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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta -Thunday, November 2, 1972 THE ItTHMIDd HRAID J A ROYAL SURPRISE Autumn brings h omecoming to college campuses and unus- ual appetites to horses as Charlie demonstrates here. The horse look a liking 1o roses held by Queen Patricia Leonard of Ogdensburgh, N.Y., after the homecoming parade at the State University of New York. Scientists, specialists urgently needed by China By EMMETT DEDMON Chicago Daily News Service PEKING -i If there is any- thing China needs most today, it is scientists and specialists with skills capable of dealing with modern technology. And this is exactly what China is least likely to get as a result of the application of the theories of the cultural revolution to higher education. In China today, a graduate of a middle school has no option of going directly on to the uni- versity, even if he may show the precocity of an Einstein, a Thomas Edison or an Enrico Fermi. First he must go to the rural areas or a factory for one or two years and then he will bo accepted at a university only after he has won the ap- proval of his fellow workers to pursue his education. We were told in Hong Kong that the "freedom swimmers" who escape from China each year, most of them young peo- ple, have increased from a rate of to per year. After an investigation of the system for higher education, one is not too surprised that a young The favored one-two ticket in Tuesday's U.S. election man who dreams of electron! circuitry can hardly be expect ed to keep that dream alive din- ing two years of hauling nigh soil (manure) to the fields. There is some evidence tha chairman Mao aware that the Tse-tung is principle o Vica-preiident Spiro Agntw manual labor may have been carried to extremes in its appli cation to the universities. One detects a tendency in conversa- tion to blame this on "the ultra who seen; to be emerging as the new villians in this society. Perhaps the way is being cleared to correc' the excesses and mistakes of the cultural revolution which are nowhere more evident 01 depressing than in the state o! higher education. We were fortunate in being able to visit Peking University the cradle of the cultural rev- olution. When the cultural revolution occurred, the university w closed, although the students .-emained on the campus. From 1968 to 1970. there were no uni- versity activities in a formal sense. Then in the fall of 1970, the enrolment was resumed but only for one new class each year. Today, Peking University, which once had an enrolment of to has only 4.300 students. This figure is typical of all China where total univer- sity enrolment is only about 60 pe- cent of what it was prior to 1966. The process of applying for admission to the university does not begin until the middle-school (high school) graduate has es- tablished himself or herself as a "worker" in a factory or a "peasant" in an agricultural commune. Then, if he wishes to continue his education, he must lake the following steps: First, get the approval of his co-workers to apply. Secondly, pet a recommendation from tlie leaders of the local revolu- tionary committee or other local leaders; and finally, pass an entrance exam administered by the university. This is hardly a route likely to be encouraging to any young person of ,711 inde- pendent inclination who might be a likely candidate for work in the field of original research. It was difficult to ascertain (he program a student follows once he arrives at (he Univer- sity. Again, we wore confront- ed with the statement that "everything is still experimen- tal" or "we are still in the slago of "struggle criticism." As nearly as we could make out from an extensive interro- gation, a student spends at least ;ix months of the year in school, and at lenst (hree months in a work experience program of which one month is physical labor in the fields and Avo months is spent In what is continually translated as "In- vestigations." Polish diplomat is UN president By KATHLEEN TELTSCH New York Times News Service UNITED NATIONS "Who diplomats here asked each oth- er that question a year ago when it was announced that Poland had chosen her deputy foreign minister who was virtually unknown in the intre- national diplomatic world as candidate for the presidency of the 27th general assembly. By pre arrangement, the presidency this year was to go to Poland's choice and so Stan- islaw Trepczynski was elected. Until he became a minister in April, 1971, Trepczynski had spent most of his years in the Polish labor movement, having joined the Polish Communist Party in 1945 and risen from the ranks to head the central committee's secretariat. The experience prepared him in some ways, Ije says, for his new responsibilities. He is ac- customed to presiding at crowded meetings he often has addressed thousands of workers at sessions that have been usually noisy and some- times boisterous. The United Nations General Assembly generally is more decorous, but the Trepczynski style was shaped in Poland. "I like to try to find some common spirit with all those in the hall1' he said. "Sometimes it is a joke or a gesture that will do it when I find that common spirit, I know it will go well." During his years in the labor movement he also developed a talent for organizing compli- cated programs, say his Polish associates. Trepczynski, who is 48 years old, appears to be serene in approaching the burdensome duty of presiding for 13 weeks over the assembly of 132 coun- tries, although he admits to some minor worries. Trepczynski smiles as he says that he dislikes long speeches long is anything lasting over 40 minutes and he also admits to rising impa- tience when he sees decisions put off in favor of more dis- cussion, a common experience at the UN. He said, "better to make a hundred decisions even if 10 are not so good than make only 10 decisions, 9 of them good." He says he is untroubled by the prospect of dealing with mountains of documents last year the United Nations ground out 558 million pages. One countryman, using the phraseology common to diplo- mats here, speaks of Trepczyn- ski as a "post-GomuIka meaning that he emerged on the diplomatic scene after the riots in Poland that led to toppling of Wladyslaw Gomul- ka's regime in December, 1970. 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