Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 28, 1973 · Page 22
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, June 28, 1973
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22 Qqlesburg Registe^Mdi1, Gajesburg,. 111, Thursday^ June 2B, j 973 Long Drought Threatens Millions en •m «*• By PHIL NBWSOM ItPI P6fdp News Analyst A two-year drought stretching from the Soviet Union to Australia Is threatening millions with death by starvation. FV)f those fortunate enough to live In the United States, with its year after year of food grain surpluses, these are figures difficult to understand. Foreign News Commentary *m m m 733 mat ««- tUt But they are easy to understand in a half dozen countries of Africa on the under-belly of the Sahara desert, in the northern states of India and in the north of China. In Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Upper Volta, Chad and Niger, rainfall has been less than normal for five years, Villagers Flee The northern states of India have had two dry years after a boom crop in 1970 .that led to a triumphant Indian statement that it no longer was dependent upon the United States for its food grains. In India's northern states •thousands of cattle have died, villagers have fled communities where wells have gone dry and untold thousands have been added to the pavement dwellers of Bombay. tho south and three years of drought in the north. China has ordered some six million tons of wheat and other grains from the United States, Australia and other countries up to the first of July. Soviets Need Parts ..Favorable weather has given the Soviet Union hope for this year's crops after a disastrous 1972 in which the Russians were forced to buy from all sources 28 millions tons of grains. This year the Russians are expected to buy from the United States around 200 million bushels of wheat, about half of last year's purchases. Corn purchases are expected to be about the same as last year —around 120 million bushels. The Soviets have shaken up their agricultural leadership and now are fighting a shortage of equipment and parts for repairs. Future meat supplies may decline because livestock has been slaughtered to help ease feed shortages. The arrival of monsoon rains along India's western coast has eased the long drought there, bringing hope for October's harvest and an end to food riots which have plagued many areas. An official target for production of 115 million tons o grains, 17 million mm than last year, has been set. Government complacency and bad planning receive almost as much blame for India's present straits as the weather. While people may go hungry in India and China, the worst conditions are reported in central Africa. There it is estimated that millions could die by October of starvation and associated diseases. Iron! cally, some could die because fall rains, coming too little and too late, could isolate them from relief supplies. .. • And When It Rains It's Worse ROME (UPI) - Rain has finally started falling in parts of drought-stricken West Africa but U.N. officials said Wednes day it could do more harm than good by hampering transportation of aid to millions facing starvation. Experts of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), headquartered in Rome, said the rainy season is also posing the danger that thirst crazed, half-starved cattle may In China it has been floods in I drink themselves to death. CONTACT LENSES For Complete Information on Contact Lenses Phone 343-7410 Dispensed on Prescription of DR. E. W. BEATH, O.D. DAILY 8:00 - 5:00 - MONDAY & FRIDAY 8:00 • 8:00 60 S. Kellogg Galesburg, III. UNION OPTICAL CO. Beef is the main source of income for the parched area- encompassing Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Upper Volta—which has been in the throes of a drought for six years. Raymond Scheyven of Belgium, who just returned from a visit to the area as a special FAO representative, told a news conference Wednesday rainfall so far in Upper Volta and Niger—two of the hardest hit countries—could make roads for ground transport of supplies virtually impassable. Scheyven said help from the United States and other countries was urgently needed to airlift supplies from West African ports, where 471,000 tons of food have piled up because of inadequate transpor tation facilities. "The supplies do no good in the ports," he said. "We need a real air bridge to get them where they are needed." Scheyven, a former Belgian ambassador to Washington, said President Nixon wrote U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim that the United States "stands ready to provide further support for internal needs are in transport, as specified are identified." An FAO spokesman said the situation in the six-nation West African area, an arid belt south of the Sahara Desert where an eclipse of the sun will blot out daylight for seven minutes Saturday, had become "critical." He said that of the estimated 25 million people living in the area, "six to 10 million definitely affected and danger" of starvation. "Some have died and many more may," he added. The spokesman estimated that 30 to 80 per cent of , the cattle in the drought area have either died or been driven by their owners into neighboring countries to escape the famine and thirst. Scheyven said contributions to a fund set up by FAO have reached $2.8 million—less than half the amount requested by FAO Director General Addeke H. Boerma. The last herd to move up the Ghisolim Trail across Oklahoma from Texas did so in 1888. The fiirst cattle drive across the Trail was in 1867. Shot May Rejuvenate Old Brain By E. MICHAEL MYERS HOUSTON (UPI) - A European-4»rn scientist, dis missing Orwielllan fears of mass brainwashing, believes that within SO yoars a chemical injection may give an elderly person or accident victim the knowledge his weakened brain has lost. Science Today it 5E SUPERSALE §)hHackei €j§| $14 m in Gabriel SHOCK ABSORBERS from: $499 EACH STANDARD RED RYDER Stricter GALESBURG GRANDOPENING SUPER AUTO SHOW tiRon Galloways $12,000 T Roadster winner of Oakland Roadster Show ^Haywood and Thomas 'Bad Mews' ANear Lee & Swiegerts'The Heats On 9 *Stan Stripes 'Ratolution' w *John Sarenberjers'VRoadster Dr. Georges Ungar's success in isolating and reproducing the chemical elements of the memory code in mice and fish may help the old and retarded, but the potential misuse of his discovery is dangerous, "There has not been a single discovery yet that did not have potential misuses," Ungar said, "The potential lor benefit here is much greater than the possibility of misuse, as long as we keep it in the open." Ungiar, a professor of pharmacology at Baylor College of Medicine, discovered in 1968 that he could condition mice to ear the dark, their natural habitat. He then injected a chemical extract of their brains intto untrained mice. The result disputed the idea that what a person knows can come only by instruction—the test mice immediately feared the dark. In similar tests mice heard a bell every five seconds one hour a day for 10 days. Ungar again injected an extract of their brains into unconditioned mice who then had no fear of the bell. Ungar also used electrical shock on goldfish to induce a fear of blue water. Unconditioned fish who received the chemical injection immediately were fearful of the water and avoided it. Ungar then succeeded in isolating part of the memory code for darkness in a chain of 20 amino acids or peptides. One was reproduced chemically to condition mice to fear the dark and Ungar named it "scoto­ phobia" from the Greek roots of fear and dark. But the cigar-smoking scientist, born of French parents in Budapest 67 years ago, quickly admits that the "transfer of knowledge" is only transitory. "The maximum effect on the mice and the fish is only two days," he said. "And we are limited in the complexity of the information (transferred)." Viola(Continued From Page 16) North Ireland Votes for New Assembly BELFAST (UPI) - More than a year after Britain imposed direct rule from London, the people of Northern Ireland voted today 'for a new assembly designed to restore a measure of'local rule to their violence-torn province. All 16,500 British troops in Ulster, the 4,500 man police force and 7,000 police reservists were mobilized to guard the polls and prevent violence during the day. In addition, the 8,000 partntime soldiers of the Ulster Defense Regiment were placed on standby alert. Armored car convoys delivered the ballots and the soldiers garrisoned sand-bagged polling stations. Despite the precautions, a British army spokesman said, "There are no extraordinary measures being taken—fust the normal for an event such as this and we expect a very normal day." Newspapers, television and radio stations carried police warnings that voters should not carry packages, handbags or lunchboxes to the polls, which would cause lime-consuming searches for bombs or firearms. Parking was banned within 500 yards of polling stations. With 1,030,000 persons eligible to vote, 210 candidates from 17 parties vied for the 78 assembly seats. TRUCK INSURANCE 1 UNIT OR 100 UNITS CALL FOR A QUOTE TODAY AND SAVE — SAVE — SAVE Prompt Local Claim Service ROBERT MILLER AGENCY CHERRY & SIMMONS 3430168 Galesburq AUTO SHOW DATES: June 22-23*29-30 CRAGAR SB ft W/T. sport 60 BELTED 60 • B60-13 650-13 $29.95 $2.21 E60-14 735-14$30.72 $2.85 G6044 825-14 $35.11 $3.11 J60-14 885-14 $38.74 $3.62 L60-14 - $39,69 $3.56 G60-15 825-15 $35.25 $3.18 J60-15 885-15 $37,56 $3.50 L60-15 91 5-15 $40.98 $3.56 W/T SPORT 70 . 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He received his bachelor's degree in, business administration and his wife, Car man, received a bachelor's degree in French. Keller has accepted a position with the Motorola Corp. near Chicago. They will live in Hoffman Estates. Mrs. Keller is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Keesee, Viola. Mrs, Gary Finch, Viola, served as Queen of the Week for the past two weeks as a member of (the Viola TOPS Ciub. Members meet each Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Viola United Presbyterian Church. Officers Elected Catherine Gedcles was elected president of the Viola Day Home Economics Extension Unit during a recent meeting. Other officers elected were Marguerite Bridger, first vice chairman; Mrs. Elmer Hultgren, second vice chairman; Mrs. Dale Fender, secretary; Edna Bollman, treasurer, and Mrs. Ellsworth MoClure, publicity. Next meeting will be held at the Viola United Methodist Church. Members of the 4-H o'ub will exhibit projects. The date of t'he meeting has not been set. Mrs. Frank Mack organized a new auxiliary for 9oy Aerie 3511, Fraternal Order of Eagles, last week at Decatur. This is the third new auxiliary organized by Mrs. Mack during the past year. Mrs. William Day-, ;, Viola, served on the rit-i jual team. I The mountains that border Salt Lake City on the west were called the Oquirrhs. The name, from the Paiute Indians, means "shining mountains." 4th and 86 Proof Limit 6 OLD TAYLOR sin $3,99 Quart KENTUCKY GENTLEMAN $4.19 3 <o ,H2 Smirnoff Vodka 80 Proof 5th $ 3" EARLY TIMES 5th $4.39 CANADIAN CLUB 5th $5.49 Windsor Canadian 5th $ 3" TEN HIGH 5th $3.49 BEEFEATER GIN 5th $5.29 SOUTHERN COMFORT 5th $4.89 HOUSE Of STUART SCOTCH 5th $3.99 INVER HOUSE SCOTCH 5th $4 .19 5TH FLEISCHMANNS VODKA $3.39 GA 1$7.19 CUTTY SARK SCOTCH Quart $7.89 MOGEN DAVID WINES Quart $1.29 Almaden Mountain Red Burgundy, Mountain Red Claret, Mountain White Sauterne, Mountain White Chablis or Mountain Rhine. 15th $ 1.59 CELLA LAMBRUSCO 5th $1.99 CHRISTIAN BROS. 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