Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on May 18, 1965 · Page 4
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FOUR 1RONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN TUESDAY, MAY 18,1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE "The Daily Globe Is an independent newspaper, supporting what II believe* 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 Publishe, 1927-1964. Mrs. Linwood I. Noyes, President Edwin J. Johnson, Editor and Publisher More Flags in Viet Nam Tlie Monsoon in Viet Nam already is overdue. Heavy rains have been reported — dispatches from the front curicnislv tend to ignore weather—but not heavv enough so far. appar-- cully to deter air .strikes. The seasonal monsoon rains usually descend upon Viet Nam hv the end of April. Tlii'v increase in volume until June and remain heaviest until August. The lowlands are not free of flood waters until the autumn. The heavy rains scnsonallv limit air aetivi- tv to brief, unpredictable periods when the sky clears. They render the mountain dust bowl a sea of mud. They wash out trenches, roads, and bridges: they botr down tanks and guns and make e\eu large-scale supply movements impossible. The monsoon season is made to order for guerrillas. A resumption of large-scale ground warfare normally would not be feasible until October. We can expect more Viet Cong ac- tivitv as the rains come down. Meanwhile, a heartening change is taking place in the composition of the pro-South Viet Namese force's and. to an extent, in the attitude ol our allies. While it means nothing in terms of muscle, the Southeast Asia Trcatv Organization communique issued on May 5 in London was much .stronger in support of South Viet Nam than had been expected. The •encouraging words were not incaningfullv di- ir.inished by the abstention of France or the faint heart of Pakistan. South Viet Nam is not really the business ol (he North Atlantic Trcatv Organization, but on May 12. at the close of the NATO meeting in London, foreign ministers line up in an overwhelming indorsement of a continuation of the war against the Communists in Southeast Asia. Norway expressed its dubiety, But only a veto by France forestalled a verbal position statement. More meaningful is the bolstering ol the foreign "advisory" contingent in South Viet Nam. South Korea has sent 2000 troops. Sir Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia, on April 29 announced the commitment of a battalion of infantry. This is in addition to an army training team of KM) and a flight of six Caribou transport aircraft. Australia also lias a group of civilians in various parts of South Viet Nam. and is extending economic aid at the rate ol 1 million pounds ($2.24 million) annuallv. The Philippine Mouse of Representatives voted by a 56-18 mar.gin on May 12 to send 2000 troops to South Viet Nam in the form of an engineering battalion. The Philippines already has 68 medical and civic action-specialists On the peninsula. Prospects of the bill in the Philippine Senate are uncertain. To the extent that the troops which may be sent are veterans of the fighting against the Huk guerrillas they could be most effective against the Viet Cong. Some 30 countries are providing assistance t>r have undertaken to do so—militarily or in civilian support roles. This includes assistance from a significant and important group of Asian countries, including Malaysia, japan, and Thailand, as well as the Philippines and the Republic of Korea. The value of these commitments is as much political and psychological as it is practical. The more flags in South Viet Nam the higher the Viet Namese morale—and our own. And if and when negotiations for a settlement become appropriate, these flags will be represented, literally or figuratively, on our side of the table Goodbye and Hello The retirement of a great occanship is almost as sentimental an occasion as the farewell performance of a Babe Ruth or Marian .Anderson. One by one, the sturdy passenger ships launched in the pre-World War IJ heyday of the luxury liner are being retired. But the mourning periods arc shortened by the. arrival of fantastic new ships to take their place. Such an occasion comes on Thursday. May 20, when (lie 43,000-ton Italian siiperhner Michaelangelo. makes its maiden entrance in- t'.i New York harbor. And her sister ship, the Raffaello. arrives in New York for the first time on June 18. Launching of these two Italian Line ships means retirement for two venerable dowagers of the North Atlantic sea lanes, the ornate Saturnia and her sister ship, the opulent Vulcania Earlier this year the Italians introduced still another new passenger ship, the 39,000-ton Oceanic. This $35 million ship is capable of .speeds of more than 27.5 knots and its 1.700 passengers can enjoy all-weather swimming in the largest pool afloat as well as closed-circuit television throughout the boat. Sometime in 1967 the British will enter the Battle of the Atlantic in earnest when they launch their new ship, tentatively called the Q4. The new look in ocean travel is faster, sleeker and—if possible—more luxurious than ever. 11 puts the airlines, which now cany three out of every four passengers between the United Stales and Europe, on their mettle. Perhaps the North Atlantic run is destined for a new golden age that will put the 1920s and 1930s in the shade. Attacking the Common Cold Scientists attached to the Atomic Energy Commission and the National Institutes of Health meet at Oak Ridge, Tenn. on Thursday, May 20, to plot a common attack on the common cold. A new health research facility at the commission's plant has been completed for the study of viruses that cause respiratory ills. The AEC got into the picture because it has an "ultracentrifuge" able to separate virus components for individual study. A number of viruses produce the annoying symptoms of what we call a cold, possibly as many as a hundred. The common cold costs the United States $5 billion annually in lost wages, lost production and medical outlays. More than 150 million days a year are lost by our work force, More than 20 million people—10 per cent of the population—suffer from colds on anv given wintry day. All in all. the common cold is the most costly physical ailment suffered in the United States. Dodd Challenges the Press (Copyright IMS, King Futurci Syndicate, too.I By John Chamberlain Senator Tom Dodd, the Connecticut Democrat, has been taking out after the press because it "has created a public image of the situation" in Viet Nam "which is in certain respects inaccurate, in other respects unbalanced and in still other respects inadequate or even blank" These harsh words are from a Dodd speech at the Cleveland Press Club. They produced an adverse reaction among some newspapermen, mostly sotto voce. A Midwest editor, hearing about the speech on a visit to New York, shook his head and said, "Senator Dodd has. been reading the eastern papers." Dodd, however, as this columnist lias good reason to know, never speaks on foreign policy without considerable meditation based on a combination of personal experience and exhaustive research His remarks on the treatment of news about Southeast Asia followed a trip to Saigon where, as an aide who went along with Dodd put it, "things look 20 thousand per cent more hopeful than they do when you read about the war in the United States." Since a visiting senator would naturally receive red-carpet treatment in Saigon, the "20 ..thousand per cent" figure is undoubtedly subject to discount. Even so, Dodd has had an amazing record for being at least 90 per cent right in his prophecies in the foreign affairs field . Thus the Senator was among the first to say outright that the Ghana of Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah, the "redeemer," was a Com* munist country. He was criticized severely for ,,..;. this, but his information proved quite accurate when, in 1963, Nkrumah openly supported the Communist-led insurrection in the Congo. Dodd defended Moise Tshombe when the. U.S., yielding to pressure, backed the UN's shortsighted c^capaign to oust Tshombe from his Borne province a? *»tanga. The Senator , later found himself in R psrUion to sav "1 -iA'-Juld you so" »'htv Uie Congo smmi'oncd as -f ii \ leader of any ability, to take charge of the country as a whole'in its efforts to pull itself out of a quagmire and fight off Communist-supported subverision. v Dodd has all along set his face against what he calls the "policy of conciliation." He objected when we pressured the government of The Netherlands into ceding West New Guinea, a "territory that was in no sense part of Indonesia," to Sukarno. Our "conciliationism' toward Sukarno, expressed in terms of money grants totaling almost a billion dollars, has resulted in the seizure of USIA offices and the confiscation of American-owned industrial establishments inside Indonesia. The "policy of conciliation" toward Nasser's Egypt, also denounced by Dodd, has brought only contempt for us in Cairo. "Since the close of the war," says Dodd, "we have pumped into Egypt almost one billion dollars in aid, including $715 million worth of PL 480 rood shipments. Without these shipments the Nasser regime could not possibly have kept alive. Nasser has repaid us for all this in coin very similar to Sukarno's." Because of his record for accurate analysis and prophecy, anything that Dodd has to say about the progress of the war in Viet Nani, and the reporting of it in the American press, is certainly worth thinking about. The Senator couldn't have been talking about the whole American press when he let fly with his cri- ticisims the other day in Cleveland. For he has had his own newspaper informants on the state of affairs in Southeast Asia, notably Marguerite Higgins (who was born in Hong Kong and has a special feel for Asiatic realities); and the Dodd version of our our "smashing victories over the Vietcong in the Mekong Delta" has certainly been printed in some nwspapers. But even though some press people have reacted negatively to the inclusiveness of Dodd's criticism, he has vet to reveal anything except a cool hcad-ancl when he criticizes someone it is uul out oi auiuiua , Berry's World The Washington Scene By RAY CROMLEY WASHINGTON — (NBA) — In the Dominican Republic, the United States and the Organization of American States may have gotten themselves in the same fix in which the Unit e d States found itself when it occupied the Phillippines after the Spanish-American war. To administration officials, there Is no known Dominic a n leader able, strong and honest enough to run the government. That goes for ex-President Juan Bosch, junta chief Brig. Gen. Antonio Imbert Barreras, military "strongman" Brig. Gen. Ellas Wessln y Wessln and rebel chief Col. Francisco Caamano Deno. These American officials hold that an election now would be a farce. Therefore, a military occupation is perhaps only a starter. If there is to be any insurance at all of a stable government that won't be overthrown in a matter of months by Reds or dissident army officers, or a combination of both, then, administration experts interviewed here hold privately, there mus be several years of tutelarge management before a meaning ful election Is possible. Their suggestion: Put the Dominican Republic under trusteeship, managed direct 1 y by an OAS-appointed govern o r and administrators. Alternately, the trustees h 1 p could be handled by one coun try selected by a vote of OAS members. (This one-coun t r: management would fit the pat tern followed by the United Na tions after World War II. The United States still administ e r s under U. N. Trusteeship, sever al groups of former Japanese held islands in the Pacific.) Under the trusteeship concept the governor of the Domini can Republic could well be an outstanding Latin-Americ a n former chief of state. Betancourt former president of Venezu e 1 a has been mentioned by some In Venezuela he faced many of the same problems he would in the Dominican Republic— In eluding Communist Infiltrati o n and a population inexperiencec in stable democratic government The OAS has already failed once in the Dominican Republic After the assassination of Rafael Trujillo, the elections for president were conducted under the watchfcl eye of a battery of OAS observers who made cer tain there were no irregularities. That government, Inaugurated with so much fanfare in February, was overthrown in Sep- ber. It was followed by a series of other temporary regimes. For political reasons, the OAS could decide to set up a Jerry-built coalition government (If one can be patched together long enough) and get out. But that action would likely put t h _ Dominican Republic right where it was just before the revolt. The Communists would have a field day. There is no reason for as- Ironwood Daily Globe Published evenings, ixcept Sundays by Glob* Publishing Company, 118 E McLcod Ave., Ironwood, Michigan Established Nov. 20. 1818, (iron wood News-Record acquired April 16 1831 Ironwood Times acquired May 33. IMfl. «i w. •rood. Michigan. P°» ta «« 0«W «t Iron- HEM HEM OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Th« Associated Press Is) •ntltled we. eluslvtly to the use (or republcatlon of all the local news printed In this Mwspiptr. M well as aU AP news dl*. Member of American Ncwipaptr Publishers Association, Interamerlcan Press Association. Inland Daily Press Association. Bureau of Advertising, Michigan Press Association, Audit Bureau of Circulations. Subscription rates: Bjr mall within • radius of 60 miles— per year. SB: six monthi, $5; three months, $3; one month, 91.60. No mall subscriptions told to towns and lomjonn whe-r •sarrtw setvlce Is maintained. Elsew«»«*A— per year. $18; one month. $1.30. Ail man subscriptions paynbie In advanee. , By carrier. $20.8(1 per year in advance; by UM week. U ••uU. suming that such a regime could last, lass backed up by an OAS or U, S. force. On the other hand, trusteeships haven't been noted for their success In developing local administrators. There has been much dissatisfaction with the trusteeships set up after World War II under which native peoples were to be trained in self-government. This problem Is keeping lights burning late at the State Department. Business Mirror By SAM DAWSON NEW YORK (AP) — There's nothing like a 51-month stretch of prosperity to gladden the heart of a federal tax collector. Record corporate profits and record personal incomes are bringing the U.S. Treasury a windfall of $1.5 billion this fiscal year. It anticipates a like amount in the fiscal year starting July 1. The $3 billion is revenue that the Treasury hadn't foreseen when It drew up its budget last January. Cuts In federal income tax rates both for individual incomes and corporate earnings are now being offset In sizable amounts by the Increased totals on which to levy the new, If lower, rates. And the windfall has led the Treasury to agree to share some of its good fortune with the Individual and corporate taxpayers. The share will be in the form of a greater than previously planned cut in excise taxes, paid at retail by customers, or levied at manufacturers' level of some items. The 51-month business expansion, which this month Is setting a peacetime record of its own. has flowered this year in higher than expected profits and Incomes. Right now, for instance, the Commerce Department figures that corporate gross profits are running at a record annual rate of $62.6 6billion. The Increase of $5.6 billion in these pretax earnings from the annual rate of $57 billion in the final three months of 1964 is pure gravy for the Treasury. Even with corporate income tax rates dropping this year from 50 per cent to 48 per cent, the Treasury will take In a sizable hunk of money, close to $31 billion. The corporations aren't complaining because they're glad both for the lower rate and for the record profits part of what's left after taxes will be handed out 1 n dividends t o stockholders — increasing personal Incomes — and part will be used to finance new plants and equipment. Confidently, the Treasury expects that this business spending, along with increased outlays by individuals with larger incomes, will keep the business expansion going far past this 51st month. And with the expansion should come still higher corporate profits and larger totals of personal income. The lower tax rates will be applied to that still expanding volume of taxable profits and income. Things could go wrong with all these fine hopes. The expansion rate probably will slow during the traditional summer lull. Overconfidence could lead both Individuals and corporate executives into excesses that could undermine the so far sober and steady growth. But right now the news is all reassuring: records falling month by month, the chance that this summer's slowdown will be less marked than average, the probability that the momentum of the long expansion will keep things going for some time. And then there are the new stimulants now taking form: the cut in excise taxes that could spur private and corporate spending the increased government outlays that projects of the "Great Society" imply. The Doctor Says Several readers have written of persons who have had both shingles and chickenpox —two diseases caused by the same virus. Although this does happen it is the exception rather than the rule. It is usually explained by the fact that the victim of shingles who had had chickenpox earlier In life was later exposed to a dose of the virus so large that it overwhelmed his immunity to it. Q—What is the normal blood pressure A—In normal persons the blood pressure is subject to wide variations. In'general the upper level (systolic pressure) is about 100 plus half your age. The lower level (diastolic pressure) however is the one to watch. This may vary from 60 to 90 (normal average is about 80) but it should not exceed 100. Q—I have high blood pressure. Can you name a blood pressure reducing drug that is not harmful to stomach ulcers The pills my doctor gives me bother my ulcer. A—The problem of high blood The National Whirligig to MaC9ni« Newspaper lynrtleiUi By ANDREW TULLY WASHINGTON —Possibly Joe Clark is still merely dreaming out loud when he speaks of meaningful reform of Co ngress' procedures, but the citizen can find a modicum of comfort in the knowledge that somebody on Capitol Hill wants to drag the legislative branch into the 20th Century. The Democratic Senator from Pennsylvania does not scorn the role of gadfly. Predictably, he has approached those House- Senate committee hearings on Congressional reorganization as if they were Intended to accomplish something. While members of the Establishment sit back with cynical smiles, Clark has pressure is attacked from several angles. Water pills, to rid the body of both salt and water, are widely used. A hormone (Nor- motensin) is often given to neutralize the excess of adrenal secretion found in many pers o n s with high Wood pressure. It Is safe and has no side effects. Tranquillzers, especially those derived from Rauwolfia serpen- tina, are of value, although some of them produce side effects. Mannitol hexanitrate is sometimes given to dilate the arteries and thus reduce the blood pressure. None of these Is likely to aggravate your ulcer, taut It is true that other drugs which can be used effectively in persons without ulcers may cause stomach upsets In ulcer sufferers. Q—I have always had a low blood pressure. The last time I went to my doctor he couldn't get it at all. What does this mean A—A low blood pressure is an asset (unless the upper lev e 1 goes below 96, In which case you might be approaching a state of shock). In some persons with fleshy arms and normally low blood pressure the pulsati o n s are hard to detect, but this should cause you no alarm. Q—My son had a series of bolls and our doctor gave him Aureomycln. Would this help my arthritis A—Arthritis is not primari 1 y an infectious disease. This drug would not be of any value in its treatment. Please send your quest ions and comments to Wayne G. Brandstadt, M. D., in care of this paper. While Or. Brandstadt cannot answer individual letters he will answer letters of general interest in future columns. Timely Quotes The United States can no more contain Chinese influence in Asia by arming South Viet Nam and Thailand than China could contain American influence in the Western Hemisphere by arming, say, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. —Hans J. Morgenthau, historian and government consultant. I'm four feet, nine inches. At least that's what the Army told me when they turned me down. They didn't want me because I was too small a target, I guess. —Horse trainer Frank Catrone. "Guess who... just bought a new Dodge Polara? "You know...big. strong, nattily attired, lots of extras, really going me! USE DAILY CiLOBIt WANT-ADS "Go on, guess which shrewd, smart guy bought a beautiful Dodge Polara?" come up with 34 specific changes In overall Congressional methods. Like the ballplayer jawing with the umpire, Clark apparently feels that if his argument is loud enough he may get somewhere. 6 ft ft SENSE IS HIS WEAKNESS— Unfortunately, this blue-blooded scold is hampered by the circumstance that his proposals make sense. In this democracy, the Congressional Establishment is leery of any steps which might force it to operate along democratic lines. For example, Clark wants committee chairmen to be elected by secret ballot, In order to bypass the rigid seniority system by which chairmanships automatically are filled by o 1 d men, most of whom haven't had a constructive idea since the Civil War. He proposes that chairmen step aside at the age of 70, as do chief judges of lower Federal courts. He has taken the radical, anti-filibuster stand that 15 days of debate are sufficient for discussion of even the most lagrant pork-barrel legislation, a ft * NEEDLES FOR SENATORS— In making these propose 1 §, Clark is cunningly referring to a spade as a spade. He Is pointing out that in a legislature purportedly operated by a majority, any piece of legislation can be b u r 1 e d by a determined minority. He is accepting the fact of life that even members of Congress grow old, a piece of heresy of the sort that has often cost Clark his political ' ead in the rowdy sessions of that private club known as the U. S. Senate. Moreover, Clark has p o k e d ridicule at the vanity of his fellows. In calling tor a time limit of three hours on speeches by individual Senators, he noted that this would end what he called "a childish ambition of some senators to break marathon speech - making'records." Clearly, Clark is a man lacking a proper appreciation of the need for filling the Congressional Record with recipes for hush puppies and long quotations from the Bible at 'umpteen tax dollars a page. fr & ft VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS—A practical egghead and a tough man in a politl c a 1 brawl, Clark must be aware that his chances of selling Congress a sane approach to Its duties are roughly those of Martin Luther King winning the governorship of Mississippi. Indeed, the resolution which created the present joint committee forbade it to recommend changes in Senate and House rules. The committee can, of course, suggest that members' chairs be given another inch of padding, although this propssal would face a bitter fight from well-larded legislators. However, Clark's campaign does serve a purpose. Merely by proposing rules which any responsible leglslat i v e body would have adopted long ago, the Pennsylvanian reminds the elec- thorate of the Idiocy of Congressional procedures. He is like the child in the nursery tale who announced that the king should go home and put on some clothes. He is suggesting that the public take another look at its Congress, which is always sound advice. "Johnny! Dave? Bill? Don..T The way even/body's going for Polara, like this 500, it's hard to guess who'll be next...maybe you? ^*V** Mara: nearly 4000 pounds of solidly built beauty. 121 inch wheelbase. 383 cu. in.V8. Big car. Big performance. unwnp i special package, Polara 500. Center console, bucket seats, choice of transmissions, Polara's popularity is easy to understand. '65 Dodge Polara DODGE DIVISION CHRYSLER MOTORS COHPOMTIOi MILAVETZ AUTO CO., INC Street A Clovvrfand Orlv« •AlCtf "TW tOt MOM MOW.'" NK-TV.'^Mlck YOU*. LOCAL US1UW. •/ Iranwood. Michiaon - CHECK YOU* CAR... CHECK YOU* ON VIN6 ... CH£C*

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