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May 1, 1973

Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 7

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* China's 'Soft SelF Helps Taiwan Golesburg Register-Moil, Golesburg, Tuesday, Mcty f , t 973 7 By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst One especially noteworthy aspect of mainland China's return to the family ot nations is its softened approach to Taiwan, seat of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Chinese government Foreign News Commentary Instead of frequently reiterat ed expressions of determination to "liberate" Taiwan by force if necessary, the Communist regime in Peking now is using the soft sell based upon "unification of the mother land." The Nationalist regime has denounced Communist offers of direct negotiations as a "Com munist trick," and Chiang himself has declared that unification can come about only by his government's victory over communism. Nationalists' Benefit Whatever the Communist motives, the newly related atmosphere has worked to the benefit of the Nationalists. After a "wait-and-see" attitude lasting more than a year before and after President Nixon's Peking visit, investors appear to have decided that for the present at least Taiwan's stability is secure. Foreign investments for 1972 fell just short of the $160 million of the year before but were strong enough to give the government confidence it can attract the approximate $1 billion in foreign investments it will need to fulfill its four-year plan which went into effect the first of 1973. Growth of the gross national product in 1972 equalled of exceeded im which Was 11.4 per cent, among the best in the world. Foreign exchange reserves totalled $1.5 billion. An important reason for Taiwan's continuing good economic health is Japan, which last year withdrew diplomatic recognition from the Nationalist government and transferred it to Peking. Business activity has continued through civilian organl- on of no zations authorized to carry many of the functions diplomacy. No Pressure Japanese firms report pressure from Peking to reduce their business activities in Taiwan. I Two-way trade between Taiwan and Japan in 1972 came to $1.4 billion with the balance heavily in favor of Japan. Meanwhile, changes are occurring within Taiwan itself. President Chiang Kai-shek plays little if any active role in government. He is said to have spent nearly all of his time in a hospital since suffering a "slight indisposition" last fall. He continues to sign various documents and Taipei newspa­ pers have not publicized his illness. Government to all intents and purposes is said now to be in the hands of his eldest son, Premier Chiang Ching-kuo, who has taken hold firmly. There has been no public nervousness. Resentment against the United States' move toward friendship with the mainland continues to exist but relations are described as "stable." The United States is reported preparing to withdraw 5,000 to 6,000 of the approximate 8,500 troops it has on the island. But it also has been reported preparing to make the Nation alist government self-sufficient in jet fighters by permitting it to produce F-5E fighters under license. William Tate, right, exalted ruler of Galesburg Elks Lodge 894, presents a $100 check to GHS senior Debbie Steck, light dress, for winning the Elks-sponsored Youth Leadership Contest. Seniors Marc Franson and Linda Reynolds, center, won $700 and $600 scholarships, respectively, as finalists in the Elks Club Winners Most Valuable Student Scholarship Contest. Frason has also been named a national finalist and may be eligible to win as much as $3,000 in scholarship funds. At left is Gene Mendez, Elks Club chairman of the Youth Activities Committee. You Know YxiYe in a Reliable • PHARMACY 9 When You See the A.D. Sign I H F AYF "1 BAYER ASPIRIN 200'S Mfg. List $1.90 91 .27 GILLETTE BLADES tarn* Stainless 552 D.E10's ESI Mfg. List $1.69 91 .02 MOTHER'S DAT GIFT PONDS Dream Flower Dustjng Powder •Mfg. List $1.25 5oz. RIGHT GUARD! Dry Powder Anti-Persp. 5oz. Mfg. List $155 63* AQUA VELVA Aftershave • Ice Blue, II Menthol Mist I 4oz. I Mfg. List 98$ea|L 57%*. LISTERINE Mouthwash 14oz. Mfg. List $1.39 PHILLIPS— MILK OFF MAGNESIA 12oz. Regular, Mintj Mfg. List $1.05 ea. i Alpha Board Plans Annual Meet May 7 ALPHA - The Alpha Village Board of Trustees will hold its annual meeting at the village tall May 7 at 7 p.m. Mrs. Frank Howard was program leader on the topic, "International Missions," when members of Faith Circle at Alpha United Methodist Church met April 26. Table napkins, which are being sold as a money-making project, were distributed. Mrs. Max Plunkett presided at the meeting. Mrs. Robert Sherrard reported on the spring district meeting held recently at East Moline. Hostesses were Mrs. Blanche Jordon and Mrs. Delite Baird. Circle Meets Mrs. Don Funk was program leader when Hope Circle mem bers met April 26. Mrs. Robert Sherrard presided at the meeting, and hostesses were Mrs Gerald Goben and Mrs. Delbert Nimrick. Mrs. Dwayne Wind, Mrs James Bethell, Mrs. Telford Johnson, Mrs. Donald Calkins, Mrs. C. E. McLaughlin, Mrs. Nyle McCurdy, Mrs. Raymond Sproston, Mrs. Owen Carlson, Mrs. Laverne Plunkett, Mrs Richard Bland and Mrs. Leon ard Davison, members of the Alpha Baptist Church, attended the spring rally of American Baptist Women April 26 at First Baptist Church, Aledo. Members of Brownie Troop 549 went for a hike at their April 25 meeting. They later watched the Junior Girl Scout rehearsal for the Scout-A-Whirl Theresa Howard furnished treats. LEQTRIC SHAVE 30Z. Regular, Menthol Mfg . L i s t LUBRIDERM LOTION , 16oz.with FREE 2 oz. Lubath m\ Mfg. List $3.50 *2,08 EFFERDENT Tabs40's Mfg.Mst $1.29 ALBERTO V05 Hairdressing Tube 1-1/2 oz. KS&jm-' I Regular, BlueKiSclF-1 Mfg. List $1.15 ea ! VASELINE! INTENSIVE CARE Wipe&Dipe's| Mfg. List $1.09i 50's 58* Mother-Daughter Dinner at Altona ALTONA — Four persons were presented gifts during a mother-daughter dinner April 25 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altona. Recipients were Mrs. Evelyn Amenoff, oldest mother present; Mrs. Gene Stone, youngest mother, and Tammie Olson and Melanie Schwartz- 1 koph, youngest daughters. Mrs. Dora Rylander, Lutheran ( Church Women president, welcomed the guests. Luther League girls sang "Your Mother and Mine," and Mrs. Roy Nelson and Patty gave devotions. The "Grace Notes," a quad- cities musical group, presented | a musical program. Dining room committee for the evening included Mrs. Clark Main, Mrs. Glenn Johnson, Mrs. Max Olson, Mrs. Edward Swanson, Mrs. Harold Selman and Mrs. Dennis Selman. WANT ADS BRING RESULTS! COTTON BALLSX Cgk RedCross4JL*^G Brand nrV T rj30"s Mfr^List89$ J ^g _2j3ox Tops of 130's TIMM we su09MttdA .D .pricM optional with pmiclp«JfJstor «r HAWTHORNE -5 GALESBURG 15 EAST MAIN ST. 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