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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - September 26, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press saturday september 26, 1970 Nixon Tito meeting will offer opportunities to both by Charles Wassermann Belgrade special Richard Nixon s visit to Yugoslavia his second presidential venture into the communist world should differ substantially from his first in August 1969. Then a Brief Stop Over in Bucharest produced some Hearty rumanian cheers a few Friendly phrases cheers and and Little else phrases will undoubtedly also Mark the Nixon visit to Yugoslavia but the american president and Marshll Tito can do things for each other which might help both on discover Winnipeg s furniture rental Centre item selection styles and Price groups option plan delivery commercial plans available for realtors business and Industry. Modern age furniture Ltd. 222 Mcdermot at albeit 942-3279 it also still a Complete line of contemporary furniture and paintings their different political paths. The very fact that president Nixon had added Yugoslavia to his Mediterranean tour will go a Long Way towards removing a feeling of resentment Many Citi Zens of that country both politicians and others have harboured since last year. They Felt that Yugoslavia which has tried hard to build a Bridge be tween East and West Ever since Tito s break with Stalin in 1948, should have been the first communist country to receive a Post War visit form a . Pres ident. But in the summer of 1969 political strategists in washing ton apparently believed that it was More important for the United states to give moral sup port to Romania whose leaders were pursuing an Independent course within the Warsaw pact and com econ. The country which had disassociated itself from All Moscow dominated Alli ances and had liberalized communism to a remarkable extent yugoslavs reflected bitterly could wait. One reason for the Nixon visit to Bucharest was that the White House hoped1 to use the Tom iranian leadership s Good re lations with China to establish More reliable contacts Between Washington and peking than the often interrupted talks at am Assadorian level in Warsaw Poland. This Hope failed to materialize. Many a yugoslav political observer is now tempted to say i told you it even took communist ruled Yugoslavia twelve years to re establish full diplomatic relations with China after these had been All but broken off in 1958. Interestingly enough the policy planners in Washington appear not to have been discouraged by their failure to reach peking via Bucharest. It is Evi Dent that the Nixon visit to Yugoslavia is another attempt to establish International contacts through an intermediary. But thanks to Tito s skill As a politician and to his stature among the Small and medium sized Powers and due to the fact that China is not the object this attempt May Well be More successful. The name of the game is third world Washington s interest in improving relations with the uncommitted countries is not new. And mar foreign policy Field. Cheering crowds in Yus Oslavia might up fast White a Tais French Rye Westminster bakery Ioc scr brooch 772-61 clearance of used office equipment filing cabinets desks Wood and Stool tables chairs . Cab., Pitney Bowes folding machine like new office safes All sizes students desks bookcases Metal shelving. Good selection of typewriters. Crawford office equipment Ltd. 330 main St. Shall Tito who has just re turned from Lusaka Zambia where he played a key role at the third world conference of uncommitted nations May Well be the Only Leader Able to improve the . Image particularly in the capitals of Africa. Washington s need for a respected interlocutor is most urgent among the Arab nations and there Tito s influence is greatest. No one in Belgrade expects the . And yugoslav leaders to Settle the Middle East crisis during their meet ing. But it is considered Possi ble that they will Issue a joint declaration which while avoid ing unbridgeable difference might have at least some Calm ing effect in the Middle East. Thus the aged yugoslav pres ident May be Able to provide what or. Nixon badly needs in this mid term election year a Success however Small in the also help to give the tarnished personal image of the . President new Luster. Moreover Hurrah along the Eastern Shore of the Adriatic sea might tend to counterbalance those from the iberian Peninsula and assuage the anger of . Liberals Over the visit to general fran co. Observers Here Point out that the Nixon visit to Spain might also have something to do with White House efforts to reach the Arab nations through new channels. These maintain close ties with Spain irrespective of general Franco s domes tic policies and it is considered significant that Egypt s foreign minister Mahmud Riad paid a Little publicized visit to Medrid in on the other hand Richard Nixon can do something for Josip Broz Tito a visit from a . President As Many a Western Diplomat in Belgrade curation of Czechoslovakia and with Warsaw pact manoeuvres still being held regularly along Yugoslavia s Eastern and South Ern frontiers Marshall Tito is not inclined to ask Moscow to re equip his army. Another straight business Deal with the United states arranged during a tet a Tete at Tito s hideaway on the Island of brioni would be vastly preferable. With these political and prac tical matters on the Agenda it is not surprising that observers in Belgrade believe the Nixon Tito meeting will turn out to be the highpoint of the .. Pres ident s swing through the Mediterranean area. In making such predictions the yugoslavs can not hide a certain amount of glee. A More lasting effect of this Nixon visit will eradicate the slight endured last year when it looked As if Romania was going to steal All of Yugoslavia s Thunder. Predicts is sure to be followed by an Early Call from either so Viet president Podgorny or party chief Leonid Brezhnev. Such attention from the super Powers cannot fail to enhance president Tito s reputation and his standing among the uncommitted nations whose Leader he aspires to be. It seems certain that Tito would also like to discuss a More Down to Earth mater with his visitor. Some years ago when Belgrade s break with Moscow appeared irrevocable the soviet Union stopped All arms shipments to Yugoslavia that time the United states was Only too pleased to fill the Gap even though Tito stipulated that no political strings be attached to any Deal in the meantime the . Equipment has become antiquated and should be placed. Two years after his out spoken condemnation of the of prepare for big Parade by Norman Webster Tung is clearly visible. Barkman Steps for every Home peking the chinese strategy of drowning any in Vader in vast Ocean of a peo Ples War becomes distinctly More credible if you visit Tien these evenings. Just getting to the Square can pose problems. At various Points you May find yourself stopped while hundreds and hundreds of marchers Cross the Street on their Way to practice it is nearly suddenly the eight Globe Street lights come on and the Boulevard is flooded with Light. A loud speaker booms get ready warn Ings then martial music blares out. Building or remodelling choose Barkman Steps and wrought Iron railings for the ease of installation Low Cost and Long lasting Beauty they provide. You won t have to worry about your foundation heaving with Barkman precast Steps because they re much lighter than solid Concrete. Or of a Row cow Batman Concrete Ltd. Phone 667-3310 930 Nairn Avenue for the great National Day Parade on oct. 1. It can seem like waiting at a level crossing for an endless freight train. If you have hit a major rehearsal night you have to leave your car some distance away. As far As you can see in the darkness the Boulevard of eternal peace is covered with forms sitting Cross legged on the pavement. They have been arriving since Early evening and will not get Home till the Early morning but they Are cheerful and excited. Bullhorn Lead songs. Floats Back and fill on the Broad Avenue manoeuvring cumbersome by into position. During the Long wait Many use the Canvas walled Tempo Rary latrines which have been set up by the South Wall of the old Imperial City. Others stroll to temporary canteens that sell Small loaves fruit Candy and cigarettes. M a r c h e r s and pedestrians mingle on the sidewalk. Girl militia members with automatic weapons Over their shoulders walk Arm in Arm. Soldiers laugh and joke and spit Cherry stones. Children Are thrilled by the sights and sounds. You walk Back to your car and drive South past peking s revolutionary committee head quarters then West to Tien an men Square along what used to be legation Street now almost purged of diplomats it has be come As anti imperialist Street. The Boulevard along which the Parade will pass crosses rom East to West in front of Tien an men the Gate of heavenly peace. You Park and walk North to the ancient Gate Tower i looming in the darkness. Only its lighted portrait of Mao tse now renting it begins. A crack military formation Goose Steps out front arms at the port. There Are 13 ranks of 39 soldiers and each rank is flawlessly straight As it passes. There Are Mur of Hao Good from those around you. The feet Rise and thump hypnotically. As they near Tien an men the soldiers break into a chant about chairman Mao. The soldiers make a puny Pla Toon compared with what Fol lows. Subsequent ranks number twice the bodies and More mostly teen agers and Young men and women. There Are White shirts and Blue overalls and Green Brown uniforms automatic and rifles forests of red flags chants and Streetwise banners covered with slogans and in the right hand of every Marcher not holding something else a red Book of Mao quotations. Over and Over chopped into a rhythmic marching chant comes Long live chairman Mao Long live the communist party of a 50-foot-High White statue of the chairman glides quietly along on its motorized Pedestal seemingly detached from the spectacle below. It is followed by four huge representations of the red Book their covers marked first second third and fourth editions in neat Gold characters. Then come floats mainly huge models of billowing red flags covered with the chair f quotations. A Are tightly surrounded by chanting marchers and separated by thousands More. On and on the marchers come 40, so 60, maybe 70 thousand. Finally shortly before mid night it is Over and the watch ing crowds slowly break up the Young ones still wide eyed. As you drive Home you re member that the City you grew up in had a total population of about and this night j you have seen but the first third of China s great Parade. Coey Riffat Gloyce mail 1 bedroom Bachor and study acts. From might convenib4t functional air conditioned sound proof pressurized a ways every suite thermostatically control led indoor poo5 4.v saunas Cablevision Pooi lounge shopping Plaza a k from House 9 . I 5 Canadian artiste get Chance London up Canada Bead quarters of Ottawa s High in Lon Don. Has Beewi a program for Frt Fig a Flocs Canadian painters unt Skias a Piaf ones Fer a tests

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