Betty 14 Patricia 13 and Germaine 10 and 2 brothers Wilmer and Roger of Mason City a Mrs Fred Keeler II n of Los Angeles Cal He was pre ceded in death by his parents and 1 sister Mrs J V Amorita Ludeman in 1940 Funeral services will be at P m Tuesday at the Patterson Methodist church officiating mcetina iii imtung Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery The Bob home in Washington The house Saturday sustained the presidents veto of the OPA extension bill thus killing the he house vote was 17S to override the president and to sustain him A twothirds majority is necessary to override a veto The vote of both branches is necessary to override but one branch us rent can sustain a veto afte Sunday House plans were in motion lo try for a temporary till extending as 11 is But in the senate Democratic Leader Barkley cast doubt that such a temporary ar rangement can be worked out Chairman Spence DKy the house banking committee promptly offered a resolution for a 3 weeks continuation of OPA during which a new bill could be considered Immediate consideration of the resolution however was blocked by an objection by Rep Wolcott RMich Under house procedures such a resolution offered from the floor can be considered only by unani mous consent When Wolcott ob jected this routed the resolution to the banking commiltee To act on it Saturday the rules commiltee must clear a resolution to the floor to suspend the rules and take up the OPA simple con tinuation immediately This rules suspension would require a two thirds vole Those voting to sustain the veto included an odd combination of the members most violently op posed to OPA and those favoring strict controls The breakdown on the vote was 68 democrats and 105 republicans tor overriding 20 democrats 50 republicans and 2 minor party members against overriding Across the capifol Senator Taffc R a reporter he Was informed that opponents of OPA CHESTER BOWLES BOWLES SPRINGS SURPRISE MOVE Own Aides Didnt Know Time of Resignation Washington P C h e s t e r Bowles took his own lop aides by surprise when he chose the time he did to resign as stabilization di rector His associates had expected him to quit promptly if President Tru man should approve the slrippcd down price control extension bill passed by congress But Bowles caught them off bal ance with his decision to act even before the OPA measure which he has termed an inflatioanry booby trap reachedthe presidents desk While Bowles himself had no comment there was speculation he nad decided to quit now in the hope that removing himself from the picture might persuade con gress to adopt the kind of bill he Bowles who recommended that the extension measure be vetoed has some bitter enemies in con gress They are as much opposed to him personally as to OPA in its present form Weeks ago anticipating that congress would trim OPAs auth ority drastically Bowles began burning his bridges behind him He lashed out at he bill said no honest man could administer it and put himself on record as un alterably opposed promise to any com The only choice he left himself was when to resign He decided that at home last Thursday night Retired University Professor Dies From BicycleAuto Crash Dubunue Arthur C M Brown 76 retired professor of English at Northwestern university and an authority on Celtic ro and Irish literature was Jy injured Friday when his bicycle collided with an automo bile near Galena 111 Dr Brown was the author of The Origin of the Grail Legend m which he contended that the old Gaelic manuscripts confirmed his theory that the story of the Holy Grail was of heathen and not Christian origin He rode his bi cycle through most of his search of Eire for material for the book which was published in 1913 Dr Brown who was born in Avon N Y was at Northwestern 33 years and was head of the Named Radio Head Ames Hull of Sta sociation of Wilson Votes No Washington c n a t o r Wilson voted wilh tho minority when the senate approved 47 to 23 the OPA extension measure Hickenlooper In the Pacific to witness the atomic bomb did not vote but was announced as against the measure wil raise a series of objections in the senate which would prevent consideration there of any tem porary continuing resolution until July 4 at the earliesl Because of that Taft said he thinks OPA will die without re course Sunday midnight when the present OPA expires He added it will be almost impossi ble to revive it if it lapses for a week After Mr Trumans strongly worded rejection of the OPA ex tender which both houses had passed originally by large ma jorities these developments fol lowed swiftly 1 Chairman Spence DKy of the house banking commiltee pleaded wilh the house to uphold the president He told of plans lo offer a simple resolulion con tinuing OPA on a temporary basis 2 Democratic Leader Barktey said that there was no chance of commiltee action in the sen ale on such a resolution Satur day and that the senate would not meet Sunday Berkleys statement was im portant in its timing The pres ent price control law expires at midnight Sunday Saturday nifrht at g oclock CST Mr Truman goes on the air over all networks to explain Ws stand A call for republicans to over ride the veto was sounded by Rpp Wolcott of Michigan top re publican of the banking commit tee Anyone voting to sustain the Wolcott told the house is price controls uman Wolcott has been misinformed on all the major statements con tained in his veto message Of his action Mr Truman said It is a choice between inflation with a statute and inflation with out one The bill continues Jhe governments responsibility to sta id at the menls power to do so H would provide us with no real safeguards at all It would start prices and costs climbing It would helping production it would re tard it In the end this bill would lead to disaster The measure he said should contain 3 chief provisions I An extension of stabilization organization ie Iowa As laws for a News Editors 2 Continued stabilization vent serious increases in food ;