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Thursday, June 6, 1974
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Musical Chairs, Peking-Style; Is Chou En-lai Older Than His Years? By NBA-London Economist News Service LONDON — (LENS) — Chou En-lai has more reason than just about any other 76-year-old to be feeling his age. As a member of the Communist party's politburo for nearly 50 years and as China's prime minister for nearly 25, he has shouldered greater responsibility or a longer time (and put in longer hours) than any man of his generation. But even if fatigue has understandably caught up with him at last, it is almost certainly not the only explanation for his absence from a series of important occasions in Peking over the past few weeks. Chou is plainly not incapacitated. He turned up to receive three foreign statesmen in turn: President Senghor of Senegal, Mr. Bhutto of Pakistan and Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus. China's welcoming banquets were given in his name if not in his presence. So it might be argued that he has merely decided to shed the time-consuming ceremonial trimmings of his job while retaining the substance of power. There is a precedent for this in the behavior of Chairman Mao himself, who has attended no public functions for three years except for his well- publicized meetings with foreign guests. But if Chou were just tired and unwell he could merely have taken a few weeks off. The way it has gone suggests that the prime minister is not only stepping back but stepping down. One piece of evidence for this theory is the photograph of Bhutto's visit to Mao's study last week: for the first time since the death of Lin Piao, Chou was not in the chair on Mao's right always Times Herald, Carroll, la. Thursday, June 6, 1974 reserved for the number two man. He had shifted to the number three seat recently occupied by the young Shanghai radical, Wang Hung-wen, who in turn had moved down a peg. The man in Chou's place was Teng Hsiao-ping, the deputy prime minister who has been standing in for Chou more and more often recently and who looks more and more likely to be his chosen successor. Teng, who is reputed to be one of China's most able administrators, seems to have been in training for the job since January, when he was suddenly restored to the politburo after seven years in cultural revolutionary exile. His promotion coincided exactly with three other significant moves: the first sharp decline in Chou's public appearances, the reshuffle and consequent weakening of China's military commanders, and the acceleration of the anti- Confucius campaign into a nationwide mass movement. The implication of these coincidences — which are clearly not coincidental — is that they represent some kind of three- way bargain. The army, which presumably prefers Chou to any radical alternative, may have agreed to see Chou go and at the same time to cede some of its own political power, on the assurance that the Peking administration would remain in capable moderate hands. Which is where Teng Hsiao-ping comes in. The chief puzzle in all this is the relationship between Teng and the radicals. Since Teng was one of their chief victims during the cultural revolution, he can hardly be their choice for prime minister. In fact, Mrs. Mao is known to have walked out of the banqueting hall in Peking in April, 1973, when Teng made his first public appearance in six years. But they have clearly become reconciled since; one of the striking features of Teng's filmed departure for New York in April was the display of friendliness between them. The one man who could have produced this change of heart is Mao Tse-tung. Mao's own ties with Teng go back to the 1930s, when Teng was one of his most loyal followers. They remained close through the 1950s, when Teng actively defended Mao against other party leaders who suspected him of encouraging a Stalin-style personality cult. Mao may have pushed Teng forward as a compromise candidate who would be acceptable to the army and possibly also a more reliable Maoist than the current pragmatic prime minister. Olive oil has been obtained from the fruit of a small tree in the Mediterranean region for more than 3,000 years. Book Understood Best by Women, Author Says By Sandra Gittens NEW YORK (AP) - Ruth Kligman, author of "Love Affair," says she has given the world an intimate look into her relationship with famed American artist Jackson Pollock "in order to communicate to people." She describes her six-months relationship with Pollock as one most often SUMMER STORE HOURS 9-5 Mon. to Thurs. 9-9 Friday 9-2 Saturday WESTCATC MALL understood by women because "most of them have had somewhere in their lives a similar experience. "Not necessarily with someone famous or with someone who died, or with someone who was married, but some kind of love that they went all the way with." In the book, which took nearly three years to complete, she re-lives her 1956 affair with Pollock, which took place during the last six months of his life. "I wrote the book," she said in an interview here, "to communicate to men what this particular man was like. And that even though he was a genius and a famous artist, he was very human, and in being very human, very feeling, which made him more and more real as far as I'm concerned. "I wrote the book also to communicate to women, young women, all women, the experience that I had. The To The Voters- With gratitude and appreciation BILL POLKING attraction was so magnetic. "I wrote the book for the people who would be interested in exactly what the circumstances were about his death, because it has been kept rather secret. Perhaps people felt that if the truth were better known it would affect his prices, which is, or course, what our country is based upon — power and money. The fact that one innocent girl died and another lived — I think that they'll do almost anything to pretend that it's just not true. The circumstances of his death were very unpleasant." Miss Kligman is petite and attractive in her late 30s with dark hair and dark eyes. Sitting in her Manhattan apartment filled with works of art, she recalled that one woman who came to interview her thought that she would be "a rather retiring lady who was still pining over a lost love." This is not quite the case, although her memories of Pollock seem very much alive and compelling. She says that "even though a painting of his was sold tor $2 million, which is the highest price ever paid for a painting by an American artist, people still don't know who he is. "Maybe I lived to tell the story of Jackson Pollock," she says. "I mean, there are people in Ohio who don't know who Jackson is. He's not a household word yet.,Maybe I lived to tell the world who, Jackson Pollock is." In hopes of furthering such knowledge of the artist, Miss Kligman is now trying to interest producers in making a film from the book. She wants Marlon Brando to play Jackson, but says she doesn't know whom she wants to play her. "Just someone who understands the character. I would not like to hide my own disturbance." After that, she has given herself a lifetime goal — that of writing film vehicles for women. To bring women back in films the way they were in the '30s and '40s and even parts of the '50s "where," she says, "they were glorious and glistening and feminine and not be strong and not afraid to scream and cry and to be tough. "Not the little nasty antiwoman girl that we've been presented with on the screen who's cutie-pie younger version of Doris Day," she adds. "That's not what women are. 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