Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on August 2, 1965 · Page 5
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MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1965. IRONWOOD DAIIY GIOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN FIVE County Health Department Is Required Here LANSING — Oogebic County is one of 12 counties in the state that Is affected by a long sought amendment to legislative act requirng counties to establish health departments for public protection. The Michigan Department of Health, backer of the bill, realize its goal after the bill was signed by Governor Romney on July 21. The bill took immediate effect. At present, 71 counties are served by local health dep a r t- ments, either singly, in pairs, or combinations of three, four, or five counties. The 12 counties affected by the new law are Gogebic, Marquette, Luce, and Macklnac in the Upper Peninsula; Huron, Tuscola, and Lapeer in the Thumb area; and Jackson, Montcalm, Ionia, Clinton, and Gratiot in the Central part of the state. The combined population of these counties is nearly a half-million. There are presently 22 county health departments, seven two- county health departments, five three-county health departments and five four-county health departments. In addition, the cities of Detroit, Jackson, and Saginaw have full-time independent health departments. Detroit City anc Wayne County jointly employ a medical health officer. Several other cities provide heal t h services but are not headed by a full-time health director and are not recognized by the Michigan Department of Health as loca health departments. Along with the require men that counties provide pub 1 i c health services either by establishing a health department or joining with another county or group of counties, the new law increases the amount of state financial aid from $5,000 per county to a minimum of $7,000. Although most counties will receive only a $2,000 boost, some of the more populus counties will receive substantial increases. In the past, Keweenaw County, with a population of a 2,500 received $5.000 a year in state assistance as part of the four- county Copper Country District Health Department, along with Houghton, Baraga, and Ontonagon Counties. Wayne County, with a population of more than a million, excluding the City of Detroit, also received $5,000. Now, Keweenaw will receive $7,000 a year for being a part of a four- county unit; and Wayne County will get approximately $122,645. "As a result of this legislation, Michigan will bee o m e one of the very few states in the country with 100 per cent coverage by local health departments, said State Health Commission- o'- Dr. Albert E. Heustis. The commissioner commended the lawmakers for their action in both making local health departments mandatory, and increasing the state's share of financing the cost of providing public health services on the local level. "With this added impetus, Michigan will be able to make increased headway against such long-standing public health problems as communicable diseases, waste disposal, and food sanitation, in addition to exerting more effective control over more recent emerging problems including accidents, alchololism, chronic illness, and air and water pollution." Mediation Board, Philip Weiss of Detroit, said a new division, ;he labor relations section, is being formed to handle all matters relating to labor-management relations. He said all petitions from union regarding representation elections will be handled as they are submitted, and elections will be held as quickly and effici- ciently as possible. Elms Are Killed By Tiny Insect LANSING (AP) — It will be a long war, and the injury and death rate is climbing. This is the war against inroads by a tiny insect against Michigan's stately elms. C A. Boyer, head of the plant industry division of the State Agriculture Department, estimates rhat between one and one half per cent of the mature elms are lost each year in cities that carry or. control programs The attrition rate is 10 to 20 in cities that don't such programs, he per cent carry on said. Boyer said the war against the European bark beetle still is worth waging. "There is no species of tree that isn't bothered by some disease or insect," he said. "Some of our elms took up to 100 years to grow." Elms make up about 65 per cent of the shade trees in Michigan cities, plant elms Many cities stil instead of other 3 Fishermen Are Rescued Congress Hopes to Send Voting Rights Bill to LBJ This Week CONSTRUCTION BEGINS—Construction is underway on Northern Natural Gas Company's pipeline that will bring gas to northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The line begins south of Carlton, Minn., and will extend east to Marquette. This photo, taken near Carlton, shows a tractor with a side- boom lifting a 40 foot section of 20 inch diameter pipe into place where welders will link it to preceding sections. The contractor (or Northern is Panama Inc. of Houston, Tex. DETROIT (AP) — One of three fishermen who spent lOVa hours Saturday night clinging to their capsized boat in the Detroit River, says the boat went "straight down" after it was hit by sudden high waves. Travis French, owner of the 15-foot outboard, said Sunday he and two relatives, Cecil Nance, 61, of suburban Redford, and James Brewer, 21, of Paris, Tenn., were fishing when they were hit. "We had turned back, and the water got kind of rough, but there wasn't much wind," Travis, 39, of suburban Lincoln Park, said. "Suddenly, this one huge wave, almost like a tidal wave, crashed over the back of the boat, swamping It," he added. "It went down within 15 seconds," he added. The boat settled in about 15 feet of water, but styrofoan kept its bow above water. The three finally were picked up by a boat from the Grosse lie Naval Air Station. Brewer was cited by station commander Richard Brown for species and carry on the valiant fight to save them. Boyer said Dutch elm disease might be more evident than most years in Michigan this summer because of the drought Drought weakens the trees and makes them more suscep tible to the infection. Elms also die from other causes, such as lack oi fertilizer and water The fight against the disease is carried on voluntarily by the cities and municipalities in cooperation with the agriculture department. Virtually no work is done in rural areas, he said, except by the state conservation and highway departments in some parks and recreation areas. The key to saving the mature trees is removing and burning the diseased ones. Every added day a diseased tree stands it constitutes a growing manace to healths trees, he explained. This accounts for the striking difference in tree deaths between ttose cities that have ef- Day in History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 1965. There are 151 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Hatch Act, designed to limit spending in national political campaigns and restrict political activity by federal employes. On this date In 1610, English navigator Henry Hudson entered what now is Canada's Hudson Bay. In 1906, Anthony Comstock raided the Art Students' League in New York — the first spectacular outbreak of a lifetime campaign for his own rigid concepts of morality. In 1914, German forces invaded Luxembourg. In 1923, President Warren Harding died of apoplexy in San Francisco on his return journey from Alaska. In 1945, an armada of 800 U.S. superfortresses bombed a wide range of targets in Japan. Ten years ago — President state meet at the General Assembly session in September to discuss disarmament. One year ago — The State Department announced that three north Vietnamese PT boats earlier that day had attacked the U.S. destroyer Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin. tflTe'ase' contrel propams T jto of Yugoslavia announced Timely Quotes There is hardly a situation in which the dignity of the person is more deeply violated than in the struggles for the establishment of conditions under which this dignity shall be guaranteed. —Paul Tilich, .Protestant theologian. It's a bad bill. As we've been saying all along, we do not be lieve that the federal government should use federal funds to pay for people that can afford to pay for themselves. —Dr. James Z. Appel, president of the American Medical Assn., on the Medicare bill. A Daily Thought Unions to Open Member Drives DETROIT (AP) — With some 250,000 public employes now allowed to join unions and bargain collectively, at least six labor unions are expected to launch membership drives in Michigan Police officers, firemen, em- ployes of road commissions, sanitation workers and other persons employed by city and county governments are eligible to join unions under laws signed by Gov. George Romney July 23. State civil service employes and elected officials still are prohibited from Joining labor organizations. Labor officials said the Teamsters union will concentrate at the start on recuiting personnel such as drivers and other em- ployes of county road commissions, but will also take applications from other public em- ployes. A member of the state Labor and thuse that don't bother. Boyer listed Grand Rapids, Kalamnzoo and Battle Creek as among the major cities without a Dut"h elm disease program that are losing their elms at a rapid rate. He listed as among the cities with "excellent" control programs, Detroit, Lansing, Flint, Monroe, Pontiac, Birmingham, Oak Park, Royal Oak and most of the suburban areas around Detroit In a normal year, Boyer said, some 15,000 trees are removed in cities with control programs. Many thousands more die, of course, in rural areas and cities without programs. The Dutch elm disease first invaded Michigan from eastern states in 1950. It originally was discovered in this country in Massachusetts, where the European bark beetle entered the country concealed in a shipment of elm logs. Boyer emphasized that there is no cure for the disease, although major chemical companies and independent operators have been workong on formulas and some are selling so- called "cures" and "arrestors. Merger Said Successful NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) The Rev. Thomas Hadden, a Negro who became pastor of a merged Negro and White Roman Catholic church last month, says community reaction has been very good and attendance has not fallen off noticeably. Father Hadden had been pastor of the Negro St. Joseph's Catholic Church which mergec July 15th with the white St Paul's Catholic Church and kept the name of St. Paul's. The merged church has a membership of about 1,000 in this eastern North Carolina city of 16,000. The Pan-American high way eventually will enable P motorist to drive from Alaska to southern Argentina. CARPENTER WORK COMMERCIAL * RESIDENTIAL Remodeling Home Construction — Finishing FREE ESTIMATES GUST GIANCOLA, INC. DIAL 561-4906 General Contractor is willingness ions with the Soviet Commu- iist party. Five years ago — U.S. member states received a Moscow proposal that their chiefs of !—Psalms 72:9. as tall trees are known Just by their shadows, so men known by their —Chinese proverb. are good enemies WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress expects to send to President Johnson this week the ^voting rights bill he urgently requested last March. And the controversy over state legislative reapportionment that erupted after the one- man, one-vote ruling by the Supreme Court may reach a showdown In the Senate. Also In the Senate, the Judlcl- ry Committee has set a hear- ng for Thursday on Johnson's nomination of his friend and adviser, Abe Fortas, to succeed Arthur J. Goldberg on the Supreme Court. The House Judiciary Cqmmit- ,ee is expected to act Tuesday on an administration bill to abolish the national origins quo,a system of immigration. And with congressional hopes still pinned around Labor -abor Committee may complete work on a House-passed bill t< double the funds available for the second year of the antipoverty program. The voting-rights bill was 4 Graduates Accept Jobs ASHLAND — Four Northland College June graduates from he Ironwood area have accepted caching positions for the fall. Joseph Francis of Hurley graduated with a B. A. degree and will be teaching in Maren- erisco, Michigan while S h aron Nagro of Gile who graduated with a B.S. degree will b e teaching in Hurley. Mary Paulson of Rockland graduated with a B.A. and will be teaching in Waupun and James Ringsmuth of Wakefield, who graduated with a B.S., will be teaching in L'Anse. The announcement was made by Dr. Gordon Holgren, director of teacher education at Northland Dr. Holmgren said 1965 Northland education graduates will teach at schools in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois during the 1965-1966 school year. Almost half of the graduates of the liberal arts college in northern Wisconsin go into teaching, Dr. Holmgren reported. his heroic Nance. efforts in rescuing French was picked up first by an unidentified fisherman. Another boat came to help, but skippers of both boats could not manage to lift the 265 pound Nance from the water. Brewer stayed with him on rubber raft and held Nance above water for about an hour before the Navy boat arrived Driver Is Fined $35 For Hugging, Kissing DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — A motorist was fined $35 for dan gerous driving for having a gir friend hugging and kissing him as he drove along Worcester Turnpike. District Court Judge Gilber W. Cox said "I don't want any one to think I'm antiromance But when the hazard of ro mance affects the public safety I must take judicial notice." on adjournment Day, the Senate whipped into Senate-House final form conference by a com' mittee last Thursday and will be taken up in the House Tuesday, Senate action may follow latei in the day, although Southern foes could throw up a tempo rary roadblock if they renew their denunciations of it as an unconstitutional invasion of the rights of the states to determine the qualification of voters. The bill is designed to enforc the 15th Amendment's ban on denial of voting rights because oi race or color. In the states affected by the measure's automatic coverage formula, literacy tests and similar voter quali- ication requirements would be suspended. The reapportionment battle enters on a constitutional amendment proposed by Senate OP Leader Everett M. 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