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House unit backs
WASHINGTON (AP)-By a one-vote tee and an opponent of the extension,
margin, a House subcommittee questioned whether the extension has
recommended yesterday that suppor- that much support.
ters of the Equal Rights Amendment
(ERA) be given seven more years to House Speaker Thomas O'Neill Jr.
secure its ratification. said he believes the extension will
The 4-3 vote by the subcommittee on
civil and constitutional rights sends the c.. extension is the only r
measure to the full House Judiciary
Committee. No date has been set for ac- ERA becoming part of the Co
tion there. A similar seven-year exten-
sion has been introduced in the Senate.
REP. DON EDWARDS (D-Calif.)
subcommittee chairman and a backer reach the House floor and "would pass
of the extension, said supporters have with a majority." Opponents of the ex-
17 votes on the full committee, one short tension are expected to argue, however,
of a majority, and predicted approval. that it requires a two-thirds vote, just
But Rep. Caldwell Butler of Virginia, as the original amendment did.
ranking republican on the subcommit- WITHOUT THE EXTENSION, the
deadline for ratification is next March the last by proxy. Voting against the ex-
22. Thirty-five states of the required 38 tension were Butler, Harold Volkmer
have ratified. Three of them have at- (D-Mo.) and Robert McClory (R-Ill. )s.
tempted to withdraw their approval,
but the validity of such action is in THE NEXT TESTS for the ERA may
doubt come in Illinois, where ratification is
expected to be put to a second vote in
the state House soon. It failed by six
'oute that can result in the votes last June. The state Senate has
'nstitution." not acted.
Edwards said he does not expect
-Rep. Don Edwards Illinois to approve the amendment.
The amendment would prohibit "Regardless of the number of state
discrimination based on sex., Joining legislatures that might be meeting in
Edwards in voting for the extension the next few months, all studies in-
were Democrats John Saibarling of dicate extension is the only route that
Ohio, Robert Drinan of Massachusetts can result in the ERA becoming part of
and anthony Bailenson of California, the Constitution," he said.
USSR sets new pollution standards
MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union,
one of the world's biggest polluters, an-
nounced yesterday it has adopted a new
state standard to "cut to the minimum"
the amount of harmful wastes industry
can discharge into the atmosphere.
Soviet sources said at the same time
that the government is becoming in-
creasingly aware of the need for a
single, centralized agency for pollution
control, like the U.S. Environmental
THE ANNOUNCEMENT yesterday
called for the establishment of in-
dividual agencies in large industrial
cities to monitor and control pollution.
The sources, who asked not to be iden-
tified, said eventually one central
agency would be in overall control.
It was not specified what the min-
imum acceptable level for air pollution
would be under the new standard,
which gods into effect in January 1980,
The campaign to clean up inaustriai
pollution began in the early 1970s. In
1976, the 25th Communist Party
Congress allocated abeut $15 billion for
a five-year program to protect the en-
vironment. The new standard is the
latest in a series announced for
regulating air, land and water
"THE NEW STATE standard of
purity of the atmosphere takes into
account modern, hygienic, economic
and ecological demands," said V.
Tkachenko, deputy chairman of the
U.S.S.R. Committee on State Standar-
ds, who was quoted by the Communist
Party newspaper Pravda.
Pollution in the Soviet capital has
abated considerably in the past 10 years
because of the installation of control
devices and a continuing program to
relocate major industries outside the
capital. A decade ago, one Muscovite
noted, the Moscow River was so
polluted that no one would venture to
swim in it except bn the outskirts of the
city. But now groups of young people
swimming in the river are a common
sight in summertime.
The recent increased interest in
fighting polution does not appear to
have had a significant impact on many
other cities, however.
IN THE EASTERN Siberian in-
dustrial city of Ulan Ude, for example,
a visitorTecently found the sun diffused
by an acrid gray pall hovering low over
the ground as a dozen or more factory
stacks poured dense smoke into the air.
One Soviet source said he saw advan-
tages and disadvantages to the gover-
nment's pactice of policing itself.
"IT IS EASIER to impose
national standards on Soviet
industry than in a capitalistic society
where you have to deal with private in-
dustries, unions and state governmen-
There has been concern,dhowever,
over whether Soviet industry is
following previous government
regulations to the letter and whether
there has been proper enforcement of
the standards, There has been much
debate on the subject in the press, woth
some complaints voiced about insuf-
ficient monitoring of compliance with
While Western diplomats here do not
believe the Soviets have a worse
pollution problem than the West, they
contend the clean up effort is long over-
TO STOP SOVIET EXPANSION:
Kissinger proposes lending code
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Manhattan Bank's international ad- provincial mining capital of Kolw
Former Secretary of State Henry visory committee, was in stockholm for and massacred more than 1
Kissinger said Monday Western coun- the panel's semiannual meeting. whites-many of them Europeans w
tries should adopt a uniform lending Cuban troops and Soviet supplies and run the copper, zinc and cobalt min
code as a lever against Kremlin foreign advisers have helped install a Marxist that provide most of Zaire's foreif
policy instead of "contributing to Soviet government in Angola and crush ' a earnings. France dropped paratroope
expansionism" in Africa and Somali invasion in eastern Ethiopia, into Kolwezi to help drive out t
elsewhere. and the Carter administration says rebels.
At a news conference, Kissinger cited Cubans aided the rebels who attacked
Western loans to Cuba and said they aid Zaire last month. Kissinger said French Preside
that nation's military intervention in The apparently well organized rebel Valery Giscard d'Estaing should
Africa. attack on Zaire's Shaha Province hurt commended for his action in Zaire.
The Organization for Economic the economy there badly," Kissinger . American envoys met in Paris tod
Cooperation and development "should said. "It is now the West's task to see to with representatives of Franc
draw up simple guidelines on how to it that the Europeans can return so that Belgium, Britain and West Germany
give loans to countries in relation to Zaire's economy can become viable discuss means of curbing Soviet int
their foreign policies," Kissinger said. again. The initiative for a pan-African vention in Africa and rebuilding Zair
The 24-nation organization is dedicated military force is a wise one and I am economy.
to promoting economic growth and glad the U.S. gives technical and "WE CANNOT have selective detei
stability in the industrialized West and economic assistance to it." with the Soviet Union," said Kissing
Japan. ATTACKING from bases in Angola who travels to Moscow on Wednesdt
KISSINGER, chairman of the Chase last month, the rebels occupied the He said he agrees with the strong sta
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The 25-member Chase Manhattan
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leaders from 14 nations. Among them
are Chase Manhattan President David
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japan's Mitsubishi Corp.