The Daily Reporter from Dover, Ohio on April 13, 1970 · Page 8
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The Daily Reporter from Dover, Ohio · Page 8

Dover, Ohio
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Monday, April 13, 1970
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the Times-Reporter MOM., April M, 1»?0 April 22 Earth Day: hot * f in issue of 70s By DAVID SMOTHERS ' UPI Senior Editor If environment is the hot "in" Issue of the 1970s, Earth Day April 22 should go a long way toward proving it. It Is the day when campus radicals will unite with suburban bird watchers, apostles of legalized abortion with vyildlife lovers, and veterans of Vietnam street protest with establishment politicians in demanding action on the state of the world's environment. Earth Day has been billed as the greatest public demonstration of sentiment since the anti- Vietnam moratorium marches of last fall. If it comes close to that, it will be dramatic proof of the pullijig power of an issue which has already united disparate elements of American life. To many, the issue symbolized by Earth Day has already passed such as others as the Vietnam War and race as the most compelling facing the nation, since it is concerned with the preservation of life itself. Estimates are that close to 1000 colleges and universities and about 4000 high schools will hold Earth Day observances. Already, antippllution forces have been wanning up for weeks with preliminary demonstra tions on various campuses. Most of what has been done and what is planned for Earth Day itself consists of sedate teachins and seminars on the clear and present danger to the environment. However, there have been wreckings of brand new cars to symbolize the internal combustion machine's poisoning of the atmosphere; damn-DDT and smog-free-locomotion days in San Francisco, a hotbed of the ecology movement; and the ''mailin" of a mass of "no-re lurnable" bottles to a major soft drink concern which does not employ returnable bottles. More lively affairs coming up include: The closing of parts of New York's 14th Street and 5th Avenue to provide free rein for folk singers, street theaters and a "people's promenade" featuring the use of transportation devices ranging from pogo sticks to roller skates — anything rather than a gasoline-burning automobile. A 250-mile "survival march" through central California Valley by members of the Berkeley Ecology Action Group, which has become a prototype of militancy for environment's sake for like-minded young people throughout the country. A "survival march" and "festival of death" in the Boston area, plus a pollution-sighting canoe trip down the St. Charles River. A "Trashin" in Seattle - the return of refuse to the companies responsible for it — and a "smashin" of tin cans at Palo Alto, Calif. A "dead orange parade," ap ing the traditional "King Or ange Parade" down Miami's Biscayne Boulevard, along with the reading of lists of "environmental grievances" and "en dangered species" on the step* of the city's Dade County courthouse. And a determination among the Earth Day leadership to keep up the pressure on government, industry, and Americans at large through the weeks and months following April 22. At the start, Earth Day's emphasis was to be on teachings and polite propaganda, and that is what is still largely amounts to. But its scope broadened as Environmental Action, a Wash- i n g t o n-based organization of Population stabilization is goal of radical group NEW. YORK (UPI) - There's apprehension growing today 'that, if we don't stabilize the world's population within the next few decades, there won't be any of us around to say "1 told you so." Americans comprise only 6 per cent of the world's population, yet consume 30 per cent of tne world's available resources annually, according to Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich, professor of biology at Stanford University, whose book "The Population Bomb" has sold 1.2 million copies. Ehrlich, 37, heads the most radical population control group In the United States — Zero Population Growth (ZPG) with headquarters; in Palo Alto, Calif., more than 70 chapters based around the country and 8000 members whose numbers are doubling every 2 months. Organized 17 months ago in the interest of "changing society for the better by bringing about a balance between births and deaths," ZPG advocates limiting families to 2 children. Judith Senderowitz, a pretty, blue-eyed 27-year-old who heads the busy New York chapter, explained: "We must stablize fhe population of the United States as soon as possible. We mus reach as many people as we can to alert them to the problem.'" Statistics show that if couples have no more than 2 children the population of the Unite( States would level off a 248.2 million by the year 2000. At th< present rate of births versu deaths, the population will in crease to 307.8 million durini the next 30 years. Others, especially in the Fa West, believe there still remai; vast open spaces in the country and cannot understand what th alarm is all about. There also are the feminist who agree on abortion, but in sist a woman has the right t have as many babies as she de sires. To ge ttheir point across, ZPd members spend long hour handing out literature, bringin speakers into schools, producin films and convincing- college that they must include popi lation and environmenta courses in their curricula. ZPG is for abortion and stei ilization, especially male stei i 1 i z a t i o n , a simple surgic; procedure that can be pe: formed in a doctor's office. EDITOR'S NOTE: April 22 across the nation has been designated Earth Day, the culmination of demonstrations and teachins protesting the deteriorating state of the country's environment Although Earth Day may not stir much of a ripple in some areas, it symbolizes elsewhere a movement which has drawn support from personages as widely disparate as seasoned campus militants and President Nixon himself. United Press International reporters have checked on Earth Day plans throughout the country and have talked with some of the moving figures behind it. This is their report. persons, took over many ioordinating functions. And it pread still further as the cause was embraced by various elements of the New Left. On the face of it, the fight against pollution appears pos- essed of matchless credentials o unite all elements of society, one can seriously come out against a clean environment. As Jeff Tarber of the Boston University law school's Environmental Society, said: "This is he beautiful thing. It brings to- ether radicals and members of he John Birch Society. It seems o be a meeting ground." As. outlined and practiced by he enthusiasts of Berkeley's Ecology Action group, total commitment to a clean environment should mean a complete change in the life style of Americans. It means conservation of water (don't wash too often or 'lush too much water down the ;oilet); conservation of electricity (who really needs air conditioning?); heat (what's the matter with sweaters on a chilly day?); birth, Stephanie Mills, editor of "Earth Times" in San Francisco has pledged not to have any babies as her bit against the population boom; for others, 2 children a couple should be quite enough. Not to memtion. vigorous campaigns against driving all alone n your own car when public ransportation or car pools are available; or against disposable 3eer cans, food cans, pop bott- es or waxed milk cartons, all of which are far from disposable after the garbage has been :ollected. Peter Maule of Ecology Ac tlon at San Francisco State, said, "People will have to real ize that if we are to survive, we are going to have to change our life style and modes of consumption." Those of this way of thought put down arguments from others of the New Left that ecolo gy, particularly since its cause was embraced by Presiden Nixon in his call for "a nationa war against pollution," is in fac a device to get people's minds off issues such as Vietnam am racism. It is doubtful if the majority of high politicians, corporate ex ecutives, college executive or even oldline conservationists who are also taking part in Earth Day share such views of the fate of the world's environ ment. But, either because they share genuine alarm or because they recognize a good issue, or both they are joining in Earth Day activities with a will. Such longstandng activists in the cause of consumer rights a. Washington's Ralph Nader an< Chicago's Saul Alinsky coulc well be expected to take promi ent roles in such a movement, is they are. But Earth Day may see some strange sights, such as Illinois' Republican Sen. Charles H. Pery appearing on the same plat- orm in Chicago as John iYoines, one of the defendants >f the "Chicago Seven" trial — s they are scheduled to do. Nor would representatives of Huble.Oil & Refining Co., Shell Oil, and Weingarten's food; •hain, which is under suit in Pasadena, Tex., for its use of ncinerators, seem likely par- icipants in an Earth Day program. But they are, at Pasa- ena's San Jacinto College. Georgia Comptroller General 'ames L. Bentley Jr. saw a danger sign in the plans for April 22. He noted the date is the birthday of Vladimir Lenin, the ounder of modern communism, and is an International Communist holiday. While praising the purposes of arth Day as "laudable," he said of the date assigned to it, 'if it is a coincidence, it's a whale -of a coincidence and could make us a laughng stock." Establishment or New Left, a common concern of the Earth Day participants was that no continued action would follow April 22 and that the issue would be put down as a cure n 11 y fashionable but dispensable fad. A NOTICE TO DOVER RESIDENTS..,. SPRINKLING REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE MAY 1, TO AND INCLUDING OCTOBER 15,1970 COVERING LAWN AND GARDEN SPRINKLING BY IITHER AUTOMATIC DEVICE OR HAND HELD HOSE SPRINKLING HOURS; 7:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. AND 6:00 P.IVUo 9;00 P.M. On alternate days corresponding to the resident's house number, Permit Fee for each automatic sprinkler $10,00 for the season, Permits must be applied for IN PERSON at Water Office, City Building, Dover, Ohio No permits will be issued by telephone, Penalties for violation of sprinkling Regulations are: 1st Offense-$10.00 Fine 2nd Offense — $25,00 & metering of residence 3rd Offense— Service will be discontinued DOVER CITY WATER DEPARTMENT 7 Marianne Niedzlek, 23, a graduate student at the University of Illinois Chicago Circle Campus, hangs posters In the "Link," a student message center. The posters publicize April 22 as "Earth Day" across the country, a day of nationwide protest against the deterioration of the country's environment. (UPI Teicphoto). Albert is dedicated naturalist, conservationist By VERNON SCOTT HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Eddie Albert plays a bungling gentleman farmer on his weekly television situation comedy show, but he is a dedicated naturalist and conservationist offscreen. The actor has formed Eddie Albert Productions for the sole purpose of making movies and visual aids for theaters, television, industry, schools and government agencies on conservation and pollution. "I've spoken to and worked with the Environmental Defense There was darkness at noon! HOLLAND, Mich. (UPI) You think air pollution is bad now? In 1889 in Chicago, one of America's sootiest cities, there was darkness at noon. In the words of an eyewitness, the late President E. D. Dim- nent of Hope College in Holland: "The sun, as is its wont on a summer morning in August, rose early in all its magnifi- cence'and for 2 or 3 hours shone with all its splendor. At about 9 o'clock, one noticed that it shone no more but seemed but dying ember. Rapidly it darkened and at 1:00 o'clock a darkness rivaling in density the blackness of a starless sky at midnight enshrouded the city." 'und, the National Cancer In- titute, the Audubon Society, the National League of Women Vot- rs and others," he said. "We cannot act too swiftly to reserve our natural environment." Surprisingly, along with his anti-pollution work, Albert is a elevision pitchman for a deter- ;ent washday product (Biz) vhich he admits is a pollutant. Like Arthur Godfrey, who sells another detergent (Axion), Albert thinks working with the manufacturers to reduce the pollutant elements is more • con- VV'.'V' 1 ':^''' 1 *'' ;'' '.'••ilGsL £Y''nffij"f'Mi Make your lawn sparkle this year Simply spread a bag of TURF BUILDER on your lawn and enjoy the difference it will make. Turf Builder is the patented fertilizer that helps grass multiply itself. It feeds slowly and steadily, avoiding the wasteful surge growth that makes for extra mowing. Keeps grass greener longer too. Pick up a bag this week end and enjoy a greener, thicker lawn this year. 5,000 sq ft bag 5,45 10,000 sq ft bag 9,9$ 15,000 sq ft bag 13,95 authorized Scotts* retailer 205 S,Tu80,Ave.Ph, 343*8871 Dover . ' UNIQN LUInBER CO* 225 2nd St. im structive than fighting the company. "I am close to the president of Proctor and Gamble," Albert said, "and he showed me the tests and improvements they are making. "I'm also in touch with the scientists conducting the tests. There is no limit on the money they are spending to solve the pollutant problem of Biz. "Detergents such as this are vital to hospitals, schools and other such institutions where it just isn't possible to go back to plain old-fahioned soap." The living is easy... whep a girl's got a collection of cotton knits going for her. Like these—with-it components striped up in aqua''yellow white to sunny up the season. 8-16. Top, $4; Shorts, $3 Like it ... charge it! ennem TH£ * FASHION A,

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