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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 1964, Mason City, Iowa n E W CLARK Ed Clark noted city leader dies Edward W Clark 88 a long time Mason City banking execu live arid former Iowa insuranc commissioner died Sunday c Phoenix Ariz where he ha planned lo spend Ihe winter Mr Clark lived al 507 S Shore Drive Clear Lake sine his retirement He had been i for about a month immediate prior to his death Funeral services have bee set for 2 pm Thurs day the sancluary of th First Methodist Church of Ma son City Dr George Truma Carl pastor will officiate ai sisled by Dr Lloyd A Gustaf son former pastor of the churc and now superintendent of th Aurora 111 district of th Methodist Church Visitalion at the Patlerson Chapel is to be fron Thursday morning until noo and then at the church after The iamily prefers that anj memorials be made for th Cerro Gordo County Chapter o the American Cancer Society Mr Clark was born in Villisca Iowa June 12 1876 the son o J J and IdaBelle Clark Hi father was for many years judge of the 12th judicial district o Iowa and was one of the pionee residents of Mason City Mr Clark received his educa tion in the Mason City public schools and in 1895 was gradu ated from the Mason City High School He served six years as clerk of court for Cerro Gordo County from Jan 1 1907 to Jan 1 1913 After giving up his position as clrrk Mr Clark became vice president of the Mason Cit Lonn and Trust Co The follow ing summer he becamethe lead ing figure in the organization o the Security National Bank which opened for business Aug 15 1913 on the present site oi Buttreys apparel store at 6 South Federal John Senneff was president and Mr Clark cash ier On Nov 6 1928 Mr dark was elected state senator from the 43rd Senatorial District then made up of Cerro Gordo Frank lin and Hancock Counties At that time the Republican nom ination was lanlamounl lo elec tion and the real campaign for the office look place before Ihe June primary election In a field of three candidate Mr Clark was nominated with a large plurality The Mason City vote was overwhelmingly for Mr Clark Mr Clark then beoame the leading figure in the organiza tion of the United Home Bank and Trust Co which opened its doors for business Aug 31 1936 He served as president and as chairman of the board until hit death The institution grew rap idly and has undergone several large expansions Mr Clark also owned and op eratcd for many years the E W Clark Co which made and sold mortgages on homes He also was vice president of Higley Cold Storage Inc here Gov Dan Turner appointee him insurance commissioner for a fouryear term beginning July 1 1931 An attempl was made io dis qualify him on Ihe ground lhal he had been a member of the legislature which raised the in surancc commissioners pay from S4000 to a year Clark won the battle in the Iowa Supreme Court Out of court he said the Democratic administration of Gov Clyde Herring was trying to get his job because he was a Repub lican He held the post until July 1 1935 Mr Clark was a veteran of two wars He was sergeant of A Company 52nd Iowa Infantry in the SpanishAmerican War He served at Chickamauga Ga for 10 months in 1898 and 1899 In World War I he was com pany captain serving 21 months both at Camp Cody NM and CLARK Continued on 2 North Iowa Weather outlook Constdorabk clou rf I n s s showers Monday night and Tuesday Warmer Mondoy night lows 4457 A HtHo cool or Twosday in IK The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 2 19M aile a o Two Amocialfd FuU Wlro No 221 Warned of Viet raid May have sclerosis Nikita Khrushchev COPENHAGEN AP Den marks Communist party leader returned from Moscow Monday and said he understands Niki ta Khrushchev is suffering from sclerosis Knud Jespersen chairman of the Danish Communist party added that the former Soviet premier is not receiving visitors because of his illness Jespersen made his remarks in a radio interview shortly be fore holding a news conference to announce the results of his factfinding mission to the So viet capital The dictionary definition of sclerosis is induration hard ening produced in an organ by increase of its interslilial con nective lissue also degenera tive replacement of tissues of the spinal cord or brain by ncuroglia tissue which fills Ihe interstices and supports the es sential elements of nervous tis sue especially in the brain spinal cord and Khrushchev is 70 Jespersen was vague on the precise nature and gravity of Khrushchevs reported illness He described it only as sclero sis a term which medically is very broad The most severe form of this disease is disseminated sclero sis which damages the brain reportedly is stricken and can lead to total paralysis Other milder forms of sclerosis reduce control over physical movements a Danish medical authority said Jespersen was one among many leaders of Communist parties in Europe who went to Moscow to find out what was behind Khrushchevs ouster last month The first reason given out in Moscow was that the Communist party Central Committee and Ihe Supreme Spvict Presidium granted NS Khrushchevs request to be re lieved of his duties because of his advanced age and deterio rating health To most who had seen him just prior to his descent into ob livion he had appeared in fairly rugged health Later however the word be gan to spread that Khrushchev had been ousted because of bad handling of the Cuban affair Soviet agriculture the dispute with the Chinese Communists Whether the word thai Jes persen brought from Moscow was intended to bick away toward the original line could not be determined at once Jespersen lislcci three rea sons for Khrushchevs resigna tion Age illness and adminis trative mistakes Arabian king is dethroned DAMASCUS Syria AP Saudi Arabias King Saud was dethroned Monday and his broth er Crown Prince Faisal was proclaimed king of the oilrich desert state Mecca Radio an nounced Information Minister Jamil Al Jujailan read a statement over Mecca Radio saying Cabi net ministers and religious con sultative council in joint ses sion Monday morning approved the dethronement of Saud 62 and the proclamation of Faisal 8 as the third monarch of Saudi Arabia The broadcast announced aft sr the ministers statement that had accepted the deci iion The broadcast said nothing about Sauds future plans but reports circulating in the Arab world the past few days he ailing exmonarch had been king since his fathers death in 1953 may go to live somewhere in Europe Reports of the change had swept impending the Arab Polls all say victory for LBJ May be landslide NEW YORK AP The are unanimous They point o victory for President Johnson But Sen Barry Goldwater ays hell win I know the polls dont agree with me but they never have ic said Friday night A nationwide Associated Vess survey of polls showed igures indicating Johnsons ercentage of the popular vote might approximate the 20th entury highs The 20th century record is ranklin D Roosevelts 608 per ent of the vote in 1936 against Lepublican Alf Landon Repub ican Warren G Harding got S04 per cent in 1920 Dwight D Eisenhower got 574 per cent in 956 world for several days in the wake of meetings of princes anc religious leaders in Saudi Ara bia Faisal was real ruler of the country since ailing King Sauc was forced from power in late 1962 According to reports in Beiru and Cairo Sauds health has deteriorated gravely in the pas few months so that fears have been felt for his survival In this situation to avoid any new pow er struggle between factions in Saudi Arabia Faisal was urged lo lake Ihe throne Informanls in Beirut who recently returned from Saud Arabia said ailing Saud will be free to keep his royal allowance and go to a European capital possibly Vienna If he wishes to remain in Sau WJln di Arabia he will be permitted to do so they added but with almost no contact with anyone Saud has been treated in Switzerland and the United States in recent years for eye trouble a stomach ulcer high blood pressure and general de bility Saud was a generous spender during his reign and Faisal ob jected to it Saud had fleets of American limousines rented out entire hotels on his trips abroad and often bestowed gold watches on airline hostesses Faisal a reformer claimed lhal Saud was loo lavish wilh Saudi Arabias oil income and that the money should be poured into projects to improve the lot of the nations six mil lion people Faisal became the real ruler last February after he defeat ed Saudin a power struggle Immediately Faisal imposed austerity n the desert king dom Gone were Sauds fleet of was permitted to keep one and the Saud palace household of 5000 slaves pen sioners princes courtiers and guards lultman Republican candidate for governor still had no com ncnl Monday regarding a Sal irday statement by LI Gov William Mooty which took issue vith Hultmans disclosure of a 10yearold drunk driving charge against Democratic Clov Har FATAL WRECKAGE Resting in a ditch with its left side sheared off is the car in which Rockwell farmer Elmer D Darg was killed about four and a half miles south of Mason City on Sun N Iowa man dies in crash day morning Jn the left background on its side is the other car involved in the collision It is owned by Robert Leroy Busick of Mason City Deputy Sheriff Jerry Koerber stands at the right r I A Rockwell man 72yearold Elmer D Darg was killed in stantly when the aulo he was driving was involved in a Iwo car accident four and a half to scep at the wheel miles south of Mason City on Highway 65 aboul am Sunday Dargs wife Ella Mae was hospitalized as a result of the crash She suffered internal in juries and a broken leg Driver of the olhcr car Rob ert Leroy Busick 511 S Fill more escaped injury A truck driver meeting the vehicles gave this account of the accident to Highway Patrol man DeWaync Frampton Dargs vehicle was demol ish erj Officers said Busick appar and his car veered into the0 car as it was passing Busick said he does not remember any thing before the wreck and could not recall the collision itself Darg was a semiretired farm er in the Rockwell area where he had lived for 25 years He was born Aug 26 1892 at Pomeroy Iowa lo Thomas and Laurina Darg He is survived by his widow a son Roberl and three grand children Robert Jr Barbara viv t I I V if v V J an aviic r L dmpuin iijut L juaiuaia He said Ihe Darg car pulledjand Marilynn Darg all of Rock out to pass the Busick vehicle when they collided Both vehi cles veered into the ditch on the east side of the highway Bu sicks car rolled over on its side n the ditch while the Darg auto smashed into a tree The long election drive grinds to halt in nation WASHINGTOJN CAP The ong strident election campaign omes to a close Monday with very indicator of a compuler ed pollconscious era poinling oward viclory for Presidenl ohnson In 28 years of elapsed time Beginning al am CST uesday in some New England owns and winding up with the losing of polls in western Alas a some 70 million Americans choose a president 25 gov rnors 435 House members and i senators Although he no predic ons on the extent of the victory e confidently expects Presi erit Johnson obviously hoped e would roll up more than the enturys record 608 per cent of vote registered for Franklin Roosevelt in 1936 This would ve him a massive victory in le 538vote Electoral College GOP presidential nominee arry Goldwater was predicting the upset of the century would make him the winner despite the poll indicators against any such result Pri vately his aides were conced ing only Massachusetts Connec ticul Rhode Island Alaska and Hawaii lo President Johnson Aidos of Johnson said thoy had given up only on Mississippi and Alabama They believe they have a chance to carry every oWjer stale including Johnsons native Texas and Goldwalers native Arizona The two standard bearers make final televised bids for votes Monday night The President and his running mate Sen Hubert H Hum phrey will appear on a pre taped program arranged for 9 pm CST on he NBC network Goldwater and bis running mate Rep William E Miller will appear on a pretaped 9 pm CST nrogram to be carried by CBS Johnson headed for Texas Monday afternoon for election eve campaigning in Houston Pasadena and Austin Then he will fly with his family to their Johnson City home to await Tuesdays returns Goldwater hatlling lo win vital California spoke Monday in San Francisco Monday night he ends his votehunting travels in the little Arizona town of Fre donia where he wound up bolh of his Senate campaigns Then he flies to Phoenix to spend Election Day with at their home overlooking the Ari zona desert Miller spent Sunday in Wash ington and planned to remain in the capital Monday before going to his Lockport NY home Tuesday Humphrey had rallies M o n day in Los Angeles and Sail Lake City before winding up in well A brother Floyd and two sis ters Mrs Edith Peterson and Mrs Manferd Seath all of Al berl Lea Minn also survive He was preceded in dealh by its parents a daughter in in fancy a brother and a sister Funeral services will be at 2 pm Tuesday in Ihe First Meth odist Church of Rockwell with the Rev Leon Wallace official ng Burial will be in Mount Vcrnon Cemetery near Burch nal Pallbearers selected are Cecil Bosch Waller Lorenzen Don ald Best Paul Paulsen Ronald Petersen and Woodrow Berg man Mrs Walter Lorenzen and Edith Meyer will be in charge of flowers Frank Smith and Paul Pruin wiJl be ushers at the church Organist will be Mrs J C Kaiser and soloist Orville Witte Friends may call at Ihe Pat terson James Murphy Chapel at Rockwell SLICED OFF CAR A tangled pile of wreck age lies beside a tree after a crash which killed Elmer D Darg Rockwell farmer The left side of the Darg vehicle was sliced off when it hit the tree The death car is shown in the background Report passenger shot plane pilots WASHINGTON AP AjPhilippines passenger deeply in debt andSfor a San insured for pumped shot I was try CAMPAIGN 2 SAME AVItck Flag Mtani U bullets into the two pilots of an flight last Aeronautics Board said Monday The plane airliner during a May Ihe Civil who was working Francisco depart Hultman Mooty disagree On bringing up drunk case CEDAR RAPIDS Evan Nixon makes charge Cites laxity in base defense MILWAUKEE Wis AP Thn Pentagon had a twoday advance warning that its Bien Hoa air base in South Viet Nam was exposed to Communist attack but apparently took no action says former Vice Presi dent Richard M Nixon Two days before Ihe attack the Pentagon was warned there was danger but there was no dispersal of the bombers Nix on told a news conference Sun day night They were knocked out on the ground like silting clucks by mortar fire Nixon blamed too much civilian interference with tha US military commander for the Viol Cong attack which left Americans dead wounded and 27 aircraft damped or destroyed He called the raid the worst military disaster since Pearl Harbor and said it was a great reflection on the com mand structure In Washington the Pentagon said there would be no immedi ate comment on Nixons state ment old Hughes Sen Barry Goldwatcr charged Hullrnan who brought thelMondav lnal he sheer incom case Into hc campaign during pctcnce o Democratic strale Friday looming debate withlsists has set the USbackcd Hughes in DCS Moincs was on communism in South Monday for a campaign speech iVet Nam nn the brink of dis u n L I aster Hultman when questioned A While House spokesman Saturday about the Mooty com mcnt would not discuss it di rectly He did however defend his calling attention to he 50 yearold case involving Hughes Mooty disagreed with the Hult man disclosure at a political said Sunday hat a 1 aircraft lost in the Viet Nam raid an being replaced on orders from President US military lourccs mid the disastrous Communist attack on sSech Dl ue S Id M J repeated at a nr tnnre afternoon Moofy had made no comment concerning the case in brief ap ranees at Charles City and Mason City earlier Saturday Mooty said if there was a discrepancy in application for iccnsc early this year this is a matter for administrative not political ac mcnt store Along with his 40 fellow passengers and three crew members he died in the crash near San Ramon only 21 miles from the Oakland Air crashed into a low Californialporl The plane was hill killing 44 persons Nev to San Francisco As Ihe Pacific Air Lines planet CAB said Gonzales was going down a highpitched bought a revolver and ammuni voice cried into ils radio syslon on Ihe evening of May 6 lem showed the gun to numerous friends told one of them he Skippers Weve been in ta help The somewhat garbled mes sage recorded on tape and made public earlier was the last word from the plane before it crashed and exploded In reporting Monday on its in Sg intended to shoot himself told others he would die MayTJ or 7 It also said he bought insurance policies at the airport Their total All such shortterm accident policies carry suicide exclusion clauses and as this crash did not qualify as an accident there rAR h CAB said that its crash experts working with the Federal Bu reau of Investigation had con cluded that the probable cause cf the May 7 crash was the shooting of the captain and the first officer by a passenger Francisco Gonzalos 27 was a native of the thewas no R L Piper San Francisco su pervisor for Insurance Company of North American Companies Last Aug 6 a new rule went into effect requiring that the door separating the passenger cabin from the crew cabin on all scheduled airlines be kept locked during flight ion He said the charge was filed against Hughes in 1054 in Flor la although a Look Magazine had said Hughes hadnt akcn a drink since 1952 Records in the State Safety Department showed Hughes re plied no to a question on a chauffeurs license application early this year as to whether his license ever had been sus pended or rcvokcc either in owa or another state The rcc rd has a notation that there vas a revocation Mooly Republican seeking re lection said that it is re grettable that an outdated per onal matter has been injected nto the campaign for the gov The philosophy and platform if the Democrat Party Mooly aid have many flaws which oukl seriously affect Iowas fu ure These arc the real issues It is not necessary to delve nto past history and attempt to discredit individual candidates The governor has conducted himself with dignity with re at a iozen or more bases in South Viet Nam Whats surprising is that Hie Viet Cong did not strike soon er an American major at Bien lloa said When it suits Ineni Ihe governors am smc thcv wi do it again a chauffeurs Some predicted that the sprawling Tan Son Nhut airbase in Saigon might be the next Viet Cong tarRct Gen William C Westmore land commander of US forces n Viet Nam said elaborate measures had been taken to protect aircraft at Bien Hoa and other key bases Some US military sources lowcver believe that given tha VIET RAID Continued on Page 2 l at his lem which the governor has ob viously successfully resolved Minnesota man killed in attack WINNEBAGO iMinn Minnesota youth Ronald T OKeefc 20 was killed in Satur days raid by Communists on the South Viet air base at Bien Hoa his parents learned Sunday Melvin OKeefc a farmer I near this southern Minnesota bring up community said Monday the personal prohfamily rcccivec a telegram Judge critical I5ES MOINES Munic ipal Judge Ray Harrison has criticized Atty Gen Evan Hult man for bringing up in the cur rent political camnaign a 10 yearold drunken driving charge against Gov Harold Hughes Judge Harrison who organ ized an honor class for alcohol ics in his court said Sunday that he has known the Demo cratic governor since Hughes joined Alcoholics Anonymous in 1054 In a statement the judge said that one who lives steadfastly and heroically becomes an in spiration to others This Gov Hughes has done from the Air Force advising that Ronald a specialist fourth class was killed He had entered the Air Force in March 1963 and went seas last January OKecfe said his son had writ ten only a few days ago that he was training a replacement and that he expected to be home by Christmas Ronald worked on helicopter maintenance On the inside Editorials 4 North Iowa news 4 news 74 Sports JJJ2 Bowlino nows 13 Latest markets 14 Mason Cify C4sr nows lt19 ;