The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 28, 1968 · Page 20
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 20

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, November 28, 1968
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i BS-Palm Betel Port, Tk an day, Nov. 2J, ftg Australia, Not Asia, Claims W orWs Highest Rice Yield Hong Kong and the Pacific Islands. Despite warnings that they were facing disaster, six farmers started Australia's rice industry In 1924 on 183 acres of land near Leeton, about 340 miles southwest of Sydney. They used seed from California and astounded thpir which $15.8 million came from overseas sales. Australia expects to sell about 80 per cent of its rice in foreign markets this year. Australian rice is sold in more than 40 areas including Japan, New Guinea, Okinawa, New Zealand, the United Kingdom,. do even better by producing three tons to the acre or more. Despite drought and other problems, Australia expects to grow 217,000 tons of rice this year. For Australia, rice is an important earner of foreign exchange. Australia's rice sales totaled S25 million in 1967 of. By BR UN DEWHURST SYDNEY, Australia (UPD-The world's highest rice yipkls are claimed by Australia, not Asia. i In tonnage, Asia produces by far the most rice. But complete mechanization and intensive research have enabled Australian farmers to crow . critics by harvesting 222 tons. By 1931, other farmers had Joined the pioneers, and Australia was able to export 4,284 tons of rice to Britain after filling local demands. Practically the entire rice production of Australia is concentrated In southwestern New South Wales in a lush' rice which Is particularly heavy with grain. Australia last year harvested a record 210,000 tons of rice for an average yield of 2.86 tons per acre. The Australian rice industry says this Is the highest yield achieved any place in the world. The 1S crop is ex-pected to Irrigated area. The entire Australian rice crop is grown under Irrigation. Water supplies have been so reliable that at no period in the history of the Australian rice Industry has the crop been exposed to a serious water shortage during a critical . stage of growth. Growing of rice Is not allowed on land where soils and underlying strata require wa ter consumption of more than nine acre-feet per acre. To preserve soil fertility, Australian growers are not permitted to grow rice In two successive seasons on the same soil. jj n thouhtfui Yii to thankful him . . the no-iron Decton Dress Shirt I -' ? . V V WSswJ that doesn't mean maybe. Arrow promises! Born ironed stays ironed! It's everything he wants in a shirt . . , contour tailored, premium 65 Dacron polyester35 cotton fabric, perfect fitting collar, anchored chip-proof r " s - 1 . , i ' J- w " ? buttons, exclusive patterns. In his favorite white or blue, long or short c; i s. mm sleeves; l4-17'2. $5 to 7.50 if J. " , V us ' a ) ' 8 k:M 1 What-sholl-l-Give Ideas! by Swank KNIGHT DEPOSIT mini helmet with slot in top to hold loose change. $7. UNK-TIE TAC, LINK-TIE CLIP SETS. Distinctive designs, some stone set. Gold or silver finish. From $5 Tacs or Bars, from $1.50. JADE EAST COLOGNES, AFTER-SHAVE. Worlds apart from the ordinary, the subtle fragrance by Swank in gold-flashed green containers . . . so right for his good-grooming plan. 4-oz. After Shove, 2.50 4 oz. Cologne, $3. . . .Haggar Dress Slacks - most wrinkle-resistant ever tailored! No press conferences needed! Faultless fit by master tailors, in luxurious 55 Dacron polyester45 worsted wool Forever Prest Plus! Charcoal, Olive, Whiskey, Black, French Blue. Pre-cuff-ed, 32-42 waist. $12. 1 a-'V'? 8 m 3 a ,. . f ... a color set for $42! Burlington Gold Cup Socks in 24 colors. Cushion-y Orion acrylicnylon stretch socks, knit with Burlington know-how to be the most comfortable sock he ever wiggled his toes in. Super re-inforced heel and toe shield for long wear. Stretch size 10-13, the pair 1.75. THE CASE FOR CASH A world of good-looking wallets and money clips with many key cases to match wallets. Even wallet-key case sets in new Olive and Whiskey-Wine shades! Fine leathers include Buffalo calf, cowhide, English Morocco, kid. Wallets from $3 to $20. Clips, from $3. Key cases, from $3 to $5. Mtn'i Dcpartmtnt it THE OUTSIDE IS INSIDE The great feeling of the great out-doors. Inspiration for a rugged :' r; r,, It 14 new fragrance -English Leatlier f W cologne, soap, deodorant ' . and gift sets. English Leather tlier f , Timberline. Until now it was Vf S? just a feeling. '''fr ... ENGLISH LEATHER TIMBERLINE

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