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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 18

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11 BS-Palm Beach Post-Times, Snnday.Nov.Si, 1968 British Population Math F rightening n fig luWJBX SSI U2J1 (VMS BSGuEEff OOOO f MONDAY X f and I 1 FRIDAY I AM ffide-A-M Sofas by birth control He and his colleagues believe Britain, as an advanced and intelligent country, could thus quickly stablize its population within the limits of its own maximum food pro- " duction. "Only deliberate measures to limit population can possi-.bly save the situation," he said, "In some countries education, health services and administration are so backward that it may be many years before they achieve effective 'measures of birth control." Sir David coupled this with a speech in the House recommending tight controls on immigration, especially from countries with a higher birth rate than the native British average. He estimated there were possibly 1.5 million black Immigrants already in Britain and that their number was increasing by 50,000 a 'year through immigration alone. In a letter to the Times commenting on. the Commons motion Dr. Stearn wrote: ' ."Our way of life rests on the assumption that other people, despite the prior claim of their own vastly expanded and expanding populations and their, large-scale loss of land by erosion, will always continue to produce food, fibres and other materials so greatly' in excess of .their own needs as to meet ours..." He said there was no guarantee Britain would be so favored and if it weren't it would face, by the end of the century, water rationing, food' rationing, compulsory sterilization of every woman after the birth of a second or third child and other drastic 'measures. In a footnote to Dr. Steam's position, Dr. Colin Bertram of Cambridge pointed out that in both world wars this third most densely populated land mass in the world after Holland and Taiwan had been brought to."desperate straits" by submarine interruption of its imported food. How much worse it would be, , he implied, if this inter-: ruption became permanent .some day because there was no food to be had and 21 million extra mouths to feed. Decorators say no living room sofa is worth the price unless it contains a built-in guest room. These Hide-A-Bed Sofas by Simmons do just that. They look like a regular sofa, sit like a regular sofa-but each contains a comfortable bed for two, with a full-length Simmons mat-, tress. Made with thin, trim lines, fine tailoring details, rich decorator fabrics. We have a complete selection of Hide-A-Beds at various prices. vkjkjs 'mWmix Cushion liSiii traditional Y? lvvi ' &Jwfg Cf CI""7 - LONDON (UPI) - The arithmetic is frightening. There are 53 million Britons .and the nation has to import 40 per cent of the food needed to feed them. .By the end of the century, only 32 years from now, there will be an estimated 73 million Britons. By utilizing every resource end every available acre, Britain may be able to produce 'food for just about the number of people it has today that Is 53 million. ' So how does it feed the 21 Billion others? They may simply starve to death, says scientist Dr. T.W. Steam, who represents what come call the pessimistic, and others the realistic, point of View. He has given Britons cause for thought by pointing out what many seem to have overlooked in planning for the future. If the world population , doubles as predicted from its present 3 billion to 6 billion by the year 2000, the food producing countries may not have any surpluses to export. So who feeds 21 million Britons? Dr. Etearn is one of a number of prominent Britons in and out of the House of Commons who are concerned with the problem now as a matter f urgency. 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