Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on July 22, 1965 · Page 4
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Ironwood, Michigan
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FOUR IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, 1RONWOOD, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE "The Daily Globe is an independent newspaper, supporting what it believes to b« right and opposing what it believes to be wrong, regardless of party politics, and publishing the news fairly and impartially." -Linwood I. Noyes, Editor and Publisher, 1927-1964. Mrs. Linwood I. Noyes, President Edwin J. Johnson, Editor and Publisher Romney Is Wrong We regret that Governor George \V. Roinncv hay vetoed the bill sponsored by Sen. Joseph Mack ami passed h\ the state legislature, which '.voiild have taker, from the state conservation department the power to block any action to extend Hialnvav M-107 westward from 1 akc of the Clouds to the mouth of the Presqu-' Isle Rivei in the Porcupine Mountains State Park By hi« action. Gov. Romnev has joined forces with the elements in the Lower Peninsula, including the state conservation commission and conservation department, which are determined to lock up the Porcupine Mountains by keeping M-10T as a dead end road. The sovernor said the bill \\onlci have stripped a state department of its rightful responsibility and could conceuably have resulted in the worst solution 10 the problem that proponents (of the road) seek to correct. We can't <;o along with Gov Romnev on these statements. Is the conservation department imniunr to change? Is the department above and beyond the control of the people? Has bureauciacy grown so powerful that it is a law unto itself? After all, the state legislature, the elected representatives of the people, enacted the bill which Gov. Romnev vetoed Gov. Romney said the bill did not provide the "careful planning" which a road through the wilderness would need. It was not intenur-d to and we don't know of anv highway autliori/a- tion bill that ever included plans and specifications. On his recent visit here, Romnev himself stressed that the bill merelv provided that /on- servation department could not prevent the planning of the proposed road. To be consistent, Romney should veto any highway bill 'hat does not include specific plans. Had Romney approved the bill, planning of the proposed extension of M-107 would still have required careful work on the part of the conservation department and highwav department, as well as appropriation of funds by the legislature. Romney also said the bill did not consider the preservation of the park, therebv suggesting that a road would destroy the park. He knows this is not true. His recent wrong-way hike through an area of the park where no one wants a road should have convinced him of that. We believe Romney is an intelligent man. As such, he knows that a properly planned park road would not affect the wilderness. Of course, if he is thinking of a road such as the so-called South Boundary Road, to which he was guided, we might go along, but that is not the type of road folks hereabouts have in mind. That road has been built to fiink- Jine width. Fortunately, it runs mostlv through cutover so no harm was done to virgin timber areas. However, it is not a scenic road and it still leaves M-107 a dead end road. Taking a charitable view of the governor's action, there is reason to believe that deep down in his heart Romnev knows that an extension of M-107 to the west would not harm the wilderness nature of the park, for fie is quoted as suggesting that one possible approach is a skyway across the escarpment overlooking Lake' Superior and elevated between the park's peaks. That is exactly the kind of road that proponents of the extension have in mind and it is the kind of road the Michigan Conseiva- t-'on Commission promised in 1947 wnen it said: "Looking inio the future, the Parks and Recreation Division plans to construct a scenic motor road linking the west and cast li'nm- darics of the park and roughly paralleling the mountain range, a road 'hrough virgin hardwoods and hemlocks that wW afford typical mountain driving, with steep gradients, sharp curves, numerous scenic views, and which will allow closer approach to the virgin-timbered interior of the park " As State Sen Mack said in commenting on the veto: "It represents another example of broken promises by influential Lower Peninsulam when it comes to helping the Upper Peninsula out of its economic plight." Helping Hand Up Economic Ladder We have lived so long with what we t'ondlv call "American free enterprise" and have benefited so spectacularly from it that we often take it for granted that all that the rest of the world needs to cure its ills is simply a good dose of capitalism. The fact is, however, that "capitalists'" in economically backward countries don't know the first thing about business as it is practiced today. A case in point is the experience of one American businessman. Otto G. Berwin. back from a four-month stint in Panama under the auspices of the International Executive Service Corns. "A surprising thing," he reports, "is that many of the companies in Panama do not know how to make a profit. Thev have no experts in cost accounting, marketing or meeting competition." Another common phenomenon, says Btrwin. who managed a Sears, Roebuck store in Pittsburg for 20 years, is family management of corporations. Wives and widows, completely out of touch with day-to-day operations and innocent of modern management practices, often sit on the boards of directors of companies. When, with gentle persuasion, he was able to convince family members to resign atid be replaced by professional managers, the result was increased efficiency and profits. At present there are 15 other American executives in the field for the IESC, which has been dubbed the businessmen's Peace Corps, although it is a private organization with no direct connection with the government. Stevenson Grew Into Strength (Copyright 1965, Klnf Feature* Syndicate, toe.I By John Chamberlain When Adlai Stevenson, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, died so tragically in a London street, it cut short what promised to be the most positive phase of a different man's career, For a long period this columnist was anti- Stevensonian. The reason had mostly to du with the quality of Stevenson's speeches. They always 'listened" well—but when one wrestled with their content after they had been delivered one found that they almost invarvibly consisted of the evocation of a problem, not with its solution. There would, characteristically, be a shining invocation to the need for peace. "The farmer wants better prices; but he wants peace more . . . the businessman wants stability and the laborer wants securifv, oi course; but they want peace more." Exactly, so one always said to one's self, but how does Mr. Stevenson propose to get peace? By keeping one's armaments up to snuff? By nipping aggression in the bud? By creating a league of the powerful and the just, such as NATO might become? There was never any answer that I could find in Adlai Steven.>.on's shining words. In his last days as ambassador to the UN, however, the glint of steel started to come into Stevenson's eye. It had taken him a long time to become riled with the behavior of the Communists and their fellow-travelers among the Afro-Asian bloc, but he finally decided that the time had come to hit at hypocrisy directly. When the Soviets and some of the tropical Afro-Asian representatives tried, with tin shadow of evidence, to saddle certain American mining corporations in Southwest Africa with the blame for South Africa's apartheid labor 'policies, it was too much for him to swallow. And when the Soviet Union asked last spring thai "fli« United Nations Disarmament Comi mission be convened, Stevenson remarked acidulous!}' that his country stood ready to parti cipate, but preferred "a negotiation committee ' to a debating committee." ; In. ihort, Adlai Stevenson had become im', patient with what he had finally come to re-. 1 cognize at the "Aesopian language" of the ', Communist'. Th* man who had alwavs l.een | the debater pai excellence wanted something Uiau debate. He put his new-found realism into an excellent speech at Toronto, calling attention to the propaganda put out by "the Marxist ministry of truth" which had "perfected the exercise of converting black into white and up into down." Heartened by Stevenson's statement that "nowadays totalitarianism is the new democracy, Communist intervention is libera tion, and counter-intervention against it is Western imperialism," the columnist wrote: We await Adlai Stevenson's next speech at the UN If he can carry through a campaign to get the assembled nations to accept his own definition of 'neo-aggression,' the United States will make a beginning at using the UN for purposes that combine decent human objectives with the obvious national interest." The "next speech" will never be delivered. But if the question of "neo-aggression" is to be on the agenda for some future session of the UN, the next U.S. ambassador should take the Stevenson words at Toronto for a text. It could be that some of the Afro-Asian nations disillusioned by the attempts of the Red Chinese and the Russians to foist new "revolutions" on them when they have already had their anti-colonial revolutions, would welcome some action on Adlai Stevenson's Toronto call for a new definition of what constitutes aggression. Someone might vet convulse the I'nit- ed Nations by asking why the particulai jungle road leading from North Viet Nam through supposedly neutral Laos into South Viet Nam is called the He Chi Minh Trail ii the Communist Ho Chi Minh is innocent of using it. There are two men who might make thai "next speech" for Adlai Stevenson. Thev are Richard Nixon and Walter Judd, both of whom would subscribe to every* word in Stevenson!* Toronto talk. Unfortunately, Nixon and Judd are Republicans. Time was, of course, when Franklin Roosevelt could make Henry Stimson a Republican, his secretary of war. Is it too much to hope that Lyndon Johnson, in emulation of his political "caddy" FDR, might malce. Nixon or Judd the U.S. ambassador -to the UN as the fittest possible means of honoring the strong voice that Adlai Stevenson had become? Safety Valve The National Whirligig I Re leaded by MoCIure Newspaper Syndicate) By ANDREW TULLY WASHINGTON — Incredib le as it may seem, the Administration's bill to repeal the so-called "right-to-work" laws could squeak through the House despite President Johnson's obvious lack of enthusiasm for the mea- Republican Leader sure. House Gerald Ford of Michigan, who is leading the fight against this preposterous legislatio n , s t i U thinks he can beat it in the House. But the nose-count e r s predict the issue will be decided by as few as three or four votes. As of now. Ford figures o n corralling 128 of the 141 Republican votes. He's counting on Democratic defections in the South, Southwest and West t o give him the needed majority, which would be 218 in the unlikely case that all members were present and voting. B u t Ford is talking big. He can hard , ly expect much help from GOP | as It has increased the pressure on both the White House and Congress in recent weeks. Labor's target is Section 14 (b) of the Taft-Harley Act, which permits states to adopt laws outlawing the union shop. Nineteen states now have these laws, and although they have been used in some areas of the country to intimidate unorganized working men, they remain the cltizens's only protect! o n against exploitation by Big Labor. A » » A CIVIL RIGHT INVOLVED Ironically, the drive for repeal Is being led by those same sincere liberals who have fought so hard for the rights of the Negro. Ironically, because repeal would take away from the ordinary citizen the right to hold down a job without belonging to a union. The issue here is the same issue involving civil members from the big northern \ ™B ht! ! for Negroes. There are industrial states, where labor is ! certain r i g nt s guaranteed by a power. Instinctivelv. most of!"^ Constitution that a Negro these oppose repeal, "but theyi should not nave to Petition for. have to face the political facts! They are his inherently Just as inherent in the Bill of Rights is the working man's right to of life. o ft * THE MUTED CLARIONS — One of them stated his pr e - dicament wryly. "Just thinking about the vote makes me u n easy." he said. "I'just wish the damned thing would go away." refuse to join a union. And If it is proper to ban discrimination against Negroes in hiring practices, it is proper similarly to protect the non-union worker. To be sure, right-to-w o r k o ft ft Another fallacy in the reason- Today in National Affairs By DAVID LAWRENCE i spotty in their results. When in- WASHINGTON — It has often ! flation comes, it bears hardest been said that "figures don't lie." j on the persons of lowest income The most spectacular figu res who cannot buy enough with today are those which show that their wages because the prices the cutting of federal taxes has are too high for the necessities of supposedly been a "success." i life. But at the same time the ' change in tax policy has not wiped out the treasury deficits ' ing of the advocates of defi c i t because government spending ' spending is that they do not has actually increased. j take into account the maladjust- If it weren't for the enlarge- 1 ments which are caused by ment of federal expenditu res, many of the government's ex- the current budget, even with penditures. For these do not pro- the tax cut of the "last two years, vide new facilities for the crea- would show a surplus. So, while tion of more income sources but the theory that a cut in taxes merely serve as bonuses in par- improves business and a u g - ticular years, as happened in ments revenue receipts has been the 1930's. The only way to pro- proved, the other side of the vide a continuous flow of in- story is that, no matter how , creasing revenues from taxes, much taxes are reduced, there ; even if the rates are reduced, is isn't going to be any budget sur- 1 to stimulate the private sector plus unless government spend- ; of tne economy. The expendi- ing is held down. ! tures that can be helpful in A substantial rise in feder a 1 1 tnis direction are those of a pro- income, despite the tax cuts, has ductive, rather than a non-pro- just occurred. Thus, in the fis- '' ductive, character. cal year which ended on June While there may be plenty of 30, the 8.5 billion in reve n u e ' cheers because the tax cuts are which has presumed to have stimulating the flow or more been lost to the treasury due to ' revenue into the federal treas- the change in the tax rates was ury, there doesn't seem to be actually made up in its entirety enough public concern about the i by the expansion of busi ness, spending side of the govern! There was, in addition, an in- ment's fiscal operation. Also, crease of 3.4 billion from the | there hasn't begun to be heard same stimulus. So the total add- ! as yet an effective rebuttal to ed intake from taxes amount- ' the theorists who believe that ed to 11.9 billion in treasury re- i budget surpluses are dangerous, ceipts. Now, if the federal gov- ; whereas deficits are suppo s e d ernment had only reduced its tc be constructive. It looks as if spending considerably, th e r e that rebuttal will come only would have been a surplus in { when the depreciation has started in and the deficits have reached a point where the integ- July 25. in the town hall at Ramsay. Officers will be installed .... Wednesday is woman's day at the Gogebic Country Club and will feature golf and a 1 o'clock luncheon for the afternoon league and golf and an 8 o'clock dinner for the Business Woman's twilight league. Curiously, administration o f -| laws are only as good as their ficials feel the same wav Sec-! administration, but Section 14 retary of Lazbor Willard" Wirtzj <b) is a kind of cop even in is blowing a very muted horn states which have no such laws. for the bill because he recognizes the built-in unpopulari t y It reminds the union bosses that such a law can be passed of any legislation which w oulci and thus is a deterrent to their ; compel a worker to join a un- dictatorial ambitions. j ion. And President Johnson! !has tried to avoid discussing it.! First railway bridge across : But the AFL-CIO has made the Mississippi, linking Daven' repeal its prime objective of port, Iowa and Rock Island, Illi! the Congressional session, and,nois, was built in 1856. 1965. o ft ft The deficit, however, in the j rity of the dollar itself is threat- fiscal year ending June 30, 1965, ened. was 3.5 billion, compared to ; (Copyright, 1965 New York 8.2 billion in 1964. While this Herald Tribune Inc ) improvement, official estimates , '_ for 1966 show that the deficit! will be further increased next' year to 4.3 billion. This is be-| cause spending is being increased to 99.7 billion, which is I 10 YEARS AGO— Tempe r amore than it was in either 1964' tures: High 87, low 65 .... A or 1965. It seems likely that the second prize and two honorable 1966 official estimate of govern- mentions were awarded to Gil- ment spending will prove too low bert Woodcock, Ironwood pho- and will have to be rev i s e d [ tographer, at the Wise o n s i n upward because of increas e d! State Photographers Convent! o n salon in Milwaukee. The second Record of the Past prize, in the hand coloring divi- military expenditures. The story told by all these figures is that cuts in taxes do j sion, was awarded for a portrait improve business and not only: of Julanr Wright. An honorable offset the revenues theoretical- ; menticr in the same divis i o n ly lost when the tax rates were 1 was awarded for a portrait of diminished but also provide an \ Ivan D. Wright ....The increased amount of tax receipts for the treasury due to the stimulus given business. The realistic problem, on the other hand, is that this improvement fails to achieve the major goal because the federal government continues to spend and spend and pile up more deficits. An accumulated deficit of $22.3 billion is at present officia 11 y estimated for the four fisc a 1 years ending June 30 next. The theorists who are behind! the doctrine that tax cuts will improve business now are say- that budget surpluses will ; business. As long as this doctrine prevails, it means thati the government will continue to I cut taxes and will accumulate j more and more deficits. T h i s ' tJon of prices and wages, a de-' cline in the purchasing power of the wage-earner's income, and perhaps a devaluation of the dollar in terms of gold. Unfortunately, improvements that are made in wages in order to offset increases in the cost of living are not uniform. While one. segment of the population will benefit, another will \ toe hurt. This is one reason why' there now is a drive going on to boost the minimum-wage levels. But such remedies are usually | heaviest rainfall of the year in any 24 hour period fell in Ironwood yesterday and last night. Total rainfall for the period was 1.25 inches, .09 of an inch more than the heaviest previous rainfall on July 6. 20 YFARS AGO— Temperatures' High 86, low 57 .... A meeting of the Gogebic county voiture of the Forty and Eight will be held Wednesday night, Ironwood Daily Globe Published evenings, except Sundays oy Globe Publishing Company, 118 E. McLeod Ave.. Ironwood. Michigan Established Nov. 20. 1919, (Ironwood News-Record acquired April U 1921; Ironwood Times acquired May S3', 1946.) Second class postage oald at Ironwood. 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