AMERICAN NOTES: Thoughts from the Third Grade

When President Ford called for ideas to conserve energy, the third-graders at the Sodt Elementary School in Monroe, Mich., decided to see if they could help. The students drew up some pledges and got the neatest penman in the class — Brock Horsley, 8 — to print the list on an outsize, 2-ft. by 3-ft. sheet of paper. Then they mailed it off to the White House. There a delighted President Ford called in reporters and read out some of the suggestions:

"We will turn off all lights when we're not using them.

"We will ride our bikes . ....

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