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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta The Letkbrtdge Herald Third Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, November 8, 1972 Pages 31 to 42 GIFTS TO ARTS CENTRE While Dutch technician Jon Kleyn checks the key- board Siem Dool, chief voicer of ihe Flentrop organ manufacturers of Holland checks one of the pipes in concert organ given to the National Arts Centre by the Dutch- Canadian community. The gift marked ihe 25th anniversary in. 1970 of the liberation of the Netherlands by the Canadian, Army. (CP Photo) Fabled fOW Father Rhine' languishing on death bed BONN. West Germany (Ren- ter) Old Father Rhine is on his fcallibcrl. The historic river of fable and romance now is Europe's largest sewer, mem- bers of the Intel-national Rhine Protection Commission were told at a congress in Wiesbaden. A group of international scien- tists and politicians attending Ihe congress travelled down the Rhine from Basel to Rotterdam lo problem for themselves. For long stretches, from its source in Switzerland to its mouth in Holland, J125 miles to the north, the great stream is no longer composed of water at all, they were told. In the eyes of an analytical chemist it is a liquid mixture of human effluent, mostly un- treated, chloride, zinc, copper, lead, zircon, manganese, nickel, stronlium, rubidium, chemical pesticides, radioactive isotopes and oil. Oxygen, which is supposed lo be a major constituent of water, is present only in small traces. BUY BOTTLED WATER Yet somehow the world's busiest waterway keeps rolling along, hearing passenger and cargo vessels every year and providing drinking water- after chemical 20 milbon people. Werner Best, environment minister for the West German state of Hesse and chairman ot Ihe Commission for Rhine Puri- fication, told the Wiesbaden con- gress that the quality of the water in parts is on the point of clinical death. Many people liv- ing beside the Rhine never touch tap water. They buy it bottled. When the oxygen content falls below 1.5 milligrams a litre the experts say it "tips over." The fish and the aquatic organisms that are vital to the regenera- tion die out. The river continues lo flow but it is no longer "brea- thing." This happened over a large stretch of the river two years ago. Best said lie would regard It as a success if Ihe commission could prevent this from happen- ing again. But it would lake an- other 10 years and colossal in- vestments by local authorities and industry to make the river clean enough to swim in once more. Jordans Superb Fashion Leader Carpet now featured at spectacular Savings ANNUAL SALE OF Cheap carpet at a cheap price is nut good value] The smart shopper will buy the best quality at the lowest possible price a nd deal with someone she can trust. Jordans reputation has been built on 43 years of quality and value service and integrity. Enjoy These Outstanding Bargains Now! 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Convenient Terms Uso Jordcins Budget Plans No Down Payment WINDS OF CHANGE SWEEP CHINA Now, even foreigners welcome By JOHN RODERICK PEKING (AP) The for- eigner, once detested as an imperialist inrludcr, is relum- ing in ever increasing num- bers to a China, which still vigorously waves the banner of anti-imperialism. Nineteen months ago the Americans were described as the most repellent imperial- ists of all. This year, following the February visit of Presi- dent Nixon to Peking, more than 500 Americans have made the Cliina tour, often in- cluding visits to the Great Wall, the eating cf Peking duck and lessons in acupunc- ture. Three months ago, the Jap- anese government headed by Eisaku Sato winced under re- peated Chinese charges it was headed down the garlen path to militarism. Yet a month ago the new prime minister. Kakuei Tanaka, returned from Peking with diplomatic recognition. In the words cf Hsinhua, trie New China news agency, he had "opened a new page in the history of re- lations between the two coun- tries." In fact nearly Japa- nese made the pilgrimage to Canton, Shanghai and Peking in the first nine months of 1972. More than 500 delegations of all kinds from 90 The new China: many of them Communist but a large number come to China. This has lieen accompanied by a vast exodus of Chinese table tennis players, basket- ball, football, ice hockey, bad- minton, skating und gymnas- tic teams to 52 countries around the globe, 16 of them with no diplomatic ties to Pe- king. Chinese trade delegations, journalists, doctors and diplo- mats have joined the parade as China's influence continues to widen inlernalionally. OLD ORDER GOES The ebb and flow of foreign- ers into China, and of Chinese going out, is a product of Communist Mao Tse-tung's "revolutionary line in foreign affairs." Under it, the people of a country are described as essentially good, even if their leaders may be than admirable Though the foreigners are com'ng back, they do so under Chinese terms. The run-down Tudor houses on "Canker's Row" in Shanghai, occu-ied by poor Chinese families, the mouldering man- sions en Canton's Shameen Is- land, festooned with prole- tarian laundry, and the once- elegant Pelting houses where Foreigner once lived, are evi- dence that the old order has passed. A few foreigners still live in How to win friends and be influential Tly ARTHUR L. GAVSHON PEKING (AP) China is winning new friends and in- flutncing more people abroad with the dual aim of smaslu'ng the Soviet American super- power syndrome and thwarting any Kremlin dreams of con- quest. Peking's leaders consider, after years cf isolated con- templation, that the process of restructuring the world's power system requires them to work closely with Japan and Western Europe. As they see it, too. the sympathetic backing of Third World countries in Asia. Africa and Latin America would help. This grand design of a multi- polar world dominating China's developng foreign policy there- fore envisages: Chinese-Japa- nese co-operation and under- standings to counter-balance the supremacy of the super- powers in the Far East. CMnese-West European co-operation and un- derstandings to counte--balance the supremacy of the super- powers in Europe. HEADY TO TALK These objectives emerge in corversations with responsible Chinese authorities who these days seem readier than at any lime since the Communist takeover of power on Ihe main- lend in 1949 to discuss their woes and worries, tho'r wants and wishes with new-found friends from Ihe West. It is clear days of in- tensive talks in Peking that the new diplomatic offensive fash- ioned by Uie Chinese is in full fl.elit. The evidence include.-: normalization of rr-lmions with Japan, coupled with a big push tor ever grcalcr trade. In Ihe view of some Chinese ex- perts, the significance of (his development, ending 78 years of hostility, even United Slates President Nixon's journey to Peking. normalization of relations with seven of the nine members of the bigper European Com- mor. Market and with other key nations of non-Communist Eu- rope. In this sector, Chinese au- thorities seem lo be giving a special place to Britain, believ- ing the British share their skep- ticism toward Ihe purposes tha lie behind Russia's talk of Easl- West accommodation in Eu- rr.pe. CITE PROBLEMS The Chinese, striving lo frnnsform their backward" land into a thriving industrialized state in tune with Ilia 20th century, say they have endured and still are enduring file dominance of the Amcri cans and the Russians. First, as they put, China was contained and encircled since 1949 by successive Ameri can administrations unable to come lo terms with any form ol communism. Then, again as they argue it, Cliina has had to face Ihe men- ace of a Soviet invasion from the north and to them that threat today is so great that i precedes any danger they pro fess to detect from the U.S. It is this almost obsessive preoccupation with Ihe peril of some swift and sudden Soviet nuclear strike that is impelling Ihe Chinese into the search fo; a new world power system. LIST PRINCIPLES Ideally, Peking experts are saying, it should bo a system based on five principles provid- ing for: respect for sover- eignty and territorial integrity in the in- ternal affairs of other coun- tries. between all states big and small. coexistence. There rrc, of course, quite a few countries, such as India and Tiussia. which would argue [hat Poking docs not practise the principles it preaches. Equally, the Chinese insist Ihe superpowers and their friends, by bullying and subver- sion and intervention, subvert those principles. They cile the American role in Vietnam, (lie Russia-led invasion of Czech- the dismemberment of Pakistan. WALDHEIM URGES UN iCTlON AGAINST CRIME IIN1T1CI) NATIONS (AIM Secrclnry-Gcneral Kurt Walci- hcini has called for Unilori Nations aelion lo cope with a world "crime crisis of growing proportions." In n weekend report lo the 132-nnllon (icncral Assembly, lio said il might wish lo make a commitment lo crime pro- volition, review trends in world crime and :isk him for more such reports in future years. lie also said II. might, ho ap- propriate for Ihe UN system lo sol up meetings of ministers of juslico, ministers of the interior or their equivalents lo develop inleninlional policy on crime fighting. In a report on crime pre- vention and control, he said: of the most nfiluait countries are most sorely ill- (liclcil, The- rcvolulion of rising ex- iwolalions" itself has produced crime, Waldhcim said. j solitary slender in Shanghai, their business with the Peo- ple's Republic smoothed by a gracious existence in spacious homes staffed by servants. But they are the handful which prove the rule, the re- minder cf things past. No longer is Shanghai divided into British, French, Japanese and Chinese areas. It is all Chinese. From the 17th floor of the Old Broadway (Now Shang- hai) Mansions, visitors are shown the splendors of the old Bund, a row of stately build- ings now doing duty under dif- ferent namei. The Broadway Mansions it- self, where foreign corre- spondents lived after the Sec- ond World War, is maintained in carpeted luxury, a hotel for Chinese visitors. Canton's Shameen Island, floating in the Pearl River, is a mile long, 403 yards wide. It used to be the site of the French and British con- cession; after 10 p.m. its two stone bridges were closed to Chinese. Today, Chinese stroll under the shade of its splen- did banyan trees or sit over a game of chess. The foreigner draws curious stares. The Protestant and Roman Catholic cathedrals have fallen into disrepair, and the paint has peeled from the su- perb villas which line the riv- erfront. But government of- fices and Communist trade missions, meticulously main- tained, illustrate what it all once wns. POLITE BUT ALOOF Few foreigners live in Can- ton or Shanghai compared with the thousands of yester- year. But the foreign popula- tion of Pelring-chiefly diplo- mals and rapidly. So far. 81 countries have recognized the People's Re- pub 1 i c. among the latest Japan and West Germany. When they move into their embassies, possibly early next year, the diplomatic popula- tion will make a large upward bound from its present Most diplomats ar.d foreign correspondents are restricted to the Pelting area, though with the new open diplomacy, they have begun to see other parts of the country in peri- odic guided tours. Many complain of boredom: (here is virtually no Iheatre, no Western movies, no sym- phony concerts, no night clubs or cabarets, no bars. But there are compensa- tions. Peking food is among the best in the world, the city itself is a collection of cultural solcncors, and (he Chinese, though less accessible than in the part, are civilized, well behaved and friendly. There are, too, some posi- tive negatives: no tipping, no mugging, no appreciable smog, ap.d no narcotics. The old Peking Club, where foreigners once ate strawber- ries and cream beside the swimming pool, became Uie International Club under tha Communists, a grey, sleepy echo of the brilliant past. 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