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FOUR IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1965. IRONWOOD DAILY GLOBE "The Daily Globt is an Independent newspaper, supporting what It bellevei to b* right and opposing what it believes to be wrong, regardless of party politics, and publishing the news fairly and impartially." -Linwood I. Noyts, Editor and Publisher, 1927-1964. Mrs. Linwood I. Noyes, President Edwin J. Johnson, Editor and Publisher Water and Politics The drought in the northeastern part of the country is "the most intense in the history of that area," according to the recent report of President Johnson's ad hoc Water Resources Council. Conditions in the Delaware Basin are "particularly critical." Yet the governors of that area attending the the National Governors Conference in Minneapolis failed to reach a decision on asking President Johnson to designate the affected states as composing » drought disaster area. A bill expanding federal assistance for control of water pollution has been approved by the U.S. Senate and House but has been held tfp for almost three months because of a dispute over state or federal determination of water quality standards. Short of immediate action, four of the main reservoirs supplying New York City with water will he completely dry by November. Six others will be severely depleted. The city's water supply has been declining daily for well on to two months. The system of late has been running close to 4R per cent of capacity. Congress in 196J approved a bill granting congressional sanction to an interstate compact that created a five-membei regional commission to administer the water resources of the Delaware River Basin That body, representing New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and the federal government, took historic, action last July 7 in imposing sweeping restrictions on f he use of water for an area with a population of 20 million — backed up by fines of up to S1000 for each violation. The whole area is so dry as a result of a 44-month drought that Philadelphia had been warned salt water would reach its intake pipe on the Delaware by about Oct. 1. New York agreed 'to release enough water from its reservoirs to the basin to keep the salt water from leaching Philadelphia. The rules on release of water were to be reviewed in 30 days. The plight of the northeast is caused by. nature — the unprecedently long drought— and man-made pollution. Gov. Nelson A. : Rockefeller of New York on July 27 admitted: "We, as a state, have had a tremendous volume of water and have been complacent about it and allowed this pollution which . .- -. is not primarily industrial pollution but is municipal pollution. It's just straight sewage coming out of the communities." The cause of the plight is also largely political. For example, the governor's recent failure to ask for federal help was in part because .the' current water shortage in parts of New Jersey has become a prime issue in the gubernatorial race. Moreover, until some resolution of the slate-federal responsibility conflict is reached, progress will continue to he plodding at best. New York City is a classic example of political foot-dragging. After almost four years of dwindling water supplies, the city only in mid-July authorized the American Machine and Foundry Company to build a $4 million nuclear-powered desalinizntion plant to con\ crt seawater into fresh. And . only on July 22 did Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. agree to study universal metering of water—at the same time admitting that meters for everybody would save 150 million to 230 million gallons a day. Landlords don't like meters—and landlords wield political influence. Steel This Week Look for any dropoff in steel demand following a labor settlement to be cushioned by users who have not built up strike hedge inventories due to the nature of their businesses, Steel magazine said today. Structural fabricators, for example, who supply the construction industry, can't risk buying sizes they might not be able to use. Bookings for September shipments of struc- turals and plates look as good as those for August looked a month ago. And the outlook will be good for months ahead because the industries that need them—such as construction, railroad car building, shipbuilding, and machinery making—are booming. Also, steel mills must rebuild their o w n stock of finished and semifinished products to meet brisk domestic and foreign competition iii a buyers' market. Even with a decline in the steel production rate, steel consumption and business in general are expected to remain high. Consider the two lop steel consumers: •The automobile industry will be plunging into high production rates on 1966 models, which are expected to sell about as well as the 1965 offerings. Passenger car output in calendar 1966 is forecast at 8.5 million units, second only to the record 8.8 million expected this year. •The construction is having its biggest year ever. Much of the steel necessary for consumption would come out of the record high inventories that metalworking companies have built up as a /strike hedge. Orders from a major steel consumer—outside the automobile industry—will be confined to {illing gaps caused by changes in job specifications. It plans to reduce its buying in the last lour months of this year to 60 per cent of its usual rate. Steel production rates ate heavy factors in industrial output indexes, so a production decline will make industrial activity look lower . than it actually is. Production of steel for ingots and castings, although still high, is edging down. Last week, output was estimated at 2,590,000 net tons, equivalent to an annual r.ite of 134.7 million tons. This is the lowest level recorded so far this year. Production will continue near this pace this week. \ A marriage counselor can often umpire a makeup game. Nothing irks some women more than to catch their husbands relaxing in comfort. Fulbright Picks on a Little Fellow (Copyright 1M>, Kta| r«atur«i ImilleaU. ~ Inc.i By lohn Chamberlain If the gods on Olympus are still interested in the antics of the human race, they must be laughing themselves silly over Senator J. William Fulbright's recent fulminations against "the nuisance activities of a minor viligante group . . which calls itself Young Americans for Freedom." This Young Americans for Freedom is an organization whose aims, in the past, have been commended by big people in both political parties. Barry Goldwater and Senator Mike Mansfield have both said nice things about YAF, and so has Ike Eisenhower. The Connecticut chapters of YAF helped roll up a big vote for Democratic Senator Tom Dodd last autumn, which prove something about the bipartisan nature of the group But YAF never in its wildest dreams thought it had the "muscle" which Fulbright has ascribed to it. Well, it seems that last spring YAF, the mighty mouse, got after the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company for its expressed intention to sell a $50-million synthetic rubber plant to Red Romania. In YAF's corner was the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, which had turned down the Romanians on a proposition similar to that which Firestone was offering the Red satellite. Both YAF and the Goodyear Company were motivated; by a> desire to back up Lyndon Johnson's Far Eastern foreign policy. It was the Goodyear.contention tht Romania, as a self- proclaimed friend of Red China, could not be trusted to° keep Goodyear and Firestone synthetic rubber'manufacturing secrets or patents from being passed along to Peking, where they uld be used to bring about the bankruptcy Malaysia's natural rubber plantations and thus, indirectly, help Sukarno s Indonesia to vndennine the country that is back-to-back with Spptb Viet Nam, But 'now, it seems, the administration wants to help "byild bridges", to Romania, and has ST-instructed foe State Department's George Ball £jto look tatp Senator Fulbright's* charges that <;4$£.the Young Americans for Freedom and the Goodyear tHrg and Rubber Company caused Firestone to^cill.^its..Romanian 'deal. YAF .1 knokesmen are quite understandably bitter at being caught in the middle as the administration's foreign policy crashes head on into itself while going around the world in two directions. But this is not the main reason why the gods on Olympus must be laughing. What is really funny about the whole business is tliat the Young Americans for Freedom were, glorying in the fact that their attitude toward business deals with Romania is precisely that of the AFL-CIO. In their publication, the New Guard, the YAF boys had specifically pointed this out. They took their cut from the statement on east-west trade made by the AFL-CIO executive council at the Bal Harbour, Florida, convention on March 1, 1965. Specifically objecting to deals with Romania, the AFL-CIO noted that "Romania, which is supposed to be turning away from Moscow, has more political prisoners than any other satellite and lends aid and comfort to Peking." What YAF would like to know is why Senator Fulbright picks on it as "a minor vigilante group" while the AFL-CIO goes free: Is it, so the Yaffers ask, because the senator knows that the AFL-CIO President George Meany would not take kindly to being cast in the role of foreign policy mentor to "the radical right"? President Johnson, of course, may have his own subtle reasons for suddenly becoming inconsistent on the subject of a Romania whose politicos have just renewed their affirmations (jf friendship with North Viet Nam. By asking the State Department to probe Fulbright's charges about the YAF-Goodyear interference with foreign policy, he could be wigwagging to Kosygin and Brezhnev that a synthetic rub; ber plant and many other goodies like it might be forthcoming if only Moscow would change its tune in the Vietnamese War. Such wigwagging would be in accord with the recent <Werell Harriman "vacation" trip to Moscow. In case this is the LBJ motivation, Young Americans for Freedom and the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company have been cast in the ;.., role of sacrificial goats. But YAF still wants to know why the AFL-CIO executive council doesn't merit its own share of the goatdom. Dropouts Today in National Affairs By DAVID LAWRENCE WASHINGTON — Who cares about U/e news of one of the most acute problems before the American people today — how to secure integration of the publ i c schools without ruining the economic life of the big cities of the United States? Should the people be informed that more and more citizens are bei n g forced into unemployment .as job opportunities in the large cities dwindle, and that the communi-' ties themselves are unable to collect in taxes on real estate enough money to provide good schools and teachers? Who wants to know what the crisis is today in the big cities- such as Chicago and New York and Boston and Cleveland and other communities — w h o se school superintendents are struggling sincerely and .valiantly to solve the problem, only to be met by hostile demonstrations from so-called "civil rights" movements? • For the truth is that whites are running away from the northern cities even as the Negroes .'warm into these same communities in large migrations from the south, while year by year tl->e birth rate of Negro children, as compared to whi t e, continues to rise. The movement from the cities to the suburbs was originally due to a desire to escape congestion. But now it has another cause—a desire to get away from racial slums and crime- ridden areas where policem e n who try to do their duty are charged with "brutality." How does one learn the facts about this tragic developm e n t? Just a few days ago, Benjamin C. Willis, who has been superin tendent of public schools in Chi cago for the last 12 years, came before the House Committee on Education and Labor at the capitol here. In. a 24-page state ment. supplemented by char t s and maps, 'he presented some startling truths. What he said got scant attention In the press, * ft a Upon reading what Mr. Willis said, one woners how the stated objectives of the 1954 de cision of the Supreme Court of the United States—to assure Negroes of an opportunity to benefit by association with • wh i t e children in the classrooms of public ichools—is ever going to be accomplalshed If housing and other problems are not solv e d and more'whites move away to the suburbs. Mr. Willis revealed some ineradicable facts as follows: "In the period between 1950 and I960 the number of white children under five years of age residing in Chicago decreas e d by eight per cent or 22,643 children. During the same period of time non-white children und e r five years of age residing in Chicago increased by 141 per cent or 76,139 children. If these trends continue, It will become Increasingly difficult to prov 1 d e Integrated education of a meaningful sort." Mr. Willis furnished a number of maps showing how the schoo population in Chicago is distributed, and then added: "The data presented so far depict a city with a chang i n g population as to both race anc education levels of adults, the city has widespread poverty and it is losing population while Its public-school enrollm e n t s soar itf Negroes dwell in seg legated areas to a large extent but the schools have fostered integration which exists in the schools in many areas in the city. "Housing patterns, however pose problems in our efforts to provide opportunities for inte rated education for significant numbers of children. . . . "In approximately one third of the city there is one Negro elementary pupil for 174 white pupils. In two thirds of the city ,here are two Negro elementary school pupils to each white pu- jll. Integration requires substantial numbers of white pupils as well as Negro pupils. This is not to say that we believe noth- ngimore should be done to help changing neighborhoods to stabilize or to continue to experiment with ' procedures which will- result in additional integration " ft ft ft Mr. Willis outlined the remedial measures that have been attempted—more teachers, special centers for* adult education, after-school classes, sumnre r school sessions, transfers on loan of experienced teachers, higher salaries and a variety of emer- ;ency measures. But he Indicated that the real barriers are on the economic side—the need for money that the taxpayers apparently cannot furnish. Seventy-two The National Whirligig IIUIMM4 W McClur* Newspaper «yn<lloal«» other, less fashionable districts of Washington can ask "So what else Is new?" Certainly not rape, which has become commonplace In the nation's capital along with other serious crime. But the attack on the wife of a State Department official as she walked her dogs at 9 o'clock In the morning In a park Is news be- sort of thing Is not In chic a sectl o n Gorgetown cause that supposed to Georgetown, reserved for happen This" Is tenancy by the By ANDREW TULLY I cur In slum areas where such WASHINGTON - A hue and Incidents afe almost a way of cry has been raised over the recent daytime raping of a Georgetown woman by three Negro youths, to which females In tt A * EVERYBODY LIVES DANGEROUSLY — In my apartment building - only a block: per cent of the school dollar comes from the property tax which is still rising. Mr. Willis said: "It is my own feeling that lo cal real estate cannot bear all o: the costs necessary and desir able for the operation o schools .... "Nearly a billion dollars will be needed by Chicago alone over the next 10 to 20 years to do what should be done. Chicago does not have that kind of money. Neither do the other large cities that share Chicago's problems. I refer to Chicago's school building needs of $800 million and current and annual budget needs in excess of $200 million beyond the present budget." This isn't a problem that's go- Ing to be solved by exhibitionists who engage In "lie-ins" on the city streets or "sit-ins" at the city hall demanding that Mayor Daley of Chicago remove one of the most experienced school superintendents of a large city in the country. At least, Mr. Willis's testimony ought to be must reading for persons of all races who want to see some sensible solution of the integrati o n problem (Copyright, 1965, New York Herald Tribune Inc.) egghead-diplomatic com p 1 e x , wealthy lobbyists and members of Congress and a sprinkling of shallow status seekers, and thus is presumed to be safe. Naturally, then, official d o m was appalled that crime should rear Its head in his sacrosanct neighborhood. But as the cops were telling themselvs it couldn't happen there, they were greeted by a second victim, who reported she had been raped in a second-floor bedroom of her Georgetown home, a a a GREAT, CRIMELESS SOCIETY—NOW at last it appears that Washington will do somet h i n g about protecting its citizen r y. The President has told h i s new District of Columbia Crime Commission to rattle its hocks and report to him within a year on recommendations for making the capital a model of efficient law enforcement. The pol i c e department has been given more money and new equipment and a system of overtime payments will put the equivalent of 250 additional cops on the streets. Unfortunately, however, Washington remains a city in which not from fashionable Connectic u t Avenue and two blocks from Massachusetts Avenue's Embassy Row—women tenants won t go out alone after dark. Robberies and assaults occur frequently in parking lots in the area. A citizen who parks his car more than three blocks from his home in the nighttime is living dangerously. President Johnson has ordered the Crime Commission to study several broad areas of law enforcement, ranging from crime causes to the operations of the District's Juvenile Court. But he has not taken note of the chief obstacle to law enforcem e n t here—namely, the Mallory decision by the Supreme Court which has been interpreted by courts as making it virtually impossible for police to interrogate a suspect prior to arraignment. MALLORY •h RULE AIDS CRIME — Few suspects can be convicted if police are not permitted to question them immediately after their apprehension, and U. S. Attorney David Acheson, who has to live with such facts of criminal life, has tried to give the cops a hand. He has ordered that suspects, after being fully warned of their rights, may. be questioned for up to three hours. He is also preparing legislation for submission to Congress this fall which would give this procedure the force of law. It is plain that in approving a Federal law of evidence, C o n- gress did not intend that voluntary confessions be thrown out merely because of a delay between arrest and arraign m e n t. The law was aimed, instead, at the old police practice of using The Washington Scene By BRUCE BIOSSAT , mur of protest arose. His re- MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (NEA) mark on a national television No more than two of the 17 Republican governors assembl e d at the governors' confere nee show that he did not think his appetite for the presidency "particularly good" gave fresh tone to his old image as t h e here appear to have any 1968 reluctant Hamlet of Harrisburg. presidential potential — and even that may be stretching it a little. The obvious top figure Is M i c h i g a n's handsome Gov. George Romney. But when he met the press he got himself so snagged in-verbal underbrush that he did his cause no good. Already burdened with a re- Beyond these, the GOP governors' cupboard, though it contains such attractive types a s John Love of Colorado, Daniel Evans of Washington and John Chafee of Rhode Island, i s really bare. 1968 pickings are not gover- of 3: The much nors' better outside the circle. The roster putation for sanctimony an d' Republican senators offers one. lone wolfism, Romney can not afford to become stamped as a man destined to wander in the rhetorical wilderness. Gov. Mark Hatfield of Oregon, Sen. Thomas Kuchel of California, but he would draw attention only if he ran for and won the governorship of California next year. almost certain to be a candi-1 On many tongues is the name date for the U.S. Senate in 1966, made by far the most forceful impression this time, with precise comment on Viet Nam and federal-state relations. . His classic handicap is Oregon's small electoral vote status, but one western governor says this need not be a total bar if Hatfield keeps on doing well. Lip service still Is paid to the prospects of Gov. William Scranton of Pennsylvania, but his showing here seems in fact to have brought him to very low estate. ft 0 ft When he canceled a press conference because he really had nothing to say, no loud mur- Ironwood Daily Globe Published evenings, except Sundays by Globe Publishing Company, • 118 E. McLeod Ave., Ironwood, Michigan. Established Nov. 20, 1919, (Ironwood News-Record acquired April 16, 1821; Ironwood Times acquired May 23, 1M«.) Second class postage wood, Michigan. paid at Iron- MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS •'*. The Associated entitled exclusively to the uie (or repubkiatlon A* ftll Ik* iMAMl •**,,!• lulMt^J' I,.,* *U4» all, the newspaper, patches. local, news at well iws .print«V,ln IE all- AP pew» dU- Member of American Newspaper Publishers Association, Inland Daily Press Association, Bureau 61 Advertising, Michigan Press Association, Audit Bureau of Circulations. of Rep. John Lindsay, running now for mayor of New York City. But he has to win, and then cut deep into New York's monutain of barnacle encrusted problems. The 1960 nominee. Ri c h a r d Nixon, just about completes the list: He is busy banking credi by making dozens of speeches for 1966 GOP congressional can gesslonal c a n d i dates. Gold waterites and other conserva tives often mention him favor ably. Nevertheless, some governors here think his name is being used now as a "safe harbor' while party leaders wait to s& how Romney, Hatfield, Lindsay and one or two others perform in the next 18 months. "I think Dick has gone be yond his time." Though Nixon is no oldster this western governor t h i n ks the constant infusion of large and larger numbers of youn people into voting ranks may one day soon make the former vice president seem like an "old party." The governor adds: "All of a sudden the ol'der types may look to the y 6 u n g folk like Homer Capehart (an aging Indiana senator beaten in 1962)." ' Though George Romney will safe on the streets or in their homes. Serious crimes in the city rose 12.4 per cent in fiscal 965, and in June they increasd by 26.3 per cent over June, 1964. tfost of these crimes, especia^ ly the rape cases, go unreported in the press because they oc- 'orce and intimidation to ex tract a confession. But thanks to the Mallory rul ing, any rapist is assured tha court will bar from evidence al admissions he made to poll c e whether or not they were volun tary. Business Mirror By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) — The United States goes on losing ;old in spite of the much publi- dlzed balancing of its monetary five and take with other na- ions. In late spring the United States managed to get more dollars back from abroad than It sent overseas in trade or aid or loans. But this surplus in its balance of payments after years of deficit didn't stop a further drain in June and July of the U.S. Treasury's gold reserves. Why are American gold stocks still falling? Officials explain that the years of deficits in U.S. monetary dealings have left other na- ions with billions of dollars on hand. Some of it is still being used to buy gold from the U.S. Treasury to build up the reserves of foreign countries. Officials here hope this drain will peter out. A more 'specific reason for the latest loss of gold, $75 million o: It last week, is that the over-all payments surplus achieved in late spring doesn't apply to all nations — the surplus is just the averaging out of all transactions. ft ft ft That is, one nation may have had to dip into some of its reserve dollars in its dealings with the United States because it bought more here than it got from American buying or lending there. This helped Washington in its effort to achieve a sur- 5 « , plus. At the same time, another nation could have gone on raking in more Yankee dollars than it had to shell out. The trend of dealings with that country would still have been in terms of deficit. In that country dollars would be piling up that could be used to buy gold. Some European countries, notably France, have been running a surplus in their own balance of payments. They have plenty of dollars, new or old, to exchange for gold if they wish France, for one, is on record as intending to turn any new surplus of dollars into gold. The American balance of payments . surplus was achlevec largely by the voluntary action of U.S. corporations and banks under prodding from Washing ton, to cut back on spending anc 1 Avt/44 mrr o V\v»j-ir**^ Jlus in their own payments They have 'been, and still are short of dollars. Cutting back o private spending by U.S. busi ness with them may make fo an over-all surplus on the book 5 but It doesn't affect other na tlons with dollars to spare. o A ft Still another reason that th gold drain can't be written ol yet lies in American • export-irr port prospects. Nations tha have a balance of payment surplus of their own and ar therefore not starved for U.E dollars, have been giving Amer icans increased competition i world markets. Part of this ha been due to the rising cost c production this year in Amer can factories, and part has bee due to the increasing efficienc of foreign producers as the! prosperity has been translate into better equipment an newer products. To get more dollars bac from overseas, Americans mu export more. /Some countrit that most want American gooc are short of dollars. Other ni tions, notably in Western Ei rope, have dollars to spend bi are threatening to raise hig er barriers against America goods. The dollars they save could t .urned in for gold. Record of the Past 10 YEARS AGO— Temper tures: High 89, low 67 . . . The Luther L. Wright H i g School ROTC unit received i 23rd consecutive Honor Ratin as a result of the annual sprir inspection. Ironwood's 23 ye consecutive rating record is u matched in Michigan ROTC u its .... Although his boat ai crew had a rough time ai were forced 'to drop out of t recent Port Huron-to-Mackin a yacht race/ Dr. John Pierpo of Montreal, says he hopes "try again sometime." Dr. Pit pont returned home Sunday nig after sailing his newly-acquir yacht, the Siskiwit, to Houghtc where he will leave it tempon ily until he has time to sail to Bayfield' which will be home berth. • 20 YEARS AGO— Tempei tures: High 83, low 61 -, — i though this growing season h In as of its to its Al- Subscrlptlon rotes: By mall within a I-adlus pf 60 mllua—per year, $12.00; ilx months, $7.00; three months, $4.00; one month $1.80, No mall subscriptions sold to towns and locations where cur- rier service Is maintained. Elsewhere— per year, $21 00; sl> months, $11.00: three months, $5.75; one month, $2.00 AH mall subscriptions payable 'In advance. By carrier, $20.80 per year in advance; b>- th< week. 40 cents. But of late, much of American investment overseas has been in countries that don't run a sur been a poor one for most of the local garden crops, several large heads of lettuce, some measuring eight inches in diameter are growing in the garden of Leno look, for no newcomers to A. Zadra, 625 Lake Avenue emerge in time to make head- The Cubs defeated the Bl'a'c'k way. Sox at Penokee field yester- There is also considerable day by a score of 12-11 The agreement that whoever gains Black Sox came from behind , the prize will have to go the with four runs to tie the Score be 61 in 1968, his ruggedly youth- arduous, vote-getting prim a r y at, 11-11 in the first of the seventh ful appearance and style make route. Little disposition exists at; but the rally stopped when Kos- hlm probably the only man this time to hand It to anyone cjelney struck out with a man much beyond 50 who could get any serious consideration. A Minnesota leader says: who has merely proved himself on the banquet trail. The governors are hunting for on second. Last published major work of "We ought to keep our eye .winner more than just a warm- Jean Sibelius, famc'l Finnish on Bomney pretty closely." ly appreciated performer o f composer, was "Taniola " which The Republican govern o r s party favors. | appeared in 1925. ' ''' ' '

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