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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, December 11, 1974 Food conference criticized Millions will die from hunger SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) Millions will die from hunger during the coining months and the recent United Nations food conference in Rome did nothing to prevent their star- vation, says agronomist Norman Borlaug, winner of the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize. In an interview with The As- sociated Press, Borlaug said of the Rome conference: "It was nonsense and you can quote me. Nothing tangi- ble was done. It was just talk. I spent three days there before the meeting began to help draw up general suggestions and there were very few of us with dirt un- derneath our fingernails. "I left before the conference began because I knew what was going to happen." The Rome food conference, attended by representatives of 123 nations, closed Nov. 17 after drafting a long-term campaign against hunger and creating a new agency, the World Food Council, to run it. But the conference did not heed pleas for grain over the next eight to 10 months to stave off starvation in Asia and Africa. Borlaug said millions will die in the next eight to nine months in countries like India and Bangladesh. He called it the worst food crisis since the Second World War and said: "The deaths in those coun- tries are going to make the fa- talities from starvation caus- ed by drought in the Sahara lands over the last couple of years look like very small numbers." There is no official count on the number of deaths in the Sahara lands, but unofficial estimates have put it in the tens of thousands. Borlaug, whose work in developing new strains of high-yield wheat to help poor countries feed their inhabitants won him the Nobel Prize and fame as the father of the "Green was in Chile to advise govern- ment officials on improving wheat yields. Borlaug said the hunger ciris in densely-populated countries like India and Bangladesh is so acute right now that it is doubtful whether the richer nations, even if they agreed on an extensive emergency plan, could over- come logistical problems and ship sufficient quantities of grains to the stricken region. "Right now, for example, the Rome food conference dis- cussed the idea of cutting down or. meat 10 per cent. But how the hell do you get it over "It's one thing to say, 'Don't convert grains to but if it's already in meat, how do you get that hamburger to fly over across the ocean? "So for the immediate future, governments are going to have to buy that additional grain and move it. But you can't move that much food that fast." "A lot of people are going to Borlaug said. "And we will have to look for the bless- ing of God and everyone else for good weather. "There is no reserve of grains of any magnitude in the world today and to give you a benchmark to go by, annual global consumption of grain is some 1.2 billion metric tons." That amounts to 44.04 billion bushels. "That's enough to build a highway around the earth's equator 55 feet wide and six feet Borlaug said. "But unlike macadam, which lasts 30 years, this road has to be rebuilt every year. "And every year, the world's population increases by about 76 million people. So this requires 28 million to 30 million metric tons more grain every year." That is an additional 1.03 to 1.1 billion bushels. Borlaug said the current crisis has its roots in heavy food production outside Europe during the Second World War. After the war, when the countries of Europe began producing food again, surpluses glutted world grain markets, and governments subsidized farmers to produce less. But simultaneously, he said, the world had a population boom and per-capita intake of food increased because of better standards of living. In 1971 most food-exporting countries felt they had ade- quate stocks to meet emergencies but not too much to burden taxpayers. They were proved wrong by winter kills of wheat in the So- viet Union and drought in countries like China, Australia, Bangladesh, and In- dia, he said. "It was enough so that pre- vious world reserves of 28 mil- lion metric tons were depleted almost overnight and prices exploded." he said. The 1973 crops generally made up for the previous year's losses but not enough to build up reserves. And once again this year, he said, early rains and then a se- vere drought in the United States hurt com, soybean and spring wheat production. "I don't believe this year's figures are out yet, but I be- lieve instead of 20-per-cent more we will see 20-per-cent less corn and soybeans, for ex- ample." He said crops in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union have again been damaged by frost and cold weather. Linked to the food crisis is the energy problem with higher petroleum prices rais- ing the costs of fertilizers and food shipment. Urea fertilizer cost a metric ton in July, 1972, and now costs over he said. Because of lack of reserves to purchase fertilizer, India has had to cut domestic wheat production by six million metric tons, he said. THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF ALBERTA is pleased to announce that the following Candidates have successfully completed the 1974 Uniform Final Examinations: ADAM, ShirazT M ANOERMAN, Michael I. ANDERSON. Brian L ANDERSON, Russel D. ATTEIWA. Frank BERGEVIN, Lionel D BERRY. Erie A BIEHN, Harvey G B1NETTE. PaulM......... BOND, William R. BOYD. Dariel J BROOKS. Allan G....... BUBEL, John D BYERS, Kelly R CARWELL, Robert J CHEVALIER, H Ross CHILDS, Marguerite C COUTTS. George D C CREEL.MAN, L Kent DALTON, Thomas R DAVE, Navm M DEMCOE, William J....... DePAPE. Charles A DEVANEY. Thomas B DEVONSHIRE. George A.J. DORIN, Malcolm E DRISCOLL, R. Neil EDMUNDS. Robert B ELLERINGTON, Wdvnc P ESTLIN, Frederick R. EVANS, Deborah M..... EVANS, William. FELDMAN, NathanS FEN. George FROBEEN. George A.V GEE, MelvV'i G........ GRAV. Douglas A HAGAN, Doria P HAGERMAN, Al.en R HALL, W.Arthur HAUSER.W Clarke HAYDAMACK. LvlP W HENDRICKSOIM. 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Noel O E.P Calgary Calgary Calgary Edmonton Edmonton Edmonton Edmonton Calgary Edmonton Red Deer Edmonton Lloydmmster LOVE. Thomas L...............Calgary LOVIG, Kenneth O Edmonton MAERTENS-POOLE. Robert N Calgary MARTIN, Bruce D. .....Calgary MASSON, John Edmonton McKECHNIE. Donald D......Edmonton McKENZIE, Douglas R........ Calgary McMINIS, Brian G...............Vermilion MICHAELS, G David ............Calgary MISURA, N. Wayne .............Calgary MOELLER, Robert R..........Calgary MULHOLLAND, David H............Calgary NOOT. Walter E....... Edmonton NORTHEY, Kenneth C.........Edmonton O'BYRNE.RnyG..........Edmonton OMLAND. Jeffrey G .....Calqary ORMHOO. Frederick D Edmonton PANTER.DvMaen G ..............Calqary PINDER. Richard H Calgary PODRU2NY. Robert A Edmonton POON, David O.....................Calgary PROLL, Douglas A Calgary QUINN. James H.............. Calgary REUSER.HendnkC.M.F...........Calgary RIEGER, Sidney C D.........Calgary ROSET. Donald A .............Calgary ROSS, Donald C......................Calgary ROSS, Hales H. Edmonton ROUND, Randy G........ Edmonton SANSREGRET, Leonard E.....Calgary SCHERMAN. Philip JJ Calgary SCHMIDT. Dennis R ...........Calgary SCHMIDT. Wayne W ...........Calgary SELLER. Gerald R...... Calgary SETO, David K...........Sherwood Park SHANDRO, Nick ..........Edmonton SIFTON, Ronald L....... Calgary SINCLAIR, Wayne A ..............Calgary SMITH, Gregory H.............Edmonton SNOWDON. Herbert H........ St. Albert STEIN. Brian T P............ Medicine Hat STEVENS, Barry S. .Lloydmmster STRUCK, Joe DA.............Edmonton TANNER, Richard M............Edmonton TOWERS, Richard I ..........Calgary VANDER PYL, A. Peter ......Calgary VENtER. Harvey E..... Cranbrook, B C. VERNON. GaryR...............Edmonton WALKER, John A........Calgary WALLS, J Darcy.............Calgary WHITFORD, Wallace E. Sherwood Park WICKMAN.OeanG..........Calgary WILBURN. Richard B........Edmonton WILLIAMS. Robert D.J.......Edmonton WILLIE, l.lanlyn R Sherwood Park WINTERBURN, Terry N.....Edmonton WOLFE, Gerald B.............. Calgary WORKMAN. Martina J Edmonton YANG. Peter ST. Edmonton YIP, KenmeW Calgary YOUNG. Chiu-Kit .....Calgary 2ABAWSKI, Steve A L Calgary Highest standing in Alberta and will receive the Institute Gold Medal. These candidates have now completed the academic requirements for qualification as a Chartered Accountant However, befors being admittscl to membership as Chartered Accountants, all must complete at least two years of practical experience in the office of a f-rn of Chartered Accountants. Because candidates may write their examinations before completing this experience, several of the above will not be admitted into membership until this requirement is fulfilled. EATON'S a big part of the Christmas magic Just two weeks to go till Christmas.Time to shop Eaton's TOYLAND, while selection is still good. Eaton's has a big, exciting collection of the latest toys and games, all designed to fascinate young people of all ages. Give them toys they want most... toys from the magical world of TOYLAND. Use yobr Eaton Account. f. Cantfli Maker Kit Seven pounds of wax, non toxic dyes, colour, candle wick, candle scent and in- struction manual. 2. Magnetic alphabet play desk An educational toy from Fisher-Price. Steel magnetic chalkboard with storage area for magnetized alphabet, 16 activity cards, numbers, chalk and eraser. With carrying handle. 099 3. Tyco train set Realistic train set features a diesel engine, box car, flat car with farm tractor on top, hopper car, caboose. Plus a power pack and enough track for a 36" diameter circle. 29 99 4. Camp Putt Putt A 15-piece campground with boat, cycle, motor- camper, drawbridge, covered bridge, dock with launching arm, five curv- ed track pieces, camping headquarters, and lots more. All plastic. 15 99 5. China coffee set Service for four. Set in- cludes four cups, four saucers, four plates, a creamer, sugar bowl, and coffee pot with cover. Lit- girl design. Not recommended for children under five. 6. Big M by Mattel Big Jeff has arms and legs that bend and move. Stands tall. Complete with khaki clothing, hat, bamboo, machete and carrying sling, plus arm muscle band. O99 10. Cassette recorder Fully transistorized chassis. Record, rewind, play and stop push- buttons. Automatic level recording. Microphone has remote switch. Blank cassette and batteries ex- tra. 11. Ceramic figurine kit All the materials to make your own collection of fan- tasy characters. Set in- cludes clay, paints, glaze, figurine mould, mixing and storage jar, brush finishing tool and in- structions. 12 99 Christmas Shopping 7. Fly It Commercial pilot set. No batteries required. Action take off, climbing, turn- ing, gliding and landing. 19 99 8. Deluxe Tricycle 10 inch solid wheel. Blue in colour for ages 2 to 3 years. A great gift to please the youngsters. 15 99 Eaton's will remain open until 9 p.m. every shopping day before Christmas with the exception of Saturday, December 14th and Saturday. December 21st, and Tuesday, December 24th, when Eaton's will close at the usual hour of p.m. to enable our staff to enjoy the festive season -with their family and friends. Buy Line 328-8811 9. Musical jewellery box Delicate ballerina twirls to the music of 'Swan Lake'. Satin-lined box with un- breakable mirror inside. Three compartments and one drawer. Notebook and pencil included. 6" 13. Fisher-Price school School house with bell and movable clock, play family teacher and four pupils. Five decks and chairs, chalk box and eraser, 2 storage trays hold magnetic alphabet and number. Three pieces play ground equipment. 12 99 14. Drag strip special Speed and roar of four on the floor. Christmas tree starter, blue slick T.M. and yellow tail T.M. 10 12. Bowl-a-nwtic bowling game With automatic pinsetter and ball return. Heavy- action bowling balls. Precision smooth alley with tough moulded pins. Approx. 45" long by 13" wide. Fun for everyone. 19 99 Check Your Coat and Parcels Without Charge Second Floor We have established a coat and parcel check room on the second floor, near the cash office, for the convenience of our customers. Check your coat and parcels and shop in comfort in our gaily decorated Christmas store. The checking facilities are without charge. Another Eaton service Have Your Parcels Gift Wrapped in the same area you can have your parcels gift wrapped at a nominal charge. Lower Floor EATON'S Open Tonight (Wednesday) Till 91 ;