Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 15, 1974, Page 5

Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette July 15, 1974

Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa French Youth Keeps Jean Elbel and Pete Greiner use an electronic calculator to convert the price of gasoline in France to American terminology. agS&a&XfeSijM    rftfa    jWl Town Nwk WASHINGTON (AP) - A new government review of the world livestock situation shows the United States continues to have a commanding lead in meat production despite a 6.2 percent decline last year. The agriculture department said world red meat production, based on statistics for major countries, was down only slightly to 65 6 million metric tons. However, that was only one-half of one percent below 1972. Soviet Second Total meat output in the United States in 1973 was about 15.7 million metric tons, approximately one million below 1972. The next largest producing country was the Soviet Union with more than 9.9 million tons, a decline of .6 percent. The figures, reported this week by the department’s Foreign Agriculture Service, showed meat output was up 5.2 percent last year in South America, with almost all of the increase occurring in Brazil. Production in the European Community was down slightly, but it rose 8 percent in countries outside the community, nearly all of it in Spain and Greece. African countries WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Fwd and Drug Administration is only a few months away from granting final approval for recycling dehydrated manure into feeds for cattle and chickens, industry sources say. Spokesmen for the National Broiler Council predicted that EDA officials may, before the end of July, publisl. reposed regulations allowing the use of dried poultry and livestock waste as feed. Such a proposal would normally be followed by at least 60 days for public comment to put the regulations into effect. Priority Item FDA officials said they could not confirm that a proposed regulation will be issued for public comment before July ends. But a spokesman said the issue of recycled waste is “one of our priority items’’ and a decision is expected soon One reason for the forecast of early action is a recent prod from the house appropriations committee, which charged in a report the FDA had taken far too long to make up its mind Streaked Tie Brings Arrest COLLINSVILLE. Conn (UPI) — Police arrested a man for waving his tie at passersby from the doorway of a Collinsville bar — while wearing nothing else. Police said Ronald Kittredge. 25. of Winsted, Conn , was spotted nude by an off-duty patrolman who arrested him for public indecency. When hi- was told to return to the bar and put on his clothes, he escaped through a rear entrance He was recaptured a short time later about authorizing use of recycled waste. “Unduly Tardy” “While the committee cannot judge the scientific question as to whether or no this new product should be approved for use, it does believe the FDA has been unduly tardy in determining what action should be taken,” the report said. “Therefore the committee directs the FOA to expedite consideration of this request, and to either approve or disapprove the application so the industry will know where it stands,” the panel added. Schoff Rams Win Plaque WATERLOO - Orben Schoff of Lost Nation was awarded a plaque for having the high indexing pen of rams at the Iowa Rain Testing association's performance tested ram sale here Saturday. Three rams comprising Schoff’s pen set a record high index and one set an individual high index for the sale. The association presented Schoff the plaque in memory of Jack Worley, Ely, and Mrs. Clem Broughton, formerly of Chanute, Kan Both were involved in conducting the test for six years. The index incorporates into one numerical figure economically important traits of rate of gam, feed efficiency, and carcass characteristics. For the Finest in Paints « Busy on Iowa Farm United Stares Maintains Meat Production Lead LISBON - Jean Elbel topped off a 24 hour bus ride from New York City to Cedar Rapids by helping put up 1,000 bales of hay on the Peter A Greiner farm east of Lisbon The Greiners expected that Jean would need a rest after his long journey, which had begun when he left his home near Strasbourg, France. But Jean wanted to go to the farm at once and, according to Margo Greiner, he has been hard to keep up with since he arrived in Lisbon June 27. Experiment in Living Jean is spending five weeks with the Greiner family through a program called Experiment in International Living. Margo heard of the need for farm families who would open their homes to people from other countries wishing to take part in the Experiment. Her interest resulted in Jean’s coming to Iowa, his expenses shared by Jean, the Greiners and the Experiment organization. Jean, 24, farms 140 acres with his father in the fertile Alsace-Lorraine region in northeast Franee. Their principal crops are corn, wheat and hops. They also keep 10,000 laying hens. While 140 acres is small by comparison with Midwest farms, Jean said theirs is one of the largest in his country. Because their farm is near a city, he estimates its worth ut $4,000 per acre. He said land values in the region vary from $500 per acre up. Even a 14-acre farm can support a family in France, he noted. Regulated Prices Part of the reason for this, he believes, is that French farmers do not have to contend with widely fluctuating commodity prices Gram prices are regulated by the government which, Jean said, considers farmers to be very important to the country. While Jean has four brothers, he is the only son who helps with the farm. An older brother is an engineer, another is studying engineering and the two younger boys will go to the university, Jean said. The Eleele have one full-time hired man and a woman who helps three days a week. More help is hired during harvest time. Jean said he had always wanted to visit in the United States. He felt that staying in one place with an American family would be far more interesting than just traveling around the country. Implements Familiar The implements Jean is using on the Greiner farm are familiar to him. The Libels’ first tractors were made in the U. S. and their equipment now comes from a Massey-Fer-guson plant in Paris. Jean said one of his first impressions of this country was that there are too many big cars. Considerable computation was required to convert liters to gallons and francs to dollars, but the paperwork revealed why small cars are the rule in France — gasoline is $ 634 per gallon there. Jean was surprised at prices in U. S. restaurants, finding them more reasonable than in his country. Jean said he does not know what city life is like in America, but he finds life in the country slower paced here than in France Ile thinks people are more wealthy here, their homes more comfortable. He marvels at the number of homes that have air conditioners and “television in every room”. Keels at Home Ile feels very muc h at home with the Greiners. Jean finds family life more lively here and admired Pete’s informal relationship with his sons, Peter,9, Michael, 7, and Troy, 3. He said in France the father has a more authoritarian manner. When it was suggested that girls are prettier in France, Jean exclaimed, “no, no, no, no — there are pretty girls everywhere.” And apparently Jean Elbel fuels in the field where he was cultivating corn on land farmed by the Greiner family. This one 350-acre field is 2Vi times as large as the Elbel farm in France. his charms have not gone unnoticed for when Margo mentioned that someone had said Jean is cute. Peter protested, “lie s handsome as the devil.” In his short time here, Jean has not only become deeply involved with the Greiner family and their farming operation but accompanied them to University hospitals, Iowa City, where he donated a pint of blood for a Lisbon man badly injured in a car accident. It would seem that for Jean Libel and the Greiners, their Experiment in International Living will be a real success story. Thief Follows Film s Advice SPOKANE, Wash. (UPI) -A drive-in theater was robbed of $100 by a bandit who escaped. Showing at the time was the film, “Take the Money and Run”. I 9- Year-Old Official Is Busted for Pot COLUMBUS. Ohio (UPI) -When John Scott Francis, 19, was elected to the Reynoldsburg, Ohio, school board, he became one of Ohio’s youngest elected public officials. Now police say he has been charged with possession of marijuana. Police arrested Francis June 29 in his apartment, but delayed the announcement. DRIVE SAFELY produced 1.9 percent less meat than in 1972, but output in Asia rose 6 8 percent mainly because of a large gain in Taiwan. Production in Oceania — including Australia and New Zealand — declined 2.9 percent. Another report this week showed cattle slaughter is expected to increase this year in many countries as producers slow expansions of breeding herds. Consumers Balk “Reduced cattle prices, because of worldwide consumer resistance to high meat prices, and high feed costs, are the major reasons for the increase in slaughter rates," the report said. Although the United States is the world’s largest producer of beef for consumer tables — nearly 9.8 million metric tons last year — India historically has the most cattle. Those were estimated at 233 million head, nearly double the U.S. herd. The world’s largest hog producer is the People’s Republic of China, estimated by USDA experts at near 234.9 million head. The U.S. hog inventory as of Jan. I was 61 million, and the Soviet Union’s 69 9 million head. See Quick Announcement On Recycled Waste Feed SMULEKOFF'S Open Tonite (Mon.) ’til 9 p.m. Third Ave. at First St. S.E. In Downtown Cedar Rapids Hot Weather Is Just Starting! jmm I*    M*MUiJM mm KUM MF Air Conditioners Now You Can Buy Brand New Am ana Air Conditioner 5,000 to 18,000 BTU and $ Save 50 OO With Coupon The sleek, handsome air conditioner so whisper quiet it gets talked about ACT NOW! Why Swelter This Summer? Get Set NOW To Enjoy COOL, COOL COMFORT During Summer’s Sweltering Days and Nights! It Pays To Buy NOW AND SAVE! 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  • Clem Broughton
  • Jack Worley
  • Jean Elbel
  • John Scott Francis
  • Margo Greiner
  • Orben Schoff
  • Pete Greiner
  • Peter A Greiner
  • Ronald Kittredge

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Publication: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Issue Date: July 15, 1974

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