Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on May 19, 1965 · Page 4
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pout ItONWOOD DARY GLOBE, WONWOOD, MICHIGAN WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, l»6§. I RON WOOD DAILY GLOBE The Daily Globe It 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 Publish*, 1927-1964. Mrs. linwood I. Noyes, President Edwin J. Johnson, Editor and Publisher Faded Natural Beauty The White House Conference on Natural Beauty, convening in Washington. Monday, Mav 24, should have been called TOO voars earlier. Despoiling of America's eilies and countryside is so far advanced that only an impassioned local, state and federal commitment to beautification can reverse the trend. President Johnson wants the conference, chaired by Lanrancc Rockefeller, to produce "new ideas and approaches for enhancing the beauty of America." He recommended that it discuss such issues as automobile junkyards, underground installation of utility transmission lines, taxation policies that would not penalize-conservation, and the possibilities of a national tree-planting program carried on by government at every level and by private citi- s;cns. Lady Bird Johnson has been setting an example by showing up all over the nation's capital with a shovel in her hands. Roadside blight and billboard defacement of the landscape are obvious and urgent targets for remedial legislation on community, state and federal levels. Yet a provision of the federal Aid Highway Act aimed to encourage stales to limit billboards along the interstate highway svstem under what amount 1 ; to a small subsidy expires on June 30. Only 20 stales have entered into the necessary agreements xvith the federal Bureau of Public Boads. Some legislatures clearly arc more, concerned with protecting billboard interests and/or slate sovereignly than they are in saving natural beauty for those who will inherit America. Public planners conclude that the only way to eliminate unsightly roadside developments is to give authority to a body to acquire legal control over uses to which areas visible from the road may be put. President Johnson is expected short]}' to recommend a mandatory federal program to control advertising and auto junkyards along new federally aided highways. Given state and local indifference to the problem, the only, alternative would be to accept the continued transformation of America the Beautiful into what Peter Blake has called ''God's Own Junkyard." Fashion and the Soviet Man U.S.-Soviet cultural exchange stretches to a new extreme on or about Friday, May 21, when a leading American men's clothing manufacturer puts on a fashion show in Moscow. Samuel Eisenberg, president of Petrocelli Cloths, with the blessings of the State Department and the Russian government, will present the newest developments in men's suits, sports jackets, formal wear, and overcoats. Supplementing will be women's fashions from a collection by Martier-Raymond, a small New York couturier. Eisenberg pledges that he will show only merchandise in good taste—no "kooky or far- out stuff." Models will be from a group of 60 retailers and their wives who will be ac- companying Eisenberg on his tour of Europe and Russia. Eisenberg doesn't expect to sell anything. "I want to think," he told the N.Y. Herald Tribune (Feb. 24), "that it's just plain good will." The Eisenberg group also will stage fashion shows in Stockholm and Copenhagen. For a male-dominated society. Soviet Russia has shown remarkably little interest in dress. It's true, that Nikita S. Khrushchev had an Italian tailor, but when it came to cut and tit, his suits might as well have come from GUM store No. 1. The bunch gaggled in front of the Kremlin tor the M ay Day and other spectaculars usually look like Willy-Off-thePickle- Boat. At any rate, the Russians would do well, in their new concern for creature comforts, to view these apparel temptations from the West with a Spartan eye. For Shakespeare never came closer to the pith of truth than when he wrote (Much Ado About Nothing, Act JIT, sc. 3): "The fashion wears out more apparel than ihe man." Tepid Answer to A Fetid Problem Three of the brightest luminaries in the spotty Republican firmament from three of the biggest stales in the nation met the other clav in a summit conference on the question of what to do about Lake Erie, on whose soiled shores their states border. It seems that, clue to pollution, the fish aren't jumping and the living isn't easy—not, nl least, for those who once hauled in S2.5 million a year in catches or for those who have the ridiculous idea that this magnificent souvenir from the last continental glacier should be used for swimming and pleasure and not just freighter traffic, waste disposal and algae farming. The upshot of the meeting between Governors Rockefeller of New York, Rhodes of Ohio and Rofnney of Michigan was that the situation did indeed smell and that somebody ought to do something about it. Romney warned that if state and local governments didn't, ihe federal government would. Rhodes opined that they ought to, anyway, since the three states provide Uncle Sam with 47 per cent of his revenue. Rocky seemed to concur in this. Accordingly, after four and a half hours, the meeting adjourned and the minutes were forwarded to the Department of Health. Educa- rion and Welfare, which has scheduled a conference on pollution in Detroit on June 15. In fairness to the governors, however, they are far less complacent about the lake problem than the people they govern, who go on unconcernedly polluting one of their greatest resources. No, Virginia, "frugality" has nothing to do with that dance. A bore is a thief who steals your lime. Gandhi's Grandson Supports LBJ (Copyright 196S, King Features Syndicate, Ine.l By John Chamberlain We are constantly being told that there is a "world opinion" to which we must defer in foreign policy moves. But the ex-Slate Department official who, in a scoffing reply to a well-known commentator, remarked that the vast majority in Asia don't even know where Viet Nam is was probably pretty close to the truth. In any event, there is no single opinion, no consensus, even among literates in Asia about the actions of the U.S. in South Viet Nam. The Indian intellectuals are supposedly against what we are doing—or, at least, so we are asked to judge from the words of Nehru's successor, Prime Minister Shastri. Both Nehru and Shastri can be truly represented as the heir of Mahatma Gandhi. But they are not the only heirs. For Kajmohan Gandhi, the gundson of India's revered liberator, has come forward with a new intepretation of his grandfather's doctrines that differs somewhat from the Nehru-Shaslri variety. In his own weekly magazine, Himmat, young Gandhi has chosen, in the name of peace and his own Indian version of the Western idea of "moral re-armament," to support what Lyndon Johnson has been doing in Viet Nam. Since the moral re-armament movement in ; the West was identified in the nineteen thir- . ties with pacifism, Rajmohan Gandhi mav appear to be a walking contradiction. But the x-.young man makes a good deal of basic sense. He argues that there are two colliding realities in Southeast Asia. The first reality is that ;the Hanoi and Peking regimes will, "short of inviting serious damage upon themselves," adopt every means to force communism on South Viet Nam. The second reality is. that by fighting to prevent the communizahon of South Viet Nam, "America is stemming communism in Asia as a whole." Like his grandfather, young Gandhi doesn't believe you can conquer ideas with bullets. But he is realist enough to know that passive resistance only works against an enemy who is himself fundamentally humane. Fighting the British, a nation with a long Christian and parliamentary tradition, by sit-down tactics and inarches to the sea, as Mahatma Gandhi did, is :«ie thing. But fighting Communists by such tactics only 'invites disaster. Knowing the difference between enemies, Kajrnohan Gandhi says that "Whether or not we like the American manner of fighting in Viet Nam, and whether or not we believe that the Vietnamese people want the American military presence, this presence lengthens freedom's duration in India. We need to be grateful, therefore, for the American soldier^ who leaves family and comfort and roughs it out in Viet Nam at considerable risk . . . Should the Americans decide to pull out of Viet Nam, a pro-Communist or fully Communist government will soon be installed in Saigon. "Laos will then speedily succumb, and Thailand will be in a precarious state. If Thailand goes Communist, what remains of Burma's freedom will disappear and Rangoon's status will quite likely be reduced to that of a provincial capital of China. Malaysia will be unable then to stay outside Peking's control. China's grip on India will become tighter and stronger and will not fail, in fact, to crush us." These are the words of a young man who is able, among other things, to read a map. Fewer and fewer people have been able to do that since geography was banished from the schools in favor of an amorphous monstrosity named "social studies." Going beyond his real politik, however, young Gandhi picks up the main thread of his grandfather's thinking. The "third reality" in South Viet Nam, he says, is that "Communism is strong . . . and will not vanish if military arid financial aid from Peking and Hanoi were to end . . . This basic truth has got to be faced—you cannot kill an idea with a bullet or a bomb. You can only defeat it with a better idea." It is at this point that young Gandhi offers "moral re-armament" as a superior idea. He means by this a "program or moral revolution," and, oddly, he recalls that the murdered President Diem had urged that South Viet Nam "be saturated with moral re-armament." Whether this is useful recollection is beyond this columnist's judgment; an Asiatic country may want something more than a religious im- p'ortation from the West. But it is true that if South Viet Nam is not held for freedom by military power, no idea there will have a chance against communism. The General Scores Again Today in World Affairs By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON —Comparisons of the manner in which three presidents— Eisenhower, K e n- nedy and Johnson— have handled situations in the Caribbean are being made nowadays. For instance, former Senator K e n- neth Keating of New York, Republican, said a few days ago: "If we would have dealt with Cuba the way we are acting in the Dominican Republic, then the Cuban situation would never have gotten out of hand." What Jo h n F. Kennedy might have done in the Dominican crisis is a matter of conjecture, but his brother, Senator Robert Kennedy, said the other day that he felt President Johns o n was wrong in not consulting the organization of American states before sending marines to t h e Dominican Republic. He admitted that the OAS had not been consulted by President Kennedy before the attempted invasion at the Bay of Pigs in 1961. Senator Ke n n e d y said that he doesn't think "we handled the Bay of Pigs very well," and that his brother had shared his view. n * * Now former President Eisenhower has expressed himse 1 f on both the Dominican Republic and Cuba. He told a news conference that he thinks President Johnson was "absolutely right" in what he did to protect American property and to allow a legitimate government to be organized in Santo Domingo. Mr. Eisenhower rejected the suggestion that he himself should have taken similar action when Castro came into power in Cuba, and pointed out that the situation then "was by no means similar." The former president said that the Cuban rebellion, which started about 1957, was applauded in this country and had the sup- p o r t of some of our great e s t newspapers. He mentioned that a staff writer of one of these newspapers, who had visited Cuba at the time, "almost single-handedly made Castro a national hero." Mr. Eisenhower added: "Also, the then Senator John F. Kennedy said that Castro was following in the footsteps of Bolivar, the great libera tor of South America. Castro was then talking in 1959 about free elections. It wasn't until December 1961 that that man confessed that he was a Marxist and always had been. "I think the United States would have been called interventionist' and 'imperialist' of the worst degree if we had moved quickly in that situation." ft it O Mr. Eisenhower argued that there is no analogy between the present situation and the revolt in Hungary in 1956. He declared that any action by the United States in Hungary would have meant that the United States would have had to send its military forces through other countries, for which it probably could not have gotten permission, and that the only effective military way would have been to "go directly to Russia with our bombs" —somet h i n g that would have brought on a major war. In the 1960 campaign, Senator John F. Kennedy challenged the Eisenhower policy in Cuba and implied that it had not been firm enough. But when, in April 1961, Cuban exiles, tr a i n e d and equipped with the assistance of the United States, attempted an invasion at the Bay of Pigs, the Kennedy adminis t r a t i o n wobbled and finally cancelled an air strike in support of the attacking forces. This, in the view of many, precipitated the defeat of the exile group. The question of whether the Kennedy administration shou 1 d have gone ahead and used marines and air cover in Cuba will always be debated, with neither side being able to offer a conclusive argument as to what course would have been proved better in the long run. . When Soviet missiles were discovered in Cuba in 1962, the Kennedy administration mobilized American military power and demanded that the missiles be removed. To this day, it is not known whether the missile bases have been completely useless or whether the trained Russian technicians who remain in Cuba can still activate such bases in a short time. <r <r <r But, just as Mr. Elsenh o w er says that the people of the United States would not have sanctioned intervention in Cuba during his administration, so it may be argued that public opinion would not have favored more drastic steps than were taken by the Kennedy administration during the missile crisis. There will, of course, always be those who say that the Soviet Union would not have engaged in a war with the United States just because of Cas t r o. The mere fact that the Soviets did publicly agree to withdraw their missiles is regarded as a sign that they were willing to call it quits. Under these circumstances, the verdict of history may be that the Kennedy administration acted in conformity with American public opinion at the time. If the Cuban story should, however, have another chapter and America should be endangered once again by reason of missiles bases in Cuba, there will be a renewed demand that the United States take the necessary risks and rid itself of a hostile base so close to the shores of this country. (Copyright, 1965, New York Herald Tribune Inc.) Business Mirror By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — Economists are busier than ever these days offering views of what's ahead. And you have a choice of three versions. 1. Some, especially those In government, see a continuing and fairly steady expansion of the economy the rest of this year and into 1966. To them, it's all but in the bag, with only a normal quota of uncertainties. 2. A smaller group, largely corporate and banking soothsayers, see a period of leveling off already beginning, despite the excise tax cut looming just ahead. And they think the pause will be refreshing. 3. A few worriers say the economy is in danger of overheating. They hold that the latest tax cut proposal would add to the danger, and isn't needed just now in any case. a a a Those who foresee continuing growth, even if the rate of expansion slackens a bit now and then, include those who think that by entering its 51st month the business upswing has proved itself immune to the dangers, the excesses and foibles, that reversed previous postwar upturns. They hold that government and business are now cooperating to avoid these stumbling blocks and to keep a well-managed prosperity rolling. They note that for some time now when predictions have had to be changed, the revision was always on the upside. They hold that such contin- Ironwood Daily Globe Published evenings, except Sunday! by Globe Publishing Company, 118 E. McLood Ave., Ironwood. Michigan. Established Nov. 20. 1919, (Ironwood News-Record acquired April 16 1921; Iron wood Times acquired May 23. 1946.) Second class postage paid at Ironwood. Michigan. The National Whirligig (IUIMM* w sftCtaM MMMMPW By ANDREW TULLT WASHINGTON — There have been the usual hysterical bleats from some civil rights quarters that the FBI fell down on Its Job in the failure of an all-white Alabama jury to convict Collie Leroy Wilklns for the murder of Mrs. Vioa Liuzzo, but they are falling on deaf ears among the more authentic liberals. For example, the Washington Post, which is not given to running J. Edgar Hoover for President, noted editorially that "It is difficult to see how the work of the FBI In this case could have been more proficient or the evidence stronger." What the Post meant was that the FBI came up with a witness who said he saw the shooting and named the names of those who pulled the triggers. To be sure, the jury in Haynesv 111 e failed to reach a verdict, but the case remains an investigative victory for the FBI. a a a "COMPLETE INF ILTRA- TION"—Specifically, it was a victory for the FBI's infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan, a process it has been pressing for the past 40 years. The FBI witness, Gary Thomas Rowe Jr., was a Klansman on the FBI payroll. And the Klan now knows that its ranks hold many another Rowe. Or, as Hoov e r put it, the agency has managed "a complete infiltration of the Klan to the extent that the FBI is now aware of its plans and activities." Timely Quotes We cannot change the nature of man, but we can change some of the conditions under which men would be willing to give the law firmer support. —Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, urging steps to encourage crime witnesses to come forward. The American nations cannot, must not and will not permit the establishment of another Communist government in the Western Hemisphere. —President Johnson, on the Dominican revolution. Washington cherry trees flower sometime between March 20 and April 17, most often around April 5. It was this delicate espolonagft operation that led to the aft rests of 21 Mlssissippians —i» eluding a sheriff and his chief deputy—In the slaying of t h r e • civil rights workers near Philadelphia, Miss., last June. Then are reports the FBI has at least two signed statements on the, murders, and the "FBI complaint contained details whl e b could not have been obtain e d except from informants within the Klan. * ft ft KLAN'S INTERNAL TROUBLE — Two hundred FBI agents worked on the case for five and a half months. They questioned suspects and checked alibis in Philadelphia, Meridian, Jackson, Sebastopol, Cartha g a, Stallo and along the red cl a jr roads in the countryside. But It was information from s p 1 e a within the Klan that proves crucial, it was from these Informants that the FBI got the meat for the bare bones of Its murder complaints. Moreover, the FBI haa learned that all is not amiable comaraderie in the various Klans. Rarik-and-file membera are complaining that they take all the risks while their leaders take the credit for terrorist operations. Most of the Klans art in financial trouble -and this haa led to charges and countercharges of misuse of funds. At some Klan rallies, buckets passed to collect money have been stolen, ft A * MORAL VICTORY — There have been no convictions yet In the Mississippi triple mur d e r, just as there was no conviction in Hayneville, and there are those who say no convictio n s will be obtained. This may prove true. But the FBI Investigations nevertheless have not been futile. They have cut into the body and laid bare for all the world to see the sickness that grips some parts of the South, and good people in Dixie have been appalled by the sight and stench. v Meanwhile, J. Edgar Hoover and his men can do little more than subscribe to the sentiments expressed in the sign which hung in the .officie of Burke Marshall when he was Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. "Blessed are the peacemakers," the sign read, "for they catch hell from both sides." MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press ti entitled exclusively to the use for republcatlon of all the local news printed In this newspaper, as well as all AP new* dispatches. Member of American Newspaper Publisher* Association, Interamerlean Press Association, Inland Daily Press Association, Bureau of Advertising, Michigan Press Association, Audit Bureau of Circulations. Subscription rates: By mail within a radius of 60 miles—per year. $9; six months. »5; three months, 13; one month, SI.50. No mall subscriptions sold to towns and locations where carrier service Is maintained. Elsewhere—per year, $18; one month. »1.50. All mall subscriptions payable In advance. By carrier, $20.80 per year In advance; by UM week. 48 cent*. uing growth is needed, if for no other reason than to keep unemployment problems from being no worse than it is. And they think an excuse tax cut July 1, and another one Jan. 1, will help assure continuing spending by both consumers and business. The second group of economists believes that the big spurt in industrial production in the early months of this year has been due to unusual circumstances—notably the buildup in steel inventories in the face of a strike threat, and the catching up in auto production after last fall's strikes. Some see any further growth this year as either unlikely or in very modest proportions. And others even look for a turndown, especially in the normally slower summer months. * •& -it Both doubt if this will hurt the economy in general. The cooling-off process might even forestall the perils which overconfidence and overexpansion might hold for an aging business upswing. The third group stresses the perils. It sees the seeds of future inflation already sown by the generous auto labor contract and by the steel labor settlement that could come out of this summer's negotiations. To the worriers, overconfidence is already taking shape. They cite the rise to record levels this year of the prices of many stocks. They note that business is increasing its plans to expand, based on optimistic forecasts of consumer demand. And they shake their heads, over the rise of consumer debt to record highs, and the competition of some lending institutions in offering loans to prospective customers. To those who see the economy as on the brink of overheating from various stimulants, government and private, the need of another pep pill such as the proposed cut in excise taxes seems highly, questionable. A Daily Thought When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is writen: "Death is swallowed up in victory.' —I Cor. 15:54. Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life. —Charles Frohman, Amerl can theatrical manager. Ironwood BONUS DAYS Register for Three $5 MERCHANDISE CERTIFICATES at Ketola's. No obligation. One given away each day during Bonus Days. Can be used towards purchase of merchandise of your choice. 5-Drawer CHEST AH Hardwood . Construction In Blonde, or Maple NOW ONLY SOLID MAPLE BED Rich mellow Salem Maple Finish ... in twin, full and % size. NOW ONLY Maple Dresser 64.50 Double Chests M T£S" M> 59.00 Maple Double Dress w 89.50 KETOLA'S SUFFOLK ST. DIAL 932-W1 K'™ j

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