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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWSPAPIRTHAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Pull Lease Wires The World Around Us Sweden Not Without Its i Problems Number 108 EDITORS This is one of a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world How people live and how they fee toward America are more em phasized by Mr Hall than scenic features By W EARL HALL N THE AIR OVER SWEDEN EN ROUTE TO OSLO Even though Sweden has managed to avoid war for almost a century and a half it still has some prob lems At least a few of these were apparent to me on my two days here and I was impressed by how similar they are to our own American problems One of these is liquor control For 40 years from 1914 to 1954 Sweden had national prohibi tion I had for gotten As in our country it seemed to be more breached than observed and repeal was ordered High hope has given way to recogni tion that the problem doesnt admit of any W EARL HALL easy solution The increase in the consump tion of spirits since repeal is re flected in the fact that arrests for drunkenness have increased 225 per cent over the last year of prohibition A trouble based on too much liquor hasnt been alle viated by supplying more New corrective measures are being sought High Taxes But the commonest gripe here as in most other lands Ive dis covered is high taxes and high living costs Sweden has man aged as Finland has not to keep its money rather stable Kroners the monetary unit are still about five to our dollar But under a system of extreme paternalism in which the govern ment assumes major responsibil ity for housing transportation communications and many an other area of life left to the indi vidual in our country its inevit able that the taxcollector should lake a far greater bite out of in comes than the grocer or any body else Guarantees are written into the law that no more than 85 per cent of a total income can be claimed in taxes no matter how great it is But in the practical working out of things the gov ernment lake ranges close to that level for large numbers of Swedes State Religion Lutheranism is the slate reli gion here Until 1952 it was re quired of all citizens but then the matter was left to the individual Interestingly enough only 2 per cent of the people have elected to withdraw from the church Ad herence to the state church is still obligatory upon the King and his ministry Sweden currently is in the midst of an educational reform program designed to lailor school needs to the individual child rather than conforming to a set pattern Schooling starts at age 7 and is compulsory for eight years with more for those of demonstrated capacity English instruction starts in the fifth year of school Nearly everybody here under stands and speaks a good bit of our language Royalty Revered Swedes love both the institu tion of the crown and the per sonalities of the present royal family King Gustav Adolf VI looks like an American business man Theres less of glamor in him than there was in his tennis playing father Gustav V who died in 1950 at 92 Queen Louise is a sister of Britains Lord Mountbalten and an aunt of the Duke of Edinburgh But the real apple of Swedens eye is its llycarokl touslchaired little crown prince Carl Gustav grandson of the royal couple He got pushed ahead on the regal timetable at the age of one year when in 1947 his father was killed on the same airplane crash in Denmark that brought death to American Opera Star Grace Moore Theres a striking facial re semblance between this lad des tined to start his rule over Swe den before too long the king is 75 years old and Britains Bon nie Prince In him rest tht hopes of 7 million Swedes Seven Onts a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 23 1957 This Paper Consists Two One No 141 SEISMOGRAPH TAKES A BEATING cher University of California seismologist measures some of the lines recording the severity of the earth shocks The heaviest tremor record at left knocked the instrument out of kilter Beck Is Next on Probe List WASHINGTON w Senate rackets investigators said Saturday Teamsters Union cash kept going to Dave Beck even after he was promoted from the unions West Coast boss to its presidency in 1952 Robert F Kennedy said this is one of the points that will be brought out when Beck is called to the witness stand next Tuesday Aftershocks of Quakes Felt in San Francisco Populace Is Given Sea re Worst Shocks Since 1906 Kennedy is chief counsel of thef special Senate committee prob ing alleged racketeering in labor and industry Kennedy said the which Beck repaid West Coast units of the Teamsters Union starting in 1954 after federal in come tax agents began digging into his affairs is by no means the end of the picture on Mr Huge Loan Kennedy also said the commit tee knows where Beck got the money to make the re payments He did not elaborate Beck the teamsters rotund chief has said he b o r r o w e d to 000 from t h e union without interest or se curity But he said he has re paid it all Beck says he b o r rowed the money before became BECK teamsters president years ago Committee investigators testi fied Friday their study of union records indicates no loans to Beck Vice Profits The committee Friday wound up for the time being at least its hearings on activities of team sters officials on the West Coast During those hearings the com mittee heard testimony linking some West Coast officials of the union with alleged efforts to take over vice profits in Portland Ore There also were charges that some of these officials dipped into union funds to pay for their homes racing stables and other personal expenses Present plans call for the com mittee to hear briefly from Beck on Tuesday then recess for three or four weeks During that inter val it expects to hear in private from about a dozen as counsel Kennedy put it on Becks affairs Woman Gives Birth to Quints but All Die Later ROOSENDAAL Holland UP A 28yearold houscwive gave birth prematurely to quintuplets Saturday but all of them died within five hours Mrs Cornelia Van HasselHey nen who also has twoyearold Iwin boys was reported in good condition following the rare birth The quintuplets were born after a pregnancy of six months The total weight of all five three boys and two girls was pounds Light Rain Snow to Cross Iowa Light rain was expected to spread northeastward across western and southern Iowa by Saturday night with a chance of snow or mixed rain and snow in western Iowa late in the day The Weather Bureau also said rain or mixed snow and rain was a possibility in the southern and east and central sections of the state Saturday night Temperatures Friday were pleasant with highs ranging from 46 degrees at Mason City to 54 at t uuftliu LIU LUt ai HJI imiMI CUIU Des Monies Burlington and 01night At the seismo SAN FRANCISCO Ufi Four more light earthquakes Saturday following Fridays stunning jolts caused an air of uneasiness in the city But most residents took the attitude that the worst was over Mayor George Christopher said property loss is bound to go into some millions of He called an emergency meet ing to appraise the results of the worst quake to hit San Francisco since the 1906 disaster A sharp aftershock awakened many at CST There were at least three later minor twitches of the earth in the morn ing hours Restless Night Residents of the southern end of the city where the quakes Friday were felt most strongly and on San Francisco peninsula spent a restless night as the earth continued to vibrate and their houses trembled A threealarm fire in midtown San Francisco followed on the heels of the tremor that jolted many residents out of their sleep shortly after midnight But Assl Fire Chief Bruno Bassi said the fire was probably not caused by the quake The aftershock followed by several less severe hit at a m Fridays quakes jolted San Francisco and the bay area in juring 30 persons and causing mi nor but widespread damage al most impossible to assess Father John Weber S seismologist at Santa Clara Uni versity said Saturdays after shock had a Richter magnitude of 4 Worst Since 19M Fridays tremor the worst since the disastrous 1906 quake here had Richter reading of The 1906 shock was rated at 8 Tall buildings and the great bridge spanning the Golden Gate swayed In South San Francisco and adjacent Daly City plate glass windows shattered and su permarket shelves spilled their contents onto floors Slides blocked parts of State Route 1 along the ocean That was the result of two rap idfire heavy shocks at After shocks continued throughout the afternoon and Action on Big Bills Delayed Legislature Kept Busy EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE Mr and Mrs Louis Martinelli San neighbor Joe ScaficU survey damage done to the living roonf wall and fire place ot the Martinelli home It was typical of the loss in Fridays not severe in any one place but accumulatively high tumwa SAME Black riar means traffic death in past 24 hours I Teamsters Union Leaders Rap Rackets Investigation ST LOUIS makers representing members of the Teamsters Union Friday night assailed the Senate rackets inves tigation as unjust and deceit The charge was leveled by the 49membcr policy committee of the teamsters national ware house division embracing near ly onethird of the unions million members Earlier behind doors closed to the press mem bers of the committee and other leaders had heard speeches by two indicted teamster vice presi dents James R Hoffa and Frank W Brewster The policy committee in a statement condemned what it called the methods of the Me Clellan committee in using un savory and untrustworthy per sons as witnesses against our in ternational union without possi bility of cross examination or di rect It also forwarned the labor movement which to this point has remained largely that other unions will not escape smear tactics unless it said steps are taken to assure just and decent procedures in the committee hearings It was the strongest support yet given by union officials to labor leaders involved in the Sen ate probe Their trips to St Louis ap peared to be fence mending journeys for both Hoffa and Brewster graph at the University of Cali the bay in Berke recorded 49 shocks Most of those were so weak their tremors couldnt be fell The center of the quakes ap peared to be in the Daly City area populated by more than people The tremors extended nearly 100 miles eastward to Sacramento and 75 miles southward to Hol listcr below San Jose at the base of the San Francisco peninsula Schools Closed Schools in southern San Fran cisco were emptied for the day At San Jose 50 miles south of here plaster fell in the old Santa Clara Courthouse There the tremor exerted a brief but rolling movement Toppled water heaters flooded homes Dishes jumped from shelves and shattered Emcr gency calls went out to house holders to shut off gas when some gas lines snapped Some of the most spectacular damage was along the normally placid shores of Lake Merced in southwest San Francisco Huge chunks of Lake Merced a fourlane highway encircling the lake tumbled into the water There were 20 small but scat tered fires More than 50 alarms were reported but most were false or set off by the quake it self Most of the 30 persons injured were bruised or cut by falling or being thrown against objects No serious injuries were reported Search for Lost Plane Continued TOKYO largest Far East airsea search since the Ko rean War crisscrossed miles of the Pacific Saturday but reported no success in its hunt for a missing C97 with 67 Ameri cans aboard Planes and ships investigated report after report of objects which might bo connected with the missing plane All turned out Officers at Johnson Air Base air rescue headquarters here saici privately it was doubtful the four engined Stratocruiser was able to land on the stormtossed waters Friday without smashing to bits and killing all on board Official ly however they announced that the search will go on until every scrap of information has been checked Weary crews kept their planes in the air until lack of fuel drove SPEED RECORD SAXFOHD Fla UP The them back to their bases Long Navy claimed a speed record lines of volunteers formed at bases all over Japan to act as for he search craft A total of 66 planes from Alas ka Hawaii Guam Okinawa Ko rea and Japan took part in the giant operation along with a fleet of surface vessels All About The Weaiher Mason City Mostly cloudy with occasional showers and thun derstorms Saturday night and Sunday No important tempera ture change High Sunday around 50 Low Saturday night 3235 Iowa Rain Saturday spreading across west and south possibly changing to snow extreme west by evening Snow or rain changing to snow south and east central Saturday night Partly cloudy Sunday Colder Macmillon Ike Talks Near Close TUCKERS TOWN Bermuda President Eisenhower and Prime worked Minister to wind up Ma cm ilia n their fast Low southeast Saturday night Saturday night 2232 Minnesota Rain changing to snow colder GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 46 Minimum Friday night 26 At 8 Saturday 36 YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 27 moving Bermuda conference Sat urday with evidence that the worst wounds in BritishAmeri can relations had been healed and a working partnership ii world affairs restored Officials said there was a possi bility Ihe two Western leaders would hold a final meeting Sun day morning but it war hoped the main work could be conclud ed by Saturday night Eisenhow er plans to leave for Washington Sunday Strict Secrecy Strict secrecy was the rule for Saturdays first session between Eisenhower Macmillan and a re By DWIGHT McCORMACK DES MOINES As the 1957 Iowa Legislature moves into 10th week Monday indications are that the first two of several big appropriations bills wont be ready for debate until the follow ing week Rep George Paul chairman of the House Appropri ations Committee said he hoped to have the departmental and Board of Regents money bills out jthe first week in April i Rep Elmer Vermeer j chairman of the subcommittee on departmental appropriations and i Rep Dewcy Goode RBloom i who heads the board of re gents subcommittee estimated the two groups would complete their work by then These and other appropriations subcommit tees have spent many weeks on studies and hearings The bills on which they are working are the only ones the Legislature must pass Other Measures Meanwhile with the traditional adjournment date April 23 many other measures of general inter est and wide application are in various stages in the legislative mill Mere are the present stand ings of those measures School reorganization A Sen ate bill to require that all area in the state be in high school dis tricts by 19G2 is fifth on the cal endar of bills ready for debate in the House Another Senate meas urc to require that by 1962 all school districts have a minimum of 500 students and a high school if they arc to participate in a new type of standard state aid to schools thereafter is stuck in the House Steering Committee And a House bill system of school to revise the reorganization elections is in the hands of the Senate Sifting Committee Legislative Two of the four measures intro duced in the House arc in control of the House Steering Committee he other two remain with the House Constitutional Amendments Committee All six of the Senate bills continue with the Senate egislative Redistricting Commit ee An attempt is being made to Iraft a new bill for both houses Speed Senalc measura strictcd group of their advisers10 set lnc limits at 70 in the clay on the flight of a sleek twinjet Skywarrior on military defense and atomic mc and problems at night is in the Florida at from California an average speed hands of the House Safety Com toj That plan was followed b1 to scl a maximum when they opened the disof 7f anfl a minimum of 35 on ONE IS MASON CITYAN Seminary Students Robbed of ST LOUIS Mo tfi Two Concordia seminary students were trapped in a car here Friday and robbed of at gunpoint Police said the money was taken from Ronald Halamka 22 Moines and Richard Hinz 22 Mason City Iowa Him is ent for close BritishAmcrican the on nf th c a Minr collaboration on Middle East de the son of the Rev C A Hinz pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mason City The students told police fhey withdrew the money from a bank in suburban University City intending to take it to the school for cashing checks Halamka and Hinz are banker and treasurer respectively of the Concordia Student Bankers Assn The students told police they drove a regular shortcut route through an alley and stopped because a car blocked their way Then two men ran from a nearby garage and demanded the money The holdup men one carrying a pistol slugged the students about the face when they tried to look at them police were told The boys succeeded in getting the license number of the car occupied by the robbers This however proved to be a stolen car and was found by police not far from the place of the robbery The robbers thus got away in an apparently unidentified car more than G41 miles an hour Ajcussion of Britains diminishing is next up on the Navy A3D made tho trip in military position over the world Scnalc hours 39 minutes and 24 seconds minutes under the old mark Liquor Bilf Liquor by the House and possible U S countermens ures to maintain the free worlds strength against Soviet power jbill remains in the House Safety Meeting Going Well Committee and a Senate measura in tllc Senate Ways and Means Enough is known on the genCommittee Another Senate bill oral progress of the talks howlo prohibit saln of iiquor PVPI n nrninrln i ever to provide support for he view of officials that the meeting has gone well and the split which developed between the United States and Britain last November over the invasion of Egypt has been largely closed The U S announcement Friday tics shaped like elephants or don keys is in the Senate Sifting Committee Sales Senate measure to cut the rale back from to 2 per cent is in the hands of the Senate Ways and Means Com mittee A House measure to in crease the rate to 3 per cent for one year with thr third cent go of Americas willingness to join the military committee of the Baghdad pact was being inter1ing to the general fund pretcd here as evidence of agrccjCOntrol of the House Judiciary ment for close BntishAmcncanJCommittee No 1 A House collaboration on Middle East fense strategy against the Com munist threat Loveless Signs Four More Bills Info Law DES MOINES Her schel Loveless reported Friday he signed four more legislative bills including one to require four years instead of two years of en gineering experience for a grad uate engineer to qualify for regis tration as a professional engi neer suro calling for a similar rate on a permanent basis with the third cent going for direct and indirect school aid is being held by House Ways and Means Commit tee A Senate bill of the same kind is under the jurisdiction the Senate Ways and Means Com mittee Income Tax Income Senate bill to permit married couples to split their income give them increased exemptions and boost the rates but drop a proposed withholding system is under consideration by the Senate Sifling Committee A   

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