Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 10, 1973 · Page 30
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28 Gbtesburg Repi^ter-MQil, Golesburg. fiidgy ».-Aufl ..-lQF--lJ ?3 ; By BfiRNAW) BRENNER lag U.S. food prices and short supplies have begun to cut Into this country's fold as a pftvidef of foofl "tr *tfte' underdeveloped world. Officials said Thursday that U.S. government purchases from American farmers of food for needy people abroad wider the Food for Peace program .have been halted temporarily While officials review available domestic supplies and prices. Ironically, t h e disclosure came on a day when the Agriculture Department pre* 'dieted the biggest ti;s. food crop in history this year. It said this year's crop-on the basis of Aug. 1 conditions- would up 5 per cent from last year's record and 18 per cent above 1967. It said this would include record crops of wheat, corn, grain sorghums and soybeans. Levels Below Predictions But the Agriculture Department said that, With the exception of sorghums, each of these individual crops is below the levels predicted a month ago. This, in relation to the demand for the crops at home and overseas, is causing the high prices. Against this background, offi­ cials said food for delivery under the overseas, aid program from July through September has already been purchased from U .S. farmers and is being shipped. This includes grain for victims of the African drought. But they said contracting for deliveries beginning in October, which normally would have begun last month, has been put off pending review of the forPeace 9 Program government's crop report and the U. S. food situation. . The National Farmers Union (NFU) called the suspension "a tragic result of mismanage* ment and policy blundering." Hotdtp May Be Brief The U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) said that if a decision is made quickly to resume contracting the holdup in food shipments may be brief. But Tony Dechant, NFU president, said "present indications" are that, even after the resumption of contracting, sup* plies for most organizational feeding programs abroad will be cut 80 per cent, and that some volunteer groups may be forced to shut down feeding programs they operate in hospitals, orphanages and schools. The administration originally planned to send $198 million worth of food aid abroad during this fiscal year. Meanwhile, the administration has been under pressure to damp controls on commercial exports of grains like wheat and corn, to conserve supplies. But Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Biitz Thursday said a July IS statement by President Nixon, rejecting this approach, still stands. USDA Isn't By MATHIS CHAZANOV United Press International The Agriculture Department today said the cost of food in the United States during the second quatrer of this year was 15 per ..cent higher .'than, it. was in 1972. The department also said the production of wheat, com and soybean crops will set new records (Ms year, but experts said prices probably will not come down because the big crops are less than had been expected. In other developments: —Sens., Hubert H. Humphrey, D-Minn., and House Minority Leader Gerald Ford, R-Mieh., called for lifting the price freeze on beef before Sept. 12. —•President Nixon accepted a compromise with Congress on a new farm bill that administration officials say will be the kick-off for a full-scale drive to. Record Crop Production To Help Reduce Prices increase food supplies. Higher production could mean lower prices*. . New Highs —Wheat futures climbed to new highs on the Midwest commodity exchanges. for., the ninth day in a rdw. —Mexican grocers along the border with California were preparing for another weekend rush of U.S. shoppers eager to buy beef at prices ranging from 60 cents a pound for ground chuck to $1.15 a pound for steak. —All 55 kosher butchers in Pittsburgh said they would close for a week starting Monday because of the high cost of beef and poultry. —The Ideal Bakery Company of Jacksonville, 111., said it will close this weekend because the cost of ingredients has gone up as much as 50 per cent and there is no lard to be had because meat packers are also closing. Humphrey, speaking in Chicago, said the government's refusal to relax the ban on price raises before that date is *tt political decision, anil I think it's a very stupid one." Also in Chicago, but at a separate news conference, Ford said,. "I believe the current beef situation is so chaotic that it is essential the ceiling be lifted before Sept. 12." ThrretMlcbst-of a family food market basket from April to June of this year rose to an annual rate of f 1,497, up 6 per cent from the first quarter and 15 per cent from a year, earlier, the Agriculture Department's economists said in a report. The ''government ^economists also said consumers can expect more price boosts this fall because of higher raw farm product prices and increased middlemen's charges'. Adding all those factors together, 1973 retail' food prices are expected, to • average 18 to 22 per cent above 1972, the department said. Shortages ofHea ting Fuel Ahead? WASHINGTON (UPI) Three Democratic senators contend the administration's new energy policy will lead to a heating fuel shortage in New England and. the Midwest this winter. ^ The policy, announced Thursday, involves retaining the present system of voluntary fuel allocation, increasing oil imports, attempting to reduce domestic demand, and encouraging greater use of coal. John W. Love, the former Colorado , governor who was named President Nixon's special assistant on oil policy three weeks ago, said a mandatory program of fuel distribution was not planned "at any specific time in the foreseeable future." x The program was criticized by Sens. Thomas J. Mclrityre, N. H.; Henry M. Jackson, Wash., and James Aibourezk, S. D. If Gov. Love can't see the inequity in his policy, if he can't understand the real need for a mandatory program, then he's not fit to be the energy czar of this country," Mclntyre [said. Jackson said that "every time the administration takes one of these half-hearted steps, the American public loses out." Abourezk joined the other senators in predicting the policy would lead to winter heating fuel shortages. Also critical was Rep. Silvio 0. Conte, R-Mass., who said the announcement was "a grave disappointment to New England consumers." Conte said supplies of fuel oil were barely keeping up with last year in New England where 71 per cent of the homes are heated by fuel oil. He said supplies almost ran out last year despite a mild winter. PONTIAC Make Galesburg Beautiful "Buy A Pontiac" CATALINA HARDTOP COUPE Trouble Over Grapes Two members of the Teamsters Union work in a Delcor grape field at Jasmin, Calif., as United Farm Workers Union pickets in the background attempt to persuade them to join the picket line. Representatives of the two competing unions opened "peace talks" Thursday in the Wake of a bitter, expensive battle over who will represent California's farm workers. UNIFAX ^ Strike's Cost, Publicity Put Chavez, Teamsters at Table . BURLING AME, Calif. (UPI) '-<- Cesar Chavez and Teamsters Union (leaders, alarmed by the I multi-million dollar cost of their ; bitter battle over representation' ; of California farhv workers,* opened peace talks Thursday.;- : After three hours of discussions among officials of the Western Conference of Teamsters, the AFL-CIO and Chavez' United Farm Workers Union, the talks were recessed until today. The participants refused to / discuss the meetings fir possible areas of agreement between the antagonists, but sources in the conference said , costs and, publicity forced I bbth sides 1 to the'bargaining table. ; They said the . Teamsters;: which has signed up most'of the farms and ranches which, previously had contracts with the UFW, have spent more than $1 million already and the total, will reach $2 million before the end of the harvest season. Chavez' union, they said, has spent nearly all its own money and $1.6 million contributed by the national AFL-CIO. ".In addition to the costs, the sources said, the Teamsters were concerned about public opposition to their efforts by groups normally friendly to labor who sided with Chavez in the jurisdictional battle. Both sides indicated they were prepared for talks lasting several/days. More than 3,000 UFW supporters ;haye been- arrested in riee'ent: weeks for violating court Orders.-.-Violence' broke out this week with a series of five fire bombings' near Bakersfield following a clash between pickets and sheriff's deputies. Tlnl«d Glaus Body Side Mldgs. Window Sill Mldgs. 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