Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on June 12, 1965 · Page 4
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Ironwood, Michigan
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1RONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN SATURDAY, JUNE 12,1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE "Tht Daily Glob* l» on Independent newspaper, supporting what It believe* to be right and opposing what it believes to be wrong, regardless of party politics, and publishing the news fairly and impartially. 1 " -linwood I. Noyes, Editor and Pubtishe. 1927-1964. Mrs. Linwood I. Noyes, President Edwin J. Johnson, Editor and Publisher 'Playing God' Plagues Doctors "Thou shalt not kill," says the ancient code. "Nor," adds modem man, "shouldst strive officiously to keep alive." This latter-day corollary to the Sixth Commandment is becoming of increasing concern to medical men, whose improving science enables them to prolong the lives of dying patients for greater and greater lengths of time. In the not distant future, it may be possible with tubes and pumps and injections to maintain a vegetable kind of existence in a patient for an indefinite period—at enormous expense in equipment, medicines and the sendees of large numbers of technicians, nurses and physicians, not to mention the emotional and financial cost to a patient's family. Along with the growth of the awesome power of the physician has come a moral quandary. "Need every patient spend his last hours on the pacemaker," asked one doctor recently, "with a tracheostomy and artificial respiration, with tubes in every orifice and in the process of being dialysed and transfused? Clearly not, but decisions as to when are becoming tougher." The decisions, he added often amount to "playing God." The questioner was Dr. Thomas II. Hunter of the University of Virginia, speaking before a symposium of 40 top medical experts at University Hospitals in Cleveland. But there are always, as Dr. Hunter himself noted, examples of seemingly hopeless individuals being restored to healthy, useful life through the heroic efforts of teams of attendants. And even in those instances where death is inevitable, medicine learns something from the effort to postpone it. Man, of course, has always played God, ever since he stopped snatching burning brands from chance forest fires and learned to call this magic servant into being at his own convenience. The history of medicine is nothing but the story of men playing God — ever pushing back the boundary line between what thev could accomplish with their knowledge and what they had to leave "in the hands of God," which too often was merely a pious cloak for ignorance. Strive officiously to keep this man or this woman alive, or allow them to die in peace and dignity in their own time? This is a prime medical-moral-legal question of our day. Unfortunately for medical scientists, who created it in the first place, they, are really the only ones qualified to answer it. Vote 'Yes' on Consolidation There have been few, if any elections in the past, and there likely will be few in the future when the right choice will be as easy to make as in Monday's vote on the consolidation of the Gogebic and Ontonagon counties intermediate school districts. There is everything to gain by voting "Yes" on this proposal, and a great deal to lose by voting "No." Under state law, it is mandatory for intermediate school districts of less than 5,000 public school membership to merge by July 1 of this year. Both the Gogebic and the Ontonagon intermediate school districts have less than 5.000 membership, which brings them within the requirements of the law. If they fail to vote for consolidation, each district will lose $19,000 to $20,000 in state aid each year, and each district will have to assume the full costs of its operation. It is as simple as that. A "Yes" vote will not only mean that they will get normal state aid of $12,000 to $13,000 each, but an additional $7,000 granted to districts which combine. Further, by combining they will be eligible for any slate aid available for special education programs. Consolidation of the intermediate districts will not affect the autonomy of the local school districts and school boards now operated. Local taxpayers will not be taxed any more under consolidation than they are now. Local .school districts will continue to operate as they are now under tlicir own scliool boards and administrations. The Daily Globe urges all qualified voters to go to tlieir school district polls Monday and vote "Yes" for consolidation. We repeat: they have everything to gain by voting "Yes" and they stand to lose a great deal if they vote "No." A strong "Yes" vote is urged. 'The Flower City' Flower boxes are appearing in increasing numbers about town and indications arc that , before long nearly every downtown business place will have its appearance enhanced by floral beauty. The Ironwood Business & Professional Women's Club is to be commended for sponsoring and encouraging the plan to beautify the 1 downtown section. , The numerous flower boxes giving beauty to the business district should have an attractive setting. The litter that too often is seen scattered along sidewalks and curbings should be cleaned up. Unless it is, a thousand flower boxes would be to no avail. The city has placed trash containers in many places in the downtown area. They should be used, and the litter-bugs should be shamed into correcting their ways. It should be a matter of pride to every person to help keep the city clean. A dirty city debases the people who live in it and it repels visitors. Knowledge for a Pittance Inquisitive man may be able to have his nuclear cake and eat it, too. Though they are as glad as the rest of us that there is a ban on nuclear explosions'in the atmosphere, military men would still like to know more about what happens in such violent events. Now the Navy is going to build a 2,447-loot- long shock tube that will reproduce the effects of a 20-kiloton bomb at altitudes up to 100,000 feet, using only a 1,000-pound conventional, high-explosive charge. Where the costs of atmospheric tests were measured in the millions, the new simulator will yield similar data about blast effects on electronic equipment and scale models of such things as ship superstructures and buildings for about $5,000 a shot. And—no fallout. Some folks figure on two vacations. One when they go away and other when the boss goes. \ Tip to teen-aged drivers: forget the girl and hug the road. Automobile Safety Washington—Fifty thousand Americans will lose their lives in automobile accidents this year—almost as many as were killed in World War I. About 1.8 million drivers, passengers and pedestrians will suffer disabling injuries— slightly more than the number of American fighting men injured in all the wars of the 20th century. The automobile is now the fourth leading cause of death in the population as a whole, and the primary cause among persons 5-29 years old. Safety experts and officials at every level of government have been searching for years for a way to end the carnage on the highways. To date, they have concerned themselves mainly with safer roads and safer drivers. Now their attention is shifting toward safer automobiles. The idea is not to design a crash-proof car, but to build one that will provide maximum protection for its occupants in case of accident. » . » Recent developments suggest that new cars are not as safe as they might be. The Chrysler Corp. told dealers to call in early-production 1965 .Chryslers, Dodges and Plymouth Furys to see if their steering-gear supports needed rewelding. General Motors Corp. is the defendant in some 45 suits alleging that Corvairs manufactured between 1960 and 1963 were "Inherently dangerous." And about 30 doctors, members of a group called Physicians for Automotive Safety, picketed the International Automotive Show at New York's Coliseum, April 7, to protest "safety defects in current auto design. The manufacturers contend that today's automobiles are adequately safe; the great majority of accidents, they feel, are caused by pad roads and bad drivers. The industry ar- gues'further that many highly touted safety features are expensive and unproven and that, Mjy 'event, roe customer doesn't want them. Detroit can make a good case that "safety doesn't sell." For example, the Ford Motor Co. in 1956 introduced a package of five safety features, including seat belts. The company's advertising stressed the "exclusive new lifeguard design" of Ford cars. Far from welcoming the safety innovations, prospective buyers shunned the Ford showrooms. By August 1956, the word "safety" was missing from Ford advertising and the company's sales were picking up. * * * Automobile men have reason to claim that today's cars are safer than those of 40 or even 10 years ago. The self-starter, four - wheel brakes, safety glass, all-steel bodies, and sealed- beam headlighting were among the early advances in automobile construction. In the past decade the industry has introduced without fanfare such safety features as steering wheels with recessed hubs, dual headlight, and cars with a lower center of gravity: The trouble is that every advance in safety design seems to create a new safety hazard For example, late model cars are far more resistant to noise and road vibration than older models; these improvements were supposed to lessen the drivers' susceptibility to fatigue. But some safety experts maintain that cars have become too comfortable, that some awareness ol speed and of rough pavement is necessary for good driving judgment. Many drivers fail to take advantage ot the safety features in their cars. Studies by the Auto Industries Highway Safety Committee indicate that only 54 per cent of motorists whose cars have seat belts use them regularly. The tendency is to fasten the belts on long journeys but to leave them unfastened on short trips. If anything, the reverse procedure should be followed,, for 75 per cent of all '•• ""'• fatalities occur witlu'n a 25-mile null' victim'! home. Murder by Mall MAILORDER WEAPONS The National ROSS LEWIS, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL Today in World Affairs By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON — President Johnson has five times in recent days addressed a direct appeal to the people of the Soviet Union to join with the American people not only in a mission of peace taut in sharing the economic fruits of a better life for mankind. While speaking, for instance, at the graduation exercises of Catholic University in Washington on June 6, the president appealed to the "leaders" as well as to the "people" of the communist countries. He said. "Come now, let us reason together. Our door is unlatched. Our table is set. We are ready — we believe mankind is ready with us." But the appeals have not been answered. Mr. Johnson, evidently conscious of the silence in the communist world, mentioned this publicly on June 8. plant new seed, to tend new growth— so that we and so that all mankind may some day share together a new and a bountiful harvest of happiness and hope on this earth." Mr. Johnson was, of course, expressing in polite language a disagreement with the doctrines of International Communism. Often referred to as "Communist imperialism," which ho 1 ds that peoples outside the Soviet Union must be made subject to the dictates of Soviet Socialism. This has led to infiltration and intrigue as well as agression conducted by Communist forces not only in Southeast Asia but in Africa, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and other countries in Latin America. The Soviet Union needs to be reminded again and again that the United States stood by Russia at a critical time in her life— when, from 1941 to 1945, the military power of the United States was thrown into the balance and helped to defeat Hitler, who had already overrun a portion of the Soviet Union, causing the loss of millions of Russian lives. Unfortunately, the appeals for a genuine peace which President Johnson has been making have thus far evoked no response from the Kremlin. Perhaps this is because the question of how to reply has caused debate inside Communist party councils. It could be, of course, that Russia's internal sltuat i o n does not permit the kind of. response that ought to be made, because there are factions . in Moscow which want an even more aggressive course than has been pursued by the Soviet government. The Instinctive wish of the Russian people themselves, however, is for peace with America, and hence nothing is lost by a continuance of President Johnson's appeals to them to manifest their desires in their own way to the ruling authorities in the Soviet Union. By ANDREW TULLT WASHINGTON — Today I am grateful to a lady I don't know for reminding me again that the South is not the Ku Klux Klan or racist night riders with shotguns, but a community of decent citizens trying to adjust to a new order in deep conflict with Its history. Mrs. Z.B., who lives in Hayneville, Ala., has written to voice a gentle and courteous complaint about one of my columns which appeared in the Montgomery Advertiser. I had written that there was a "display of popular resentment' against the FBI in Haynevllle during the state's prosecution of the three men charged with the highway slaying of Mrs. Viola Lluzzo the c'.vll rights volunteer from Detroit. Resent by minority — Quite properly, Mrs B. objects to my choice of adjective. There may have been resentment, she writes, but it was not "popular." As a matter of fact, I have the word of official spokesmen that there was resentment, but I knew—and should have made clear—that it came from that curious minority segment of Dixie's population which seeks always to intimidate the forces of law and order. Mrs. B. is dead right when she says it was not representative of Hayneville's 250 whites and 500 Negroes. Such resentment, often accompanied by physical violence, almost never '.s representative of the hard core of decent citizens in a gtven Southern community Almost always, it is the product of the shiftless, the mal contents, the ignorant and the fearful. This is a fact Northern ers should keep in mind whenever they sit 'in presumptuous judgment of the South.- ft ft 0 Deplored Klan Lawyer—Mrs. B. speaks for decent Americans everywhere when she discusses Hayneville's reaction to the Klan lawyer, Matt Murphy. "In that you were indeed correct, but not n the way your words implied. They deplored the utterances of •uch a man. They were abhorrent to them, Just as the KKK is to all but a very small segment of this state. Why would you ... place this little community in the light of condoning defiance of the FBI and the mouth- ings of a man like Matt Murphy?" I would not, of course. In fairness to myself, I must point out that Murphy's words and tactics were not conducive to a Just ?nd fair-minded verdict. They were, indeed, designed to fan the fear and resentment smouldering In the hearts and minds of the Jurors over Washington's "interference" in their affairs But this Is not to say— and it should not have been Implied—that good people felt anything but disgust at Murphy's conduct of the defense, a a a Townspeople stayed away—As Mrs. B. noted, "At no time was the courtroom filled. The townspeople stayed away—a spontaneous feeling apparently shared by the county as a whole . . . There were no crowds, no disorder." More important, Mrs. B. reminds the North that while it sits in Judgment of Dixie, It yet remains apart from the problem of mixing the races. She asks "Why do you seem to want so much to castigate a people who are try- At a ceremonial signing of a bill establishing a National Institute for the.deaf, he said:. "Sometimes it seems that deafness is not simply an affliction of individuals, but an af- .fliction of nations as well." a « ft The president at the same time pointed out that, while communications in space are instantaneous, c o m m unications among nations have not kept pace. As a matter of fact, communication between peoples is one of the most challenging problems that faces the world today. On April 22 this correspondent wrote in one of his dispatches: "Oddly enough, the Western countries have not" realized that their most powerful 'weapon today involves communication—to penetrate .the countries which have totalitarian governments and to make the people realize how much better their lives would be- if they had some of the conveniences and advantages enjoyed by the people in the free countries. 'Millions of dollars are spent annually by Western countries to broadcast news of political speeches or highbrow arguments about ideological questions, taut the simple facts of life are not hammered home to the peoples behind the Iron Curtain. The contrast between the life of the average citizen in Britain or France or West Germany or the United States and the life of the people in the Soviet Union has not been thoroughly publicized to points behind the Iron Curtain." Mr. Johnson has since given plain hints that the United States would be willing to join in economic ventures which would truly benefit the people of the Soviet Union if they had the kind of government that was not a menace to world peace. ft * ft Many persons will wonder whether .this will ever get through to the soviet people. But the facts are that, when a president of the United States speaks, the radio carries the message everywhere and public discussion is thereby initiated. It is by word-of-mouth communication that messages of importance to every nation are eventually conveyed to the people even behind the Iron Curtain. Some of the things that Mr. Johnson has said now should be broadcast repeatedly Toy the United States information agency. Excerpts from his speeches need to be read and re-read in the Soviet foreign office. For instance, President Johnson said on June 3 in Chicago: "No true Soviet interest is going to be served by the support of aggression or subversion anywhere in the world. We of the United States of America stand ready tonight as always to go with you onto the fields of peace—to plow new furrows, to Business Mirror ing to live in a society which the law has made contrary to all that has gone before? It is not easy in a country of 13,000 colored people and about 3,000 white. And yet there has been no disorder, no marchers, no sit-ins ..." I apologize to Mrs. B. and to Haynevllle for seeming to imply something I did not mean. It is Mrs. B. and citizens like her who will give full civil rights for the Negro meaning In Dixie, for without them a million laws are worthless. The South should honor its Mrs. B's—not because they make headlines, but because they don't. Dental Health By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — What this week's stock market break did to investors pocketbooks — whether in actual cash loss or trimming of paper profits — is clear enough. What, if anything, it may have done to public confidence, or consumer and business psychology, can have a more serious bearing on the nation's economic prospects. Rumors can Wall Street and be and forgotten. But race through disproved just how much importance do most Americans now place in such price gyrations? Or on stock traders' views of economic prospects when these vary from the official ones in Washington or those aired by corporate executives? Stock traders try to guess ahead of time which way the economy is headed and how prospects for individual companies will change. This brokerage boardroom preoccupation makes traders extrasensitive to rumors, however wrong they may prove to be. But the stock market's scorecard in this game isn't too impressive. The market crashes following President John F Kennedy's assassination, the Bay of Tonkin acceleration of the Viet Nam conflict and like events were quickly reversed It took a little longer, but the market erased the big drop of May and June 1962 and went on to new heights. Business executives were far less disturbed by these marke breaks than were the traders This year corporate chiefs have been steadily upgrading thei plans for expansion of plant am equipment. This is based on be con new lief that the economy will tinue to grow and that Ironwood Daily Globe Published evenings, except Bund*] by Glob* Publishing Company. 118 I McLeod Ave., Ironwood. 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Could the tremors on Wall treet this week cause cor- wrate directors to revise or helve such plans? This could low down the economy much more than the loss of paper rofits on the stock exchanges. Business leaders are aware of he age of the economic up- wing, now in its 52nd month ?hey are aware of the Viet Nam, Dominican and other world trouble spots. They've ong known about the balance >f payments problem. They still seem to believe that the economy will continue to expand, er. In recent years they've A ft ft Consumers are another mat- gnored the stock market gyra- ions. The big crash in 1962 had ittle effect on consumer spend- ng largely because personal incomes continued to rise and because most of the damage seemed to be confined to stock traders themselves. And because consumers went on spending, business took heart and in time started another round of increased spending for plant and equipment. Together this kept the economy on its upward course. In urn, this brought the stock market back in line. Many fledgling stocks that had been bid up too high were left behind. But the key stocks regained their old position This week's tremors, whatever the causes, may sober up any would - be speculators. Whether the price break will frighten business executives and consumers remains to be seen At the moment the odds seem to be It won't. they may wind up saying, "Look, ma, no teeth." By W. LAWRENCE, D.D.S. What kind of mother would let her 4-year-old child stand on the front seat of her convertible while she jockeyed in and out of position on New York's Third Avenue during rush-hour traffic? Maniac? criminal? or just a thoughtless idiot? Yet )ast Monday, there he was, an innocent little fellow, head partly out the half open j window, mouthing the chrome j • ' ' edge, oblivious to his surround-j 10 YEARS AGO — Temper- ings. Wonder if he got home in], a tures: High 69, low 43 .... one piece?. And with any teeth Tne county seat town of Onton . Please send your ques 11 o ns about dental health to Dr. Lawrence In care of this paper. While he cannot answer each letter personally, letters of general interest will be answered in this column. Record of the Past left? It's frightening to consider the possibilities: a sudden stop or a front-end collision and he'd b e launched, a projectile, a human missile, heaJ first into space. That mother was asking for it! The cars had M.D. plates on it, too, so this was probably a doctor's wife! It's amazing how casual some agon had probably the biggest celebration, the biggest parade, and the biggest crowds in its history to honor Morris F. LaCroix, president of C o p per Range Co. and the White Pine Copper Co. Estimates of the visitors ranged from 5,000 to 10,000 with the majority favor- ling the larger figure parents are about the safety of "'* ^football fans are in 'for their children while driving, g Especially since there are simple precautions that offer pro- i A 11-Amer Ic o he trott helps when some goon tries to beat a green light, or races past a stop sign, or crosses the center strip on a high-speed high' way. pearance Ironwood in Ironwood Veterans of Wars Post clubrooms. at the Foreign 20 YEARS AGO — Tempera- Seat belts offer a measure ofjtures: High 74, low 51 protection. Although not the last j The Luthe£_L. Wright High word In automotive safety, many studies point to their berie- fits. As far as faces and jaws are concerned, a recent study shows results of the annual federal that they drastically reduce , inspection, according to inform- School ROTC has for the thirteenth consecutive year been designated as an honor high school unit on the basis of the such injuries. Of 114 patients received today from head- who suffered jaw fractures, only , quarters of the Sixth S e r v i ce one was wearing a safety belt i Command at Chicago ... and he suffered a minor frac- gebic County ranks ninth ture. The number and severity 'the sale of "E" bonds in .Goin the of the remaining 113 would Seventh War Loan and is 2.3 per have been drastically reduced cent nelow the average of the J Upper Peninsula, according t o Timely Quotes The most important race is not the space race or the arms race but the human race. If America can get excited about putting a man on the moon in 1970, why can't we get excited about putting a lot of people on their feet by the same date? —Vice President Hubert Humphrey. I have never believed in the infallibility of governments. I think if a minister l» right oftener than he is wrong, it is a considerable achievement. —Britain's Selwyn Lloyd. if the victims ;had, been wearing safety belts, of incidental intelligence, the county bond committee .The life of a plebe, first year concerning these 114 patients, student at West Point Military 49 were driving, 4? .were pas- j academy was told to Bessemer sengers In the front seat and'Lions club members last night 18 were sitting, in the b a c k i by Cadet Wilho Heikkenen, who seat. The steering wheel was'has lust completed his first the cause of 25 jaw fractures, ! year and is at present a yearl- strlking the windshield caused ing 31 fractures and striking the dashboard caused* 36 fractures. It's not easy to understand HELD POSTS Two members of President Franklin D. 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