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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE IITHBRIDGB HERAID Wtdnonlny, Augusl 1, 1972 Toda Till- sloi'.v written J- t'. corrcspondi-nt Tin1 Cannillan Prrss. Mho has just returned from :i torn- uf countries. lly .1. C. (illAIIAM I'orrcspmult'ut AUCKLAND. N.Z. U'I'> What nio Asian rulors like liv room's, ilomcv crats, dirtaun-s. pnpix'ts. Usul- ers? Ninv.s r o p o r s tonstmiHy carry statements; from time to time they address -'-s- Ecmblages of llit'ir jH'oiile. Hut few of tliein give fie- quent interviews, to foreigners. Ttiis reporter lias been for- tunate enough in rwent to gain interviews with sev- eral Kastern leadi-rs, giving unusual opportunities lo gain flu impft'.ssii.m of their iH'i'soti- nlities, to study their style ulers: and their grnsp of events. The reservation must Ite made that politicians seldom allow themselves to be cross-examined in the way some Western leaders do. With experience, an inter- viewer can gel away with a certain amount of tactful probing, but aggressive ques- tioning is a pretty SUIT way to bring un interview to a Interviews with most for- eign loaders lend to consist mainly of listening. Mveti so, such meetings offer chances to assess tiie stylo and calibre LI[ rulers seldom seen by the public at close u a r t e r s. There is, for instance, ;i marked difference in attitude depending on whether the pol- itician is from a highly devel- oped country or one still far from affluent. V o r example, Takeo iAi- kvuhi, who narrowly lost out in S the conte.sl [or new prime minister of Japan, has an as- Mired, urbane, cosmopolitan manner, far different from the defensive, rather licwil- deral nir of some' leaders of shiiggling new nations, Al 07, lie is considered to be still approaching his prime by Japanese political standards. TIHKU 1HJSY His emphasis on Japmi as imnicleii, At Hut slnrl of nit interview, hci sjteuks slowly with lontf pmiMvs, lull Wiirins as lie alonn nnlil lie up- pours to IK- .spotikmK nor- mally, flint ciM'tniuly much to the t him in his private house in suburban I'hnnm Penh. Although it is sur- rounded by wire de- fences and hy troops, il is almost on the outskirts of the city and .some people feel it is daiijii'mnsly exposed lo raids. nilTK'IS.H OI'KN Mill, at the time of my visit, on the eve of the election in which he was confirmed ;is president, he was conforming Id local custom in holding open house. All rmil sundry were free lo fome into Ilie, spacious eo in pound outside I he house and partake of re- freshments. I wns surprised at the ex- lent nf hhml anil open criti- cism of the regime pcnniltetl in t'lmom poster, siHHX'heis, hnndhilLs. Uut there was fur less disposition tfian expected to regard him us u usurper in ousting i'rince Si- lumouk. Kven the rival presi- dential candidates attacked his aissoeiale.s rather than him personally, allliough whether from discretion or hecrmse they felt fie was held in high regard was difficult to deter- mine. MANNKIt INTQKMAL Corfu inly his confidence in the idea is stronger than I hat of the ixiopticiil, lough, pi [ifitmiLic prime minister of Singapore, Lee KWMI Yew. A double first-class honors man from Cambridge Univer- sity, I AH; has a wry, hrillkinl wiL which leaves first-time visitors heimiscd, bewildered iiinl rather awed. Mis manner Is informal. Often he wears ;s blue whirl and .slacks, In willy, idiomatic Knglisii, ho cuts through the pompous platitude's of most politicians in a way which convinces in- Icrviewers Unit nt last they have come across a lender who speaks ;d the level of Ihu common man, The impression is (mile mis- lending. Kuan Yew's achievement in selling Sinjl'i- pore on the toad to one nf !hc Jiighc-sl living .standards in Asia is impressive, in the ex- treme. But. there is little of the common man about Kim. lie does not suffer fonls gladly serious opponents. It is equally misleading to call him a socialist, a fascist, a communist, a dictator, a democrat, a radical, a totali- tarian, a liberal, or any oilier of the labels people feel it necessary to pin to rulers in oider In put (hern Into focus. If a principle mtisl he found for his methods, it is a deter- mination (hat Singapore will survive and prosper come wlml may in a region where every Mate must fight for its life. SHOWS I'LAIJl Trcsidenl Suharto of Indo- nesia, on the other hniul, seems still lo he painstakingly nnd patiently learning the orls of polities and has developed markedly in recent years. l.nlK'tlnd .1 plodding, stolid, relucliiut figurehead] when ho came lo power .six years ago, he has shown flair in keeping a grip on events during a time o( tribu- lation for Indonesia. Assiduous homework wai obvious from the knowledgea- ble manner in which lie dis- cussed Indonesia's economic and financial problems. parade I f ll'j Borbie'i Birthdoy Cclobra- tionl Sun Sel it on hand for the party. 5 dolli that aro ready for and land. Each has a rwiit 'n rurn waiit, bend able legs, with a beautiful golden tanl Sun- glosses and beach towel in- cluded 1oo Big Dolls for Little People at Prices Mom can Afford! (A) )2" Sweet litllo Lady Baby drinks and wets. Pink dress and bonnet or Pink pram suit. each {B} 16" doll with long blond hair, dressed in Navy blue Nautical pant suit cop. Each (C) 15" doll dressed in Navy Blue granny dress with lace trim hem. shoes. Each fD) 20" Teen Bride doll in lace bride dress and with floral bouquet. Each (E) 20" Fashion doll dressed in Black evening Hot Panl oulfil Black stockings. Blond hair. Each Love five dolls juil for youl Chooso from fA) Love long blond htilr (0) Peace dork brown hoir (C) Flower with Auburn hair (0) Soul wilh Afro hair nylc (E) Adam. All doll) have biddable logs and stand 9" tall. Clothes for Lave dolls available in 12 assorted Ilylcs ol 1.87 and 2.17 caeh. Buy Tina and Dress Her Tina has bcindoblc orvq inir, loihos ond comos corn pi r.: I o wilh a ouff its. Choose From 24 jlylei shown. Barbies Camper Accessor iei mcluded are lent, table 2 comp chair) and lugqagc Malibu Barbie HOJ her towel and sunglasnes plus o one piece bathjnn suil! 3K7 ____ I i Malibu Ken Stands tat! and hai his bt lowef. EACH I Tina Clothes J99 .99 Because We're Woolco... Your Shopping Costs You Less! College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive Open Daily 9 a.m. 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ;