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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, February 18, 1972 _ THE LETHBKIDGE HERAID 7 Boyle's Column Communist patriarchs firmly entrenched in China lly HAL HOYLE NEW YORK (AP) A few typical inventions that can only lead to woe: "Why don't you leave your umbrella behind! Jt rained so much ycslerday, it couldn't rain today." "You reach over and hold the wheel while 1 bend down and tic my shoelace. It's driving me bally." "Since Hie congregation finished in the black Ibis year, why don't we build a new a really big "You pick up the check for this round, and il there's time before I have to catch my 1 r a i n, I'll buy the next round." BORROW YOUR MOWER? "Now that you've had your lawnmower fixed, do you mind if I borrow it over the weekend? There's a couple acres of grass on my country place I'd like to cuL" "Here, f'll give you Lhe first volume of Ihe encyclopedia for nothing. All you have to do is sign up lor tho other 87 volumes at 99 a volume each month. By the time your boy gets out of college you'll have the whole set." "Do you want me to (ell you whet kind of insurance portfolio I'd myself if I were in your "If I tell you what I think is your worst fmi'l, will you tell me what you think nvfle "Don't you think it would be more sensible if we kepL our relationship on a platonic "You do want to be logical, don't NEEDS FE.MLNINE TOUCH "As a bachelor, you've done pretty well with your apartment. But don't you think it needs more of a feminine touch here and "I'll provide the food for the party, if you'll grab the tab for the booze." "Lislen, baby, we don't really need all these b'ghts on while we're watching television, do we? How about me turning a few "They don't look all that tough lo me, Jack. I'll bit the little one while you toy with the big one. "These five-button spurt jackets will be the rage next fall. How about being the in your block to buy one "If I lell the boss we bolh have to have a raise or we'll quit togelhcr, will you back me "Shall we sit down and talk llu's over like two sensible grownup people WILLIAM L, RYAN AP Special Correspondent Communist patriarchs are firmly entrenched today in the places of power once occupied by old China's mandarins. Ukc their predecessors, the new mandarins give worshipful obesiance to a new, if proletarian, Son of Heaven. When his legions completed the rout of Chiang Kai-shek from Ihe mainland 22 years ago, Mao Tse-tung had no visible pretensions lo a godlike image. He was Mao, the modest revolutionary son of a peasant, when he gazed serenely from the Gate of Heavenly Peace in Peking upon the teeming humanity below him. intoned Mao, "Hie Chinese people stood up." The moment was a prelude to disaster for the United States; involvement in two costly Asian wars and all that would mean in terms of internal U.S. problems. An intervention by Chinese "people's volunteers" in the Korean conflict convinced in 1950 that China and the Soviet Union represented a monolithic threat to conquer first Asia and then the world. One old China hand and ex-diplomat who fell during the McCarthy era in the United Sta'.cs thinks the irony of today's unfolding drama must tickle Premier Chou En-lai's sense of humor. Chou has been stressing that the initiative for President Nixon's visit came from Washington. "To the Chinese this must be a delicious experience the most powerful country in the world seeking something from says John Paton Da-vies. "And Nixon, the great anti-Communist crusader, making the overtures." Like the Cliina of old, "new" Cluna under 78-year-old Mao is ruled by a coterie of aged leaders. Like ancient rulers, most of them sprang from the ranks of upper-class intellectuals. The new rulers could just as well call themselves mandarins, for they have little claim to proletarian well, at the high point of the Cultural involution, (he cult of Maoism had grown to incredible proportions. In alone, official announcements said, more than 040 million copies of portraits of Chairman Mao were printed more than one for each man, woman and ehild. It look years and cost much blood before Mao reached his pinnacle. HLS had been a shaky rule at the oulset, badly in need of help. In quest of such help, he left China for the lirst time on a pilgrimage of the Kremlin. The Soviet press hailed his meeting with Slalin ns an epoch-making event. But Mao got relatively little for his pains. A 1950 friendship pact lent China the equivalent of million. Evidently there still was little warmth between Mao and Stalin. There would be even less between Mao and Stalin's successors, beginning with the boisterous Nikita Khrushchev. Mao's vision of a permanently revolutionary on (he peasantry was i heresy in Moscow, made more intolerable for Ihe Kremlin in by Mao's decree of a Great Forward. The ideas: to produce ecor.omic miracles Ihrongh agricultural p o o p 1 e 's communes and backyard steel smelters. While Khrushchev jeered, the Leap brought economic disaster. In 195J, in an atmosphere of tension, Mao had lo step aside as head of government, retaining only the party's chairmanship. The government post went to Liu Snao-chi. Mao bided his lime through several years of natural calamity, setbacks and gradual economic recovery. Meanwhile, (lie quarrel with Moscow became a blazing feud that reduced their trade drastically and had (lie two hurling epithets at one another. It would lead to military clashes along a long border where China claimed to have been the victim of unfair czarisf treaties. The Cultural Revolution was another rcnr'at of Chinese history. Under its banner, millions of reckless teen-age Red Guards went on a rampage, visiting inunense cruelties on the elders in an echo of past movements like (lie Tai Ping, the Boxer and the May 4th. Turmoil of unbe-ievnble proportions convulsed Ihe land. By with Mao's purge apparently complete, the parly and the government structures bore lillle resemblance lo those of 1066. President Liu now was in disgrace. The party adopted a new constitution naming Defence Minister Lin Piao as Mao's heir. The to have a hig share of control, occupying many top places on ruling bodies. But Lin Piao himself also was destined for oblivion. The Cultural Revolution had hurl. Now that its noise and confusion had faded, perhaps (be time had come to show the world a different face. That seemed the thinking behind Chou'a "ping pong diplomacy." HURKENS CONSTRUCTION GUARANTEED WORK CITY AND COUNTRY Free Estimates Phone 32B-656B CAMPAIGN Rep. Shirley Chisltolm, (D-NY) addresses about 400 people in (he gymnasium of Ihe Cambridge Community Centre where she opened her campaign for the presidency in ELECTRIC (1971) 226 12th St. A North Phone 327-7508 LEON J. 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