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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Chinese justice 'inscrutable9 Wednesday, January 10. 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 41 By EJLMETT DEDMON Chicago Daily News SHANGHAI. China One o( the most difficult aspects o! C'.'ineff en which ;o se: in- formation ii their coun system or the problem ot crime The besi explanation were able tn from Hsu Giing- Hiien. the deptr.- nuyor Shanghai. Even '-vas we were no: perrru'tted to 5fe the cauris ir. sciioc. a pri- vilege that even the vrriter Ed- gar "Samv no; accorded, de- friendship niLh chair- n-.sa Mao Tse-Tute. Pirst. the subject cf crime. Hsu defined s-sveral groups v.-horr. he called :he criminal of course, are th? --bsd elenier.-j." who have been transformed by the resolution cling to bour- geois thinking and Sec- OEd are the "aevv criminals" who have been subject :o "im- p-rrialisi" or other ev-J social influences: iherr are lie trou- Third are the very spies or saboteurs, who hive access to Caiaa through seapon or airport. He then menlioaed specific crimes more common to oar scciery: predominantly graft, embeiiemeac. speculation and Theft. He ssd they did not. have many einKS" and save us the figures for lasr Au- p-is; whca. because of tie warm weather and open doors and windows, crime is traditionally highest. In a city of 10 million people, he reported there were only 63 criminal cases ard all were in Ihe categories he men- tioned. Nor.e were crime? asainst persons. 'The Chinese government to- day is philosophically dedicat- (4 to U5iii2 p-'Jca! re-educa- ijon rather than c-ora'ir.ement in dealing b'-" thp raaM serio'us crimLnais. The sys'-em works as If a person is accused of pe'.ty for exampl-e. a meetu-.g i; hfld n-nere he work he i? in line with Mao's by his fellow vdriers: ivcuia czl) ii be.T.? urj To pub lie ridicule by hi: peer group. Aftsr such a discussion. 2 recTTmrr.enda'iori is rnaoe 10 conns" as to the DurJ.sh- reconrp-ended. Bu: v.-e v.ere able to ascertain runs the how the are chosen or even rflaunn the courts bear to trie rest of the system. If crime is minor, the indiv- idual wi'J be left on job iriihouf special cesigna- ucr, as a criminal, altbough ha '-rill be unoer considerable sur- If it i? a nore seri- ous crime or or embez- prison sentences be imposed ranging up to Cfl or >ears. Capital psishnen: (the firirg squad is the usual meUiod of execution) is re- laiced !m serious crimes o[ rape, murder, counter-revolu- tionary activity and sabotage. Why is crime so low. we wondered. One reason giveii us which rnsde sense is that this is a highly organized sociesy even at the lowesi level. In the members o! the streets comminees. neighbor- fc.vd committees or Jane com- mittees 'Shanghai only) act as guardians of public safety. were even startled to crver triese women had been i'Kiiirig after us. "Tnat woman you saw stsid- on the coroer with an um- brella in the raia this morning may not have been waiting to cross the street at all." the deputy mayor said. "She was probably rationed there to see thLt nothing UTitoward happen- ed to our American friends.'' Aroiher factor reducing the ir.cer.uve for crime is that marker esis; for stolen goods ai-d any sudden extra aiflueiice would surely be ixsjced if the thief tried to spend his loot m any but most ordinary way's. Finally, the vice chairman gave us a good piece ol advice. "1 have heard the saying that in China you do not have to lock your doors." he said, "but at least in Shanghai would ad- vic-e you to Iocs your doors.'' Closed Winter's frosty, frozen shroud has curtailed many ccffvifies in Southern Al- Above a scene cf a ccrtle guard, fence, tree end snow crin abcvt five eort of fhe ciry. The cuord Is chcined shut, the tre-e is bcre and fhe partures end fie'ds all Me w-it- ihe warmth cf spring. Eiil Grocne" pncto LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES for SOCIAL CREDIT Will Speak in Lefhbridge THURSDAY, JAN. 11 at 8 p.m. ALAN WATSON SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 6th Avenue and Mayor Magrarh Drive EVERYOT WELCOME WESTERN WEAR ANNUAL 3 DAY WESTERN BOOTS 14 PAIR ONLY Cowtown Boots nOW ON SALE AT 37 95 39 95 120 PAIR Men's Texas Brand Regu.or to 49.95 ON SALE NOW AT 20 PAIR MEN'S TONY LAMA BOOTS AQ.95 ON SALE AT 15 PAIR LADIES' BOOTS Texas Brand 95 MEN'S DINGO AND CIVIL WAR BOOTS Regular to 34.95 AND LESS SALE STARTS THURS., JAN, llth 9 A.M. FOR 3 DAYS ONLY SWEATERS By WoJsey ond Caldwell Body Sweorters. Pullovers, Sleeveless Group 1 Reg. 14.00 To 16.95 5 Reg. 19.95 7 .95 LEVIS JEANS and CASUALS I MEN'S and BOYS' MEN'S SUEDE JACKETS BOOTS Reg. 14.95 to 19.95 28 poir only ON SALE NOW AT Reg. 19.95 ON SALE .85 600 PAIR EUue Denim risp bell bot- toms. Brushed fwilU, White hopsack, and perma cords. Regular 4 WRANGLER WESTERN WEAR STRIPED JEANS Reg 11.95 ON SALE 1.95 WRANGLER WINTER LINED JEAN JACKET Reg. 15.95 ON SALE Boys' Woods Down Filled Jackets r: 19 ,95 LADIES' SLACKS Regular to 17.95. On Sale DRESS PANTS CRUSHED VELVET On Sole ol Price 4 PLEASURE RIDING SADDLES Regular 130.00 SPECIAL LEATHER JACKET Suedes and Split Cowhides GROUP Reg. 50.00 to 60.00 32 only ON SALE AT GROUP 2 ON SALE AT GROUP 3 Enlira itock of Winter Suede Jackiti ON SA1F AT....... Reg. 60.00 1995 Off IWIS BEU BOTTOM CORDS BurDUndy and Brown Sizes 26. 27. 26 woisfi only. Also Purple and Ercwn Buttonfly and cuorted sizes. LEE SLIM CUT BLUE DENIM WRANGLER PERMA PRESS BOOT CUT Shop for these plus many other unodvertised specials throughout the Store All Sales Cash and Find No rsfunds cr exchanges All alterations extra No Phone calls or mail please WESTEEU GRAIN TAKEN IN TRADE 305 Slh STREET S PHONE ;