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World food shortage hitting local grocery stores
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By Mark Kay Roth
About 400 million people in
the world are starving.
As a World Food Congress in
Rome sets international mach
inery in motion to try and ease
what they term "a world food
crisis," vibrations are being felt
on a local level.
The World Food Congress is a
meeting of representatives from
100 countries to find answers to
an international food shortage.
A panel discussion on the
world food problem will be held
Tuesday in the Nebraska Union
main lounge at 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the UNL Student
Task Force on Hunger and the
Lincoln Walk for Development
the panel will include Hazel Fox,
Food and Nutrition Dept. chair
man; Steve Lutman of Zero
Population Growth and James
Kendrick, professor of agricul
tural economics. .
Reactions to a possible food
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shortage varied among local
grocery stores contacted,
"We're getting so many in
voices back with 'out of stock'
stamped on them it's frustrat
ing," said an assistant manager
at a Lincoln Jack & Jill store. He
said their store has had trouble
purchasing canned" vegetables,
corn syrup and paper products,
but could not explain why.
Shavers Food Mart, Shrier's
Food Mart and D Street Market
voiced similar problems.
Kenneth Bourne, manager of
a local Hinky Dinky store, did
not attribute problems in buying
food iO any food shortage.
"Products are around,"
Bourne said, "but the manu
facturers know that if they hold
back, prices will eventually
increase along with a profit
He said manufacturers initial
ly claim they are low on a
specific product, "but when the
price of that product is raised
they suddenly and mysteriously
find a hidden suppiy."
Most orocers are not having
an difficulty in purchasing
suqar now. However, Bourne
said a ten-pound sack jumped in,
pric-3 last week from $4.29 to
He said that due to the pricet
hike most local grocery stores
were losing money on the sale of
sugar. Any limits on the pur
chase of sugar, he said, would
be for the store's protection and
net due to any scarcity. :
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Bruce Hamilton, former
UNL Student Legal
Services adviser, who won
his b.d for 3rd district
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Robert Sitting, political
science professor, is one of
the professors that lost in
John McClendon, assoc.
professor of botany, lost in
his election bid.
Roger Welsch, professor of
English, won election to the
Weed Control Authority.
county commissioner. -
UNL professors' political effectiveness tested
' r- ii ctatomont hp said ho feared that comp
On a test of the political effectiveness of
nine UNL professors at last Tuesday s
election, only three made the grade.
Eight professors were in the running for
positions on the 21-member Lower Platte
South Natural Resource District (NRD), and
two were elected.
Professor of English Roger Welsch won
election to the Weed Control Authority.
Marie Arnot, associate professor of
community and regional planning, and nhu
incumbent Joseph Young, professor of
horticulture and forestry, won seats on tne
Losers included; Walter Bagley, horticul
ture and forestry; Lloyd Fischer aQriculture
and economics; Robert Sittig, political
science; Delmar Timm, chemical engineer
ing; Dan Schlitt, physics; and John McClen
don, school of life sciences.
Of four professors contacted, none thought
there was a trend toward college instructors
running for elective offices but each thought
he or she would run again.
Too many ran
Younq, who was director of the predeces
sor organization to the Lower Platte South
NRD for six years and elected in 1972 for the
present board, saia too many idiuuy
members ran for office.
' "I think we sould expect different opinions
from the board," he commented. "There can
be too much representation of one opinion.
He said he was glad that many incumbents
won re-election because "incumbents pro
vide continuity," but expressed an interest in
varied viewpoints from new members.
Several professors were listed on the
"Green Ticket" that named those who were
mainly concerned with environmental issues,
but only Arnot won. Two other persons on the
"Green Ticket" won, but they were not
Long list discouraging
Fischer said he sympathized with the
cause, but was not asked to join it. He
attributed the long list of 51 candidates for
NRD as discouraging to voters and said many
may have bypassed that section. .
"I have no hard feelings against those who
were elected," he said. "I'm sure that they
are honest and competent. ' '
Fischer said the current NRD board has too
much unanimity and contrary to Young's
statement, he said he feared that competing
views were not given a voice.
"I received over 6,000 votes and haven't
ever run for anything before, so I'm actually
encouraged," he said.
Faculty Senate '
Franklin Eldridge, UNL professor of
animal sciences, is the president-elect of
the UNL Faculty Senate, according to
present Faculty Senate President
Richard Gilbert. . t ;
Eldridge was elected by mail ballot m
a Faculty Senate vote that was complet
ed last week. He vn replace Gilbert, a
professor of chemical engineering, sn
the fall 1975 semester.
: Eldridge came to UNL in 1954 as the
director of resident instruction and
associate dean of the College of
He earned his B.S. from the Univer
sity of Idaho, his Masters from Kansas
State end his Ph.D from Cornell. In
!1972, Eldridge went to Edinburgh,
Scotland to catch up on his research and
studies. He returned to UNL in 1973.
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