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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1965, Mason City, Iowa MARLENE PADFIELD RAMONACOX WERE THEIR KILLERS manager plan rej Mason City a ns voted 2412to 2126 Tuesday tokeep the rnayorcounci form of city gov ernment Tuesdays defeat was the third in 17 years suffered by the councilmanager proposal The plan was voted out in 1944 and rejected again Nov 2 19481 and 28 1953 The proposal in the last two elections was the sameas Tuesday Shall the p r o p o s it i o n lo change the form of municipal government of the city of Mason CityIowa to the council manager form of municipal gov ernment by election be adopted There were 14966 registered voters eligible to cast their bal lots in eight precincts of which 4553 or 3041 per cent went to the polls to register their opin ion The weather ranged from hot sticky daytime tempera tures to evening showers The proposal met with favor in the second ward where vot ers balloted 627 to 535 for the councilmanager system The plan also met approval in the 1st precinct of the third ward 336 to 262 and the 1st precinct of the fourth ward by a 314 to 263 margin Fifteen bal lots were spoiled The first ward voted against the proposal 584 to 394 the third ward 736 to 637 and the fourth ward 557 to 468 The councilmanager plan can not be resubmitled for at least two years according to Iowa law The councilmanager plan had been actively supported bythe Mason City Junior Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters There also was a Committee for CouncilMan ager backing the plan The change ot city government had been opposed by a groupcalled Citizens for Representative Gov ernment In 1944 the councilmanager plan was abolished in Mason City 2615 to 2480 with 37 per cent of the 13722 eligible voters casting ballots The proposal to switch back lo councilmanager was defeated the first time in 1948 3880 to 3038 as 515 per cent of the 13441 eligible voters cast bal lots The vote was at the gen eral election Nov 2 1948 In 1953 325 per cent of the 15271 eligible voters cast bal lots for a 2688 to 2277 margin against the plan ELECTION RITURNS ISf 135 414 213 314 301 314 154 No 2M 324 J17 311 262 474 294 Totl 420 SM 433 533 Ml 777 580 449 2124 2412 4SS3 go unsolved By PAT CURRAN 1 DES MOINES The stabbed body of a Guthrie Center matron is found stuffed in the trunk of her car A high school girl disappears after an Easter shoppingtrip and is found knifed to death nearly three days later A middleaged woman is found heal en to death in a house where a small fire is starting to burn A town marshal is gunned down as he in terrupts two safe crackers inside a packing plant The remains of a teenage girl are found near a lovers lane more than two months after she vanishes v These are among Iowas unsolved murders which have defied the investigative efforts of experts There is no statute of limitations on mur der We never close a murder case until it has been solved said T A Thompson chief of the Iowa Bureau of Criminal Investigation Police have said there is no apparent con nection between the slayings of a woman and a teenaged girl both found stabbed to death in Des Moines since April 15 The body of Mrs Lillian Randolph 57 of Guthrie Center was discovered May 11 crammed into the trunk of her car which was parked at the Des Moines Municipal Airport f The slayer of Mrs Randolph estranged wife oC a wealthy poultry and egg processor stabbed her 12 times in the chest with a small i pocket knife Police have described the killing as the work of a professional and have sought information on a mysterious white Cadillac seen l near Mrs Randolph s sumptuous home the day she disappeared Police have questioned more than 850 per sons some of them five or six times since the body of Janice Snow 17 was found in a thicket in southeast Des Moines April 15 Janice a popular high school senior van ished after a shopping excursion with two girl friends When discovered nearly three days later she was dead of 17 stab wounds Her s books shoes and purse have never been found Police believe she may have been slain by someone passing through Des Moines Neither Mrs Randolph nor the Snow girl had been raped These two killings came just about three years after the body of Ratnona Cox 26 a pretty partyloving secretary was found in her apartment in Des Moines Her throat had been cut with a linoleum knife Neighbors heard screams and saw a man lump from her window and run down an alley So far the alley has been a dead end for police Mrs Katharine DeKora 48 died at a Sioux City hospital last Dec 14 after a savage beating the night before She had attended a drinking party and later returned to the house for help Police and firemen discovered Mrs De Kora on a cot inside the house when they an swered a fire alarm Police said someone started a kerosene stove to keep her warm but it ex ploded and started a small fire Still unsolved is the case of pretty Mar lene Padfield 17 of Lisbon whose skeletal re mains were found April 29 1959 near a lovers 5 lane southeast of Cedar Rapids The young man who was the last known I person to see her alive told authorities he was driving Marlene home from a Cedar Rapids tav ern the morning of the previous Feb 19 when she became angry and got out of his car be5 MURDER I Turn to Page 2 The newspaper that m akesall North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 105 MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 26 1965 UOc Paper Consists of Four Anoclaled Pren ruil Lean Wlrei No 92 Vote rights get Dismissal of Dennler just DES MOINES Iff A legislative committee de clared Wednesday that Democratic Secretary of Agri culture Kenneth Owen was justified in firing state milk sanitarian Richard Dennler Le Mars Republican But it rejected a recommendation from its investigator John Grecr of Spencer lhat Dennler be prosecuted It called Dennler the product of a system The committee voted 63 to send the report to the Senate All Democrats were for it three Republicans were opposed and one Republican Rep C Ray mond Fisher of Grand Junc tion did not vote Sen Vern Lisle RClarin da askedthat Republican mem bers be given a few hours lo study the report before being RICHARD DENNLER Ousted by Owen asked to vote on it Democrats replied with jibes about a report the Republican members made to the Senate earlier in which they criticized the committee and said Dennler was the innocent victim of a po litical firing One Republican member Sen J Henry Lucken of LeMars said we could go along with the committee finding that Dennler overstated his work load As to the earlier Republi can report Lisle said GOP members thought a report was overdue and perhaps we got a little impatient to get something down on paper The committee said Dennler 52 substantially overstatec his work load on a question naire asking him to describe his Food costs to continue going up NEW YORK AP It is costing more to fill the family dinner plate with meat potatoes and fresh vegetables An Associated Press survey indicates that the prices will keep rising a while longer r Beef and pork have risen sharply this spring after more than a year of bargain levels for housewives Food stores generally report markedly higher prices for veg elables too as much as 50 per cent higher in Kansas City Never saw prices so high nd quality so poor saysSleve atton Kansas City manager or George De Paoli Co anoth r produce wholesaler Most food stores surveyed put icir increase at about 15 per ent higher than last spring It aries by region The stores report that the big est increases are for iceberg or ead lettuce tomatoes cabbage nd potatoes all bigvolume egetables Potatoes are double the usual nice in many areas Highest that I can remember n 25 years in the business ays Larry Eisenhower presi dent of L A Withington Co Claim 2nd Soviet site in Hanoi area WASHINGTON of State Dean Rusk said Wed nesday there may be a second Soviet installation in the vicini ty of Hanoi North Viet Nam armed with what he termed missileassociated equipment He told a news conference this represents a deepening of the Soviet involvement in sup port of Communist North Viet Nam Rusk did not go into detail when asked aboul reports that Ihcre are more than one sur facetoair missile inslallalion near Ihe North Vietnamese cap ilal But he acknowledged thai there may be a second site in the immediate Hanoi area We do not know if there may be more The Slate Department ac knowlcdged earlier this month that a missile sile was unde preparation in the Hanoi area Rusk said that we under In one that there is pros missile associated equip vent Rusk also said Ihe Communis hreat in the Dominican Repub c has been very substantially educed He also foresaw a job It said Owen fired Dennler for this and other reasons At the same time the com mitlee look a slap al forme Secretary of Agriculture L B Liddy a Republican who pre ceded Owen It said Liddy removed from Ihe secretarys office record showing efficiency ralings o employes and results of exam nations given prospective em ployes North Iowa Weather outlook Mostly cloudy Wednesday night with showers and thun derstormsaffecting 30 to SO per cent of the area cooler west lows 50 northwest to 51 southeast Partly cloudy an cooler Thursday highs fc Marines into Santo Domingo northwest to 75 southeast urthcr pullout of US forces rom Santo Domingo soon His generally favorable report n the Dominican situation ame four weeks lo the day afl r President Johnson first sent 7719 is Senate verdict Issue never in doubt WASHINGTON ffl Amid echoes of a bitter Southern assault the Sen a t e Wednesday passed President Johnsons Negro voting rights bill and sent it to the House After a 25day debate John sons toppriority measure won Senate passage on a 7719 roll call vote It has taken us 100 years lo catch up with this problem said Republican leader Everett M Dirksen of Illinois who helped write the bill and chart its course through the Senate Net reconstruction has the Senate permitted this union to be so perverted and subject ed to such a diabolical attack said Sen Allen J Ellender D La The outcome w a s never in Terms of bill BURIED TN Miller was stun ned to find these feet sticking from his load of wheat Wednesday After a few anxious moments Phntofax he found they were attached to a dummy This was the first load of the season at the Fort Worth Tex Grain Exchange Storms cause damage Nine persons hurt at Cedar Rapids York potato brokers Behind the high cost of eating are a number of factors Meat packers are paying more for livestock Last year when prices were low cattle men cut back on herds pig growers sold off breeder stock Mow tight supplies have hiked top prices for steers 13 per cent and for lopquality hogs 34 per cent highest in years An early winter freeze and rough spring weather floods Bf THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A series of violent thunder storms accompanied by torna dolike winds and sheets of rain pounded Iowa before dawn Wednesday Damage was widespread par ticularly in the Cedar Rapids area where at least nine persons were treated for injuries The twisting winds powerfu enough to wrench traffic signals out of the ground and bend met al flag poles in Cedar Rapids raised havoc with power lines tornados drought have cut into the fruit and vegetable trecs and rofs Live electrical wires nltcrec streets in sections of Cedar Rap ids where the opening of school crops MORGAN TO MARRY LOS ANGELES AP Jack Morgan 24 Irombone player in the band of his father Russ Morgan plans to be married June 2 lo Linda T Wiginton who will be 17 June 30 unior High School at Cedar Rapids Hundreds of trees were cither tprooted nr flattened as the Twisters hit Chicago area CHICAGO W Tornadoes struck several communities in the Chicago area Wednesday causing considerable damage but only minor injuries Sev eral persons were cut by fly ing glass as a twister hit the Lakeside Grill in Addison just west of Chicago was delayed for two hours be cause of the danger The winds tore off part of the roof of the Washington High School gymnasium and dam aged the roof of the Harding storm system moved eastward across Iowa in the darkness More than three inches of rain fell in some areas The storm moving from the southwcsl lo the northeast left widespread damage in western To withdraw troops from Dominican SANTO DOMINGO Domin ican Republic AP The ed States Wednesday began withdrawing 600 of the 21000 troops it has stationed in the Dominican Republic Their place is being filled by LatinAmeri can soldiers arriving for the new peace force of the Orgaiza lion of American States Within a week the Latin Americans in Ihe InterAmerU can Force will total about 1700 men An equal number of Amer icans are expected lo leave divided counlry Fighting in Santo Domingo between troops of the military civilian junta and rebel forces has come to a hall But US officials admitted that a politi cal solution was not in sight due to the juntas insistence that the rebels surrender and that il be come the countrys only govern ment McGeorge Bundy President envoy was returning to Washington Wed nes after 10 days of intensive hut futile efforts to bring the rival factions together Aboul all the two sides have agreed on is that any new gov ernment should be strongly anti Communist and should not be a rightwing dictatorship US officials said OAS Secrc laryGcneral Jose A Mora would now have charge of nego tiations Deputy US Defense Secretary Cyrils Vance who came here will Bundy is re cnaining to help Mora Bundy and his team of negoti ators have been trying lo pro mole a coalition government headed by Antonio Guzman agriculture minisler in the gov ernment of exiled President Juan Bosch The rebels have welcomed the idea but the jun la has rebuffed it The junta president Gen An tonio Imhert Barrcra assailed the coalition formula Tuesday as a frank intervenlion in ths internal affairs of the Domin ican Republic because it origi nated abroad Inside The Globe central and northeastern coun ties as well as in the Cedar RapidsMarion area Reports of damage first came from Audubon and Potlawatta mie counties in western Iowa The powerful winds destroyec a 160foot warehouse at the Pay less Cashway Lumber Co eas of Atlantic spraying lumber nd other debris onto Ihe near y Rock Island Lines railroad acks Several head of livestock were illed on the Carl and Russell lockwell farm east of Griswold here a barn was plucked off ts foundation At least 15 other arms were damaged in and round Atlantic Farther eastward the turhu ence with earsplitting thun ierclaps that awakened thou ands of residents belted Des VIoines and West Des Moines lisrupting electrical service ant plinlering trees A funnel cloud was sighted in i rural area about 12 miles louthwesl of Oskaloosa early Wednesday Damage was re orled on several farms in Ma laska County and some rural elcphone lines were blown down SAME CONNECTION Cassius Clay world heavyweight box ing champion has landed a hlow lo Sonny Listen in this action See Page 17 for story on title bout won by Clay in a oneminute knockout in the first round Jump stick game goes great in Mason City schools Page 6 Cheryl Swenson front Debbie Jacobson Society news 471 North Iowa news 14 Comics 15 Sports 1711 Editorials Clear Lake news 2223 Mason City news 2427 markets24 Classified pages 3031 WASHINGTON W Major of the voting rights bill passed by the Senate and sent to the House State literacy tests would be suspended and federal reg istration of voters authorized in Louisiana Mississippi Ala bama Georgia and South Carolina and sections of Vir ginia and North Carolina Federal registrars could be sent to any county where special census survey showed less than 25 per cent of adult Negroes were registered to vote The attorney general would be instructed to chal lenge in federal court the pall taxes required of state and local election voters in Missis sippi Alabama Texas and Virginia Congress would declare that state poll taxes are used to discriminate against Ne groes and the poor doubt Sixtysix than enough to pass the measure it in the first place The major hurdle was cleared Tuesday when the Senate voted o stop talking about the bill which would suspend state lit eracy tests and authorize fed eral registration of voters in wide areas of the south Eliender said the Johnson bill violates the Magna Carta the Bill of Rights the Declaration of Independence and the Con stitution I am confident that this is constitutional and will stand up before the supreme court Dirksen said It remains for those who sit in the big marble palace across the plaza Lo make hat determination Dirksen called the bill prac tical and enforceable This may yet be an epochal day in the life of this country ha said Ellender labeled it a groles qne violation of state authority to set voter qualificalions Many senators have rubber stamped a vicious proposal merely to please the President and an entourage of dema gogues which prevailed upon VOTf Please turn to 2 V V ;