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1' V Teach-in tackles environment crisis Railroad unions reject CITY, Continued from Page 1 professional people), which had called together about two. dozen bright people, including scientists and journalists. The new phrase around which most of the discussion evolved, coined by Aaron J. teller, dean of engineering and sci- eftce at Cooper Union, was "looping the system." It means the continuous reuse and regeneration of the water, fuels and chemicals that we now waste because we consider them garbage. The garbage, of course, is often poisonous and always ugly and is now piling up to such an extent that it is seriously clogging the American way of life. The richer we get, the more garbage. We have reached, as John W. Gardner so eloquently put it, a state of affluent inisery--"Croesus on a garbage heap!" ; But the stuff isn't really garbage if you look at it rationally. Teller points 6ut, for instance, that, although we are Short of sulfur, one of the most important resources of our economy, we dump 12 million tons of the 16 million tons we consume each year into the atmosphere and into our streams. That is an expensive way to cause a lot of damage. The price of sulfur is up from $20 to $40 a ton because of the shortage. » Abatement laws reduce the damage but not the waste, Teller says. One abate- ment process removes sulphur oxide from power plant stacks and converts it into a new waste—four pounds of waste for every pound of sulfur removed. A typical power plant will build a mound of 150,000 tons of solid waste every year. The same is true of attempts to put afterburners into automobiles, which waste enough fuel to provide all the power and heating needs of two cities the size of Philadelphia. The afterburner makes the effluent less toxic. But it still wastes the fuel—12 billion gallons a year. Instead, men like Teller say, we should reuse that sulfur and that carbon monoxide and all the other materials with which we now foul up America. Teller says: "Pollution and preservation of natural resources are inexorably intertwined by nature, and the ultimate solution must result in the simultaneous solution of both problems. Such a solution must be based on the reality of the ecological system and not merely by policing a fragment. We must loop the system." The technical machinery for recycling "wastes," insofar as it doesn't already exist, can be researched and developed as easily and quickly as we researched and developed the technical machinery to get to the moon (and probably a lot easier than getting to Mars). The ques- tion is how to start. Teller suggested a system of special taxes and tax incentives. But there wasn't much sentiment for that at the congressional conference. It is doubtful that a tax ride would have gotten us to the Sea of Tranquility or that a tax-manipulated market economy can buy us a livable environment. Much of the country is sick of oil depletion allowances and at the same time as the conference in the old Senate Office Building was hearing some doubt about industrial wisdom, another conference in the Interior Department heard one water polluting industrialist after another tell Secretary Walter J. Hickel that he was all in favor of clean water if only someone else will pay for making it clean. "We the people," it says in the preamble of the Constitution, must provide not only for the common defense, but also promote the general welfare for ourselves and our posterity. Building new towns, rebuilding the old cities, new fast trains and rapid transit, new order in the metropolitan areas, recreation and amusement parks and green belts are therefore part and parcel of the effort of recycling wastes and cleaning up our air, rivers and lakes. It's ail one effort—the design of a hur man environment. Phoenix, Tacs., Nov. 4, 1969 So The Arizona Republic 5 V 5 per cent pay hike N - Y -C. blacks call for rights *^ ATIJ^MT V/YD'Lr /trn*\ *-»*_ .». '•JT-.-.I. -_i t_ • »T__,_^ J'_ United Press International Homeowners sue council over zoning *, Continued from Page 1 sider the application," Busby said, "a rnere four council members were present, thereby lacking jurisdiction to hear the application for the center. The application was later adopted without notice to the adjacent landowners." The center is proposed by Edward P. Scarla on 160 acres between 31st and 35th avenues on the north side of Northern. "Scarla, owner of the property, sought rgzoning on the land from residential to commercial to permit Westcor, a group of, developers, to build a "superregion- al" shopping center complex that would include apartments, a hospital and office buildings, with Sears, Roebuck and Co.; as a major tenant with a 250,000-square-foot store. - iAt the time, city planning department officials opposed the request by Scarla, .noting that the city's proposed comprehensive land-use plan envisioned the property for low-density development. "Mayor Graham and the council approved the center at a meeting in which the notice of time and place was not given and that is illegal," Busby said. "And, when the zoning change was approved, it was adopted without a roll- call vote of the individual council members as is required by the law and that, too, is illegal," Busby contended. Busby noted also that the landowners he represents are unhappy because the hearing on the shopping center was "conducted in a manner which resulted in the homeowners' being rushed and riot permitted to make a full presentation of their opposition. "It appears," Busby said, "that Graham and council had decided even be- President to entertain prince at White House stag dinner WASHINGTON (UPI) - President Nixon will entertain Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at a stag dinner at the White House tomorrow evening attended by 107 guests. The member of the British royal family,is on a private visit to Washington. O fore the hearing began that they would grant the request; therefore, the hearing was but a formality. "If the meeting was but a mere formality," he said, "then the ultimate vote of the council was probably unlawful and made without conscientious consideration of the homeowners' opposition." Busby said that if the council's decision to allow the shopping center stands up in court, it "will result in two super-regional shopping centers within less than one mile of each other, thereby congesting, eroding and overburdening the established and preplanned residential neighborhood with excessive and hazardous traffic conditions and unwarranted commercial activity for which there is no present or future demonstrated need." The council has previously granted permission to Dayton-Hudson Co., owner of Diamond's department stores and a national shopping center developer, to build a shopping center on 206 acres on the north side of Northern between 19th Avenue and the Black Canyon Highway. WASHINGTON-A presidential board yesterday recommended a 5 per cent pay raise in 1969 for 48,000 railroad shop craftsmen. But the chief union negotiator rejected the proposals which are identical to railroad offers already turned down by the unions. Negotiators for four shop craft unions have demanded a 10 percent general wage increase effective last Jan. 1. The presidential board and the railroads have proposed a 2 per cent raise Jan. 1 and a 3 percent increase July 1, which would provide a 3.5 per cent increase for the whole year. William W. Winpisinger, vice president of the Machinists Union and chief negotiator for the four unions, said the proposal by the railroads and the board is only a little more than half of the increased cost of living which is climbing this year at an annual rate of 6 per cent. The White House released the report of the board, whose appointment by President Nixon Oct. 3 delayed for 60 days a strike by machinists, electrical workers, sheet metal workers and boilermakers unions against seven rail lines. All the major railroads except the Penn Central threatened to shut down if selected carriers are struck. The board said a "framework" for agreement between the two sides had begun to emerge, but said they still face "serious and difficult negotiations" to settle their 1 differences. It conceded that "the possibility of an eventual impasse is still very real." ]f egroes in Memphis protest march United Press International FIRST IN ARIZONA MEMPHIS, Term. - Several;* thousand demonstrators walked through downtown streets in a line nearly two miles long yesterday, the largest march Negroes have staged here since the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King's slaying in 1968. "Go to hell, white folks, go to hell," the marchers chanted,. It was the fourth and largest in a series of "Black Monday" observances by Negroes demanding a voice in public school affairs and union representation at Catholic;owned St. Joseph's Hospi- talr Shops along the march route were closed for the day. Garbage collections were stopped and school absenteeism reached a record 67,000 'as a result of the campaign. Negro leaders estimated 6,000 persons took part in the march from a church in the black community to the city hall. Police placed the number at 3,900. The march was led,by two small boys wearing ski masks. No incidents were reported Black studies friction causes resignation SANTA BARBARA (UPI) Dr.; Sethard Fisher has re- sighed under fire as chairman of the black studies department at the University of California at Santa Barbara, it was disclosed yesterday. Chancellor Vernon I. Cheadle announced he was replacing Fisher with a committee of .seven faculty members, saying the "very survival" of the. department was jeopardized,, by disagreement between Fisher, black students and black members of the faculty. and police kept close watch on the mile and one haL march route from the grounc and also from a helicopter that hovered overhead. After leaders of a black coalition announced plans for a marathon 12-hour demonstration, fire and police director Frank Holloman issued an .order restricting them to the use of three downtown streets between the hours of 10 a.m.and 3 p.m. The coalition was formed in mid-October by the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people, local 1733 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employes and other groups to "fight white racism wherever it exists." The immediate airns are to obtain a place for Negroes in the upper echelons of the city school administration and to settle a strike by AFSCME members at St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was here supporting a strike by city sanitation workers — members of that same union — in April, 1968 when he was killed by a sniper's bullet. His widow led a march of more than 20,000 along the same route in his memory April 8,1968. For temporary relief of... 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