Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on May 28, 1965 · Page 4
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Ironwood, Michigan
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VOUR IRQNWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN FRIDAY, MAY 28,1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE The Doily Glob* U 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 Publishe. 1927-1964. Mrs. Linwood I. Noyes, President Edwin J. Johnson, Editor and Publisher Racing With the Sun Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, the odd man out of America's space effort, has a rendezvous with the sun. Roaring out of Hawaii on Sunday in a National Aeronautics and Space Administration jet transport-research plane, Carpenter will keep a date with the sun about J,800 miles north of Pitcairn Island and 2,000 miles east of Christmas Island, race along with it eastward for about 100 miles, and then refuel in Tahiti. Carpenter will be observing from his 600- rnile-an-hour plane a total eclipse of the sun that is billed by NASA as the "38th, and third longest" so far in this century. (Reference data place the May 30 eclipse as the 4Sth since 1900 and the eighth longest.) As the sun ducks behind the moon, the eclipse will be visible for only 5K minutes at ground level. But by flying in the same direction the moon's shadow is traveling across the earth's surface Carpenter will almost double that time. The plane, at 38.000 feet, will not be threatened by clouds. The crew will conduct more than a dozen experiments, including full photographic observation. Navy Lieutenant Commander Carpenter, has been little heard of since his Aurora 7 three- orbit space flight in Project Mercury May 24, 3962. He has no assignment in the Project Cemini-4 launch scheduled for June 3. Still, there's a certain continuity to the present detail. Carpenter was NASA's principal eclipse-chaser OA'er Canada two years ago, when scores of valuable pictures were taken of the sun's corona— brilliant, irregular atmosphere invisible when even a small part of the main disc is showing. Much of the scientific observation for this eclipse, as two years ago, will be under the auspices of the International Years of the Quiet Sun, an outgrowth of the International Geophysical Year. U.S. scientists had asked for use of the Tahiti airport as a scientific base, but this was denied by the French government. The eclipse will be total at the ground only at tiie French island of Belinghausen and the New Zealand island of Manuae. It will not be visible in the United States. Robert Fleisher, coordinator for the National Science Foundation, in a letter to the press reports: "It was clear at the outset that the most suitable runway . . . was the one in Tahiti, and that no other airport will permit observation of the same quality and duration." As it is, Carpenter will be allowed to spend only about an hour in Tahiti as his plane refuels. Scientific exploitation of the eclipse Sunday will be energetic, for eclipses are not only spectacular but instructive. From previous phenomena of the sort scientists first identified helium in the sun's atmosphere. Even now there is nothing to compare with a real eclipse for coronal study. NASA and the Office of Naval Research will launch two high-altitude balloons from a schooner cruising along the Cook Lslands near Manuae. Goddard Space Flight Center is cooperating with the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, to launch sounding rockets from the northern tip of the north island. The possibility of clear skies is low, but the scientists are looking forward to a rare and rewarding astronomical experience. Do You Know How Much He. . It is now official, and you patients nave been right all along. Doctors do indeed make something besides diagnosis and house calls. They make a good Luck at their trade. Their business is so healthy, in fact, that they make more money on the average than bank presidents. But bank presidents, as economists have suspected, make considerably more than shoeshine boys. All this, and more, is revealed in a survey by the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inasmuch as there is scarcely anything more fascinating than poking a nose into some- o.ue else's business or bankbook, it is interesting to learn that doctors head a list of 321 occupations by earning an average annual income of $14,561. This may not be as much as you have suspected your doctor makes, even on the average. But it's almost $2,000 more than the average yearly income of bankers and financiers, who are in second place with $12,757. Lawyers are tlu'rd with $10,587. It is perhaps indicative of something or other that clergymen, with an average of 17.1 vears of education, do somewhat better financially than bartenders, but not as well as truck drivers. The clergymen earn an average of $4,008 a year to rank 245th, while the truck drivers make $4,188 and the bartenders $3,740. But bartenders meet such interesting people. As long as we're snooping, we may as well know that airline pilots average $10,000 a year, college presidents $9,704, funeral directors and embalmers $5,803, veterinarians $8,882. and bootblacks $847. And while the survey didn't say so, an important fact to you, the reader, is that no matter how much you may make compared with all these other people, it isn't enough. And you don't need a survey to tell you so. Right? The garage bill for making your car like new makes you wonder why you didn't sell it for old. Some high schools shoo al) their pupils out at once for morning snack breaks. A scramble for eggs. Folks who live in ivory towers get a fine view of nothing in particular. Shock is what you get when you see a summer resort and remember its ads. A home garden is where it costs $2 to raise a 25-cent head of lettuce. Who Engineered the Big Switch? By iohn The American college students — or at least the fringe percentage of the undergraduates who envy their demonstration - happy opposite numbers in the Banana Republic universities of the Caribbean area — might well consider the proposition that they have been had. And American Negroes might go along with the students in doing their share of meditation on recent history. In a brilliantly speculative column, datelined Washington, Mr. Frank Coniff remarked the other day on the sudden switch of the campus demonstrators, both hard-case and amateur, from the civil right movement to the get-out-of-Viet Nam-and-Santo-Domingo movement. It was his guess that the switch was one of fashion: carrying banners for the peace-at- any-price cause had become the "liip" or the "swinging" tiling to do. Since suggestibility, or contagion, certainly explains a lot about the spread of intellectual fashions, Mr. Coniff is obviously on the beam in his surmise. But the theory of suggestibility implies that there is someone around to do the suggesting. The question is, who were the typhoid Marys that set the civil right marchers off on the entirely different tack of trying to discredit President Lyndon Johnson's actions in the Vietnamese and Dominican crises? Anyone who tries to answer this question will surely risk being ripped up the back as a McCarthyite. But the coincidence of Communist needs (both those of the Soviet and Maoist variety) for action on Viet Nam and Santo Domingo and the switch in internal American campus protests from civil rights to international "peace" is * glaring one. The Communists •re in unforeseen trouble in Southeast Asia and in the Dominican Republic precisely because Lyndon Johnson's policies have been effective in both places. Hence it is entirely logical that their phony interest in the American Negro's cause inside the United States should suddenly be consigned to a secondary position while they pull out all the stops to encourage . "teach-ins" and marches and letter-writing mar- (jfelhons and $5,000-per-page advertisements in liig newspapers to Ihe end of destroying Pres- ident Lyndon Johnson's conviction that he is on the right path. The order to go all-out on the "anti-imperialist" demonstration front was issued by the Kremlin on March 3 in Moscow in the form of one of those low-key bundles of cliches that arouse no one at first save the initiated. "The representatives of Communist and Workers' parties," so the order read, "call the attention of all the progressive and peace-loving forces ... to the dangerous situation created by the expansion of military intervention by the U.S. imperialists in South Viet Nam and by the acts of aggression against the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam. We call on all ... to promote unity of action and solidarity in the active struggle against imperialist aggression." Since this order went out, there has been a marked change in the ratio of civil rights articles and "anti-imperialist" articles in the local American Communist press. At least eighty per cent of the space goes to foreign affairs matters today. Not so long ago the civil rights movement was getting most of the space. The Negro civil rights leaders who have fallen for the leftist contention that the South Vietnamese people and citizens of the Dominican Republic don't need protection in their own hopes for civil rights against Communists should reconsider their position. Surely Martin Luther King wasn't helping his own cause when, in Boston, he remarked, apropos of the supposed nuclear menace of U. S. policy in Viet Nam, that "it is very nice to-drink milk at an unsegregated lunch counter — but not when there's strontium 90 in it." The Rev. King might reflect that if any strontium 90 has been released into the upper atmosphere in recent months, it could only have come from the Red Chinese and Soviet nuclear explosions. As for the student protesters on Viet Nam, this columnist is quite willing to believe in the innocence of at least ninety-nine per cent of them. But the rank-and-file members of all those organizations of the "new left" might legitimately begin to look for Communist typhoid Marys in their midst. The theorv of fashion •demands a fashion-maker, ajnil can't have hyuosis without a hyuotizer. Balanced View Today in National Affairs By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON —While President Johnson's message last week used only a few words to outline a request that Congress forbid the states to maintain any of their laws interferi n g with compulsory unionization, ;he administration, thr o u g h Secretary of Labor Wi 11 a r d Wirtz, now has given a full explanation of its reasons for sponsoring the move. Mr. Wirtz declares that "the real issue involved is not widely understood," and he is absolutely right about this. In his testimony, however, before a special labor subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor, he does not really make it any better understood as a desirable piece of legislation, though he does make a good case as to why the unions naturally want to colle c t more dues from persons who are not now members and who, as a matter of principle, do not favor unionization. The secretary says that "the principal issue is whether an employer and the representative of his employees are to be free to make an agreement of their own choosing." But this has never really been in dispute. For if it were a mere matter of permitting unions' to make agreements with employers, there would be no controversy. It's a fact that by these very agreements persons who do not want to belong to a union are compelled to do so anyway or lose their jobs. The secretary adds: a a £ "The real issue is whether a company and a labor un i o n should or should not be permit ted—so far as the law is concerned—to agree that all employees of the company who are represented by the union should share the expenses of maintaining the union and having it represent them in their dealings wjth the employer." This is tantamount to saying that individuals should be c o m- pelled to pay the expenses of various organizations whose activities result in benefits for them. The secretary of labor argues that all employees should share the cost of negotiating and administering collective-bargaining agreements and of the adjustment and settlement of disputes. He describes all employees as "beneficiaries," and remarks that those workers who do not pay such expenses are called "free riders." But do the unions really pay for all the expenses of collective bargaining? The employer pay; a large share as he incur; heavy costs in conducting union negotiations and carrying out bargaining procedures. No agreement is ever made whereby the unions share the expenses of the employer arising out of bargaining negotiations. Each union undertakes the negotiations of its own intia- tive, and employees who do not care to belong to a union have the right—specifically affirmed by a Supreme Court decis i o n —even to carry their individual grievances to the employer without going through the union. All employees must, of course, abide by the terms of the agreement reached with a union as to working conditions, but they are under no obligation to pay any of the bills of either the employer or of the union. Secretary Wirtz further says in his testimony: * a * "There's no violation of freedom in a minority's having to accept the majority's fair judgment fairly arrived at." But is this true? Would all the! organizations representing Ne-l groes, for example, agree with the view that a majority has to accept a majority's judgment? Would racial demonstrations and integration of public facilities in the south have been initiated if the minority were compelled to accept the view of the majority? It has been worker really join a union argued that the doesn't have to and that all he has to do is to pay an initiation fee and tender periodic dues to the union. Mr. Wirtz says that "the employee cannot be required to attend union meetings, to accept union discipline, or to engage in union ritual" and that he is "required only to pay his way like everyone else." But, whether a member or not, a worker does have to ac- The National Whirligig By ANDREW TULLY WASHINGTON — Besieged by all that caterwauling from the American Medical Associat 1 o n, which claims medicare Is sinful, the public has little noted the fact that the system will be a good thing for younger people, too. Specifically, medicare will save money for the sprouts under 65 who hold health insurance protection under a private plan. Because most persons over 65 will drop their voluntary insurance plans In favor of the less costly medicare benefits, private insurers will get out from under the excessively high costs of provid- cept "union discipline." He doesn't dare to cross a picket line in those states where right- to-work laws do not exist. In states with right-to-work laws, the employee is usually protected against coercion and violence when there is a strike. The secretary of labor says it's all part of a private issue —that is, "whether the private parties to collective bargaining are or are not be be free to decide the union security issue as they see fit." But this same "union security issue" affects the rights of indivduals in the minority as well. The right of a majority in a private organization to make rules for its members is conceded. But to compel persons who do not wish to belong to a particular organization to pay dues to such a group involves a discrimination against dissenters. They must, in other words, pay a financial penalty. (Copyright, 1965, New York Herald Tribune Inc.) Record of the Past 10 YEARS AGO— Temperatures: High 66, low 50. . . .Dr. P. B. Lieberthal of Ironwood, is president of the Upper Peninsula Medical Society, which will hold its sixtieth annual convention June 17 and 18, with the Oogebic County Medical Society as host. . .John Tezak, one of the standout performers on the Luther L. Wright track and field team, has been elected honorary captain of the 1955 squad. A member of the track squad for four years, Tezak has been one of the most consistent pdint winners this season while competing in the 440 year dash and as a member of the relay teams. 20 YEARS AGO — Temperatures: High 65, low 39. . .Miss Margaret June Papin's s h o rt story, entitled "Tomorrow I'll Rem e m.b e r" was select e d among the ten highest in a recent short story contest sponsored by the writer's club of Rosary college, River ForesJ, 111. . .Members of the Ironwood Masons lodge will old time minstrel show at the Masonic clubrooms Friday night, June 1. An interesting evening of entertainment is promised. Business Mirror By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — Most people can be fairly indifferent to a rise in the price of basic metals. But let the price of food go up and the debate over the possibility of another burst of inflation commands instant attention. And that debate is warming up. The climb in food prices can be traced to several things: weather damage to crops, shortages of temporary farm laborers, cutbacks in cattle herds and the hog population, and greater consumption by a growing and affluent population. Even though they command the most attention, the ups and downs of food prices are a fairly common phenomenon. What's raising the question of inflation in general is the steady if slow rise in industrial prices in many fields. And this is feeding the debate over whether the economy is or isn't in danger of overheating. Gardner Ackley, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, says it isn't, so far. But he finds the recent rash of price ncreases disturbing and warns they might lead to government countermeasures if business doesn't moderate the trend voluntarily. This would be in line with the government's guidelines for prices and wages tied to productivity gains that keep unit production costs stable. William McChesney Martin Jr., chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, warns that the economy is close to the edge of mean the step that turns business expansion into a boom. The four-year-old expansion has meant greater prosperity without excesses either in price increases or wage boosts. Boom implies a rush of overconfidence that carries with it a wage-price spiral. In the past this has undermined the market value of the dollar. And boom also implies a future bust. The debate over inflation goes beyond the industrial price increases which Ackley says seems to be accelerating. He lists tires, stainless steel overheating Hies must carefully. By overheating the authorities and fiscal author- watch that trend Ironwood Daily Globe Published evenings,, except Sundays by Globe Publishing Company. 118 E. McLeod Ave., Ironwood, Michigan. Established Nov. 20. 1919. < Iron wood News-Record acquired April 16 1921; Ironwood Times acquired May 23, 1946.) Nation's Death Toll From Accidents Is Up CHICAGO (AP)—The nation's death toll from accidents in the first three months this year was 24,700 persons, an increase of 300—or 1 per cnet — over the same period last year, the National Safety Council reported today. However, because of a population increase, .the council said, the death rate from accidents actually dropped from 56.4 to 54.7 per 100,000 persons, a 3 per cent decrease. USE DAILY GLOBE WANT-ADS ing health benefits for the aged. They then will be able to offer reduced premiums and-or expanded benefits to the young e I citizens. « « * PREMIUMS BOOSTED —Hospital benefits paid the aged by private Insurers now are two or ;hree times those received by younger beneficiaries. As • result, the younger citizen, In effect, has to help pay the aged's premiums. In the past, private companies such as Blue Cro s a have had to increase premiums to cover this burden and thus have priced many subscrlb e r s out of the market. Michigan's case Is, perhaps, typical. Blue Cross offlcla 1 s there have estimated that medi- care would save them $16 million a year In hospital benefits paid to the aged. Presumably, this saving would be passed on to the consumer, since the Blue Cross Is a nonprofit organ 1 z a- tion. * a ft MORE COVERAGE POSSIBLE — But more important, the private plans should be able to offer their subscribers more for their money. Most plans, for example, do not now offer adequate benefits for psychiat r 1 c car, doctors' services outside of hospital and home health benefits. With the cost of payi n g the aged's bills eliminated, these plans can expand their programs. With congressional passa g e virtually assured, medicare benefits will become available July 1, 1966. At that time, most of the nation's 19 million citizens over 65 undoubtedly will drop their private policies beca use the government-subsidized p r o- gram will offer them 60 days of hospital benefits and nurs ing home services at no cost. Additionally, the aged will be offered insurance to cover doctors' bills for only a $3 a month, far cheaper than any coverage offered by private plans. * * a BENEFITS UNIONS — Meanwhile, labor union spokesm e n see no danger of medicare duplicating benefits now available under union contracts. The plans include a provision for reducing benefits by the amount provided under any new Federal program. In the future, therefore, new contracts can be written to supplement medicare benefi t s. With medicare offering 60 days of hospitalization for each illness, the union contract would provide benefits starting on the 61st day. Scuh contracts also are expected to pay for drugs and certain specialized services not covered by medicare. products, sulfuric paper containers, acid, trucks, polyethylene resins, aluminum products, copper, and fabricated copper products. And pointing a finger at business pricing policies, Ackley sees no evidence that excess demand is furnishing any inflationary pressure. Nor are labor shortages plaguing most industries. * -it •& The inflation debate goes also into the government's fiscal policies. And this may be why federal officials are becoming so vocal in denying that overheating is a threat. On the contrary, they contend, a relaxing of the upward rate of climb is more likely. The fiscal policies include tax cuts even while the federal debt is rising and the Treasury deficit continues also include each year. They keeping interest rates low and credit easy so that economic expansion can be financed. And along with it goes a rise in spending by federal, state and local governments. Past thinking held such policies to be laying the foundation for future inflation. Present fiscal thinking is that these policies make the economy grow fast enough to offset any such threat. Basically the question is the role of government in plotting and controlling economic trends. But at the practical rather than the theoretical level—that is, for the consumer rather than the economist or monetary authority—the threat of inflation doesn't lie in the rise of prices of sulfuric acid and polyethy lene resins, but in costlier trips to the food stores. Second cUsi postage paid at Iron wood. Michigan. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tht Associated Press la entitled ex clusively to the use for republcatlon of all the local news printed in this newspaper, as wall •• all AP news dispatches. Member of American Newspaper Publishers Association, tnteramerlcan Press Association, Inland Dally Press Association, Bureau of Advertising Michigan Press Association, Audit Bureau of Circulations. 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