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FOU* IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, JULY 15, 1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE "The Daily Globe is an independent newspaper, supporting what it believes to be right and opposing what if believes to be wrong, regardless of party politics, and publishing the news fairly end impartially." —Linwood I. Noyes, Editor and Publisher, 1927-1964. Mrs. Linwood I. Noyes, President Edwin J. Johnson, Editor and Publisher Penalty of a Felony Editor's Note—Tlic following remarks \sore _ attributed in the Wisconsin Slate Journal ol Madison to a district court judcr in Grinncll, "'In. Me made lliom to two juvenile'; -whom lie -sentenced on auto theft Huirqcs. We believe .they carry an important message to all juveniles and therefore reproduce them here. Wisconsin IHW gives a juvenile judge discretion U, treat auto theft by vouths 16 through IS yar«. old as a felony or as a delinquency. If he handles such a theft as a felony the juvenile judge waives jurisdiction and the defendant Ci'ccs the court as an adult. Following are the words ol the Griimell. la., fudge: "Yon come from coocl homes, both ol von. 1']—, I've know your father for many years, and I have for him as much respect as for any man I know. I do not know what attitude he has taken about this at home, but since your arrest he has gone about his work with his face as full of sorrow as if there had been a death in the family "You retain his love, but von will never again have his full respect and confidence, There will never he a time when you are nway from home when he will not have a fcehnu of fear and wonder about what von are cloms;," "II.—, Mrs. R.— tells me that your faim'K is as good as E's, You may be sure that the things I say apply equally to von." "Now you have been convicted of a fdonv. A felony is a crime for which von mi«hl be sent to the penitentiary. In this case I do not have to send you to the penitentiary . . . ) am permitted to give you a parole." "But if you never see the inside of a penitentiary or the jail you will not have escaped from the penalties of your crime." "You stand convicted of a felony. The record of your conviction will be here as long as the courthouse stands. No amount of "ood conduct in the future can ever erase it \e\( year, or 10 years from now. or when you are old men, if you are ever called to be witnesses in any court of law, some lawyer will point his finger at you and ask this question: 'Have you ever been convicted of a felony?' "And you will hang your head and admit that you have, because if you should dciiv it. then the record of these proceedings will be brought up from the vaults and read t< the jury. "And the question will be asked for the pur T pose of casting doubt on vour testimony- Con victed felons are not believed as readily as other persons. "It may be that some dav vou will have a chance to get in one of the expanding countries of South America, and vou will apply for a passport. Yon will not get it. Canada might allow you to come in for a two-week fishing trip, but you will not be allowed to stay. No country will allow you to become a resident. "Your world is, oh so much smallers than it was. "Some day you may seek a position in the civil service of your state or of your nation. On the application blank you will find this question: 'Have you ever been convicted of a felony?' Your truthful answer will bar von from examination; an untruthful answer will be detected because appointments are made only after investigation. The record is here. to be found by anvonc interested." As Good as Gold "The current insecurity in the monetary field certainly makes surprises possible." The sentence is culled from the recent report of the Swiss Federal Council dealing with an emergency anti-inflation program introduced ir. March 1964. The Swiss observation makes a handy grain of salt to take with the announce- cent, July 9. that the United States has achieved the first surplus in eight years in its balance of payments. The modest surplus rolled up in the second quarter of 1963—April-May-June—will be it) the neighborhood of $250' million. It is the first quarterly surplus since the third quarter of 1957. The surplus reflects the first and the major results of the program launched by President Johnson in February to wipe out the chronic U.S. balance of pavments deficit The rise of foreign investments here to about $9 billion has helped. American money men arc now led to hope that the United States will be able to achieve a firm payments surplus next year. Foi a number of reasons an overall deficit is still expected for calendar 1965. For one thing, heavy spending by American tourists abroad will be reflected in data for the third and part of the lourth quarter. Correction of the U.S. payment imbalance, Douglas Dillon said as Treasury Secretary, would be a prerequisite for international monetary reform. Until U.S. accounts are in balance other countries would suspect that this country when advocating any new system of credits was only trying to avoid the painful measures necessary to accomplish that result. Dillon, who resigned the secretaryship in March, has accepted the chairmanship of a new consultative committee which meets in Washington in mid-July. Created to advise the Treasury Department on international monetary arrangements, the group includes Hubert V. Pioosti, who had four years of managing money policy as Undersecretary of the Treasury, and Kermit Gordon, former director ot the Budget Bureau. The group is concerned primarily with credits problems arising from expanding world trade. It was formed to advise government officials who will engage in international discussions aimed at achieving what the experts call an "adequate supply of world liquidity." "The dollar," President Johnson said it. his balance of payments message on Feb. 10. "is, and will remain, as good as gold." He said the United States was studying wih its major trading partners how best to create new reserve assets that would be available if needed to supplement gold and dollars. These moonlit summer niglits often bring an carlv fall—bv resort Romeos. People who live in glass hbuses simply like modern architecture. Always Warred With Reporters ^i By Lyndon Johnson is suddenly getting a Irr rible press, at least insofar as the culumnists- those "licensed libertines," in Arthur Crock's immortal phrase—are concerned. Within a period of a very few days the New York Herald Tribune's Joseph Alsop, the New York Time's Wicker, the Scripps-Howard columnist Murray Kempton and a number of lesser men have all taken nasty digs at the President. Alsop speaks of "pseudo-volcanic explosions" m the White House. Kempton mentions the President's "obsession with secrecy." Others detail the backbiting around the Washington cocktail party circuit. If this sort of criticism is to become the order of the day, then Lyndon Johnson could, by all ordinary standards, be iii for real tiou- ble. Both Richard Nixon and Barry Geld- water could tell the President a thing or two about the subtle harm that can come from having members of the working press against you. But in the case of Lyndon Johnson, one wonders whether the ordinary standards will prevail. The fact is that Johnson has always carried on a running war with reporters and columnists. But in spite of a raft of journalistic enemies he has successively become Senate Majority Leader, Vice President, and President His ability to live, prosper and get his way in a fundamentally hostile journalistic climate is one of the more curious facts of our timr-s. Some five years ago, in doing a magavine series on Democratic Party Presidential aspirants, I made the rounds of the Senate press gallery. What struck me forcibly was dial Johnson, as majority leader, was then fairly well disliked by reporters. His press conferences oftan degenerated into scolding sessions. The majority leader had what baseball players refer to as "rabbit ears"; he could, s\> to speak, hear anything said against him by a couple of whisperers in the center field bleachers. If a note of criticism happened to be buried in the nineteenth paragraph of an otherwise favorable itorv, Johnson \vai sure to spot it. And the reporter who wrote it would be accused of bias or inaccuraov in front of his colleagues. LBJ dealt With the Capitol Hill press as Ted Williams, who also had rabbit ears, dealt with sports writers- and, like Ted Williams, he went on hanging up new batting records. The majority leader's sensitiveness to criticism sometimes had its comic aspects. WiJlard Edwards, the Chicago Tribune's Capitol Hill man, once wrote a story about a "Pedernales Deer Hunt," telling about an episode in which Johnson had allegedly shot a deer from a tower after luring it from the woods by flashlight. The imputation was that LBJ had hijacked the deer. Johnson exploded when he read the article. "I couldn't sleep all night because of that blankety-blank Edwards story," he said. The point about recalling the ancient history of Johnson's relations with the press is that the President seems proof against some* thing that has killed other public figures'. Being at odds with reporters and columnists is merely par for the LBJ course. The President has never been able to take criticism in hi.v stride; he has always resented the "heat in the kitchen." Yet, even though he gives eveiy surface indication of not being able to stand the heat, he lias never been driven out of the kitchen in thirty years of public life. The reason why Johnson has survived is clue, so one hazards, to his ability to Parry through his projects and ultimately confront his critics. The President may explode when he reads a displeasing Scotty itaston column in the New York Times. But he manifestly does n't explode when he is dealing with Senatoi Wayne Morse, who has been more critical ol the President than any reporter Hence, when he needs a Morse vote on something that does not affect one of Morse's own pet crusades, lu gets it. The instinct for power enables Johnson to outlive his critics. And "a bad press" won't hurt him so long as he hangs on to his ability to govern, Safety? Why We Even Have Seat Belts For the Guy in the Back!" Today in World Affairs Bv DAVID LAWRENCE presenting, or whether to con- WASHINGTON - Colnc-.dent i centrate more effort on broad- with the announcement of major _„_,„ ,„ fh „ f „, ,„ , . changes in the executive per- casts to the rest of the world sonnel of the U.S. information ! which not onl y tel1 what the agencj' here comes word from Moscow that the Soviet government feels it must reorganize its press policy, largely because of a belief that the information programs of the United States government are achieving more and more penetration of the Communist countries. An article in a leading publication of the communist party in the Soviet Union says that western agencies, such as the U.S. information agency, have been intensifying their campaign of Ideological subversion." Soviet propagandists are called upon to study the information techniques of the United States and other Western countries and to learn to combat them. IncHeritally, though non-communist newspapers and magazines from the West are not permitted to be sold generally in the Soviet Union, most of the Western broadcasts, including those of the "Voice of America" and the British Broadcasting Corporation., are no longer being jammed. For this reason, Soviet citizens are reported in a "New York Times" dispatch from Moscow this week as having "lost their inhibitions about listening" to foreign broadcasts. A <r it While it is gratifying to learn that the U. s. Informa t i o n Agency's efforts to penetrate the "Iron Curtain" are meeting with a certain measure of success, there is every reason for the administration to seek intensively to find ways and means of reaching an even larg e r audience In the Soviet Union and the Communist-bloc countries. There has been a controversy for some time in this country concerning the effectiveness of the U.S. Information Agency, including the "voice of America. The criticism has never centered on the personnel itself—because the agency has over the yars usually had competent executives—but on the basic rules which should govern the handling of rJaily broadcasts to other countries. The Soviet government controls what the newspapers and magazines print as well as what is said over radio and television, so internal criticisms of Soviet news of what is happening abroad is often suppressed. In this country, on the other hand, criticism of government policies is widely printed by the newspapers nnd covered in radio and television news broadcasts by •he privately owned companies. The problem which the U.S. In- 'ormaticn Agency faces is whether to continue to duplicate what he newspapers in America are president and the secretary of state are doing in foreign policy but answer such criticisms of it as are being published outside this country. can foreign policy, for this invariably gives the impression that there is disunity here and that a large section of the American people shares the viewpoint of the dissenters. * * « While It is necessary to spread the true facts about American Foreign policy into Communist- bloc countries, there is a need today also to reach into the Western countries where distortions of American foeign policy are frequently made. Several of the newspapers in Great Britain and France and other western countries often give more space to criticisms of American foreign policy than to a defense of it. Consequently, many people abroad get the feel- j ing that the Washington govern- 1 ment is floundering or that it has no public support. This is perhaps the most serious aspect of the problem confronting the United States today in getting co-operation from its allies, particularly in such situations as have developed in South east Asia. The distribution of information and the effective exposition of America's viewpoint in Foreign policy have an impact upon diplomacy itself. For the Communist-countries arewatchinrfor any sign of disunity and are hoping to build up a hostility to American policies throughout the free world. The USIA— and particularly the "Voice of America" — has a role in fighting the "cold war" which Is exceeded! in importance only by that of the military arm of the government. Record of the Past field Cardinals 14-2 at Bessemer In beating Wakefield for the third time In the last eight days the Speed Boys record e d their fourth win in six starts. Wakefield has just the opposite record with two wins and four defeats. 20 YIOARS AGO— Temperatures : High 78, low 50 .... The clock In the Iron county courthouse tower at Hurley, which has not been functioning for more than 15 years, has been repaired and once more tells the time, sound each hour . . . .The Ironwood Conservation Club will meet Wednesday evening with Dr. Hazzard, of the Michigan Institute for Fisher i e s Research, who will discuss with club members and* other interested persons the problem of whether the Montreal river can be improved as a trout stream south of Ironwood. Timely Quotes Unless there were a force like a newspaper—and I know of no other—continuously telling the citizen, warning him against the erosion of his freedoms and arousing him to action before they are lost completely, you might just as well kiss freedom goodbye, —Arthur H. Motley, publisher of Parade magazine. We cannot wait until all nations learn to behave—for bad behavior armed with nuclear weapons Is the danger we must try to prevent. —Sen. Robert Kennedy, D-N.Y. A Daily Thought White House have, by their rules, inhibited the effectiveness i ~of the USIA under the present; 10 YEARS AGO— Tempera- administration as well as under tures: High 83, low 61 .... Ap- .,j do nolnmR on my o wn past administrations. The diplo- proxuvately 35 Oogebic Coun t y au th n ritv as I hear I ludtte- matic attitude is always one of boys and girls are expected to " " caution. Yet, when criticism: attend the annual encampment comes out into the open and the i of Upper Peninsula 4-H Club Soviets are disseminating un-| members at Camp Shaw, Chat- truths about American policy, it is far better for the USIA immediately to expose the falsehoods and give the truth. The USIA should be under no obligaticn to distribute abroad all of the irresponsible state- There is a feeling here that j ments made by some members ham. Of this number four will my judgement is just, be- I seek not my own will the will of him who sent ."—John 5:30. compete in judging contests, five! All that is good, all that 3 s in the dress revue contest, one; true, all that is beautiful, all in the tolent show and four in;that is beneficent, be it great demonstrations .... Coach Pete j or small, be it perfect or frag- Fusi's Bessemer Speed B o y s mentary, natural as well as boosted their lead in the Michi-; supernatural, moral as well as gan-Wisconsin Conference base-i material, comes from God — the state department and the '' of Congress concerning Ameri-1 ball race by walloping the Wake- i John Henry Cardinal Newman. Ironwood Daily Globe Published evening*, except Sundays ay Globe Publishing Company, 118 E McLeod Ave.. Ironwood, Michigan Sstablished Nov. 20, 1919. (Ironwood Vcwa-Record acquired April 10 1821; ronwood Times acquired Slay 23^ 1846.1 Second class postag* paid at Iron- ood. Michigan. 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