Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 18, 1972 · Page 12
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 12

Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, April 18, 1972
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Lunar Lander Makers Anxious To Find Cause of Paint Peel PORT C I T Y - H I T - B Y U.S. BOMBS -- This aerial view taken in 1954 shows portion of Haiphong, port city of North Vietnam, which was attacked by waves of U.S. bombers, including B52 Stratofortresses, Sunday, the U.S. command an- nounced. The command said the targets included logistical facilities such as fuel dumps, warehouses, track parks and "other activities which are supporting the invasion of South .Vietnam by North Vietnamese forces." (AP Wirephoto) Texas Appeal May Bring About Change in Way Schools Financed By BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON 1 (AP) - An appeal by the State of Texas may set the stage for a Supreme Court ruling that changes the way 49 states finance their public schools. Eventually, the San Antonio case may rival in importance the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case ihat led to the desegregation of schools in Southern and border states. Texas filed its appeal late Monday. It is one of five stales to be told by a court that its school-financing system is illegal The others are California, Minnesota, Wyoming and ISew Jersey. , . Though the , California decision came first, the Texas case is the first to . reach the Supreme Court's'doorstep. If the justices agree to hear it, the re suit would be a ruling in aboul a year having a major impacl en the quality of education and on where Americans locate their homes and businesses, In every state except Hawaii, public-school financing is basec to a large degree on the local property lax Though the states and the federal government provide supplementary money the kind of education a child receives is directly related to the tax revenue from property in his district. In the Texas case, known as Rodriguez v. San Antonio Inde pendent School Dislrict, a spe cial panel of three federa judges declared last Decembe that the system violates Ihi 14th Amendment's guarantee o equal protection of the laws. That is, said the three judges Texas' financing system make: educational expenditures i function of local wealth, dis criminating against children in poorer communities. In a follow-up ruling n wealthier families would be kely to flee to private schools at a time when the public chools arc the principal hope f achieving a society that is ot divided by artificial bar- lers o£ race or class or ·ealth." Also, Martin argued, the rul- ngs are not required by prior ecisions of the Supreme Court January, the judges, Irving Goldberg of Dallas, Adriai Spears of San Anlonio and Jacl Roberts of Austin, gave th Texas legislature two years t' change the system--or hav them do it. Crawford C. Martin, the al torney general of Texas, se forth a five-point argument fo reversal. He said the judge, had limited the freedom c states to govern themselves. A though a different financin system would improve educa tion in poorer districts, Marti argued, it would cause educa tion in other districts to suffer. The Texas official noted tha the public school system nd are actually ome of them. contrary to In Texas, aboul 40 per cent of chool revenues come from lo- al property taxes. The aver- ge for all the slates is 55 per ent. Moon TV View Likely To Be Clearest Yet LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The mblic and scientists likely will ee the clearest televised view jver of the lunar surface this veek because of a high-speed ransmission relay system de- eloped here. Live telecasts from the moon vill be relayed at the speed of igh't through equipment of Image Transform, Inc. established n North Hollywood three months ago fo convert fapec elevision shows into film. The equipment is designed to rid television screens of visible lorizontal lines by eliminating i factor known as "noise interference." The process worked Sunday, bringing television viewers a clear picture of the earlh transmitted from the Apollo 16 spacecraft 7,000 miles in space. Clear telecasts will aid geologists studying moon features via television. Signals from Apoilo 16 are received in digital form 3t the Goldstone, Calif., tracking station in the Mojave Desert. Traveling at the speed of light, Ihe signals are relayed to the space center in Houston, whwe Ihey are first converted to picture signals and then, frd through the equipment hero. The relays arc nearly in- slanlaneous. The relay system was ap- .,,..proved by NASA after tests nVjwith network tape from the last The case began with a suit filed on July 30, 1968, by 15 parents and children in the. Edgewood district in San Antonio, a Mexican-American community that is one of the poorest in the cily. Judges Goldberg, Spears and Roberts .found that in one year Edgevvood properly was producing $21 a pupil while Alamo Heights, another district with even lower properly taxes, was raising $307 a pupil. "Any mild equalizing effecls that state aid may have do not benefit the x»rest districts," they said. The judges said Texas could ridopt whatever other system it chooses so king as the quality of public education is not de- endenl on wealth. Only Hawaii finances all its schools from stale and federa' revenues. In Texas' the disparity in what is spent on ihild's education from the wealthiest to the poorest district was the second largest in the nation in 1969-70. Only Wyoming had a larger spread, a 1 alternative approaches have been proposed One would require strict equal ity of expenditure, as in Hawaii--a sort of "one child one dollar" concept. Last month, the presidentia commission on school finance recommended the federal gov ernment offer he stales $!/ billion to $7.8 billion over thi nexl five years as an incenliv for assuming the financing no\ being carried out by 17,500 Jo cal school districts. If the school tax burden i evened out within the states, more than just education would be affected. Property lax rates in the core main in the central city. ities would be likely to own while those in the suburb ose This could make the sub irbs less attractive to in lustries, keeping them in th ities. And to the extent fam ies move to the suburbs be ause schooling is better Ihere hev could be inclined to Tues., April 18,1972 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 13 SPACE CENTER, Houston AP) -- The makers of Apollo G's moon lander say they are oncerned about ils peeling aint problem and are anxious determine what caused it. Particles of the protective ovcring began streaming away rom the surface of one panel ; the lunar module Sunday and ontinued Monday from other urfaces. "Like Shredded Wheat," was le description of Aslrosaut Charles M. Duke Jr. "They just sort of look like omeone glued a bunch o trips on," said Astronaut John V. Young. A spokesman for Grumman Corp., which built Orion, the noon landing vehicle, said the ubstauce peeling away was 0001-inch thick coating of white ilicone paint designed to pro cct the moon machine from he heat of the sun during it liree days on the moon. The paint was needed, the rumman spokesman said only if the launch of Apollo 1 lad been delayed a day, a de "ay that would have caused th iun to be higher and hotter a , h e mountain plateau landing ;He when Orion touched down Jut the launch was right 01 chedule. The paint was applied am baked for half an hour at 401 degrees, the same process usi on the Apollo 15 lunar moduli with no peeling reported. "The problem may have been n the application or in th batch of paint that was used,' said the manufacturer's spokes man. 'We're very concerned abou finding out why this has hap pencil." King Killed Civil Rights leader Marti Luther King Jr. was assass re- naled in Memphis, Term., o April i, 1908. Capsule communicator Tony determined that the paint was ,ngland told the astronauts to apparently defective. He said: eep a watch on Orion's flaking urface but assured them it r as no problem to the success f the mission. England said engineers had 'It turns out as we look back over the history of one batcni of bad paint and they sort of think it is just the paint blistering up." ANDERSON RADIATORSERVICE Our unequiltd guarantee it only surpassed by our dedication to doing it RIGHT Hit FIRST TIME. Call 3S7-3S74 lor experienced, professional cooling tysttm service. UNITED DELCO DEALER lOUJIhAv*. (Entrance In Alley) Walter I. Clark, Owner Guaranteed twice as long as any other economy car. Every Volkswagen is guaranteed for 24 months or 24,000 miles* Most other economy ca rs are guaranteed only 12 months or 12,000 miles. But don't take our word for it. Take ourwordsforiti *]f an owner maintains and services his vehicle in accordance wilh the Volkswagen maintenance sched- ule any factory part found fo be defective in material or workmanship within 24 months or 24,000 miles,, whichever comes first '(except normal wear and tear on service Items) will be repaired or any U.S. orConadianVolkswagen Dealer. And this will be done free of charge, Seeyourdealer fordetails. BOB MARKLEY VOLKSWAGEN 3805 W. 10th St. "Greeley's small car headquarters" 353-3311 Collateral Or Personal/Loan Plans ready is under heavy pressure from those who resist desegregation. Now, he said, children moon mission showed the process would make the picture clearer than before. City of Greeley Deparlment of Culture HOBBY FAIR - 197* Address Telephone Nc.. Senior^ Junior (16 or under)Hobby Classification (circle one) 1. Fine Arts 2. Creative Crafts 3. Artifacts 4. Collections 5. Scientific 6. Historical 7. Other Name of Hobby - - -: -How long have you had this hobby?.Do you have other hobbies that you do not plan to enter? --· If so, please list your other hobbies Type of c'isp ay-facilities needed? (circle one) B. Wa.l C. Floor How much space do you need? (sq. feet)--- A. Table Automobile Household Goods Mobile Homes Other Security Co-Signer Signature Only Real Estate Equity/Loan Plans · 2nd Mortgages on Residential Properties · 1st Mortgages on Older Properties · Applicable to both Greeley and outlying areas and towns GREELEY FINANCE COMPANY 352-0356' "The Friendly Corner" 1135 8th AveniM A Colorado Quiz. See how well you know your state. 1. Colorado's state flower is the (a) mountain laurel (b) columbine (c) carnation, 2. The number of mountain peaks more than 10,000 feet high in Colorado is (a) 500 (b) 1,000 (c) 1,500. 3. Colorado's nickname is the (a) Mountain Stale (b) Centennial State (c) Sunshine State. 4. Colorado's state animal is the (a) big horn sheep (b) whitetallod deer (c) American elk. 5. Colorado's state bird is the (a) mountain bluebird (b) lark bunting (c) western meadow lark, / . How did you do? The answers are: 1--(b); 2--(c); 3--(b); 4--(a); 5--(b). And here's another fact: natural gas can help keep Colorado beautiful. Because natural gas burns cleaner than coal, ot! or gasoline. Its pov/er doesn't go up in smoke. So every time you uso natural gas instead of other fuels, you are helping to keop Colorado's air clear, fresh and breathable. In Colorado--and everywhere--gas gives you a better world, OREO£Y GAS COMPANY

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