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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta TuMday, October 15, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 r 'S Severe stroke 6incapacita tes' Chinese leader LONDON (Reuter) Chinese leader Mao Tse- tung suffered a severe stroke last month and his political life is virtually over, a story in today's editions of the London Daily Telegraph says. David Floyd, the newspaper's Communist af- fairs correspondent, said news of the 81-year-old Mao's illness was brought to Britain "by Western businessmen recently in Peking who had unique access" to Chinese leaders. "Mao Tse-tung had a severe stroke at the end of September which has brought his active role in China's political life practically to an Floyd wrote in a front-page story in the newspaper. He said a bitter battle for succession to the leadership was now underway, with Mao's wife, Chiang Ching, and Prime Minister Chou En-lai, the principal contestants for power. "The reports from Peking say that relations between Chiang Ching and Chou En-lai have grown steadily worse during this year She has surrounded her ailing husband with her radical supporters and made it difficult for Chou to have his daily quiet chat alone with the story said It said that Chou is still, though his deputy, Teng Hsiaoping, in control of the administration, but added that Chiang Ching is able to by-pass him in issuing orders to the party organization. The story said that Mao has been in failing health for some time and recent pictures of him receiving foreign guests leave no doubt about the present state of his health. "He has not made any public appearances for some years, and he is believed now to be somewhere in southern China, where the climate is warmer. He no longer enjoys the few hours of clarity each day when he could discuss matters of the story added. The report said the power situation is com- plicated by the fact that Chou En-lai is also a very sick man. "He had two heart attacks this summer, one in June and a second after attending the Army Day reception at the end of July, and he is still under treatment in hospital. "He continues to receive visitors, but he is un- likely ever to resume the heavy burden of work he used to carry. Mao s wife Chiang Ching has also had long periods of illness. "The reports from Peking leave no doubt that Chiang-Ching is making a serious attempt to decide the succession to her husband. "She is making full use of her position as the Politburo member in charge of education and culture to increase her popularity with the people and especially with women. "At the same lime as promoting her own pop- ularity Chiang Ching has sponsored several cam- paigns calculated to discredit the ailing Chou i lai." Bishop fears food shortages may lead to war VATICAN CITY (Reuter) A Canadian bishop forecast Saturday that world food shor- tages might lead to open war and called on the Roman Catholic Church to press for an end to the international arms race Msgr William Edward Power of Antigonish, N S. told the world synod of bishops here. "At a time when control of basic commodities becomes the source of eventual armed conflicts, the scandal of war itself takes on a gravity heretofore unknown. "Hence we ask that this sy- nod call for an absolute end to the worlds arms race. "We are faced with the nightmarish prospect of new economic conflicts. "Food could soon become a modern weapon of war. To- gether with the United States of America, we (Canada) may have more control over sur- plus world food supplies than major oil-exporting nations have over the dwindling fuel' supplies." Bishop Power said the church hierarchy in his country is pressing the government "to contribute to a world food bank, to make concessional sales of wheat to poor nations, to pay just prices for poor countries ex- ports and to help developing countries produce more food." Hts remarks followed other speeches of the synod, mainly from North American bishops, expressing concern at the world food situation and calling on the Roman Catholic Church to take a more active in combatting starvation and famine Bishop Power called on his fellow prelates "to use every means at our disposal to bring about an effective inter- national ban on warfare." His speech was one of the strongest pleas so far from a Western bishop in favor of a more active church role in so- cial and political affairs. During the first two weeks of the month-long synod, bishops have failed to agree on how far the Roman Catholic Church should concern itself with the salva- tion of man on earth as oppos- ed to his "spiritual salva- tion." A leading Indian prelate told reporters early in the synod- "You cannot evangelize a man with an empty stomach." 60-story Calgary Tower has become community symbol CALGARY (CP) When people think of Calgary, they usually think either of oil wells, the Stampede or a 60- storey concrete tower. Calgary name was changed from Husky Tower in vir- tually every view of the city's skyline and has become a community symbol Earl Olson, a spokesman for Canadian Pacific Railway, said the tower was built as a focal point for Palhser Square, a complex of offices, movies and a shopping mall. Mr Olson suspects the tower was the brainchild of Calgary's current mayor, Rod Sykes, a former president of Marathon Realty Ltd., CP Rail's real estate arm. It was built to open in 1968 at a cost of million and originally carried the name of Husky Tower because Husky Oil Co was to occupy a major block of offices in Palliser Square. That part of the deal fell through, however, and Marathon bought out the Husky interest in 1971. The current owners, Mr. Ol- son said, have not flogged the tower as a landmark of the city The original concept in- cluded some dominance of the skyline but no one realized it to be as pervasive as it has. The 625-foot tower stands on the site of the old train sta- tion and Palliser Square still acts as a station. The tower sports a revolving restaurant that seats 200, an observation terrace that costs to visit and a couple of bars. Stan Porter, who manages the tower for Marathon, says the structure is making money but the revenue is pool- ed with all of the operations of Palliser Square so he doesn't know what kind of return the company is getting on investment. Mr. Porter said about a half a million persons a year go to the top of the tower, not all of them tourists. About passes have been given to business and or- ganizations which take people to the top frequently. As Well, the tower is advertised so Calgarians don't forget it's if they ever could, Mr. Porter said That's on top of the city and the province promoting the structure in tourist advertis- ing. On a clear day visitors can see the Rocky Mountains 80 miles away and so far nothing has been built close to the tower to obstruct the view. Nothing high enough anyway. LAST ON THE BALLOT SHEET. FIRST TO SPEAK UP FOR CITIZENS' NEEDS ELECT TO COUNCIL A MAN WHO LISTENS. UNDERSTANDS THEN ACTS. VOTE I TOBIN, Tony THANK YOU Committee to Etoct Tony Tobin Your Toyota dealer has 1974 Toyota models available for immediate delivery. At 1974 prices! Toyota Corolla, Corona, Celica, Mark II, Half-Ton pickup and 4-wheel-drive Land Cruiser. All hundreds of dollars below the new 1975 competitive model prices. And Toyota models start as low as You may never see a new car price this low again. Our own new models are on the way, so hurry on down and get a 74 while they last. YOU COULD VOURTOKjmOCMW THE TOYOTA BCONO4UHSER DRIVE TOYOTA "Manufacturers' suggested list pnces at time of publication Does not mcbde destination, delivery and charges, license and provincial taxes because these factors vary from region Jo region (Toyota FOB points, Halifax, Montreal Toronto, Vancouver) Mo1 tne Tofdu dftty you CONTEST OCTOKft If. 1W4 ;