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FOUR IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN MONDAY, JULY 19, 1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE "Tn» Doily Globe is on independent newspaper, supporting what it believes to be right and opposing what it believes to be wrong, regardles* of party polities, 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 Beauty in Waiting "\eolcctcf1 bcanttj pcmliclh apucc ' — Robert Hcrrick President Inlmson's rondsicK- bcuntitKi'Hon package is <*um<j to ho nIKnvcc 1 to tjrriiimatt' until another session of Congress. Lack ol administration nourishment must be given ;is the proximate cause. To cnvcr a threatened *>o.l billion deficit in the special highway trust r und, President John son has asked for road-user ta.\ increase. 1 - on truckers and a five-month extension on tlie collection of all trust-fund taxes beyond the Oct. 1 1972 cut-off date. Financing problem- are going to hold up the beautv, bills, lot tliev would be costly, too. Meanwhile, the 1958 billboard la\\ evn'red at the end of the 1965 Fiscal vear-Jm-e 30. Billboard lobbyists had found the oriental bazaar merchants of the «tatc legislatures accommodating; only 20 states had qualified for the federal billboard confrol bonus. President Johnson at the closing; session ot the two-day White House Conference on Natural Beauty, May 26. disclosed his highway beautification program in the form of torn draft tills. The President's proposals tor the 250.000 miles of interstate and primary higlrvays would: 1. Require states after Jan. 1, 1968 to prohibit advertising along interstate and primary highways to qualify for federal road grants, Existing signs would have to come dowr bv July J, 1970. 2. Require states, as a condition of eligibility for federal funds, to prohibit new junkyards in areas within 1,000 feet of interstate and primary roads. Existing junkyards would have to be removed or screened by July 1, 1970. 3. Require j>tates to use three per cent oi federal road funds on a matching basis for landscaping and other roadside' improvement. States are now permitted but not required-to use federal funds without matching for those purposes. 4. Require states to use one-third ol tlieii federal secondary road funds to construct scenic roads and roads leading to scenic and iccreation areas. Require also landscaping and roadside beautification along federal-aid highways. Beauty, in the eyes of John Milton, w a s Nature's con, not to be hoarded. "The good thereof/Consists in mutual and partaken bnss." Having joined the outspoken critics ot roadside blight, billboard defacement, .unnecessary proliferation of overhead wires, and mindless highways construction, President Johnson appears now to have postponed for another year his; "new and substantial effort" to landscape highways. Jyfeantime, opponents of controls have grown more outspoken. Walter S. Meyers, vice president of a major company that designs and makes outdoor advertising equipment, on |ane 1 <J rew a curious analogy between billboards and junkyards on 'the one hand and so-called "pop art" on the other, and asked the St. Louis Advertising Club: "Who is to .say that a high- way sign is not an art form?" In a more s vein. Meyers demanded: "It fundamental rights can be trampled upon the federal pt>v eminent in the name of an abstract conr-ep' Mich a-; 'boautv. vvliv cannot othei persona taste.s :mrl responses be legislated?' "Beant\.' Thomas Fuller'tells us. 'will oin iiu beef." 20 Years After Twenty years ago at Alamogoixio, N.M . on Julv 16. 19-to. man succeeded in releasing the power at the heart of the atom, an achievement promising much for his future and A\ tin same time threatening his verv existence. In two decades since Alamoeordo man has gone so far toward realizing the promise that the atom has lost much of its capacity to astound. \\'ith technology advancing In »eo metrical progression and laboratories steadily producing new wonders, one day's mijacles all too readily become the next day's common places. Tlic atom is being>put to work for ever i ew purposes in industry and medicine. It powers ships and is beginning to explore space. Already it serves a significant portion of the nation's power needs, and Mie dav is not tar distant when up to half the electricity consumed in the United States will come tiom nuclear generating plants. But while man may have come a long way in harnessing the atom, he is still far from controlling it in the political sense. A workable formula for preventing the spread of nuclear weapons eludes worried statesmen of many nations even as the leapfrog advance of technology makes nuclear capabilities increasingly easy of attainment. It is estimated that with expenditure ol some 8200 millioin ($2 billion went into tht first American bombs) any mature industrial country can now produce a bomb within a few years of/deciding to make the effort. Ana there are perhaps as many as a dozen nations in addition to the present five nuclear powers, which could qualify. Two years ago the United States the Soviet Union and Britain agreed to a partia' lest ban. Yet Communist China continues to bend every effort toward achieving a nuclear arsenal. And France, already equipped with atomic weapons, is expected to touch off its first hydrogen bomb by next July. Great strides have indeed been made during the past two decades in realizing the promise of the atom. But it may be well to remember the nature of the present anniversary. The power of the atom was first tapped for war, and the threat of its use for destruction and death remains. Man has come far in learning how to work with the atom. It is as yet bv no means certain that he has learned to live with it. Can't someone devise a reducing diet for fatheads like those for fat figures? Judging by the ads for some movies, wove been blasted by a sexplosion. No long, Hot Summer' Yet (Copyright 1988, King features Syndicate. Ine.) By lohn Chamberlain At the time of the All-Star baseball game in mid-July the shape of the season in the major leagues is-pretty firmly established. The teams that are one-two-three at mid-summer will be right up there in September. The New \ork Mets and the Kansas City Athletics will finish last. The waning summer days have biought surprises in the past, as .when the old Boston Braves rode up eight places in eight of ten weeks, but the law of averages is distinctly against this sort of thing. By analogy, dare we take heart because, at All-Star time, the winter prophecies that it would be a "long, hot summer" in the slums of the big cities had not been fulfilled? The shape of the season here could be set. The success of the civil rights proponents in rarry- ingl forward their fight in the Halls of Con- grejis has already had is reflex in at least a comparative restoration of patience to the streets. The promise of pre-school education has had) its effect. T^ie history of the middle nineteen thirties, whiph opened with a spate of labor violence and; closed with peaceful agreements between the?newly-fledged CIO and the big automobile" and steel companies, could, be more or less^ repeating itself on the civil rights front today. It, has always stood to reason that "long, hot summers" must at some point run into the law of diminishing returns. Violence must cither go forward into revolution or give way to common sense adjustment of issues. The rfuto- mobile workers in the thirties couldn't sit in forejver; they had to keep General Motors and Forol going because it is production, not violent^, that keep labor itself supplied with the good, things of life. TJjie truly heartening thing about this yum me» is that the Communists and their de 'facto allies among the free lance radicals are 'meeting with difficulties in their attempt to •">';$Vilojiglrt« violence with the campaign •'"••—- * u --l{.S. in its Southeastern Asiatic policies. he national director ol CORE Racial equality), has, despite... liis own personal opinions about peace, told his organization that it has no business mixing civil rights issues with Viet Nam. And significantly, there has been no widespread movement on the part of members of Dr. Martin Luther King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference to follow their leader in his j>aci- fistic and appeasing approach to foreign policy. In putting these words down on paper, we run the risk of being confuted by events. But if the official Communists, the local Maoists, The Progressive Labor Party, the Students for a Democratic Society and other advocates of leftist extremism succeed in making the month of August a shambles, the source of the agitation will be fairly plain to almost everybody. The dernonstratori will simply be tagging themselves as either the dupes or the servants of a foreign conspiracy. Too much is known, by the FBI and the local police departments, about the movements of conspiratorial agents to permit easy deception of the American people from here on in In Chicago, where there has been a real attempt to make it a "long, hot summer" on the pattern of a year ago, Mayor Richard Daley sees to it that the instigators oi lie-downs and sit-ins are well photographed for identification. The appearance of Communists in key spots among the demostrators has been documented in depth. There are plenty of'rumors. as these words are being written, that the way-out left is cooking up some "long, hot summer" stutt foi August in Washington, D.C. There could be marches on the Capitol, stall-ins on the streets, demonstrations'in front of the White House. Since the Communists are giving Viel Nam priority, the civil-rights issue would be subordinated to foreign policy protests. But this in itself would be a tip-off to the nature of the marches and the stall-ins. The second half of the summer could negate tbfi promises of June and July,- But the "kick" wont.be as strong as that of a year ago. Violence recoils upon itself, reaching its own natural limits. Short of a truly revolutionary • situation' "long, hot summers" cannot be piled one upon another in geometric escalation. "I Think There's a Message Here— Something About These Things Being Hazardous Today in National Affairs By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON — Five or six years from now — perhaps sooner — the American people may H" interested Indeed i n whether the Republican or the Democratic party was responsible for the enactment of the latest "Civil Rights" bill. The argument then will be not who is to receive the credit but who is to be blamed for having helped' to take away from t h e states their right to fix qualifications of voters and for having enacted legislation that penalizes .some states while ot h e r s are permitted to carry on d i s - criminatory practices. The Republicans today are boasting that 82 per cent of the party.'s membership in the House of Representatives support e d the administration bill on final passage by the house, while in the senate 9 per cent of t h e Republicans voted for passage. They point out that in both instances a substantially small e r percentage of the Democratic senators and represen tates stood behind the measure The Republican minority leader in the house asked President Johnson five questions on Monday of this week. They have not beer answered. When the full effects of the new voting measure are felt, however, it is quite probable that these ques tions will be even more pertinent. The questions asked of President are as follows: ft A it 1. Why was Texas not covered under the President's initi a 1 voting-rights bill and is not' effectively-covered now? 2. Why were vote frauds and dishonest elections, such as have occurred in Chicago and Texas, not covered under the President's proposal? 3. Why shouldn't* the right to vote be protected equally i n every state, not just in seven states? . Why should any area b e emempted after only 50 per cent of the Negroes are p e r - mitted to vote? 5. Way should votes that are challenged be counted and, i f found invalid, be used possibly to determine the outcome ol an election, including the election ol a President? Mr Johnson is charged by the Republicans with not ha v i n g answered any of these questions. But certainly when the new law has been in effect a lew years, it will be evident not only that the states were treated unequally but that, in the drive to grant voting rights without restrictions, citizens— both Negroes and whites —who really were not qualified to vote were enabled to participate in elections and perhaps even ol power. hold the balance The Republicans are trying to make it appear that, although they attempted to safeguard ;he rights ol all citizens by an important amendment, their Democratic colleagues in C o n- gress were unmindful of their obligations. Yet the Republicans themselves have not answered he question as to why, if they were serious about their point of view, they didn't vote against; ;he bill when it was up for final jassage. Certainly a measure that contains inequities and discriminatory provisions is just as. bad in, its final form as it was whei^an amendment to remove ;thjB^ defects was voted on and rejected, mostly by the Democrats. What it amounts to is that Republican members are evidently trying not to take any political risks whatsoever. They w a n t the benefits of h a v i n g voted for the bill on final passage and also credit for having sought to change the measure. The average citizen, however, would have more admiration for the Republicans if they had stuck to their convictions b y voting against any bill which contained provisions of a d i s - criminatory nature. Perhaps there are not many Barry Goldwaters left in t h e Republican party In Congress. The former Arizona Sena tor voted against the 196-1 "Civil Rights" bill on final passa g e because he felt it was a b a d Dill, though he did lavor some of its provisions. When certain amendments failed, he did not turn about and cast his ballot for a bill which he sincere 1 y believed was unconstitutional. On the contrary, he took pride in recording himself against it. There is a lesson which the Republicans have not learned. It is that the people want their representatives to be less Interested in political advantages of the moment that in fundamental convictions. In the long run, the cause ol good government will be advanced far more by those who stick to their guns and vote against bills which they feel are' unconstitutional and d i s c r i minatory than by those members who are r e corded as in favor of a measure on final rollcall just because its general objective may be hailed as merltorius. Democratic government is not advanced by yielding to political expediencies. Unfortunately, the whole voting-rights bill contains many inequities and discrimina t o r y provisions. It may take time before all these delects are evident to the people. Eventua 11 y the truth does come out, and when the people find that what was considered to be advantageous a few years before is detrimental to the best interests of the country, the vote of a member of Congress of either party for such a measure can turn out to be a political liability rather than a political asset. (Copyright. 1965, New York Herald Tribune Inc.) The National Whirligig (Rel«a*ed oy McClur* Newspaper lynritaitei By ANDREW TULLY ! WASHINGTON - Dr. Martin Luther King Is making the! same mistake so many crusaders nave made over the cen-| turies. He Is assuming that his expertise In one field makes him an authority !n another. Dr. King, who someti m e s seems to be running for Secre-j tary of State on the strength of; his Nobel Prize, now is pushing a campaign to persuade the United States to withdraw trom Viet Nam and the Dominic a n [ Republic. The Southern Christian Leadership Conferen c e , which he heads has urged such a pullout. and Dr. King said he might organize demonstrati o n s to pressure for "negotiations." & a <t DANGEROUS DRIVER— It IS pathetic that Dr. King shou 1 d have descended to uttering such dangerous drivel. Some overactive gland has caused him to! equate the Viet Nam war with the civil rights movement here. The Conference's resolution has condemned what it calls "racism abroad," and seems to Imply that If the U. S. got out of Viet Nam the American Negro would be better off. I do not know what Dr. King means by "racism abroad." and I don't think he does, either. It is just one of those handy phrases used by the more emotional civil rights leaders as an excuse to get into the foreign policy act. II he means the U S, is helping men with yel- iow skins combat aggress i o n I by other men with yellow skins,! he is right, but in more intelligent circles that is known as honoring a national commit-! ment—and doing a day's work in the war against Communism. Dr. King's own remarks are remarkable only for their absurdity. He says there must be a negotiated setlement "even with the Viet Cong," and adds that "the only choice is non-violence or nonexistence." o o a ClVIL RIGHTS IN VIET I NAM? — Presumably, "non» violence" means that the United States should not hit back when the Viet Cong attack South Vietnamese troops or indulge in wholesale assassination of the civilian population. But, 1 i k e President Johnson, I will go along with Dr. King's pleas for negotiations. All Dr. King has to do now is explain how we are going to negotiate with an enemy that refuses to negotiate. Like Dr. King and President Johnson, 1 am also concerned with the civil rights of all people everywhere. I am particularly disturbed by the plight of human beings in the Communist countries, a problem Dr. King perhaps naturally has overlooked in his preoccupation with the difficulties of non-whites In the Free World. In that connection, I am wondering What Dr. King, in his new role as international statesman, would do to protect the civil rights of the Vietnamese if the United States should pull out of that country and surrender It to the mercies of Communism. it it ft "CONFUSING THE ISSUE"— Happily, James Farmer, head of the Congress of Racial Equality, persuaded CORE to shelve a similar pullout resolution on the grounds that "civil rights and foreign policy should be dealt with separately." And Roy Wilkins, executive director of the NAACP, who was fighting for the Negro when Dr. King was In diapers, accused Dr. King of "confusing the issue." Dr. King's job is to fight for equal rights for his race. But tasting national power, he apparently has decided to use that power—which mostly consists of intimidation by demonstration— to force his will on the President. He has a right to his opinion, but I do not want our foreign policy dictated by the Southern Christian Leadersh 1 p Conference—or the AFL-CIO, or the National Association of Manufacturers. Business Mirror The Washington Scene By BRUCE BIOSSAT WASHINGTON — (NBA) — President Johnson's "i m a g e" difficulties are compounded ' in very special ways by the fact that he followed the youthful, martyred John Kennedy into office rather than such old-timers as Dwight Eisenhower and Harry Truman. It would have been hard enough for Johnson just to' set his rough-hewn style against his predecessor's book." glamorous "new Worse for him was the feeling among-many In and out of government that Kennedy's death by assassination had cheated them. Unconsciously or openly, they marked Johnson as both an Interloper and a flashbackjo an era they thought had ended. While publicly commendi n g the new President for his steady-handed assumption of power, some influential figures in Washington began almost instantly to draw harsh comparisons. Since he exhibits a number of traits that are less than endearing, they turned easily to what is really a cruel gauge. The sympathy that normally assists a newcomer to the presidency was given by many only in surface measure. • Thus Lyndon Johnson, long a lonely, little-loved man. felt peculiarly unbefriended as he took on the world's lonelinest job at a critical turn in history. Ironwood Daily Globe Published evenings, except Sunday* By Globe Publishing Company, 118 E McLeod Ave., Ironwood, Michigan. Established Nov. 20, 1919, (Ironwood News-Record acquired April- 16 1921:' Ironwood Times acquired May 83. 1946.1.' Second class postage oald at Ironwood. Michigan. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED CRESS The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for repubication of all the local news printed in this newspaper. as well •> all \p- new* dispatches. Member oi . American Newspaper Publishers Association. .Interamerlcaa Press Association. Inland' Daily Press Association. Bureau of AdvertU|n Michigan Press Allocution. Bureau ot Circulations. Audi Subscription rates) By? mall wlthto • radius of V) mlles--per y«*r, «9; six months, $5-,i three months, $3; one month, SJ.50. No maU subscriptions sold to towns and locations where carrier service is maintained Elsewhere—per year, $18; one month $1 50i Ail mail subscriptions, payable In advance. By carrier, $20.80 per ytar In advance) by the week, 10 cent*. his anguish by his see my bedroom" In this circumstance, perversely, he has been ill-served by one of his more troublesome traits—his tendency to brood over the way others see him. He seems to fix an almost hypnotic gaze on all the worst that is said of him. Comments a friend: "He watches television too much! And he shouldn't read all that stuff about him." He might be better off, it is suggested, if he adopted the tactic of some Broadway acto r s . who never read their press notices whether good or bad. Doing just the opposite up to now, the President has increased 'come and approach to the press and other key White House visitors. This dogged intimacy has given him vast overexposure. Here again, the Kennedy pattern has been a stumbling block. The late president, mindful of his narrow victory margin in 1960, opened White House doors to press and television with the deliberate intent of enlarging and reinforcing his public stature. a it a Johnson, at once Impressed by this example and fretful over his own image problems, has carried to extremes his allowance of what once was described as "large-pore photography." There is a strong feeling right now that he is helped less by being seen wandering around in his shorts than he would be if he could acquire ?ome of the misty detachment surrounding the stone figures on Mount Rushmore. Even without the purpose f u 1 Kennedy example s any president today is bound to be limned in more familiar detail than in earlier times. The concentration of news media upon th.e White House is incredibly expanded. Consequently, 'It is harder than ever to preserve what this high office vitally needs' as a balance —an, air of mystery and aloofness: And Lyndon Johnson, in the view of frjendp and-cr{tlbs alike, has not sensed his necessity. He 'ihas, instead, persisted in relentlessly unveiling his wor s t traits with a crushing familiarity. If any counselor—new pr e s s secretary Bill Moyers or some other — can npw dissauade the President from this course, he may prove to be worth his weight in paper ballots. i By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — A flood of good news is failing to Impress the stock market. Nor, for I a change, is bad news setting! off the usual reflex tremors. The market ended Friday July, 16 just about where it was Friday July 9. The good news would have impressed traders- in other, days. Rosy reports last week of! rising corporate profits, heartening gains in industrial output! Day in Hisfory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday, July, 19, the 200th day of 1965. There are 165 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1848, the beginning of the modern women's rights movement was worked at a convention in the Wesleyani chapel at Seneca Falls, N.Y. | The meeting was called by Lu-i cretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. I On this date j In 1840, the Britannia, first, steam packet of the Cunard Line,. arrived in Boston. In 1845, a fire in New York City destroyed 345 buildings. In 1941, Britain launched its V-for-Victory campaign among the people of occupied Europe. In 1955, the Railway Express Agency retired its last electric delivery truck. Ten years ago — The Roman Catholic Church opened the 36th International Eucharistic Con-, gress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil j Five years ago — U.S. Am-i bassadpr Henry Cabot Lodge and Soviet delegate Arkady So- bolev clashed in a bitter U. N.; debate when Sobolev warned the U.S., "Do not touch Cuba." One year ago — GOV. George C. Wallace of Alabama announced his withdrawal as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president. Record of fhe Past 10 YEARS AGO— Temperatures: High 83, low 51 .... A donation of $100 was contributed to the Auxiliary Girls' Baton Corps, at the City Council meeting to enable the unit to attend the Centennial at Eault Ste. Marie on Aug. 6 . . with Jay Bennetts starring both on the rnound and at the .plate, the Bessemer Speed Boys clinched at least a tie for the Michigan- Wisconsin Conference base ball championship by beating Iron-, wood 5-1 at Bessemer. 20 YEARS AGO— Temperatures: High 84, low 59 . . . .-The Madiana Club on US-2 northwest of Hurley, was sold to Philip De- Sormeau of Janesvilles last week, it was .Jearned today. The former .owners were George F. Getsey and Thomas Goetzenber- ger. . . .In a loosely played game at the Penoke.field last night a team led by Paul Kolesar defeated one led by Bill Maki 24-4. and the total volume of goods and services, as well as in personal income, went apparently unnoticed. The news out of Congress was of the same type — new laws that will increase government spending in the future and also the incomes of many citizens and the sales of some companies. There were also promises of still more government pep pills as the economy needs them. At the same time, gloomy predictions of stepped up involvement of the United States in Viet Nam — with the memories of the Korean War still fresh — didn't cause the nervous reaction on the stock market that a like news item might have in the past. Is the market blase, or surfeited, or just cautious? One explanation of the doldrums in Wall Street could be that the good news was mostly r.bout conditions that are past — if only as recently as a month ago. The market knew that the economy was still going ahead. The market, along with the public, has lived so long with international troubles that flare up and die down only to be duplicated in new locations that even this kind of bad news may have lost some of its power to shock. The list of corporations reporting increased profits, many setting record highs, grows each day. But the stock market just took note and dawdled. Few expect it will go on being seemingly indifferent to good news or bad But which type of news will predominate in the days and weeks ahead, or which will bear most weight, is today's guessing game on Wall Street. Timely Quotes As soon as the rush is over, I'm going to have a nervous breakdown. I worked for it I owe it to myself and NOBODY is going to deprive me of it. —Sign observed in the office of an Oklahoma newspaper publisher. There should be some check on doctors who graduated God knows when, who don't know, what's new and don't' care and who get what information they, get from Time, Life and the Reader's Digest. - --.-—Dr. Louis N. Katz, Chicago heart specialist, suggesting a test every fiye years. A Daily Thought "I go about blackened, but not by the sun; I stand up in the assembly and cry for help."—job 30:28. / Here!s a secret. Tell yourself that thousands of people, no more intelligent than you, have mastered problems like those- that now baffle you.—William Featb- €£.

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