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Daily Globe (Newspaper) - October 29, 1968, Ironwood, Michigan Michigan Election Proposals: No. 4 Would Authorize Bonding For Recreational Development By JIM NICHOLS H Associated Press Writer LANSING (AP) Proposition N. Four on next week's ballot would, if approved, authorize Michigan to issue up to million of bonds for an acceler- ated program of recreational de- velopment. If all the authorized bonds were issued at once, at four per cent interest and with a life of 30 years, servicing them (repay- ing the principal and paying in- terest) would cost taxpayers about million a year, or million over the 30 years. Backers of the proposal say it will cost even more if the bonds are not property acquisition and con- struction will have to be put off until later, when costs will be higher. Gov. George Romney is push- ing hard for adoption of the rec- reation bond program and for a second bonding osition Three on the Nov. 5 bal- lot which authorizes a mil- lion issue for water pollution control. Proposition Three will be discussed in another article. The two bonding programs- proposed by Romney in a mes- sage to the Legislature this put on the ballot by two-thirds bipartisan legislative majorities. The State Constitu- tion requires voter approval be- fore the state may place its full faith and credit behind a bond Agnew Denies Charges in New York Times Editorial issue. Although neither the leg- islative act nor the ballot propo- sal itself earmarks the money for specific projects, plans sub- mitted by the State Department of Natural Resources (formerly the Conservtaion Department) break the million borrow- ing down like this: million. Propo- sals include acquisition of acres of land to create new parks and expand existing ones; addition of new park camp- sites and more day-use parking spaces: construction of buildings and provision of utili- ties. The department says 15.5 mil- lion persons visited state parks in 1967, while another half-mil- lion had to be turned away. It estimates that by 1980, there will be some 30 million would-be park users each year. It estimates that in addition to the S40.8 milkon in bond money, will be available from cur- rent operating funds and million more will come from the federal government. LOCAL FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT million. Most of this money would go to cities as matching grants for such things as swimming pools, neighborhood parks, bicycle trails, skating rinks, nature cen- ters, playgrounds and facilities for the elderly and the handi- capped. Federal and local matching funds would bring in another es- timated S30 million, a mil- lion spending total over the life of the 10-year project. million. In- spired by the dramatic success of its Coho salmon program, the department hopes to provide: public access and habitat pro- tection along 90 miles of stream frontage; spawn- ing habitat protection; small impoundment dams in low-water fishing area; three new fish hatcheries and improvement of existing ones: two Great Lakes fisheries management stations; 64 fish ladders on 28 rivers; piers and breakwaters. The department hopes for million in federal money, for a total program of million, million. This would go for land hunting lands in Southern Michi- gan, habitat land fringing Nor- thern Michigan deer areas, and wetlands for game bird habitat. Another million in federal funds is anticipated. FOREST RECREATION million The departmenl hopes to add 1.700 state forest campsites; 280 miles of road: which would open acres to use; miles of trails; anc acquistion of acres p: land. It hopes for in federal matching funds. The Citizens Research Council of Michigan, a nonpartisan or ganization which takes no posi tion on the proposed bond issue finds arguments on both sides, including: FOR: Land and construction costs are rising, these programs will cost more if delayed several years. AGAINST: Recreation may be important, but so are many oth- er state programs; existing state money would be better spent for school aid, mental health, etc. FOR: More recreational facil- NEW YORK (AP) Republi- can vice presidential candidate Spiro T. Agnew has denied all the charges in a New York Times editorial that accused him of "clear and repeated con- flicts of interest" while serving ar Maryland's governor. In a four-page statement is- sued Monday night in Houston, Tex., Agnew said it was unfortu- nate that the Times "should find itself in the embarrassing posi- tion of having pulled the major blooper of the campaign "Everyone knows that the Times endorsed Vice President Humphrey and is actively sup- porting the statement continued. "The fact that the Times waited until a week be- fore the election to distort the facts and make its inaccurate charges against me compounds the libel." Meanwhile the Times reprint- ed the editorial in today's edi- tion. The newspaper acted after Richard M. Nixon, the GOP presidentiul nominee, said he would demand a retratcion of the editorial which first ap- pared Saturday. Nixon, in a network television interview Sunday night said the editorial was "the lowest kind of gutter politics that a great newspaper could possibly en- ;age in. It is not news that's fit ;o print..." In today's editorial the Times said: "Mr. Nixon asserted that the charges in the Times were :stale.' Some, if not all of these ssues were indeed raised prior ;o the campaign; but that fact makes them not one with the less valid, nor less pertinent to a judgment on Mr. Agnew's fit- ness to be vice president of the United States." The Editorial Saturday said hat Agnew joined a group of )usinessmen in purchasing a tract of land on the probable ap- proach of a new Chesapeake Bay bridge and sold it only after he had become governor and in response to public criticism. In his statement Agnew said: "The Times charged or inferred that because of favorable treat- ment given friends of mine while I was in office that my fi- nancial worth has risen sharply. Copper Range's Income Is Up NEW YORK Copper Range Company, a leading producer of primary copper and copper mill aroducts, reported today that the nine months ended Sept. 30, consolidated sales were and net income to- taled Consolidated sales and net earnings for the comparable period in 1967 were and respectively. Net income per average share of common stock was 38 for the outstanding nine-month period, compared with for the first three quarters of 1967. James Boyde, Copper Range president, commenting on the company's operations for the first nine months of the year, said: "The 1968 earnings reflect higher production and sales at White Pine resulting from the expanded facilities which are not yet fully utilized. The benefits of such volume were offset to a degree by higher costs, the last month of the strike at White Pine, and the three-month strike at H u s s e y which ended June 7, 1968. "The poorer 1967 earnings re- sult from the strike at the White Pine operation that start- ed on Sept. 1, 1967 and contin- ued to Jan. 25, 1968. "The board of directors voted to continue the policy of a quar- terly cash dividend of 12 cents per share to be paid on Dec. 2, 1968, and declared a year-end stock dividend of three per cent to be paid on Dec. 6, 1968 to stockholders of record Oct. 31, 1968." but any profits to a children's This is a completely false state- ment." Agnew said that several weeks ago he declared his net worth at He said that of that total to had been inherited from his par- ents. He said that prior to his elec- tion as governor he voluntarily disclosed his ownership in the bay bridge land and deeded his interest to an irrevocable trust with instructions that 't be sold and any profit turned over to a charitable organization. He said the approach route to the new bay bridge "was ap- proved and recommended by the State Roads Commission un- der a Democratic governor prior to my administration." He said the land was sold by the trustee for the same price he had paid for it. In today's editorial the Times said that an attorney for Nixon and Agnew informed the news- paper Monday that the "sole factual point under challenge by Mr. Nixon was the sentence: 'In response to public criticism Gov. Agnew later sold his share of the land.' "The contention is made that at the time he decided to sell the land, Mr. Agnew was not governor, but was candidate for governor. Furthermore, instead of beneficially selling his share in the partnership, he had placed his interest in the hands of a bank, in trust, with instruc- tions that it be sold. Mr. Agnew was to recoup original pur- chase price, were to go the editorial said "As it turns out, Mr. Agnew's share was sold at auction by the trustees the following while he was the price Mr. Agnew had paid for it. The only (and successful) bid- der was a lawyer representing Mr. Agnew's former partners in the investment. "Mr. Agnew did not profit from this sale, nor did the edito- rial allege that he had so profit- the editorial said. "The other statements concerning Mr. Agnew's real estate activi- ties and his directorship of the Chesapeake National Bank ap- parently are undisputed." The Saturday editorial charged that Agnew's associa- tion with the bank "involves clear and repeated conflicts of interest" because, the Times said, it was under jurisdiction of state banking laws. Agnew said the bank is a na- tional bank and not a state bank and comes under the jurisdic- tion of the federal comptroller of the currency. He denied a charge that as county executive of Baltimore County he had vot- ed to deposit funds in the bank. He also denied a charge that he had said he inherited the bank stock from his father, al- though the bank did not open until a year after his father's death. Agnew said that what he did say was that he sold stock inherited from his father and used the money to purchase the bank stock. The statement said that the only state funds on deposit in the bank were placed there dur- ing the term of his predecessor, that no additional funds had been deposited or accounts opened wih the bank during Ag- new's term. Agnew said in the statement that "before the editorial was written the Times was advised by my campaign manager that it's information was inaccu- rate." He added: "The Times knew of these old charges and had a complete file on me in 1966 when it endorsed me for gover- nor of Maryland." Bowling pins? Rising dough? I Rattan? Rural mailboxes? NOT ALL ART is in museums. Some is Goodyear plants, might deceive you. Actually, strung along the production lines of American the items are: spools of polyester yarn, top industry, where precise machines turn out part left, and foam pads, top right. Bottom pictures atfer part, leaving a pattern pleasing to the show lock rings for truck tires, left, and foam eye and the camera. These photos, taken at safety padding. List Safety Tips For Halloween If the state were to proclaim a "child pedestrian night" it would be the night of Hallowe- en, it was observed today by Dan F. Schutz, safety director for the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles. "In every community young- sters will become actors for an evening, and all the sidewalks and streets in town will be their he said. "Ghosts and goblins in white, witches and pirates in black, and storybook heroes and her- oines in a colorful array of costumes will visit door-to-door in every neighborhood on their trick -or- treat Schultz declared. To prevent their make-believe acting from turning into street tragedy, the state highway safe- ty director advises: your young- sters to watch in all directions for cars before crossing streets. Small fry should be accom- panied, either by yourself or older children you can trust. on the look- out for children who may not be looking out for you. Watch for them at intersections and also between intersections es- pecially in the vicinity of park- lights, wipers This must soon be checked for safe winter ed vehicles. Are your brakes and windshield in good working order? vital safety equipment ADMIRABLE CRICHTON An "admirable Crichton" is any person of unusual or pre- cocious attainments. This is the epithet of James Crichton, a Scottish intellectual prodigy. ities means more tourism, and that means more tax dollars flowing in from out-of-state resi- dents. AGAINST: The state should fully utilize the land it has now before spending tax dollars to acquire more. SPECIAL WED. ONLY! ANDALL BAKERY 110 Suffolk St., Ironwood Dial 932-3810 Fresh Baked f mm PASTIES.... .4 I TO IV MARKET DOUGLAS BOULEVARD BEER WINE TO TAKE OUT Center Cut Rib PORK Swift's Premium BACON Assorted COOKIES 8-oz. to 11 -oz. pkgs. Hi-C Grape, Cherry 1.00 3 1-qt. T4-oz. cans 89c Open Every Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mass Brotherhood Dinner Set Nov. 2 Lutheran Brother- hood will sponsor a ham and roast beef dinner in the church parlors Saturday, Nov. 2. The public is invited. St. Paul's Lutheran Church Women are looking for address- es of overseas and state-side servicemen. Packages are being sent to overseas servicemen and there is a postal deadline for these packages, addresses should be sent by Nov. 2 to Mary Lou Isotalo, Greenland, or to Sylvia Marttinen, Mass. State-side servicemen also will be remembered so those hav- ing addresses are asked to send them to either of the women mentioned. The annual Lutheran World Relief Clothing Drive is in pro- gress now. A special appeal is being made for children's cloth- ing, although other clothing also will be accepted. There also is a continuing need for blankets and other coverings. Donations to this drive may be brought to St. Paul's Lutheran Church no later than Nov. 5. New Freeway Stretch To Be Opened Friday LANSING (AP) Some 12 miles of freeway, representing another step toward completion of Michigan's longest freeway, will be opened in Arenac County Friday, the State Highway Com- mission has announced. The opening will mark 85 per cent completion of the 393.6-mile I 75 Freeway. PAGE 10 Ironwood Dally Globe, Tuesday, Oct. Sets Public Hearing DETROIT (AP) The State Civil Rights Commission has announced a public hearing Wednesday at Owosso on charg- es of sex discrimination in a case involving the Toledo Com- mutator Co. of Owosso. Registration of Voters Is Up In Michigan By The Associated Press Michigan voter registration on the edge of the upcoming presidential election has jumped by 20 per cent since the last time the nation went to the polls to pick its leaders, and the state's Democrats think the votes are theirs. :'We're delighted over the reg- istration State Demo- cratic Chairman Sander Levin told the Associated Press. About 4.03 million persons had registered to vote before the Oct. 5 deadline, a telephone survey of all the state's county clerks showed Monday. "The Democratic party regis- tration drive was a major fac- said Levin, a state senator from Berkley. "We think the new registrations bode well for the Democratic party. The in- creases have been more in tra- ditionally Democratic areas than in areas that are tradition- ally Republican." State Republican officials could not be reached for com- ment. Michigan has been regarded as something of a puzzle to both major political camps. Members of both parties have stressed in talks to the faithful that it could swing either way in the national election in No- vember. With the seventh-largest col- lection of electoral votes at 21, the direction Michigan goes in November could be vital to the hopes of either party. When he was campaigning in western Michigan last week, GOP presidential hopeful Rich- ard Nixon noted: "There are many states in which it can be said that one candidate or another is far ahead. Michigan is one of those states in which it is dead even." "We zeroed in on 16 industrial counties with hopes of getting new ex- plained Democratic chieftain Levin. "Our hopes were far exceed- ed when we discovered we ac- tually managed to register 000 new voters." Statewide registration figures, [according to the telephone sur- vey, have increased by since April, 1966, the spring preceding the last national con- gressional elections. The cur- rent registration figure repre- sents a jump of over April, 1964, the spring preced- ing the last time a presidential election was held. Levin, citing a bumper sticker campaign revolving around the slogan, "I give a damn; I'm said the figures 'give new hope" for the Demo- cratic ticket, led by Vice Presi- dent Hubert H. Humphrey and Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine. "We've been gaining ground on the Republicans and I think we're going to win this said. Mellen Credit Union Sets Dinner Nov. 2 MELLEN Officials and committeemen of the Mellen Community Credit Union, with their wives and nusbands, will be guests at the annual Presi- dent's Dinner on Saturday at Johnnye's Golden Slipper, Park Falls. Serving will begin at p.m. Officers of the Credit Union are Bernard Schraufnagel, pres- ident of the board of directors; Lawrence Jaeger, vice presi- dent; Julius Popko, treasurer; L. Roy Lutz, secretary, and Paul Jokinen, Kenneth Markee and Betty Young. On the credit committee are Wilmot Christie, 0. J. Gt'arin and Jasper Landry. The ex- amining committee includes Victor Cegler, Mercedes Landry and Keith Mark. Vote Democratic (Paid Political Advertisement) driving, so why not do it "It would be sad to have to report on the morning following Halloween that any youngsters in Wisconsin had lost their lives because someone the child himself, a careless guide, or an errant failed to be Schutz commented. "Let's make Halloween this year an occasion to remember not with regret, but with cherished memories of fun in the he concluded. ECIALS ESE BARGAINS" Prices Good Through Sat., Nov. 2, 1968 'Elliott's Old Fashioned "Hickory smoked for Flavor" CALIFORNIA- JUMBO SIZE Fresh Sliced Beef LIVER Ib. Co-op Brand BACON Ib. pkg. 65c Armour's Star Large By the Piece, Ib. TOMATO JUICE 1 qt. 14-oz. cans CO-OP MARGARINE 7n 99c SALAD DRESSING 39c CO-OP FROZEN ORANGE JUICE WAKEFIELD CO-OP SUPER MARKET East U. S. The store that returns portions of its earnings back to you Wakefield, Michigan Phone 224-9491 .NFWSPAPFRf nFWSPAPFRf
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