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FOUR IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, tRONWOOD, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, JULY 22, 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." -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 W. Romnev has vetoed the bill sponsored by Sen. Joseph Mack and passed b\ the state legislature, which \yould have taker, from the state conservation department the power to block any action to extend Hiehwav M-107 westward from I ake 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 l,ower Peninsula, including; the state conservation commission and conservation department, which are determined to lock up the Porcupine Mountains by keeping M-107 as a dead end road. The governor said the bill would have stripped a state department of its rightful responsibility and could conceivably have resulted in the worst solution 10 the problem that proponents (of the road) seek to correct. We can't go along with Gov Romnev on these statements. Is the conservation department immune to change? Is the department above and beyond the control of the people? Mas 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. Romney vetoed Gov. Romney said the bill did not provide the "careful planning" which a road through the wilderness would need. It was not intenufcl to and we. don't know of any highway authorization bill that ever included plans and specifications. On his recent visit here, Romney himself stressed that the bill merelv provided thai Conservation 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 ot the proposed extension of M-107 would still have required careful work on the part of the conservation department and highway 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 tbat. 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 tlie 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 tnink- line width. Fortunately, it runs mostly 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 fte 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 into the future, tlie Parks and Recreation Division plans to construct a scenic motor road linking the west and cast b'Hin- darics of the park and roughly paralleling the mountain range, a road 'hrough virgin hardwoods and hemlocks that will afford typical mountain driving, with steep gradients, sharp curves, numerous scenic cieuxs, 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 Peninsulans 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 Corps. "A surprising tiling," he reports, "is that many of the companies in Panama do not know how to make a profit. They have no experts in cost accounting, marketing or meeting competition." Another common phenomenon, says Berwin. 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 and 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, Ring Future* Syndicate, tno.l By lohn 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 mim's career, For a long period this columnist was anti- Stevensonian. The reason had mostly to do 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 invari-ibly 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 security, of 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.son's shining words. In his Jast 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 dirertly. When the Soviets and some of the tropical Afro-Asian representatives tried, with no 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 i'thil "fij* United Nations Disarmament Commission be convened, Stevenson remarked acid- ulously that his country stood ready to parti cipate, but preferred "a negotiation committee to a debating committee." In. jhort, Adlai Stevenson had become im- parent with what he had finally come to re-, cognize ai the "Aesopian language" of the Cprnrhunisfs. The man who had always J.een th* debater par excellence wanted something LlROJSAa" 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 yet convulse the I'nit. ed Nations by asking why the partieulai jungle road leading from North Viet Nam through supposedly neutral Laos into South Viet Nam is called the Ho 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. They are Richard Nixon and Walter Judd, both of whom would "subscribe ,to fever/ \vord in Steveusoni 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, rnakje. Nixon or Judd the U.S. ambassador*) the JJJN as the fittest possible means of honoring the strong voice that Adlai Stevenson had become? Safety Valve VX Today in National Affairs By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON — It has often been said that "figures don't lie.' The National Whirligig by UeClur* 8rndlc»t«l By ANDREW TULLY | WASHINGTON — Incredtb le as it may seem, the Administration's bill to repeal the so-called Tight-to-work" laws could squeak through the House despite President Johnson's obvious lack of enthusiasm for the measure. House Republican Leader Gerald Ford of Michigan, who is leading the fight against this preposterous leglslatlo n, s 1111 thinks he can beat It In the spotty in their results. When inflation comes, it bears hardest; on the persons of lowest income The most spectacular figu r e s : who cannot buy enough with today are those which show that their wages because the prices the cutting of federal taxes has i are too high for the necessities of supposedly been a "success."! life. But at the same time the | 0*0 change in tax policy has not! Another fallacy in the reason- July 25. in the town hall a 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. House. But the nose-count era 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 to give him the needed majority, which would be 218 In the unlikely case that all members were present and voting. But Ford is talking big. He can hard ly expect much help from GOP members from the big northern industrial states, where labor is a power. Instinctively, most of these oppose repeal, but they have to face the political facts of life. a a o 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." Curiously, administration o f - ficials feel the same way Secretary of Lazbor Willard Wirtz i is blowing a very muted horn i for the bill because he recognizes the built-in unpopular! t y of any legislation which w ould compel a worker to join a union. And President Johnson has tried to avoid discussing it. But the AFL-CIO has made repeal its prime objective o f the Congressional session, and 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 protection 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 as the issue Involving civil rights for Negroes. There are certain r i g ht s guaranteed by the Constitution that a Negro should not have to petition for. They are his inherently. Just as Inherent in the Bill of Rights is the working man's right to 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 laws are only as good as their administration, but Section 14 tb) Is a kind of cop even i n states which have no such laws. It reminds the union bosses that such a law can be passed and thus is a deterrent to their dictatorial ambitions. First railway bridge acr o s s the Mississippi, linking Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois, was built in 1856. wiped out the treasury deficits because government spending has actually Increased. If it weren't for the enlarge- ing of the advocates of defi c i t spending is that they do not take into account the maladjustments which are caused by ment of federal expenditu r e s, . 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 ! tne 1930's. The only way to pro- proved, the other side of the i 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 surplus unless government spending Is held down. A substantial rise in feder a 1 income, despite the tax cuts, has Just occurred. Thus, in the fis- to stimulate the private sector of the economy. The expenditures that can be helpful In this direction are those of a productive, rather than a non-productive, character. cal year which ended on June j 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 h a v e j 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 bus! ness.! spending side of the govern- I There was, in addition, an in-; ment's fiscal operation. Also, crease of 3.4 billion from the same stimulus. So the total added Intake from taxes amount- there hasn't begun to be heard as yet an effective rebuttal to the theorists who believe that Record of the Past ed to 11.9 billion in treasury re-j budget surpluses are dangerous, ceipts. Now, if the federal gov- j whereas deficits are suppo s e d ernment had only reduced its' to be constructive. It looks as if spending considerably, th e r e i that rebuttal will come only would have been a surplus in when the depreciation has start- 1965. ed in and the deficits have o a o reached a point where the integ- The deficit, however, in the rity of the dollar itself is threat- fiscal year ending June 30, 1965, cned. was 3.5 billion, compared to i (Copyright, 1965 New York 8.2 billion in 1964. While this ! Herald Tribune toe ) improvement, official estimates' for 1966 show that the deficit will be further increased next year to 4.3 billion. This is because spending is being increased to 99.7 billion, which is more than it was in either 1964 or 1965. It seems likely that the I second prize and two honorable 1968 official estimate of govern-1 mentions were awarded to Gil- ment spending will prove too low and will have to be rev i s e d upward because of increas e d military expenditures. The story told by all these figures is that cuts in taxes do improve business and not only offset the revenues theoretically lost when the tax rates were diminished but also provide an 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 tp spend and spend and pile up more deficits. An accumulated deficit of $22.3 billion is at present officially estimated for the four fisc a 1 years ending June 30 next, o -ct o The theorists who are behind the doctrine that tax cuts will improve business now are saying that budget surpluses will hurt business. As long as this doctrine prevails, it means that the government will continue to cut taxes and will accumulate more and more deficits. This can only bring an era of inflation of prices and wages, a decline' 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 "to order to offset increases in the cost of living are not uniform. While one segment of the population will benefit, another will fce hurt. This is one reason why there now is a drive going on to boost the minimum-wage levels. Bui such remedies are usually 10 YEARS AGO— Tempe r atures: High 87, low 65 bert Woodcock, Ironwood photographer, at the Wisconsin State Photographers Conventi o n salon in Milwaukee. The second prize, in the hand coloring division, was awarded for a portrait of Julann Wright. An honorable menticr in the same divis i o n was awarded for a portrait of Ivan D. Wright .... The 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 Sunday* oy Globe Publishing Company, 118 B. McLeod Ave., Ironwood, Michigan. Established Nov. 20. 1919, (Ironwood News-Record acquired April It 1921; Ironwood lima acquired May 13, 1946.) Second class portage paid it Iron, wood, Michigan. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press U entitled exclusively to ihe^.us* . tor repubica'tlon of all the local newt rfrlntea In this newspaper, as well ai «1] AP news dls- oatches Member ot American Newspaper Publishers Association, lotiramericar) Press Association, Inland Dally Press Association. 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