Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on May 11, 1965 · Page 4
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POUR IRONWOOD DAHY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN TUESDAY, MAY 11,1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE "The Dolly Globe Is an Independent newspaper, supporting what it believes to be right and opposing what it believes to be wrong, regardless of party politics, and publishing the news fairly and impartially." —Linwood I. Noyes, Editor and Publisher 1927-1964. Mrs. linwood I. Noyes, President Edwin J. Johnson, Editor and Publisher Steel This Week The outlook for steel labor peace has hern only sliglitlv brightened, Steel magazine do clarcd today Much hard bargaining is faced this sum mer, though assumption of leadership of tli« United Steehvorkers of America by I. \V. Abel and his group is expected to facilitate negotiations. Findings of the special study group of the President's Council of Economic Advisers do not appear to have smoothed the way to a quick settlement. Union negotiators arc expected to press for their maximum demands which are substantially above the 11.5 cents per hour interim "down payment." Industry negotiators are expected to resist such demands. USW leaders arc on the spot. Reasons: 1. They figure they've got some catching rip to do-tlie 1962 and 1963 settlements \verc below the CEA's guiclepost figure. 2. They're keenly aware that other unions have made big gains recently. 3. Tliev have promised the extension "sets the floor for future bargaining." 4. They doubt they can impress their Wage Policy Committee with a "guidepost" settlement. It would boost the extension agreement's 11.5 cent an hour by less than 2 cents. 5. Union members are certain to point to the industry's profits reports in the first quarter. A Steel listing of first quarter earnings for £8 steelmakers shows that return on sales increased from 5.7 per cent a year ago to 6.6 per cent. The companies represent about 90 per cent of the country's ingot output. However, if a labor cost increase on the order of the 11.5 cents an hour interim package had been in effect during the first quarter, the 28 companies would have seen their return on sales shrunken from the 6.6 per cent realized to about 5.9 per cent, virtually eliminating any profit margin progress made over the year. Profit improvement was restrained somewhat by increased depreciation allowances. However, earnings were boosted by the application of lower tax rates. The immediate impact of the extension appears to Ipve been moderate. The mills are in receipt of only a few order cancellations and shipment deferments. • Steelworks operations are clipping only slightly. Ingot production in the week ended May 1 was 2,776,000 net tons, down slightly rrom the all-time high of 2,806,000 tons the preceding week. Steel estimates output last week- registered another slight decline. April steel shipments of about 9.7 million tons w.ere close to the record set in June, 1959. May deliveries will probably be off 8 to 10 per cent. A similar drop is likely in June. The decline in shipments from April to fune should not exceed 20 per cent. Mills could be shipping tonnage at a rate in excess of consumption during June. Chances are few consumers will dip ap- preciably into their inventories until the labor outlook is clarified. Despite the usual vacation sag. a strong summer steel market is seen. Color for Safety's Sake If tests being conducted around the country prove out. our streets and highways may one day be many-splcndored things of different colors— at least at interchanges and where there is an abrupt merging of lanes or a special traffic situation. "Color-co-ordinated" roads, if they come, will not be for aesthetic reasons but for safety and to augment the signals, signs and warning devices that are now used. Red pavement, for instance, would alert a driver to an approaching stop or dangerous intersection. Yellow would mean a safety zone and blue a school zone. On freeways, green would indicate a through lane and orange a deceleration lane or exit. This color code is only tentative at present and waits upon more proof that it contributes to safety and that colored paving materials stand up to heavy wear. Safety experts report that the evidence in so far is in favor of color. Smear Story Even in a year filled with anniversaries, there should be space to note still another— the. 75th anniversary of something dear to the hearts of countless children and adults: peanut butter. Though the Incas knew of it, the art of making it was lost until 1890, reports the National Geographic Society. In that year, a St. Louis doctor ground up some nuts, added salt and gave the paste to his patients as a high-protein, easily digested food. The rest is history. Today, kids and other people consume more than 200,000 tons of peanut butter every year. Outside the United States, however, it is still usually considered a health food, sold in drug rather than grocery stores. The U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to change that. Peanut butter introduced at a food fair in Europe in 1963 was a great hit. The recent development of a peanut butter and jelly mixture in a spray can may make the international situation even stickier— in a pleasant way. The number of psychiatrists in the U.S. has tripled since 1948. Are we three times as goofy now? Herds of rampaging elephants disrupted political campaigning in southern India. That's one elephant story they can't pin on the COP. New night club in New York is called The Telephone Booth. Look for college kids to crowd in there. The Kenya government may ask a witch doctor why the traffic toll is so high. If you find out, Doc, flash us. "Globalism' 7 Is Not the Issue (Copyright 1969, Klnf features Syndicate, Inc.) By John Chamberlain "You, sir," said my friendly enemy, "are a globalist." "What's that." I asked disingenuously, for I, too, read Walter Lippmann's column. "A globalist," said my friendly enemy, "is one who proclaims universal revolution. Me wants to enforce his dogma, whether it be capitalist or Communist, everywhere on the earth. He isn't con ten I to use his power within his own defensible sphere of interest." "What in the name of heaven are you getting at?" I asked. "I would regard an invasion of Soviet Russia or putting western soldiers ashore on the Chinese mainland as evidence of utter stupidity. I was even against the proposal to invade Japan back in 1945. How can you make me out to be a globalist?" "Why, Senator Morse hass called you a warmonger about South Viet Nam." "Well, maybe I am a warmonger about defending that part of the world." "But that's in Asia, and it's outside our normal sphere of diplomatic influence." "I know it's in Asia," I said, "but it's within easy reach of the sea, and the U.S. is a great sea power. What you and Walter Lippmann have forgotten is that old Churchillian figure of speech about the land beast and the sea beast. "Let me recall to you the memory of the theoretician who stood behind Churchill's way of thinking," I said, warming to my own argument. "I refer, of course, to the English geopolitical thinker named Sir Halford MacKinder. The late Dorothy Thompson insisted that I read MacKinder, and I have never been the same since. "If you remember, Sir Halford MacKinder saw the world struggle as a continental sec- gaw between the great 'heartland' powers of the Eurasian continent and the peoples who lived within easy reach of the oceans. Today, the big heartland powers are Soviet Russia and Red China. They cannot be reached or dissuaded by threats of invasion with a foot-soldier army. But the land beasts can be contained all around the rims of Europe and Asia by the mobile strength of the sea beasts. "How do you suppose that the Korean War "Where Is Everybody?" The National Whirligig •» Hector* Hi •fMfteatM By ANDREW TULLY WASHINGTON — Some years ago, I spent two hours and ttw price of three samovars of Moet et Chandon brut chatting with Marlene Dietrich on the subject of men. One of her comments Is pertinent to the current truth-in-packing controversy ranging on Capitol Hill. "I am always suspicious of the male who runs on about my Intellegehce," quote Marlene. "He is just setting me up to take advantage of what he thinks Is my stupidity." Industry has been using the same gimmick in hearings before the Senate Comm e r c e Committee on a bill proposed by Sen. Philip Hart, (D., Mich.) would halt deceptive merchandising. Its spokesmen have been saying that the average housewife Is.too smart to be taken in by packages filled mostly with air and sent. labels that mlsrepre- HOW SMART * THE DAMES? — There was, for example, Albert Halverstadt, vice-president of advertising for the big soap outfit, Proctor and Ga m b 1 e. Halverstadt, told the committee that to suggest the housew i f e needs a law to protect her in the supermarket "is to underestimate the housewife's inte 1 1 i- Today in National Affairs ion rating in both its concert 3erformance and marching. . .Eight teams indicated that hey will participate in the In- By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON — The National Broadcasting Company recently put on a television program which, in the opinion of many members of Congress and j even to defend itself. This ended as it did, with the U.S. keeping the Red Chinese and the Russians from breaking out to the sea in a way that would have utterly intimidated Japan and the Taiwan Chinese and the Philippines? It's because we had the mobile sea power to move soldiers up the Korean Peninsula for the Inchon landing, which took place behind the back of the Communist land beast. Now it's true that South Viet Nam is only part of a peninsula, but, along with Thailand and Malaysia, it can be reinforced and defended by U.S. Marines from Okinawa who have the sea beast to provide swift transport "It's no accident that, after the upsets that came in the wake of World War II, the boundaries between the land beast and the sea beast—or between the elephant and the whale, to use another Churchillian figure of speech —were more or less stabilized in back of peninsulas such as Italy and Greece, and along great mountain ranges such as the Caucasus and the Himalayas, and in the island and peninsula ring from Southeast Asia up through the Philippines to South Korea and Japan. If we were to decamp from South Viet Nam, it would permit the land beast to outflank the sea beast at Singapore, by taking Malaysia fiom the rear. And the sea beast would be left to cower in such places as India, Ceylon, and Australia." "But," said my friendly enemy, "your figure of the land beast and the sea beast doesn't hold up Indonesia's Sukarno, an ally of the land beast powers, rules and island kingdom. So does Castro in Cuba." "Alas!" I said, "you are right. But that is because the sea beast nodded on a couple of occasions and failed to use the strength that might easily have been brought to bear on Indonesia and Cuba. It wouldn't be 'globalism' to deal with these summarily even today. Anyway, the sea beast isn't making the same mis- rake about Santo Domingo that it made about Cuba. You've got to hand Lyndon Johnson credit for that. He's a sea beast man whether he's ever read Sir Halford MacKinder or not. And I, for one, love him for it, and propose to back him on his sea beast logic to the end." other viewers, did a distinct disservice to the Central Intelligence Agency—the prin c i pa 1 instrumentality of the United States in fighting the "cold war" throughout the world. Based on fragmentary information and isolated episodes, the program gave the impression that the United States is authorizing a clandestine operation which is both improper and unethical. There were some former officials of the CIA on the program, too, but their brief remarks defending the agency's methods were virtually nullifi e d by other commentaries to which prominence was given. If it were not for the CIA, the United States would not have known about the missile bases in Cuba. Likewise, but for the alertness of the CIA, President Johnson would not have been advised soon enough to take the prompt action he did in the Dominican Republic. Naturally, some of its methods are severe. But so are the bullets and bombs of an enemy army in what is known as a. "hot war." ft fr it Too many people are unaware that the investigative work being done by the United States today through the CIA is one of the most important bulwa r k s against the Communists, who, by infiltration, are seeking to take over small countries everywhere. One test of the effectiveness of the CIA is whether the Communists will be able to gain control of Latin-American count r i e s from Mexico southward, and whether the United States will be confronted with bases which could be operated by host i 1 e forces capable of using missiles and nuclear weapons. The "cold war" is not a moral or ethical affair. Neit her side is polite in waging its war, but the duty of the press, including television and radio, is to co-operate with their own government in withholding information concerning the activities of any governmental agency which is engaged in secret operations to protect the American peoples against sudden attack. During both world wars, the press voluntarily submitted to its own censorship and withheld information that could be of possible aid or comfort to the enemy. The "cold war" is in the same category. There are certain military facts and intelligence operations that ought to be kept secret. The television program gave to many viewers the impression that the CIA operates entirely on its own, that there is no restraint or check upon its operations, and that it is therefore virtually irresponsible. But as Allen Dulles, former direct o r of the CIA, said in an all-too-tarief rebuttal on that program, there are four committees of Congress —two in the house and two in the Senate—to which the CIA reports regularly and answers any questions that the legislators ask. ft * <r The president also is kept fully informed and has his own intelligence advisory board. No move of any importance is taken without the knowledge of both the president and congressional committees. Nothing is, however, published. The committee hearings are secret. Both Republi cans and Democrats have maintained silence about these ses- sions, because they have thought it was the patriotic thing to do. The CIA itself does not engaged in public discussion, is why a television program which gives an erroneous impression to the American people and implies that the CIA is an irresponsible and unmoral agency is an unfortunate occurrence. The CIA is necessarily a secret operation. Its perso n n e 1 abroad is not large, but its influence is great. It has a substantial sum of money at its disposal to use in the best interests of this country in fighting the "cold war." The press would certainly not wish to divulge the nature of military plans during a "hot war," and there is equal reason for withholding the details of the operations of the CIA in the "cold war." ercity Softball ninth indicated Industry has come up with the specious argument that Federal agencies already have jtow- er to punish fraud and deception in labeling. This is what might be called an unfact. The Pood and Drug Administrati o n is so badgered by legal red tape it has lost every action against deceptive packaging. Hart's bill would make it unnecessary for the PDA to prosecute on a case- by-case basis so costly to the tax* payer. * * * NOT DUMB BUT BUSY — Nor am I Impressed with industry's contention that consumers are quite content with present packaging practices. Mrs. Johnson's special assistant for consumer affairs, has hundreds o! complaints about packages that proclaim their contents serve four persons but which scarcely satisfy two, and pizza boxes which are to-thlrds air. Housewives! are not dumb, but most of them are busy—too busy to try to understand the complicated packages and labels used as come-ons by the indust r y. They have a right to know what they are buying, how much they are buying and if the price is higher or lower than that of a competing brand. In this, contrary to female tradition, they are not being unreasonable. League interest and a at the second meeting of the leag u e this spring. 20 YEARS AGO — Tempera,ures: High 50, low 38. . .Nine hundred and fourteen persons at,ended Victory garden meetings held in the county last week when demonstrations were conducted in selecting hardy variez- es of seeds, planting indoors in sand boxes, making fertilizer liquids, transplanting under hot kaps, and the control of insects and diseases by the use of insecticides and fungicides. . .Covers were laid for a total of 100 mothers and daughters who attended the Lily of the Valley Rebekah lodge, mother-daugh t e r banquet held last evening at the Odd Fellows Hall. So long as Congress has access to full information ab o u t the CIA, and is able to keep in close touch with what is going on, the interests of the Ameri can people will be protect e d against improper use of money or personnel. Under both Re publican and Democratic admin istrations, the CIA has succeed ed in making effective use of it resources in the "cold war." The American govern m e n t, both directly and indirec 11 y , does all in its power, by propaganda and otherwise, to discourage people In other countr i e s from falling victim to Communist infiltration. It will continue to carry on this fight because it is one of the most important phases of the "cold war." To insist, however, that the CIA should make its operations public in comparable to a demand that this country make available to the enemj> the secrets of its atomic arsenal and strate g i c plans. Winning a "cold war" can avert a "hot war," and that is why the part which the CIA plays in helping to spare the United States the holocaust of a " h o t war" is of the utmost importance in American life today. (Copyright, 1965, New York Herald Tribune Inc.) A climber's blood has little reserve of oxygen in rarified mountain air and he must pause every few steps to catch his breath. gence and shopping ability." And Sen. Hugh Scott, (R., Pa.), chimed in with the remark that "The bill proceeds on the premise the housewife is dumb, wh»ch I deny," Those guys are not going to put me on a spot like that. As a married man, I do not care to risk arsenic flavoring in my porridge by suggesting that any female- even the No. 1 dame on Molly's blacklist—is deficient in gray matter. I submit merely that even eggheads do not set out for the neighborhood empori u m equipped with calculating machines to figure out the "cents- off" dodge or a magnifying glass to read the fine print on the labels. * <r <r GIMMICKS OUTLAWED — There is nothing in Hart's bill to frighten the honest manufacturer or retailer. It would outlaw "cents-off" promotions because nobody ever knows the answer to the question, "Cents off what:" It would ban such labels as "giant half-quart" and "economy size." No packages would carry illustrations designed to deceive; chocolate chips would be as evident in the cookies as they were in the illustrati o n . There would be no more six-inch cardboard trays holding four- inch candy bars, or containers of soap flakes that are mostly container. Timely Quotes Forty years ago the teacher was commonly regarded as a person else who could do nothing Today we congratulate the able young person who chooses teaching as a career . .. Teaching has become the recognized supremely important profession. —Dr. Lee A. DuBridge, president of California Institute of Technology. No one has the right to insist that German sons must bear the responsibility for the Germany of their fathers. —West Berlin Brandt. Mayor Willy A Daily Thought But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree, and none shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.— Micah 4:4. The welfare of the United States calls for stable prosperity and a rising standard of living in all parts of the free world. —David Rockefeller. USE DAILV GLOBE WANT-ADS New Car Loans Ain't Chicken Feed « o e Record of the Past 10 YEARS AGO — Temperatures; High 68, low 41. . .The Ironw o o d barbershop singe rs will be host Saturday night, May 21, for the second annual parade of Barbershop quartets. . .Hurley High School's choir received a first division rating in the district music festival held last Saturday at Ashland. The Hurley band received a second divi- Ironwood Daily Globe Published evenings, except Sundays by Globe Publishing Company. 118 E. McLeod Ave., Iron wood, Michigan. Established Nov. 20, 1019. (Ironwood News-Record acquired April 16. 1921; Ironwood Times acquired May 23. 1946.) 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