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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 14, 1975)
Food needs surpass sup
University of Nebraska
Young Republicans Chairman
Kent Fill man announced today
that Lincoln Mayor Sam
Schwartzkopf and mayoral
candidate Helen Boosalis will
be guest speakers at the YR's
April 1 6th meeting, to be held
at the Nebraska Union at 8
Professor Doctor Clauds
Fouassier will speak on
"Optical Properties of
Europium (II) Flourides"
today at 3:30 p.m. in 110
Hamilton Hall. An informal
discussion period for all
interested students will start at
2:30 p.m. in 548 Hamilton
followed by refreshments in
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The Food Science Club is
holding elections for 1975-76
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the
Filley Hall 215.
Phi Upsilon Omicron is
sponsoring a group service
project with the Madonna
Home after a short business
meeting, Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
in the Home Ec Bldg. Rm. 104.
William Torrence and Don
Allison, chairman of the
modern languages department
will speak about business and
career opportunities where
knowledge of a foreign
language is necessary, Tuesday
at 1 p.m. in the Nebraska
The Lincoln Labor Co-Op
will be sponsoring weekend
projects April 18 thru 19, and
May 2 thru 3. Persons
interested in contributing their
help should stop by the
Student Volunteer Services
Office, Rm. 200, Nebraska
Student Volunteer Services
will pay $10 for the best design
submitted for a newsletter
logo. Entries should be
submitted in Rm. 200,
Nebraska Union by April 18.
For more information call
472-2486 or 472-2487.
The Lincoln Parks and
Recreation Department is
sponsoring a free three-week
backpacking clinic starting
May 14, 7 to 9 p.m. Call
475-6929 for information.
By John Kalkowski
Food "producers never may meet food
demands of the world again, Talcott Edminster,
United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) administrator, said Friday.
Edminster was the speaker at the E-Week
convocation in the Nebraska Union. He is the
administrator of the USDA Agricultural Research
Service and is helping seek solutions to the
world's food problems.
During the 1960s and early 1970s, the United
States and other grain exporting countries
actually held down production to reduce
surpluses, he said.
This aburptly changed in 1972, Edminster
said, when world food production declined by 35
million tons. He said food production in 1973
and 1974 was not able to rebuild food stocks.
The view that the world may never produce
enough food again is too pessimistic, Edminster
According to Edminster, demographers
estimate that the world population will double in
the next 25 years. Because of the increasing
population, food production will also have to
It is the duty of all types of. engineers to
improve food production. Meeting needs is not
"simply a matter of doubling the present
structure," he added.
New technology must be developed in every
facet of food production, transportation,
processing and storage of food, according to
Man and animal power
But, he said, this new technology will not be
used everywhere. In some parts of the world, this
technology must be very simple, relying on man
and animal power, Edminster said.
According to Edminster, there are two ways
to increase agricultural production. One is to
bring new lands under cultivation. The other i i to
increase production on lands presently under
Because of widespread publicity about how
crowded the earth has become, Edminster said
many people are surprised to learn there is a vast
amount of suitable land not being used for crops.
At least twice as much land is suitable for
crops than is presently used, he said. He added
that this includes about 7.8 billion acres that
could be used to grow food crops.
Not a simple answer
Bringing these billions of acres into
production isn't the simple answer it may appear
to be, Edminster said. The major thrust in
increasing food production will come on the
lands already being farmed or on underdeveloped
lands adjacent to them, he said.
According to Edminster, engineers will be in
the forefront of increasing food production.
But, Edminster said, one of the failings of the
engineering profession is that they have been
satisfied to build monuments, such as irrigation
schemes, and then leave the operation to others.
Edminster said one of the most successful
projects he knows about is one in Pakistan,
where engineers "spend time in their boots, with
shovels in their hands, teaching farmers how to
According to Edminster, to solve the world
food problem, it will take practical but
innovative engineers who know the theories sc
well, they can adapt them to practical solutions
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Agricultural Research Service.
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The OSAony forced tills
peaceful Indian into
becoming a military genius.
Tonight, Xerox presents the true story of Chief Joseph;
a testament to the vision, stature and dignity of the great leader
of the Nez Perce Indians.
Forced from their tribal home, Chief Joseph and some
300 braves fought ten separate Army commands in a desperate
1,600 mile trek toward freedom.
So formidable were his defensive maneuvers, the history
of the campaign is still studied at West Point.
"I WillFight No More Forever? starringjames Whitmorc
as General Howard and Ned Romero as Chiefjoseph.
Call IRS toll free
She's A Marvel . . .
This is Marvel Reeves. What's a UNL graduate doing
driving a bus? Marvel is Catholic Teacher Corps teacher. She
is a Physical Education instructor at St. Patrick's School in
Lincoln and also helps out with the school bus driving.
'Having been raised on a farm, I'm used to driving rigs like
this," she says.
She heard about the Catholic Teacher Corps from a
friend. "I'm not making much money in this program," she
says, "but I know I'm helping the kids and St. Pat'a parish.
I m not sorry I signed up."
We need more Marvels. Interested? Write to
CATHOLIC TEACHERS CORPS
P.O. BOX 80328
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA 68501
monday, april 14, 1975
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