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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, October 26, 1970 _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Underdeveloped Countries Regard It As Staff Of Life Few People In North America Grasp Revolution' Significance WASHINGTON (AP) Few people in North America can grasp the significance of the "green revolution." In Canada and the United States, where surplus wheat is a problem and cattle are fattened on grain, the development of ex- tremely high-yield strains of wheat and rice has little im- pact. But to millions of underfed persons living in overcrowded and underdeveloped lands, the "green revolution" is truly the staff of life. It has created so- cial unrest and toppled political leaders. Agricultural economist Lester R. Brown of the U.S. goes a step further in assessing its sig- nificance. technology rep- resented by these new seeds will probably affect more people in a shorter period1 of time than any technological change in his- tory." If the peoples of the world can learn to curtail their birth rate, Brown adds, the new grains "hold out hope that we can make substantial progress in eliminating hunger in most of the world in this decade." It was in recognition of this its 'prospects for e 1 i m i ii a t i n g starvation around the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this week to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, a former Iowa dirt farmer who pioneered develop- ment of the new strain of super wheat. The breakthrough ena- bled agronomists in 1962 to' re- peat the performance with rice. Essentially, the new grains are redesigned wheat and rice plants about half as tall as tra- ditional varieties.' The shorter stem permits farmers to ferti- lize the plants heavily and dou- ble the yield. Attempts at heavy fertilization of the traditional long, thin-stemmed varieties failed because the heavy bead of grain caused the plant to top- ple over. In addition, the new strains proved adaptable to a wide va- riety of climates. One leading agricultural ex- pert said the super grains have "added a conservative 20 mil- lion tons to cereal grains to the Asian food supply." All this has come about in Baroness Provides Excitement For The LARGEST ASSORTMENT of imported styles in LETHBRIDGE! Novel Tour Idea Big Money Maker By PETER SEARES Associated Press Writer LONDON (AP) Baroness Vockrodt can get you a blind date in Paris with the Countess of Chaillot, line up an inspection of the steeds at the Spanish Rid- ing Academy, and put you be- hind the wheel of a grand prix auto. If that's not quite your need she can throw a wild party in Rome, arrange a weekend as the house guest of the 20th Laird of Triquari in Scotland, introduce you to the mayor of Cannes, or ritz it up at the Vi- enna State Opera. How much, did you ask? Baroness Vera Vockrodt de Vocerode's 22-day package tour provides first class flights where others go economy, lim- ousines where others take taxis. After a year polishing up al- r e asd y excellent connections with her fellow European nobil- ity, the baroness is launching Aristocrat Tours Ltd., to woo a sector of the American public who can afford the price ol three weeks" socializing in the world of the gossip columnists. Her 14-page prospectus tells about it. Take a piece of day nine, for There's greater interest then ever before in our new Guaranteed Investment Plan. Send this coupon for complete details. 100 Hoods In Canada PRAGUE slovakia has dismissed the Front de Liberation du Quebec as a terrorist group of about 100 members but said recent events in the prorate showed that Canadian nationality prob- lems are as bad as those in Northern Ireland and Belgium. "The stormy events in Can- ada are of the type which not been solvable in otter bour- geois t h e Communist party newspaper Rude Pravo said here. "The bloody clashes between i Protestants and Catholics in the j and socially-embit- 'tered Northern Ireland and the unending search for the most suitable forms of co-existence between the French speaking Walloons and Flemings in Bel- gium belong to the same fam- ily of problems eating away at the internal stability of these countries. Czechoslovakia solved its own national-minority problem by expelling 3.5 million Ger- mans from the country in 1945. The Rude Pravo commen- tary said .the Quebec Libera- tion Front was composed of only about 20 cells of four to five members each. FIRST INVESTORS CORPORATION LTD. 303 6 Streit South Ph. 32E-2133 Ltlhbridgi, Alia. Name.. Addrui. V "MEMBEfiSOFTHEPRINCIPALGROUPOFCeMPWIES" Milk Company Plans New Plan CALGARY (CP) Alpli Milk Co. announced here would build a million plan in northeast Calgary with con stmction to start Peter Wadman, president Central Alberta Dairy Pool Red Deer which operates Alpha said the new processing facil ities are needed to replace ai outmoded plant in the southwes part of the city. The proposed plant will be able to handle pounds o milk daily which will be pro cessed into ice cream, cottage cheese, yogurt and fresh milk products. CHECK THIS LOW, LOW PRICE! DUMONT16INCH COLOR TV Pre-set fine tuning for perfect picture and sound on every channel. Front mounted speaker. Com- pact 20K" wide, high, 16'A" deep. S All For Only 359 ACME Factory Warranty 5 Year Warranty On Picture Tube TELEVISION LTD. "TWO IOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU" 535 13th ST, N. AND COLLEGE MALL "Television Is Our Middle example: "After luncheon with your hostess, the P r i n c ess Schwartzenburg, she has ar- ranged not only to show you the masterpieces of the palace which bears her name but also her private art collection." DAY AT RACES There will be lunch with the Duke of Bedford in Woburn Ab- bey's Canaletto Room, a taste of this y e a r's wine in an Aus- trian vineyard, a Rolls-Royce drive to a first night per- formance on London's Shaftes- biiry Avenue, a gala dinner, a day at the races. Baroness Vockrodt's "guests" be selected and invited bv her U.S. agents. Experts are available, if re- quired, to discuss etiquette and what to wear. A London hair- dresser has created the "aristo- crat" .si y 1 e .for the ladies, if they wish. It will be kept in good repair by appointed repre- sentatives at every port of call. "We have exclusive rights to of shooting ground, six miles of trout fishing says the, prospectus. "In Rome we will introduce our guests to people in: the, film world, :in Paris to the couturiers. Antique and jewelry experts will always be on hand to give advice' if needed. The 47 year old Finnish-, Latvian baroness's job as a pub- lic relations director in the Brit- ish motor industry led to a rep- utation for giving swinging con- tinental parties and yachting weekends. "So I really had a lot of experience at this before I decided to set up in business on my own." five years: Only 200 acres of super wheat and rices were under cultivation in Asia in 1965. In 1970, more than 40 mil- lion acres of the new. strains were being cultivated. CROP RISES SIIAIU'LY In 1965, for example, India's wheat crop totalled 12 million tons.. With the introduction of super wheat, the total rose to 21 million tons in increase of 75 per cent. The: social .unrest brought about by the new grains is just beginning to manifest itself. It could prompt widespread land Alberta Pilot Killed In Germany OTTAWA (CP) The -de- fence .department has released the name of Lieut. Lawrence Habetler of Edmonton as the pilot killed in West Germany Saturday .in .the crash of his CF-1B4 Starfighter. The spokesman said Sunday that Lieut. Habetler, of the Ca- nadian Forces 439th squadron, crashed atLichtenau, four miles south of Baden Soellin- gen, West Germany. No other details were an- nounced. reforms throughout Asia and the underdeveloped nations. Already in India, says Brown, some peasants are squatting on the property of large land- owners. And the political conse- quences are being felt. Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake of Ceylon was ousted this year partly because he did riot equit- ably distribute new shipments of super grains. Field Marshal Mo- hammed Ayub Khan was top- pled as president of Pakistan partly because of the inability of East Pakistan to grow the new grains. But experts warn that the new grains have only delayed from 10 to 20 years the food problems facing the world if the popula- tion continues to increase at its present rate. Thank you Canada! Seagram's Five Star now outsells all other brands of whisky. The reason? Easy taste and easy to look at. Plus the Seagram name and quality. Prove it for yourself. That's the easy part. The easy whisky. FIVE STAR 1 CANADIAN !VfB Canada Savings you plan to the future without worry. They're Canada's most popular personal investment. Canada Savings Bonds are easy to buy for cash or on instalments, in amounts ranging from up to Canada Savings Bonds are cold, hard cash- instantly. They can be redeemed any time at their full face value plus earned interest. Canada Savings Bonds are by all the resources of Canada. They're a very special security. average annual interest to maturity New Canada Savings Bonds yield an average of a year when held to maturity. 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