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Russian Delegation Visits Bismarck BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER There's More than Scenery in the Badlands It is necessary to ask pointer, questions to "get to the bottom o! things," was D. B. Polyansky's ex- planation to North Dakota Gover- nor John E. Davis (left) during a good natured but tense exchange Monday before state officials, news- men and members of a 31-man Rus- sian delegation of visitors to Bis- marck which Polvansky headed. Some of the questions asked by the chairman of the USSR council of ministers: "'Why are we not al- lowed to see an Indian reservation? How much do you spend on medi- cal aid to the indigent? Why are children of the various national groups ~n )our state not taught school in their forefathers' native languages? Why do you have two houses in your legislative body and wh}ch is most powerful? What do you mean when you describe your state as sovereign?" Gov. Davis opened the discussion with a brief description of the state. its economy, population and gov- ernmental organization. Asked what measures he believed might be taken to further better Russian - American relationships, Davis voiced pessimism, which he said is based on his tour of Russia and the Iron Curtain countries last summer. He said "It is difficult for us to understand the Iron Curtain, censorship and refusal of Russia to let satellite countries determine their own ~overnments.'" Polyansky charged that Davis appeared to be persisting in "cold war" policies and said that Davis was the first governor the Russians have encountered on their tour who expressed an attitude of blaming Russia for continuing the cold war. Davis traced the hislory of Rus- sian-American relations since World War II and said it had been the U. S. hope that the United Nations would serve as a keystone to peace. Davis said that the needed cooper- ation from Russia had not been forthcoming. The Russian spokesman denied existence of an Iron Curtain and said that since restrictions against traffic between East and West Ger- many have been lifted, there are perhaps more people returning to the Communist sphere than are leaving it. Following the exchange Polyan- sky remarked that such discussions are valuable in clearing up mis- understandings and said that his delegation's purpose is to help bringI about better relationships. [ The visiting Russians were metI Sunday afternoon by an estimated 1,500 persons at the Bismarck air- port. and the attitude was predomin- antly friendly. Polyansky charged in his exchange with Gov. Davis, however, that person with malicious intent had been admitted to the air- port area while people with bou- quets of flowers had been kept away The delegation arrived in Bis- marck from Salt Lake City and left Monday evening for Washington D. C. The tour is sponsored by the U. S. State department and the Insti- tute for International F xlucation Members of the tour described the Bismarck reception as the most im- pressive thus far. During their stay in Bismarck the visitors were shown the Yegen dairy, a machinery distribut~rship, a cattle auction ring, a beef cattle farm. a department store and a junior high school. They were guests Monday even- ing at a banquet, during which they saw some Indian dances by the White Shield Dancing Club from Berthold reservation. Polyansky said at the banquet that his group has seen much that is good abcrat the UniCed States dur- ing its tour. He expressed conviction that there need not be a third world war. Proclaims Red Cross Month ~I~M:wRaCsKl~nl~l~' aFe~-lT, 1960~o.vernor John E: Davis (seated) . ~ e o~vmun~ proclaiming MarCh as Red Cross month throughout North Dakota. With Governor Davis are Howard Snortland (left) of Bismarck and Donald Ea le two of the state's R g s of Fargo, 49 North Dakota R~ed Cross volunteer leaders. During March, vu ~ross cnapters will be campaigning for $212,000 needed to conduct Red Cross services durln 1~ months, g the next Barbers Plan June Convention North Dakota barbers will hold their 1960 convention June 5 and 6 in Bismarck. Committee assignments made for tile convention include these local barbers: Plus Hoffert, general chairman; Al Bartkowski, co-chairman: Har- old Krausert, editor of convention magazine; "'Cap" Peterson, co-editor, Alvin Dockter. assistant. William M. Johnson, registration; Peter J. Parsnick and Beatus Dei- bert, housing; William I Danials. radio breakfast: Clarence Kadrmas, ladies program and tea; Ted Herr. bowling tournament. Mel Kleven, golf tournament: Mr. and Mrs. Gus Merkel. sightseeing tour: Clem Scbiff and Everett Can- non, advertising. A. K. Stromme and Eddie Gall, Fargo, and Gale F. Paul. Grand Forks, educational forum and demonstrations. FERST AMERICAN VEHICLE The first American motor vehicle was demonstrated in Philadelphia in 1805. Called the "Orukter Amph- ibolos," or "amphibious digger." this 40.000-pound monster was a combination steam wagon and flat- boat. World Book Encyclopedia says it was built by Oliver Ev~ns to help dredge Philadelphia's har- bor. '56 Senators Barred k0m m Two ND Races I nesotaSen'HubertH'Humphrey fMin'lsn'me a similarwould defeat Vice ] questionnaire was President,sent out four years ago. It would four IRichard M. Nixon in North Dakota appear, he said that Republican strength remains about the same State senators elected to in a race for presidency of the among non-farmers but the Dora- year terms in 1956 are not eligible United States. according to a poll octets have gained among farm- to run for governor or lieutenant governor, according to an attoney general's opinion directed to Arley Bjella, chairman of the Republican state central committee. The opinion cites state constitu- tional provisions that members of the legislature cannot be appointed or elected to any civil office creat- ed during the legislative terms for which they were elected. Legislators are also barred from civil offices for which emoluments have been increased while '0hey served. The opinion noted the salary of the governor was increased from $6,000 to $10.000 a year and that of the lieutenant governor from $1,000 to $1.600 by the 1957 Legislature, State senators are elected to four- year terms. Hence, the attorney general held, state senators whose terms began with the start of the 1957 legislative session still are within the four- year terms and so are barred from election to state offices for which the legislature in 1957 increased the salary. conducted by the office of North Dakota's Republican Sen, Milton R. Young. The poll also showed that Nixon would beat Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, should Kennedy 4oecome the Democratic nominee. Nixon would easily defeat Adaii Stevenson also, results indicate. The poll showed that if Gov. Nel- son Rockefeller of New York were the Republican choice instead of Nixon. Rockefeller would beat Stev- enson by a larger margin than would Nixon. Results of the poll were based on 5,697 replies t~bulated to date from 27,000 questionnaires mail- ed by Young. They were sent to all Republican and Demo- cratic precinct committeemen' 1,000 public officials in the state, every 10th name in the Grand Forks city telephone directory, and thousands of others repre- senting farmers, labor,and many other oecupation~. Young said~%he poll indicates that Democrats have made some gains ers over fOur years ago. In answer to the question. "If you plan to vote Republican this year, which of the following would be your choice for president?." Nixon received 2.132 votes to 1, 371 for Rockefeller. In reply to the question. "If you plan to vote Democrat, which of the following would be your choice for president?," Humphrey receiv- ed 2.249 votes. Kennedy 782, Steven- son 248 and Sen. Stuart Symington of Missouri 331. No other names were used. Under another question, assum- ing the following were nominated for president, they were asked for their choice. The replies follow: Humphrey 2,848 (including 2.329 farm and 529 nonfarm) and Nixon 1.815 (including 940 farm and 875 nonfarm). Nixon 2,118 ~1.200 and 918) and Stevenson 1,619 (1.234 and 376). Nixon 1.960 (1,123 and 837) and Kennedy 1,919 (1,415 and 486). Rockefeller 2,427 (1,492 and 935~ end Stevenson 1.342 (1,033 and 309) PISTURESQUE site for an oil wellplans additional drilling. is the rugged terrain of the Rough The well is located between the Rider field in the North Dakota two segments of Theodore Roose- badlands, where the Shell discovery velt National Park, and reaches had an initial potential rate of 1, 9.399 feet below the surface. Near- 526 barrels of oil. The company es, production is 40 miles south in the Fryburg field, which, like Shell's discovery, produces from the Mission Canyon formation. Some oilmen consider the Rough Rider field as important a discovery as the Beaver Lodge field. HAIRDON'T, HAIRDOI--IAttle Cherle Martinelli, 5 montha old, doesn't like that hair dryer at all in getting her first and ~o-young beauty treatment in Boston, but when it's over. "Z love it!" seems to be the reaction. She had hair as thick as a 3-year-old's, so mama decided it could do with a treatment by a professional stylist Democratic Women's Clubs Meet in June The 1960 convention of North Dakota Democratic Women's Clubs will be held June 17- 18 at Car- rington, according to Mrs. Ailsa Simonson of Fortuna. president of the state organization. The executive committee met Saturday in Jamestown and plan- ned a series of coffee parties throughout the state, beginning March 15. Candidate~ for Demo- cratic nomination will speak at these sessions. Mrs. Simonson said membershio in her organization now exceed~ a thousand. --Cu-- MILK radioactivity climbed in Oct- ober but remained below what the federal public health service con- siders the danger point. Figures re- leased this week show that the level of strontium-90 crept to 11.4 micro- microcuries per liter, at the Fargo- Moorhead station, compared with 8.1 in September, Highest level was found at St. Louis, Me. Morrison Hea d s Builders Group Members of the Bismarck Home Butklers Assn. this week elected Robert Morrison to succeed Merle Kenny as president, also electing Harold Scott vice president, Man- ley Hillesland. secretary and Wayne Weeda, treasurer. Joe Shimek and AI Kraft were elected to the board of directors vhich also includes Donald Johnson A. R. Homsey and Kenny. Members indicated at the meeting that they plan to construct a re- cord number of homes during the coming year. Several indicated plans to emp- hasize low-cost housing units, . ---C3-- An estimated $2,580,641 hundred- weight of certified seed potatoes were produced nationally in 1959, down 7 per cent from 1958, but 18 per cent above the lO-year average. North Dako|a ranks third national- ly in certified seed potato product- ion. ANITA STEPS OUT--Film star Anita Ekberg and Italian director Federtco Fellim attend the premiere of her latest movie Rome. She gained stature in the film as an actress, critics said. I] National Foundation research is working to prevent the tragedy of crippling diseases Lice are costly 'free-loaders" on dairy and beef cattle. Their blood sucking and irritation result i~ less milk and poorer gains, which means inefficient use of feed. l