Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 7, 1969 · Page 9
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 9

Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, October 7, 1969
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Tues., Oct. 7, 1969 GREELEY TRIBUNE Page 9 Kids' Ready To Do Their Thing About Vietnam War By JOSBPH E. MOHBAT WASHINGTON (AP) - Thos kids" are at it again, doin llieir Vietnam thing, and it ma be that President Nixon will wi ness this month the most mas sive concerted blast of populi dissent ever, directed at i American president. The President said it wouldn' affect him any, thereby triplin their enthusiasm for the task. They're a year older now these young ones who workec for Bobby Kennedy and wen thwarted by a bullet, whi slaved for Gene McCarthy anc were beaten back by orthodoxy They're a year wiser, a yea: better organized, and they'vi saved their mailing lists and marked well who their frieni were in 1968, the year they re fuse to forget. And they are fired by a con viction that, unlike 1968, the weight of public opinion is on their side when they say it's time for Nixon to bring the troops home. All the troops Now. They are the Vietnam Morato rium Committee and its thou sands of supporters recruitw across the land for the first day of moratorium--Wednesday, the 15th of October 1969. If all goes well, they hope his tory will record that day as watershed in participatory de- newsmen, along with the hot mocracy, a turning point in their country's philosophy oi world leadership. They want il to be the day the people stooc up and made something happen If it works, they will give much credit to Nixon himself, who at 12:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, defied them by declaring al his news conference: "Under no circumstances whatever will I be affected by it;" The mail and money pouring into the ' shabby Washington headquarters of the committee h»ve nearly tripled since that presidential statement. "We couldn't believe he'd say that," said David Hawk, 26- year-old co-coordinator of the moratorium, speaking in barely concealed exultation. "But we couldn't have asked for more. The people didn't like that." He waved a pale hand around the cluttered, frenetic office. Girls in long, hair and short skirts, young men in long hair «nd short .beards, sitting on cardboard cartons, opened stacks of envelopes. Their work table was piled with currency and checks--for amounts ranging from $1 to ?500. "My'God, we're out of Buttons!" someone wailed from a back room, as requests poured in for the blue badges with the white dove and "Work for Peace October 15." Hawk, a Cornell graduate and All-America swimmer now awaiting trial for refusing draft induction, emphasized that "October 15 is not just a day of activity, an event in itself, but the beginning of an escalating process." The committee intends to follow up the first moratorium day with two days in November and three days in December. It began as a campus movement, and after a summer of feverish organization, the committee feels sure now of well-organized support on some 600 campuses in every state of the union. But now the movement has epread beyond campuses. Committees of lawyers, doctors, clergymen, businessmen and housewives are springing up, says Hawk, to spread the word throughout the citizenry at large. . . The committee is urging businessmen to offer employes the day off, and to shut dowi if possible--a "moratorium on business-as-usual to allow concerned citizens to spend that day participating in antiwar programs in their local community." Besides bringing pressure to bear on Nixon for a troop withdrawal, Hawk said, a key objective of Oct. 15 is to prepare for "an enlarged and lengthened Guaranteed Watch Repairing Cleaning, Oiling C Cfl and Adjusting --UiWU Automatic Wind 8.00 W«tview Watch Shop In Gilbert'* Pharmacy 2434 10th St. moratorium for November." The committee started out ters the offices. with minimal funds from Kennedy and McCarthy supporters Now it is receiving as many as ._..,,..., .. 1,000 envelopes a day--most live bob. bearing gifts. The money pays for buttons, bumper stickers, office rent, painting, and minimum subsistence salaries for sign up for later?" Miss Shaker the dozen or so regular morato- asked. rium staff members. So busy is the office that no- we're not organized for the mor- M e n n o n i t e student body. body -has stopped to count the money, or the volunteers who wander in daily to help with the mail and telephone calls. "The volunteers began pour- find anyone to help you come back here." On October 15, they will hand :ng in a week or so ago," said out leaflets at supermarkets Peggy Shaker, the 21-year-old from Niles, Ohio, who was graduated from college in June and spent the summer looking in vain for a job with a liberal in Congress. The atmosphere in the over- wated warren of rooms is hec- ic and serious. But the mood is cheerful and friendly. Hawk, like his fellow coordi- lator Sam Brown, the Harvard heology dropout who ran the McCarthy youth drive last year, and other staff members, pa- iently endures repeated visits and identical nuestions from ° E television film crews and the TV equipment that clut- A freckle-faced girl walks shyly in, her skirt at knee going to be length, her hair in a conserva- "I go great public pressure. "You know, there will schools in the South and in the hinterlands that have never had antiwar activities or any other kinds of demonstrations before. You take Bethel College out in to D.C. Teachers and Kansas--a Republican state; a "My name is Edna," she told Peggy Shaker. "Do you want to work now or atorium and I want to organize They're going to ring "." Mennonite bell, some 40,000 "Okay. In there. If you can't times for everyone killed over connecting the war and the youth elements? director of volunteer work. She high price of groceries. Workers is a slim, olive-skinned worker leaving their plants will get feedback on that at all," said leaflets tying the war to the income tax surcharge and the inf- ation that is diminishing value of their paychecks. "We're beginning to get a pat- .ern in our activity schedules 'or that day," Hawk explains. 'It's up to the local people to set it up, although we suggest tinds of activities and things like wearing black armbands. "In the morning, like on the campuses, there will be convocations and Vietnam war-oriented discussions and classes. In :he afternoons there will be will have such things as torchlight rallies and parades. "The only thing Nixon responsive to there. They haven't rung that bell in 60 years." Is there any threat of violence from any of the more radical "We've had absolutely no Hawk. "It looks good. This isn't just a noisy demonstration. the We're trying to mobilize public opinion--and this includes the establishment, the businessmen who put Nixon in office and who now see the war as harmful to business." Three more volunteers and one more reporter wander in to take up more of the precious office space. They wander around gazing at colorful antiwar posters--but the volunteers are un- within Peggy ceremoniously collared moments by a smiling work: leafleting and door-to- Shaker and soon are licking door canvassing. The evenings postage stamps. Hart Charges Hickel May Give Away Oil Shale Land By SPENCER RICH Tht Washington Post WASHINGTON-Sen. Philip A. Hart (D.-Mich.) charged that le Interior Department "may e about to give away a huge xwtion of the government's oil hale land." The charge, which was Immediately denied by Interior ecretary Walter J. Hickel, involves about 20,000 acres of gov- rnment-owned shale lands in lolorado. This acreage may old as much as 70 billion bar- els .of potentially recoverable hale oil worth over $200 billion '. today's market prices. One of the firms seeking to btain the land has been repre- ented for several years in the roceeding by Mudge, Rose, ~ulhrie and Alexander, the ormer law firm of President fixon and Attorney General ohn Mitchell. The land to which Hart re- erred is part of 11 million acres f shale-bearing lands containing perhaps 2 trillion barrels of wtentially recoverable oil with- n the shale rock. Oil use in the LS. is about 5 nnually. Oil billion barrels is w o r t h bout $3 a barrel in the United tales, but so far, a way to queeze the oil out of the rock t a low enough cost to make le operation profitable has not een found. About four-fifths of le shale [and--including the ichest portions--is owned by ie United States. some time in the future. "This could cost the public untold millions of dollars," said Hart. Hart said he had heard rumors that the Interior Department was -considering canceling a scheduled series of hearings before a hearing examiner in Denver on the merits of the sodium leases and simply granting the leases. He said the department's reply, dated Sept. 18, "was not encouraging since it indicates that the department is seriously considering dispensing" with the hearing. Interior officials conceded thai the records in the case liac been "pulled back" from Denver last summer but said they had since been returned and that the purpose had been to review new information. The department's sept. 18 letter to Hart said, "We are now considering wether the factual information presently available to the department and developed by it over the past years is sufficient to warrant a final departmental decision without re- a hearing." Hickel said that "no decision has been made" on whether to issue the leases, that "nobody is going to give away oil shale or any other valuable resources in our custody as long as I am secretary of interior" and [hat the decision to be made was basically a legal one of whether the companies seeking the leases were entitled to them under the law. The argument usually made Up to now, the government as never developed a final ppl- cy on what to do with its shale »··«. =i 6 «...v..,» U o U u,.., ..,..«., ands. Since 1930, it has barred'against granting the leases is COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE MURPHY LUMBER 11 leasing and claims on the tele in order to hold it as a ublic asset until a policy is et. In 1966, a number of mining rms made applications to ease portions of the shale lands n order, they said, to get at nother mineral contained in the; ands--Dawsonite, from which luminum can be made. A deci-, ion on these applications has ever been issued ^to date and ill be up to Hickel. The basic question is what mild happen to the shale in hese areas if the Dawsonite eases are issued. In most of ight leases, the Dawsonite and ie shale are intermingled and would probably be impossible remove the Dawsonine with- ut also removing the shale ock. Hart, who is chairman of the enate Antitrust subcommittee, said that if Hickel rules that the Dawsonsite leases may be issued--despite the existing 1930 prohibition against the leasing of shale--the applications for the eight leases involved in the proceedings would realize what amounts to an enormous windfall by also getting the shale. While they eventually might have to pay royalties on whatever shale oil they realized from the leases, they would have the advantage of o b t a i n i n g the shale by the back door, before anyone else had an opportunity to get it, in advance of the establishment of any general policy for lease of shale resources, and without the competitive bidding which is expected to characterize the government's shale disposal pol. icies when (hev are formulated at the lands involved must be nsidered essentially as shale nds--rather than anything else and therefore absolutely gov- ned by the 1930 executive ord- · against shale leases Thus, e argument runs, no leases iuld be issued on the )sis of Dawsonite or other so- um minerals being present. Of the eight lease appfica- ans, three are held by commies called Wolf Joint Ven- re, Ridge Minerals and Rock hool Joint Venture. 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