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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 2, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for VOL H T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS A L L N O R T H I 0 W A N S N E 1 H I 0 R S Preu Mrt rnu Full Lea Wire 7c Copy MASON CITY IOWA HOME EDITION ThU Piper Two ieetloMSectiM ms Train son Issues Will Be Big Factor in Iowas By THOR J JENSEN GlobeGazette City Editor CLEAR LAKE Iowas voters will vote on issues in the Nov 4 election of a governor There are two personalities involved of course But the issues will decide thecontest this year Gov Herschel Loveless Ottumwa Democrat and his Republican opponent Dr William G Murray former headof the economics and sociology department at Iowa State College will put those issues squarely to the voters during the next three months The have to decide between increasing the sales tax or the income tax declares Murray The estimated increase in property taxes forschools alone next year is million he says Property tax relief is essential the educator adds so the whole question is Where shall the money come from The existing tax program is doing very well answers Gov Loveless The sales tax income is increasing as the border coun ties get their trade backfollowing his veto of the legislative tax bill That veto droppedthe sales back to two per cent Sioux City had the highest percentage of increasein retail trade of any city in the nation during the last year the Gover nor declared Its not as simple as three and two insists Dr Murray Thats their whole argument He is campaigning for a three per cent sales tax the additional one per cent to be used for property tax relief INCREASED state aid is no answer to high property taxes replies the Governor At no time in history hasincreased stateaid meant decreased property taxes After the first year the only re suit is tures increased tax expendi Then Gov Loveless turned to the attack Im more interestec in what we do with our money than inV bow to get more Im very happy to stand on my rec ord His administration already ha saved the states taxpayers 000000 he said AVhile doing that cures in the state mental in stitutions have precedented 60 per missions At the risen to an un cent of ad same tim paroles and rehabilitation work have been increased at the pena institutions DONT FAIL to attend th budget hearings this summer was the parting advice of Dr Murray Thats where nex years taxes are decided By No vember the budgets already ar fixed The two candidates were inter viewed separately Friday eve ning at the annual stag party o the Association for the Preserva tion of Clear Lake The inter views were interrupted frequen topped to greet them and wish hem well More than 550 men milled bout the tables set on the golf ourse in back of the All Vet rans Social Center There was o program no speeches The vent is strictly nonpartisan ac ording to officers of the Asso iation for the Preservation of Clear Lake The association di ectors and committeemen stage he party annually in honor of the State Conservation Commis sion NEVERTHELESS it is one of he largest gatherings of poli icians anywhere in the state each year Practically all of the officeholders in the State Capitol attend and alarge percentage of he Hardly any lob yist misses ofcourse The crowd gathers for the sake of fellowship and political talk They eat a meal of choice stand ng rib roast of beef or fish corn on the cob potatoes au gratin apple pie with cheese and coffee or iced tea They talk they laugh and they sing sometimes small groups gathering about the lone accor dionist By 9 oclock most of the crowd nas wandered off to continue the alkfest in smaller groups in cot tages or other lodgings Some probably go to bed early prepar ing for the heavy program on Governors Days Saturday andj Sunday THE GOVERNOR did not leave early despite having to fly to Camp Ripley Minn Saturday morning to review Iowas Na tional Guard encampment there It had to be a morning task for he was due back in Clear Lake in time for the pm parade ityan Killed Paul Dolan Victim of Early Crash on 4th SW Paul Thomas Dolan 34 died of injuries received when his car crashed into a freight train in Mason Cityearly Saturday The ear was dragged more than a block with Dolan pinned ia it The accident happened at the Chicago and North Western Rail road Crossing on 4th SW as Doland was driving to his home at 1657 S W at am Luian a Northwestern Bell Telephone Co employe was urning from a visit at the home of Stanley L Reynolds 953 6th S E local Bell manager Police said the Dolan car driven west hit the 49th car of the 66car northbound train Train crewmen were not aware of the CAR STOLEN in CARTRAIN Police officers back ground investigate theaccident inwhich Paul T Dolan 1657 6th SW received fatal injuries early Saturday morning The car struck a freight train in southwest Mason City and was dragged more than a block with Dolan pinned inside while train crewmen were unaware of the accident Ventura Girl Drowns ik Lake Nab 80 Speeders on Radar Ring DES MOINES UP More than 80 speeders were caugtit in five hours Friday night and early Sat urday in a giant radar ring clamped around Des Moines by state city and county law en forcement officers The approximately 50 officers extending the ring to a 10mile radius around the capital city covered every highway and sec ondary road into the city from 8 p m to 1 a m Radar checks were conducted in the city by Des Moines police Safety Commissioner Rus sell I Brown personally headec the operation STORMS TOLL FRANKFURT Germany Violent summer storms swep across Germany and Austria Fri day night killing at least nine persons and injuring scores Diane Patjrp 15 Ventures Into DropOff Disappears CLEAR LAKE Diane Patro 15 Ventura became Clear Cakes second drowning victim of the summer late Friday After noon She drowned some lOOyards from shore while swimming with two girl friends near the Samuel Fleming home 2317 North Shore Dr The accident which marked a tragic beginning to the annual Jovernors Days celebration here occurredabout pm Diane a daughter of Mr and Mrs Patro had been learning to swim authorities said DIANE they were told was playing in shoulderdeep water with her friends when she un knowingly ven tured into a 14 foot drop off With her were Fie mi n gs daughter Bud ley Ann 12 and Penny Susan Haney 11 a va cationer from Wichita Kan DIANE TOGETHER Gov Herschel Loveless Friday night at Clear Lake the annual poses with his Republican pppon prelude to the Governors Days celebra ent in the Nov 4 election Dr William G tion Murray Ames They met at the stag party She was apparently demon jstraling her newfound swimming lability authorities said and jswam into the dropoff area Un able to find a footing Diane called for help The Fleming gir tried to help her they said and was pulled under the water her self The Haney girl managed to help Budley back into shallow water FLEMING on shore heard the girls calls for help and dashec to Dianes aid His attempts to find her in the 14foot deep hole however were futile More help was summoned and Fleming Justin Hughes Bill Wil kins John Davis anfl Don Siefkin Clear Lake and Sam Sawdey Des Moines diving together fin ally pulled Dianes body from th lake shortly after 5 p m The Patro girls mother wh has worked as a housekeeper a the Fleming home had left th house shortly before the accident Dianes father is a carpenter Funeral arrangements h a v been set for 2 p m Monday at the Ward Funeral Home The Rev H E Trimble pastor of the Christian Church will officiate Burial will be in the Clear Lake cemetery BESIDES HER PARENTS Diane is survived by 10 brothers and 2 sisters They are Donald Louis David Virgil LaNeal Marcel and Gail Ventura Roger Garner Kenneth Alexander Wayne Mason City Jerry Sioux Falls S D and Mrs Vernon Darlene FeHenwarth Swale randparents Mr and Mrs Fred atro Garnerand a grandmoth r Mrs Sadie Brant Mason City Diane rborn 0 c t 3 1942 a tfanly would have been a sopho more at Ventura High School in September First Clear Lake drowning vie tim of the summer was Steven ilark Quinn 5 Mason City wh died in a July 1 accident TROOPS REPLACED WASHINGTON M Cuba an nounced Saturday its troops hav replaced U S Marines on guan duty it a water works he U S Naval base on Guan lanamo Bay Milwaukee Road Faces Strike MILWAUKEE UPI The ililwaukee Road railway faces a trike Monday by the Brother iood of Railroad Trainmen The strike the union said was authorized for what it called the companys arbitrary action in dropping various brakemen jobs on the line However both sides n the dispute have agreed to submit their differences to the U S Federal Mediation Service A union spokesman said mem bers will withdraw from train and yard service at i h e strike Crash Near Mason City Two brothers o n e a Mason Cityan were in fair condition in Mercy Hospital Saturday follow ing a collision Friday night with a driver who had been drinking and was operating a stolen auto Wilbur Westendorf 31 4 Adams N W as treated for chest head and arm injuries and Law rence Westendorf 33 Waverly for head cuts and internal in juries ROBERTA FOSTER 32 Clear Lake who the highway patrol said was driving a c a r stolen shortly before the accident also wasin fair condition in the hos pital with face and head cuts He had been drinking in Clear Lake before taking the car the patrol said The collision happened about 8 p m on Highway 18 three miles west of Mason City near Memor ial Park Cemetery Foster was driving east on the wrong side of the highway and with his lights off the patrol LawrenceWestendorf driving the second car west failed to s e e Fosters car approaching they added THE CAR driven by Foster be longed to Leonard Juhl Clear Lake It was taken from a park ing area in downtown Clear Lake The Highway Patrol said Foster crash until they were contacted at the roundhouse in northwest Mason City shortly after the ac cident DOLAN WAS PINNED in the wreckage of the car which hatt been dragged about 432 feet north of the crossing It came to rest on a bank beside the tracks He was pried from auto and taken to Mercy Hospital On arrival there he was pro nounced dead by Dr Ralph E Smiley acting coroner The car was demolished but only an air pipe was damaged trains Crewmen said the train had been going about five miles an hour through thecity1 No estimate of Doiahs speed was made Police said r the Dolan car left skid marks 50 feet before striking the train Officers were called to the sceneafter Dorothy Burgener 421 4th t SW reported hearing deadline of 3 p m Monday Al most 6000 brakemen switchmen conductors and dining car stew ards are members of the brother hood 50 Believed Dead in Brazilian Blast RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil A huge army munitions dump blew up in a fourhour series of explosions Saturday Civilian au thorities said as manyas 50 per sons might have been killed Her home Others in theneighbor hood said the flashing crossing signal was operating as the train passed It was slightly foggy at the time THE LONG TRAIN was power ed by two engines The engineer wasErwin Egler Belle Plainer Dolan was an engineer in the district office of the Northwest ern Bell Telephone Co here Dur ing the conversion of Mason City area phones to the dial system in 1957 he was central office foreman for Northwestern Bells local office and was responsible dale Other survivors include her would be charged drunk driving and probably also with operating a motor vehicle without the owners consent Sioux Center Man Killed in CaveIn LEMARS UPI Dennis Mouw 18 Sioux Center married and the father of two children was killed Friday in a 20foot deep septic tank hole cavein at the Floyd Lawton farm five miles north of LeMars Mouw employed by the Alton Cement Works Alton was doing cement work in the 42inch wide hole when the cavein occurred Jit took an hour and a half to ex tricate his body The Weather Mason City Cloudy and foggy Saturday night low in middle 60s Sunday partly cloudy high in mid 80s Partly cloudy copier through Sunday Low Saturday night in 60s Mmntsota Partly cloudy north Saturday night lows 5560 ex treme northwest 60s elsewhere Cooler north Sunday highs 80 88 north 8895 south GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 a m Maximum 83 Minimum 64 At 8 a m 69 Precipitation 32 DROWNING VICTIM The shroudcovered body of Diane Kay Patro 15 Ventura is moved from the dock where it lay after recovery from Clear Lake Friday afternoon Diane a beginning swimmer drowned in a 14fobtdeep dropoff SAM I DAT117J74M PAUL THOMAS DOLAN or much of the conversion work He is survived by his wife and sue children Dolan was born March 28 1924 at Rockwell son of Mr Thomas Dolan He was graduated rom St Patricks High School n Dougherty He served in the US Army from 1942 to 1945 when ic began his employment with the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co He was married to Marjorie Keeler in 1949 in Mason City DOLAN HAD SERVED with Northwestern Bell as manager in Nashua and Garner before being ransferred to Mason City He had been district engineer in Mason City the last year He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus Council 1006 Mason City Surviving are his wife Mar jorie six children Mary Linda James Michael Kathleen Anne Gregory Paul Thomas Kevin and Deborah Sue and his parents Mr and Mrs Thomas Dolan Ma son City Six sisters and a brother also survive Mrs Pat Theresa Boy Dougherty Mrs Dou Anne Kenney Clinton Mrs Jerry Bernadette Coyle Sioux City Mrs Tom Joan Mason City Mrs Mary U ;