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THE GUARDIAN, JULY 18, 1969 PAGE 7 Country Christian Living Illlllll Rural Life Director Diocese of Little Rock Rev. Lawrence P. Maus St. Joseph's Parish Center Ridge, Arkansas He Rural Life Page Prepared in cooperation with the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 3801 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, 12, Iowa The Camerouns Bring Presents Pilgrims for The Camerouns in West Equi- amples of their artistry in basket-weaving torial Africa recently brought Pope Paul ex- and wood carving. (NC Photo) Vietnam Plans to Give Land to Rice Farmers Saigon, Vietnam (NC) -- A new revolutionary land reform pro- gram, fundamentally different from anything tried in the past, is being presented to the South Vietnam National Assembly here for approval. President Nguyen Van Thieu"is so deeply concerned and involved he took portion of the time at the recent Midway conference to ex- plain it to President Nixon," Cao Van Than, Minister of Land Re- form and Agriculture, said here. The new program concentrates on three areas. The overall ob- jective is to make owners of the farmers who are now tenants. The most notable provision is to trans- fer title to all tenanted rice lands to the farmers who actually'till each piece of land. A second provision is to dis- tribute all government-owned land, expropriated and French-owned, by the end of 1969. A third provision deals with the complex identification of titles of the land owned by the Montagnards, the roaming non- ethnic peoples who live in the central plateau. The program deals only with rice land. South Vietnam has a land area of 17.2 million hectares of which about 2.8 million hectares axe considered farm land. About 80 per cent is located in regions around Saigon and the Mekong Delta. Of all the farm land about 2 million hectares are devoted to rice production. Under the new program titles will be given free of charge to all persons who now till rice land whether as tenants, share- croppers, squatters or Viet Cong appointed tillers. This is a radi- cal departure from any previous land reform in South Vietnam. apS j Norfdk I) Lake C 00:00i!arceltne,=.o00. " Mo., BrinEs in New Industry i :arceline, Mo -- Four years " - 1 Marceline might have been -- d^the town least likely to j t, a new industry. It is loca- /,' Yna County in the drougthy lie uifcentral region of Missouri, ciOm centers of population, I|Bi,:'L'tt[ractions or main high- : The local farms are hilly never extremely productive. -- Lng PeOple have been leaving the a for alan l;u* Y years. ,$ "' varceline has a new in- velopment Committee and then a of Marceline in a special election. CITIZENS : BANK i A (ood Bank in a Qood Community Member F.D.I.C. Carlisle Arkansas Marceline Development Associa- tion was formed. Father Barnett was chosen chairman of the Lynn County RAD Committee. After the necessary surveys were made of local labor and other resources, Father Barnett contacted officers of the Da Val Company of Kansas City, Mo. and suggested that they might wish to locate an expansion of their sporting goods manufacturing op- eration in Marceline. Officers of the Marceline De- velopment Association continued the negotiations and sealed the Carlisle Headquarters FOR HOOVER VACUUM CLEANERS FULCHER HARDWARE RICE BELT BUTANE CO. Zero Butane & Propane Gas _ Day or Night Service Singer Heaters Tappan Ranges Day Pb. WA 2-0731 Nite Ph. WA 2.6171 1902 SO. MAIN -- STUTrGART, ARK. Hazen . Phone 3131 Dewitt - Phone WA 6-4394 The response was nearly un- animously in favor of the bond issue. The eight pastors of the area publicly endorsed the pro- posal as did most of the mer- chants and other leaders of the community. When the votes were counted, it was found that more than 99 percent of the 1406 who voted had approved the bond issue. Construction began immediately on the new factory. It was com- pleted and in operation within three months. It continues to provide jobs and valuable payroll to 60 employees. The management of the plant was turned over a few months ago to Medalist Industries. It continues to function as before and is a symbol of the cooperation and spirit of the people of Marce- line. fires burn a hole in your money  o''* HELP PREVENT "i,. ak FOREST FIRES  IN THE SOUTH SPECIAL SURE-GRIP TD-7 TRACTOR TIRE We are headquarters for Goodyear's Famous T D 1 RICE & CANE TIRES D00l00EAIgt PROCTOR TIRE SERVICE, Inc. Stuttgart Hazen PHONE 922 6979 255-4591