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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWS PAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I O W A N N II H B O S HOME EDITION and United Preia rull Wirw Crate a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 21 1957 ThU Paper ol Two 13f keM World Around Us Finns Hove Euphonious Language Number 106 EDITORS NOTE This it of scries of daily by our editor on a trip by air around the world By W EARL HALL IN THE AIR BETWEEN HEL SINKI AND STOCKHOLM To the Finns its Suomi not Fin land Thats the way it shows up on public buildings and other places where youd expect to fine Finland What does it mean The natives dont know its jusi the word that came down to them from their forefathers In contrast with many of their northern European neighbors the Finns speak a euphonious lan guage It has an abundance of vowels and dearth of harsh r is often com pared with Ital ian although in fact its much closer to Hun garian and Es thonian Swedish and W iARL HALL Finnish history have been inseparably intertwined down through the years For centuries Swedish was the offi cial language and even today a considerable number of Finnish citizens speak only Swedish The Lapplanders in Finlands north ern reaches have their own lan guage Close Ties More than 90 per cent of all Finns are members of the Evan gelical Lutheran Church which is closely tied to the state Since 1923 there has been complete freedom of years of children Governmentally Finland is a republic operating under a con stitution and a unicameral legis lature Because there are several political parties coalition gov eminent has been the rule with a period or two of government by a minority party with the con sent of the others Theres a President and a cab inet headed by a Prime Minister Within recent weeks the country has been saddened by the death of President Juho Kusti Paasikivi a much beloved patriarch similar in many ways to West Germanys Adenauer Urho Kekkonen moved upfrom Prime Minister is con sidered a worthy successor He was named by the Parliament Modern City Helsinki approaching the half million mark is a city of modern buildings and broad streets The display of large neons is sug gestive of an American citys night skyline Our Vaakuna Ho tel proved a model of convenience and luxury It was completed five years ago just ahead of the 1952 Olympic Games Finns look back with pleasure and pride to that significant event My colleague on this trip was a guest here at that time and he met up with his Helsinki hosts at the airport this morning we were boarding our Finnair plane for Swedens capital In typical Suomi hospitality they had going away remembrances for both of us Late Sunrise My view of the principal sta dium used by the 1952 Olympics had to be in the semidarkness of a winter forenoon in Helsinki the sun doesnt put in appear ance until 10 But I could make out the tower at the entrance to the giant oval and sense the stadiums adequacy for its assignment Finns have a deep apprecia tion of their national heroes Mannerheim with a principal street named for Sibelius of music Kivi the Passikivi and not least Paavo Nurmi one of historys alltime athletic greats Hes now a suc cessful Helsinki Circumstances have forced Fin land into a closer cooperation with Communist Russia than the typical Finn would wish But theyre not without hope Theyve been heartened by developments in Hungary and what they may portend for the worlds free peo Pto AP Wlrephoto SPRINGS came in like a lamb for Nancy Susan Spurling 3 San Mateo Calif The first day of the new season found her with a brand new friend a little lamb who just arrived at her daddys ranch Ask Annual Meeting of Legislature DES MOINES W the Iowa Legislature would begin meeting anually in 1962 if a resolution ap proved by the House Thursday ul timately becomes effective The resolution is in the form of a constitutional amendment An amendment to become effective must be approved by two succes sive sessions of the Legislature and then by a voteof the people in the subsequent general election If the resolution successfully completes that course the Legis lature would meet at the regular session as usual in 1961 and in the following year the annual ses ons would begin The House adopted the resolu tion and sent it to the Senate by a vote Of 1001 The measure is similar to one which was passed in the House also in the last two sessions but in those previous two cases it died in the Senate Also sent to the Senate was bill providing that beginning in the school year of 19581959 a school district may not have a teacher unless it will have at least eight pupils SAME 147 21zck trsfFis to past Approve Speed Limits Senate Ends Hassle Long DES MOINES A comprom ise speed limit bill providing for maximum speeds of 70 miles an lour in the daytime and 60 h at night on Iowa highways was passed by the Iowa Senate and sent to the House Wednesday The vote on the measure was 3316 It came at the end of nearly two days of wearisome de bate The bill in the form in which i passed was described by Sen Alan Vest RSac City as a dis tinct compromise much less tha what the proponents of the bil want but more than its opponent The measure now goes to th House where another debate i in prospect Little Resemblance The bill in its final form bor little resemblance to the firs measure introduced in the Sen ate The original bill sponsored b 22 senators called for speed lim its of 65 in the daytim and 55 at night on primary high ways 50 oa secondarj roads 25 in urban dis tricts and up to 70 on four lane highways An amendment by Sen Ves put the bill in its final form A passed it would make the 706 speed limits apply to all high and towns ways outside cities and would permit drivers speed up when passing other ve hides Vests 2722 Vote amendment was proved 2722 as a substitute for another proposed amendment b Jen Lawrence Putney RGlad Putney wanted to elimi nate a daytime limit and set the night speed at 60 miles an hour In opposing a fixed speed limit Sen J T Dykhouse R Rock said I think our rea onable and prudent speed law las made a better safety record taking the over the ears than any fixed speed lim t law in other The bill however has an ex ception clause removing the peed limit when one vehicle is passing another Sen D C Nolan RIowa City ondemned the clause saying We might as well have no speed aw as to have the exception Sen Jack Sehroeder RDaven an opponent of the speed imit bill called the compromise version a Steering Committee Clears Controversial Schools Bill DES MOINES House Steering Committee late Wednes day approved a bill to require all school districts to have a high school by July 1 1962 It was expected to touch off an major battle in a program of the State Department of Public Instruction to force reorganization JEAN SIBELIUS FINLAND peo ple of Finland hold in special reverence those who have brought fame to their little country High on the list as Editor Hall points out in his travel article to the left is Jean Sibelius one of the worlds truly great composers of modern times Most popu lar of his works is his Finlan national anthem in Fin land but used as a church hymn in other lands on small school districts The Steering Committee also passed out a bill that would give the State Commerce Commission the right to settle controversies between utilities and common car riers and cities and towns The commission would be given cer tain control over rates and serv ices Another Steering Committee bill would enable cities to use federal funds to clear slum areas and build low cost housing areas through bond financing The bill has passed the Senate The House Schools Committee recommended passage of a bill that wpuld require all schools to offer driver training courses Any one 16 years old passing such a course automatically would get a drivers license PILL SALES WASHINGTON Food and Drug Administration told Congress Thursday that doctors in 1956 wrote 34 million pre scriptions for tranqullizer drugs Agend GREETINGS IN BERMUDA President Eisenhower chats with ernor Lt Gen John Woedall and Britains Prime Minister Macmillan after arriving m the West Indies colony for new talks Macmillan reached Bermuda by plane six hours before Eisenhower landed by Navy cruiser Huge Check Kiting Ring Is Broken DES MOINES Iowa livestock dealers were arraigned on federal postal fraud charges here Thursday in what U S Dist Arty Roy L Stephenson des cribed as giant check kiting scheme in which the tota volum of checks floated totalec more than million Stephenson said two low banks both insured by the Insurance suffered a total initial loss of in connection with the transactions Arraigned before U S Commis sioner E E Poston on the charges were Merle Mersman 42 Route 1 Colo Iowa Eldon Viers 44 Marshalltown and Howard Stout 51 Oskaloosa AH three waived to the grand jury Initial Loss The federal information said the State Bank of Gladbrook suf fered an initial loss of on check transactions of Viers and Mersman and an initial loss of on transactions of Viers and Stout The complaint against Viers and Stout also said the Ma haska State Bank at Oskaloosa also suffered an initial loss of on the transactions of the two men Government officials said the xansactions constitute the larg est checkkiting case on record in the nation Chocks Exchanged It is charged the men ex changed checks of approximately he same amount on their respec ive banks over a twoyear period knowing there were insuffi cient funds to pay said As t i m e went on Stephenson said the checks were increasedin their total amounts The three men were arrested at their respective homes at 7 Thursday by the U S mar shal and his staff VANDERBJLT WEDS CHICAGO Harvey 20 Chicago socialite and Alfred Gwynae Vanderbilt 44 multi millionaire sportsman were mar ried recently in Mexico City it was announced Wednesday night DOITYOURSELF INCOME TAX KIT DETROIT firm of accountants here is offering a special Income tax pack age deal for doityourself enthusiasts For you get one days rental of an adding machine a stamped envelope addressed to the Internal Revenue Service and extra tax forms Advice is extra 3 Killed in Collision of 2 Aircraft MOLINE A plane In difficulty and a second plane sent aloft to check on its landing gear collided in the air Thursday kill ing three persons The victims all connected with the Airlanes Service Co at the Moline airport had gone up to inspect a twinengine Cessna 310 which developed landing gear trouble after taking off from the Moline airport In some manner the plane col ided with the disabled plane pi oted by Phil Johnson He later brought his plane down safely and escaped injury Killed in the crash of the sec ond plane were William Rissman 34 Muscatine Iowa head of the Airlines Service Chester Loose Davenport Iowa the firms head mechanic and Mar vin Jones an employe of the firm Deere Co had bought the lanes from the firm only recent Syrian Forces Fire on Israeli Positions TEL AVIV Israel brces opened fire on Israeli posi tions east of Lake Huleh in north ern Israel Wednesday a military ipokesman announced Thursday Intermittent fire continued for wo hours the spokesman said He added there were no Israeli casualties Brewster Hazy About His Income WASHINGTON UP Frank W Brewster Western Teamsters Union boss testified Thursday do not know why he reportet different income tax and labor de partment forms but that no eov erup was involved The discrepancy in figures in the two reports was brought out at a fastmoving hearing in which Senate served a formal deinand for Brewster to turn overall his personal finan cial records Brewster agreed The investigators also con fronted Brewster with an account of Teamsters Union money used to buy a automobile for the girl friend of the 69yearold driv er of his race horse van Brewster identified his signa ture on a check which a Senate staff investigator said figured in the automobile purchase but he swore he knew nothing about the matter The committee put before Brew ster documents purporting to show that he listed income oi from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in a 1955 report to the Labor Depart ment but reported income from the same source in his in come tax returns I dont know what this Brewster said He said he would ask Fred Vercchueren a Seattle accountant he said made out the forms to explain Postponement of Two Bills Recommended DES MOINES The House Tax Revision Committee recom mended Thursday indefinite post ponement of a measure which would exempt from the sales tax purchases by literary scientific charitable benevolent agricul tural and religious institutions and societies The committee also voted to indefinitely postpone a bill to allow deduction from taxable gross income for state IN MINNESOTA Five Die in Crash Futile Rescue Try BEJOU Minn UP Five persons were killed three by electrocution in a futile rescue attempt Thursday after a car smashed into a power line pole on 59 one mile north of here Bejou is near Crooks ton in northwestern Six other persons were in jured in the accident Two were killed outright in the car and the three others died trying to pull the bodies out of the car after it landed in a waterfilled ditch Eight Passengers Authorities said there were eight passengers in the car driven by William E Schultz 27 Winger who was killed Donald Haugen 20 Winger was the other crash vic tim The impact of the crash snapped hot power lines and dangled them into the water where the car landed Waded Into Ditch Killed trying to aid the vic tims were Marvin Duncan 18 Fosston Orville Rolf Fosston a passenger in Dun cans car and Clark HoidahL 21 Winger Both Duncan and Hoidahl drove up to the scene of the crash shortly after 1 a m and waded into the ditch after the victims only to die of electro cution instantly authorities said Schultz and Haugen were electrocuted in the car The water in the ditch was only a foot and a half deep Two Burlington Women Killed in Auto Accident BURLINGTON W parked car carrying five women shot oui of control when one of the wom en accidentally stepped on the ac celerator killing two of them Wednesday Dead are Miss Clara Saunder son retired Burlington school teacher and Miss Greta Smith also of Burlington The other three women were injured and taken to a hospital here They were Irene Knopp driver of the car reported in critical condition and Dora Hoff man and Grace Thomas said to be in fair condition The five were returning from a church circle meeting when VIrs Knopp stopped to let one of the women out Police said the accelerator ap jarently was depressed by one of he women and the car lurched forward It crossed an intersec ion jumped a curb smashed wo walk railings and a small fence then crossed another inter section before ramming a tree Bermuda Parley Opened Arms Cutback Also Aired FROM OTIB WIRE SERVICES TUCKERS TOWN Bermuda President Eisenhower and Prims Minister Macmillan assigned top priority to the Middle East crisis including Suez and EgyptianIs raeli problems at the opening of their formal negotiations Thurs day The session opened at the Mid Ocean Club where chiefs of the two governments met with their advisers Real start of the top level quest for fullscale restoration of the BritishAmerican partnership in world affairs began at a three hour dinner Wednesday night however when the President and Prime Minister and secretaries of state reviewed world issues Second Position As a result of that globecircling talk the Middle East crisis was put first as a topic of discussion with good prospect that it will come up also at later times dur ing the conference which contin ues through Saturday While no announcement was made it seemed probable that second position for discussion would be Britains plans for cut backsin its worldwide military commitments American officials foresaw a se rious possibility the United States may have to make new commitments of its own to keep the free worlds military guard up The top aides in foreign affairs Secretary of State John Foster Dullesi anjl British Foreign Secre tary Selwyn Uoyd met first to organize the agenda for the open ing1 business meeting According to the best available information from both British and American sources President Ei senhower planned to do most of the listening in the first stage of the conference and let the British take the initiative Map Strategy Thursdays session was the first formal meeting across the pol ished conference table in the club ounge where Mr Eisenhower met n 1953 on a similar mission with Britains Winston Churchill and Frances Joseph Laniel Most of the items that will come up in the threeday conference were touched upon Wednesday night by Eisenhower Macmillan Dulles and Lloyd at a private din ner They broke off the meal early n the evening and adjourned to heir own camps to map strategy or Thursdays talk PRfCB SOOGT NEW YORK magazine announced Wednesday t will raise its single copy price rom 20 to 25 cents effective with he April 1 issue which will go n the newsstands next week Hammarskjold Opens Talks With Top Egyptian Officials income tax purposes of pay re ceived by a member of the armed forces AP Wtrephoto M has released this heavilyretouched v of its new F105 jet fighter the Republic Thunderchief The plane still undergoing tests is supersonic but its top speed has not been disclosed The re touching hides details which are still classified CAIRO Secretary eral Dag Hammarskjold Thurs day began talks with top Egyp ban officials in an effort speed agreement on operation of the Suez Canal and to ease Arab Israeli tensions still threatening the Middle East with violence Arriving in Cairo after mid night by plane Hammarskjold talked with his aides rested brief ly at his hotel and then went to see Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Fawzi The secretary general was to call on President Nasser later Thursday Egypt was expected to balk at the plea Hammarskjold reported ly will make for an EgyptianIs raeli proclamation of nonbelliger ency It was believed Hammarskjold would call for such pledges as a major curb against renewed war fare and that Israel would agree to talk peace with their Arab neighbors Nasser already has won a ma jor victory over the Gaza ques tion His civil administrators were back in the strip despite earlier Israeli warnings BOMB KILLS FOUR TREVISO Italy UP Four persons Including two children were killed here when a bomb exploded police said day The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy through Friday High Fiday 38 42 Low Thursday night 2730 Iowa Considerable cloudiness through Friday Light rain spreading northeastward across the state ending ex treme west by evening and over the remainder of the stata Thursday night Low Thursday night 2535 Minnesota Mostly cloudy little temperature change GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Thursday Maximum Wednesday 38 Minimum Wednesday night 29 At 8 Thursday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 31   

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