Re "Endorsed by Utah, Earth Day poster contest sparks outrage" (Tribune, March 20):
The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining's public school Earth Day poster contest "Where Would WE Be Without Oil, Gas & Mining?" suggests opportunities for other state agencies to make sure their priorities don't get eclipsed by the distracting ideals behind other holidays.
The Utah Department of Commerce could sponsor this middle-school Christmas carol contest on "Where Would We Be Without Shopping Malls?"
The governor's International Development office could sponsor a Labor Day contest for the best fifth-grade essay on "Where Would We Be Without Overseas Sweatshops?"
Just before summer vacation, the Utah Legislature could sponsor a Fourth of July contest for high school valedictorian speeches: "Where Would We Be Without the Tyranny of the Majority?"
Salt Lake City