Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on July 15, 1965 · Page 20
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Ironwood, Michigan
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Thursday, July 15, 1965
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FOUR 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 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 Penalty of a Felony Editor's Xote-The following remarks \\orc ^attributed in the Wisconsin State foiinia) of Aladison to a district court judge in Grinnell, 'la. He made them to t\vo juveniles whom lie '-sentenced on auto theft HiHrijes. We believe -they carry an important message to all juveniles and therefore reproduce them here. Wisconsin law gives a juvenile fudge discretion to treat auto theft by youths 18 through is year* 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 taces the court as an adult, Following are the words of the Grinnell. la., judge: "You come from good homes, both ol vou. E—, I've know your father for manv years and I have for him as much respect as for any man I know. I do not know what attitude lie 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 you will never again have his full respect and confidence. There will never be a time when you are away from home when he will nut have a feeling of fear and wonder about what you are doing." "H.—, Mrs. R.— tells me that your faniilv is as good as E's. You may be sure that the things I sny apply equally to you." "Now you have been convicted of a felony. A felony is-a crime-for which you might be sent to the penitentiary. In this case I do not have to send you to the penitentiary ... I 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 good conduct in the future can ever erase it Next 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 nnint 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 dt-uv it, then the record of these proceedings will be brought up from the vaults and read h. the jury. "And the question will be asked for the pui'T pose of casting doubt on votir testimony' Convicted felons are not believed as reachJy as other persons. "It may be that some day you will have a chance to get in one of the expanding countries of South America, and you will apply for a passport. You 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 vou from examination; an untruthful answer will be detected because appointments are made only after investigation. The record Is here, to be found by anyone interested." As Good as Gold "The current insecurity in the monetary field certainly makes surprises possible." Thi? sentence is culled from the recent report of the Swiss Federal Council dealing with an emergency anti-inflation program introduced in 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 iti balance of payments. The modest surplus rolled up in the second quarter of 1965—April-May-Jime—will be in 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 \vipe out the chronic U.S. balance of payments deficit The rise of foreign investments here to about 89 billion has helped. American money men are now led to hope that the United States will be able to achieve a firm payments surplus next year. FIJI 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 fourth 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 Robert V. Roosa, who had four years of managing money policy as Undersecretary of the Treasury, and Kermit Gordon, former director of 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 nigKtS often bring an early fall—by resort Romeos. People who live in glass houses simply like modern architecture. Always Warred With Reporters (Copyright 1969. King features Syndicate. Ine.t By John Chamberlain Lyndon Johnson is suddenly getting a terrible press, at least insofar as the columnists- those "licensed libertines," in Arthur Krock'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" in 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 in for real hou- ble. Both Richard Nixon and Barry Goldwater 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 times. Some five years ago, in doing a magazine series on Democratic Party Presidential aspirants, I made the rounds of the Senate^press gallery. What .struck me forcibly was that ohnspn, as majority leader, was then fairly well disliked by reporters. His press conferences often degenerated into scolding sessions. The majority leader had what baseball players refer to as "rabbit ears"; he could, so 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 ilory, Jolinsoa was sure to spot it. And the reporter who wrote it would be accused of bias or inaccurauv in front of his colleagues. LBJ dealt \vith 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. Willard Edwards, the Chicago Tribune's Capitol Hill man, once wrote a story about a "Pedemales Deer Hunt," telling about an episode in wliich 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 preon is that the President seems proof against something 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 his stride; he has always resented the "heat in the kitchen." Yet, even though he gives every surface indication of not being able to stand the heat, he has never been driven out of the kitchen in thirty years of public life. The reason why Johnson has survived is due, so one hazards, to his ability to r>arry through his projects and ultimately conftonf his critics. The President may explode when .he reads a displeasing Scotry Restort column in the Nesv York Times. But He maoifeitly doesn't explode when he is 'dealing with Senatoi Wayne Morse, who has been mor« critical of the President than any reporter Hence, when he needs a Morse vote on something that does not affect one of Morse's own pet crusadei, he 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 By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON — Coincident with the announcement of major changes in the executive personnel of the U.S. information agenej' 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. .nformation 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. Incidentally, 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 a a 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 dally broadcasts to other lountries. The Soviet government con- :rols 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 and covered In radio and ;elevision news broadcasts by ;he privately owned companies. The problem which the U.S. In- T ormaticn Agency faces is whether to continue to duplicate iwhat he newspapers in America are presenting, or whether to concentrate more effort on broadcasts to the rest of the world which not only tell what the president and the secretary of state are doing in foreign policy but answer such criticisms of it as are being published outside this country. o a a There is a feeling here that the state department and the White House have, by their rules, inhibited the effectiveness of the USIA under the present administration as well as under past administrations. The diplomatic attitude is always one of caution. Yet, when criticism comes out into the open and the Soviets are disseminating untruths 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 obligation to distribute abroad all of the Irresponsible statements made by some members of Congress concerning Ameri- 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. a a o 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 foelgn 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 feeling that the Washington government 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 arewatchln^for 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 10 YEARS AGO— Temperatures: High 83, low 61 Approximately 35 Oogebic Coun t y boys and girls are expected to attend the annual encampment of Upper Peninsula 4-H Club members at Camp Shaw, Chatham. Of this number four will compete in judging contests, five in the dress revue contest, one in the tolent show and four In demonstrations .... Coach Pete Fusi's Bessemer Speed Boys boosted their lead In the Michigan-Wisconsin Conference baseball race by walloping the Wake- field Cardinals 14-2 at Bessemer in beating Wakefieid for the third time In the last eight days the Speed Boys record e.d\ their fourth Win in six starts. Wakefieid has just the opposite record with two wins and four de-... feats. 20 YEARS AGO— Tempera- „ tures: 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 . ironwoetf Conservation Club will meet Wednesday evening with Dr. Hazzard, of the Michigan Institute for Fisher 1 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 "I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I Judge; and my judgement is Just, because I seek not my own will but the will of htm who sent me."—John 5:30. All that is good, all that I s true, all that is beautiful, all that is beneficent, be it great or small, be it perfect or fragmentary, natural as well as supernatural, moral as well as material, comes from God — John Henry Cardinal Newman. Ironwood Daily Globe Published evenings, except Sundays y Globe Publishing Company, 118 E IcLtod Ave., IronwoocL Michigan. Established Nov. 20. 1918, (Ironwood Jews-Record acquired April 10 1921 j ronWood Times acquired May 23] 1946.1 Second class postage paid at Iron- 'ood. Michigan. 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