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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta China's war talk revival revised Washington Star-News HONG KONG On his last visit to Moscow in 1957, Mao tse-tung said that "if worst came to worst and half of mankind died" in a nuclear war, "the other half would re- main while imperialism would be razed to the ground and the whole world would become socialist." The world's population soon would grow back to the pre- war total, the Chinese Com- munist party's chairman said. There was, he indicated, no reason to be too frightened of the possibility of war. The statement by Mao became public only when the Sino Soviet rift opened and Moscow began in 1963 to ac- cuse China of a reckless approach to world problems. The Kremlin tried to picture Mao as a madman willing to unleash nuclear horrors that he failed to comprehend. Now the underlying attitude behind that statement, which never entirely disappeared from Chinese comments on the world scene, has been strongly revived. Mao is not being quoted, however, in contrast to the usual practice in China of finding a quotation from the chairman to explain almost anything. The current revival is different. In 1957 Mao was talking about China and the Soviet Union standing together in a war with the United States. Now it is the United States and the Soviet Union that are being accused by Peking of a madly reckless plunge toward world war while the rest of the world watches. Speaking on Jan. 13 to the secret session of China's rubber stamp parliament, the National People's Con- gress, Premier Chou En- lai said that "fierce conten- tion" between the Soviet Union and the United States" is bound to lead to world war some day. But, whether war gives rise to revolution or revolution prevents war, in either case the international situation will develop in a direction favorable to the peo- ple and the future of the world will be he said. The Peking newspaper People's Daily came up 11 days later with a more direct echo of Mao. Repeating that U.S. Soviet contention is bound to lead to world war, it said that "if they dare to launch a world war, the out- come will be that the aggressors will be buried in the flames of an anti aggres- sion struggle." China claims to be a leader of "anti aggression" forces in the third world. Its broad- casts to Asia and Africa urge nations there to stand together against alleged American and Soviet military, economic -and political pressures. The question that all this raises in many observers minds is whether China really believes that a world war is coming. On the basis of a Marxist analysis of the world situation, the answer might be "yes." China sees both the United States and the Soviet Union as imperalist countries that must expand their control to survive and must inevitably fight when their ex- pansion collides. And, as an interesting twist, China has endorsed closer U.S. military ties with the Europeans in NATO, thus drawing them inevitably into the expected war. China also has been telling the Japanese for several years that they should not give Up their American nuclear umbrella. Thursday, February 6, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 :v SAVE HUNDREDS DURING DUNLOP FORD'S '750000 f 4. 1 1> t FORMER PRIME MINISTER AT HOME Leadership defeat caps year of disaster for Edward Heath Herald London Bureau LONDON Edward Heath's personal tragedy in los- ing the leadership of the Conservative party was a bitter end to a year of personal disaster. It was in February, 1974, that he called an election to decide "who governs and found it was not to be him. By the time he walked into a House of Commons com- mittee room to cast his vote in a leadership ballot, which had been forced upon him, this remote and immensely courageous man had endured twelve months in which he lost two general elections, lost his beloved yacht, Morn ing Cloud, with two crewmen in a storm, and had his London home bombed by Irish fanatics. His enduring quality of unquenchable self con- fidence broke only when the realization sank in of the affront he had been dealt by his parliamentary followers of nine years. Seeing himself in second place in the very first ballot, he resigned. When he became leader on July 25, 1965, he won on the first ballot, taking 150 votes while Reginald Maudling got 133 and Enoch Powell 15. He was supposed to have a lead of 45 to avoid a second ballot but Mr. Maudling decid- ed not to ask for another vote. It was an amazing rise to power in the traditional par- ty of privilege for the son of a building contractor. At 49, he was the youngest Conservative leader since Disraeli and the man of whom Harold MacMillan had once said: "Ted's a fellow I'd go tiger shooting with. This peculiarly Conservative accolade had been earn- ed over years of faithful and effective parliamentary ser- vice as a backbencher, whip and minister. Still a bachelor today, he became known through the 1940s and 1950s as a man who would devote every waking moment to the party. But he was never convivial, a characteristic that told against him as he sought party support for his fight to retain the leadership. A combination of hard saving by his parents and his own keen brain took him to Oxford and a degree in philosophy, politics and economics. His way was eased by a scholarship won by his subtle skill in playing the piano and organ. After war service as an artillery officer, he was brief- ly a civil servant in the department of civil aviation, a copy editor on the Church Times and a trainee banker. His days as a copy editor did not indicate a vocation for journalism. He corrected an annual meeting report on the universities mission to central Africa by making its initials read YMCA. But these were minor interests before launching himself into his parliamentary career. After nearly five years as opposition leader no one ex- pected him to win the June, 1970 election, least of all the complacent Labor party, drugged by six years of power But he never had any doubt that he would win. His only surprise came when a bad loser threw a can of paint over him as he was making his first, smiling entry to 10 Downing Street. His love of yachting was a godsend to satirical car- toonists. But he was as professional at this as everything else and astounded his detractors by winning the Sydney to Hobart race. Those who believe in a united Europe are grieving at his downfall, honoring him for his major role in taking Britain into the Common Market. Those who seek to force a united Ireland by murder, arson and explosion are rejoicing. He is said to be a triple A. murder target of the provisional IRA because of his dogged determination to solve the Ulster question politically and peacefully. The trade unions he sought to curb with his controver- sial Industrial Relations Act will have few tears to shed. His toughness in government later regarded by some of his supporters as inflexibility, was summed up by himself in a 1971 quotation that might equally be applied to his fate in the leadership contest: "When people agree with your policies they admire your firmness. But when they disagree they damn your obstinacy." Beautiful 2V, year old three bedroom low in quiet Completely I" basement, carpeted throughout. Selling pnce "elude, rods, drapes, rugs, stove, fridge, dishwasher, operator, wet b.r, peg board and stereo Intercom. 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