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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 42 tETHBRIDGE HERAID April 11, 1973 APRIL 12th TO 14th A Downpour Of Savings A12ellers MISSES' ALL-WEATHER TOPPERS REG. 14.96 REG. 17.96 ALL WEATHER COATS "CHARGE-IT" For Sizes 7 to to 18, a marvellous gathering of sale-priced all-weather toppers and ail-weather coats in water-repellent "Tetron'Vcotton. Slick-as-a- I _ _ A _ _____.A raindrop styles, some pictured here! All nylon-lined. Come, try on... in navy other spring tones. "Pocket" SavinasOnZellers "LEATHER B- MISSES' BRUSHED "BOMBER" f lulff Jtri'ic ncljir firn-hcr" jacM __ swwlerwrtti Hs'man s'ctvr; Wjti nb I 0 37 zip ccmbc; S V I. Scit. squashy all" handbags in "nakjj Isatner looV... vwyl stylefl will) lols cf pocVfiK. shoulo'cr straps, roomy interiors. Spring colours. 3 33 For Girls'Sizes 7 to 14 COAT NEWS FOR RAIN-SHINE! PEC. I 'quarter H "i as jiaiiil sjirini; sljlcs toil an? slnflc1 VfaUrrtptlltnt Jrf "CjpsUun anfl pcpliu m ntr pnptlw friucli Ihc unr smort anfl zippcrcd ilylc. 9 "CHMffiMT1 Satisfaction Guaranteed! located in Zcllcri Shopping Centre on Moyor Mograth Drive Open OoiJy 9 am. to 6 p.m. Thursday ond Fndoy 9am to 9 p m. Telephone 328-8171 Chen Shih'dao tells his story Cadre schools continued from Page 33 expect to have up to a third of its staff away at the schools at any one time. GREETING Stepping from the car. we are greeted by Ho Yi-chian, a slight figure of a man with merry eyes, who introduces himself as the vice-chairman of the Revolutionary Com- mittee of the Number Four Cadre School, one of 20 in a network established by the Revolutionary Committee of the city of Canton Ho, 34, is hinrelf a prod- uct of the school, like all the other memlbers of the com- mittee. Formerly a middle- ranking worker 5n a Canton wholesale company, he came to the school with the first ar- rivals, back in October 1968. Soon after the pioneers elect- ed him to the school's leader- ship, a responsibility that has kept him on tog after most of the original group have re- turned to their posts in Can- ton. Later in the day, feeling more at ease with his visitor, he talks a little about his family. His wife, a primary school teacher, is also a cad- re school graduate, but is now back in the city, teach- ing and looking after the three children. In time, their pictures are produced: Ho is a proud father, and speaks with pleasure of his occa- sional visits to the city to see the family. But all this comes later. At the outset it is all very for- mal, with Ho and other mem- bers of the Revolutionary Committee four of the sev- en of them formerly high- ranking cadres at institutions in Canton ushering their guest into a reception room. Seating himself beneath a portrait of Chairman Mao, Ho pours cups of school- grown tea all round, then settles back and begins his account. It is a story of self re- fiance and bard struggle in the classic Maoist mold, and Ho tells it with relish. It begins within days of the issue of the Chairman's di- rective, with representalKes of all the commercial and fi- nancial institutions in Canton meeting to discuss how lo tackle the instruction, and goes on to trace the vicissi- tudes of the school's history from then to the present DIRECTIVE The directnc vas ed on October -3. By rrud-Oc- tober. the first advance party had set on foot, for a stale owned lea plantation earmarked by tiic Canton au- thorities for r'tnclopmcnt as a cadre scJisr1. By October 20. the pioneers had estab- lished a camp, and began making preparations for Ihc arrival of the main jch sown swelled the num- bers to over Among ttesc were almost all the men and women who had. until 39G7. minapet I'xs commercial and financial life of Carton, fwIJi pcpt csly. Some cf Ihcm a nlw mods later 5n 1be besT ily calloused haivU. cloMies showing Ihc nrrks H heavy w car, hul sUll dicnafietS in thar marrow, as Ibouch wJ of having r A b 1 m s aplenty, morale was not al- ways high, and mis- were tnarte most serious cf came in 1hr of Ire ccnfs ff J'uliihnc-.. >cn the first rains ca-ne. ibc cement cnung beams proved too weak and sagged soggy bread." Further errors of that sort were avoided by recourse to the advice who the peasants. From the outset, the school was organized like a military c -ip, with the cadres di- vided into battalions and companies Modelling itself on the Anti Japanese Mili- tary Academy organized by Lin Piao in the Yenan days, the school divided the cad- res' time about equally be- tween labor, study and or- ganized recreation, whica ran the gamut from revolutionary film shows on Sunday nights to basketball, badminton, ta- ble tennis, football, and Chi- nese chess. The daily regimen makes no allowance for faint hearts. Up at 6.30 am., the cadres an hour for ablutions and exercises, followed by half an hour for breakfast. At 8 am. the daj's manual labor begins, running through to lunch at 11. T h r e e hours are allowed for lunch, sports and a nap, with the first of the da-v's two study sessions beginning at ard run- ning through to Supper is at 7 30, with another 90 minutes of study beginning at S. Lights are out at 10. Wages are those the cad- res would receive at their normal posts. Every month, each man has four or five days off, and may go to Can- ton with special permission. Transportation is provided, and medical treatment fol- lows the pattern elsewhere in China comprehensive cov- erage for a monthly payment of about with a nominal charge for prescriptions. There is no rent, but food must be paid for at a cost of about a month. Cadres at the school vary widely in age The youngest is 24 and the oldest 5D, with the upper limits 60 for men and 55 for women. About 30 per cent of the current en- rolment of 2.000 say are women. Separate dormi- tories are provided, but work is assigned regardless of sex: to all appearances, women bear at least an equal snare of the heavy labor. Study takes three forms. There is individual reading of the Marxist classics, and group discussion, with the participants probing for each Others' ideological weakness- es. Finally, there are sem- inars with the peasants, ei- ther on 1hc surrounding coni- nntncs or at the school, with the peasan's telling stories of Ihc hard Incs thcv lived in the o'd and contrast- ing them wiJh their expe- riences in the new. Mao's works are r.ot among the required rcadinc malc- roK for the study sessions, because of the cx- clu.s arc conccniraixin on h c m during the CulSMral Bevp'trtinn Irslead. Uic cad- res biirv in the classics- Ihc Manifesto, Mint's cnlJ7uc no cif ih? principal con- in athicvinc Mao- orlbrvwv, and Ihc party will rorw'cr the well if it in a 1nx; w ilM roTL-ciou'-Ticss in the viYTf i cranJ.s ihr <-.i n 1h" and of 11 ii-i awl who make CJuna run. ;