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Gofesburg Regis.er«-Mail, Galesburg, China and U.S.: Inscrutable No More Thursday,, Juflt7, 1971 7 By RALPH NOVAK NEW YORK (NEA) - It seems like only a few years ago — It WAS only a few years ago — that Americans and the people of mainland China were not so buddy- buddy. Little boys reading American comic books in the early 1950s grew up believing the Chinese were buck-toothed sadists who existed solely so O.I. Joe would have someone at whom he could yell, "Eat molten death, Commie rats."' AN OPINION survery in 1964 showed that 28 per cent of the American population did not know China had a Communist government but of those who did know, few thought it was a good idea. In 1966, a Harris poll showed Americans most often described the Chinese with such adjectives as "sly," "treacherous," "war - like" and "ignorant."' It was by no means a case of unrequited hate. In 1951 a Chinese magazine said of the United States: "This Isf the Eden of a pinch of millionaires, the hell of countless millions of poor people. This is the paradise of gangsters, swindlers, rascals, special agents, fascist germs, speculators, debauchers and all the dregs of mankind. This is a living hell 10 times, 100 times, 1,000 times worse than any hell that can possibly be depicted by the most sanguinary of writers." THAT SET THE tenor for 20 years during which the nicest thing Peking ever called the United States was "paper ti- No. I Choice NEW YORK (UPI) - The New York Islanders announced Wednesday that they had signed Denis Potvin, the No. 1 choice in the National Hockey League's recent free agent draft, to a contract. Terms of the contract for Potvin, the, most celebrated amateur defenseman since Bobby Onr, were not disclosed. gcr" and the Untied Stales prclencd that mainland China was just a delinquent suburb of Formosa. But that was when the Chinese were still part of the yellow peril and the United States was still full of capitalist war-mongers. Now American journalists and government officials are streaming off to China as If It were Tahiti. Chinese Mao jackets, acrobats and gymnasts are tumbling across American borders in the more or less hallowed tradition 6f coolies, mah jongg and chop sucy. A recent opinion survey of American attitudes toward China is illustrative. It was conducted by Norton Simon, Inc., a nice wholesome American conglomerate formed in 1968 by the consolidation of McCall Corporation, Hunt Foods and Industries and Canada Dry Corporation. Only time will tell whether the Chinese are ready for American women's magazines, tomato paste and ginger ale but Norton Simon president David J. Mahony visited China last October and his corporation seems not disinterested in turning an honest yuan or two. THE MOST surprising part of the Norton Simon survey, in fact, is the high percentage of people favoring increased trade with the Chinese. (This raises questions about the poll being self-serving but its results on other questions are close to those obtained by olher national surveys following President Nixon's trip to China last year.) The survey, based on interviews conducted this March and said to be representative of national opinion, showed 84 were in favor of China's ad- per cent of those questioned favored increased diplomatic contact with the Chinese government and 82 per cent favored more cultural relations. These results, however, are not substantially different from those obtained in a Council on Foreign Relations survey made by the University of Michigan in 1964. Even then, when China was still "Red," 73 per cent of those polled said they favored an exchange of visitors with the Chinese and 71 per cent approved of increased diplomatic contact. SO WE HAVE always been friendly in theory. In 1964, however, only 31 per cent of the people contacted mission to the United Nations, while the Norton Simon sur­ vey indicated a 73 per cent approval of Peking's admission after the fact. And, more Importantly for purveyors of tomato paste, 72 per cent of the subjects In the Norton Simon poll supported increased trade with China, a big jump over the 43 per cent who were in favor of "selling things yke wheat to Communist China" in the 1964 Council on Foreign Relations poll. How meaningful all this is In the short run is a question, of course. There are still a lot of people who would not enter into trade with the Chinese for all the tea in Sri Lanka. And even Mahony had some cautious words in a recent speech: "Even if we do business with China it will be fairly modest. Our trade with China has gone from $5 million in 1971 to $92 million in J972 and may get past the $350 million mark this year. "BUT THAT ISN'T a lot and China's total external trade last year was only $2.5 billion, which is small for a major country." Mahony added that China "doesn't| seem to be much of a market for cosmetics, fashions or luxury items like cars and jewelry" but predicted increasing demand there for American equipment and technology. "We cannot afford," said Mahony, 49 and a top business executive since 1951, "to concede to our competitors a market that represents almost a quarter of the world's population." Slimmer School Still Has Space Jerry Johnson, director of School District 205's summer program for pre-«chool ehlikfren, announced today that openings are still available at three of the four schools where classes will be held. The schools are Allen Park, Mary Allen West and Cooke. ADVERTISEMENT Lose Ugly Fat Start losing weight today OR MONEY BACK. MONADEX is a tiny tablet that will help curb your desire for excess. food. Eat less— weigh less. 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Galbraith, speaking first, said he believed the movement was moving in too many directions, thus dividing its energy and not having the impact it could have if it concentrated on one goal at a time. Galbraith pooh-poohed word "games" that have accompanied the movement. He doesn't think much is accomplished by dropping the word chairman in favor of chairperson when the chairman is a woman. Or calling h er chairwoman. This person or woman thing applied to the many words with "man" attempts to inject into the language such things as fisherwoman, HERs- CASH-N-CARRY SWIFT'S PREMIUM BACON (Reg. Mb. J $1.29) Pkg. 1.03 ' NABISCO Ice Cream Cones Pkg. of Pkg. of 48 PARK DRIVE FRUIT DRINKS C / 2 .Ga|. J H-Gal. $| QQ Orange-Grape-rFrult Punch-Lemonade REAL FRUIT SHERBETS Orange-Lime i/ 2 Raspberry-Pineapple I Lemon Gal. PARK DRIVE DAIRY STORES • East Lotty & Whitesboro • Broad & Fremont • E Knox and Farnham • 1290 W. Main St, • 164 S, Academy — Shea's • Abingdon — The Pantry tory instead of History. *In church, the extreme versions of language change would make Amen—Ah-women. That remark brought rebuttal from Ms. Hernandez. "I am a black," she said, "and a woman and I have a Chicano name." Takes Exception As such, she said she took great exception to Gal'braith's observation that such things as the crusade to change the word chairman to chairperson or chairwoman. "I would be called a darkie," she said, "if word changes didn't accompany the black power movement." Both Ms. Steinem and Ms. Hernandez rejected Galbraith's suggestion for one strategy instead of many in the women's movement. They believe in demonstrations, lobbying, affirmative action and developing political muscle. Legal Question OPEN 7 A.M. - 10 P.M. — 7 DAYS A WEEK Specials Good Thru Wed., June 13 ICE CREAM SPECIAL GOOD THRU JUNE Q. Whether we are going to install parking meters along the main street in our town is a big h-sue. Some of us claim this cannot be done because the street also happens to be a state highway. Is this true? A. A local municipality may have a right to install parking meters along that portion of a state liighway that lies within its boundaries if these 'conditions are met: (1) The local municipality has assumed control and jurisdiction over that portion of the highway by agreeing to maintain it in a proper condition, (2) Lanes which may be used for vehicular parking without obstructing the free flow of highway traffic exist and have been abandoned by the state for such use or the municipality will construct such parking lanes at its own expense. —Illinois Slate Bar Assn. Glaucoma Test To Be Held Glaucoma screening tests will ba given June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Kellogg and Main streets, Roy Hilgenberg, Galesburg Lions Club president, has announced. A mobile unit) staffed and operated by the IMnods Society for the Prevention of Blind 1 ness wit be available for (he second time In Galesburg. The test will he given without charge to all residents 35 years of age and older. The purpose of [be screening is to find unknown ei-vscs of glaucoma which can lo id to blindness if not discovered and treated promptly. The screening is sponsored by (he Galesburg and East Galesburg Lions Clubs. The one-sided debate—two women against one man—was timed with the .publication of the MS. June issue — on "Women and Money." The major report on that subject carries Ms. Steinem's byline. It is •titled—"If We're So Smart, Why Aren't We Rich." The report shows: —^Ninety six per cent of the over $15,000 a year jobs are held by white males; only 38 per cent of fathers are in full compliance with a child support order a year after a divorce, 24 per cent are in partial compliance, 42 per cent had made no payment at all. Also— 10 years after a divorce only 13 per cent of the fathers were making all child support payments. Generally, is woman's economic plight getting any better? "Not in a mass way at all," Ms. Steinem reported. Village Trustees Vote to Dispose Of Park Building NEW WINDSOR—The Village of New Windsor wall accept bids until June 30 for the purchase and removal of the building in Depot Park here. Members of the Village Board of Trustees, during a meeting June 4, voted to dispose of the structure. In other business, trustees: —Approved a $25-a-month raise for the water superintendr ent. —Agreed to have a restroom installed in the village hall. —Ordered a roof installed on the pump house. A list of names of persons who have not purchased wheel ax stickers and of those who own junk cars was given to the village attorney for action. The board's next regular meeting will bo July 3, Mr. and Mrs. James Watson of Hawaii have been visiting for the past two weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Klundt jof near New Windsor. Mrs. Watson, the former Rubie Klundt, received her master's degree last month from Rice University, Houston, Tex. She plans to start work on a doctorate in history in the fall at the University of Hawaii. "In fact the differential between male and female pay has 'been getting steadily bigger, not smaller. "The unemployment rate for women.is up about 40 per cent in four years. "Easier divorce laws though a basic step forward, still have left many women with no job training and few alternatives." Ask the ex-wife who's stranded. DRESS HIM SMARTLY Double Knit SLACKS A large selection from cool cool plaids - checks- stripes to smart solid colors. Choose from slightly flared, flares and cuffed. 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