Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 3, 1974, Page 26

Cedar Rapids Gazette

June 03, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa .#0**"^ $f Mh th rn jf^ flREWf'    itfM    < The Odar Rapids Gazette: Mon., A < The Windmill Man” UPI Photo Edwin Wingfield, 59, of Hamilton, III., one of the few remaining windmill repairmen in the nation, surveys a runaway windmill in need of repair on a Missouri farm. According to the 23-year veteran, he can size up a windmill in two minutes, determining how old it is and what repairs have to be made. lf They Farm, They'll Do It In the Nude By Hob Barr HONOLULU (AP) - Obeying a judge s words to the letter. a group of local people plan to start farming in the nude. The judge was only concerned about agriculture, but since the prospective tillers of the soil are members of the Hawaii Nudist Club, bib overalls are out of the question Temporal^ Injunction “It shouldn’t be necessary, but if they want us to go farming. we can go farming.” George Muller said Wednesday. Muller leases 247 acres of rural beachfront property, granting equal access to ducks, chickens and the 500 members of the club. Trustees of the .lames Campbell estate, which owns the land. last week won a temporary injunction forbidding any nonagricultural use of the land. Circuit Court .Judge Norito Kawakami carefully limited his order to agricultural issues hut added, “If they are there for nude farming, okay.” Case Continued The case was continued to June 28. Club President Larry Beck announced the formation of an agricultural cooperative to grow watermelons, lettuce. radishes and tomatoes on 30 or 40 acres. Any profits were promised to nearby Kahuku hospital Muller, himself a nudist. said he plans to retire from his job at a pineapple cannery next year and devote full time to farming. The club moved onto the property mon' than two years ago. but Muller said trouble started after the club drew the attention of local news media. His lease on the property expires iii six years “They're going to have a real good revolt on their hands if they try to throw me off the land.” he said "It s really nice — the wives and fathers and children and the animals out here. Ifs the closest thing to heaven there is. and it’s getting spoiled with all this tuckering.”_ Graduates OMAHA — In recent commencement exercises at the Grace Bible Institute, Omaha. Neb., Susan Williams, Walker, received the bachelor of sacred rn usa degree. White House Cites Accomplishments By Don Kendall WASHINGTON (AP) The White House has been pushing what could become pan of a political blueprint tor farmbelt Republican candidates and speechwt liers who want lo cite Nixon administration ac complishments during upcoming election campaigns As put forth by the White House, the message is this Nixon farm policies have been so successful in the last five years that they have been the underpinning of many diplomatic moves and strategy developments on an inter na tional scale. Ilaig ( Hrs Farming I hat is not a new claim. Agriculture Set rotary Lari I, Blitz, for example, has said many times that ti, S. food reserves and farm potential helped make possible detente with the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of china But the claim seems to have been given new thrust by White House aides, according to one source who attended a recent br ie! mg by Alexander M Haig, jr., Nixon’s chief of staff Ar-cording to notes made by the source, here is how Haig summed ii up 'Farm policy is the area of the most progress of this administration and is the President’s No. I interest in the domestic economy. The wizardry of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger would not be possible without the design and underpinning of a strong, sound economy at home “Something Hight" Haig did not dwell on farm policy in his briefing, a closed meeting held May 23 primarily for top public affairs aides from various departments of the executive branch His brief assertion about farm policy. however, was warmly received by Nixon people in the agricul ture department. “It shows we must be doing something right over here,” one source close to Blitz said privately. The Haig talk ranged broadly ov cr dopiest ic and foreign policy including a review of how the White House viewed developments over the last five years World ( hanged Apparently, Haig told the meeting, I S. leaders prior to Nixon believed the rest of the world could adapt to the Ameri< an style and that it depended upon U, S. generosity According to the source's notes, Haig said Nixon recognized by 19Gf) that the world had changed from that v lew in these terms: .. — “The U. S is no longer an affluent giant in a class by itself. .— “Friends and enemies no longer depend on LVS. largesse Newly developing conn- Bell Says Consumer Reserves Too Costly WASHINGTON (AP) - A top commodities expert in the agriculture department says it would be too expensive to insulate U. S. consumers from rising world food prices by setting up grain reserves, a topic which is gaining attention in congress. “Perhaps the crucial question is whether we can afford to insulate American consumers from the Brice levels prevailing in the world markets,” Richard E. Bell, deputy assistant secretary for international affairs and commodity programs, said last week. Answer Is No “The answer must inevitably be that we cannot,” he told a consumer conference. “With the currencies of the world floating freely, and with our trade balance vitally important to the strength of the dollar, we cannot afford to give our con* sumers false signals about the real value of the things they consume.” But some members of congress disagree and are pushing for bills which would set up food reserves as hedges against future scarcity and to protect farm prices by setting aside commodities during the times of surplus. However, Bell said the free market allows ll. S. consumers to be served first. “This was illustrated in the recent tight wheat market.” Bell said. “Contracts for wheat exports were canceled because U. S. millers and bakers bid high enough to keep the wheat here.** Several Problems Further, Bell told the conference, “there are several problems with trying to reserve certain quantities for domestic use,” by setting up government programs. “First, the amount of a commodity the domestic market will use is tied directly to the price,” Bell said. “If the price of feed grain ic low, then we feed more of it to livestock to produce meat. If feed grain prices are high, livestock prices are also high and consumers eat less meat and less grain.” Bell said another problem involves foreign demand for U. S. farm commodities. Those countries, he said, cannot afford to buy products on a leftover basis after U.S. consumers corner what they need. Supplying Needs “They are supplying the basic needs of their own peoples,” Bell said. “If supplies are tight, they understand that the shortfalls must be shared equitably — but they will not willingly buy from a country that does not give them fair access to its markets.” Bell said the U. S. embargo on soybean exports last year was evidence of what could ot- Sal* J Save *20 Hydro-Glass^ Convertible Jet Pump 88 Jet Extra 4-HP Regular $114.95 lie most corrosion-resistant pump we sell, Power Bonus motor for peak performance. Is pressure at 30*50 ll»>. from shallow or wells. 65 Save MO Captive Air1''Tank 36-gal.    $ Regular $75.0(1 F.ffit kilt design keeps air and w.lier « ompletrl\ separated to avoid “waterlogging." Make Sears your headquarters for all waler system needs Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Hack PHONE 395 6243 SHOU AT SLABS AND SAVE Sears HCMt Cf ROM! FREE PARKING LINDALE Pl AZA IMILCVfMfNT SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. cur. .Japan, he said, underwent “terrible uncertainty” because of the curbs. “Remember our own anger at the Arab oil embargo.” he said. “The main effect of our soybean embargo was to channel extra billions of Japanese capital into Brazil to develop future competition for American soybean growers.” Barrow Show Entrants Come From 30 States ST ANSGAR - Some 891 barrows have been placed on official test at the National Barrow show test station here. The barrow! are competing in the production tested barrow contest, which will be judged on the opening day of the three-day National Barrow show Sept. 9*11 in Austin,. Minn. The heaviest pig to qualify) was a March I barrow weighing 78 pounds on May 12.1 The lightest was an early April barrow which weighed IO pounds. Hogs were delivered to the St. Ansgar station from 30 states and Canada, tries do not want L S paternalism. — “The L. S. has no nut lear monopoly By 1969, U. S and USSR were near nuclear parity, with this further apparent fact: the USSR had a building program that would outstri|> the L S. this century — “By 1969, the animosity between Moscow and Peking w.is greater than that between the U S and either Moscow or Peking.” Haig said Nixon was able to replace confrontation with negotiation in dealing with Russia and China Prime Bent fits Other administration leaders, int hiding Blitz, frequently have pointed to huge farm Saks to the Soviet Union and a newly developed $1 billion export trade with China as prime benefits of such talks. According to the notes, Haig said “substantial, not revolutionary” results are expected when Nixon goes to Moscow later this month But he said “strange voices are now sounding the alarm” on further negotiations with the Sov iets. Haig said the critics include some who urged the United States not to worry or interfere when Russia put down dissent in Hungary in 1956 and when the Cuban missile crisis erupted in 1962. Self-Interest The recent farm trade development and the beginnings of relations with China, Haig said, were the result of “hard-bitten self-interest” on the part of Peking and not because of political alignment with U. S. policy. Although the Haig view of how Nixon farm policy has helped broaden diplomatic relations abroad may please GGP speech w riters and candidates, the White House official apparently skirted some of the more sensitive issues widt h also have come up the last two years Record farm exports, for example, have drained U. S. reserves of wheat to a 27-vear low and have severely depleted stockpiles of corn and tither feed grain needed to turn out meat, milk and eggs for American tables. hood Prices Soar Food prices, to a large degree, have soared to record levels because of those exports and a worldwide scramble for them. Administration farm officials predict record grain crops this year, hut if those do not materialize fully, another round of high demand from L S. consumers and foreign buyers could lead to further gains in food prices. Also, if crops in the Soviet Union anti China should fail a year or two from now — prospects appear good in 1974 — survival of detente hailed by Haig could depend greatly on the ability and willingness of the United States af that time to provide another round of large grain shipments to those countries. Meantime, with high prices depriving many poor countries of food grain, there are moves in congress anti on the world front to establish reserves of wheat, corn and other commodities as hedges against future hunger NIVER AGAIN Biol tick toil** wh»n your toilet overflow* TOILAFLEX Toilet (£04^3 Plunger Unlike ordinary plunger*, Toilaflex doe* not permit compressed air or messy water to (plash bark or escape. 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