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Swiss Family's Adventure of a Lifetime [ a P marck for the first of two idea-I 1 gathering sessions in preparation fo: 1 [ the sprino" convention and the 19t~I l legislature. Purpose of the scsslon ~ as to ac-i zeDt ~uidance from tlle general pub- } tic on formulation of a state Den:o- crutic platform, i Fourteen suDcommlttec:, of the [ Democratic Legislative and Plat- form committee met in the junior i college building and beard tcsti-I many from l~bbyists and citizen~i on a variety of topics, i The same groups w II meet ;n Fargo next Saturday, then Ineet i again early in February to hammc'ri out a series of key issues for the 1960 election campaigns Most of those who appeared repre- sented organizations or special in- terests, such as the North Dakota Education Assn League of Munici- palities, chiropodists, lumber teal- era. Farmers Union and special ~,ciu- cation. State Sen. John Garaas. Watford City, chairman of the committee, said most of the 14 subcommitt~es were kept busy interviewing; th,se who appeared. Democrats also plan a mail poll and a number of other hearings around the stale as a forerunner to I the elections and the next [,egtsla- lure. The bright-eyed, friendly, in- oq~. Muiaas s! IIUle,l ss!a~S aAD!s!nb world via Volkswagen bus for $I~0 a nmnth over a five-year period, visiting Europe, Asia, Africa, Aus- tralia, South America and North America. And of all the 70 countries they "have seen thus far, they like the United States best and plan to re- turn here for good when their "Around the World in 800 Days" odyssey is completed 18 months from now. Mechanical and electrical engin- eer L. A. Mottiez. his wife. Milly, and their six-year-old son, Claude, left Switzerland three years and six months ago, traveling through Holland, France. Yugoslavia, Tur- key, around the Arabian gulf to [ran. south through Asia to Singa- pore and Australia. up through Africa and northwards into Mexico and the United States through South America. Spending Monday and Tuesday m Bismarck. they visited the State Capitol. the museum ar'~d other points of interest as ~uests of var- ious service clubs and civic officials. "We have taken time to visit in every town." Mottiez. 42. says, be- cause we really want to learn about the world and its people." From Bismarck, they traveled rote South Dakota. with plans to visit the southwest states, then amble up the West Coast to Alaska. His attractive wife is very enthus- iastic about the decision to become United States citizens. "You have the highest standard of living in the world, your people are friendly and have less class distinction, and you have the highest regard for freedom," she says. "We think your country is the safest, and we think you have the world's nicest people," Mottiez adds, cheerfully acknowledging also that he has received many job offers in his tour through the states. ~luent in five languages, the Mot- tiez family can contribute much to their adopted country.Engineer Mottiez in 1948 built the first hydro- electric power plant o! French Equatorial Africa. Later he became the chief engineer of a large mining enterprise in the French Congo. His wife. Milly, who is an expert accountant received special permission to accompany him and live as the only white wo- man in this area of the African Jungle. "We are really enjoying your crisp winter weather," she says, "because we spent three years in a hot summer climate." The family has covered a total of 105,000 miles thus far. which is something like half the distance from Earth to Moon, and will have traveled 160.000 miles before they have seen the world. In the United States. six-year-old Claude is a prime example of what home teaching can do, having added a liberal smattering of English to his fluent French, Italian and Span- ish. His parents are tutoring him around the world. Like any six- year-old, he quickly took advantage of scratehpaper and scissors avail- able in the newspaper office and turned out an impressive display of paper rockets. Adventure-minded Mottiez has always sought out the unusual in which to excel. For many years he was chosen for swiss bicycle and ski competitions. In 1956, he and his family began what may be described as the big- gest and most extraordinary jour- ney which has ever been under- taken around the world. The tourist bus is ingeniously furnished with compelte camping equipment including s I e e p i n g berths, kitchen, dark room, water filter and laundry. The bus is com- pletely insulated, making it possible to bear temperatures up to 130 degrees (Bagdad). Adventure highlights thus far in- clude detention for three days by Yugoslav authorities because of a faulty visa, Suez Canal troubles caused by the war between Israel and Jordan. gangsters in Iran who specialize in holding up automobiles. primitive roads through Asia. and getting caught in the middle of the Nixon-South American affair. "Your great wealth puts your country at a natural disadvantage," the couple agrees, "and no matter how much foreign aid you provide, there are always countries which feel they are not getting their full share." The young family figures that its five-year trip will cost around $10,- 000. They feel it is a small price to pay for the most important adven- ture in their lives. ! INGRID AT SKI RESORT-Actress [ngrid Bergman a ski resort in Oslo. Norway With them (second and her third husband, Lars Schmidt. with In- h'om left) Is an urudel~ified woman '['tie chll- grld's three children by director Roberto Rossel- dren are i.~:bella {lefti. 7. Rot~eztino c~,nter). lint, tat~e a stroll in snow while vacationing at I0, anu Isotta. They are all oemg taught to ~ki, NDAC UNVEILS NEW SUPERIOR TOMATO In~er~duc~on o~ the Sheyenne tomato, an improved early home and market garden variety, is an- nounced by the department of hort- iculture, North Dakota agricultural experiment station. The new variety is similar to Cav- alier, a station introduction of 1952 The plants are determinate, or bush tyl~e, vigorous and they have a heavier foliage cover than Cavalier. The foliage diseases have not been as serious on Sheyenne as Cavalier because of the heavier foliage, In addition, s~nscalding of the fruits has not been a problem. Sheyenne is of the same matu- rity class as Cavalier and Bounty. The new variety outyields Cavalier and produces a higher percentage of sound or marketable fruits. The average fruit size is larger than that of Cavalier. The fruits are smooth, deep globes with the uni- ferm green immature fruit color and they are normally quite free Bounty and similar varieties fox" of cracks. The ripe fruit color cam- home and market garden product- ion. Its superiority is pnmarhly due to better foliage cover, resulting in less disease and sunscald problems and to its greater yields and larger average size. The department of horticulture does not have seed of this variety vail~ble for beneral distribution. A limited quantity is available for commercial increase o~ seed. .Renovated and fertilized pasture DISBELIEVES CHRIST -- T h e Rev. Harold J. Quigley, pas- t.or of the Central Presby- terian church In Haverstraw, N. Y is shown after he was suspended because he said he no longer believes in the di- vinity of Christ or that the Bible is the word of God. Reverend Quigley, 47, father of five children, has been a minister 20 years. NITROGEN UPS ~ORAGE YIELD An eastern North Dakota farmer can get more forage production without buying more land or har- vesting more acres by applying nit- rogen fertilizer. Broxaegrass has re- sponded to fertilizer rate up to and including 266 pounds of actual nitrogen per acre. The euxrent fo, age shortage makes the results of nitrogen fert- ilization even more important than in years of abundant hay and pas- ture. Increased forage production from nitrogen fertilization appears econ- omAcal up to 133 pounds of actual nitrogen an acre annually, says Dr. Jack Carter, agronomist of the N. D agricultural experiment station. Protein content and yield in- pounds have been increased great- ly with nitrogen fertilizer, andfer- tilization results in about 10 to 14 days earlier pasture available, Dr. Carter reports. Nitrogen fertiliza- tion at higher rates (133 to 266 Ibs. of nitrogen per acre) has resulted in better predation or regrowth after hay or pasture harvest. Very old bromegra~ meadows have not responded as well to nit- rogen fertilization as new stands, says Dr. Carter. New stands el bro- megrass should be fertilized with nitlogen every year. including the first harvest year, especially if fol- 'lowing a long history of grain crop growth. Though good soil moisture is nec- essary to maximum response, good responses to fertilizer have been obtained all years at Fargo, Lang- don and Edgeley. Nitrogen fertilization is neees- svry for maxianum grass seed pro- duction. Cultivated rows spaced two feet apart with 133 pounds of nitrogen annually appears best for a balance of plant numbers, nitro- gen and soil moisture. Phosphorus ~ertilization of gras- ses, alone or with all rates of nit- rogen, has not increased forage or seed production at Fargo, accord- mg to Dr. Carter. DEMOTED? -- Observers in Moscow are wondering about the ~(catus of Aleksei Kirich- enko (above), who has here- tofore been a righthand man of Premier Nikita Khrush- chev. Kirichenko has turned up as regional party secre- tary in Roster, either demot- ed or troubleshooting lagging agricultural production in the northern Caucasus. To SeeBismarck | A~re~oFeb:!5 Russians 1, sWielAln ~:r UPe fe~O ~4it~,?gBiRUd~Te~s .tt p dng Feb. 15 touring the Bis' I marck area and leaving the follow- | ing morning. | In making the announcement, | Gov. John E. Davis ~aid the group | includes 25 Russian officials and | leaders and possibly 15 Russian | tourists plus six American guides. They will arrive from Idaho. Bismarck will be the Russians' only North Dakota stop. The tour- ists will arrive in the United States Friday. Their visit will include a briefing on state government operations, a visit to a Bismarck public school, a tour through some retail stores, some farm tours and attendance at a livestock auetion. The Russian tour is being hand led by the International Institute on Education, which last year ar- ranged a tour of Russia by gover- nors of various states. The local arrange~nents committee includes Lawrence A. Schneider, M. P. Peterson, Art Leno, A1 Bye and T. E. Simle. Wohlfeil, a master electrician has many inventions to hi:~ credit--in- eluding a machlne that will pro- duce a square o~,ughnut. QUEEN ENDS HOLIDAY--Wearing a white fur hat, Queen Eliz abeth II arrives at Buckingham Palace, London, after a long holiday at Sandringharm The Queen returned so that she could keep in close touch with doctors who will attend her at the birth of her third child, expected in a matter of weeks. ~T~ ~ i March 30 and 31 to endorsing can- t Ut" bl0Ul} IO didates for the June 28 primary. . ~ This is done on an extra legal basis /AllocaIo ~:---#, it,s not required by law. ~VtAiIJ, / At the endorsing sessions cf the Delegates Feb. t2 The Republican state central com- mittee will establish allocation of delegates to the endorsing part of the state convention, when the com- mittee meets Feb. 12 at Bismarck. Whether the number of delegates participating in the endorsing ses- sion of the convention will be the same as for the initial session that is required by law will be up to the Central Committee. The convention opens March 29 and runs three days. The first day, the convention provided by law, will have 521 delegates, on the basis of one for each 300 votes. )r major fraction, cast for Republican presi- dental electors in 1956. The formal convention's main job will be the nomination of a Repub- lican candidate for U. S. senator to serve out the 4#b years remaining of the term of the late William Langer. The Republicans will devote 1958 GOP convention, there were 525 delegates. That was because a few more delegates were provided for the small counties than they would have got on the basis of the 1956 presidential elector vote. Here's how the county delegations for the initial session--the one re- quired by law--look for the 1960 convention: ,Adams 4, Barnes 15, Benson 8, Billings 1, Bottineau 10, Bowman 3, Burke 5, Burleigh 31, Cass 56, Cavalier 8, Dickey 8, Divide 4, Dun 5, Eddy 4, Emmons 9, Foster 4, Golden Valley 3, Grand Forks 3~, Grant 6, Griggs 4, Hettinger 6, Kidder 5, LaMoure 8, Logan 6, McHenry 10, McIntosh 9, McKen- zie 5, McLean 12; i Mercer 9 Morton 17, Mountrafl 6, Nelson 6, Oliver 3, Pembina I0, :Pierce 7, Ramsey 13, Ransom 8, Renville 3, Richland 17, Rolette 5. Sargent 6, Sheridan 5, Sioux 2, Slope 1, Stark 14, Steele 4, Sluts- man 19, Towner 5, Traill 10, Walsh 13, Ward 30, Wells 10, Williams 14. WRITE END TO STEEL DISPUTE--The longest and costliest steel dispute in U. S. history ends as representatives of the United Steelworkers Union and the Great Lakes Steel Corp. sign a contract in Washington. The Great Lakes Steel Corp. was the lasso of the nation's 11 big steel companies to sign. At left is Thomas Shane, Detroit Dmtrict Director of the Steelworkers, and at right is Donald Ebbert, general counsel of the steel firm.