Independent from Long Beach, California on March 11, 1966 · Page 36
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A. C. SAYS Food Abundance and Starvation McNamara Frets About Cliina- 4 Experts' Don't L«m i«en, CHH., Fit., M«r. 11, \H INDEPENDENT--P«'g« mm mm '- ... IF THE 50 MILLION acres" of U. S. farmland now out of produc- 'tion were put into production the food shortage in the free world would be overcome. Such a program is now being debated in Congress and is referred to in many publications. It could mean the greatest boom the farming states have ever enjoyed. It would be a foreign aid program that could save half the free world from starvation. It is probably the most dramatic proposal ever made as confer ns the farm programs. . ' .. .*.* * U. S. NEWS charts estimate the free world's shortage of wheat as 14.5 million tons a year--about 600 million bushels. It is estimated the U. S. could increase its production by over' 24 million tons. The free world shortage of corn and other grains is given as 18 million tons, with the potential increase of 22.5 million by full U. S. production. But the shortage in rice, which is the main diet for the Asiatic nations, cannot be greatly helped. The shortage of total grains in the free world nations could be overcome by U. S. full production and exports. It is estimated that if all acreage in the U. S. were used these production f i g u r e s would be achieved. It could mean the end of subsidies to farmers for the 50 million acres taken out of production. The cost is estimated at around $4 billion a year if the grains were given away to the food-short countries. It would call for many of them changing their diets from rice to wheat, corn, soy beans and other crops. * * * IT IS ARGUED that this money paid to fanners in the U. S. would generate a prosperity in the farm states that would in turn expand business in all categories. The taxes from this expanded busi- Try Addis Ababa NtwiMMT EnltmriM AtucUtbn' AN ITEM of information tossed out for the benefit of those planning extensive vacations next winter. Ethiopian Airlines reports that statistics for 70 cities around the world show that Addfs Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, has the lowest average humidity for the month of December. Its figure of 48% even beats that of the well-known humidity haven, Phoenix, Ariz., which is 53%. You can even get 13 months of sunshine there--if you'ra willing to go along with the 13-month Julian calendar, as all Ethiopians do. No George Robeson Columns This Week .Columnist George Robeson Is taking a vacation this week, but his column wil! be resumed on his return. ness would--so they say--make up for the cost of the program. It would be an example of U. S. generosity that would reach to all the people in the countries where the people are so near to famine. One factor that has not been very widely discussed is how all this vast tonnage could be transported. The U. S. does not have the ships in service to take care of it. The cost of operating U. S. ships is so high above that of foreign ships it could be prohibitive. It would therefore probably be necessary to use foreign s h i p s , which would be another gift of foreign aid--and probably result in union opposition in this country. * * * THE U. S. SURPLUSES have been reduced to a point where they are very little above what is considered to be safe levels for our own consumption. This has been possible by paying farmers not to produce on some 50 million acres. The projected increase in world population indicates an ever-increasing famine condition such as is now prevalent in India. The Red Chinese, Russians and other Communist countries have been buying Canadian and U. S. r wheat to feed their people. It seems a fantastic program for our using all our productive land to feed the rest of the world. But it is x under serious consideration in Congress. It,is probable it will be started with increasing momentum in the next yean Let. us hope it will be.more appreciated than has been our foreign aid to countries has been over the past 20 years.--L.A.C. WASHINGTON--Secretary of Defense McMamara has seemed obsessed recently with worry over Red China. It appears to overshadow all his decisions in the Pentagon and his discussions with Congress. A series of Chinese experts testifying before the Far Eastern Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee were not so worried. DREW PEARSON (LA.C.'i column, by L. A. Collini Sr., liko oW columns, it on eipreision of prional opinion and dcei nor necessarily raftect tria considered opinion of this newlpaper.) Their conclusion was that China was no threat to the United States as long as we did not encroach on her territory. Most of the experts doubted that China would even threaten the neighboring Asian nations around her. Here are sonic of the quotes from the distinguished professors testifying before Rep. Clement Zablocki of Milwaukee, chairman of the House Foreign Relations Subcommittee: .Gen. Samuel B. Griffith, U.S. Marine Corps, retired: "She poses, no military threat to the United 'States. . . . I don't think the Chinese are going to conventionally take over, say, Thailand. They have enough trouble at home without having about 40 million Thai on their hands. . . . 1 do not believe China will commit conventional formations to South Viet Nam." Dr. Howard L. Boorman, Columbia University: "I don't feel the Chinese have any intention of occupying and administering'extensive areas of Asia under present conditions. . . . If I were forced to offer an amateur estimate of the range of America's strategic interests, Viet Nam is about the last place I would select.'" Dr. Ralph L. Powell, professor of Far Eastern Studies at American University: "By 1970 Peiping will have developed the hydrogen bomb. By 1975 Communist China may have made an initial deployment of ICBMs capable of striking the United States." * * * AS TO WHETHER China would use these weapons against the United States, Dr. Powell said: "In the Korean war they (the Chinese) massively intervened when U.S. and U.K. troops approached their Manchurian frontiers. . . . If the United States were to overthrow the Communist regime in North Viet Nam and especially If U.S. armed forces were to approach the southern borders of Communist China, 1 would expect the Chinese to react violently,... We haven't crashed the gates, but maybe If we crash the gates, we will get the same reaction we got when we crashed into North Korea." Dr. George Kahin, professor at Cornell University: "What we must avo'id is getting Involved on the land and in the internal politics of these countries. It is one thing to pledge our efforts to back up boundaries. It is quite another thing to undertake to maintain an internal political order." Dr. Hans J. Morgenthau, University of Chicago: "I do not believe that the Chinese intend to conquer Asia physically. I am convinced they will try to support revolution and what they call 'wars of national liberation.' " Roger Hilsman, former assistant secretary of state: "The new nationalism is not communistic but it borrows the verbiage of Marx. . . . The new nationalism can be dangerous. . . . New nationalism may turn to aggression and militancy that will endanger all of Asia and the world. . . . But we can avoid all this . . . if the West and the United States develop · nw h MA, ··«· "George Homi/fon is a sweet bar, trnrfu, but what will wt do wit/i TWO actors ia the lam\l*/r an understanding of these movements. "The Chinese Communists will need an enemy--and their first candidate is the United States, the most powerful nation in the world and chief obstacle to Chinese Communist ambitions. If this is so, no friendly overture, no attempt at recognition, no offer' of a seat in the United Nations wilt cause them to moderate their hostility." While there was no unanimity, ths majority of the experts testifying before the House Far Eastern Subcommittee believed the slumbering giant of Asia would not be a threat to tho United States unless we came too close to her borders. MEDICIXE AND YOU By BEN ZINSER Medical Science Editor SODIUM FLUORIDE can reverss the course of a bone-softening disease (osteoporosis) in persons over 40 years old, a. Seattle doctor reports. Dr. Clayton M. Rich of the Seattle VA Hospital says 20 to 50 times the amount of sodium fluoride used by dentists is given to patients for up to two years. As a result, their bones become more dense, he reports. "They usually feel much better," he adds. So far, few adverse effects from the treatments have been observed. Osteoporosis is.marked by fragility of bone. Bones of victims tend to break easily. Dr. Rich notes that miners who have been exposed to fluoride-containing dust for many years develop hard dense bones. Osteoporosis is more severe in women than in men and often affects the entire skeleton. It may bring about loss of one-third to one-half of the total amount of bone substance between the ages of 40 and 70. : The disease is particularly prevalent among women past the menopause. It's estimated that about one- third of all women past 50 are affected by the disease. * * * THE DRUG trifluoperazino (Stela- zine) reduces hyperactivity, anxiety and aggressiveness in emotionally disturbed children, an Idaho researcher reports. Thirty-eight youngsters were treated with the drug. O n e - f i f t h had marked improvement and more than half had moderate improvement. The drug enabled these children to become receptive to counseling and to schoolwork, according to a report in American Journal of Psychiatry. 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