Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 14, 1972 · Page 12
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 14, 1972
Page 12
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In Peking Power Structure Horthwett Arkansas TIMES, Mon., Aon. 14. 1972 AKKAH1A* . : - Red Chinese Army's Dual Role Said Unique EDITORS' NOTK - Wcs Gal- higher, president of The Asaocl- iiled PrcsB, linn been lourlny Chlnn lifter notfollatlons In wlilth the AP and Hslnliua, the Chinese news agency, reached nn agreement for an exchange o( news and photographs. ?n \fvO--* x -y/i-H DOWN FOIl THE COUNT . . . Chinese soldier decks companion during simulated bayonet practice EXTENSION Homernakers Glubs . M I D D L E F O R K VALLEY M i s s Dianna Thompson became a new member when the club convened at- the home of Miss Dora Deen for the August meeting. Fourteen members answered roll call with ideas for the Fair Booth. Reports were made by Hie hostess, Mrs. Ernest Boaz and Mrs. Thompson. Items will be collected for the scholarship bazaar at the Sept. it meeting and plans were completed for the family night Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Mrs. Wm. Roehl COMB'S CHAPEL After a routine business meeting, conducted by Mrs. Tryoti Lewis, president, Mrs. Alma Potts presented a discussion on parsley, at the September session at Walker Park. Mrs. Potts used little known facts of history and fiction connected with the unique herb and gave suggestions on cultivation and practical uses of parsley. Mrs. Erma Potts, program leader, gave a book review. There were 12 members and seven guests present for the luncheon, Mrs. James Bryant was hostess and Mrs, Bobbie Jean Williams a special guest, The Sept. 6 meeting will be held in the home of Mrs, Zahn Lewis. COLBAUGH Mrs. Morris Lopshire was elected president at the August meeting in the home of Mrs. Clair Coger. Other officers are Mrs. Neva Evans, vice president; Mrs. M o n a Graham, secretary- treasurer and reporter and Mrs. Bernie Burks, historian. Plans were completed for a picnic Aug. 1!) at the clubhouse. The TIMES Is The Bast Buy For Your Advertising Dollar! By WKS GALLAGHER PEKING (AP) - China's army has been placed Ilrmly Into the power structure of the government In a position unique In the world today. A visit to the headquarters ol the IflGlh Division demonstrates this dual civilian-military role. Its members sit in Ihe rcvolu tionnry committees from the lop of government to the com munc and district level as parl of a governing triumvirate ol army, administrators and 'rank and file. The 196th engages in farm big. manufacturing, helping nearby farmers with the har vest and helping govern having representatives on near by committees which rule com munes, districts and counties. T h e People's Liberatioi Army also is probably mucl larger than some of the West cm estimates of 2.3 million The Chinese say Soviet Russia has massed a million soldier on China's northern border, am it is unlikely that China ha fewer men facing them. But .in addition, in every city, villag and rural area, you see army members in uniform or some times in peasant clothes help ing with the harvest. Figures o[ courseware not available. IN FARMING COUNTRY The 106th Division is deep i farming country. Its barrack are surrounded by crops whic belong to the division. Like ev ery unit in the country, the d' vision strives to be self-su: ficient. A small factory produt cs medicine for the division' own use and that of nearb areas. Wives of soldiers and few men run the factory. The Chinese army is all vo unteer and officials say the have far more than enough choose from -- a military CE reer is a coveted one. The army's role in civilia ovcrnmcnt was defined by ao Tac-lunii in Ills famous May 7" directive when stu- inl excesses during the Cul- ural Revolution seemed to bo citing out of hand. The directive started o f f : The People's Liberation Army luuld be a great school. In ils school, our army should ludy politics and military af- ilrs, raise Us education level, nd also engage in agriculture nd side occupations and run mall or medium-size factories make products for Its own ceds or for exchange with the tale for equal values. Our rmy should also do mass work nd participate In the socialist ducaUon movement In the fac- oriqs and the villages." The last sentence embedded he army In the political struc- ure at every level in the coun- ry. The vice commander of the 96th Division, Keng Yu-chl, in showing how the division par Icipated In many civilian acliv ties, said of course the main .ask of the division was to pre pare to defend China militaril; and to liberate Taiwan. Keng Is 42 and has been with his division a number of years "fe:said military training lake: up eight or nine months a yea and helping civilians in 'pro-due ,ton takes two or,three, months This is in addition to the farm ,he division runs itself, and th committees it sits on. RUGGED Living conditions in the bar racks are rugged by Wesler standards. Officially, rank ha been done away with. Leader are referred to as platoo 'commanders," regimen "commanders," etc., but or ders are still given and the jo gets done. A small playroom feature the division's history in tw books. They "include the div sion's service in the Kofea War. The division has -its own sho repair shop, its own tailor sho where soldiers' uniforms ar mended. A great effort is mac to meet all the division's neec within itself. The cost of maintaining th division must be a fraction what it would be in the west. In the gunroom, 11 Is proudly olntcd oul, every gun from the nallcst rifle to machine gun as the same caliber bullets. A show lor visitors demon rales accuracy In small-arms re, which wan excellent, ba- ooka fire and mine, explosions, o new or heavy equipment Is lown. The stress in plays, practice, nd propaganda is always or ucrrilla warfare. It is repeat- d again and again, SATIKE , . A sallre put on by the divl- lon's men and women soldiers It showed its soldiers as guerrillas In a village deallng l with a slapstick Japanese invading force. Despite such broad slapstick you are left with the Impression that any liwadc'r of China would not find massed 'armies but a force spread among China's millions, living off the land and attacking in small, fast-disappearing units again and again 1 . This apparently is a heritage of the success of Communists Long March and. rise to pov/er against the Nationalist forces of Chiang Kai-shek. A tremendous propaganda campaign ' countrywide honors the army as the country's sav lor In war and peace. Slogans abound everywhere Broadcasts feature army songs. Editorials culpglzq, and'- plays ard written ' around simple homes. One about how glrlj plot to sneak a soldier's laundry, 'so they could wash it 'for iim, Was put on here by tho 196th. 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