Cedar Rapids Gazette, August 26, 1974, Page 24

Cedar Rapids Gazette

August 26, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 26, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 4*OND GV' BODY iS FENDER REPAIR _wmmtRY    PAINI    JOB' DON’T MISS IT... August 1974 will definitely not be held over Store-wide Clearance for New Fall Arrivals SAVE HOW on Famous Quality General Electric Frigidaire Appliances! Shop Monday and Thursday nights til 9 and all day Saturday. 106 Second Ave. SW    Phone    363*0283 West End of the Second Avenue Bridge We put you first! OUR SERVICE DEPT. IS OPEN 7:30 AM-5:00 PM DAILY . . . and on THURSDAY ’til 9 whether you want a new or used car . . . a new or used truck ... a motor home for seeing the good ol’ USA ... or the kind of great service you like! 9 Check our Classified Auto Ads — AP Wirephoto A West German farmer stands next to poster protesting the loss of 20 German marks — about $7.60 — for each pig sold. The farmers gathered at Bocholt and four other German-Dutch border crossings last week, where they used some 500 tractors to snarl border traffic for two hours. The protest was aimed against alleged inequities in Common Market agricultural policies. Farm girls distributed yogurt to motorists inconvenienced by the farmers' demonstration, which ended with violence, according to police. European Farmers Upset By Paul Treuthardt PARIS (AP) — French and German farmers dump tons of liquid manure outside government offices. Thousands of Belgian farmers block main roads around Brussels with their tractors. French pig farmers prevent a ship from unloading 1,200 tons of Chinese pork Dutch farmers isolate two harbor towns, blocking all freight movements. Italian wine growers protest against “Mafia Moonshine” and say much of Rome’s vino lacks veritas. Europe’s millions of small farmers, often cultivating only a few acres, are taking to the roads demanding that their governments and the Common Market take radical action. Cost Boost Gross overproduction has pushed the prices paid the farmers for their beef, pork, wine, fruits and vegetables down while the cost of fuel, fertilizer, feed and credit have shot up 15 to 30 percent. Retail prices do not reflect the drop in farm income. The farmers charge that the gov ernments have    taken only limited steps to give them direct aid abd meanwhile have done little or    nothing to control the booming profits they claim the middlemen are amassing. The Common Market’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is supposed to harmonize farm prices and conditions throughout the nine member nations. But it is largely ignored    by various governments that adopt policies to meet their own problems. West German    Agricultural Minister Josef Ertl warned last week the CAP was in danger of disintegrating completely. “At the moment, European agricultural policy annoys producers, consumers and taxpayers alike,” he said. Ertl blamed the crisis on exchange rate fluctuations which mean invoking complicated border taxes. Protest Drop However, 30,000 Bavarian farmers thought their government was to blame and marched on Munich to protest against a IO percent drop in farm prices. They accused Bonn of doing nothing while other Common Market countries subsidized their farmers and Italy raised import barriers against German produce. Italian    farmers    are    not happy either. They have gathered in the thousands to close roads and rail lines from Switzerland and Austria in an effort to bar imports of milk, cheese and other produce from those nations and Germany. They    fought    German truckdriver trying to break through the blockades, emptied milk from tankers down the drains and dumped cheeses on the roads. Trains bringing in sugar were another target. “Smile Campaign” French    farmers    have    alternated    violence    with    a “smile campaign.” They have overturned truckloads of imported fruit and vegetables at border points, sprayed meat with fuel oil and picketed ships carrying foreign meat. But they have also greeted Valuable Information Listed on Feed Tags AMES — ‘•’ince Iowa law requires the labeling of all commercial feeds, pork producers should be aware of what’s on the label. Palmer Holden, extension swine specialist at Iowa State university, said bulk feeds should be accompanied by a label or feed tag. Feeds containing drugs must include a label of “medicated” on the tag. The commonly labeled feeds are complete feeds, complete supplements, vitamin premixes, mineral or trace mineral premixes, and medicated premixes, said Holden. A feed tag for the complete supplement contains the percent of protein, calcium, phosphorus and salt as well as levels of essential vitamins and trace minerals. The back of the tag usually lists the poundsHtf corn to be mixed with the supplement to provide different protein intakes for various age pigs. Feeding less than the recommended supplement may result in an inadequate ration. Over the long haul, these shortages may become chronic. Holden said most feed supplements marketed in Iowa do an excellent job of meeting the protein, vitamin, or mineral requirements of the pigs when fed at the recommended rate. Occasionally, he said, premixes may provide inadequate levels of one or more nutrients, and therefore, it is a good practice to check them. He said up-to-date nutrient requirements are available from feed suppliers, from publications such as the National Research Council’s “Nutrient Requirements for Swine” or extension publications available from state and county extension offices. GAZETTE TELEPHONE NUMBERS For Newry Sports. Bookkeeping, Cenerol Infor motion and Offices Not listed Below toll ......-7.......... 398    8211 Circulation Subscription Dept    398    8333 Mon thru Sat 8 am to 7 pm. Sundays Until 12 Noon Holidays ll a m. to 7 p m. Wont Ads......... 398    8234 Mon thru Tri. 8 a rn to S pm. Saturday until 12 Noon Display Advertising    398    8222 8 a rn to $ pm. Monon Office      398    8430 Fewer Scabies Cases Reported WASHINGTON (AP) - The agriculture department says 39 cases of cattle scabies involving 245.IHM) head were ri ported in the year ended last June 30. That was down from 53 cases or outbreaks involving single herds or premises in 1972-74, the department said last week. The 1972-73 cases and outbreaks affected 355,(HK) cattle. The peak in recent years came in 1972 when 91 cases of scabies affecting 370 (HH) cattle were reported. At various times during the height of the scabies outbreaks, dozens of counties, mostly in the Southwest, were under federal and state quarantines to control the disease. It is caused by tiny mites which burrow into the skins of animals. Counties currently under federal quarantine for scabies include Otoe and Saline counties, Neb , and Bailey and Castro counties, Texas. tourists with free cuts of prime beef, trays of fruit and vegetables and bottles of wine, along with pamphlets explaining their problems. The Common Market ordered an 8.5 percent increase in farm prices for 1974, but farm groups were pressing for 12.5 percent. The governments of France, Belgium and Italy defied Common Market rules to grant direct aid, price support hikes and tax and credit relief. Farm leaders said these were inadequate. Debate Hike The Dutch parliament debates the situation next week. Dutch farm unions are demanding that the prices paid them be raised to four percent over the Common Market level This year, as never before, farmers are finding the solidarity to demand what industrial workers have achieved through union action. However, there is no sign of an easy solution to bring peace back to the countryside. With inflation still raging in two figures across the continent. governments face a dilemma of epic proportions. Retail food prices are a major factor in the rising cost of living. Higher prices for the farmers will fuel inflation still further. If governments clamp down on retail prices, they fuel protests from all those in the distribution chain WASHINGTON (AP) -Legislation to permit as much as $200 million in unused soil conservation funds to be carried over and added to funds available in 1975 was introduced by Sen. Dick Clark (D-Iowa) last week “Bad weather and bureaucratic delays” have made it impossible for many farmers to utilize this year’s funds, Clark said He estimated as much as half the $385 million being offered for cost sharing during the 1974 calendar year through the Rural Environmental Assistance Program (REAP) and Rural Environmental Conservation Program (RECP) will have to be returned to the federal treasury Dec. 31 unless a carry-over is allowed. A carry-over would also permit the administration to release an additional $70 million in 1974 REAP-RECP funds which were impounded by President Nixon, said Clark. Clark said he understands the USDA’s primary reason for not releasing these funds now is that there is no way they could be spent before the year ends. "With high food prices a major concern and with reduced crop yields threatening to drive these prices even higher, it would be foolhardy to let any of this badly-needed money lapse,” he said. Clark said the nation needs to do everything possible to increase farm output. “Soil conservation measures can play an essential role in this effort by preserving and increasing the productivity of the land,” he said. Clark said the heavy rains in the Midwest this spring washed away vast quantities of topsoil, “diminishing the productive capacity of much of our best farmland for years to come.” He estimated that 20 percent of the state’s corn and soybean acreage lost at least IO tons of topsoil per acre and said losses of 40 to 50 tons were not uncommon. A chief reason for the lack of soil conservation projects undertaken this year was the government’s failure to get its programs underway on time. Clark said. Things are happening every day in the classified ads. DR. CRAVEN DENTIST PRACTICE LIMITED TO DENTURE WORK 113 I st Av*. SE. C*dar Rapids, ta. 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Rendering Service He noted that rendering plants are charging for their services, something unheard of several years ago. Farmers using rendering service should call early and only for large animals, the veterinarian noted. The animal should be moved to an area near the road, but not by dragging through areas used by other animals. The area where the animal died should be disinfected. The veterinarian pointed to dead animals as a source of disease — both animal and human. Some diseases that can be transmitted to humans include leptospirosis. salmonellosis, and brucellosis. Herrick pointed to improperly disposed carcasses in recent pseudorabies cases. Young pig tarcasses were carried away by dogs, eats and wildlife. These animals are suspected of being reservoirs of the infection. In one outbreak, cats, dogs and raccoons showed evidence of being exposed to the virus causing pseudorabies. I heap Cost The cost of using a rendering service is comparatively cheap and is still the best means of disposal, Herrick contended. A livestockman can reduce rendering service cost by assisting in salvage operations. In the absence of a rendering service, burying is an acceptable disposal method. Dead animals should be buried at least 4 feet deep and covered with quicklime. The plot should be isolated from surface waters and should be made unaccessible to seavug-ing animals. In warm weather, death from heat exhaustion and lightning are common. Consequently. Herrick recommends daily inspections of animals. Most insurance companies require suspected lightning cases to be confirmed by a veterinarian within a few hours after death. Herrick advised livestock-men to burn or bury small animals and save the rendering truck a call. Butz Inspects New Beans United States Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz (right) takes time out from a campaign tour in Charleston, III., to inspect a new double cropping technique for beans. Farmer Cleo Duzan (left) shows Butz his crop planted from an airplane after the first crop fell to the elements of bad weather. HY TOWN. News Clark Proposes Carrying Over Soil Money —UPI Wirephoto j ( ;