World crop improvement seen By DON KENDALL «~ ^.^ „.= .. By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON (AP) _ World crop conditions this spring, a factor which wiU weigh heavily on US. farm exports next winter, improved in some major grain areas in late April and early May, says the Agriculture Department. The improvement was most apparent in Eastern Europe and in southwestern portions of Soviet Union where widespread rains relieved dry conditions, the Foreign Agricultural Service said Monday. "The drought-plagued Sahel region of Africa remained dry except for the extreme east portion," the agency said in areport. "However, good rains fell in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania." Officials said a below-aver- age snowpack in the Himalayas has resulted in less water for reserviors, but that April showers improved prospects for crops in India and Bangladesh. In other areas, the report said a shortage of irrigation water has forced farmers in Mexico's state of Sonora to switch to cotton instead of proceeding with a double crop of soybeans and wheat this season. April and May freezes have reduced prospects for fruit and nuts in Artukovic fought deportation LOS ANfipr PQ (ADI >_ K«— j , . LOS ANGELES (AP) - In the tranquil Pacific beach town of Surfside, Andrija Artukovic lives in quiet seclusion. In Yugoslavia, he is charged as a World War II mass murderer Artukovie, 75, has been fighting deportation to face war crimes charges for more than 20 years. He says the charges are untrue. He claims he would be a dead man if he were returned to Yugoslavia, where, as minister of interior of Croatia, he is alleged to have been responsible for the deaths of as many as 200,000 Serbs, Jews and Gypsies. Only recently, Artukovic won another round in his long fight to stay in the United States. The U.S. Immigration Service decided to continue a stay of deportation. Presumably, he will be able to live out his life here. Artukovic, who was a follower of Hitler and Mussolini, has Mrs. Gandhi discusses nuclear age NEW YORK (AP) - India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared in her first interview since India's atomic blast that "we are not a nuclear-weapons country" and complained that India is "a favorite and convenient whipping boy." In the interview, published in the current issue of Newsweek magazine, Mrs. Gandhi insisted, "Our neighbors need have no fear. We view the explosion as an extension of our work of research and keeping abreast of developments in science and technology. "There is a difference between a nuclear country and a nuclear-weapons country; we are not a nuclear-weapons country; we don't have any bombs. We don't intend to use this knowledge or this power for any other than peaceful purposes." Mrs. Gandhi said the nuclear blast required "no new budgetary provision ... and there was no dependence on any other country." been denounced by some as a mass murderer and defended by others as the victim of a political and religious vendetta Militant Jewish groups have demanded his deportation. Artukovic became minister of the interior of Croatia after the state was established by Croatian fascists shortly before Germany invaded Yugoslavia in 1941. Croatia now is again a part of Yugoslavia. He entered the United States under an assumed name in 1947. In 1952, the Immigration Service ordered him deported for overstaying his leave as an alien. But in 1959, after a bitter legal battle, the deportation or- der was suspended on grounds that he might be persecuted for political reasons if he were returned to Yugoslavia. Artukovic was Croatian, Roman Catholic and anti-Communist. His cause attracted many Catholics, Croats and anti- Communists in the United States. Charles Posner, executive director of the community relations committee of the Jewish Federation Council, the parent body of 535 Jewish health and welfare groups, said: "We have no grief for Artu- kovic. But the man is 75, and maybe it's time to forget." Greaf Sole Lake holds more wafer SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — You can still float like a cork in Great Salt Lake, but its buoyancy is not what it used to be. The lake has twice as much water in it now as it did 10 years ago. The inland sea, the site of declining recreational facilities and expanding industry, has caused problems for both as it has risen to its highest level in four decades and become fresher than in recent years. The U.S. Geological Survey's latest report says the lake is at 4,201.35 feet above sea level and contains twice as much water as it did in 1963, the record low point. But it is still 11 feet below therecordhighofl873.Thelake is an average 15 to 20 feet deep Its fresher brine and higher shoreline have washed south- shore beaches to a thin line, disrupted waterfowl habitats in its northwest marshes and caused problems for industry all around. Only the lake's northeast corner, cut off by a railroad causeway, remains at near saturation with salt and minerals. But pleasure boating is booming in the south, now that heavy salt content no longer is the corrosive threat it once was. More than 70 sailboats were counted on the lake during the Memorial Day weekend, compared with 10 a year ago Cherill Silver, whose family owns concessions on the lake says docking facilities for 200 boats will be completed by June, and there's a waiting list for more than that. Tourism officials say tens of thousands of people still visit the lake each year, many of them to test the bouyancy of its salty water. 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And in Brazil and Argentina too much rain has caused some severe flooding and delays in planting. The report said Canada is boosting wheat plantings by about two million acres this spring, and corn by 100,000 acres. Canadian barley plantings are down about 100,000 acres, the report said, while those for rye and oats are about the same as last year. Officials said the Peoples Republic of China, currently a $1 billion customer of U.S. farmers, has "about normal" moisture conditions. In India, grain production is expected to be about seven million metric tons short of an earlier goal of 30 million tons, the report said. "Two-thirds of India's total grain crop, however, is dependent on the summer monsoon that usually begins in early June," the report said. WASHINGTON (AP) - Assistant Secretary of Agriculture Will Erwin will lead a U.S. delegation to an international conference on rural development scheduled to begin June 3 in Plovidiv, Bulgaria. The meeting will be a seminar held under United Nations auspices. Erwin said he will explain U.S. policies in rural development and how those have emerged over the past century WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department will issue its monthly farm prices report on Friday, May 31. It will include changes in prices farmers receive and for those they pay out to meet production expenses. The prices-received index has plummeted in recent months, dropping 4 per cent in March and 6iper cent in April. But prices fanners pay have continued to rise, including a 2 per cent gain last month. Gubernatorial being sought endorsement ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)-Joseph A. Rheinberger, a St. Paul lawyer, has announced his intention to seek the gubernatorial endorsement of the American Party at its upcoming convention. The endorsing convention will be held Saturday in Minneapolis. Rheinberger has has a private law practice in St. Paul since he graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1949 He served in World War li and received a disability discharge in 1945 as a result of wounds received in combat. li endorsed, Rheinberger said he believes he will be the only conservative candidate for governor in this year's general election. He said the people of Minnesota must be given a choice to vote for a true conservative philosophy of government. If elected, Rheinberger promised Monday, among other things, to end deficit spending, guarantee the protection of all human life return order to the state correctional system and arrest the spiral ing growth of state government. MONITORING SYSTEM ON BOSTON ROADS WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) Advanced closed-circuit monitoring equipment is being installed in the Greater Boston area as part of a surveillance and control system that is expected to improve traffic now and safety conditions on three interstate highways The system includes a computer that will evaluate traffic conditions and, among other things, change the message to drivers on variable message signs. Time running out for revenue funds WASHINGTON (AP) _ There is a Dycusburg, Ky., but how to get it and 241 other local governments to fill out a form is a problem facing the Office of Revenue Sharing. The agency says these communities still have not qualified to receive their federal revenue sharing money for 1974. If they don't qualify soon, they will lose the funds. They range in size from Ar- 1esia, N.M., which is due $127,963, and Calhoun County, Florida, $69,932, to towns like Impact and Uncertain City, both in Texas, which are due only a few- hundred dollars. They are all that are left of about 3,000 local governments which were denied funds last year because they had not completed government forms specifying how they were using their revenue sharing funds. Each community has been sent at least six letters, in addition to follow-up telephone calls, a spokesman said. Dyeusburg, which is due only 5652, poses a special problem. All of the letters have been returned to Washington as being misaddressed. Several addresses have been tried, but still the mail is returned "We're still trying to find some way of getting the mail to Dycusburg," a spokesman said. A few communities among the nation's 39,000 local governments have refused to participate in the five-year revenue- sharing program. Boys' Town, Neb., for one said it didn't need them. A few others said they don't want to deal with the federal government, a spokesman said. 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