The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on January 2, 1977 · Page 167
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 167

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, January 2, 1977
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inirai in PARADE'S SPECIAL 1 by LLOYD SHEARER BECAUSE OF VOLUME OF MAIL RECEIVED. PARADE REGRETS IT CANNOT ANSWER QUERIES ABOUT THIS COLUMN supervises several adoption agencies, says of the Children Act: "I believe it will cause considerable hurt and worry in the early stages. But from now on, natural parents will have to realize that it cannot be a secret process, that their child will learn the truth and there will have to be much more openness. "Natural parents will have to face up to their past, and this may be a more sound approach than pretending it did not happen . " Many adopted children engage in fantasies about their natural parents, and many conduct long and expensive hunts for the mother and father who rejected them. Now such hunts, at least in Britain, are no longer necessary. VW FORESIGHT ST July, 1975, the Volkswagen people in Germany have been road-testing 45 VW' s that run on methyl alcohol, a derivative of coal. Methanol is consumed at twice the rate of gasoline but costs half as much per gallon. This means the VW running on methanol needs an extra-large fuel tank. If the price of gasoline becomes prohibitive, Volkswagen is capable of producing its alcoholic car on short notice. The World Health Or CUniEAPIGS CD ganization (WHO) recently IAT0RAL Adopted persons in Great Britain who PARENTS IHQPIflQCn never knew UiUULUuLU the identity CHOU EN LAI'S WIDOW, TEN6 YING-CHAO, WITH THE N1X0NS ON THEIR PEKING VISIT IN 1976 TIIE CllluESE One of the most popular and "beloved women WIDOWS in the People's Republic charged in Geneva that new drugs are being marketed in developing countries before being fully tested. WHO declared: "Early clinical trials are to some extent shifting to nations without strong regulatory agencies. In addition, there are serious inconsistencies, worldwide, in the labeling and promotion of drugs." GASH DISCOUNT discounts of up to 5 to motorists in Abilene, Tex. , and Charleston, S.C., who pay cash instead of using credit cards. If the practice proves successful, Exxon will probably extend it to other filling stations, and other oil companies will follow suit. Cash customers who don't receive discounts are helping to finance the credit system for credit card holders. Several months ago, the Center for Law and Social Policy filed suit against the American Express Company. ITow American Express permits businesses which accept the American Express credit card to offer discounts to cash customers . of their natural parents can now obtain such information. Under the new Children Act, passed by Parliament last year after extended controversy, an adopted person over 18 may apply for access to the original records of his birth and be given the address of his natural parents. Adoption agencies view the new law with alarm. They predict it will cause much trauma and distress to natural parents who assumed that their past would be kept secret. Says one social worker: "There must be thousands of women in this country who married without telling their husbands that they had a child in the past. Suppose such children suddenly appear on the doorstep and begin asking to see Mama. The situation could ruin countless marriages." Dr. Kancy Eywaters, chief medical officer of an organization which bringing Chou hack to Peking from a visit to Hanoi. Chinese sources say Mrs. Mao also ordered a group of doctors not to operate on Chou when they determined that his cancer was operable. And it was she who tried to hide the diagnosis of Chou's illness from party authorities, who were not told about his cancer until 1974. How much of this is true or just anti-Mrs. Mao propaganda only the Chinese authorities know, and they refuse to be quoted on the subject. What is true, however, is that Chou En-lai s widow is coming into her own. Although a member of the Central Committee, she always played the quiet, supportive, retiring wife of a national leader. Mow, however, she receives foreign visitors and journalists and clearly is en route to celebrity status. of China is Teng Ying-chao, the 73-year-old widow of Chou En-lai. Ever since the arrest of Chiang Ching, Chairman Mao Tse-tung's widow, Teng Ying-chao has returned to public life. Mrs. .Chou had disappeared from public view last January two weeks after her husband died of cancer and Mrs. Mao "began a radical campaign against his protege, Teng Hsiao-ping, driving him from office. At one time, Chinese officials now say, Mrs. Mao conspired with the "Shanghai Mafia" in an attempt to assassinate Chou En-lai. Foreign sources say the attempt occurred in March, 1971, when the group, with Defense Minister Lin Pao, tried to shoot down the plane

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