The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on March 8, 1971 · Page 2
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 2

Tipton, Indiana
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Monday, March 8, 1971
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THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE BOILING POT - Deceiving Themselves Certain writers, economists and commentators have unswervingly dedicated their works to a continuingrevelationof the perils confronting nations that adopt inflation as a way of life — as the United States. Henry Hazlitt is one of these. Writing in National Review, he tells of the dilemma currently facing the Nixon administration and the government. He says, "Once an inflation has continued as long as ours has almost without interruption for 30 years — and once it has reached for several years as ours has, an annual rate of 5 to 6 per cent — then we court ultimate disaster if we try to continue it and invite an immediate crisis if we try toputanendto it... Unless there is soon a marked improvement within both polilitical parties in courage, candor and responsibility, as well as ineconomitunderstanding, the most probable outcome is that competition in demogogy will drive the country in the next four years into a rapidly accelerating inflation heading toward economic and social chaos." All kinds of names have been used to explain and excuse governmental policies that breed inflation — rangingfrom pump priming to hew economics and full employment budgets. The end result has been a steadily dwindling dollar and steadily rising discontent behind the facade of welfare state security. Money Juggling has always been a game of rulers to fool the people. Today, seems the rulers are fooling not only the people, but themselves as well. •• : ••V;--.. ' .-. : : : '• '?'-v/ :•.. :;>? * -'.r 'VvVS? .'\&MfcVV. : . feAw- V Z :•' ; ^ f^Sfe^^ > y >} ^ - r !^ 4 S • ?| ^^^^^' GOOD FOUR-LETTER WORDS From time to time we devote editorial space to applaud and ' commend good examples set by high school and college students, which wc are always happy to do. Youths need to be encouraged, and wc need to be. encouraged by good examples set by bur' young people. But it is not very pften that we have words of praise for third grade students- maybe because we just don't hear about llicrti. But one account wc did hear about, because it was placed in the Congressional Record by Congressman Jack F. Kemp of New York, is an inspiring message that was composed by tirade 3 students at the Cleveland Hill Primary School in ("lieckluwaga. New York. Written by Marshall Bcrgcr and his, classmates, il is entitled: Boyle's Troubles Aired A four-letter word I like to use . Is love. . Li i vc is fo r my G od. Love is for my family. Love is for my country. A tour-lclter word 1 like to think. Is obey Obey the tlolden Rule Obey our Parents Obey tho laws of our land. "Good Four-Letter Words" A four-letter word I like to live Is Know. Know how to help Know how to pray Know how to give. Able. bahy. calm. deed. Ease. free. good. rest. These are words we like the best. Who Needs Gold? By JESSE C. BOGUE CHICAGO (UPI) -Gold. Who needs it? Just about everybody, in one . form or . another. In bars,. in minted coins, in jewelry, in platinc. There never seems to be quite enough to go around. Kveii the U.S. Treasury would admit that. So, in some fields, where use of this expensive • metal is a necessity, the ability to make a little gold go a long way is a real plus. Gold goes into computer components; into communications equipment; into delicate measuring devices. Insignificant Amount. But, said Rees T. Makins, president of M+W Laboratories, Inc., of- Chicago, don't start digging into a telephone or a computer's interior in a search for gold. There isn't enough there to make it worth a fortune-seeker's time. Makins speaks with authority. A major part of the plating operation is devoted to using • precisely- the amount of gold necessary— exactly where a manufacturer wants it on the many tiny and delicate parts that make up modern precision . devices. It may be a spot of gold no larger 'in diameter than a lead pencil. Probably, it will be a continuous run of small parts, using continuous reels of thin metal going"through an electro-, plating process. The gold may go on at thicknesses—perhaps thinnesses would be more exact — measured in th millionths of. an inch. Or, the process may plate striples of gold on one or both. sides of flat : stock, or in patterns of circles or squares. Chemical Mixtures "We don't have (8"Seep a gold supply on hand," Makins explained in a recent interview with PL "There is no bar goln used, for example, no gold leaf in our shop." Instead, the gold used in the precision plating process comes to him in chemical mixtures, constantly measured— as are any parts being processed— to ensure that formulas are correct. ' Makins is a graduate of the University of Western Michigan, with an M.A. in chemistry from the University of Michigan. His interest in chemistry— and the electroplating process- dates back to his college days, when his pathway to education was helped through playing in a campus dance band.. Near the end of January he - celebrated his 25th anniversary (Continued on page six) By DREW VON BERGEN WASHINGTON (UPI)— In the seven years since W. A. "Tony" Boyle assumed the presidency of the United Mine Workers of America, the union has won a 50 per cent increase in wages, a doubling of pension benefits and an unenviable reputation. A defendant in numerous lawsuits and under, verbal attacks from within its ranks as well as the government, the union suffered. a major blow Tuesday when a special federal grand juryin Washington indicted Boyle and two top UMW officers on charges of embezzling union funds and making illegal political contributions totaling $49,250. That indictment, the third returned by the grand • jury empaneled last November to look into UMW activities, came less than a week after a U.S. district judge concluded a month-long, $75 million civil trial involving charges of conspiracy and misuse of the union's'welfare and retirement' fund. Still pending in various courts are a Labor Department attempt to invalidate Boyle's re-election in 1969, and a Justice Department suit challenging "bogus locals" within- the union, allegedly operated out of national headquarters in Washington. A' series of com- plainints have been brought by slain union insurgent Joseph A. (Jock) Yablonski and his foolowers, including, one charging Boyle with misusing union funds during his 1969 election campaign. Triple Murder Yablonski, who lost his bid to unseat Boyle,, was slain in late December, 1969, at his Clarksville, Pa., home along with his wife and daughter. A Senate labor subcommittee, headed by Sen. Harrison A. Williams Jr., D-N.J., held eight days of hearings last year on the UMW election and its pension policies, but has yet to make its report. . Most of Boyle's troubles— Yablonski's emergence as a strong union challenger, the filing of government suits and the Senate inquiry— followed the fateful day of Nov. 20, 1968, when. 78 coal miners were trapped in a mine at Farmington, W. Va. Tony Boyle faced the television cameras in a shack close by, while the miner's wives huddled awaiting word of .their husbands. . . ... They sought a word of hope, or at least a word of sympathy. Speech of Fatalism But what Boyle gave them in his white hardhat was a speech citing the fatalism inherent in the miner's life and praising the Consolidated Coal Co., the operator of the mine, for its good safety record. That speech may well have been the turning - point in Tony Boyle's relationship with the miners his union represents. » . . . • Boyle was the protege of the late John L. Lewis, who stepped / down from . active presidency of the union in 1960 after a/ 40-year career of (Continued on page six) Persian Gulf Up foi\Grabs Foreign News Commentary V By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst . The British government has confirmed its intentions of pulling out of the. Persian gulf by the end of this year, meaning that an area long considered vital' to the West goes'. up for grabs with the Soviet Union a chiet contender. It was back in 1940 that Vyacheslav • M. Molotov, onetime Soviet premier and foreign minister, told the' German ambassador in Moscow that "the area, south of Batum and Baku in the general direction of the Persian gulf is recognized as the center of the aspirations . of the Soviet Union." It is a Russian aspiration going back to the days of the Czars and their search for a warm water entry, into the world's .oceans, into the Atlantic trough the Mediterranean in the west and into the Indian ocean through the Persian gulf in the east. Neighbors'Appetites Whetting the Soviet appetite since World War II has been the discovery that 60 per cent of the world's oil reserves lie beneath the coasts.or waters of the gulf.. Lying athwart the Russian path is pro-western Iran which occupies the . gulfs entire northeastern shore, wooed now' by Soviet trade and aid and friendly calls from the expanding Soviet navy. Neighboring Iran is unfriend-; ly Iraq, and directly across the gulf, Kuwait, Saudia Arabia, wbatirein, Qatar and the seven so-called Trucial states. Iran, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait each have an oil income of around $1 billion. Iraq takes in about half a billion as do the sum total of the Trucial states. The others take in around $100 million each. Looking For Unity When Britain moved into the area more than 100 years ago, the gulf was a shallow, 500-mile (Continued on page six) Not' to worry, but J. Edgar Hoover reports he now has 199 million sets of fingerprints. And in addition to to his studies on the radical new left terrorism, he's doing the same job on the extreme new right terrorism. That's so the left hand will know what the right hand is doing, or vice versa. . WORLD WEEK U.S. IUMIINC IJTIMATED TO HAVE CUT NO CHI MINH TIAIL TRAFFIC IV HALF. DOWN TO iOO THICKS DAY When you have turned the responsibility for the funeral arrangements ova to us you can be sure everything will be taken care of properly. Leatherman-Morris FUNERAl NOME 314 North Main Str««t DIAL (75-7449 SERVING TIPTON SINCE 10O1 Scene 'round the county! onward and upward J YOUR COUNTY-WIDE BANK WINDFALL - KEMPTON -SHARPSVIUE - HOBBS direct line phone 675" MONDAY, MAHC II 8, 1971 Whlqt Others Say: STRANGE, ISN'T IT? by Reed Larson • Executive Vice President National Right to Work Committee Nurtured on the rich heritage of individual freedom, the American people have repeatedly shown their distaste for the policy of compulsory unioi&rn which permits citizens to be fired from their jobs for refusal to pay dues for unwanted union representation. Even union professionals, chief architects and promoters of the* coercive practice, acknowledge this. Just recently AFL-CIO Legislative Director Andy Biemiller told state AFL-CIO affiliates to oppose, any state legislative action endorsing a call for a constitutional • convention to establish federal revenue sharing thrdugh amendment of the U.S. Constitution. His reasoning? Taking the issue to the people this way would open the way for "'imposition of a national Right to Work law." The message is. clear. When the issue is one of voluntary vs. cornpulsory unionism, the American people will come down hard on the side of indivfdual.freedorn.. Yet the Nixon. Administration' in Washington fails to understand this. As a leading Texas daily newsp'aper said recently: "There is always the risk that Right to Work will be sacrificed to get a major 'reform' through Congress and signed into law by the President. Evidence has shown that the Nixon Administration is, soft on compulsory unionism and would sell out if stakes are high enough." Why does the Administration refuse to capitalize on the popularity "the Right to Work principle enjoys among the American people? Why won't it speak for the people? the postal reform battle just last year was instructive. The public was treated to the spectacle of a Postmaster General and union bosses engineering a deal to.foist compulsory unionism on the jnation's postal workers, then marching lock step on Congress to get it approved. But it didn't • work. The forces. of compulsion had miscalculated, by 226 votes', votes cast by Congressmen more in tune with the feelings of the people instead of a handful of union bosses and union-cowed political officials. 750,000 postal workers now have Right to Work protection by law. Yet the obvious appeal individual freedom holds for the vast majority .of Americans is captured only in'the Republican Party platform of 1968, which says, "We strongly believe that the protection of individual liberty is the cornerstone of sound labor policy." That pledge has yet to be transformed into action. In fact, a top administration official told the National Right to- Work Committee legislation covering farm workers cannot get thrc ugh Congress unless they give union bosses the one thing they most want — compulsory unionism. So nothing has .been learned fron the postal reform battle. Once again the Administration has shown it can be browbeaten by' a handful of union officials, who constantly portray themselves as spokesmen for all laboring people and have annpintcd themselves the "people's lobby." In point of fact, they represent a small special-interest'group. Less than 25% of the nation's laboring people have joined unions — anil the majority of these are held captive under cornpulsory union membership contractsin non-Right to Work states. . It's obvious-union bosses speak for a small, and declining, minority. Yet the Administration, goes blithely along, accepting the 'myth perpetuated by union professionals that they speak for "labor." Strange, isn't it? - Eastern's Whisperlinpr, the L-1011 wide-bodied tn-iet which the airline will preview this fall, rolls out from Lockheed There's a Grand Champion among weedkillers too! Yes sir, it's... Lasso® plus atrazine tank mix Now corn growers can control just about every grass arid broadleaf you can think of. A tank mixture of liquid Lasso and atrazine controls the tough grasses like the Foxtails, Crabgrass and Fall Panicum. At the same time, yield-cutting broadleafs such as Lambsquarters, • Buttonweed, Annual Morriingglory.and Smartweed. Lasso plus atrazine is safe to your, corn; carryover is no problem. Apply it band or broadcast, preplant incorporated or at planting time. Apply it with water or in fertilizer solutions. Lasso plus atrazine is effective under a wide range of weather conditions—wet or dry—it gets the job done. 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