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FOUR IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN MONDAY, JULY 12, 1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE "Th* Dally Globe Ik an Independent newspaper, tupporthtj what it bellevfts to be right and opposing what it believes to be wrong, regardless of party politic*, and publishing the newt fairly and impartially." -linwood I. Noyes. Editor and PublUhe, t,92)M964. , Mrs. Linwood I. Noyfes. President Edwin J. Johnson, fdltor and Publisher Steel This Week Talk and action on stor) prices point upward Stool magazine said (odav. In the public press, steel compaiiv rvcii- tivcs are saying higher prices are neces«.;,rv In scattered instances, (hey are hacking up wcrd.s with action. For example, a major pioducrr initialed increases of &3 (o $15 a (on in price cxfias for heat treatin" plates, bars, wire rods, and certain wire products. The producer savs ihc hikes will bring the returns for (his srp ice more in line with costs. Less than a month ago. upward re\i.sioiis were made by some producers in base prices of wire products—such as nigh carbon spring wire, woven wire fence, screw wire, and rope wire. The hikes average about 5 per cent. Underlying the price action is the higher cost of steel mill labor. Sleel savs. Since Mav 1. steel companies have been setting aside, 11.5 cents per manhonr worked for additional compensation for cmplovees. The "raise" is called for In the interim agreement steel companies and the United Steelworkers of America signed in late April. The agreement also extended »he period foi labor contract negotiations until Aug. 1. when either side can serve a 30 dav termination notice While the steel companies haven't disbursed the monev they arc setting aside, it i.s coming out of monthly profit and loss statements. As a result, May and June profits aren't nearly as good as those of March and April \\hen labor costs were lower. Steel demand is still good but not as strong as it was several weeks ago In general, orders are being booked at a sidewise trend thai is 30 to 35 per cent below the March-April i eak level. Even then, the rate is abnormally high for summer. The push to fill orders on the books is keeping ingot production high Even though the week ended July 10 included a holiday, output was estimated by Steel a* 2.654.000 net tons. Output this week: Slightly higher. Tonnage thus far this year Js 15.3 per cent ahead of what it was this time last vear Mill shipments of finished steel in June approximated 7.7 million tons, only a little less than the 7,874,263 net tons shipped in May. July shipments should equal June's, and August shipments will probably climb to 8.2 million tons. Corporate economists polled by Steel last week indicate they expect business to slav ou a high level plateau the next three quarters A workoff of steel inventories and a slower pace in auto production are cited as primary reasons. If trouble develops in the coming months it most likely will be in the cost-price area, say the economists. They note that labor costs arc being pushed upward by contracts that exceed productivity gains. That factor, plus higher material costs, mav force manufacturers to raise prices, they fear. Mariner IV's Mission Of all the planets, Mars affords the .'nust likely prospect of supporting life. Mariner IV, the spacecraft which has been gliding tlm ugh .space since last Nov. 28. will tell us more than we now know about the second-closest planet to earth. That is Mariner's principal mission clearly overriding all the ancillary benefit-, in terms of scientific knowledge, instrumentation, and national prestige. Mariner IV began to feel the pull ot Mars gravity on July 8. All its vital systems were working. Shortly before 9 o'clock next Wednesday Mariner will come \\ithin about 5.000 miles rif Mars, completing the most difficult, the longest, the most ingeniously calculated space mission so far. Mariner will take 21 pictures as it passes the planet and continues on beyond it. The television signals will take 12 minutes to reach the earth, and the pictures themselves will not be available for a dav or two. Inasmuch as Mars is the most clearly photographed planet—Venus is obscured by a perpetual cloud cover—we already know much about it. But Mariner's photos will show 20 to 40 times as much detail as the best telescopic pictures made from the earth Moreover, during a part of its flight, the spacecraft's radio signals will pass through Mars' atmusphelv. Mariner scientists hope to be able to determine through radio signals the surface pies- sure on Mars and how its density change* with altitude'. Such data will be invaluable to future probes. Observable seasonal changes—particiilark at the polar caps — have long nourished the hope that life exists on Mars, The National Academv of Science in a preliminary report on 'National Goals in Space, 1971-85." last autumn, said that of all the scientific data that exploration might develop, including clues to the birth ol the solar system, the most likelv prospect of finding life on Mars would be "of even greater significance and excitement to mankind." The; Academy, which made the report for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, strongly recommended that the next national space goal be the exploration of Mars. Manned expeditions might follow (but probably not before 1980) a series of probes by unmanned vehicles. Taxpayers have 8126 million of their own money riding on Mariner IV. Also much national prestige. The Venus shot of Manner II in 1962 put this nation well beyond Suviet Russia in the interplanetary phase of space exploration. Russia's 10 or more planetary shots have failed, including four aimed at Mars. Their last Mars shot, just after the Mariner IV »launch, will pass or hit the planet shortly, but the vehicle, Zond If, has gone completely "dead"—silent. The next two Mars opportunities are in 1966 and 1969, What the Russians will do then is anybody's guess. NASA this year is putting up the first instalment on a $1.3-billiou Voyager vehicle capable of landing on Mars in the early 70s . Meantime, Mariner's mission has been likened to "Galileo's first telescopic view of the craters of the moon." The flight is another voyage of discovery in tile great new sea of space Housewives' Rebellion Coming Up (Copyright 19BS, King Features Syndicate. Inc.I By lohn Chamberlain President Lyndon Johnson is particularly worried about opposition to his Viet Nam policy. With the "peace" racketeers after him from one direction, and the speed-up-the- escalation boys chivvying him from the o'lier side, the President naturally hasn't had much time to spend on lesser problems. But if he is not careful, he's going to find himself smack in the middle of a housewives rebellion over the cost of food, which is up 15 per cent over a year ago. The note of feminine rebellion was sounded the other day by Representative Charlotte Reid, an Illinois Republican, who spoke as "a hrme- maker as well as a member of Congress." "We Lave been hearing a lot lately about the war on poverty," she said. Then she added, "I believe that war has already been lost in the nation's grocery stores." Representative Reid's words were part of a movement sparked by the Republican Congies- sional Committee to lay the groundwork'" for what it thinks may be a tremendous issue by the time the harvest season is here. The fnet is that Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz's policy of excluding foreign agricultural workers lias already made some food shortages a certainty Senator George Murphy of California, Senator Spessard Holland of Florida and Senator John Tower of Texas have all complained bitterly about what the lack of g;ood harvesting hands has been doing to crops in their states^ But they represent the producer's point of view which is a narrow one when it comes to votes. Representative Charlotte Reid speaks for the consumers of groceries, an J ntert:st group that ii as large as the nation itself. The issue of high grocery store prices is bound to become particularly acute in the autumn unless, Secretary of Labor Wirtz can either produce a miracle or summon up the intellectual courage to reverse his policy, excluding Mexican and other foreign harvest hands from this pountry. Wirtz's hope that high school athlees - his so-called "A-Team" workers - \yould bail him out on the farms of America has already been made to look ineffectual. A number of A-teams were made available to the cantaloupe growers around Blythe on the California side of the Colorado River. After a break-in period at $1.40 cents an hour the members of these A-teams agreed to work at .piece-work rates on top of a guarantee of a S1.25 an hour minimum. But the A-team athletes soon found they couldn't even earn the minimum in the 100-degree heat. The few experienced Mexican workers who were available to the cantaloupe growers were averaging more than $4 au hour in piece-rates, or .3.38 a day. The picking costs for the cantaloupe grow ers, which were 40 cents a crate last year, have been considerably more than doubled by the effort to train and'use high school athlete's in place of Mexican braceros. One particular grower sent a crew of experienced braceros through tin's field in the wake of an A-team. The Mexicans found that some 25 to 30 crates an acre, amounting to about a fourth of the srop, had been left unpicked. If this sort of thing goes on in Michigan, where cucumber pickles must be harvested, and in the California tomato fields, and in the onion fields, the pinch on the housewives' food budgets is bound to be felt all across the United States. Ronald Reagan, who hope?- to get the Republican nod as 1966 candidate for Governor of California, is already making the California food situation an issue. Speaking of Secretary of Labor Wirtz's promises 6f an effective domestic labor supply to California farmers, Mrs. Reagan said the other.day that "Wirtz has turned out to be something' less lhan a jolly Green Giant/'At the other end of the continent a Republican Congressional Committee task force on Agriculture has already gone into the subject of the increasing scarcity of vegetables. And plans are afoot to have the House Republican Planning and Research Committee carry it from there, Lyndon had better take over <;ome of Lady Bird's ordering if he wants to know what may be in store for him. Apparently He's Not the Only One Today in National Affairs R ' cal basis may become necessary to take care of the federal gov-. erment's newly assumed re The National Whirligig (Released bj MoClur* Newspaper Syndicate) By ANDREW TULLY FENWICK ISLAND, Del. — This bejich resort has been lucky so far. Nobody has been murdered or maimed for life by any gang of teen-agers, and no houses have been burned down in the spirit of good, clean, black-jacketed fun. I say we have been lucky hereabouts because luck seems to be the only protection against that segment of slack- jawed American youth which is terrorizing much of the rest of the countrv. Every Monday morning, the newspapers devote valuable white space to the guerrilla warfare waged by these cretinous punks over the previous weekend, and only a brave man armed with a submachine tion. They account for much of today's obvious affluence. The sharp advance since 1960 in the number of families making $7.000 a year or more is pointed out by economists of the Northern Trust Company, Chicago. in 1960 some 20 per cent of American families were In the $7.ooo-$9,909 ranete, and at the start of this year 23 per cent were. In the last 'our years the number earning S10.00C to $14,999 a year rose from 11 per cent of all families to more than 16 per cent. The percentage making $15,000 to $24,999 nearly doubled and is now 5.2 of the total. And ahead? The Chicago economists say: "With (factory) backlogs still rising. Social Security benefit — -.— .. -^ »wuu«*»«u •• t-. * *u*tt^ , fcJWJOJ VJl^l'lllJ li V UCllCiiU sponsibilities for handling region- payments soon to be increased, al as well as local probl ems' and business and consumer that range from economic to ! spending Intentions remaining field "_T~,—7 ".»...w M « ^ I* Y.V.UIU w,v HI<"-"<-<«. " ' o • JHUC a new operating formula good deal wrong with the oper- doubt centered on the difficulty ! f 0r the departments in the na atlon of the government nowa- of finding ten persons for the tional ca nitai is p-^pnrini tntrpth days-bat President Johnson cabinet posts who would have a S? with theestabSmente? of a isn't alone to blame. It's pri- broad enough knowledge to ad- cabinet in Which each member marily the fault of what might vise a president on all manner of would give his entlrf time to the be called the presidential sys- i subjects or who could be per- nresident and occubv offices In n a:^^ ^ ^.i, a ?^ & J° ^ e their ? ositi ,°" s 1 SSS t ^S tt ^ff^ MB ln a dents in the last 30 years as l pointments. appear likely In the months ahead." Record of the Pasf 10 YEARS AGO — Tempera- have multiplied. gun would take a moonlight stroll along certain beaches, o a « IF A RIOT, IT WAS MILD— It is a commentary on the situation that the poor cops by now have come to think of these senseless outbreaks as a way of life. They pinched 120 yo u n g hoods at Lake George, N. Y., the other weekend, but the dispatches reported that "authorities did not describe the trouble as a riot." Nobody was killed. Clearly, too, these guerillas have managed to intimld ate some of the police. At Rook- away Beach, Mo., some 3,000 rioters took the town apart, causing the cops to pinch one kid for riding on the shoulders of a motocyclist. But he was released after the rioters threatened to blow up the Jail. • a a o MORE FUN — It is also edU- 6ational to ponder the incident at Arnolds Park, Iowa, Where the police chief asked a mob to break up after it charged a lake pier with cries of "We w a H.t booze." A voice from the crowd promptly replied, "Hey pu n k, we're going to take over this place"—and they did. As the chief reported, they burned everything they could get their hands on. Naturally, the social workers and other fringe-type psychiatrists have bravely tackled the crisis and have come up with their usual perceptive findings. It seems these kids are ail underprivileged, some are underprivileged becalsey they have been deprived of the good things of life, and the rest are underprivileged because they have enjoyed all the good things of life. * •* * SHOOTING FOR A SUSPECT —This must be a great consolation for that Los Angeles police lieutenant, whose daughter was raped by a horde of Hell's Angels, the trouble-making motorcycle club, and reduced to a ^ be much more likely to help the problems of govern m e n tl B ut, actually, there are many steer a resolute and steady men of stature in the conn t r y | course in foreign policy than IS «»__, c \\. i i ,. , \ •"'<-" ul atauuic "i me tuujj i> i y > uuuise ill lureign puuuy man IS Jt ^ft H- comments lately | who would gi ad }y enSer the gov-'. possible under the hit-or-mi s s about dissension in governmental ernment as cabinet officers if i system of today \vhich results ,. — ' ------ 1*1.1 11 lll,lllj CIO UdUllltU Willed O 11 councils On various subj e c t s the presidential cabinet became have come from critics w h o ' the governing institution it should have been unable to see the for- ; be and if it car ried the prestige deserves ' A o o The United States government have been magnified in the ' is the largest in the worW . Some press recently out of all proper- , decentralization , on a geographi- est for the trees. The so-called temperamental outbursts by Mr. Johnson, for instance-w h i c h tion to their true importance— merely reflect the troubles every president has with the kind of organization given him in the executive branch of the federal government. •6 O O Naturally Mr. Johnson becomes impatient when he reads gossip about how this or that aide is treated by him or how one adviser is brusquely handled. But these episodes really portray the many frustrating phases of a chief executive's effort to do too much in too many fields with too little assistance from those under him the various departments of the government. Sooner or later it will be recognized that the executive system of today has outlived its usefulness and needs a few of those mature minds froni the business world to formulate a system of operation that will not only be efficient in administration but effective in making in so many improvised and spur of-the-moment decisions. Certainly it Js time that the weakness in the present system of presidential operations were remedied. (Copyright, 1965, New York Herald Tribune me.) Business Mirror By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst Confidence is a fragile thing. Bessemer Babe Ruth All-Stars, who will travel to Detroit this month, to compete in the Michigan State Babe Ruth tournament, scored two decisive victories over the Caspian A11 Stars, in an exhibition double it wouldn't have happened if some nice girl had recogniz e d her duty to society and offered herself to those bums. The lieutenant, not being a childless So- : clal worker, reacted by shooting . . .Ironwood and Republic, won the opening round games of the 12th District American Legion junior baseball tournament at Marquette in the opening game of the championship series. Ironwood pounded out 18-7 triumph over Hancock in the tourney's first game. 20 YEARS AGO — Temperature: High 70, low 57. ... The young Knights of Col u m b u s NEW YORK (AP) But the wherewithal can be defeated the old Knights 24 to policy. For one thing, "the president's cabinet" is a misnomer. It is, in fact, a group of managers of departments, every one ol which could be supervised by career executives so as to leave the secretary in each case free to give virtually his entire time to the task of advising the president on all manner of subjects. This would make possible daily meetings of the cabinet, at which everything from Vietnam to the balance-of-payments problem could be discussed before decisions were made by the chief executive. No president can know all the answers to all public questions, and he is necessarily dependent on advisers of some kind. But it is this very phase of the present system which is weak. The unofficial advisers to a president today are handpicked as a sort of personal entourage, responsible only to the m a IT who can fire them overnight. There is no sense of responsibility to the public such as is vested in a cabinet officer who is confirmed by the Senate. 13 O tl Many of these personal advisers—as, for instance, McGeorge Bundy—are capable of holdi n g cabinet posts. But there can hardly be tw.o secretaries of state. It would be much better if Secretary Rusk had the services of as .many personal advisers as he^wished and could give to the president and the entire cabinet :he "consensus" which he found in the reports from abroad and from the interpretation of such reports by experienced men around him. thing to watch right now is how freely people spend my money. And for consumers to go on increasing their spending each year, and almost each month, two things are needed: first, the wherewithal, and second, confidence in the future The wherewithal is still increasing. Despite the rise in thei take by federal, state and local' tax collectors, the total of personal incomes left over after this drain has been going up. And a notable change in the population in the last four years has been the larger than average increase in the number of families in middle income brackets. ' Mostly, these families have money left over after the essentials have been met — money they can, and do, spend. Confidence has been strong, too — apparently firmer this year than last. The big question right now is whether the dramatic dip in stock prices from the May 14 peak, and the accompanying chorus of doUbt about 1966 economic prospects, may have moderated or even undermined this confidence. That's why the course of consumer spending in the next few weeks, and even more importantly in the fall, will be watched so closely as a tip-off. Consumer spending is the biggest of the three important props of the economy. A second, business spending for increased activities, inventories and expansion, has been rising and seem likely to keep on doing so. In spite of tax cuts and budget pruning pledges, the third prop, spending by federal, state and local governments. Is as assured of rising in the future as anything can be. The i measured. -.,The concept of a cabinet which would be relieved of detail and thereby enabled to meet dai 1 y with the chief executive was discussed b£ this correspond e n t One day While lunching With the l ° " ivf " s ana locations wnere carrier late President Kennedv rinrino- i servi " ls maintained. EI*eWhere— per his first year in ofHce Whi£ ?£?• ' Jm Ironwood Daily Globe Published • evenings, except Sunday* by Globe Publishing Company. 118 E. McLeod ~Ave.. Ironwood, Michigan Established Nov. 20, 1919, (Ironwood' News-Record acquired April 16 193] • Ironwood Times acquired May 83', 1648.) Second class postage paid at Ironwood, Michigan. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press It entitlM exclusively to the use for republcation of all the local news printed In this newspaper, as well as ai) AP news dii- patches. M«mb«r ef Arn«rt«an Newipapw Publishers Association, Interamericatt Press Association, Inland Daily Prat* Association. BurOu - of Adv.rtlslng, Michigan pte»s Asspfljation,- Audit Bureau of Circulations. • ' Subscription rates i By mall within a radius of flO miles—per'ydar, $9; • six months, $5; three months, $3; one month, $1.50. No mall subscriptions sold to towns and locations Where carrier The sharp advance in consumer buying power in the last four years — even allowing for the rise in the cost of living — is perhaps the most revealing tag to be applied to today's prosper^ ity. in 1960 total personal income was $401 billion. Now it is running at an annual rate of $517 billion. Subtract personal taxes paid to the three levels of government, and Americans still have close to Ct50 billion to spend. Much of the income of lower- bracket families eroes for the essentials. The middle and higher brackets have more discre- 18 in a softball game at the Oliver field last night before a large crowd. ... To have frost in this part of the country on the night of July 10 is quite unuaual. Potatoes in the garden of Mr. and Mrs. John Cardone, who reside in the Kuivinen location, Wakefield, and whose garden is partly in the low;ands. were slightly nipped by frost Tuesday night. . . . Long continued, wet and cold weather has seriously damaged the local potato crop. Low areas occuring i n potato fields have invariably drowned out. One grower r e ports that a seven acre field of potatoes had to be plowed u p and planted to millet. medal in those bad—but safe- days when people didn't understand kids. By now I suppose it is too late t, 0 apply parental discipline in most of those cases, because these kids have discovered what fun it is to beat up the citizenry and overturn automobijes. But if I could be a judge for one sweet day, I would sentence the lot to public spankings administered by their parents and then levy enough fines to pay for the damage inflicted. As for police departments which can't' handle kids, f have one simple suggest! o n. They should turn the job over to those traffic squad types who are so brave when handing out parking tickets. A Daily Thought "For his eyes are upon the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps."—Job 34:21. Man is made great or little by his own will—Johann Schill e r, — — ••-. •••»•*- WVTA1M4I11 KJ\. Hill 1 German poet and dramatist. SAVINGS DOLLARS ARE HARDER TO SPEND! The exfra dollars bur depositors put into their savings accounts here are dollars they're more likely to have, when they want or need them most! A check Is so easy to write... but a withdrawal slip makes you think twice. And savings qccount dollars earn interest! FOR SAFETY PLUS INTEREST; SAVE HERE EVERY PAYDAY! Kennedy seemed to agree with. . ui'e rr weekf ( « 0 cent« year to Mvancei by &:

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