The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 28, 1966
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Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newt - Thundiy, April », MM-1 B rltish Author Contends: Chinese Lukewarm About Viet War EDITOR'S NOTE — This artl: *le on Viet Nan\ and China was brought out of the Comunist mainland by a British author .who, unlike American reporters, tfcad a chance to visit there. The Associated Press asked him to write of what he found. By FRANK TUOHY .fcere In China, people are surprisingly lukewarm about the (war in Viet Nam. 1 assume this is the official point of view, because official views are all the visiting foreigner get*. Yet the Chinese certainly want foreigners to think they are ready for war. Take, for example, the curious goings-on outside my Nanking hotel. Early on I Sunday morning — and Sunday is a rest day in Chi- gangs of blue-clad girls were dragging in truckloads of earth from outside, and others were stamping it down on to a raised mound beyond some magnolia trees. I asked what all the girls were doing. "They are buildin] shelter." I have seen some more air- raid shelters in China, but not many. The Nanking hotel one perplexes me still. Why build a boost morale after recent reverses on the economic and diplomatic fronts? * * * Th position with regard to the Vietnamese conflict is extraordinarily complex. Posters and cartoons show war, or is the Central Commit- shelter for the foreign guests «f | cowardly GIs surrendering to a tourist hotel? Why make such a show of it? Are foreigners supposed to believe that the Chinese expect war? And further, do the Chinese really fear tee merely using the threat to NEWS BRIEFS -v RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) -] The United States should allocate two per cent of its Gross National Product each year to a worldwide fight against poverty 'and disease, says Walter P. Reuthef. '"' Reuther, president of the United Auto Workers Union, -told an Earlham College audience that the United States will be judged "not by what we have but by what we do with what we have." HOUSTON, Tei. (AP)-Mayor Louie Welch has submitted a $79.1 - million budget to the Houston City Council. The new budget compares to last year's budget of $80.7 million. PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Officials from six predominantly Negro colleges in the South will meet with Princeton University officials to discuss how they can attract more students from the North. HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) -/An underground atomic blast ,that experts estimate would boost an oil company's gas production by as much as four trillion cubic feet is being studied. / R. McLean Stewart, chairman and chief executive officer Of Austral Oil Co., an independent producing company based at Houston, said the firm has spent a substantial sum on drawing up a proposal concerning such an experiment for possible submission to the Atomic Energy Commission. ' OURAY, Colo. (AP) — Francis Kuboske wants to expand his tour business. Kuboske has asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to issue him a certificate authorizing operation of a sght- seeng business on the moon. A HOWL OF A SUCCESS LONDON (AP) - The Royal Air Force's latest recruiting drive was a huge success — they more than filled their needs for police dogs. The RAF had appealed to the public, by press and radio, to donate thoroughbred German Shepherds for guard duty at bases at home and abroad. Within two days of the appeal, 50 Alsatians meeting the rigid requirements \vere accepted for the RAF Police Dog Training School at Debden in Essex. With in a month, more than 100 Alsatians were "recruited." The RAF maintains a force of 1,000 Alsatians to help guard aircraft and otiier property at installations in Britain and over seas. The Riversids Church in New York has a 20-ton Bourdon (hour bell), the largest and heaviest tuned bell in the world. T?ie Romans were among the first to use iron-gall ink, which was a muddy, gritty substance. The same sort of crude fluid is used today, except that it has been refined into a high-quality, permanent blue-black writing ink. SAVING UP—Sarah Hunt's part-time job sorting silver in a dining hall at Wittenberg University in Springfield,.Ohio, has special significance and a special purpose. She handles the task without difficulty although she's blind. And it's providing Sarah, a sophomore from Lima, Ohio, with spending money for a round-the-world concert tour she'll be starting-in 'June with, the 75-voice Wittenberg Choir. Vietnamese soldiers. There is a Vietnamese martyr saint, Yuan Wen-tse, who was executed in October 1964 for allegedly attempting to blow up Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNa- rhara at Saigon. I saw an interesting play about him on my last night in Peking. At all films, concerts and operas I went to, the audience applauded nationalist sentiments, but this time there was no clapping until the final curtain. Furthermore, nowhere in China have I seen a picture of Ho Chi Minn, and everyone is extremely cautious on the question of support. A very intelligent and neutral Vietnamese journalist I know was told in one factory: "Viet Nam is an incentive for us to increase our .production." She asked: "Do you mean to work hard in order to send your goods to North Viet Nam?" "No, to help us encourage our workers to increase their productivity." Almost the same words were used to me In a commune outside Canton. The group-mind of China was sure of this point. Yet I feel that the Chinese believe that the Viet Cong is composed of South Vietnamese who are heroically liberating their country. The Chinese com par the situation to their own in 1945-49. Then they had finished a war with Japan, as the Vietnamese later ousted the French. Then, there remained Chiang Kai-shek and his followers, in Communist eyes corrupt and nepotistie, just like Ngo Dinh Diem and Nguyen Cao Ky. Then, there were Americans suing for peace while supporting the Kuomintang government with arms and supplies. Then, too, there was a liberation front, headed by Mao Tze-tung. * * * Dean Rusk has said that Chi na is seeking to estblish a hegemony in Asia under the pretext of supporting wars of li- beration, The Chinese answer, which Is acceptable when you have seen the country itself, ii that they hav much too much to do within their own frontieri to harbor such ambitioni. The cautious sympathy they profess for the Vietnamese would seem to support this. What concerns China »n American intention!. Shelters may be few — the only one I saw in Peking was on the unl- plenty of evidence of a militaristic mood. In some ways the face of China already ii the face of a country at war. Trains and public places are crowded with soldiers. Large groups of these were being harangued in the museum of the Chinese rvolu- tion in Peking. In the courtyard of the military museum, children lined up on a freezing day to inspect the reassembled wreckage of a U2 and two pilot- less spy planes. China wants to consider, all her martial activities as the result of America's evil intentions. The bringng down of yet another U.S. plotless spy plane, two days after my arrival, was treated as part of a regular series of booster-shots for public morale. How genuine is all this propaganda? Is it for war or just for increased productivity? Next: Chinese and foreigners. WHAft BEST FOR A HEADACHE? No other tabltt In government- sponsored lest of 5 leading pain relievers gave stronger, faster pain relief—than St. Joseph Aspirin. Gentle as buffering, more gsntlt than "combination of ingredients'* products tested, tint costs lass thin half as much as they do. Nothing better at any price! ST.JOSEPH ASPIRIN MOTHER'S DAY- GRADUATION Oft ANY DAY WHiN YOU THINK OF GIFTS, THINK OF PLAZA DRUGS PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER Blytheville, Ark. 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