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Poverty nations strive
to close growth rate gap
The Montgomery Lecture Series, this year emphasizing
'The technological gap in Latin America,'' will be presented
April 17 and 18 in the Nebraska Union.
The following article was written by Rich OUare, one of
the conference's student organizers.
One overriding fact is beginning to characterize our world
today-humanity is forming into two groups-the culture of
affluence and the culture of poverty.
In the developed world, the per capita gross National
Product (GNP) is increasing about four per cent annually. In
the underdeveloped world the rate is two per cent.
If present growth rates continue, 130 years would be
required for the poorer contries to reach the level of per captia
income which is now characteristic of the richer countries. The
poorer countries would have a population of 130 billion; at
the same time the per capita GNP in the developed countries
would approach one million dollars.
What are suitable means for closing the gap between the
rich and poor countries? Science and technology are citical
tools for raising the standards of living, confirming and
eventually ending hunger and disease, yet checking population
An example of the benefits of agricultural technology is the
work of Norman Borlag. Working with the Mexican wheat
program of the Rockefeller foundation, Borlag discovered a
kind of super-wheat that may go a long way toward solving
Latin America's food shortage.
The value of agricultural research should be stressed. It is
estimated that investment in agricultural research over 100
years in the U.S. has had a return of 100 per cent annually.
Harrison Brown, foreign secretary of the National Academy
of Sciences, emphasizes the inter-relationship of problems.
New crops require fertilization and irrigation. Besides
research-factories, raw materials, sources of energy, social
overhead capital investment and railroads are needed to
coordinate specific development projects.
During the past decade. Brown and the National Academy
of Sciences have been working to create research councils and
intitutes in underdeveloped countries , to encourage research
and provide coordination for development efforts.
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Carl Hobbs, noted zoologist
and expert on fish will be on
campus Wednesday - Friday.
He will speak on "Demons of
the Deep-What Are and What
Ain't" at 4 p.m. Wednesday in
the Bessey Hall Auditorium.
Copies of the regents' Five
Year Plan are available to read
in the ASUN Office. 335
Nebraska Union. Comment or
opinions about the plan may
be made to Michele Coyle.
Lincoln Artist Robert
Weaver, now has a show at
Sheldon Art Gallery and the
Burford "Circus of Artistic
Wonders" will run
continuously through April 23.
The Art Shop is displaying
batiks and banners through
Tickets are now on sale at
Westbrook (472-2997) for this
year's "Weekend of Music,"
April 21-23. The program
includes Give Barnes, New
York Times critic, and a
performance of Copeland's
'The Tender Land"; Maureen
Forrester, contralto; Shantung
Traditional Music; Grant
Johannesen, pianist; Catharine
Crozier, organist; and
Christopher Parkening, classical
Junior and Senior
Pre-Medical, Pre-Med Tech,
Pre-Nursing, and Pre-Physical
Therapy students who plan to
attend the Health Professions
Day at the College of Medicine
on April 15 may sign the
reservation sheet posted on the
Pre-Med bulletin board in
Bessey Hall. The reservation
deadline is April 7.
The NET Playhouse
Biography at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday will feature the life
of -writer and artist patron
Gertrude Stein in Paris from
1905 to the mid thirties.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1972
THE DAI I Y NFRRASafAN
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