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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Cedar Rapids, Iowa November 21,1982 Index in the news. Page 3a advice 108 Horoscope 10f Bombeck 3b local a books 1-20 Marion 24a byways 20a Money 9-13c City briefs 27a movies 4d classified 1-13f news week 28a clubs 14b older 8b crossword 9f people 7a deaths. 2a pol. Notes 19a or. Block 6b scrabble 26a editorial 8-9a sports 1-8c education 26a super Saver 2b family b today 16a farm 4-5e travel 1,6-80 food 4b to list 50 Garden 6e a health 7b weather 6a Home 1-3e puzzles 6e genetic extinction May endanger food crop today a chuckle when asked about his Quot cd in conduct the Little boy replied Quot i guess i just done to know How to do copyright editors note this is the first of six articles on the problems and politics involved in maintaining the genetic diversity necessary to protect the worlds fragile food crops. By David Lynch Gazette Washington reporter Washington a the loss of Plant genetic diversity would be More catastrophic than Quot Energy depletion economic collapse limited nuclear War or Conquest by a totalitarian government a a Harvard University professor warned scientists and statesmen last year. Edward o. Wilson a respected scientist who weighs his words As carefully As the quantum he works with in the Laboratory told a state department audience last fall that Mankind could recover from those catastrophes within a few generations but it would take millions of years to make up for the loss of genetic diversity. Quot this is the Folly our descendants Are least Likely to forgive us a he told the strategy conference on biological diversity. The scientific sector of the worlds agriculture Community is taking those words to heart but the crop vulnerability Ara we sowing a Futura general Public including Many Farmers is unaware of the threat and unconscious of Plant genetic extinction caused by suburban sprawl which destroys Many Plant strains through overdevelopment. Quot extinction is an act of awesome finality a said James l. Buckley an undersecretary of state at the same conference. Quot the process is tantamount to Book burning but it is even worse in that it involves books yet to be deciphered and a the fact that the Public is unaware of the narrowing Plant genetic base and the growing vulnerability of crops does not come As a Surprise. They look at plentiful foodstuffs in the markets and read about overflowing Grain elevators and see no reason to suspect that a food shortage is even a Remote possibility. And the Farmers cannot be blamed for joining in on the Quot Green revolution that further narrowed the genetic base by promoting uniform strains that double and triple production at the expense of increased crop vulnerability. The Southern com blight that wiped out 15 percent of the crop in 1970 brought Home the real danger of depending on uniform crops a crops that Are highly productive easy to Harvest because they fit the machines easy to sell because they Are bred to consumer a needs and preferences but crop that can be wiped out by a single disease. A number of studies were initiated in the Wake of the blight and they All concluded that a new Quot Marshall plan was needed to protect and expand the nations Plant genetic resources a please turn to 4a food Stanwood a wait views on Imp Plant still mixed _ metro Lowa Page 15a space Heater advantages risks of 4 types focus Home Page 1d weather partly Cloudy today High around 50 Low tonight Between 30 and 35 Chance of rain monday see 6a.the Cedar rapids Gazette Cedar rapids Iowa in our 100th year Vooch a Iowa beats mus 24-18 other scores Oklahoma state. .49 Iowa state. 13 Ohio state. 24 Michigan. 14 Wisconsin. .24 Minnesota. 0 Indiana. 13 Purdue. 7 Youngstown St. .25 Northern Iowa 13 sum. 17 Arkansas. 17 air Force. .30 notre Dame 17 Missouri. 16 Kansas. 10 a peachy Day final edition/s1.00 volume 100, number 316 Art Gregory left chairman of the team selection committee for the peach bowl appears with Hayden Fry at far right to present a bowl invitation to the University of Iowa coach after the Hawkeye a win Over Michigan state University saturday. Complete coverage in sports Section c. Andropov Likely to take office As soviet president by Robert Gillette los Angeles times service Moscow a Yuri v. Andropov the former Kab chairman who succeeded Leonid i. Brezhnev nine Days ago As general Secretary of the communist party has consolidated his Power far More quickly than Western analysts initially expected. He now is considered the Man most Likely to assume Brezhnev a second Post As president of the supreme soviet and head of state. The soviet presidency a largely ceremonial position could still go to one of several others in the soviet leadership. Among them Are foreign minister Andrei a. Gromyko Moscow party chief Viktor v. Grishin and rated now a Distant third Konstantin u. Chernenko the longtime associate whom Brezhnev clearly preferred As his successor As party Leader. A new soviet president is expected to be named by tuesday when the supreme soviet a the nominal parliament a convenes for its annual Winter session of one or two Days. Whoever emerges As president there is Little doubt now that the Choice will be Andropov a. Quot he certainly does not look As though he has to turn around and take a vote in the politburo every time he wants to do something a a senior Western Diplomat observed. Further Steps in the succession including changes in the makeup of the ruling party politburo and its administrative secretariat May be forthcoming monday at a full meeting of the party scentral committee the body which must endorse leadership changes. By All indications the Transfer of political Power from Brezhnev to Andropov a a step Brezhnev himself appears to have resisted in the months before his death a took place with remarkable Speed precision and finality on the Day the soviet Leader died. The swiftness and smoothness of the succession thus far has suggested to Western diplomatic analysts and soviet of a please turn to 12a Andropov l a 1. A Reagan decries Trade restrictions j new York times service Washington a president Reagan sought saturday to still growing demands for Protection of Domestic industries in the United states and Europe saying that government restrictions on free Trade ultimately posed a threat to peace. Reagan a comments made in a nationally broadcast radio speech came on the eve of next weeks meeting of the worlds Trade ministers in Geneva. Quot free Trade serves the cause of economic Progress and it serves the cause of world peace a the president said. Quot when governments get too involved in Trade economic costs increase and political disputes multiply. Peace is Reagan a comments came against a backdrop of a worldwide recession exceptionally High unemployment in Many countries and efforts by the countries to save jobs and ailing industries by blocking foreign Competition especially from Japan. With the unemployment rate in the United states at 10.4 percent the highest since the end of the depression Many leading democrats and we re in the same boat with our trading partners. If one partner shoots a Hole in the boat does it make sense for the other one to shoot another Hole in the boat Trade Union officials have urged enactment of Strong protectionist legislation. Next weeks economic ministerial meeting in Geneva is to Convene wednesday. At that time for the first time in nine years ministers representing the 88 members of the general agreement on tariffs and Trade will gather in Geneva to try to set up procedures to begin eliminating barriers to free Trade. But because of the state of their economies and the political Appeal of protectionism the Outlook for such an Accord is widely considered to be slight. Reagan said said it was important for the United states to cooperate with its trading partners because so much of . Agriculture production is sold on Export markets. In warning against protectionism to counter other countries actions Reagan said Quot we re in the same boat with our trading partners. If one partner shoots a Hole in the boat does it make v sense for the other one to shoot another Hole in the boat a rep. James l. Oberstar of Minnesota giving the democratic response to Reagan a speech contended that Quot the presidents message is an unrealistic Hope that sidesteps solutions we need now to solve our Domestic economic Quot we need a new spirit of cooperation willingness to act decisively a Oberstar said in urging Reagan to join with Congress in supporting a jobs program to help reduce unemployment. Quot the people will not tolerate a tug of War stalemate Between the White House and Capitol on the Trade Issue Oberstar said that Quot we would make a terrible mistake if we naively a please turn to 12a Trade Rescue a workers help the injured occupant of a Small plane onto a Stretcher after the plane crashed Friday near Plymouth mass. Two other passengers were injured in the crash. Cost saving change eyed for medicare Washington Post service Washington a the Reagan administration is considering a plan to charge medicare patients substantially More for their first 60 Days of Hospital care but to provide Quot catastrophic insurance after their out of pocket costs reach a specified level perhaps $2,500 or $3,000 a year according to administration sources. The Quot catastrophic proposal would provide important new Protection for seriously ill medicare patients but since relatively few of Theip would reach the specified level costs would be More than offset by additional charges for the first 60 Days. According to one estimate the a a please turn to 12a medicare

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