Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 16, 1973 · Page 23
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 23

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, April 16, 1973
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Brightest child ill a Canadian prairie town, left 1 , home at 13 "to get out in the larger world." Thirty years later, he looks on the whole world as his endangered home. He works to rescue the planet from pollution. "I have an obligation, I have constituents everywhere on this earth," says Strong, executive director of the United Nations Environment' Secretariat: A millionaire turned public servant, he finds the job "invokes, almost mystically, every bit of experience I've had." The secretariat is the newly created nerve center of the war on pollution and other problems of the biosphere. With a council of 58 nations and a five-year fund of $100 million, the program is an outgrowth of the 1972 Stockholm conference on the environment. Its headquarters in Kenya is expected to be operating by Oct. 1. In this crisis, "everyone has his finger on the button," Strong told an interviewer. "It is clear that this is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, single challenge that mankind has ever faced, but it is equally clear that in terms of technology it is possible to solve the problem. "Political will--that's the real problem. Inherently, the high technology society must be a managed society. How to do it without creating more central control, more stultifying bureaucracy, more uniformity-this is the central issue." Raised in poverty, Strong by 23 had made his first fortune in oil. He held directorships in 30 .Canadian and U.S. companies and was making {200,000 a year when he opted out for the big cut that goes with public service. "I have a great respect for money and I can function more efficiently in business than I can in international service -but more efficiently dealing with less important issues," Strong says. A mild-looking man of medium height, Strong sees environmental conflict as one of the major sources of tension in the next decade. "With intensifying development around the world, there is more and more of the kind of activity that creates problems across national borders," he says. Such conflicts, he adds, create "an extremely important role for the environmental organization of the United Nations because inherently, environmental conflict is much more susceptible of prevention than of cure. "Once a plant is built, once a major capital commitment has been made to diverting a river system which impinges on the interests of someone downstream, it's very difficult to roll American Party struggles to expand 2400 8th Av*. Phone 352-5441 By BILL GARDNER Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) While Republicans contend with Watergate and Democrats reorganize, the American party is struggling to expand. Prospects appear bleak._ The two men who have run for president on the conservative group's ticket have left the party, leaving it without political stars. The party itself is split wide open by warring factions. But the party's national chairman, leader of one of the factions, says he thinks things never looked better. "The conservative movement today is stronger than at any time I can remember," says chairman Tom Anderson. The party's candidate for president in 1972, former Rep. John G. Schmitz of California, recently quit the party, saying he was fed up with intramural squabbles. He said he also wanted to keep open the possibility of running water for office later as a Republican. 'The party's 1968 candidate, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, long ago returned to the Democratic party. "Wallace told me he thought his best route to the White House is as a Democrat," says Anderson. "He's out to get the 1976 nomination. He's playing ball with Teddy Kennedy (Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass.) to do it." Anderson, who was (he party's vice presidential candidate on the Schmitz ticket, adds, "I think both Wallace and Schmitz were concerned primarily with themselves. "I think what we've got to have in the American party is people looking to build the American party." The party is greatly disorganized now. Anderson directs the building efforts from the party's national headquarters at Pigeon Forge, Tenn. But the party's strength is concentrated in California, which gave Schmitz 232,554 of the 1,080,541 votes he received in the 1972 election, and a few other states. Anderson has no voice in the party in California, which is led by William K. Shearer, whom Anderson defeated at the party convention in Dallas in December for chairman of the national committee. Shearer's group and delegations from three other states -Indiana, Pennsylvania and South Carolina -- have been at odds with the national party since losing a credentials fight at convention. Shearer's forces refuse to send any money to the national party. Asked how many members the party has, Anderson said, "I have no idea." The party magazine, American Eagle, has "only a few thousand" paid subscribers, he said. The party claims 45,000 members In California. Anderson said that what con-- vinces him the party is gaining strength is that "I'm getting a tremendous amount of mail saying 'What can I do?' and 'I want to get involved.'" Anderson, 62, published farm magazines and syndicated news features until 1969 when, after making the keynote speech at the party's presidential convention, he was asked to be the vice presidential candidate with Schmitz. The party is knrwn as the American party in about 45 states, but in some states it has other names. In California It's the American Independent party, because that's how Shearer's group put it on the ballot.. In New York, which has a state law against the use of "American" in a political party's name, it is called the Courage party. The party was formed in 1967 primarily as a vehicle to promote Wallace's candidacy. Shearer fought Wallace for control of the party and won in California and also had strong support in Indiana, South Carolina, Washington and Pennsylvania. Eventually the two factions got together and Shearer's group got a few seats on the national party's executive committee. The party had a unified front until Schmitz 1 defeat and Shearer's loss to Anderson. Shearer says his faction won't support the national party until the credentials are restored to the three state delegations. He also criticizes Anderson as being too much of a right winger. "Anderson has a very narrow view of the potential outreach of this party. I do not think you can build a successful political party on an appeal to Birch Society members and people to the right of them," says Shearer, of San Diego, Calif. Anderson says he feels the' "squabbles are more over personalities and power than over principles." it back, and very expensive." He envisages a very useful role for the U.N. Earthwatch program of 110 monitoring stations. Strong will be resonsible to a 58-riation governing .council whose first meeting will be held in Geneva in June. Members include the five major powers, both Germanys, Japan and a broad range of medium-size and developing countries. Developing countries may have environmental concerns somewhat different from those of the rich, Strong says, but that "does not mean that they're not concerned with pollution of the oceans or contamination of the atmosphere." He comments: "Contamination by urban wastes and industrial wastes even where urban development is at a low level are quite significant when they come on top of the traditional biological contamination of the river and water supply in tropical areas. "The loss of soil through erosion and desertification are very big- environmental problems that bear on the immediate interests of the poor countries." While the program's $100 million, five-year fund seems small, Strong explained that it is "just seed money." "In dealing with problems like the atmosphere or ocean pollution or even problems of soil erosion, which are more regional, we will set up a network for institutions or programs, most of which will actually be national institutions financed for the most part by their own governments. "We'll provide the catalytic money, the central control mechanism that permit the governments to get together and make the common decision needed." Where major capital assistance is needed, Strong adds, "we may help to mobilize additional funds from such sources as the World Bank or the U.N. Development Program. We'll try and become the merchant bankers of the environment system by putting together funds from a variety of sources." When the 1972 General Assembly picked Nairobi as headquarters of the environment secretariat the United States had misgivings about a location so seemingly remote. Taking a characteristically positive view, Strong says the decision "has given our operation a completely distinctive political flavor because we arc the first global governmental organization ever to be located in the developing world, in fact ever to be located outside Europe or North America." The headquarters will be staffed by 250-300 persons operating from a modern conference center built by Kenya and given to the secretariat at a subsidized rent. Strong says applications for jobs are streaming in because Nairobi is regarded as a choice post. He adds that air service is very good and that direct dialing to Europe and New York is better than from many European countries. "From my office I can see both Ml. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya and -I can actually see wild game," he says. Nairobi's highest temperatures average in the 70s; it's a mile high. Strong was in charge of Can- ada's foreign aid program when former U.N. Secretary- General UThant picked him in 1970 to set up the 1972 Stockholm conference on the environment. His job as executive director in Nairobi runs four years at an annual salary of $42,000. Of English, Scotch, German and Irish descent, Strong says "religion is a very deep force in my life, but very liberal." He has been a member of (he World Council of Churches, president of the National Council of Churches, president of the National Council of YMCAs in Canada and has preached occasionally. The first of four children, Strong remembers bitter pover- ty in the '30s depression after his father lost a job with the Canadian Pacific Railway in Oak Lake, Manitoba. UpKcal La. Jury P oners, Ophtnitmic Opliciin 919 16th St. 353-9284 EXPERT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LEW DAKAN Phone 352-7892 ADD-A-ROOM May We Serve You? Serving the Greeley Area ; Since 1916 fashionating meyewear becomes you! 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