Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 14, 1975 · Page 5
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Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois · Page 5

Freeport, Illinois
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Monday, July 14, 1975
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AN ORIENTAL VERSION of the classic love triangle Is acted out In Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, "The Mikado," playing Wednesday through July 27 at Timber Lake Playhouse, Mount Carroll. Nankl-Po (Keith Haan) Is watched carefully by Pooh-Bah (Donald Stribllng) as he wobs Yum-Yum (Mary Jane Bloomer). Ko-Ko, the lord high executioner, (Nels Anderson) looks on angrily. Andrew Bro, artistic director, said the operetta is perhaps the most demanding show musically that TLP has ever attempted. Brazilian Soybean Boom Is Seen To Be Slowing By BERNARD BRENNER UPI Farm Editor WASHINGTON (UPI) - Brazil's soybean boom - an increasingly troublesome competitive factor for American farmers - may slow a little in the next year or two, an Agriculture Department expert says. Garth W. Thorburn, a trade specialist for the department's Foreign Agricultural Service, noted in a report today that Brazilian soybean producton has zoomed from 1.5 million tons in 1970 to an estimated 9.6 million tons this year. The 1975 harvest amounts to nearly one-fourth the estimated U.S. soybean crop of 40-million tons. Many Brazilians believe they can push soybean production to 30 million tons within a decade in addition to turning out "huge" crops of corn, wheat, sugar, coffee and cocoa, Thorburn said. Brazil's domestic use of soybean products is comparatively small. As a result, Thorburn said, farmers there are hoping to export up to five million tons of 1975-crop beans plus about three million tons of soybean meal. Brazil already ranks second only to the U.S. as a world soybean exporter. Thorburn added, however, that prospects for future growth in Brazilian producton "seem less buoyant, at least for the near term, than they did in the recent past." With world market prices declining, the U.S. expert, who recently toured Brazil and three other South and Central American nations, said the 1976 Brazilian soybean crop may rise to only 10.75 million tons. The increase would be a little over half the two-million ton annual gains of recent years. He said a crop of 15 million tons by 1980 is a "possibility." But a U.S. research expert working in Brazil reports production costs there are relatively high. The expert has predicted that unless Brazilian support prices or world market prices remain high, "production will increase at a much slower rate in the future." Ford Says Grain Sale To Russia Would Be Reward To Farmers CHICAGO (UPI) - President Ford says a new United States grain sale to the Soviet Union would be a reward to American farmers for their ability to produce. At a news conference during the weekend in this agricultural marketing center, the President said he hoped there would be a sale to the Soviet Union and it would be helpful to the American farmer. Saying that even a "big" sale would have a minimal effect on consumer prices, the President said he had no idea what would be the amount of any sale to the Soviet Union, if it comes off. In answer to a question about whether a substantial sale would increase the price of bread, the President said defining a "substantial" sale was hard to do. But with big grain production, as forecast, a big sale "would have a minimal effect on consumer prices in the United States." He was asked, "How much can we sell without dipping in too much into our harvest this year, and won't this increase costs of bread and food later this year to our consumers?" "First, we should thank the farmers of this country for their tremendous productivity," Ford said. "We are fortunate in America, to be the breadbasket of the world. Our farmers do a tremendous job in the production of food for us and for the world as a whole." Commenting that the largest corn and wheat crops in history are expected, the President said there are "some uncertainties," then added: "We hope that there will be a sale to the Soviet Union. It will be helpful to the American farmer and will b,e a reward for his productivity. We hope that there will be ample supplies of corn, and wheat, and feed grains so that w c can help other nations around the world through our Food For Peace program." PRICES SLASHED!!! Save On Famous Brands Such As ... • Thorn McAn • Dexter • Roblee . • Fanfares • Tempos • Lady Dexter • Air Step • Hush Puppies • Sbicca • Cobbies • Arpegios • Busken's WE HONOR Shop Tonight Until 9 P.M. On The Plaza Health Committee Cuts Membership ELIZABETH-The Jo Daviess County Health Planning Committee has decided to reduce committee membership from 23 to 17. The committee has been divided into representatives of "providers" and "consumers" to give a wider range of experience. Dennis Hirstein, Galena, and Mrs. Marcy Kiefer, Kent, were elected new provider representatives. Ron Neu, Galena, and Dr. William Tonne, Hanover, were re-elected. Elected consumer members were Mrs. Kenneth Schablowsky and Mrs. Darlene Farrey, both of Galena. One low income and minority member, government representatives of Galena, Stockton and Warren and representatives of the county nursing homes are to be named to the com- David Kennedy, 20, Arrested For Driving At High Rate Of Speed NEW MARKET, Va. (UPI) - David Kennedy, 20, son of the late Sen. Rrjb- ert Kennedy, has been arrested for allegedly driving at 92 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone, without an operator's license or car registration. Shenandoah County authorities said Kennedy, who faces a hearing July 25 was arrested Saturday night on Interstate 81. He may waive the court appearance if he chooses to pay a fine; the amount has not yet been determined by a judge. mittee, which is a unit of Comprehensive Health Planning Of Northwest Illinois Inc. Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Monday, July 14. 1975 Page 5 Traffic Fatalities In Illinois Continue Upward Trend In 1975 SPRINGFIELD - Traffic fatalities in Illinois continued the upward trend in 1975 as the June totals showed an increase of eight per cent over the same month of 1974, according to provisional reports by the Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police. June fatalities totaled 179 as a result of 160 accidents compared with 166 deaths in June 1974. In the first half of 1975, there have been 887 fatalities, an increase of six per cent over the 833 deaths reported in the first half of 1974. The 1975 total is a decrease of 18 per cent from the 1,079 deaths reported for the same period of 1973. Single vehicle accidents claimed 102 lives in 96 accidents, including 33 pe- destrians kiled in 32 accidents, three pedalcyclists killed in three accidents and 13 motorcyclists killed in 13 accidents. Forty-eight drivers or passengers were killed in 44 single motor vehicle accidents, four drivers or passengers were killed in three rail- 1 road crossing accidents and one motorcyclist was killed in one railroad crossing accident. Multiple vehicle accidents accounted for 77 deaths in 64 accidents. Fifteen motorcycle-motor vehicle accidents claimed 15 lives. All other accidents involved two or more motor vehicles. There were 18 multiple fatality accidents, 17 two-death and 1 three-death accidents. 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