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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 10, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta April iu, i nc L.E i npniuvic 11 Wheat reserve World faces food shortages in coming years WASHINGTON (Reuter) The world has a reserve of less than a month's supply of wheat and faces the prospect of frequent food shortages in the coming years, an unofficial re- port says. Many countries rely to an increasing extent on the United States as a major food supplier and a series of drought years in the U.S. might provoke a dangerous situation, the Overseas Development Council report adds. The council, which focuses on the U.S. role in assisting the countries of the so-called Third World, issued its annual report Tuesday as world wheat stocks were at their lowest level in more than two decades and prices of other commodities have rocketed because of shortages. A severe drought is ravaging several countries, in the Sahel region of central Africa, and India's wheat crop is estimated at 30 per cent below target "Food scarcity is very likely to be a frequent problem in the years the council report says. More food problems were being caused by a shortage of vital fertilizers, partly caused by the world energy crisis. "By early 1974, there were signs that many cluding India, Pakistan and the be unable lo obtain the needed amount of fertilizer regardless of the report says. In the Sahel region of Africa, the council says, the Sahara desert is moving southwards at about 30 miles a year because of over-grazing, deforestation and general denudation of the land. This resulted in fertile land to the south of the Sahara coming under greater pressure for over-grazing and deforestation and it suffered the same fate. U.S. experts dealing with the Sahel, commenting on the re- port, say the drought is continuing there and cites a report that a maximum of drought-related deaths might have occurred last year. The council report also warns that while the world's popu- lation is growing, its capacity to produce food is not keeping the same pace. Happiness is... NOOK Opening Soon! Dies at UN UNITED NATIONS (Reuter) The wife of Guatemalan Foreign Minister Jorge ArenalesCatalan collapsed and died at the United Nations Tuesday, shortly before the opening of the special General Assembly session on economic problems. STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd St. S. Phone 327-3024 Gamble Chattering birds Peacocks and bantam chickens have run of an area in Vancouver's Stanley Park and don't mind moving onto benches to enjoy the sunshine. War prisoners freed NEW DELHI Pakistan and Bangladesh agreed Tuesday on the release of 195 Pakistani war prisoners, lowering the last major barrier to friendly relations on the sub-continent The accord was signed in a brief ceremony capping five days of tough negotiations by foreign ministers of the three countries. Earlier, diplomatic sources said the foreign ministers had reached a broad consensus on solutions to two issues hanging over from the 1971 India-Pakistan war- the fate of the prisoners and the Bangladesh demand that Pakistan accept more Biharis. the non-Bengalis in Bangladesh. The war created the new state of Bangladesh out of what had been East Pakistan. Although the agreement reached was signed by Foreign Ministers Swaran Singh of India, Aziz Ahmed of Pakistan and Kamal Hossein of Bangladesh, the accord still had to be formally ratified by their prime ministers. Originally Bangladesh had insisted on putting the 195 war prisoners on trial for alleged crimes committed during the civil strife in Pakistan preceding the 1971 war. Train robbers turned down LONDON (Reuter) Six of Britain's Great Train robbers have been refused parole in the first review of their sentences since they were each jailed for 30 years 10 years ago. Bruce Reynolds, James Hussey, Roy James, Thomas Wisbey, Robert Welch and Gordon Goody were part of the gang which robbed a mail train of nearly million in 1963 The parole board decided not to free them after an automatic 10-year review of their sentences. Another Great Train robber, Ronald Biggs, is currently under preventive arrest m Brazil after being recaptured there in February iollowing eight years on the run Nixon risks Michigan visit to sustain presidency By PETER BUCKLEY WASHINGTON (CP) President Nixon's visit to rural Michigan, within hailing distance of the Canadian has all the earmarks of a gamble to find sustenance for his embattled presidency. The area around Bay City and Saginaw, Mich, is in the middle of a campaign to elect a new congressman, replacing a long-time Republican representative who resigned to take a judgeship. Although the district has voted republican for 40-odd years, and even gave Barry Goldwater a respectable turnout in his otherwise disastrous loss to Lyndon Johnson in the 1964 presidential campaign, the Republican candidate this time is reported to be trailing the Democrat less than a week before the special election April 16. The White House is hoping that Nixon's public appearances on behalf of candidate James Sparling will swing the voters' decision in favor of and at the same time prove the president can be helpful to the Republican party despite his non-stop Watergate troubles. But the risk is high. ARGUMENT SWITCHED The Michigan campaign was already being waged by Democrat Robert Traxler as a referendum on Nixon's performance Sparling sought to persuade the voters that the main issue was the traditional one of picking the man who would best represent the district in Congress. Nixon's visit is likely to interject his handling of the presidency even more forcefully into the campaign. Rumors that Nixon planned to go to Michigan circulated in Washington for more than a INew pay deal NEW YORK (AP) Striking employees of United Press International approved a new contract Tuesday, increasing top minimum reporter's wages to over two years. The editorial and clerical employees had been on strike for three weeks and a day week before the trip was an- nounced. It soon became apparent that many senior Republican officials in the state were opposed to a Nixon campaign. Some newspaper reports here insisted, despite White House denials, that Sparling had to be pressured into inviting the president. Instead of resulting in a show of Republican unity on behalf of a struggling candidate, the visit has tended to produce a picture of party officials bitterly divided over the merits of a man who in happier times would be freely welcomed as the party's leader. The Republicans have fared badly in special elections this year. They won one contest over a fragmented Democratic opposition in California But they lost others in Pennsylvania, Ohio and, most shockingly of all, in Vice-President Gerald Ford's former district of Michigan The result has been a steady increase in the number of Re- publicans who have volunteered the information that they would just as soon not have the president campaign for them in No- vember's mid-term elections. The White House apparently feels the trend must be re- versed and that the tradition- ally Conservative voters around Bay City and Saginaw offer one possibility of success. Their reasoning may be that there's nowhere to go but up Public support for Nixon has reached what looks like a rockbottom low and. even if his Michigan appearance proves unhelpful, the pro- Nixon forces are unlikely to be swayed. Coming to MEMCME HAT Stop at the FRONTIER MOTEL Excellent Accommodations. Reasonable Rates Also Weekly and Commercial Rales Reserve Collect at 527-2266 CONDUCTED TOURS For The GENERAL PUBLIC Will Be Held Wed.. April 17th, p.m.. p.m.. p.m. Thurs.. April 18th. p.m.. p.m., p.m. Friday. April 19th, p.m.. p.m.. p.m. Tours For School Groups, Clubs, Associations, Etc. also be arranged by Appointment for future dates. The Lethbridge Herald is pleased to conduct tours, on request, through its ultra-modern plant but requests a minimum of 7 days notice. Call Gwen Westcott at 328-4411 Local 21 for all tour appointments! The Lethbridge Herald "Serves the South" 544-13th Street North dadls pop shop APRIL Phone 327-0068 ENTER YOUR NAME FOR A FREE 10 SPEED BIKE to be drawn lor April 30th POPular Flavours COLA ORANGE CREAM SODA GINGER AL E GRAPE ROOI BEER LIME RICKEY SODA WATER TONIC WATER 10M COI LINS LEMON LIME MIXER l-U ACK CHERRY DIET COLA 1 I MON 1 1Mb DIET ORANGE GRAPEFRUIT MIX AND MATCH POP 1 Case of 24 (10 oz.) 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