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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Bicycle economy could save China from a ll> DKNMS Ill.OtmUOimi Obsenor Sen iff Sl.VGAJ'OHK in China, from "barefoot doe- 8 lurs" tn tho b i c1 y c I o s that largely free the People's Ke- public hum pi'trul pollnlioii. is thinkers thai llu- answers to tin.1 eompbealio.n.s of a r-omputer- society must hy definition he simple. Taking part in Tin- Observ- i cr's "Croal Dnom Debate" last, nuni'ih, Professor Harry Coin- nioiiL-r of Washington rniversi- author of Tin1 Closing Cir- I ele, implied u bicycle; econ- iniiy eonM :spat c Asians from ,111 American nightmare, even ii u denied them .m American dream. Another participant. Dr. Alviu V, cinburg, Direelor of tlie Am- email National La i i a population of million m ,ln imfnro.set'able future, eal- eulated thai the Uniled Slates would need 12.UOO n u c I c a r prjuer of 5.000 iiiefia- j vails eaeh, whose big reaciorrf v.oukl have lo be replaced al Ihe rale of nne a day "ami h il Ihc hell do do he old siles of these leaclur.s when they close down? They'll be highly radioactive." If I'rofesMir Cominuner was fur Chinese, biryclw, I'rofc.ssor University .spoke, in Ihe debate for Chinese pigs. He pointed out thai Ihe fleets of Ihe rich Pow- ei'ii were stripping the seas of fish around Ihe shores of noony nalions vith rapidity, nol to feed hungry men of The, Tliird hut to fallen [arm animals mid bailer y-bred hroil- er chiekens in Ihe I' n i I e d SI ales and Kuropc. Tlic Chi- nese, on Ihe oilier hnnd, neither robbed nor polluted in order to (Ml hot tor. They had Uiree limes as many as Ibe Ameri- cans, and they v.ere Ihe in Ihe world atler Ibe United Slates, b ut 11 my fed 'heir on .swill and frum the cities, a n d their poultry on the usual seeds ai'd scraps The pro cos. lie miybl IKIVH added, is part uf the same prac- lice of tlirifl in China which (.urns (xilkilUui inlo profit, for M'lien converting swill into hum the pit; performs the same fune- lioi as the plants llml convert industrial waste i n I D fertilizer or pesticide or build- ing bricks. Similarly, (lie siek- nosses [if the affluent and aulo- mntcd West are all Ihe Srime sickness, and Protossor Coui- monor agreed lluil a possible [Audition lay in and the rest oral ion ol di sillily and importance lo h u m a n labor. this ''new k i n poor and Ihe kulak. However, If this gaudy ideolo- gical ailvci in winch ev- erything in China is so viilhilly is Lorn a s i d e, the plain I mill can bo perceived, Mao lias done his best lu instil into the Chinese a sense of self- less service and an apprecia- tion of Ihe dignity of all forms of tinman labor cim'.n to carry- ing nighlsoil to Ihe He has also tried lo of them fru- gal. M'lf reliant mode.sl demands and enemies (if extravagance and The currol is no! a cash bul Ihe of the Chair man mid Ihe Party. Tho is Ibo sajnr old si irk ajiy tolaliUn ian leadersliip c- a n wic'd. And Mao has succeeded I eiunmli lo make u under he has not fount! some of (he >o most problems. II can he iibjerlcd thai among their other con ver- sions, the Maoisls have made n mii of necessity. China is poor and buckuard. The cam- paign agninsl waste wns not originally an ingenious exer- cise against pullution. It a x UKuinled because "a single drop uf oil, a spare catty of coal, or a cubic inch of must be regarded as national treasure'. II followed that Iho planners in Peking could nol afford lo hamper in- dustrial development hy being itverfus.sy aboul filth, but h e Lo ulihve all waste almost became a driut the .smog Ihal al- i early gathering over s o m r i The Chine.se, detractors com- plained, wti e like the rest of the poor they did not know bow well off they were. While they lode and raised 'ducks on pelrnehemiud sewage. patched every broken crate i and salvaged every bottle, mat UTS eWwherc different. 'Ihc were throwing I ins. plastic loittamrr.s, hoard packets and the rest of Ihoir garbage away at the rate of more (lian SO million tons a the Mediterranean Sea uiij-- dying of poison, traffic po- lice in Tokyo ton Id slay al their pciilh only if they could pei indiealh' inhale oxygen from a portable tank, and garbage islands and mountain ranges of riisly crux provi-li-d the new -sccnciy of Hie age. The plane! vas said lo be running slicut o" fish, plankton, fore.sl.s. ]tasiure, [crilizcr, power, air you njinip il. Ihr- v.orld bni! Jiad" it. Tlic Cbirc.se have their own of o.- is fine of They arc intl Ihe only in the world lo recycle indu .trial waste or to run rural Llniics half- trained medical nidus. Their standard-, of noise j including ramnus loudspeakers blaring nu> ;m endless, unstop- i flov. of and i em splii.iing music musL be amtjig the anywhere. fJn( Ibe S'.IKI of their society seems to offer our .simple ad- vantage to a world that many think may eventually die from a smTeit of guxlies and a short- j age of essi-iuials a rough and ready fnrmula for survival. And a; Ihat puml it hardly matters whether Ihe barefoot hcalcr is ;i vmuiKiiy Dr. Mao, A mock'iil and rncliculous Dr. China, or a methodical, hard- working Dr. Poverty, or a part- ner.Hhip three. What UIB I may is the basic I cute ol course, of the blurb. CAIGARY APPEARANCE Ncici Rnst> :b.] L' n bncln- will ibf? Nilp in G. F. Han pi Solomon winch v.-iil nt Jios, in i. CHC ana resets no I allack reciuii'L'Un rifi jiihtiiy. he snid. can lii Mil nn. yiG's coumn Hv II''. i v.Vio i'. i I ju-il nne VKV." I. 'AP nf hi-- on rould buy a hn'lle Tlx: liiril! a l.nlr- .s k ales v.iili Ihe man sav. no lhai. v-orwlr-n ner-rl ir.r a tv.-o-hathi oom A ymm- girl nmld lake- IKT arira.M-rn- a lo tn.n'ir wifh- !m; _ IhR -ccucs nr NIC in It offc-ivl ll'f old L'irl. Tlic1 old iiMipk! v.hcj liiitl In only iflioi In i.r.C' in ,M Int' Mily v.lu, roulrl h-irj nr> atroul lo i-.ours were hankers ,w a pu! nit'ir u: '.jv a iu-u- pair of piuils lite pcjrtiimly Ihnn in nrily p a t r Ii t> s nn llu-rn uccilcri v, rntirf: rifu-ii in pnlc-hcs mm! Iriiin you 'ii'] coiic i etc. Mo.sl families Mitir If >fin pity c rips on ciT'lil ciurin; Ilio lo ;i in il. Nn slrni: on nivlil and In- lo pnirl Mil -n [nil -.ijlii RiM: il lo i.iui I A d'jciro- -o nvik- If a lialii v..i- ,.n 1.1 inn UrniM Itial Ix olim lirm-.c al'Kr niniiujhi. ihc found il rllffu.ih In Vl rcirip. lar ofl'u r IJOUIT- rrk Ijoihor ,'in.'. v. ;is siik iliMi ili.m nv.v l.i'iaii-c j.c'nplp lov.i) poiiccm.Mi v.as io ,f-c Itic sPic'i'iilli and ir.rlo- lii.il il: r.'ol l n 11" liiciri in- '.ull.ont fjlliij'' sl'nd o! a'l.r.i; like cadi i.rl i nr: i.i I.' 'i r. ol'H-i I'fniilf. l.'lnl.'.l lii'li, Il ".ii i.'I (oi-i l.f i In l-i- hor'n iTi tlu; l.od il, ,iad Tlio-( v.tic ii.f rlicil in. I M n FA, i-m Priced to fickle for i lo carpel Ihe average living room, dining room ancJ hall. Imagine a wall to wall glory ol deep pile shag. Or a splendid room size rug. Imagine a huge saving of S3 sq. yd, and you've got our 'Island Surf in mind. U's Ihc natural choice (or bud gel-minded beauly lovers. Afler all, Ihr: luxurious pile is nylon, famous for toughness and perlorm- ance. It stands up lo your kids, takes Ihe hardest wear Irom an active In mily and still keeps its new-look charm, i Is delightful undGrlootcomforl. Improved backing gives superior lull bind for belterappearance, longei wear. Tweed colours in Ilic 6