THE FUTURE: Too Many Babies?

Most businessmen assume that the rapidly rising U.S. population, expected to top 220 million by 1975, will progressively strengthen the nation's prosperity by creating more workers, new consumers, bigger markets, faster sales, greater industrial expansion. Last week Pittsburgh's influential Mellon National Bank & Trust Co. entered a mild dissent, warned that the growing population will produce as many problems as props for the economy. Said Senior Vice President James Neville Land, 62, in the bank's weekly newsletter: "Our rising population is creating pressures on natural resources which tend to retard further...

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