Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 21, 1975 · Page 22
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Thi! Idaho Free Press* The News-Tribui-c, Friday. Februarys. 1U75 - -A-8 VOHTUIUT KIX; AM) CO. grower award winners for 1911 include. Kloyd Tnmlinson. lefl, ami Wlllard Campbell thhd from led. Wilh IMP winners arc \urlhrup King executives Ken I'lirislensen. chairman of Ihe board, second from led. and 1'al Kelly, Norlhwesl division manager from Boise, The I Uh annual dinner uas alti'ndcd by approximately M area sri'il growers and company represenlalives. I Stafl Photo) Area seed growers honored \AMPA--There is nothing as tough as growing seeds." approximately 90 seed growers nntl \orlhrup King and Co. representatives were told' Wednesday night at (he- Nth Annual Northrup King sweet corn awards banquet .it tlie Thoroughbred Restaurant in Kari'hcr .Mall. In addressing (lie Treasure Valley growers Ken Christensen. chairman of Ihe board of Norlhrup King and Co., added. "The expertise and experience of company workers and you farmers is to be commended." Christi'iisen noted (tie company's seed business excectls $150 million annually in the 01- year-old company. Continued growth is expected, he said. since vegetable seed sales in the last Ihree years have doubled in dollar value. "The company has confidence in farm and vegetable seeds abroad." Christensen said, as the Minneapolis-based firm conducts business in 50 foreign countries. "Packet seeds are today's holiest outlets for vegetable seeds." Christensen reported. From the nation's 50 million households. 37 million cultivated some type of garden last year he siiid. He estimated 40 million households will have gardens in 1975. An increasing number of people will participate in community gardens in areas where individuals do not normally have access to growing space Ihe Northrup King executive said. In large metropolitan centers Ihese community gardens are being sponsored by cities, corporations and developments he said. Noire Dame's president chides U.S. food policy By I'nitcd Press International In the midst of inflation, recession and unemployment, the debate continues: Can and should Ihe United Stales help feed Ihe world? The answer depends on whom you Ialk lo. "The food situation on this planet has never been more precarious." the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh. president of Notre Dame, said recently. "We in [he developed world are consuming almost a ton of food grains annually per person while the poorest barely subsist on 400 pounds a year. Some will say there is not enough money tc help, but this rings false in a world lhat spends more than 200 billion for armaments each year." He eluded the United States for its nationalistic ;clf-interest. But others, such as George Rcinhart. sociology professor at University of Alab; ma-Birmingham, are not so sure. "I vaccilateinmy own opinion on whether we should help solve the world's food problem and so do many of my colleagues." he said. "If the United Slates could sell all the food il could grow on the land not in use now, it might be worthwhile. I5ul the hungry countries don't have enough money lo buy the food much less to buy the other materials needed to help them make their own land usable. Thai means il would come out of (axes -ours." Keinbart said. "II raises a real moral question if il is better in the long run to raise the levels of other countries at 1 igh or al least close to our own and risk accelerating the crunches -energy shortages, food shortages and the like --so they will hit a calacylsmic end earlier." Some argue the United States can help feed the world's bungry --bul r.nl alone. Dr. Waller Wills. Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, said he does not believe in putting every available acre of land into production because "our land is loo valuable a resource. If we are talking about selling (food) for dollars, we are talking about a different thing. We can use some of ihose dollars lo buy oil." liather llian attempt tu Microwave ban stifles television become the world's breadbasket, Dr. Glenn Hall, dean of the University of Tennessee College of Agriculture, says lite United Stales should export its expertise and technology. However, he said, any program should be considered carefully to prevent creating more problems than solving, such as happens when advance technology is introduced too rapidly in a developing nation. Wills said there was a need for a long-range plan of highly competent ngricullural technical assistance. "Our legislators operate on an annual basis. We spend all our time putting out brush fires." he sairi. To some, the answer involves more than agriculture. It must deal will) the world's spiraling population increase. "Il just isn't in the cards for our (agricultural) productive effort to do anything to this 'population) tidal wave...." James Bray, senior economist, S t a n f o r d Ucsearcli Institute, said. "Unless (he United Stales dropped everything else--oud Hiving it. ifooi!) away could really make a dent--the problem has got to be solved by population control and leaching undeveloped countries how lo make it on their own." WASHINGTON (DPI) - ,\ Federal Communications Commission ban on common ownership of cable and microwave television s y s t e m s keeps miP'ons of rural Americans Iron : " :::[i improved reception. KcorriiTij! to Ihe White House Office of Tclecmnmuni- canons Policy An OTP survey, conducted by Ihe Ur.i · ly of Denver, said more t:..;. 1 million rural households do not gel adequate- TV service. Six million others -- ^boul 9 per cent of all home vieuers --gel fewer than three channels. Another 22 million must choose among fewer than five channels. If KCC regulations were relaxed, (he report said Saturday, all hut about 150,000 of Ihe most isolated households could receive three channels for a total investment of $128 lo $153 million. It said five-channel reccpfion would cost 272 lo $336 million Test studies showed better service could he orov;ded in norlh ccntial Tennessee for an investment equaling $5 lo $7 per household. In northwest Soutli Dakota. Ihe per household cost of improved reception via a combination of cable and improved microwave was $128 lo *176. "These figures compare favorably with what some rural householders are now investing in elaborate lower and antenna arrangements for only marginally satisfactory reception." Ihe report said. The report said (he most efficient way of gelling television signals lo isolated areas wos to combine cable and FiM hand microwave. Communities would use "translators" to pick up weak signals from one channel and switch them to anolher. The study said "(he development of such systems is impeded by present KCC regulatory prohibitions" against common ownership of both the microwave translators and cable systems. The KCC should relax its standards and allow communities to find the proper "mix" of both systems, it said. Now you know H) I'niled Press Into national The first knighthood conferred in America was awarded lo Maj. Gen. Jcffery Amhcrst by King George III on May 26, 1761. Due to an increase in rail travel, a completely new passenger travel edition of the "Official Railway Guide" has been reissued by Ihe National Railway Publication Co. "We built the worlds largest car insurance company on low rates and pood service..'.' D r o a b y c r g i v e m e aca'l You'll find a ivory ol di'ferencewiih Stale Farm. 466-7801 Kartbtr Mall -- ttampa neighbor, State Farm is there. 5 T M£ FAHJJ "This is not a temporary interest in gardens," and the company is confidenl of a bright future Chrislenscn concluded. Christensen was introduced by Allan Scott. Nampa branch manager. Scott also introduced Pat Kelly. Northwest division manager from Boise. Wayne Johnson, produce supervisor al Northrup King's Nampa plant, presented grower awards, bused on crop yield and quality to: --Floyd Tomlinson. in Ihe early maturity category. --Stephen lletmis, for medium-early variety. --\Villard Campbell, medium maturity. --Hoger and li.fi. Wright, long maturity division. Winners were presented placqucs along with a $50 savings bond. Advertisement DEPRESSION HUT 'TOUNJr Public Offered 1937U.S.Gov't Art Prints A series of rare coincidences has led to the historic discovery of several thousand scfs of full color antique art prints that were "lost since 1937." They are now being offered lo the public. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT Back in 1937, immediately following Ihe depression years, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and a select group of a dozen nationally prominent people formed a voluntary national committee for art appreciation to create an art program lhat would give the public a well-needed mora! lift. Il was the committee's decision to select the world's most famous paintings from the 16th, 17lh, 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries -- the best paintings of Matisse, Van Gogh, Gainsborough, Picasso, Gauguin, Titian, etc., and to reproduce them in full color as perfectly as humanly possible and make them available to the public at a price within Ihe reach of everyone. ABANDONED IN 1937 For some unknown reason, after a quantity of these beautiful reproductions were made, the en- lire project was abandoned and thij collection of perfect reproductions was stored in a Brooklyn warthouie, where they remained undisturbed since 1937. The lost collection was "redis- coveied" and leading lithographers and art critics agree thai the subject matter and quality of detail and color reproduction ii incredibly accurate. 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