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Morgantown Dominion-Post (Newspaper) - January 10, 1971, Morgantown, West Virginia Star Daily Dominion Mostly cloudy and High in 30s to 40s. VOL. 6, NO. 11 WEST JANUARY 10, 1971 102 PAGES IN 9 SECTIONS PANORAMA NEWSSTAND PRICE 25 Penalty tax urged to curb pollution A SOLITARY CROW perches on a tree branch bordering the Potomac River near Washington Sunlight on the water forms thousands of tiny Environmental goal for 70s must include land use policy WASHINGTON Nixon administration's environmental agenda for the 1970s must include the but vital job of setting a national land use top officials Why? Agriculture Clifford M. Harding told a seminar for newsmen a few days the American people cannot have both a cleaner RETIRED TEACHER State trooper is assailant is then killed BLUE W. Va. retired school teacher Saturday broke into the State Police detachment headquarters seriously wounded a and was subsequently shot and killed by another Clifford 64, of broke into the when confronted by Tpr. K. H. opened fire on him with a caliber pistol he had been Cpl. Roger Gates then jumped scuffled with and the gun went off twice killing Hedrick was listed in condition at Charleston General Hospital after more than three hours of emergency He was resting comfortably under Capt. J. D. Baisden of the South Charleston Company said he was baffled as to why the incident He said a blood test was performed on revealing an alcohol content of 2.6 per cent. State law establishes one per cent as the re- for Even though Myers was in- really never know why this incident Baisden Although State Police wouldn't list an official motive for the Baisden did point out that Myers had a record of two previous convictions for the second one ing him his driver's Both arrests were made by the Blue Creek environment arid ample food unless they make wise choices about how land is our agricultural capability and enough determination to build a better we can have Hardin crucial question of will we use our land in many instances we are For urbanization has been reaching chaotically and almost randomly swallowing half a million acres of cropland each The Council on Environmental Q u a 1 i t y de- scribes the misuse of land as the out-of-hand and irreversible of environmental Hardin's which formerly handled many environment recently lost one of its key powers in this Authority to regulate pesticides was along with other programs from other federal to the new Environmental Protection Hardin and his aides believe their department still has a role in cleaning up the nation's water and and in assuring that the nation still will be able to produce abundant food and The of environmental policy for the 1970s, Hardin will include cooperative efforts to save prime agricultural land Failure to enforce mine act could soon affect consumers By BEN A. FRANKLIN 197I New York Times News Sen Ice WASHINGTON The government's acknowledged failure to fully enforce the year-old mine safety law may soon begin to affect consumers as well as A number of industry and government experts have been saying for months that the U.S. of admitted uncertainty and confusion over safety enforcement would have to be counted as an important cause if there were widespread work stoppages in Such it was could quickly affect the consumer by cutting the supply of electric the safety issue was dramatized by the explosion at the Finley Brothers Coal iMine near in which 38 men died Dec. 30. Five days later wildcat strikes erupted jn two large mines in Southwestern A non-working week of by called for last week to mark the deaths in the Kentucky did not The proposal came from Joiners for a dissident faction in the United Workers of The UMW ignored presumably because the Kentucky mine is But workers struck the two large Pennsylvania mines in wildcat protests against health and safety i The Bureau said it would make a special dust inspection at the mine on The other wildcat strike occurred at ihe Buckeye Coal Company in when a miner was injured and did not immediately receive workmen's compensation according to government Questions surrounding the 10-day-old Kentucky mine disaster served to emphasize the troubled situation in the coal a situation that the authorities here say could easily trigger more serious and more widespread There are two main areas of One of them centers on the Bureau of investigation of the Kentucky The other involves the bureau's general enforcement of the mine health and safety The first was the subject of a statement here Saturday by Ralph the consumer and safety Nader charged that the Bureau's one-day hearing in Hyden last Wednesday was poorly enacted sham and a callous attempt to cover the bureau of guilt and Nader said that federal officials on the scene had failed to assure that any of the dead miners received autopsies before he it was not possible to determine the exact cause of death a fact to the disaster and it may now be difficult or impossible for the survivors of 10 of the dead miners who had applied for federal black lung to provide the medical proof necessary to receive such Good SOME PEOPLE suffer from and the rest of us suffer from other people's Sulphur in fuels is basis By EILEEN SHANAHAN 1S71 New York Times News Service Treasury Department and the Council on Environmental Quality have worked out a proposal to discourage air pollution by imposing a penalty tax on the sulphur content of oil and natural An unusual feature of the proposed tax is that its proceeds would be used to finance research in ways of lowering air Under the plan that the two agencies have the tax would be imposed initially at a low level but would rise rapidly over a period of five The objective would be to provide both the time and the incentive for conversion to the use of fuel and for adoption of methods for burning high-sulphur fuels without discharging sulphur dioxide into the Sulphur dioxide is one of the most pervasive and harmful air A user of high-sulphur fuel who burned it without discharging sulphur dioxide into the air would receive a rebate of the tax that had been paid on the high-sulphur under the The treasury and the council have not yet sold their idea to the Nixon but hoped to be able to do so in time for its inclusion in the President's message to Congress on the which is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 9. One unknown factor is the attitude of incoming Secretary of the John B. Connally Jr. All of his key subordinates at the Treasury support the and believe that Connally's support of it could be crucial when the time comes for congress to consider the A somewhat similar proposal that the Treasury made last year to tax the lead content of gasoline never cleared even the first congressional the House Ways and Means One in the opinion of both in Congress and in the was that the outgoing Secretary of the David M. was not an effective spokesman before Officials of the Treasury and the Council on Environmental Quality who have worked out the new sulphur tax idea would also like to the lead tax to Congress this But it was oil industry opposition that was mainly responsible for killing the lead tax in the last session of Congress and Connally has many close ties to that Whether the oil industry would also fight the sulphur tax plan is not but it is believed that the economic impact on the oil industry would be less than the impact of the lead Another problem for the advocates of the sulphur tax is the attitude of the Office of Budget and Management as a matter of has always objected to the earmarking of receipts for specified The budget office is thus objecting to the idea that the receipts from the sulphur tax should go directly for research in ways of reducing air U PI LEFT TO MITCHELL Astronauts for Jan. 31 blastoff SPACE Houston next lunar hoping to erase the of Apollo 13's failure last said Saturday the immediate future of the nation's man in space effort rides on the success of their Apollo 14 Alan B. the 47-year-old flight commander who 10 years ago became America's first man in and space newcomers Stuart A. Roosa and Edgar D. Mitchell said they are ready for their Jan. 31 blastoff and see no problems standing in its Their target is a hilly part of the moon's face called Fra where Shepard and Mitchell will attempt the third U.S. lunar It will be a virtual repeat of the flight planned for Apollo 13, which was aborted after an oxygen tank explosion on the way to the Apollo 14 is a safer because of modifications brought on by the Apollo 13 and its but safe return to Shepard said in a news 37, and 40, were making their last public appearance before beginning Monday 21 days of preflight isolation designed to keep them It is the most rigid astronauts have ever in that they may associate with only 160 That group includes their but not their although we as pilots consider that Apollo 13 was a successful there's a certain stigma attached to it. We hope that Apollo 14 will be able to remove Shepard pretty confident that things are going to work Mitchell said later in an think regardless of what happens to Apollo 14, spaceflight will But I do think that in large measure the immediate future of the space program rests on Apollo 14." a four-year-old boy rests amid his books on his return to Montreal yesterday after a two-year tour of Latin The boy's Alfonso de Bohemia claims his son has an IQ of about 310. He is already fluent in both Spanish and German and receives 15 minutes of teaching from his father each day in literature and
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