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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ON THE HOOF Agriculture Minister H. A. (Bud) Olson examines a calf which was transferred as an embryo from the wonb of one cow into the womb of a foster mother. The technique was developed by the department of agriculture at its animal disease research institue in Hull, Quebec. The department hopes the technique can be used to increase the number of offspring from genetically superior cows. Clipping service offered by Information Canada OTTAWA (CP) Canada apparently is ready to launch a new electronic-driven news monitoring service for a supply clients with about clip- pings a day. There will also be less expen- sive services, at and a year. An "internal working docu- distributed by Informa- tion Canada to other govern- ment departments, outlines the new automated information monitoring service which will use "the most advanced meth- ods in optical character read- ing, radio, television, magnetic recording, electrochemistry, mi- crofilming, cybernetics, laser and related fields." The program obviously is a far cry from the standard news- paper clipping services. FAST AND DIRECT "Two hours after publication the summarized contents of al- most all Canadian daily news- papers dealing with federal gov- ernment affairs and olher devel- opments if national interest will he on microfilm. Through fac- simile transmission a complete copy of any item included in tho summary regularly supplied to clients will be available in minutes from any field monitor- ing station. "Audio facsimile of radio and TV reports can be re-transmit- ted to a client by telephone SO minutes after a request has been received." The working document says the automated information mon- itoring service, to he known as AIMS, will combine "an effec- tive team of cross-country ob- servers with an Ottawa-based staff of specialists to service members of Parliament and subscribing government depart- ments, agencies, commissions and corporations with special- ized informalion in audio, video and print tailored to individual needs." This apparcnlly is the second phase of Information Canada's development. When il was founded ye.'trs ago. il.s .'in- nounced plans were In tell n.i- nadians about government an- tivities and direct information from across Canada in'o the j hands of government. MEETING NOW Information Canada officials now are meeting information of- ficers of government, depart- ments to explain I ho proposed new moniloring sprvire and lo gather information on the exact n cods of those, prospective riicnl.s. The working document says the objective of AIMS "is to systematically survey press, radio and TV for news content, editorial content, Idlers to the editor, special columns, and public affairs programs on topics of national interest or pertaining to any federal gov- c r n in o n t personally, policy, program or function." There seems to he lillle that the AIMS program, with its cen- tral computer system, can't do. Two hours after newspapers, TV and radio stations produce items, they will be in the na- tional monitoring centre in Ot- tawa in abstract form. The pro- gram eventually will include all daily newspapers, along with weeklies and selected maga- zines. Twice a day, Information Canada will furnish clients with an alphabetical compilation of all abstracted items, a list of all subjects covered and a statisti- cal report on the main stories carried in that period. This sta- tistical report will include the origin of news items, the fre- quency of use, and the five major stories carried coast to coast. Loosening up from proletarifm monotony Friday, May 12, 1972 THE LETH3RIDCE HERALD 27 Chinese face the perils of liberalism SINGAPORE The harsh days uf uciuui uuniig u tural revolulitjn, when a hero- ine of the long march and wife of a Chinese Marshal could be pilloried as a "bourgeois reac- tionary" by the Red guards for keeping chrysanthemums in two ornamental pots, are part of the long past in Peking today. China is loosening up, liber- alising life itself from prim, pro- letarian monotony. Revolution is no longer interpreted as a popular urge to "eat dishes with the same flavour, wear clothes with the same style, dress the hair in the same man- ner." There should be a greater variety of things to eat, rules the official Press, "simple and elegant" new style clothes, "good-looking" hair styles. Buttoned-up Mao jackets may be the rage in New York, but Chinese officials going abroad are beginning to take to city suits. Like an old lag narrowing his eyes in the sharp sunlight as the gates close on his last prison sentence, the wary Chi- nese finds himself once more facing the temptations of limit- ed freedom that could trap him into earning his next. INTELLECTUAL HIT The peril is particularly acute for the intellectual. He is no longer safely confined to mem- orising the thoughts of Mao. If he takes a calculated risk he can read classics like the hilar- ious and irreverent Chinese pil- grim's progress that Arthur Waley translated for the west as MONKEY, cr DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER, the great 18th-century sociological novel whose controversial Marxist in- terpretation provoked a major purge in 1955, or the first new Chinese translation for nearly CO years of Thomas Huxley's Evo- lution And Ethics. The establishment itself Is calling not only for readable works that will popularise his- tory and science, but for popu- lar editions of the Communist operas so ferociously edited by the implacable Madame Mao in the sixties. The arts are still weapons of Communist propo- ganda, "culture" as conceived by Mao, who believes hi using "the pen in attack, the gun for defence." The stage must still reflect the Party platform and Madame Mao's "model plays" must still be taken as shining examples by all. Neverthless, new false horizons beckon. On the eve of the 30th anni- versary of the Chairman's his- toric pronouncements in Yen- an on revolutionary art and lit-1 to UN Ull 1 UVUIUUUllcll y ill I UIIU III-CI iltlij C, iJiCdli ICtU ename an people in ino academic world to exert and the cultural revolution saw millions to ic works have been encouraged not to the full, thrown out of in to adapt these model operas creative and posit i v and "sent down to h i n the local popular art form, to pool their thoughts to expiate be to be "daring" enough to from each other or o duce new plays, drawing media of free discussion ac necessary on ancient order to accelerate the has been said that the of and even foreign literature. of socialism." Mao China the only one towa is officially reported that that all polemics must recognises when he o staged "a total of 100 within the world by uttering this in s mental works of creative framework of Marxism, word in mixed r during the Hupeh Arts that if other ideas a deity with 800 million in March the debate "we are of souls, and the side CLASS that this is of no In Peking But how far can they go? He was confident now placate it is to official press and radio has logic must far too many of them the same time bitterly was not ready, and distrustful. were those "class enemies" in the accelerating from their for provinces who have angry dissent that the cultural and "maliciously upon the Chinese urgently needed today Madame Mao's approved Party from those educate the young, and ras by slipping in feudal taken him at his word tossed out of their whc disguised as modern to say and write but urgently needed aries and by introducing thought. His reaction to administer the the eois twists to the plot, long relayed. Within have in many cases and mental love scenes, dubious China had been from returning to Han ties and other odious a "rectification had proved politically th revolutionary gimmicks and an and made them an the misguided aim of the state council to vicious the show entertaining. new legislation now writers and empe whom the snake has once to "labor custody" saw almost everything to avoids the tall indiscreet among the been set in print Mao, a Chinese say, and there of China found reviled, condemned distir something almost sinister fulfilling a variety of to ashes are victir mistrustful minds about tasks from according to Honan stress laid last month in university lavatories in that "cultural activity iron vincial China on the neeed to hauling timber in difficult and powe let "a hundred flowers reform camps in the to a and a hundred schools C thought contend" as they had bitten, the canny cautious attitude is the Hupeh tried to avoid the as "poisonous" and Mao first used this old Chinese saying in May 195C, but he was moving through rough political trick of the bourgeois class." Proletarian the he introduced z new policy the early sixties the "must never stand h intellectual freedom in China claimed many more for fear of making men order, as he said for ideological But Chinese who are tha They uirt pjpr DOD why! the real thing. Coke. Coca-Cola and Coke are roistered trade marks which identify only [he horted to write popular Bclenllf- remember what hap- in the sixties to thosa hinted that technology a slavish atti- e foreign philos- present" in a play imperial mandarin om office by an un- emperor. This piece was of being the The irony of it all is that the Here's your HOTor A J Wl CHRYSiER Quality Engineering Beauty and function get together at your Dodge HQ. Dodge Monaco and Polara for '72, identical in size, both ride on the big 122" wheelbase, but slightly different in appointments. Monaco and Polara have a re-sculptured look for '72, new from the rubber to the roofline. Monaco's standard fea- tures say "luxury car" but they're all standard. 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