Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
May 1t74-THE LBTHMIDOI HERALD-5 b's Photo position part of Chou's changing Peking role HONG KONG -1 Premier Chou En lai been absenting himself from various state functions in Peking at which he would have routinely appeared. The absences are viewed here as being part of a carefully stage managed effort to prepare the Chinese people and the world for the 76 year old leader's withdrawal from active direction of the Chinese government. Chou is the only premier China has had since the Communists took power in 1949. Whether his withdrawal from an active role is voluntary or under pressure is but the stress on his age convinces analysts that the absences signify more than a temporary indisposition. age cannot be a diplomat here pointed out. is Explaining why he had failed to show up at the airport on Saturday to greet Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Chou am not very well because I am There has been no indication that the premier is being treated for any particular ailment. He was on hand when Bhutto was ushered into Chairman Mao Tse-tung's book lined study Saturday but when the photographs of that meeting were released here observers were instantly struck by what appeared to be a symbolic shift in seating arrangement that has become ritualistic. Chou's invariable to the chairman's was occupied by a deputy Teng Hsiao Ping. The premier sat on the Chairman's next to Bhutto in what was still a place of honor. The fact that this left Chou sitting closer to Mao than Wang Hung the No. 3 figure in the party would indicate to Chinese readers that he had not been re- moved from his No. 2 ranking. But the shift in in the arcane signal system Peking uses to reveal major political gave toe photograph the same impact that a banner headline about a cabinet reshuffle would have in another country. The appearance of Teng in the photograph was almost equally if less surprising. A former secretary general of the Communist he was purged in the early stages of the Cultural Revolution in 1966 for having resisted Chairman Mao's policies. This was believed to be the first time in 12 years that Mao had allowed himself to photographed with Teng. The deputy who is had been restored to the party's politbro at the start of this then had been sent to New York last month to make an address at the United Nations. But it was only with the publication of the photograph that it could be stated with certainty that he had been fully restored to favor When Chou conferred with Prime Minister Bhutto the dispatch from the official news gave Teng equal billing. Chou En vice premier Teng Hsiao Ping hold talks with Prime Minister the heading on the dispatch declared. PrlCM effective May We reserve the right to limit quantities. FOR YOUR HOLIDAY WEEK-END... FULLY SMOKED GOVERNMENT INSPECTED OLYMPIC OR SUPERIOR WHOLE GOVERNMENT INSPECTED CANADA GRADE 'A' NEVER FROZEN 5to9Ib.average FRESH TURKEYS or BUTTERBALL TURKEYS. FROZEN. ALL SIZES Ib Garden Fresh.. Luscious Whole Watermelons 0 L B S California Sweet Strawberries Pint Basket Red Grapefruit F O R Prepared Mustard 24 fl oz jar Rise 'N Shine Government Canada Grade 'A' Beef Chuck Steaks Ib Orange Crystals Lunchec Kam Beef Stew 02 net wt pkg Luncheon Meat If AIM 3 Varieties 12 02. net wt. tin 24 fl 02 tin Nabob Fresh Government Inspected Superior-Olympic-Swifts WIENERS Bulk Regular or Foot Ib. Government Capital or Witctni SIDE BACON By The Piece Half or End Ib. 69 78 o Instant Coffee E.D. Smith Assorted Jam Dclsey Bathroom Tissue With Pectin 9fl 02 jar 69' 79' 1 49 I UIIOl 0 0 Zest Kraft Bar-B-Q Sauce Smoked Bar-B-Q. Onion Garlic or Hot. 18 fl. oz. jar Old Dutch Potato Chips Cal Fame Frozen Lemonade Toilet Soap Regular size Schick Injector Razor Blades Liquid Ivory Detergent Super Stainless 7's 32 fl. oz. bottle 4 Bar OCC Banded 09 79' All Varieties 8 oz. net wt. Pink or Regular 6 fl. oz. tins SAVE 18C Valuable Coupon SAVE 18' with this coupon you may purchase Weston's Sunbeam One Dozen Hamburger or Hot Dog BUNS for only Coupon ellsctivi till Tuisdiy. Miy Zlsl 1974 ndiimihli only it L-Mirt'