The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 26, 1981 · Page 19
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Page 20 The Salina Journal — Thursday, November 26,1981 For the Chinese Carefree summer is out; anonymous winter is in TAKING A RIDE - When Leone Johnson gave up her mo- 'torcycle helmet, her husband Ernie, 74, who belongs to an "over 65" motorcycle club, de- UPI Pholo cided that he needed a partner for his outings. He dreamed up Dirty Gertie, a mannequin that he straps to the back of his bike. Lobbyists losing out? NEW YORK (UPI) — The first year of the Reagan administration may have accelerated a trend towards the ultimate demise of the old-fashioned business lobbyist in Washington. William Cantor, a New York executive recruiter who has specialized in finding communications and government relations executives, says that's because the Reagan people show a preference for dealing directly with the heads of big corporations instead of talking with them at arm's length through lawyers, ex-congressmen and other lobbyists as past administrations did. Cantor said business has been quick to take advantage of this attitude because the climate in Washington now is right for their viewpoints. Cantor also said it has become increasingly difficult for lobbyists to deal directly with senators and representatives because of the demands on the lawmakers' time. They are forced to talk with staff members. "What it boils down to," Cantor said, "is that the big demand for people in Washington now is for information ex- perts: a legal degree and often a master's in a relevant field also may be required." Two firms engaged in front-line government relations in the capital agreed with some of Cantor's conclusions. Ron Eisenberg of Marston & Rothenberg said it's true the Reagan team likes to talk directly to business leaders, but this shouldn't be taken as an indication it is subservient to business and anti-consumerist. Eisenberg also said the days of the lameduck politician lobbyist and the flamboyant Hollywood-type drumbea- ter are numbered. "Government relations people now have to be well educated and have real expertise." He said the Reagan direct-dealing climate is only at the top level and "many or most decisions are made at lower levels" so there still is plenty of need for topflight middlemen. John Adams, one of the older government relations practitioners in the capital, urged caution in thinking things are really changing all that much. He thinks ex-congressmen and senators still will be lobbying for years to come. PEKING (UPI) - Gone are the bright blouses and skirts, the strolling couples eating ice cream, the old men playing cards beneath streetlights. Peking is descending into winter. Leaves scarcely have time to change color before falling, fruit and green vegetables are vanishing, and Peking residents are retreating behind mounds of drab clothing to stay warm. Color is draining from the city. The monotonous blues, greens and grays are re-asserting their traditional hold as people dress for winter. The only exception seems to be their long underwear: occasionally the foreigner glimpses a hint of electric pink beneath someone's clothes. The lucky Chinese can afford to buy massive, shapeless greatcoats for about $25, and many wear surgeonlike face masks for added warmth. The combined effect is to transform thsm into furtive, shadowy figures retreating from carefree summer into anonymous winter. The arrival of winter in northern China la a test of Chinese ingenuity. Staving warm and eating well, two of the central preoccupations of Chinese society, become far more difficult in a Society of Scarcity. "The Chinese are such a hardy race," one foreigner commented as she watched winter preparations being made. "I guess they have to be." Cabbage is a case in point. Green beans, com, eggplant and tomatoes have long disappeared. Cabbage is the last green vegetable of the season and truckloads are being hauled in from the countryside and tossed unceremoniously onto sidewalks. There is far more cabbage than can be eaten and as a result it is priced to sell — less than 2 cents a pound. Tons of it will go to waste in coming weeks. In the remaining days of the cabbage season, families can be seen buying 10 or 15 heads of what they call "bai cai" (white vegetable), and taking it home in an effort to preserve it. Those who live in traditional low- :, CHOOSE and CUT Your Own LIVE Christmas TREE! 1700 East Crawford St. (Across the bridge on Crawford) intcnof bcqutifuL Start a beautiful tradition by shopping with Galerie House for those special gifts. With selections like: Brass candlesticks Brass accessories — animals, footballs, golf balls Copper Colanders, butter warmers, etc. Crystal vases, ashtrays, cake plates and wine glasses Silk flower arrangements Area rugs Oriental artpieces Baskets Hand fans Art objects Hall trees Luggage racks Quilt holders Valet stands Rocking horses Decorative trays Gift certificates Selections are gift wrapped for giving. Mon.-Sat. 9 to 5 Jeanne Norton Janet Sutton Smith • r »432 (South Fifth (Salina, Kansas. slung brick compounds dig holes in their courtyards to keep the cabbage cold and to prevent it from freezing and wilting. Even without electrical refrigeration, a clever family can make its bai cai last through most of the winter. The last fruit of the season includes apples, which grow in abundance in the Peking area, and small, green bananas, which evidently have been imported from southern China. The bananas are expensive by Chinese standards, with a bunch costing about $1. To Americans, accustomed to supermarkets that offer the same vegetables and fruits year round, it comes as something of a revelation that hundreds of millions of Chinese are completely at the mercy of the seasons. In fact, the words "me you" (pronounced may-oh), meaning "don't have," are so common in China that one foreign wag coined the term "the mei you society" to describe China. 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