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j . J i f .-.- ... . I i Vol 196, No. 182, 3 1969, Globe Newspaper Co. MONDAY MORNING DECEMBER 29, 1969 j Telephone 288-8000 33 Pages 10c I it t Li ; . ... . 1 u i . , ,i 72 i 'City's Noises Called Deadly Pollutants By Richard. Knox, Globe Staff Noise levels caused by motorcycles, overhead jets, rock bands, subway traffic and sonic booms the pervasive sound of city life have effects on the human body just as harmful as air or water pollution, a group of scientists said in Boston yesterday. Unborn babies may be damaged by the effect of loud noises on the mothers, one researcher said. Another asserted that heart rate and blood pressure are affected by loud sounds. All of which makes noise -pollution a likely factor in various cardiovascular diseases. Still another scientist found that the delicate salt water balance in rats and the release of metabolic hormones in man that medicate a variety of built in responses to stress go awry due to the noise at levels that are common in urban life. Unborn babies are especially sensitive to damage cause by noise in the mother's surroundings, according, to a paper by Dr. Lester W. Sontag one of the participants in a noise pollution symposium at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. Dr. Sontag, director of the Fels Research Institute of Yellow Springs, Ohio, is worried about the possibility that sonic booms might adversely affect pregnant women causing their children to have lifelong behavioral problems. - ' NOISE, Page 3 44 ITS . ' - V I, .-.way - . : nf 0 on 'Disaster' in Vt NoE. Flooding Alarms Officials JNTENT James SchifT, II, of Watertown is completely absorbed by experiment with batteries and light at AAAS exhibit in War Memorial Auditorium. (Bill Potter Photo) By Stephen Kurkjian Globe Staff Clear skies yesterday gave residents and utility crews in Greater Boston time to recover from the roaring Northeaster that flooded thousands of Eastern Massachusetts homes and paralyzed much of Northern New England. Rising rivers and the possibility of more snow or rain tomorrow night are worrying officials throughout the six-state region. Vermont which had its heaviest snow fall in history from the storm received four feet of snow in some sections. Gov. Deane Davis declared Vermont to be in a state of emergency before arriving back in the state from Framingham, Mass., where he had been strand- . ed at his daughter's home since Friday. . At least 12 deaths have been attributed to the storm, which left thousands of persons without power, heat and telephone service and caused widespread flooding. The storm, which began Christmas night, caused a "state of emergency" to be called by the governor in Vermont and knocked out 40 percent of power in Maine. Flash flooding was reported in New Hampshire and along Maine's Androscoggin . and Kennebec rivers. In Rumford, Me., a two-mile ice-jam on the Androscoggin River was holding back 10 feet of water. Officials feared severe flooding if the ice jam broke suddenly. The New England Corps of Army Engineers was called to tha scene. About 10,000 persons in Greater Boston and Fitchburg remained without telephone service for the third day as augmented crews sought to restore service. Boston Edison, which reported 8000 persons without power at the height of the storm Friday, said all of their service had been restored. The sunny skies in Eastern Massachusetts yesterday melted the ice on roads freezing rain fell to end the storm in the region. STORM, Page 6 NASA Adviser: Sending Men to Mars 'Utmost Folly' B Victor K. McElheny, Globe Staff - , .--..a.'.;'- n A leading scientist 'Closely identified with the U.S. spade program chose a national forum here yesterday to attack plans for sending men to Mars as "the utmost in folly." Dr. Gordon J. F. MacDonald of the University of California, who serves on key committees advising the U.S. space agency, NASA, said the nation must be much more rigorous in matching space research against other scientific priorities and severe social problems. In a talk at the annual meeting of the American Assn.. for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) MacDonald typified a spirit of sharp criticism of the U.S. space program by many of the thousands of scientists attending the five-day meeting, which ends Tuesday. But MacDonald's language was harsher than that chosen yesterday by two other opponents of a manned Mars expedition, the retiring AAAS president. Dr. Walter Orr Roberts and Dr. Lewis Bran-scomb, director of the National Bureau of Standards. SPACE, Page 20 Globe's Pollution Youth Corps Wins Wide Approval in State By William A. Davis Globe Staff The recent proposal by The Globe to establish a Youth Environment Corps (YEC) that will enlist the energy and concern of Massachusetts youth in the war on pollution has met with widespread approval and interest. "The Globe proposal for effective use of the young in what will become man's last 'stand against the ruin of his environment is just the sort of direct tie I have sought between the energy of youth and the crisis we confront," . Gov. Sargent said. He added: "I have thought long over how the fervor of the young could Browns Romp; Bruins Win Dominating the Dallas Cowboys seems to be a habit with the Cleveland Browns, who did it again yesterday 38 to 14, to move on to the N.F.L. championship game next Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. In Philadelphia, the Bruins got a goal and three more assists from Bobby Orr as they edged the Flyers, 5 to 4,' and moved to within one point of East Division-leading New York. Details on page 21. for your convenience Tht Boston Globa has an cffict at 181 Plan Prudential Center P'oc dvrt!sTeffi or pay biTI$. Subicrb o -.9 Giob or ow back iuuM. WEATHER MONDAY Fair, 15-20. TUESDAY Cloudy & Cold. (Page 32.) INDEX L: I r-C- f Cca: Won. tSun H. luO to S pjn. Ccssd Sondsy. 43 i Class Comics ... Crossword Deaths . . . Editorials . Financial . . Obituaries Sports . TV-Radio . Theaters . Women ... . . 30-33 .... 37 .... 37 . 30, 31 18 25 .... 31 .. 21-24 36 .. 28,29 . . 25-28 Paris Calls In Israeli Over be channelled into the major effort I intend to make in 1970 to reverse the damage we have done to our natural home perhaps this proposal is the answer." The Globe's plan was unveiled Saturday in a full page editorial on the problem of pollution and its threat to our environment. YEC volunteers would help police the environment by reporting pollution violations as well as helping to clean up cities and correct urban blight, carry out reforestation and conservation projects, and use their academic disciplines or skills to find fresh approaches and new solutions to environmental problems. YEC should be supported by a pollution tax on "municipal, industrial and commercial polluters,' The Globe feels, based on each pound of air and water pollution they produce. A body of 50 volunteers and a budget of $210,000 was envisioned for the first year of the program. Other suggested revenue sources were a flat $1 annual fee on each of the 362,000 cars that enter Boston each day and a tax on public utilities, which contribute 320 million of the 800 million pounds of sulphur REACTION, Page 7 CTLiBBATIO? HOME OWNTRS FEDERAL SAVINGS. Se AJ-.t. Faw 14. FEE EuFCTHIC FOOD WAPVLVG THAX DURING 6u& ANXiVEBSABY. EUGENE GENOVESE ' . . . defeat Lynd' Historians9 Vole Defeats Lynd Washington Post WASHINGTON Prof. Robert H. Palmer of Yale University last night won the first contested election for the presidency of the American Historical Assn. in recent memory. Palmer defeated radical historian Staughton Lynd by a vote of 1040 to 396 following a fiery speech by left wing historian Eugene Genovese, who urged that HISTORY, Page 2 Gunboat it ow . By Jonathan C. Randal, Washington Post PARIS Foreign Minister Maurice Schumann summoned the Israeli charge d' affaires for a 10 minute meeting yesterday in the French government's first visible effort to re-establish its damaged authority in the mysterious disappearance of five gunboats from Cherbourg. No details of Schumann's meeting with Charge Egtan Ronn were available. A French television newscast later announced that no official statement would be made until completion of the government investigation which was initiated Saturday. As Israeli warships were reported in the vicinity of the gunboats off Sicily, the French statement warned that "Franco-Israeli relations would be affected if Israeli government involvement were proved." Many Israelis were sure the gunboats' destination was Israel. But the Israeli Embassy here continued to disclaim any responsibility for the breach of France's total arms embargo on arms deliveries to the Jewish state. The ships were sold back to the Cherbourg makers with French approval, according to the embassy. GUNBOATS, Page 11 National Guard Called To Help Vt. Dig Out Special to the Globe Vt. digging MONTPELIER, Vermonters were some 50 inches of snow that had fallen in a two-day period, while clouds were piling up and more flurries vere being predicted for today. Gov. Deane C. Davis declared Vermont a disaster area and called out the National Guard after the Green Mountain state sustained its worst snow storm since the turn of the century. Gov. Davis was trying to get into Vermont from Framingham, Mass. where he had been spending the holiday vacation with his daughter. He was being relayed back to the capital by state police. The city of St. Albans requested National Guard assistance to help clean its snow-clogged streets. City officials were requesting trucks for dumping into nearby lake Champlain. Burlington received nearly 30 inches of snow, making it the largest snowfall in Burlington's history. The town of Wells River on the New Hampshire border suffered two disas-wter& .dur jaihe - stornv . period. VERMONT, Page 6 STORM WOES Four feet of drifting snow paralyzes sections of Vermont. Rain-swollen Kennebec and Androscoggin rivers overflow banks, flood highways in New Hampshire and Maine. Rumford, Me., threatened by wall of water if ice jam suddenly breaks. Hundreds of Eastern Massachusetts homes still flooded. Many face third heatless night. 10,000 telephones still out in Massachusetts. All electricity Is restored. New into area Midwest. storm moving Tuesday from Vermont town of Wells River loses power and water supply. Plan Would Tie SS, Car Insurance By William J. Lewis Globe Staff A Federal plan to tie automobile insurance with the Social Security system represents the real hope of reducing the growing burden of motor vehicle insurance, Registrar Richard E.' McLaughlin said last night. Appearing on Channel 56's "Point of View" program, McLaughlin divulged that such a proposition is being seriously considered in Washington. He told a panel of Globe reporters: "I . think the real hope in insurance is not at the state level at all but in these programs being studied in Washington, making it a part of, an annex to, the Social Security system, where, on a no-fault basis, you would be repaid by the Social Security Administration for your out-of-pocket expenses for your injury, medical expenses and lost wages. "This would still leave you the right to sue for your pain and suffering the person who was responsible for injuring you." POINT OF VIEW, Page 9 s ' ? - -f !tnX - it. , "' . , ' " "'" J I " ""'-- V " -. - azz j . r -. -v I " t,- I iiuj-n. SNOW DIVIDER Foot of snow that fell on Main street, Concord, N.H., was pushed to street's cen ter to permit traffic to flow. Plans called for its removal later in the day. (AP) .

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