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FOUR IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN WEDNESDAY, JULY 21,1965. 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." v —Linwood I. Noyes, Editor and Publisher, 1927-1964. •Mrs. Linwood I. Noyes, President Edwin J. Johnson, Editor and Publisher Go Outdoors? How Quaint! " 'Do you enjoy the great outdoors? What a pity. , For sooner than we think, all of us mav be Jiving our entire lives indoors, venturing out only as a great adventure or in some clue emergency such as fire or flood. ,:";We will live in air-conditioned homes, ride in'. air-conditioned cars or buses and work in ;8jr-conditioned offices and factories. "•'• We will soak up knowledge and cultnu: in air-conditioned schools, theaters, movie palaces and museums. ..'.AVe will watch air-conditioned baseball and football indoors, under glass. •We will get our exercise in air-conditioned bowling lanes, tennis courts, putting greens. and driving courses. ,•; -Fantasy? Don't be too sure. •ofMore and more, our homes are being sealed light against the outdoors. '"'Ditto for motels, hotels, airplanes, 'rains and buses. And for stores, offices, factories and 'public buildings. We are, in fact, not only making IIMIIV of ejj'r public buildings outdoor-proof, but are Jbyilding them without windows so flie otcu- ipaJits need not be reminded that there is an fotftdoors. already have one huge indoor sports and they are planning others so that baseball fans may not be hot and football fans msiy not be cold. '•We not only are annoyed by the outdoors. >};e are trying to kill it as well. The air we used to call "fresh"' is now so polluted we are afraid to breathe it. Lakes and rivers once crvstal-cleai and sparkling are now big cesspools. So more and more we swim in -man-made pools, manv ot them indoors. ^Majestic forests and sylvan glades, once our delight, are giving way to monstrous comn.er- dal developments. ' So if you like sunshine, old-fashioned outdoor air and outdoor life in general, enjov jthein while you may. i ; The day may come when you will be written off as a kook if you so much as walk to Ihe corner to mail a letter. Ipurists and Dollars ../The international air terminals are crowded this summer with thousands of Americans flying off for European vacations. Each out- represents a drain on the U.S. balance of payments. American tourists poured $3 billion into foreign coffers last year, and the prediction is that the total in 1965 will exceed that figure by $200 million or so. This "tourist gap" is one of the leading reasons why U.S. officials are forecasting a deficit in U.S. international payments for the third and fourth quarters of this year. A $250 million surplus in the second quarter followed a $733 million deficit in the January-March quarter and chopped the deficit for the opening six months of the year to less than $500 million. No one knows how much red ink- will be used in the last half of the year. Anything less than $2 billion for the full 12 months will be a very solid plus, considering that last year's balancc-of-payments deficit reached $3.1 billion. Payments deficits result when a nation lends, spends or gives away abroad more than it earns overseas. In time the deficits lead to a drain on gold reserves. President Johnson's emergency program to stem the outflovv is bringing results. But it would be premature to c;ill it a success while imports continue to rise, while the British pound remains weak, while defense spending in foreign lands increases, and while the ubiquitous American tourists live it up abroad in growing numbers. The Old Virtues Fall Into Disuse In any analysis of juvenile delinquency, children of Oriental descent have always been conspicuous bv their absence from the statistics. Respectful and well-behaved Chinese and Japanese kids fust don't get into trouble. Unfortunately, there are indications this mav no longer lie true. Police in Sacramento. Calif., for instance, report increasing involvement of Chinese and Japanese youths in such th'ngs as thievery and knifings. Although none of this betokens a trend, and although the police would be quite happv it the rest of the city's adolescent population would emulate the record of the Japanese. Mich hitherto unheard of incidents have caused much soul-searching among the proud second- generation Japanese, the Nisei. "Somewhere along the way we feel we are failing," said one elder. Offered a captain of the Sacramento Police Juvenile Bureau: "I imagine it's because the kids are becoming Americanized." But this explanation only gives rise to other disturbing questions whose implications range wide and deep: Why should becoming "Americanized" mean losing respect for parents, for neighbors, for law and the rights of others? What kind of society are we building where a police officer can matter-of-factly consider ''Americanized" and "criminalized" as being virtually svnonymous? More important, what can we do to change this situation? There is little doubt that the answer to that, i( there is any one answer and if the experience of the Nisei and Sansei is a valid guide, lies in halting the breakdown of the American family structure — a loosening process that foreign observers detected generations ago but which has accelerated under the stresses of constantly changing modern life. As soon as the government solves its balance of payments problem, Dad hopes they'll teach him the trick. Some "adult" movies are merely childish efforts to shock people. There's nothing like a jaywalking ticket to set you on the right path. Communists Are 'Hurting' Badly (Copyright 1988, King features Syndicate. Inc.) By John Chamberlain The Communists, both Red Chinese and Hussian, claim that they can outlast us. But the whole thing is a phony: Communism is at its lowest ebb in years at the home sources of its supposed strength. The West has only to hang on to witness the ultimate confusion of its long-term implacable enemies. The tip-offs come from a score of directions. There is, first of all the failure of the Communists to make effective use of the Arab nations in subverting sub-Saharan Africa. Secondly, there are the indications that the Kremlin's new "collective" leadership can reach no constructive decisions on most matters that involve the future of the Soviet economy. Third, there is the suddenly divulged information that unemployment has become a big Russian problem — and this in a Social economy, vet. Fourth, there are the complaints, coining with much greater frequency in Soviet newspapers and magazines, that the young in Russia are bored to death with Marxism and with oftfdal party work. And fifth, there is continuing indication that nothing is going well on the "Soviet farm front. As for the Red Chinese, they have huffed and puffed about the manpower they mis;hf send to the aid of the Viet Cong. But, simultaneously, they have also had to huff and puff about "invading" Taiwan, too. The second gesture cancels the first; it betrays great uneasiness about making a southward move while 600,000 free Chinese troops remain poised on an unsinkable island on Mao Tse-Tung's eastern flank. It has been pointed out in several places that Important high-ranking Communist parry Jpad- ers have recently disappeared from official gatherings. The Radio Liberty analysts who work out of Munich can find no recent trace of Nikolai Podgorny, a top secretary of the party, or of Pyotr Demichev, the Central Committee's ideological spokesman, or of Vladimir Stepakqjv, who disappeared not long ago from the chief editorial job at Izvestia. Other analysts have been looking in vain for Gennady "—ov.-pcemier of the Russian Republic and r-of-the presidium, and for Hour '» "• !«•'-•.*, . -•- • .-.., Shelest, who was Ukraine party chief undei Khrushchev. The big Communist Party Con gress, which is supposed to meet every four years, has been postponed. Pravda and Izvestia have been publishing conflicting reports about impending "reforms' in the Soviet economy, with Izvestia taking an anti-reformist line and slapping at Brezhnev, a reformer, because his "engineering diploma is not everything," and with Pavada championing "great rights and freedoms to the toilers' —which, of course, means more consumers goods and guaranteed private farms foi peasants. Meanwhile, as the "collective" command in the Kremlin mills around, unable to make a choice between an iron ration economy and greater freedom and affluence for the rank-and- file, a Soviet publication, "Problems in Eco nomics," divulges that unemployment in Mos cow runs as high as seven per cent, whilp in Siberia the figure is a monstrous twenty-six per cent. And Pravda and Izvestia are botli filled with forebodings about the harvest pros pects for the fall. Pravda backs into its admission of farm troubles by praising the farmers for ha/inp "overcome the difficulties of a capricious spring" by late plantings of bread grains "in a comparatively short period." The "capricious spring" means that there had to be resowingy of wheat that frosts, snow, drought, and 1-naw rains had destroyed. The seed stock used foi the resowing is, on Pravda'* own say-so, badly contaminated and of low germinating power. And the harvest, when it materializes, will come all at once, putting a terrible strain on equipment that is breaking down because of a lack of spare parts. The failure of the-Communist system to feed and to give employment to tb« population coincides with the growth of a skepHca) attitude among the young, who have turned •against the Stalinist banalities of their fathers. Any way you take it, communism is sitting on a powder keg. So why do we. let the leftist "peace" mongers of our local university faculties deflect us from pursuit of a strong foreign policy? Echo answers, "Why?" Today in National Affairs By DAVID LAWRENCE | WASHINGTON — Televisi o n "commercials" are "too loud'M and should be toned down — at least this is the ruling just decreed by the federal communications commission. Author i t y for this action presumably has been derived from an interpretation of the communications law which bestows on the commission the right to issue or withhold licenses of television and radio stations on the basis of 'public interest, convenien c e and necessity." Maybe the loud noises do dis- ;urb the "convenience" of t h e listeners, but, if this is to become a matter of federal con- ;rol hereafter, there are other kinds of noises and other kinds of "commercials" which p e r haps shouldn't be overlooked. There are persons, for i n stance —some of them advanced in years —who don't like to! listen to jazz or "rock'n roll" and would prefer more symphonies or the melodies of composers like Victor Herbert. But there's a "civil right" which any citizen can still exerc i s e when the music is too loud, whether in the "commercials" or elsewhere in the programs — the right to turn off the radio or television and listen to phono- raph records. radio and television are part of "the press," and the constitution prohibits congress from making any law abridging the "freedbm of the press" to publish or broadcast what it pleases. Unfortunately, some decisions of the Supreme Court of the United' States have not adhered to this principle and have interpreted the governmental power to issue licenses for Radio o r television stations as a right virtually to censor what is said. Though the word "censorship" is disavowed, of course, a station that doesn't obey can lose its license. Who would suggest that in free America an agency of the federal government could undertake to tell any newspaper that its front-page headlines are too big? This is comparable to a warning to radio and televlson stations that some of the a n - nouncers or cartoon characters in "commercials" either talk too much or too loudly or that the sound effects are not pleasing to the ears of the governmental censor. If the music or the talk is too loud on "commercials" or anything else on the air, certainly the public can protest directly to the radio and television stations, and it's the broadcasters' business —not the government's; to decide whether they want to attract or driive away audiences. The National Whirligig (Released b» UeClure N«W»D«P«T lynrilcetei By ANDREW TULLY WASHINGTON — I suppose John Williams will never get anywhere, but he Is good for the taxpayer's glands. The Republican Senator from Delaware with the squeaky, all-but-audlble voice is one of a small band of outlaws In Congress who are always trying to save a buck. His latest attempt admittedly was small potatoes, but it illustrated the sharp eye Willl a m s keeps on nls colleagues. All he wanted was a little law requiring Senators either to spend their $2,400 stationery allotment in the Senate stationery store or return any surplus to the Treasury. * £ * LA DOLCE VITA — To Williams, the stationery allowance offers a chance to "do a little chiseling," a charge other Senators cheerfully admit They say they need the money to buy tapes for radio and televisi o n talks for the folks back home and to buy home-town newspapers. Since the stationery store also stocks some attractive gift items, Senators also are able to pick up an occasional gew-gaw for the little woman—or little secretary. It was Indicative of the Senate's tendency for low-grade debate that the matter was argued for three hours by one of the best-attended sessions in months. Half the Senate won't trouble to show up when the body is dealing with something like the war in Viet Nam or civil rights, but when some traitor in their ranks tries to raid their pocketbooks there is always an uproar. a a a CLASS BY THEMSELVES — William's curious premise is that the Senate should set an example. Ever since 1D57 he has been returning surplus stationery money to the Treasury, but few of his colleagues have joined him in this economy move. Yet, as Williams pointed out, the ordinary taxpayer has to account for his expense money. Few taxpayers, thereto r e , will be moved to tears by the plaintive whine of Sen Ross Bass, (D, Tenn.), that Williams "is voting to establish a rich man's club." Bass complained that he doesn't have a pocket he can dig down into for his Senate expenses, which is too bad but irrelevant. It Is not recorded that Bass was dragged kicking and screaming Into the race for the Senate. Like his colleagues, he ran fast for the Job. « a o CROCODILE TEARS — Nor will Main street be "shocked," as Sen. Gale McQee (D. Wyo.), was by what he called Wil- llams's "questioning the Ju d g- ment of members of this body on how they spend their money." it is no their money; it belongs to the taxpayers. Sen. Richard Russell, (D., Oa.\ was hurt by what he called Williams's assumptl o n that "the Senate has to be watched with exceeding care," Russell's sensitivity would be understandable in a Senate composed entirely of angels, but a body that spent more than a year trying to whitewash the Bobby Baker case could use a watchdog. Williams lost this little fight, as he loses so many. But it is nice to know that he is still in their slugging. He deserves to get his face on a stamp, but he would never stand still for that sort of thing. Costs toe much. Business Mirror The Washington Scene The real trouble is not with the loud "commercials" on television or radio but with the! :ree "commercials." This is an| inconvenience that the federal j communications commission has 3een reluctant to deal with ef- j fectiyely, for this concerns the delicate domain of politics. Thus, scarcely a week goes by that the President doesn't "preempt" time on the nationwide networks of television and radio j ;o make statements or talks .hat have political overto n e s . These overtones may not always be loud enough to be heard or understood, but plenty of sophisticated listeners t o day can immediately recognize; the political significance. It's true that the newspapers often print in full or condense what the President says, but they do this on a news basis— they do not hesitate at times to omit the palaver that is plainly political. Again, the individual can pass up the newspaper account of a speech or turn off! the radio or television. But thei fact remains that the President! is given almost unlimited opportunity to broadcast his political "commercials," without a cent being paid for the privilege by any political party. Many members of Congress are frequently permitted to go on the air to boast about their party's "achievements" and, generally speaking, there is a n attempt by the broadcasting stations to give the minority a voice. The law specifies that "equa.i time" must be granted toalllegally qualified candidates for a public office during a political campaign. But should any political leader, incuding the President, either during a campaign or between campaigns, be given the television and radio facilities of the nation for his "commercials" without similar time being made available for prominent personalities on the other side? The two minority leaders of C o n - gress often hold press conferences, but these seldom are on nationwide television and radio networks. Maybe there should be n o intrusion at all by the federal government, and the decision as to what to present to the public —whether in free "commercials" or otherwise —should be left to private enterprise, as is the case with newspapers and periodicals, strictly, speak i n.g;, By RAY CROMLEY WASHINGTON (NEA) — Research indicates our children may not be harmed by watching television. After 15 years of work on the [problem, scientists aren't certain, but now see indicat ions television may even do youngsters some good. Take school marks for example. A California study divides grade school children into two groups —"heavy viewers" and "light viewers." The researchers conclud e d that "what slight difference, there was in grades was overall in favor of the heavy viewers." The televisjori addicts i n! grades one through four had above the mean" and social attitudes "only a little below" the mean. Another survey concludes: Don't fight television; join it: "Reading has been fostered with unusual success by teachers who have helped boys and girls to obtain books related to favorite television programs." a ft <r About a fourth of the elementary and high school pupils in one study said that television presentations had let them to read certain books —Hamlet, A Tale of TWO cities, Treasure Island, Little Women, Peter Pan, Lassie, Tom Sawyer. Still anoither study indicates that avid television watchers increase their vacabularles. The researchers aren't cert a 1 n though, whether the improvement comes from the programs or the commercials. But this isn't all gravy. Stud-! ies a 1 s o indicate that the 'aver- i age elementary and secondary I school pupil (both the heavy viewer and the light viewer) reads books less than he used to —an average of one hour a day. It has been claimed widely that there's an association between delinquency and television viewing. Research to date is inconclusive. Some work does seem to indicate that watching crime and Ironwood Daily Globe Published evenings, except Sundays by Globe Publishing Company, 118 B. McLeod five., Ironwood, Michigan. Established Nov. 80, 1919, (Ironwood News-Record acquired April 18 1931: Ironwood Times acquired May 83, 1948,! Second class postage paid at Ironwood, Michigan. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for republoation of all the local news printed In this newspaper, as well as all AP news dispatches. Member ot American Newspaper Publisher! Association, tot'eramerlean Press Association, Inland Dally Press Association, Bureau of Advtrtislng. Michigan Press Association. Audit Bureau of Circulations. Subscription rates: By mall within • radius of 00 miles—per year, 19; ilx months, $5; three months, |3; one month, $1.50. No mall subscriptions sold to towns and locations where carrier service Is maintained. Elsewhere—per year, $18; one month, $1.60. All mall subscriptions payable in advance. By carrier, $20.80 per year In advance! by the week, « cent*. violence on televison makes youngsters more aggress! v e. Other experiments seem t o prove the opposite —that watching television violence "works off" any violent feelings a . youngster already has and leaves him less likely to take out his violence on people. ft ft ft Research does seem to show that in the majority of families, mothers "make little effort to supervise either program selection by the child or the total amount he watches." Fathers have "little voice in deter- ming the television behavior" of their children. These studies conclude that a little more supervision would step up the positive benefits of television viewing and eliminate some of the problems. These matters have been aired thoroughly at some re cent science meetings. Some of the most thorough surveys of current research have been made by Paul Witty of Northwestern University, who has been following the work of the television research men since 1949. Witty finds the average elementary school child spends 20 hours a week hooking at television. High school students watch 12 hours a week. So do teachers. Parents watch the most —21 hours a week. Timely Quotes This government has, In effect, an economic early warning system. Data and information concerning the economy Is collected and refined by various government agencies — and brought directly to the attention of the President—so that economic policy instruments can be used, if necessary, to head off trouble ahead. —Vice President Humphrey. Too many of our citizens think of freedom only as the right to make a speech. —Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. A Daily Thought Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content. — Philippians 4:11. True contentment is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it. — Gilbert K. Chesterton, Eng li sh author. By SAM DAWSON Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — The American consumer is bringing 1 a golden flood of sales and profits to most of the companies catering to his many needs and desires. | Benefiting in the second quar-i ter of this year from the steadi- j ly increasing total of consumer spending were such industries as food, clothing, paper, drugs, retail chains and suppliers of ; the gadgets which are the status symbols of prosperity. Free-spending shoppers have brought increased profits to many retail chains, with some conspicuous exceptions. In the first three months of the year retail firms scored a 21 Special Examination Of Pupils Required ALBANY, N.Y (AP) — GOV. Nelson A. Rockefeller has signed a bill requiring special examination of school children who repeatedly fail their studies. -.. The law requires school districts to examine each one to determine the physical, mental or social causes of failure. Day in History By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Today is Wednesday, July 21, the 202nd day of 1965. There are 163 days left in the year. Today's highlight In history: On this date in 1861, the Battle of Bull Run, or First Manassas, was fought by Union and Confederate forces south of Washington. The Union lines broke and retreated. On this date In 1779, Gen. George Washington established headquarters at West Point, N.Y. In 1864, gold was discovered at Last Chance Gulch, near Helena, Mont. In 1937, Alben Barkley was elected majority leader of the Senate. In 1941, a nationwide drive was started to collect scrap aluminum. Ten years ago — Our second atomic submarine, the Seawolf, was launched at Groton, Conn. Five years ago — President Dwight Eisenhower announced he had ordered Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge to ask an early convening of the U.N. Disarmament Commission. One year ago — Cuban exiles clashed with police in Washington in a march on a meeting of Western Hemisphere foreign ministers. Record of the Past RECORD of the past wed two 2 10 YEARS AGO— Temperatures: High 90, low 68. . . .The Bessemer Babe Ruth All-st a r s and manager Peter Fusi, will leave early Friday morning for Birmingham, Mich., where they will take part in the district tournament of the National Babe Ruth Baseball League .... The first 90 degree temperature reading of the summer was re- cordedat4 o.m. Wednesday. Previous highs in Ironwood were 87 on Tuesday at 2 p.m. and 88 oh July 6. The temperature at 1 p.m. today was 87 degrees. 20 YEARS AGO— Temperatures: High 75, low 61. ... The Arthur Bros. Circus, first to show here In several years will arrive in Ironwood from Ashland early Sunday morning; and will be set up on US-2, opposite Curry Park, on the Slivensky property. . . . iron ore shipments from the Range to date this season total approximately two and one half tons, or approximately half a million tons less than a year ago at this time. per cent gain over the like period of 1964. In the second quarter of 1965 the profit upswing continued at much the same rate. Profit gainers in the 1965 second quarter over the same quarter of 1964 include Sears, Roebuck with $45 million net earnings against $43 million a year ago; and May Department stores, $5.5 million against $5 million. But slipping a little was Federated Department Stores, $11.5 million this year against $11.7 million last. Operating in the red were: E. J. Korvette, Arnold Constable, and Russeks. •6 & ft In the food store field, A&P. was ahead this year $11.7 mil-'i lion from $1.6 million; Jewel Tea, $2.6 million from $2.4 mil- : lion; and Grand Union $2.4 million from $1.9 million. But Safeway Stores slipped to $9.8 million from $10.4 million in 1984's second quarter. Food producers, on average, scored a 15 per cent gain in profits in the first three months of 1965 over the year-ago period. Many continued the trend in the second quarter. National Biscuit reported $8.6 million profits in its second quarter against $8.4 million the year before; Campbell Soup, $11.5 million against $10 million; and Corn Products, $13.8 million against $12.7 million. But Fairmont Foods was off to $1.08 million from $1.1 million. Americans continue to buy more and more drugs, particularly the new ones as they hit the market. Drug makers netted a 16 per cent profit advance in the first quarter over a year ago. in the second quarter just ended most companies showed « further profit rise. The second quarter net earnings of Chas. Pfier & Co. were . $12.6 million, up from $10.1 million in the like 1964 period; Up- • John, $8 million up from $6 mil- lion; Parke, Davis, $6.4 million from $5.1 million; Abbott Laboratories, $4.6 million from $4.2 million; McKesson & Bobbins $2.6 million from $2.4 million- and Miles Laboratories $1.5 million this year from $1.1 million last. 0 ft ft Paper, pulp and lumber com- . panics also serve many corisum- * er needs, Rising sales gave the " industry an 8 per cent rise in profits in the first three months of this year over the like quar- ' ter of 1964. Second quarter results also mostly top year aeo ; figures. , • • Scott Paper's second quarter ffi'Jfm? $U -' 5 milli °n against ' $10.6 million a year ago; Union ; g "°^ p Pa P er - $ 6 -3 million against $4.8 million; and Cham- £°m Pa m, rS> $4 ' 15 million from $4.05 million. <, . in its second quar- ' ter, compared with $4.2 million a year earlier; Container Corp ' *fi i^m 1 , 0 * $7 ' 4 rnllllon against $6.1 million; and Masonite $2 8 million against $2.5 million. Truck Driver Dies In Detroit Mishap rn^ T |° IT , (AP) - town, Pa., truck driver, Benja- t min Boxler Jr., 44, was killed - : Tuesday when his tractor-trailer ; swerved across a highway median, crossed four empty oncoming lanes and struck- a ^gas^station sign. Police said .-if appeared he suffered a hear! at- ; tack. An autopsy was scheduleO. i

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