The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on February 18, 1971 · Page 2
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 2

Tipton, Indiana
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Thursday, February 18, 1971
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L- Page 2 THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE TAKE 'IM OUT! I THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1971 WAGE COST INFLATION MUST BE STOPPED Mr. R. Heath Larry, Vice Chairman of the' Board of Directors, United States Steel Corporation, in a recent talk before the Economic Club of New York, had some strong words to say regarding the recent history- of excessive wage demands on the part of large and powerful labor unions. "When one looks at the record and notes that in every year but two, out of the last twenty, unit labor costs in the U.S. have increased, and that more recently, the rate of increase in labor costs per man-hour in manufacturing has been more than double the long-term average rate of gain in output per man-hour, it is clear that something is dead wrong," said Mr. Larry. "It can be said categorically that a continuation.of the wage 1 trends of the recent past is a "luxury this nation simply cannot afford," he warned. "For if these trends spread broadly across the manufacturing segment, one of our nation's economic problems J —which is already serious—can' become a nightmare." The U.S. ! Steel executive pointed out that despite unemployment approximating 6 per cent and profit rates, at the lowest levels since WORLD WAR'II, union wage settlements have been setting an all time high. Toward the end of 1970, the construction unions, at a time when many construction workers were unemployed, insisted on wage increases more than double the national average for all manufacturing. (.But, Mr. Larry pointed out, "the problem is by no means limited to construction—as those of us who have felt the. awesome power of industry-wide million-member industrial unions can testify." Mr. Larry declared that "Government must use its own strong voice to point out very forthrightly the dilemma we face-and pull no punches whatever, that if, within existing power structures, voluntarism and free markets cannot be made adequately to serve the national interest, either the power structures will have to be modified, or we will be forced to give up the concept of the free market economy for the stultifying structure of a controlled economy. ' "To be required to accept controls in any but an all out period of total war suggests not only the-end of free labor and free bargaining, but perhaps also of free capital markets and of democracy as we have known it." A runaway inflation due'to wage-cost-push would indeed be catastrophic. Leaders in the fields of labor, government, and ' industry would be well advised to adopt the sense of urgency felt, and so well expressed, by the steel executive. What Others Think! Dear Editor: ' J walked into the Indiana State House on Wednesday, February 10th, and as Iwasleavingthe'ele- vator, I heard a newsman saying: . "I have a strange feeling that something is happening." Believe me —- somethingwas happening! The Indiana Federation of County Taxpayer Associations had asked members to come to Indianapolis to talk with their • representatives and senators about property tax relief; to sit in committee; to sit in the visitors- galleries; and to generally let the State of Indiana .know that the. common taxpayer is fed up with half-truths, promises, promises, promises of tax relief that this state has never seen. By the time the day was over, I am con- . vinced, our legislators got the point. The information came to me late in the day, that not a single legislator was missed. If our problem was not recognized, we will be back. This is merely the beginning, and even so, we will be there in committee, writing letters making phone calls and discussing issues with' our legislators, just so they will not have a memory lapse. „ .• The goal of our .organization is to represent all 92.counties in the state through a taxpayer association in each of the 92 counties. . We are very close to our goal. After the State House visit, we'will be much closer as volunteers came forth" to organize and work in their counties who at this point have not yet organized. City Cab 24/rr Service James Sawders Billie Green MANAGERS! 675-7369 This is the way we have grown since we organized in December - by concerned,;taxpayers carry-, ing our message throughout the Indiana counties. The news media in Indianapolis were not very concerned with us. "The silent taxpayer never has been very newsworthy - however, we have decided to break the silence and let our local editors and our government officials know it. They did not ask why we were there - what we were therefor. They took no news photos, neither newspaper, radio or TV. We were too commoa. We were the silent taxpayer-the 'ones.'-who pay and pay and pay and they wanted us to remain silent. Of course, we could have demonstrated, and threatened, but then we would not have accomplished our purpose - our request for tax reform from our legislators - tax reform now. The silent taxpayer is faceless, colorless and englected until time dor our government officials to run for office, then suddenly we have a face, are granted an occasional smile, gicen a most hearty hand shake, and then we must be tucked away to be faceless, colorless, and, silent for another two to four years. The four floors crowded with taxpayers at the State House were a tribute to every Indiana taxpayer who is concerned about our present day economy. They came from every segment of the population - farmers, businessmen, industrialists, housewives, school board members,' superintendents, union members,! laborers, etc. Their major concern is economy in government at every level, removal of school financing from the property tax, and the return of the tax assessment responsibility to our elected county officials. Every county has its own major tax concerns which the county taxpayers organization can solve within the county; however, the (Continued on page six) TELEVISION SCHEDULE It Is Hard To Please All The People All The Time 6:00 O (B) Dick Van Dyke O Early Report j O B<9 Newt CD Eyewitnesi New* ED Whot't New' '"..;..'••. »• 6:30 O Daniel Boone Boone's eccentric father -j in - law leads the warring Choctcws into a • peaceful trap. ' ' • ' J j O Early Report (Cont'd) O Big Nowi (Cont'd) \ 0 ABC New. ED Mitterojera , 7:00 O Daniel Boone (Cont'd) . O NBC Newt O CBS Now* fQ Baal tka Clack BD (•> Making Thing* Grow .'•' 7:30 j Q Petticoat Junction Q Flip Wilton { Flips guests., ore David Frost, Aretha Franklin and: Charlie Callas. O Family Affair Buffy bids a sad .farewell to her doll, Mrs. Beasley, after she is persuaded by on older I girl that she is too old to play with such things. ." j | . ' . fQ Alias Smith _& Janes : Heyes' intention regarding a young woman's finonces seem to. be strangely dishonorable. © (•) Folk Guitar | 8:00 n Troth or Cetuea,< O Flip Wilton (Cont'd) O -I"" Nabors Hour Shirley Jones it Jim's special guest. - • "| . | *•. H) Alias Smith (Cont'd) j ED Week In Review Capitol Hill'newsmen lookjbehind the week s headlines. i ; 8:30 "', ' ! O What's My Line Q Ironside Ironside enlists the bid of a dio- betic girl in a scheme to trap the person who 1 murdered a member of an avant-garde theoteri group. O Nabors (Cont'd) ; CD Bewitched Damn 's business life when Endora casts spells upset which • make him indecisive. (B IB) NET j Playhouse An examination of the growth of Hollywood and its impact (during the '30s. 9:00 "\" O -David Front '-'.'{ Among David's guests are Ogdan Nash, Gwen Davis and Lynn An' derson. . j • O Irentiaat (Cont'd) j O Thurtdoy Movia "Battte of j the Bulge" (1965), Starring ' Henry Fonda,. | Robert Show, ' Dana j Andrews ond. Pier Angeli. Movie version of | one of the epic moments of World War II. when thej Allies were' faced with a German breakthrough. (Part I). I . j '•: fQ Danny Thomas ! . Kathy takes | karate lessons and learns how| to throw her] weight around. j } " | • ED (B) Playhouta (Cont'd) BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — From their earliest sessions, Indiana legislators found, that is is impossible to please all the people of the state any of the time. Donald F. Carmony, professor of history at Indiana University and an authority on Indiana history, pointed out that even the naming of the capital city provoked some sarcastic comment in the state. He cited an editorial in a Jan. 15,1821, edition of the Vin- Icennes Centinel (sic): "It. (Indianapolis) is like nothing in heaven, nor on earth, nor in the waters under the earth. It is not a name for man, woman or child; for empire, city, mountain or morass; for bird, beast, fish, nor creeping things; and nothing mortal or immortal could have thought of it except the wise men of the East who were congregated at Corydon." The reference was to an action of the legislature meeting at the state capital in Corydon in 1821. The story, however, goes back to 1816 when the federal government promised four sections of land (each section a mile square) for a capital at the time of statehood. In 1820, the legislature named a 10-man commission to select a site far the capital. The commissioners, along with Gov. Jonathan Jennings, rode on horseback through central Indiana to what is now Noblesville. From the Noblesville site south to what is now Waverly, in Morgan County, the commissioners looked for a capital city site. The commissioners found a site they thought favorable and returned to Corydon to make recommendations, which were accepted by the legislature in 1821. It was at this time the name of the proposed new capital city was selected. In 1824, the legislature officiary made Indianapolis, the "permanent seat of government" for the state. ,This action was to be effective oh Jan. 10, 1825. The advantages of the site for . the new capital were listed by the commissioners as follows: The location was about the geographical center of the state. It was on a navigable stream (in terms of f latboats on the White River) and they hoped it would be on the route of the proposed National Road, which would run east : and west. A fourfii advantage was that it was at a location where the White River could be easily crossed. Moving the capital from Corydon to Indianapolis in the fall of 1824 took about two weeks. Dr. Carmony said. The four four- horse wagons and two saddle horses averaged about 11 miles a day but. at least one day the group made only two miles. State Treasurer Samuel Merrill was made responsible for the move. His. account of the journey is described by Dr. Carmony: "Merrill was authorized to sell what furniture and other state belongings which were not be moved. That which was moved was branded to show ownership by the state. Boxes of books and records, a printing press, and the state money, mostly in silver, were packed in the wagons. Two • families, consisting of a dozen \ persons, made the trip. At night! the 'men slept in one of wagons to guard the money and ; the women slept in settler's log cabins along the way. A firsthand account of the trip was written by Mrs. Mary Catherine Anderson Naylor, Merrill's sister-in-law. | Riding in the covered wagon made her sick so Mrs. Naylor (then Miss Anderson) walked much of the way. Mrs. Naylor's account included this description of two lovers in a cabin where the group spent the first night of the trip: "The young lady of the house had; a young man visiting her. They sat up late in the room we "huddled in. They sat by the fire all night on opposite sides of the fireplace, never moving up. He wore "a coon-skin (cap) with the tale attached and little Jane Merrill thought he was a bear. Not a . word was spoken by either of the lovers; they only gazed at each other." •!•';• |. : According to Mrs. Naylor, the road was made of rails or logs, interspersed with water-covered areas "which ] seemed bottomless." When a: wagon would drop into one of these holes, Mrs. Merril would scream with fright, her sister; reported ° It must have been a rouch trip for both, judging from this account j "The treasury box was large and strong. Whether there was much money in it I cannot say; but I think not much. This box had to have a place in the large wagon, indeed wherever we or the Merril family went, this box was sure to jgo. j | ; "I do not remember stopping at night after the first night. I presume we did. I know my sister looked very tired. She had the care: of the children in the wagon. The youngest one, Catherine, whenever she would see me would put out her hands for me to tak her. I would carry her for a while. She did not like the jolting and she may have'been sick. I was took sick when riding to take care of any of the children; but they were as good as could be. They did not cry." j When the procession finally entered Indianapolis! it attracted a lot of attention because the owner of one of the teams got out some bells and put on j the harness. Mrs. Naylor would have preferred a quieter entrance. Sh told of Indianapolis residents staring at the procession and added, "I was' glad to be in a covered wagon at that time." j • The legislature in February, 1825, appropriated $60.55 for paying this, costs of the trip, although Merrill's expense account came to $65.55. There was also a. separate bill for $9.50 for moving the state library. This action, incidentally, was taken during the first session of the legislature at the new capital. Although] the legislature, for some unknown reason, cut $5 from Merrill's bill, it generously appropriated an additional $100 for ,"his] ] (Merril's) 1 personal trouble and expenditure in packing and moving the property of the State.", Merrill's annual'sa­ lary as state treasurer,was$400. »:30 O Frott. 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Q) Dick Cavort Fri.< Feb. 19 4:30 n Today In Indiana ^1 Sunrita Semattar Gj Quatt For Adventure 7:00 O (B) Panorama O Today Q CBS Nawt O Clovor Power 7:30 O Kartooa Karnival O Today (Cont'd) O CBS Naws (Cont'd) Q) Kindergarten Calloga 8:00 O^Katnjval (Cont'd) . (Continued on page five). You're invited to a FREE WELDING CLINIC! "for your apparel - see Carroll" ..Here's a rare opportunity | L '.. .a chance^ for farmers and others to learn how | to save valuable time and 'money by doing their own welding, j- ••. With improved new Twentieth Cen- turyj equipment, it's easy. We'll demonstrate it. Then we'll let youjtry your hand. You'll see how easily youjean do a multitude of repair jobs with a versatile new Twentieth Century heavy- duty | welder. Remember,j it's the handy.' low-cost welder.with (these 8 exclusive features ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 •7 8 Soldering, also without Three welders in one. A new 400 AMP; cutting ground for faster and cleaner cutting, piercing and gouging. 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