Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
26 THE IFIHBRIDOE HERAID Thursday, Marti? 1, 1973 18 -Pathway to Zero Population -Growth Mild spell needed to help crops MOSCOW (AP) Mild weather expected next month should allow the Soviet Unions reduced winter wheat crop to escape further damage, Hie So- viet press reported today. It also said planting has begun on the spring wheat crop. There were also warnings liat favorable weather this and a large eltort in the fields will be needed to re- cover from last year's crop fail- ures. Pravda and Sovotskaya Ros- siya said the winter wheat in the rich areas of the Ukraine, the northern Caucasus, Rostov and Moldavis was "in good con- dition." Although the grain there has inadequate snow cover to protect it from heavy frost, a mild March is pre- dicted. Jehovah's Witnesses purged in Malawi Crisis grows in new African state Officials say Canada will reach births and deaths in about 67 yei zero populalion growth" or equilibrium between ars because of the large percentage of young By KEVIN DOYLE Canadian I'ress Staff Writer In a remote section of the Malawian city of Blantyre, burned out laundromat stands an a grim symbol of the inlense violence wliich now holds to- gether many of the new states of Africa. In lliis building, between six and 10 members of the Jeho- vah's Witnesses religious sect wore brutally murdered, clubbed to death by fanatical members of a paramilitary youth organization. The remainder of the member sect has fled during the last several months to refu- gee camps just inside the Zam- bian border, where recent in- vestigations indicate about six persons are djing each da; from malnutrition and disease. Their basically, was Last year about 90 million 1 to refuse to join the governing acres of high-yield winter wheat political party in Malawi, were planted, but about a third Compared with of the crop was lost to frost paroxysms in the turbulent Al damage. In the chaos that fol-1 rican continent, these event lowed the harvest, only about 67 million acres were seeded with winter grain. With a certain amount of frost damage ex- pectable, the crop this year should be about the same as last years. Much, therefore, depends on the spring planting. But Mos- cow papers have printed exten- sive reports that much of the ing Malawi Congress party, a seed in substandard, and this is unusually laTge number of certain to reduce the yield. pulsion orders and a series pas are minor. -But in terms of Ma lawi's progress in the eigh years since its independehc from Britain, they have creates a growing atmosphere of crisis MANY DETAINED The purge of Witnesses has been accompanied by a spate c unexplained detentions Asians and officials of the ru Famed St. Bernard dogs have lost their character estrictive measures against urnalists. i Just how serious a situation evelops depends largely on >vv it is handled by Malawi's ie-president, Hastings Kamazu anda, a physician who lived id studied in Britain and the nited Stales before leading lalawi lo independence In 1964. Like most African leaders, he nme to power determined to stablisti a fully democratic ystem with active opposition arties and free press. 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