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Scientists split at parley over hope for man By BOB THOMAS Republic Staff Writer GRAND CANYON - The more than 100 scientists attending the Grand Canyon Symposium here appeared to be deeply divided yesterday between prophets of doom and those who held out hope that man has time to solve his ills. The ecologists, population experts, food scientists and chemical engineers are attending sessions sponsored by the University of Utah. The symposium, which began Monday, will end today. Too many scientists are trying to be crusaders concerning environmental issues, said Dr. C. C. Delwhiche, nutrition expert at the University of California at Davis. "If we become crusaders, we abrogate our responsibilities as scientists," he said. "Once we become crusaders, no one will listen to us. "We need an enlightened government, but our criticism (of Washington) is of a negative sort," he said. "We've got to get the word out. We've got to get our words across to them, solid words, and not cry wolf.' " Delwiche said the scientists' messages should be spread by the press. "We've got the media behind us if we only would use it," Delwiche said. The group called a special afternoon session and barred the press. The meeting, attended by 40 of the younger scientists and graduate students, was called to thrash out some deep-seated frustrations caused by the apparent inability of the scientists to alert mankind to the dangers to the ecology. In the morning session, a feeling of real anger surfaced among the participants, some of whom said they felt that time was running out for mankind while this nation concerned itself with an Asian war, an armaments race, more gadgets, more babies, more pollution and more prophets. Loud words were exchanged and the group appeared to be split along generation lines, with most of the older scientists going along on an afternoon Grand Canyon nature hike while the young activists stayed behind in the meeting room to argue a course of action. The discord between the universities and the government bothered at least one outsider. Continued on Page 25 Starsky firing probe is asked By DANIEL BEN-HORIN ' The June 10 firing of Arizona State University assistant philosophy Prof. Morris Starsky by the State Board of Regents "set us back 10 years," Starsky's department chairman, Douglas Arner said yesterday. In another development in the firing of the philosophy professor, whose retention was urged by Arner, ASU liberal arts Dean George Peek, ASU President Harry K. Newburn, and two faculty committees, the ASU chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) asked its national office to investigate the case. Law Prof. John Morris, who heads the AAUP chapter, said the investigation, requested by Starsky, could lead to censure of the state university system, having four possible effects: —It would make recruitment very hard by implying "if you go there, you go there at your own peril;" —Professors in the state university system "will start to look around"; —It will have "a chilling effect on the university," and —It could lead to a loss of accreditation. Arner told The Arizona Republic that the prosecution of Starsky, whose admitted Socialist affiliation is officially not an issue, had elicited "a couple of letters from top professors at reputable institutions including the University of California at Los Angeles, who told us they simply wouldn't recommend any of their people to come to ASU in light of the Starsky matter." "I think -that it is going to be very hard for us in the next few years to attract the kind of people we felt we were on the point of being able to attract," Arner said. Morris said the national AAUP would be asked to concern itself with whether there was an abridgment of academic freedom in the Starsky matter and also with whether the regents had abused their power. The local AAUP chapter also decided, Continued on Page 24 THE ARlZONAREPUBilC Ore P ileu P « proUcm REPUBLIC CITY Wednesday, June 17, 1970 Page 23 Paul Dean Draw a line from 1946 and keep going up LONDON — America is sleek and efficient, has touched the moon and will achieve the impossible tomorrow. Britain still dawdles over tea and continues to wrestle with yesterday. But in one area the tortoise has overtaken the hare. And while the United States is still screeching and moaning over sketches and mockups, Britain has already won the western world's race for supersonic airliners. The airplane is called the Concorde SST. Developed and financed jointly by Britain and France, two of these delta-winged devourers of time and distance have been test flying for over a year. Within days, two Concordes with the James Bondish designations of 001 and 002 will be making regular flights at twice the speed of sound. Within a year, one will be evaluated on transatlantic flights whistling between London and New York at 1,400 mph in the same two hours it takes to drive between Phoenix and Tucson. Within two years, possibly before the American SST being built by Boeing is even off the ground, the supersonic Concordes will be in regular airline service. "And although there are a hell of a lot of opinions about the SST, this airplane is the next generation of air travel . . . administrations had better start figuring that this might be a roaring success," advises Jimmy Andrew. On the door of his office at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport, a tab identifies Andrew as flight development manager for British Overseas Airways Corp. On executive scratchpads is the note that Andrew will become captain of the world's first supersonic transport in airline service. Andrew, a former Royal Air Force patrol bomber pilot, has already flown the Concorde for "three concentrated hours." As chairman of the SST committee formed among international airlines, he has been breathing every wisp of supersonic travel for more than six years. From his authoritative pedestal, this dapper Captain Supersonic is in a strong position to answer groundbound critics of Mach 2 airliners. And he debunks claims that supersonic passengers will be exposed to deadly cosmic radiation, that the SST is une- conomical, or that the airplane's sonic boom will batter all in its path. "We've tested the airplane in boom chambers and in flights at Mach 1.5 when the aircraft is low, heaVy and accelerating and producing the worst overpressure on the ground," he explained. "Unlike the crack made by small fighters, the Concorde produces a most acceptable rumble. It wouldn't be heard in the cities, would occasionally be heard in the towns and would be like distant thunder in the country." Cosmic radiation, he said, has already been measured at the speed and altitude expected from SST travel and found to be almost nil. Sideline noise and pollutant emission near airports is no worse than the Boeing 707s. Economy will largely be a matter "of how individual airlines do their sums about this second reinvestment of the Seventies . . . but at $24 million apiece the Concorde is priced with the jumbo jets." And old wives who believe accidental decompression of an SST will boil blood and suck passengers through the windows can relax. "Even if we blew out a whole window, air pumps would keep the cabin pressure at normal until the pilot could make a safe descent," said Andrew. At least 16 world airlines have demonstrated Concorde accord by placing orders for 74 European SSTs. The air travel industry continues to fence with a public that doesn't see why it needs to flip from Los Angeles to Hawaii in 90 minutes, and argues that if God intended man to fly at 1,400 mph he'd have given him swept arms. "But this airplane is for the man with purpose in his travel, a man who puts value on his time," commented Andrew. "We live in an age of big economic blocs, Europe, America and the Far East. The SST will provide the businessman with fast transportation between these blocs." Andrew began his 24-year airline career piloting 21 passengers in a 160-mph Avro York. Now he flies both the 350- passenger Boeing 747 and the 1,400-mph Concorde. So what will the next 24 years of flight bring? "There's no doubt that 24 years from now airlines will be flying at 150,000 feet at over 3,000 mph. And that will be peanuts," he said. "All you have to do is draw a line from 1946 to what we have today . . . then keep on going up. In definitely." But he can't be found County files ielony count against mail-order pastor By GENE LUPTAK .The Maricopa County attorney's office yesterday filed a felony charge against a 57-year-old self-proclaimed minister who has been operating a mail-order ministry operation in Phoenix for several months. But sheriff's deputies said they had not been able to locate the man, Kirby J. Hensley, to arrest him. Hensley is the founder and leader of Universal Life Church (ULC), which for $20 will ordain anyone. County Attorney Moise Berger said his office had been investigating Hensley's operations in Arizona for about three weeks. The offense he is charged with is "presentment of a false instrument for filing." Berger explained that on May 2 Hensley signed articles of incorporation with the Arizona Corporation Commission, listing Richard Daniels as the church's statutory agent. A statutory agent must be a resident of Arizona for at least three years, as stated in the incorporation papers, Berger said. Daniels admitted to George Brooks, a county investigator, that he moved to Arizona in January. "He told the investigator he had come from Las Cruces, N.M., and never been in Arizona before," Berger said. Daniels and two other men rented a two-bedroom apartment at 545 E. Willetta about six weeks ago and set up the ULC office and meeting room. The apartment manager, Eugene Fekete, told The Arizona Republic yesterday that Daniels moved out of the apartment Monday. "A deputy came around looking for Daniels today (yesterday)," Fekete said. "They probably all left the state. "All I'm trying to do is make an honest dollar and I'm sick and tired of people thinking this place is the church," Fekete said. "The agency sent these men over; how am I supposed to know who they were? It's hard enough to get renters in the summer." Fekete identified one of the three men as John Eberhart, who helped man the office part time. He said he didn't know the name of the third man. Last June, Hensley was enjoined from selling, offering, advertising, or conferring by any means any'divinity degrees in California after a suit was brought in the Superior Court at San Joaquin by the California attorney general. After that ruling, Hensley announced he would found ULC of Phoenix. He had been operating a mail-order ordination service out of a Phoenix box number. Hensley has claimed to have "ordained" 250,000 ministers into .the ULC, a "religion" with no formal doctrine. At a convention last November in Modesto, Calif., about 200 of Hensley's mail-order ministers voted ULC out of the "fundamentalist" camp and rewrote its bylaws to permit members to "interpret God according to their own concepts." Hensley, billed in one ULC pamphlet as the "qnrjst of the 2Jst century," de-> clares his ministers can marry, bury, baptize, take up collections, visit jails and hospitals, counsel and. heal. Berger said the maximum penalty for the felony charge is five years in prison. PI AND IS MU£ LOSTA0AINJ) /> V - > J t _t._ v//,-£.-,...„». f AMP NOU) IT'S 6TARTIN6 ^ TO RAIN.., ,,,, IN THE FOURTH INNIN6?,' State smelting firm claims air controls hamper work TUCSON-American Smelting and Refining Co. announced yesterday that "stringent air pollution control regulations" in two other states have caused a slowdown of its Arizona mining operations and cutbacks in purchasing ores for smelting at its Hayden plant. Curtailed copper production at ASARCO smelters in Tacoma, Wash., and El Paso has resulted in a pileup of unprocessed ore at all of its plants, a company spokesman said. The accumulation has forced ASARCO to cut its own mining production and its ore purchases from contract suppliers in Arizona by about 15 per cent, said John J. Sense, assistant general manager of ASARCO's southwestern mining division. A press release issued by ASARCO stated that copper production at the Hayden plant was being cut, along with forced reductions at Tacoma and El Paso, all due to pollution regulations "that do not allow the smelters to operate at full force ..." But Arizona air pollution control officials asserted no enforcement procedures have been taken yet against any Arizona smelter under the terms of the new state air pollution law. Sense told a reporter later that he had not seen the press release, in which he was quoted, but said the Hayden smelter is continuing to produce copper at full capacity. Production at the Tacoma and El Paso smelters has been reduced "considerably," he said, but added that for exact figures "you'll have to talk to the smelter people. I just know that all of our smelters are overstocked." The ASARCO smelters in Tacoma and El Paso arc involved in legal disputes with 16cal citizens and health officials over charges of excessive air pollution. All of the firm's smelters operate "as a complex," said Sense, adding that much of the ore rained or purchased by ASARCO in Arizona goes to Tacoma and El Paso tot stnelting. Mining operations affected by the slowdown include ASARCO's own Mission and Silver Bell mines near Tucson, plus the Duval, Pima, Anaconda and Bagdad mines. All are dependent on the Hayden smelter to process copper concentrate. Robert D. Lynn, manager of the Anaconda Co.'s Twin Buttes mine, said his firm had shifted some of its concentrate to the Magma smelter at San Manuel. But he predicted that a continued cutback "will have a devastating effect on the whole copper industry." Lynn said Anaconda may have to ship concentrate abroad for smelting if the situation continues. State Health Commissioner Dr. Louis Kossuth said the Health Department has issued no directives to Arizona smelters, but added that the department is moving as rapidly as possible toward enforcing Senate Bill 1, the new air pollution law. The Arizona law gives the smelters three years of continued operation as long as they are pursuing an acceptable plan of air pollution control to be completed by the end of that time. i Center expands summer program Republic Photo by Lud Keaton Fred Hill, a staff member of the Creative Living Center, 3546 E. Thomas, conducts an awareness group to create trust among participants who are current and former drug users and delinquents. The center utilizes therapy, including awareness groups, and arts and crafts to reorient troubled young people. The center's expanded summer program began Monday. Registration continues during the summer. Carney asks suit over voting machines The Democratic Party county chairman yesterday asked the county attorney to bring suit against the all- Republican Board of Supervisors, alleging it illegally purchased 2,000 "electromechanical" voting machines last March. County Attorney Moise Berger, a Republican, said his office is investigating the voting machine purchase and he will do nothing until the investigation is completed. He said the investigation may continue another couple of weeks. In a letter to Berger, John R. Carney, the Democratic county chairman, said he intends to bring suit against the supervisors himself should. Berger not do so within the statutory period of 20 days after receiving the letter. An earlier lawsuit, filed by Rodney B. Shields, 8732 N. 66th Place, Paradise Valley, asking the Superior Court to nullify the purchase of the "electromechanical," or computerized, voting machines was dismissed for technical reasons. The supervisors bought the 2,000 punch-card voting machines from Computer Elections Systems of Oakland, Calif., for $408,600, including $227,385 the county received as a credit for 1,204 lever-type machines traded in to the seller. A survey by The Arizona Republic indicated that the county could have received as much as $250,000, more for its old machines. In one instance, 50 of the machines were renovated and were sold to Orange County, Fla., for $104,000. The supervisors have contended they made the best possible deal. Carney, in his letter to Berger, said, "It is my position that the Board of Supervisors, without authority of law, bought voting machines for use in the forthcoming primary and general elections and illegally paid money from the county treasury for that purpose." The county chairman said that if Berger fails to bring legal action he will do so and he will "claim that the 'electro-mechanical' voting systems ... will so hinder and impair the election process for the ... elections in 1970 that the use of those machines will deprive a large number of voters of their voting rights..." Berger said he received a similar written request from Shields to file suit and "I would say our position on both letters is the same. We've had an inves- 1 tigation going into "the whole matter which began two or three weeks prior to our receiving any letter, The investigation is still under way and we'll have to complete it before we can decide whether there is anything there." • The Republic pointed out that the supervisors skirted a law requiring bids on purchases amounting to more than $500 by relying on an Arizona Supreme Court decision which .held that counties "need not" advertise for bids for the purchase of "election supplies." The law refers to purchases of "books, stationery and supplies for county institutions" without defining what constitutes an "institution." Apathy slows drive to change election date Sponsors of an initiative campaign to place on this fall's ballots an amendment advancing Arizona primary elections from September to May said yesterday they were trying to smash apathy and complacency that have slowed their drive. "It is not a case of people being against this change," said Guy Stillman of Scottsdale, Democratic national committeeman from Arizona and initiator of the nonpartisan proposal. "All the people we meet say they are in favor of the shift but too few are willing to contribute their time and effort to collecting the necessary petitions to put tin; program over !> Phoenix Press Club that approximately 10,000 signatures have been secured, "but in order to feel safe we should have 55,000, and we have only slightly over two weeks left. We must file on July 3." Listing advantages of a spring primary, Stillman said, "This is not a party issue. Both the Democratic and Republican parties in Arizona would benefit by candidates by giving them more time to meet the voters on an informal person- to-person contact rather* than conducting an intensive and costly campaign through news media advertising," he said. "I sincerely believe that; unless we get the present initiative measure on the ballot this year, there is a strong possi- , . ' ~v —*«*w v*»*v J**M», Mtviu 49 a jHiutiif yUofil" this measure. We need help in passing bility that many years will pass before petitions and we need registered voters to sign them." Stillman said a September primary, as now provided by Arizona law, leaves too little time for absentee voters, including servicemen abroad, to return we adopt a more realistic time for holding primary elections. "I say this because the new law governing initiative measures will make it much more difficult to get such measures on ihe ballot If we wail for the !< i'islaturc lo yi. H will hi- > < i,|.) rj : .-.

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