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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE k H m THI THAT MAKIS ALL NO T H IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIU Awocitted and United Press Full Wlrei Seven a Copy MASON CITY IOWA Wf DNESDAY MARCH 27 1957 Paper Consists ol Two Beck Purchases r The World Around Us Norwegians Get Most From Soil Number 11 1 EDITORS NOTE is one of a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world By W EARL HALL QSLO NORWAY Although Norway has a total land are a bit more than twice as grea as Iowas its total acreage suit able for being put under the plow is probably not one tenth as grca as ours How its people undei such circumstances are able to achieve such a high standard o living takes rank with any ques lion which has presented itself to me on this trip around the world In seeking the answer one of of the first things you run into is that Nor wegians utilize jusl about every foot of culliv able land even plols on Ihe sleep sides 01 the lofty tops of hills and moun tains I haven seen anything W EARL HALL like it since we left Bali two months ago Another explanation of Nor ways prosperity is the of the sea seemingly built into its people It goes back to 800 when for two centuries the Vik ings who roamed the oceans from havens on these fjordlined sea coasts were the terror of the whole world They claimed all they saw and they saw a lot Shipbuilding Spurts Now that maritime instinct manifests itself in three ways shipbuilding water commerce and fishing Before the war Nor ways ships totaled 5 million tons after the war through sinkings and German seizures that total was down to less than 3 million tons Now 10 years afterwards its back riot just to 5 million but to 9 million tons passed only by Britain and U S and leading both in some calegories Anolher Ihing hard lo under stand aboul Norway is its unique parliamentary system Once ev ery four years Norwegians go to tbe polls in a general election and name 150 members for the Stort ing or parliament Later these elected members get together and pair off into two houses one fourth to the Lagling Ihe remain der to Odelsting Complicated Setup Carl Hambro presiding officer AP Wire photo BACK Seberg 18 yearold Marshalltown actress flew into Des Moiries Tuesday night clutching a volume of Bonjour which she will read during a threeweek vacation at her home Miss Se berg who just completed film ing Saint Joan for producer Otto Premingcr will play the title role of Cecilc when the con troversial French novel is made into a movie this summer Crash Near Goodell Takes Second Life of the latter body even though he is of a minority parly explainec in some detail to me just how the two houses divide their re sponsibilities But Im not suf iiciently competent as a politica scentist to relay the information to you within my space limits Its truly complicated Much of the lime since World War II Ihe Socialist Party ha been the largest of Norways six parties The core of its member ship is drawn from the Irade un ions which gg back in Norwegian history to about 1870 The pres ent Prime Minister is Einar Ger hardsen who began his politica career as a leader of the Young Communists Foreign affairs are directed by Minister H M Lange State Church The status of the church in Norway is substantially the same as in neighboring Sweden Evan gelical Lutheran is the state church under the constitution but those not desiring to affiliate are at liberty to join another church or go churchless In the working out of things 96 per cenl of Ihe population are on the rolls of Ihe iitate church Public schooling is compulsory between 7 and 14 years Oslo University founded in 1811 is Norways largest Its impressive campus is in down town Oslo near my hotel Norways coastline if you in clude its fjords and inlets is 500 miles Its land border in cludes 122 miles touching on the Soviet Union That calls for a policy of keeping the powder And thats just what Nor way ii doing The memory of an other of Adolf Hit still fresh here Both drivers have died as the result of a twocar crash Sunday on Highway 69 north of Goodell Jerry Eckard 17 Clear Lake died early Wednesday at Bel mond Community Hospital He uffered a cervical spinal frac lire compound fractures of the eft leg and a fractured left thigh First Victim The first victim of the crash vas Roy L Shuermann 47 Ames vho was killed outright Keith Eckard 15 a brother to erry Malcolm Solby 14 and 3ruce Kaasa 14 both of Hanlon own remain in serious condition t the Belmond hospital They vere all passengers in the Eckard ar A passenger in the Shuermann uto Virgil Erbe 24 also of is in good condition Not Injured Tames Gilbertson 16 and Ger ld Fiirness 26 both of Hanlon own who were riding with the ther teenagers were not in ured Surviving are his parents five sisters Mrs John Lavonne Wa slick and Mrs Loren Jean Moore both of Mason City Mrs Harvey Norma Meyer Manly Mrs Marlyn Donna Olson Kiester and Mrs Lowell Patty Hall Hanlontown three brothers Melvin Eckard Ma son City Keith and Billy at home and a grandmother Mat tie Beal Mason City Funeral services are incom plete at the Bride Funeral Home Manly Shefferman on Sfand in Senate Rackets Inquiry WASHINGTON Nathan Shefferman Chicago public re lations consultant testified Wed nesday he made purchases total ing for Dave Beck over a period of years ending with 1953 He said I did not know it was union funds he used Items purchased ranged from washing machines and refrigera tors to knee drawers nylons and possibly garden And Shefferman said he took care of an 38 repair bill for fixing Becks false teeth in Chicago Shefferman said he believed the Loveless to Study Tax Relief Bill DES MOINES Gov Her schel Loveless said Wednesday he going to know the complete details on what it means before deciding whether to sign a meas ure that will give farmers an estimated in exemp tions from sales taxes The bill passed by the Senate 3610 would exempt farmers fron paying sales tax on gasoline or arm chemicals such as plan iprays and livestock remedies Not Decided Loveless told his new confer nee he has not definitely de cided one way or the other vhether he will sign or veto the bill He added I am not so much concerned about the loss of reve nue as I am about the principle if picking out certain items for exemption One of the questions I want to hink about is whether it is more mportant to remove the sale ax on medicine for animals 01 or During the debate on the bil n the Senate Tuesday propo nents argued that it was unfair to equire farmers to pay sales lax n gasoline used for crop produc ion when industries do not pay ales tax on power they use Tax Exemption The governor commented that he exemtpion from sales tax on ower was about the only one of ny magnitude granted to indus ry The governor said he would fa or a lax relief bill to grant ex mptions from sales or income ax to all segments of the popula on if the Legislature knows here it can replace the lost The farm bill originally passed ic House by a vote of 931 If xweless should veto it would ake a twothirds majority in each ouse to override the veto Farmers now can have refund d the sixcent a gallon gasoline ax but the state has been keep ng the per cent sales tax on lat gasoline URGE PASSAGE OF BILL DES MOINES UP The House ocial Security Committee Tues ay recommended passage of a ill to increase Iowas weekly nemploymcnt compensation from 30 for 24 weeks to for 26 reeks and raise lhe minimum lo per week About The Weather Mason City Mostly fair through Thursday High Thursday about 45 Low Wednesday night 25 Iowa Partly cloudy through Thursday with chance of light snow extreme northeast and some fog south Little tempera ture change low Wednesday night 25 north to 35 south Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Thursday through next Monday will average near normal No important temperature changes until colder Salurday or Sun day Normal lows 26 north to 31 south Normal highs 48 north to 54 south Precipitation will be light to moderate amounting to onetenth to onefourth of an inch occurring as rain or snow about Saturday or Sunday with a chance of a little light snow extreme northeast Thursday Minnesota Fair and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up Lo 8 Wednesday total might include items purchased for Dave Beck Jr and Mrs Beck The testimony to the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee came under questioning from Robert F Kennedy committee counsel who has charged that Beck channeled that sum out of Teamsters Union funds to h i s personal use through Shefferman Did you know it was union money Kennedy asked Sheffer man I did never saw any of the money the Sheffer man replied The letters were opened and the checks were tak en out by the Beck boss of the Teamsters sat slightly behind and to t h e right of Shefferman as the public relations consultant testified Beck smiled at some of Sheffer mans testimony Huge Crowd There was a huge crowd again for this second day of the commit tees inquiry into allegations that Beck may have misappropri as Chairman McClellan DArk put it some of Teamsters funds Beck himself took refuge behind the Fifth Amendment on a Jong ajid stormy session on the stand Tuesday refusing to discuss any implications of an intermixture of his and union finances or to turn over personal records He pleaded Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday ni At 8 Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum ht 43 24 35 55 34 Mason City Track Star Lost Found It Changes Meet ODESSA Tex Bill Wood house Mason City Iowa a sophomore sprint star who runs for Abilene Christian College was overlooked in rhe final plac ings of the 100yard dash in the West Texas Relays It was important to Abilene that he be found because Abi lene had tied for the title with Baylor with 53 points each A review of the films of Hie meet showed that Woodhouse had finished in a tie for second with Jerry Beck of Houston So a reshuffle of the point stand ings gave Abilene enough added points to take the meet cham pionship None of the judges at the time of the race had seen Woodhouse finish in the first five Would Resign WASHINGTON UP Sen Pat McNamara a former union official said Wednesday Team sters chief Dave Beck is giving all organized labor a black eye by refusing to testify be fore Senate investigators He said if he were in Becks shoes I would SPECIAL GUEST SAME repeatedly that answers might emphasized and repeated the to incriminate him Shefferman told the committee he was out of his office 90 to 95 percent of the time and conse quently did not have personal knowledge at the time of what money paid for the items he bought for Beck He said he paid from his own money and reim bursement came in later Purchasing Agency He was using you as a pro curing agency McClellan said Purchasing Sheffer man amended adding I dont like the word There was a ripple of laughter from the crowd Shefferman said he wanted it understood that he wasnt buying things with union funds I laid out my own he said and I was reimbursed with union The first he heard about union Shefferman said was in the tax He ap parently referred to an Internal Revenue study of Becks affairs but that line of testimony was cu off Gov Herschel Loveless center watches as Patty McPhail cancer fund raisingdrive prepares s Mr and Mrs Robert McPhail HOLDS Mc Phail holds the heralds wand of the 1957 cancer fund raising drive Her selection as Iowas youngest cancer crusader was announced by the Iowa chapter of the American Can cer Society which has its head quarters in Mason City Mason City Girl 4 Chosen to Lead Iowa Cancer Drive By BILL BENTZIN Fouryearold Patty McPhail Mason City a pretty blonde girl who has been blind since she waslSmonths old has been chosen to lead the 1957 Iowa fundraising crusade ot the American Cancer Society Patty is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert G McPhail 811 Harrison McPhail is employed by the city water department as a meter reader Patty lost one of her eyes at the age of four months and tha other at 13 months She had a cancerous disease called retinoblas which threatened to spread to her brain unless the eyes were removed Pattys parents said that they agreed to release Pattys story in the hope that it will help to pro mote the drive to educate others in the need for early detection and treatment of cancer The COMING THROUGH a huge battering ram this Rock Island Railroad snow plow hits tons of windblown snow piled into 18foot drifts in the Kismet Cut in Southwestern Kansas Two of 10 passenger trains remain marooned in the area following the weekend blizzard General Mills Is Faced by Strike MINNEAPOLIS strike of some workers at Genera Mills plants in 12 states w ordered by the American Federa tion of Grain Millers for midnight Sunday H A Schneider general secre tarytreasurer of the union said Tuesday night various locals were alerted to be ready for action He said despite several days of negotiations no settlement had been reached with the company The unions master contract ex pires Sunday He said negotia tions were continuing General Mills operates two plants at Keokuk Iowa and one at Belmond Iowa Murray Garsson 68 ExMillionaire Dies NEW YORK flMurray Gars son 68 onetime millionaire mu nitions manufacturer sent to prison for war contract frauds died Tuesday and homeless Garsson had been con victed with Rep Andrew May Kentucky Democrat on charges of bribery and conspiracy in con nection with obtaining war con tracts He was sentenced in 3949 to eight months to two years in prison and was released in 1951 Olympic Stars Wed in Prague Ritual PRAGUE Czechoslovakia American Harold Connolly and Olga Fikotova a comely Czech were married in his capital of Communist Czechoslovakia Wed nesday The medieval town hall was the setting for the civil cere mony that united the young ath letes stars of the Olympic Games at Melbourne last fall Ike Decries Any Big Cut in Spending WASHINGTON President Eisenhower said Wednesday America is going to suffer if any severe arc made in govern ment spending for such things as foreign aM and national defense Emphatically Eisenhower told his news conference he docs not believe a cut of up to billion as suggested by Sen Byrd can be made in the administra tions budget with out giving up some essential do mestic programs As for foreign aid Eisenhower said no dollars being spent today are spent more wisely for the future peace and prosperity of the world than those being put into the mutual security field More than persons sPcn1 a Rood part of his halfhour news conference Rancher Finds 200 Head of Cattle Dead GARDEN CITY Kan UP Rancher Louis Hiickstadt Tues day found 200 head of his white face cattle dead Twentytwo others out of his herd of 475 were barely alive The remain der were still missing in the bliz zard that swept the Great Plains was expounding his views regarding demands in Congress for substan tial reductions in the budget for the fiscal year starting July Over and over he expressed the view that subslanlial reductions would mean elimination or drastic curtailment of important pro grams He did go on to say that nas a sweet little there arc the field o government connection with the states for it may be possible to save some money oal of this years drive is to raise No History of Disease We have traced back through three McPhail said and have found no trace of cancer in the The biggest thing which has helped Palty to adjust to blind ness is that the McPhails have not pitied her too much We have tried lo treat her the same as the other children except for the fact that she requires things explained lo The McPhailss have four olher children Connee 11 Carmon 10 MavR Jean 6 and Karen The children enjoy playing house with her Mrs McPhail said Patty likes to put on high heel shoes and skirts Loves Musis Patty started walking when sha as 10monthsold and started talking at an early age She loves music and attends practice ses sions of the childrens choir at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Mrs C A Hinz wife of t h church pastor and choir director Two American Aid Officials Slain by Bandits in Iran TEHRAN W Two American aid officials were murdered and the wife of one of them kidnaped when bandits attacked their cnrs night Gen Alinaghi commander in chief of police announced Sunday rolpiri he Iranian Wednesday Golpiri said two Iranians also vcre killed in the incident The U S Embassy withheld dentification of the Americans ut one source said the dead were Cevin M Carroll 37 Issaquah a Poinl Four area develop ment advisor for Kerman Iran since 1951 and Brcwstcr A Wil was development specialist for the Near East Foundation and contractor for the International Cooperation Administration in Iran Goipiri said the kidnaped wom an was Carrolls wife the former Anita Huovar of Issaquah The general said the party was driving in two cars from Iran shahr in southeastern Iran to Port Chahbahar on the Persian Gulf when the bandits attacked He said the Americans exchanged fire with their atlackers for near ly an hour but the bandits finally reached the cars and attacked the son 35 Portland Ore Wilson occupants with knives V01CC Mrs Hinz says Patty has an excellent sense of tone and mem orizes songs faster than most of the others in the choir Patty also sings along with songs played on the radio programs and on the phonograph Patty started in the Sunday school three weeks ago Patty rides a tricycle very well She can ride through the rooms of the house and the hallways without ever scraping the hub She Helps Dress Herself helps dress herself and walks around he house by her self She has never fallen down lie stairs Mrs McPhail said She enjoys swinging and playing m sandpiles in the summertime as do other little girls Ice cream is her favorite dish She likes working with her hands and en ioys piling blocks and putting jeads orstrings Pally has flown an wice and really loves lew to Iowa City once to meet he governor and to Moineg I ;