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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta The LetWnidge Herald FIFTH SUCTION LcLhbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, October 6, 1971 PAGES 47 tu !i-l Everything is strictly hush-hush What's happened in China? Al' NPWS The writer (if tlic Iiillow- ing story is :i Iting-time IT- liurlcr nf Chinese maintain! affairs. He r i1 t r n c ci In (lima in April with the l'.S. tnhle. tennis li'am after an absence fif -it years, WHO 15 WALKING WHOM? Sucking contentedly on her thumb while she keeps a firm grip on the lead, two- year-old Gillian McDowell trails along behind her mas- Birlli. rale declining in Russia, sive sheep dog as they go for a stroll during the annual sheep dog show in Toronto. I grounded for three days. It. later' and television. Tliat eoup. car- That would explain the halt in 1 developed this coincided with ried out by Mao's one-time po-' regular air schedules; the few Ihe crash of a Chinese plane in litical secretary. Chen Po-ta. Chinese planes available could Mongolia under unexplained cir- gave the .Maoists the lone voice have been used lo bring mem- cumstances. in China and effectively silenced bers to Peking. Oct. I produced more sur- his enemies.- What did the central coniimt- prises. One was the failure of. Now Chen Po-ta himself and Ice decide? Again, il can only .Mao or Lin to appear even the parly leftists are said lo be be guessed at. Possibly the cult briefly as they do on similar the centre of a new political of Ihe individual, as represented By JOHN HUDEKK'K May Day programs. Tlic second storm, perhaps because they op- by Mao and Lin, has been elimi- NEW YORK lAP) Bits of was the' non-publication of the posed the parly policy of rap- nated in favor of a more collec- eudrnce coming out of Peking usual National Day editorial, prochcment wilh Ihe United live leadership. Hence, their ah- suggest that something im-! written jointly by the Liberation States. sencc from the Oel. 1 celcbra- mensely important affecting'Army Daily, the Peking Peo- WKKK WINNERS lions and from the front pages Chinese Communist Chairman pic's Daily and Hungchi or Red When Ihe cultural purge of the newspapers. Tsc-hmg has taken place. Flag. These are set-pieces of ended in the spring of WOULD CLKAH MYSTEHV it is no one outside of the occasion. MJO, Lin Piao and Chen Po-ta That too would clear up the Ihe Communist jiolitljuro can Chinese readers must have emerged Ihe apparent winners., mystery of the missing joint ed- The Chinese have not cho- been shocked to note such de- Chen became No. 4 in the hier- itorial praising Mao and Lin. To sen to disclose the seercl. partures from almost-sanctified archy. But in fact the army have written one without such Whether it will affect the custom. The display of Mao's gained the controlling voice. It' adulation this time would have planned visit, before next May, j photographs in all newspapers is believed lo have dictated the, attracted attention, of President Nixon to Peking "is j is a custom dating back to 1949. new "soft'' line and lo have The collective leadership idea equally uncertain. Highly-placed I Lin's has appeared beside them named Chou En-lai to carry it. would throw light on still an- officials in Washington believe j since he became party vice- out. other perplexing development: that an illness or even the death chairman and heir-apparent in {jo if (jheii resisted that line I3 b references to Mao's -j ma Couples ignore large family pleasj JL C7 f wh of one of the top Chinese lead- ers would not alter the situa- lion. But a political shakeup 1 connected wi'h recent friendly Chinese overtures toward the United States would be another matter. 1966. he also was fighting the army. thoughts and not to his semi-dei- The decision not to print them Both Chou and Yell Ch'ien- tied position in China. could have been Mao's. But: ying. the army leader who sat i How does Chou. Chinas man what seems more likely is that' "in on Ihe July talks wilh Nixon's !m' a" seasons, appear to have the Chinese .party aiid mass j aide. Henry Kissinger, played j survived these struggles, if they media are being fought over by! public roles in the Oct. 1 eel cle- have taken place? The answer from a China By UEV IMUItUltKA London Observer Service MOSCOW A poll of young working class families throws an interesting light on Soviet society's attitude to love and marriage as well as of the Communist Party's approach. It reveals above all that ivorried about the falling birth-! The poll, confined to couples crgmg picture cannot be _scen woukl appear that the modcr- rate and would like couples to who have been married for be- as very consoling. Th have three children each on an tween one and five years, was contradiction lies in th, while the So vet authorities arc I dren. ha average, 40 per cent of young married people do not want more than one child an anoth- er 39 per cent do not want more than two children. Only eight per cent want three chil- conducted at five factories, three in Kive and two in Odes- sa. Commenting on the results, the paper Rabochaya Gazetta (Worker which pub- Ishetl them, says that this em- "Mr. L Give-A-Dam" group gives help ivhen its needed o I rival factions as they were in! bralions. This gives weight to Predicting the course of af- the early days of tlic cultural j those who say that the army; scholar here is this: "Chou is fairs in mainland China is a purge. has been successful in its qttar j the man who almost al! his life izardotis occupation. But from A, (hat tjme it was Jlao> re! with Chen. has fought to be No. 3." can be pieced together ill fitting an battle'against' The army-leftist struggle may Thai kind of humility ha< TI i 'the dominant faction led by well have precipitated an emcr- made him acceptable to all consoling, me basic led by Premier Chou Liv i prcsidcn( Liu shao-chi, who gency meeting of the party ccn-, sides, both those in power and lai wnuc contuuie to have a scizcd of presS] radio'traf committee lo debate il. those clawing their way up. nearly all these questioned j matiding voice in Chinese pol- j 1 seem to believe that there is no happiness without children, al- most four-fifths have no wish for more than one or two of them. The paper indicates its own approval for "a group of practical rationalists" (the pjao did nol icy. Regardless of what has happened, Chou is publicly ble. He appeared al national day celebrations Oct. 1. Chair- man Mao and his designated successor, Defence Minister Lin eight per cent) who have de- cided on their program: they believe one child grows up an Their absence, combined with the decision of the otficial Pe- king People's Daily not to carry A skyscraper al eighl fool Iwo Henry tells height tales the virtues of having more chil- j changc drcn and to urge factories to provide as much as possible in the way of material incentives M KLLAI10N .siAIMS TORONTO group of in other Canadian centres will anccs and furniture depending to encourage newly anonymous bnsinessme egotist, two children are too tncir photographs, may indicate few, three are just right. Rabo- tnai jiao, perhaps Lin. are chaya Gazetta goes on to extol involved in a sudden tiie political spec- A scries of non- which embark on similar projects no on the needs of the victims in couples to have large families evcnts-has touched off world- helps people in desperate need matter what pscudonvra'is used, emergencies. The poll also disclosed thai wide speculation about what h s auiK'hecl drive to recruit The Toronto' group' offers its The Toronto group has gener- more than ,0 per cent of mar-, may own name to any such group ally worked through community "ages take place attei other businessmen. The group, which sisns its gifts, "Mr. I. is mously. also be gn to operate anonv- j leaders such as clergymen and ch a n cc acquaintance, often fc 'school principals, who have, during holidays. Another 22 per be going on in Ihis vast and' populous country. In mid- September it was announced there would be no parade at the fts, Mr. I. is f h ccnt are behvccn natjona, d Then T !so extending its scope but not The donor gue no cash. The: Gjve.A.! ing in the same place. Friend- there were reports that civil 9-T 3yond Toronto. The anonymous supply mcrchandiso. sometimes dono jsbjp from duidhooll piavs a ami military aviation had been1 H thai businessmen i food, clothing, bedding, appli- d be watch to small part in bringing about INTRODUCING MAGNIFICENT CANADIAN MINK ic luxury of 'fine quality Ink can now be yours tn rainbow of natural iades to delight your art dork ranch Bender, blue ins, dcmi iff, pearl, lutetia, sop- e, black a oss, and in the length for cry occasion from bo- to snuggle p in a marvellous mink om Canadian Furriers. retailer for Canada Majestic Mink CANADIAN FURRIERS CONVENIENT BUDGET TERMS FOR YOUR MOST CHERISHED POSSESSION. HE CROWNING GtORY OF A tOVEtY MINK HAT TO COMPLIMENT YOUR WARDROBE. MINK TAILS. From MINK SKINS. From S22.5Q 549.50 SHOP THURSDAYS TILL 9 P.M. CANADIAN FURRIERS "IN A TRADITION OF QUAU1Y" Paramount Theatre Bldg. 4th Ave. S. unfortunate situations, depend- ing largely on the news media. One of the group's recent pro- jects was for a family which lost two children and its home in a fire. TOO LIMITED LOS ANGELES (API-Ap- propriately named Henry Hite likes to joke aboul how tall he is. There's a lot of material. "I once met a fellow from Illinois who was 10 inches taller than I was." he recalls. "But he died at 22. As far as I know. am the tallest man in the world." Hite, whose parents, five brothers and seven sisters were under six feet tall, was of normal height until he was Then he sprouted. iis pituitary gland re- maiired overactivc until he was 15 years old and eight feet two inches. "I was a star on the football team. Tlicy gave me the ball, and if someone tripped me we made a first down "They had to build me a special desk in school. 1 was so big that the t e a c e r brought me apples. "1 wanted lo be a but was afraid Td get cauli- flower knees.'1 WAS I.V VAUDEVILLE As a youth Hite appeared in vaudeville with a midget. Now he makes appearances around the country for a meal com- pany. Hite. who is 56 and decid- edly lean at 270 pounds, has been married for 35 years to a woman who is 5-3 and long used lo living in a house with abnormally high ceilings. He drives a modified Volk- swagen (from the back needs two beds in motel rooms and pays S90 a pair for specially-made shoes. "I don't shine he says. "I run them through a car wash.'' marriages only 13 per cent co-education even less, only 10 per cent. The newspa- per coos a little about the im- portance of the chance factor, hailing it as the free and un- compromising choice of one's husband or wife and takes Mr. T. Givc-A-Damn hopes to i c'iE al.other societies, claiming expand to about 40 members! 'hat in the Soviet Union choice this year. The group began in of a marriage partner is nol 1967 when it appeared that some conventional aid agencies were not acting quickly enough in certain agencies or thai their resources and responsibil- ities were too limited. A spokesman, anonymous as other members of the group, said organized charities and so- determined by any property considerations as. it says, it is in a bourgeois society. But Soviet sociologists see another significant fact in this. They say that contrary to popti lar Deuei a mng courtship is not good for conjugal happi- ness. Referring to Engels. they cial relief agencies short-change; say that in nine out of 10 people who need help, because a Ihey become a school for in- certain amount of all funds col- lected through appeals to busi- fidelity. So the preference seems to be to encourage short ness and individuals is spent on j romances leading to the altar administration. in this ease lo the mar- "When I hear of someone who riagc bureau table, needs help." he said. "I just' On Ihe question of what de- send a truck around with food tennines a happy marriage. and whatever else they need." per cent of the workers "qiics- He believes there is too much (ioned emphasized love. 18 per "red lane and bureaucracy" al-i cent identity of outlook and taehed to organized charity. per cent children. Ten per ccnt "If you're giving lo charity believed that affinity of ciiar- ancl gelling publicity in return, j acter was the most 'important you're giving nothing at all." he j factor in a happy marriage. satd- i Surprisingly, earnings do not The other reason for not de-! seem lo play a part; only three siring publicity, he said, is be- per cent said they were 'minor- cause he does not want to be.ianl. put on a "sucker list" and It is no surprise, of course. portant factors in Soviet marriage. People want flats of their own so that they do nut have In live in communal aparlmenls or wilh their in- lans. Just how serious Ihe problem is can he judged from the fact thai only one fifth of the eminios interviewed in Ihe poll had a flat of am- The res' roni rooms, live wilh in-laws in hostels. Habochaya (I a z e I I a nelc.- thai the housing problem is one s no surprse, o course. lapped for money by great mini- that housing is one of the mosl hers of organizations and indi-: important "factors in Soviet