Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 13, 1975 · Page 118
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 118

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 13, 1975
Page 118
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continued President Valery Giscard d'Estaing of France gets along well with journalists. They like him because he is intelligent, witty and responsive. He in turn likes them because he understands and needs the publicity. A few weeks ago to celebrate his first year in office, Giscard invited 250 members of the press to the Elysee Palace for lunch. When the journalists departed, the Elysee kitchen staff made a quick count of the gold-plated cutlery they had -used for lunch. Thirteen pieces, mostly teaspoons, were missing. HUS1MUK Hegetsltfromttiettend ofiurtdsh andBojnesOG^ »hi Camel Fiuaiv 10 Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Cigarette Smoking Is Dangerous to Your Health. through Helves It Last March 5th, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Russell Train suspended the statutory hydrocarbons (HC) and carton monoxide (CO) automobile emission standards until 1982. Train's rationale for requesting a delay in auto emission standards was "based on the possibility that sulfuric acid emissions (sulfates) resulting from catalytic converters might "be as dangerous as those hydrocarbon and carbon-monoxide pollutants which are effectively handled by the catalytic converter. In short, Train felt EPA might be trading off one pcrllution problem for a potentially far worse one. Clarence Ditlow of the Public Interest Research Group, in testimony before the Senate Public Works Committee, explained that "... delaying the standards for five more years will mean that a total 'of seven model years of cars will-be emitting three to four times the level of pollution called for in the 1970 Clean Air Act...this enormous increase in emissions will affect the total auto pollution burden on the public for years into the future..." Is Russell Train right? Are sulfuric acid emissions^as hazardous to one's health as hydrocarbons and carbon- monoxide pollutants? Ho one knows for sure. Sulfuric-acid pollutants might be as harmful as other pollutants but to date -there have been only conflicting studies within EPA on the subject. Thus the reason Train has opted for a go-alow approach. Environmentalists contend that desulfurization of leaded gasoline, that type of gasoline used by catalytic converters, would solve the sulfate emission problem. EPA is not sure of that but estimates that such an effort at A new sex scandal is titillating France. It involves the police and Radya Goldfarb, 41, a Polish- born redheaded madam who runs the Hotel de Monaco. According to'Miss Goldfarb, the police for years have permitted her to maintain her "hotel of passage" in return for sensitive Information obtained

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