THE MCf-GAN OMLY
Wednesday, July 21, 1976
PueTnTEMI.GNDIY ensaJuy1 96
'U' study finds 55
m.p.h. limit 'effective'
It's a Martian revelation!
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lowered average speeds on our
highways have not only reduced
accident rates, hut also the se-
verity of accidents when they
iMur. I support the 55 limit
because of the lives it has saved
on Michigan highways."
THE LOWERED speed limit
went into effect in March, 1974.
and it has reduced highway
casualties by as much as 31.5
per cent, hut it is apparent that
actual highway speeds have
been climbing slowly since then.
A cruise on almost any Mich igan
Interstate reveals that drivers
rarely observe the limit, and
police generally look the other
wav at speeds under 65
The reason for this, officials
say, is that police simply do
not have the resources to stop
everyone who is speeding. Be-
cause of the shortage of pice
manpower, the Highway Safety
Research Institute's .report sug-
gests a "tradeoff" - raising
the speed limit on Interstate-
quality roads, which are design-
ed for higher speeds, and re-
ducingthe limits on older, two-
lane state highways.
The best advice to drivers is
to observe all speed limits, in
the interests of their own safety.
Traffic studies are unified in
their conclusion that reduced
speeds save lives.
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The Red Planet, in the past,
has been stubborn in revealing
its secrets. Telescopes on Earth
reveal hardly any details. Two
Soviet attempts to land on Mars
were both unsuccessful, and
Viking Project officials were
forced to delay the spacecraft's
landing twice, w h e a photo-
graphs from orbit showed the
planned landing site and its
backup too rough to land on.
SUT ORBITAL pictures could
not discern any object smaller
than a football field, and Viking
officials feared the spacecraft
would be ruined upon landing
At a press conference in Pas-
adena shortly after the two pic-
tures were transmitted project
scientists were uniformly ex-
cited. Assistant NASA adminis-
trator Noel Hinners said: "I'm
almost speechless. I had tears
in my eyes for the first time
since I got married. It's really
an emotional experience."
LATER, Carl Sagan, the pop-
ular Cornell University astron-
omer, said the pictures show
Mars is "a very exciting place"
even in a lication chosen for its
uniform, unbroken smoothness.
"I can't help but think of this as
an epochal moment in planetary
exploration," he said.
Science - fiction author R a y
B r a d b u r y, whose "Martian
Chronicles" 26 years ago de-
picted a red planet as a beauti-
ful and dangerous frontier, said
Viking brought "the heart and
soul" of humans to another
planet. "There is life on Mars,"
said Bradbury, "and it's us."
President Ford, in a telephone
conversation with NASA admin-
istrator James Fletcher, called
the Viking landing "the realiza-
tion of a dream that is many,
maay centuries old."
Viking's many experiments,
beside the attention-grabbing
search for life, include an isa-
vestigation of Mars' weather, a
seismometer to detect 'Mars-
quakes,' and continued photeg-
raphy from the orbiter section,
which will circle the planet for
Viking 2 is scheduled to touch
down at another region on Mars
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Court upholds legality of
state bottle petition drive
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The B o a r d of Canvassers
wanted to wait until after the
state Supreme Court made its
decision before certifying the
But MUCC director Thomas
Washington is upset at the de-
lay in certification.
"I THINK it's most unethical
for them to operate this way,"
"They should have done it
(certification) last week," he
complained, adding that he felt
the Board had "screwed around
Washington admits that the
MUCC is fighting a tough battle
in its effort to get the ban of
non-returnable containers en-
"TO SAY THAT we're the
strangers on the outside looking
in is the understatement of the
year," he remarked, explaining
that the bill's opponents have
"considerable power and unlim-
Washington also accused the
Board of Canvassers of "playing
games" and being influenced by
the power of the beverage man-
ufacturers, container manufac-
turers, and bottling companies
who oppose the measure.
"I'm disappointed in their
(the Board's) behavior," Wash-
ington said. "The appearances
are very, very poor. There may
not be anything wrong going
on, or any improprieties, but it
appears very bad."
IF APPROVED by voters in
the fall, the proposal would ban
the use of non-returnable soft
drink and beer containers and
pull-tab cans. The measure
would also require a five-cent
deposit on standard bottles that
more than one company could
reuse, and a ten-cent deposit on
bottles that could be used by
only one company.
MUCC members and other
proponents of the ban claim that
enactment of the measure would
reduce litter and help conserve
Opponents claim that a throw-
away ban would do little to com-
bat litter and would leave many
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