10A Ogden Standard-Examiner, Sunday, October 3, 1971 Block Alaskan Giveaway Jo Natives, Nixon Urged •WASHINGTON (UPI) -Conservationists asked President Naxon Saturday to help stop legislation intended to give 55,000 Alaska natives almost $1 bjtiion in cash and 40 million acres of land. 5fhe money and the land w6uld be given the Eskimos, Aleuts and • Indians in settlement of their historic claims to the huge state that.was bought from Russia in 1867 for only $7,2 million. ',The- legislation, two versions of"/which have passed congressional committees, was declared "a raid" on the public lands in a letter sent to Nixon bv the leaders of national conservation organizations. The latter was'written Sept. 30 and made public Saturday. The -conservationists said" the bills were being pushed-by "speculators - and exploiters" who would benefit even more than the natives' because the legislation would lead to "unrestricted exploitation of America's last frontier." INTERESTS OF NATION The letter charged that the interests • of the nation as- a whole were given .the lowest priority in the . legislation. Minerals would be leased or given away under "inadequate public land laws,", the letter freeze on Federal Pay laces Showdown Vote 'WASHINGTON (UPI) —Pres-; ident Nixon's wage-price freeze is-- headed for major tests Monday in Congress, with both House and Senate to vote on whether to reverse his order delaying a 5.5 per cent federal pay raise for six months. ;~The government workers had been scheduled to get the increase Jan. 1, until the President said that he was postponing it as part of his new economic program. Under the law either the House or the Gerald R. Ford of Michigan, a supporter of Nixon's action announced that the GOP would try Monday to kill a Democratic-backed resolution that would overturn the President's order The Democrats allege thai government employes-are being asked to carry too much of the burden in Nixon's anti-inflation battle. SEEKS APPROVAL As Ford disclosed his plans Sen Charles McC. Mathias, R Md., said he would seek to win 13.W CimCi U1C -LJ.UUOC V.L t*"'- J.YJ.U., aaiu. -iic "WM-LVA .J1-.-..1. «.w -T — Senate can veto a Presidential | Senate approval Monday o on federal ay. leislation intended to provm- action on federal pay. legislation intended to .... The raise, if applied to all the pay raises over Nixon s _--__-i- „«,! • m ;iiTOT-Tr iunrVpr<; AhiectlOD. civilian and military workers, would add $2.6 billion annually ' a federal payroll already . . _ •? A. f>rn ViJIli/xYi T^Ko objection. Mathias, who represents about 119,000 federal workers tO J G- ICUClo-i ^aj-tv-" Mi**.™^- dwwi. -I..H/JVV" A.*,——..— • - -• running about $52 billion. The hiving in Maryland, said he pay raise was part of a would introduce an amendment continuing plan to keep government pay "comparable" to that in- private industry. . -House Republican Leader to the $21 billion military procurement bill. Passage would put the pay hike into effect only if the House also approved it. aid, and thousands of acres would be eliminated .from national wildlife refuges. "We believe a raid upon the ublic domain of Alaska must 32 prevented," the letter said. 'And we call upon-you to use the power and prestige of your office to help stop it until these defects can .be corrected." Similar criticisms were expressed by Rep. John P. Saylor H-Pa., in a lone dissent to a report by the House Interior Committee recommending pas sage of a bill to pay. the natives $925 million and 40 million acres of land to settle their claims. He is senior Republican on the committee. Saylor's chief criticism was failure of the committee to require comprehensive land planning''before land is turned over to the natives and to the state, of .Alaska under provisions of the -Statehood Act of 1958. WHEEL AND DEAL Because of the bill's weaknesses, Saylor said, special interests would' be "left free 'to wheel and deal on a local level" with the native villages. The conservationists were equally critical of a bill approved by the Senate Interior Committee headed by Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash. The Senate bill would pay the natives $1 billion and give them title to 40 million • acres or ownership and use of up to 50 million acres of land. 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Hughes, who lias been both a driver and trucking executive, said men behind the.wheels of the big rigs "are confronted with a set of work rules, federal regulations, . and incentive schemes that can at times force themselves to their physical and mental limits, and beyond. "In simple terms," the Iowa Democrat said, "they are too often faced with this cruel choice: WORK LONG DAYS " 'Do I run the risk of falling asleep at the wheel and possibly killing myself, or do I take some pills to stay awake?' It is like giving a man the choice between -killing .himself slowly or killing himself ^quickly." Nader said the: drivers .routinely put -in 20ipur days -and- realize little real-, rest in the' eight hours between, runs that union rules, call for. Drivers^ are gone five and six days from their families. "You never know when:he'll be home until the door opens," said a driver's wife, Mrs.'James Root, .Toledo, Ohio. "The use and abuse of drugs in the trucking industry is a fact of life," .said driver James Leavitt, 41, Detroit. "No man of average sensibilities can go 40 and' 50<-hours without sleep, try to sleep in fleabag hotels and. have no time with his family It's a brutalizing life style. "Take a pill or quit," said Lincoln Merrill, 43, a driver-for .0 years from -Winston-Salem, N.C. "Drugs are • not an exception. They're a condition of employment." Money keeps most of the men driving hard with the average pay ranging from $10,000 to $12,000 a year. But in pushing himself, a driver may combine up to three packs of cigaretts a day and a dozen, cups, of, coffee with drugs, fumes, intense noise and vibration to make "a human self-destruct machine, : albeit a well-paid one," Hughes said. Edward Kiley of the Ameri- can Trucking Association testified that the industry takes an educational and> punitive approach. A 'driver! who admits to drugs is suspendjd. 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