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4 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Mon., April 17, 1972 Tribune Editorial Page Opinion - Analysis - Interpretation |Pause and Ponder g Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private ^interpretation, --II Peter 1:20 ptate Should Have Tough Land-Use Laws 8 One of the most valuable contribu- jtions which this session of the legislature can make to the state is the passage of a meaningful set of measures to protect Colorado's environment and Ihe use of its land against unscrupulous land developers. : Though the legislature may not come up with every provision desired by supporters of land-use regulations, 5_t does appear now that the legislators will take some meaningful steps toward this objective. .: By this time the House may have liven final approval to SB 35, reciuir- Jng subdividers to prove to county commissioners that their proposed developments will have available water, adequate sewage facilities and environ- imental safeguards. The bill also has provisions p e r t a i n i n g to streets, ijchools, parks and open spaces. '·; : The bill, it appears to us, is a sig- iiificant step toward controlling land jjse. Gov. John Love said last week he jivoulri like to sec the regulatory measures linked more closely to the State Land Use Commission than to the county commissioners. But if, as Rep. Sandy Arnold (R-BouIdcr) said, the Dill is "the strongest land use bill in iny of the 50 states," then some progress will indeed be made with its passage. · Regrettably, the House, voting last Thursday, knocked off SB 30, which had been attached to SB 35 ns an amendment to keep SB 30 alive. SB 36 yould have required land already plat- £ed, but loss than 10 per cent sold, also t'n meet state standards pertaining to sewers and environmental safeguards. There appeared to be some d i f f e r over what effect attaching SB 36 {b SB 36 might have. Sen. Richard Flock (U-Denvcr) said that, "A relro i ctive law is generally unconstitution- al." And Rep. Carl Gustafson (R-Denver) said that combining the bills might raise-a legal question of the validity of the legislation and that, "there's simply too much at stake" to risk it. It is more important that the state have some land use regulations than none at all. So we will be happy to see SB 35 pass and hope the legislature also approves SB 75 by Sen. Fred Anderson (R-Lbveland). This bill would close gaps in the current real estate disclosure law. Sellers would have to disclose to potential buyers information regarding water, sewer, mortgage terms and other contract details. Another bill which would help control land development is II.B. 1042, tightening up regulations as to domestic water wells. Land developers have worked hard to prevent passage of land-use, bills. But Colorado is now vitally in need of regulations over land use, with the growth of population causing land developments to spring up all along the front range and the mountains. Unfortunately, there are among the land developers the unscrupulous ones, who threaten to give the state a bad image. Also indicative of the need for regulation is' the statement by Rep. Arnold that more than 113,000 acres of land now up for sale have no available water. Drilling a well, of course, is not always the answer to the problem because no water may be available from the well and if there is, it may not belong to the person who drills the well. We hope Colorado does come up with the toughest land use legislation in any of the 50 states. The public, along with Colorado's magnificent beauty and splendid -- but threatened -- environment, deserves legislation with a hefty punch. Letters to the Tribune Questions Raised '$ For School Board JiTo'-The Tribune: "s I was raised with the Idea »jhai if a person disagreed with fjhjs school system (or any other fjystem) lie contacted others cfcna went to school board meel- £jn$s en masse. I was wilh a 'jjarge group of interested ipar'enls at the Wednesday ;|chool board meeting. There jijverc over a dozen there from She Arlington area plus large iturnouls from Jackson and ^Cameron areas. The room was ijjpaikcd. :J: tye wont to the meeting lo 't\ri$ out why elemenlary school ^principals are being transferred yaf- other schools. And why Arlington and Cameron schools ;ydil have lo share a principal year. We might as well stayed home. We were ed at best. Dr. Ripple ·:4nj tie board members led us "to'elleve that when they make ·a (Jeclsion, who are we to ques- Hlo'Mt. ·: Most of our questions were :: ie(j unanswered: Why will ftr'^eley schools have one less ^principal next year? Why was ffhij principal of Cameron school ··ijlevaled to an administrative ^ ( i s i t l o n downtown? Aren't Stffsonnel needed worse in the ;tchools? When finances nro so ·ilini why start a policy of head ;iefjchers (lo fake over when the :|i A 1 f -1 i m e principal Isn't jsvpilable) when these genlle- finbn will need raises lo com pensale for Iheir increased duties? Who will take over the head teacher's classroom when Ihe nead teacher is taking over the principal's duties? If the r a t i o n a l e f o r transferring principals is to spread the 1GE program, why is Mr. Ericsnn rom Jackson (a non-IGE school) being sent lo Enst- Mcmorial (also H non ICE school)? Why do the schools in stable areas with smaller, poorer enrollments have lo suffer with a hnlf-lime principal? How can one man, no matter how capable, bo expected to cope with two dif- feronl schools, staffs, groups of parents and children, and problems? In closing, why do we have to wait until next election to vote out the present school board? Is that the only way, the only choice we have when we (the parents and taxpayers) are Ignored? Our children do not represent only dollars and cents, (hey are individuals and deserve quality education. Betty I.cedom 2-104 12lh Avc. Vice president, Arlington PTS Andruta Coausescu BUCHAREST (AP) - An- druta Ceausoscu, 82, father of Romanian Communist p.n iy chief and president, Nicoluc C'eauscscu, died Saturday. "*· -|The Greeley Daily Tribune '·}· j and The Grccley Republican EXECUTIVE STAFF ¥VuVl C. KOEN1G E. KSTBICK JB lf»he) Even Wert Day F.vfnlnj by -. Builneal Mgr. Che. Mir. Tribur.f..Re«ublleari Co. ... . :-Dflke, 711 Elellb St.. Gretltr, Colo. j-ptisi. :-£«onl eU*» pottlff* Pali] at GrMley, Xifcrado ;-Mfrrnter Auoelal*! Preal, Tha Tw« ;-;A6Kelw TttafCrWjuhlnirtAR F"il Nt»» ·rjy^vice. Colorado Pint Allocation. ;*)n,tand Daili Prni Aiioefalrd, Auri't ' ' ROHF.BT W I D I . U N D JAM'ES w. POPPE" copy price -- IMltor Hi SubicrlptloTi price--By mall In Weld County 1 year I2.00, 6 montKa JiO.W, rnio month S2.00. By mall oiitaMt of WaM County 1 ytar 124.03. one raot.Di (2.M. Forelen Countrln 1 I . 2 F per month. Cily ttrrttr and Motor ^o 12.00 par month. of Circulation. Ajloclatd Preti li ' vxelti- ·;«i1fly to iht OF« of republic? ·for. of all P U H I . I C F O R U M i Pulilli forum lai- ual h« no kntrer l h a n 450 wordl. . local newt printed fn tbi» r.twa-' Ibrm CnrrrH ·lyinaiurw mint bi prime,! wllh ' ;·('" * "H ai all A T r.rv.1 A l t - . «i- -" Uluco 10 Thf Trlt) :j All arddra In thi rpj-f". nt Ihf uno.ffei'Ul.llran I'nb Tm Eervir* fcre ... . j Co. ny I by Ihe f v i i o u r p p h i e a l Union ,No. BIS. Reader Disagrees With Tribune Editorial To The Tribune: Your editorial in April 8 Tribune, nhoul the moving of Monforl's feed lot from north of tirccley to east of Kersey, is the most sickening lot of hogwash I have read in years. I ho|ic Monfort has sprained both of liis arms palling himself on Hie buck! In answer lo your editorial, I would like to ask two questions. One: Where was Monforls "commendable civic interest and environmental concern" at Hie time of the building of (he big stink west of La Salle? That one is easy lo answer, of course, to Monfort (and to the Tribune, as has become very evident in recent years) no one outside of Ihe city of Greeley is worth any consideration. Two: Can you possibly believe Ihat this move is going to cost Morfort anything like $5 million dollars? You say yourself that Ihe rezoning of Itic present feed lot area for residential nncl commercial development, with "ils elevation above Ihe cily and the magnificent view il offers, will provide an al- Iraclivc site for a housing development." I am sure -- and without a doubt, Monfnrl is, ton -- that (here will be a profit instead of a loss. If you don't realize what money Iherc is to be made in housing developments in this "mushrooming" nrea, you had uelter start reading something besides your own paper. John K. l,ell Plallevillc "THE WHITE FATHER 1$ .WMFUU Matter of Fact By Toscph Alsop WASHINGTON -- In the august neighborhood of his party's national committee, a depressed Democrat was recently heard saying something lliat may be most important. "I've begun to have an ugly suspicion that the American voters are taking a new line about the President. They still don't think Nixon's a nice guy; but from what I hear, too damn many of them are beginning lo think he's doing prelty well in the White House." II the depressed Democrat's formula is correct, it means thai President Nixon has achieved a genuine innovation in U.S. politics. From Franklin lioosevelt lo John F. Kennedy, our Presidents were respectively perceived as a nice guy who got people to work again, a nice gutsy little guy, a nice fatherly guy and a nice fascinating guy. The political innovation, if it is real, amounts to the voters beginning to think of Presidents as though they wore plumbing Fixtures. No sensible person caret whether a plumbing fixture is beautiful so long as it flushes when required fo do so. Thinking that a President is not a nice guy but \s doing a good job similarly makes functioning rather Hian liking the prime presidential test. Interestingly enough, there is also a good deal of hard evidence to support the opinion of the depressed Democrat above-quoted. No one seems to have paid much attention, for example, but Hie public opinion polls show a great gap suddenly opening up between President Nixon and his nearest Democratic rivals. In January, the President and Sen. Edmund Muskie were running exactly even in Ihe polls, with Gov. George C. Wallace in Ihe race. The Louis Harris poll for March then quite suddenly showed the President with a 12-point margin over Sen. Muskie and even further ahead of Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey. The G a l l u p Poll has now followed along, with a 10-poinl presidential margin over Muskie and 11 points over Humphrey. In sum, Richard M. Nixon now has a solid-looking lead over the most likely Democratic nominees. It is the first such lead that he has enjoyed since the Demo, cratic candidates began to be thought about ns serious alternatives to the President. To ho sure, the lead may well depend on George Wallace doing tho same third-party stunt he did in 1968 -- which the left-wina Democrats w i l l give Wallace ample pretexts for doing when convention times comes. All tests meanwhile appear to show Ihat' President Nixon has a good chance to carryj Ihe Deep South this time, even with Wallace; in the race. There is no doubt that above the- Mason-Dixon line, Wallace takes two Democratic votes for each Republican vole. So Wallace's third-parly candidacy, if repeated, will be a heavy net loss for the Democrats. "It'll be a shambles at Miami Beach all the same," said the same depressed Democrat. "Why they're even going to challenge Dick Daley's delegates!" Here the thought of challenging Mayor Daley's obedient troops necessitated a brief pause, because of deep emotion. But the depressed Democrat then resumed mournfully: "And I tell you, if Hubert Humphrey gels the nomination in Ihe end, we'll have a fourth party, too!" This last possibility of a fourth parly is glittering with charm for President Nixon. Yet it must again be considered quite seriously. The virtuous Ed Muskie bought off Ihe left- wing Democrats. But in so doing, he may well have bought himself out of the contest for the nomination. In addition, the only likely fourth-party candidate, former Sen. Eugene McCarthy, went to Illinois to air his hatred for Ed Muskie; and he then hurried on fo Wisconsin fo air his hatred for Sen. George McGovern. After that, you would have thought the pious hater's fourth-party ambitions were dead. Yet Hubert Humphrey is unappeasably haled by the left-wing Democrals. His nomination will surely make Ihe left-wing moneybags reach for their checkbooks. So President Nixon can aiso hope for Eugene McCarthy on as many stale ballots as local laws permit and Inking around 4 per cent of the vote in those states. Of course (he noil-lakers' lead for Nixon can swiftly melt away. Of course the President can be defeated by hard times in November, or by dramatic defeat in Vietnam this soring. Yet consider Ihe present lunatic condition of the Democratic Party. Suppose the depressed Democrat is right. To make the country choose a President on lha same grounds as you mipht choose a plumbing fixture really fakes a lot of doincr. Hut the depressed Democrat summed up: "ff there's a way lo lose, we're going to find if." Copyright 1972, Los Angeles Times Of Smith And Men By JACK SMITH (C) 1972, The Los Angeles Times At last I have a bar. I had it made fo fit the little 'corner that used to be the dining room. I'd always wanted a bar, but I wasn't going to settle for one of those Mickey Mouse things that aren't big enough for two people and you can't sit at one without humping your knees and slipping off at the elbows. The basic cabinet was made to order by a cabinetmaker and the top and front were to be installed by a Formica man, after the cabinet was in place. I'd been waiting impatiently for the cabinet for two weeks, and finally they phoned and said it was on its way. Unfortunately, it was the day I was to drive my wife to the hospital for the operation on lier little toe. The bone was ossified. Every step was painful. It had first begun to trouble her two years ago on our trip to Europe, with all the walking in Rome and Paris. At last she was going to do something about it. Can't Stop It Now "Your bar's already on the Iruck," (he man told me over the phone. "We can't stop it now. Of course you can tell 'em to take it back." "No, no," I said, "I couldn't do that. I've waited all this time." "I suppose I could take a taxi to the hospital," my wife said. "That's out," I said. "We'd never get one here in time." I decided to lake a chance. I wrote back in a few minutes in red ink on a square of paper and taped it to the door. Fortunately, the hospital was Rood Samaritan, which is only 10 minutes away. I got back just before the truck arrived with the bar. An hour later the Formica man arrived. Me brought IM sample chips on a chain, from which I picked "a. rich brown leather for the front and a harvest gold for the top. "Could I keep these overnight," I asked him,."to show my wife?" "Maybe you better just take the ones you picked out," he said. "All these others might confuse her." Picks Up Flowers He was right. She might be in a weakened condition after the operation. No use asking her to make decisions. Besides, the bar was rather my own project. It ought to express my own taste. When I went to the hospital the next day I slopped in the flower shop and picked up a pot of purple flowers. She likes purple, it's too rich for me. "Cynereria," she said as I walked- in. "Aren't they pretty." I told her about the bar and showed her the colors I'd chosen. "The Formica men are there right now," I said. "It will all be finished when you come home." I didn't stay too long. She wasn't feeling well. "I guess the anesthetic knocked me out," she said. When I got home I moved all the liquor out of the kitchen into the bar. I mixed myself some Campari with ice and soda and stood behind the bar looking out at the late sunlight on the green curtains. It was good. It was my domain; a corner of the world that belonged to me. 'What Do You Think of It?' 1 could hardly'wait to get. her home and see what she thought of the bar. I [oliowed' her in, the (Kit of 'flowers in my hands! The bar was beautiful. The front was the color of an old Spanish saddle, and the top the pale green gold of a perfect avocado. "Well, what do you think of it?" "Here," she said, "let me have those flowers." She took (he pot of flowers and limped over to the bar and set it on top, right where the bar turns a corner. She limped back a step or two and studied the effect. "Yes," she said. "That's nice, isn't it?" It-was true. The purple flowers did look prelty against the pale gold bartop. But in a larger sense, it was Wrong. A bartop is no place for flowers. I have been in bars in most stales of the Union and in half the civilized countries of the western world, and I don't remember that I ever saw flowers on a bar. T suppose I'll have to humor her, though, as long as she has her limp. First Air Mail Flight Memorable LOS ANGELES, April 17 --[carry up to 1,000 pounds of It i ,.. IL:_ :_.-- if "TinmncT alnnrr of 1lA Tn n ti Early on this morning 46 years ago, it was chilly and overcast at Vail Field, southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Several hundred people had gathered, bundled up in overcoats and hals. They were there lo witness an historic occasion: the birth of commercial air transportation in Los Angeles. The year was 1926, and three frail Douglas M-2 biplanes were lined up in front of a hangar converted from Charlie Ray's old movie studio. The M-2s weren't much more than spruce, canvas and bailing wire p o w e r e d b y water-cooled Liberty engines. The sullen weather didn't zipping along at 115 m.p.h. Maury donned his leather helmet and goggles, kissed his wife, Alice, goodbye, waved to everyone and fired up the Liberty. Puffs of smoke belched out of the side exhaust ports and the propwash kicked up the dust. The crowd cheered as Graham released the brakes and :he plane trundled down the 4,000-foot oiled runway. Gently the liltle bird lifted in the air and headed towards the north- David R. Davis LOS ANGELES (AP) - David R. Davis, who helped found the firm that later became Douglas Aircraft Corp. died in a hospital here Saturday after a brief Illness. He was 7S. Davis and Donald ',V. Douglas formed a small aircraft company in the 1920s, bul Davis later sold out bis interest for a $2,500 promissory nnle. The f i r m then became Douglas Air crafl Corp., now McDonnell- Douglas, Inc. Current Quotes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS .York, on the worst outbreak of great, Ihat the formation of Pa- years old. "The whole idea is lo make Ilicm feel free and independent. If somebody says he wants n haircut, we'll lake him down -.ml get n haircul. He doesn't have to do anything if he d o e s n ' t want to."--Ralph Macda, administrator of a day care center for senior citizens in Honolulu. Historic experience shows that 30 days should be enough for Congress lo deal with a situation that makes an incident a war."--Sen. Jacob K. Javils, li-N.Y., on a bill that would limit the president in his use of the armed forces without congressional approval. "They play for high stakes. They live dangerously. They sometimes die by Ihe gun Ihey live by."--Patrick V. Murphy, gangland warfare in the cily in|rolc Board policy for the past three years has been virtually a decade. "I think it's fair lo say no- brxly ever wins in a strike situation. This one is no exception. We're not going to claim victory even though our objectives were achieved."--Marvin Miller, director of (he Players' Association, on the end of the baseball strike. "I'm been controlled bv the proscctilory branch of the government."-Charlotte P. member of accident-prone, in shipwrecks, I've crashes, fires, floods and tornadoes. I've had every disaster but bubonic plague am! a husband--and there's still t i m e for those."--Kdilh Russell, fl3, one Heese. a the U.S. former Parole Board charging that the pane! is the object of pressure from the Justice Department. "It's like Ihe first martini, they get better as you go along." Rep. Roman C. Pu- ,?*'· TM^J!Z«^TM* inches"w1d, H test. goldfish-swallowing con- afldresscrt (o lhe Hon Jam£S A. Walker, Mayor New York. The sun broke out and Han- "The space shuttle program will mean hundreds of millions of dollars to California's econo- of (he five living survivors of, mv '" lerms of J° bs anl P 11 )'the sinking of the Titanic. ;rolls. -Gov. Ronald Reagan discussing the selection of Van"The pressure lo go alongjdenberg Air Force Base, Calif., ith .luslice Department alli-|as one of the two sites lo bo tndes Is so strong, and Ihe re- used for the manned space . , - I'".' ' » - - « i * . u a" aj" m i ""£) 1 1 1 H I D i l i I (J-, MO^U I U I I I I C . ponce commissioner of Ncw'wards for good behavior solshullle program. shue look off his coat to help supervise the loading of the mail. The little M-2s could Welterweight champion Jose Napoles, a Cuban living in Mexico, fought for pennies in jdampen the spirits of those that Santiago, Cuba when he was 11 'were there. A stray dog chased about among Ihe crowd and isniffcd at Ihe airplane tires. P. P. O'Hrien, Los Angeles Postmaster, was dressed to the gills in dark suit, bowler hat, vest, bow tie and watch fob. Pop Hanshue was there and proud as a new father. He was president of the fledgling airline which finally was going to bring airmail service to Los Angeles. Maury Graham jumped into the open cockpit to pose for pictures. He won the right fo fly the first flight lo Las Vegas and Salt Lake City on the toss of a coin. O'Brien handed him a letter in a huge envelope SCRAM-LETS ANSWERS Ptin.-ci/ - Cnsle - Clmn - T/ionj.r - PLUS TAX "PLUS°TAX S ncakiwt words in lhe English language an

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