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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta April 1, 1970 IKE U1HBRIDSE HEUAIO 35 No Louder A Stone Block Criuidiug Freedom From The Face Of The World Retired Canadian Diplomat Says Image Of Communism Becoming Passe By KEN POLK EDMONTON (CP) A retired Canadian diplomat says the image of communism as a monolith grinding freedom from the face ot Ihe world is becoming and. he thinks it's about lionning, who now ivcs in tire cenlral Albcrla own of Camrose following his retirement in 1965 after a dis-inguished foreign service career, said in an interview here: "I think that we're gradually moving away from that communism is >lack, we're white that :hey are bad, we're good. black-and-white analysis of uuf international differences b incorrect and only leads to Ronning, who looks than his 75 years, is all and erect, evenly tanned and has a full head of silvery lair. His experiences include being first secretary to the Canadian embassy in Chungking, one of many assignments in the Far East; minister and ambassador to Norway; high commissioner lo India from 1957 lo 1964 and delegate to (he United Nations. HITS U.S. ROLE Born in China tu missionary parents, Dr. Ronning was a close student of the situation in China and Vietnam before he retired. It's an interest he has maintained. He says Canada and other middle powers are beginning to doubt the "competence" of the United States and similar greal powers "lo be lefl alone lo provide security for all Ihe nations of the world." The U.S. role in Vietnam is a favorite larget tor his incisive longue. "If you're going lo have negotiations, you have to try lo see what is good in Ihe other side and admit what is bad in your side; and 1 think in international ncgotialions we are moving toward this because Ihe power stiuggle among Moscow, Washington and Peking has proven lo us thai il is impossible in this day and to.gct a satisfactory balance of power. old tradition of China has a momentum lhal is almost impossible to slop. The Chinese are prepared to let time solve problems for them." Dr. Ronning was born Dec. 13, 1894, in Francbeng in Hupeh province. His firsl lan-. guage was what is known as the common soulh-ern Mandaiin-in a land of dialects. Frar.cbeng is across the Han River from the ancient city of Siangyang, 600 miles south of Peking. KEPT UP LANGUAGE His Norwegian-born father, Halvor, and his mother, Hannah, an American, were Lutheran missionaries and had little time for Ihe pleasures ol a nofmal home, so his early upbringing was lefl primarily lo Ihe Chinese. family lefl China when Dr. Honning was aboul five, bul his Chinese upbringing coupled wilh his vis-ils enabled him lo maintain his fluency in southern valuable diplomatic he said. ''It's a peasant i'vilization. i "It is basically an. agricul- ural civilization and the prob-cms of China are Ihe prob-ems of the Chinese peasant and Mao Tse-tung has understood the problems belter lian any other modern leader. And he has had experience wilh these problems during the whole 25 years of his struggle." Throughout the interview, when Dr. Ronning mentioned the Chinese leader, he 2Uv2vs referred to him by his full an indication of respect. Mao Tse-fung's policy has been evident throughout the evident, but misunderstood, Dr. Ronning has had tremendous tuluencc and 1 think lhal hen Mao Tse-lung dies Ihat he lillle red book will con-inue and be an influence in "hina." ilFT .MIGHT HEAL However, Dr. Ronning added, the god-like veneration should dwindle when China emerges as a modern state. He was asked if the schism >etwcen China and Formosa might heal when Mao and Chiang Kai-shek die. "Chiang Kai-shek's son was n Moscow for 12 years and Kcame an ardent Commun. ijt. He is sometimes considered to be the successor to Chiang Kai-shek. "U is possible they will reach some soit of will enable some sort ot satisfactory arrangement lo be made between Peking and Taipei." Dr. Penning is busy these days with painting, sculplure, reading and VuMc appearances. And the latter have become lately a bit of a burden. "Too many entirely. I'm j'osl wondering if shouldn't cul down on it and probably start writing. I've been asked to do some writing. 1 don't know. There are so many books published these days. I'd love to do something if I (tough; il would lead to better understanding of China." But before he writes about liis life, be wants to visit China once more. Space T n, i' uesiroyer Satellite Up There? By RAY DICK WASHINGTON (CP) .A crude Japanese satellite called Ohsumi and an ominous assassin-type Russian space vehicle that can destroy other salellites have recently Joined some olher man-made objects in the thickening Iraffic of space. With American and Russian astronauts grounded al present, Ihe two latest space vehicles are gelling more than usual attention. The great majority of Ihe art final moons circling Ihe earl are considered friendly and beneficial, but Ihere are som orbiteis that both hint of and admit lo devious spying activ lies, and provide the capabilit of future nuclear bomb attacks Although the newest satellite the firsl of Japanese ancestrj cannot be considered a dange to anyone, the Russian d stroyer model is identified b U.S. and 'British scienlisls as a bird of a different color. "There is no reason to said a source at Ihe Natiotia Aeronautics and Space Adminis tration. "Such capability is handy to have on Ihe shelf if i is needed, bul no nation is going to use il against another ir peacetime." The Russians, as usual, an saying nothing. DEVELOP PLANS It has also been learned tha the U.S. Air 'Force developeenlimenl in that country de-lined. After four straight failures and a shoestring budget of a year, Tokyo University scientists orbited the 18-r.ch scientific observation satel-ile and became Ihe fourth coun-ry lo accomplish the feat, "ranee also has orbited satel-dtes. A Canadian satellite, one o three launched by courtesy of American rockets and facililies, holds the record for the tonges working satellite with Alouette 1 launched in 1962. Alouetle 1 launched in 1965 and Isis launched in 1969, are also sti up there HOXXING Aboul Time His intimacy wilh China, he savs, makes him critical o! the Western view of the country. "I think one thing aboul the reporting from China is tha so many of the rcporleis have had no previous experience there. They're judging dcvcl opmcnls in China in compari .son wilh developments in in dusfriyliitd "The only fair comparison is comparing China loday witti what China was in Ihe past. I was in charge of the Canadian embassy for. over two years after the (Commun-isO People's Government of China came lo power in Peking in 1949. "And during those' Iwo years, I had already seen reforms that 1 'didn't think were possible in the course of my lifetime." -UOX'T UNDERSTAND He thinks Westerners misunderstand Ihe purpose and achievement of the cultural revolution in China because, again, they're comparing il wilh Iheir own industrial nations. "China is a peasant added that when Mao disapproved of some followers adopting Ihe old aristocratic manner of letting others do Iheir work (or them, he acted swiftly against them. 5 QUOTES FROM MAO 'You can't understand the people of China unless you use your hands because the peasants use their hands, Ihe peasants Dr. Ronning quotes Mao as saying. "When he closes a school, Western observers say: 'How-crazy can the leader be? Doesn'l he know he inusl have Ihese trained people? How can he modernize China when he doesn'l have Ihese trained "Mao Tjc-lung replies: 'It doesn'l make any difference "ium-1 u-eli-traincd they sre if they dcn't understand the problems ot China. They can'l make a contribution lo China. So it's belter to close the schools and gel the sludenls and leachers oul into the villages and factories to team the problems of China so they can cope with them and identify themselves with them as a united nation.' Asked what might happen to China when Mao dies, Dr. Ronning said: "I think the same thing will happen as when Confucius died. This little red book which many Westerners laugh al because it's called Thoughts of Mao outlines an ideology and the practical application of lhal ideology lo the problems of Impn Siemens Q Hearing Aids EATON'S HEARING AID CENTRE Stereo Second Floor OUR CERTIFIED HEARING AID AUDIOIOGIST Will he in LE1MBR1DGE on Thursday, April 2nd a.m. lill p'.m. new Sirella all-in-lhe-ear old ally strong, clear response. f of Ihe conventional behind-finest aids of ils lype on the roN's G CENTRE nd Floor 327-8551 Of Noses'. Woses Old 20 k: Competitors EORAGNA, Italy (AP) -A fal-noseri 63-year-old was carried in Iriumph and cheered by thousands Monday in this northern Italian town where Cyrano de Her-gerac and Pinocchio would have been a I home. Alfredo Giovanardi, a pensioner, had just been crowned "king of Ihe noses for in the fourth edition of a local contest. King Giwanardi's nose is 2li inches long, and I'.i inches wide. He nosed out 20 competitors. His -nose fell short of ihat belonging lo the firsl king of the Alcide Borerri w h n s c olfactory organ was Ihree inches long when last measured. Borerri still rules as honorary H. W. Matheson Come Tn and see Ihe which has an exception Designed to replace man the-ear aids. One of the market. EA1 HEARI'N Seco Killed At Refinery EDMONTON (CP) HonaU John Somclicr, 20, of Calgar) died here when lie was run ova by a gravel truck at an oi RCMP reported that Ibt 1 youth was working on a survej crew'oiid had been in Edmon ton aboul seven quest has been SPRAYED TONS. r Some Ions of roc t- salt sodium wer sprinkled on slrcrts and reae 1 in Ihe United Stales last SOUP'N' SANDWICH TIME? Try these Alpha money-savers Homemade soup? Mmmh there's nothing better! Or easier lo make! And when you use Alpha Instant Powdered Skim Milk as one ot.the ingredients, you're not onry serving a lip-smacking, good-for-you soup, but you're saving money, too. These days, that's important. 'This week, plan to add our old favorite "Tomato Rice Soup" to ore of your noon or evening menus. It always draws rave notices. TOMATO RICE SOUP 4 cups ALPHA INSTANT POWDERED 2 cups canned or fresh 2 Ibsp. buffer 2 Ibsp. Hour cup uncooken' rice 1 cup chopped onion cup chopped celery tores 2 tsp. silt Vi Isp. pepper 5 cups water Put rice, onion, celery leaves, sail, pepper and water in a large soup kettle or saucepan.'Bring to a vigorous boil, then turn heat as low as possible. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add tomatoes, either whole or mashed as desired. Melt butter in small saucepan, add Hour and blend! Cook, stirring until mix- ture bubbles hard, then add 4 cups of ALPHA INSTANT POWDERED SKJM MILK. Blend thoroughly and add to soup kettle. Mix well and allow soup to simmer about 10 minutes. Or try this Soup'rt'Sandwich combination CORN CHOWDER 1 tooted com onion, cut 1 top. Bow cup saM porfc. cubed cup raw potato, cubed 1 cup water 2 cuct ALPHA EVAPOftATtD MILK pork In frypan for 5 miniiles; add onion and cook slowly li'I soil. Parboil for 5 minutes in walcr. Combine pork and onion wilri potato; add corn. Thicken ALPHA EVAPORATED. MlLK Add to mir.ture, stir until aod mixture conies to boil, Add sea- sonings. Serve very hot. HOtttY-CREAM CHEESE SANDWICH'FtLLING ALPHA HONEY combined with jlmo'sl anything makes a-mouth watering, and heallhy, sandwicli (or youngsters. Try (his combination soon: together 3 Ibsps. ALPHA HONEY I 4 oj. package cream cheese (softened) until light and Kulfy, Chopped nuU or grated orange rind can be added, if desired. Or (earn ALPHA HONtY with peanut bulter, bscon, bananas Of lawrite sandwich lilling. mm. i'-J more ;