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Humphrey in 1970: 'There is no room for halfway efforts'

Speech preceded first Earth Day


April 17, 2020

CHS yearbook photo

Cloquet student and SCARE organizer Sue Hagen introduced former Vice President Hubert Humphrey, far right, on April 6, 1970 at the high school.

[Editor's note] In last week's Pine Knot News, writer Steve Korby shared memories of an extra-

ordinary week at Cloquet High School in 1970. Students and staff organized a weeklong seminar on the environment, called SCARE, an acronym for Students Concerned about a Ravaged Environment. The opening speaker for the week was former Vice President Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota. The following are excerpts from his speech on April 6, 1970, setting the tone for the week. The speech and notes have been preserved with the Minnesota Historical Society's cache of Humphrey materials from his political ca...

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