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Panel okays bill to set national air standards Associated Press WASHINGTON Launching a far-reaching attack on air pollution a House environmental panel approved yesterday a bill that would set national air quality standards atMt regulate harmful emissions from cars, factories, and airplanes. The bill, voted out on Earth Day by a House Commerce subcommittee, also would set auiftofized spending in the at $200 million, double ttajhjimount spent last year. t'Jf adopted, this will be the most significant legislation wbJKfi the Congress has ever pajgld to meet the problem ofnif pollution," said Rep. PalD G. Rogers, the panel's acting chairman.

Up to $96 million is scheduled to be spent under the current clean air legislation, which expires June 30. The new legislation would authorize $200 million for the year beginning July 1, $250 million the next year. Rogers said he thought the Nixon administration would approve of most of the bill's features but added: "I don't know about the money figures." The spending ceilings authorized by the bill would be subject to later tions by the House and ate. The bill also authorizes the setting of federal emission standards for aircraft, authorizes a hearing process under which the HEW secretary could ban harmful additives from fuels and provides authority to ban automobile sales until pollution control devices on new cars are certified to meet standards. KEPU Plwenlx, April 23, 1970 The Arizona Republic 29 happy time for many AtMetited Prtst Pace college students in New York City don gas masks In symbolic gesture of Earth Day warning More about Youth, age join hands in observing Earth Day Continued from Page 1 Brooklyn, then returned by subway to walk with his wife down Fifth Avenue to Union Square.

Behind him demonstrators pushed a tree mounted on wheels, their contribution to a healthy environment. "This Earth Day shows the sudden realization that we must end this self-pollution before it ends us," the mayor said in a brief address, amid hot dog wrappers and antipollution leaflets strewn about the Square. In downtown Boston, traffic from City Hall to Kenmore Square was banned for six hours. Teach-ins and seminars were held in scores of schools and colleges. Harvard students marched on Boston's Logan Airport to hold a mock funeral in protest against the planned advent of the supersonic transport plane.

New Jersey Gov. William T. Cahill signed a bill creating a State Department of Environmental Protection. Gov. Nelson A.

Rockefeller, wearing a button reading "'Save the Earth," signed a bill coordinating antipollution and conservation activities in New York. Then he rode a bicycle around the State. Capitol to dramatize air pollution. Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel signed 21 bills and joint legislative resolutions dealing with the environment but had to open his office windows when the room became hazy with tobacco smoke.

Student Kathy Daley emerged nauseous from Notre Dame Academy of Omaha's "pollution room," an overcrowded locker room filled with smoke, sulphur fumes, garbage, litter, and tubs of green water. At Omaha North High School, pupils piled up 156,000 beer and soft-drink cans they had collected from the face of their earth. In Austin, the Daily Texan, the University of Texas student newspaper, printed a make-believe inside page dated April 22, 1990. "Noxious Smog Hits Houston; 6,000 dead," read a headline. Another story dealt with the installation at a cost of $400 million of artificial grass because real grass would no longer grow on the campus.

Beneath a green and white striped tent at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill grains, nuts, honey and other such foods were on display as "ecologically sound." Motor cars were banned from a parade at Coffeyville, where participants were allowed to walk, cycle or ride horseback. Campaigning to bring back returnable glass bottles, high school students in San Francisco poured milk into Thermos bottles in neighborhood stores, then handed the paper cartons back to the storekeepers. Others filled dozens of bags with debris from San Francisco Bay. Students at Missouri Baptist College in Hannibal, pitched Jn to clean up' their own campus as an example for townspeople. At Parsons, Boy Scouts gathered nearly 20 tons of trash from roadsides in the area, realizing an $18 profit in the process from junk that was salvagable.

The Reynolds Metal Co. pledged to send trucks to 18 colleges in 14 states to pick up discarded aluminum cans col- Hickel sees concern for ecology as bridge to generation gap lected by students. The company said it would pay for them and use the aluminum over again. A Iruckload of clean dirt was dumped at Virginia Commonwealth University at Richmond, where students put it in plastic bags and handed it out to passersby as "the good earth." The oil industry received a "Polluter of the Month" award from students at Tulane and Loyola universities in New Orleans. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University chose the day to announce it had contracted for a sewage disposal alternative and would stop dumping raw wastes into the Mississippi River.

Former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall, speaking at Michigan State University, was heckled by the students until he agreed to donate his $1,000 fee to the school's environmental quality group. The appeal of Earth Day was such that even representatives of firms accused of being major polluters, such as Chicago's Commonwealth Edison took an enthusiastic part in the teach-ins and rallies. Businesses acrpss the country have seized the occasion to announce antipollution programs, such as a $36 million Scott Paper Co. project and pledges by the Texas Gulf Sulphur Co. and Sun Oil Co.

to embark on expensive research developments. In Earth, Earth Day was a day like any other day. "It just slipped up. on us," Chamber of Commerce President Terry Martin said. "We just failed to do anything special about it." By WALTER J.

HICKEL Secretary of the Interior Written for The Associated Press WASHINGTON A few months ago, a group of stu- rented a small suite in building here in and began the of organizing others throughout the nation for an environmental teach-in. Some of these people had little technical knowledge of the causes of environmental degradation but they knew things were happening to their world which lessened the quality of their lives. They were determined to reverse the trend. The past few months have been a period of education antf of spreading the "ecological gospel." Not only have the Earth Day sponsors aroused the interest of the student community, they have enlisted the support of established conservation organizations, Women's clubs, teachers, civic groups and individuals. They have truly sought to bring us together in a common cause.

Since the founding of our nation nearly 200 years ago, our complex society has grown like Topsy. An accounting of the actual price we pay for unplanned' growth and resultant environmental degradation has seemed esoteric. The general public equaled growth with well- being. BuJ all this is changing. Through the teach-in, the puiSjjb is being made more aware of the many cases in whiSh It surrenders! its right of choice.

The pepffle' are being asked to JfUr authority. We aregbejhg'challenged, to reexamine oup values, We are. being asked to return to the basic concept on wbjch this natiqn was founded, the worth of the individual. In 1781, when the foundations were being laid for our governmental system, (fit VV.T-. Maybe hot air part of problem NEW YORK (AP) Everybody talked about pollution yesterday on Earth Day but the air here was more polluted than usual.

The Air Resources Administration said air pollution rose to "unsatisfactorily high levels" because of "low winds during the morning." The readings were sulfur dioxide, .12 parts per million; carbon monoxide, 3 parts per million, and smoke shade, 1.1 units. "Satisfactory" levels are sulfur dioxide ,06 parts per million; carbon monoxide 3 parts per million, and smoke shade six-tenth units. ferson 38. Working with these young activists were Ben Franklin, 75, and George Washington, 49. This dynamic leadership combined the talents of young and old and proved the keystone in building our nation.

Today youth is in the vanguard working for change in our society. On environmental issues, they have not been afraid to turn to traditional "establishment" groups for needed expertise. The generation gap has been bridged by a shared concern. As head of the Department of the Interior, America's department of natural resources and the environment, I look to participants in Earth Day for innovative ideas, for solutions to environmental based on knowledge and on bold and creative thinking. I am proud to be one of more than 500 representatives of the Interior Department who will be speakers, or actively participate, in the teach-in across the country.

We also are working to assure continued student involvement in earth quality pro- a '-'Task Force on Environr mental Education and Youth Activities" to coordinate education and action programs. The condition today and the future of our environment have been taken up by American youth with great commitment and enthusiasm. They have risen to the moment. It is now essential that the Federal government open its doors to the resources of this nation's young people who are concerned. Government must prove that it can respond.

Through nine regio'nal groups, we at Interior are soliciting student suggestions and views on environmental problems and program priorities. The Student Council on Pollution and the Environment (SCOPE) is designed as a two-way street. The students will provide government with innovative, fresh input for decision making, an "early warning sytem" alerting us to environmental dangers, and a resource for research. -Federal officials, in turn, will supply technical expertise and information, and a strong desire to listen and learn. We are completing the guidelines for an Environmental Control Organization (ECO), The program would place young talent in those areas of the nation needing study and help the most.

ECO could fill the gap in schools lacking trained personnel to teach environmental education. Scientists, lawyers and social scientists could help community leaders evaluate, plan and execute new approaches ecological problems. I am optimistic about Earth Day and I hope it will not be the finale following one year of increased environmental awareness. It should be a first step in educating the public and providing a broad base of support for environmental improvement programs which affect all of us. It should be a time for setting general goals and demon- Elsewhere on Earth Day: Ripon, about 350 schoolchildren took merchants up on an offer to pay 1 cent apiece for discarded cans.

The merchants expected to get away paying about $100. But the kids turned in so much junk the final bill was $250.54. United Auto Workers led a parade through downtown St. Louis featuring a' smog-free propane powered auto. The UAW members pledged they would insist on development of a pollution free car when negotiations begin with the major auto companies this year.

with green stripes the color of Earth Day rather than red were unfurled at marches in Portland, Maine, and Iowa. City, Iowa. Portland authorities ruled such a flag was legal for this day only. Day in Portland, began with the wedding in a park of two couples, one clad in flowing white gowns, by a Yogi bhajan. Indian sitar music accompanied ah "Apology to God" on the banks of Lake Mendota on the University of Wisconsin campus.

John Smith of Raceland, snorted at the proceedings. "The kids campaigning for clean air are polluting their minds with 1 he said. New York Times Service WASHINGTON Conservatives were for it. Leftliberals were for it. Democrats, Republicans and independents were for it.

So were the ins, the outs, the executive and legislative branches of government. it Earth Day, and like Mother's Day, no one in public office could be against it. Large numbers of United States Senators and Representatives, some cabinet and subcabinet members and everybody on the President's Environmental Quality Council were spread out across the nation yesterday, mostly on campuses, talking about how to better a rapidly deteriorating environment. President Nixon, through White House spokesmen, said he had earlier expressed his concern about pollution and hoped yesterday's events would be the start of a continuing campaign against it. There were speeches and panel at the state department, cosponsored by Christian Herter, special assistant to the secretary of state, for environmental affairs, and Philander Claxton, special assistant for population matters.

There were speeches and films about the earth, unspoiled and despoiled, at the Agriculture Screenings of topical films at the Rayburn House Office Building included "what a beautiful bird the pelican was" before pesticides got to it. Secretary of the Interior Walter J. Hickel was in his home state of Alaska at a teach-in. Transportation Secretary John A. Volpe participated at another environmental teach-in at John Hopkins University in Baltimore.

James Farmer, assistant secretary of health, education and welfare, planted a tree at HEW's main building. Then, he recorded a 20-second, inr spirational "actuality statement" that people could dial on the telephone. Dr. Myron Tribus, the Commerce Department's assistant secretary for science and technology, also delivered his environmental message by telephone. In a conference call to an Indiana high school, he suggested that the, students monitor the noise, pollution of rock 'n' roll sic and hot rods with acoustical meters.

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JOHN'S INDIAN DANCERS Two big performances featuring a variety of authentic tribql dances and costumes. Saturday 1 and 3. GOLD PANNING Honest-to-gosh gold in each pan of. dirt. Thursday 11 to 9.

Friday 11 te 6. Saturday 10 to 5. SQUARE DANCING Great Entertainment! Thursday 7 to 9. Saturday 11 to 3. WORKING BLACKSMITH Right in the mall.

Get your own personal branding iron, a lucky horseshoe, or a genuine horseshoe nail finger ring. Thursday 6 to 9, Friday 12 to 3. Saturday 2 to 5. TICKETS for Gold Panning and Blacksmith products will belor sale at ths Blue and Wfoite Booths, All profits benefit St, John's Indian Mission, LET YOURSELF GO AT SPECIAL FREE DINNER TICKETS! TWO FOR ONE TICKETS for the famous Bumble Bee Bam Restaurant where food" is cooked in underground pits, pioneer style. Buy them at the Park Central Community Box Office for Sunday, April 26th or May 3rd, Adults $3,75 (two for the price of one) and Children, $1,00 each for all you can eat.


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