THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, February 24, 19'13
THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, February 24, 1913
'Famine in Michigan,
LANSING (UPI) - A famine in the year 2000 in Michigan "is
a possibility" unless more land is quickly converted into cropland,
according to a Michigan Agriculture Department report.
The report, released today, says Michigan will need eight million
acres of agricultural land for food production by the turn of the
century compared with the 6.5 million acres in production now.
"It is of absolutely critical concern that conversions of agricul-
tural crop lands to other uses be stopped immediately," said Agri-
culture Director Dale Ball.
According to the report if trends in land use in Michigan since
World War II continue, the state will have only 2.5 million acres left
for crop production by 2000.
Using what it termed "very conservative estimates" on such fac-
tors as population, consumer habits and economic changes, the report
said crop land is dwindling at an alarming rate and heading for a
1,358,636-acre deficit by 2000.
"Does this mean that the Michigan Department of Agriculture
believes there will be famine in Michigan in 2000? This is a possibility,
and we view the situation with utmost concern."
It is essential, the report continued, that land use plans for Michigan
be tailored so they do not further reduce land available for intensive
Six factors might develop between now and 2000 to "forestall pro-
tracted and widespread food shortages," the report said:
-Relaxation of constraints on technology including those re-
straints which are currently imposed to protect the environment.
-A shift in food habits away from meat as a protein source to
vegetables as a protein source or less protein altogether.
-More reliance on agricultural imports from other states, assum-
ing that other states have the food products to share.
-A trend to even lower birth rates than projected and a halt to
migration into Michigan.
-An unexpected war or catastrophe which might diminish the
population which must be fed in 2000.
-Use of land now considered unfarmable for crops.
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Joseph Kennedy III, son of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, responds to tough questions fired at him
at a news conference yesterday in the office of San Francisco's mayor Joseph Alioto. Kennedy was
recently hired as a temporary coordinator of social and health programs in a poor section of the
city, and immediately came under fire from a city official who questioned his qualifications.
GELD PRICES SETTLE:
By AP and Reuters
the United States dollar ral-
ed from earlier falls on m o s t
European foreign exchange mar-
kets today, while the price of
gold,,which had been setfing re-
.cordsall last week, settled back
at the close of trading.
Gold jumped to a startling
price of 93/95 dollars an ounce
shortly after the bullion market
opened in Zurich but dropped to
87/89 dollars shortly before the
On the Frankfurt foreign -ex-
change market the West German
central bank was forced to re-
verse its sales of dollars earlier
this week and buy again - al-
though in nothing like the quani-
tities which preceded the 10 per
cent devaluation of the dollar
against the price of gold two
A government spokesman in
Bonn said the bank's purchases
totalled less than 10 million dol-
A leading London dealer com-
mented: "You cannot run an
international money system with
a permanent Friday crisis.
Something has to be done."
The dealer explained that "no
one wanted to hold dollars over
a weekend," apparently fear-
ing international monetary meas-
ures that might send the value
of the American money even
One such measure, widely
forecast in the exchanges, could
be a decision by Common Mar-
ket countries to free their cur-
rencies for a joint float In rela-
tion to the dollar. In that event,
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be likely to rise in dollar value. a vain effort to lift the
Britain's chancellor of the ex- lar off its floor level of
chequer, Anthony Barber, in Lon- guilders.
don's House of Commons and Dr. Dr. J. M. Van den Brink,
Guido Carli, president of Italy's ident of the Amsterdam-I
National Bank, in an interview dam Bank, told a news c
in Rome, both hinted at such ence the Netherlands ma
an e v e n t u a 1 i ,t y. Carli said to float the guilder alone a
it was hard to i m a g i n e the dollar if the monetar
any other solution to the crisis moil continues for long.
and Barber said the technicali- The Swedish state bank t
ties of a joint float were being about $12 million and th
studied. gian, British and French
Few dealers believed the two were believed to have 1
statements were entirely respon- similar amounts. A spok
sible for the wild first hour of for the Swiss bank said th
trading that sent the dollar plum- lar was supported briefly
meting on the exchanges and day, even though the Swiss
gold soaring $7 to $94 an ounce has been floating for mort
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Special to The Daily "to force a resolution to the strike as soon as
BENTON HARBOR - Striking teachers at
Lake Michigan Community College have been
joined by students in a class boycott here.
The teachers, members of the American Fed-
eration of Teachers (AFT) Local 1755, walked out
Feb. 15, in a contract dispute with the school's
The teachers are demanding a 5.5 per cent
cost of living wage increase and a shortened
-:A spokeswoman for the Ad-hoc Student Com-
mittee, which is co-ordinating the student boy-
cott, yesterday described the student porticon of
the walk-out as "at least 99 per cent effective.'
Shesaid students at the college walked out
Beginning Monday, she said, classes will re-
open in so-called "Freedom Schools" set up by
teachers and students, if the strike has not been
Freedom school classes will be conducted off-
campus, in the homes of teachers and students.
Local businesses are being asked to donate
office space for classrooms as well.
Negotiations will continue during the weekend,
with the next session called for this afternoon. A
-mediator was called into the contract dispute ear-
lier this week.
"We are making progress," a member of the
AFT negotiating team said.
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