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Sunday, April 6, 1975
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8-A- -LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL—Sunday Morning. April 6. 1975 Leader Assumed Sentinel's Role BEFORK TITO FALIr-Chaing Kai-shek, center, reviews the troops of the Nankins garrison in January 19-10. Eleven months la lev, Communist forces prevailed in Ciina and Chiang's Nationalist government was operating from Taiwan. Chiang died Saturday at 87, of a heart attack, his doctors reported. (AP Wircplioto) By The Associated Press Chiang Kai-shek was a stubborn sentinal guarding the door to negotiation with Peking and his passage from the scene can thus signal dramatic changes to come. As' far back as mid-1971, when the Communist regime of mainland China was emitting signals to the United States, it suggested guardedly that the issue of Taiwan, a menace to peace in the Pacific since the early 1950s, could be subject to negotiation. But negotiation seemed an unlikely prospect while Chiang was still there. For 22 years, until President Richard M. Nixon's trail-Waz- ing personal diplomacy brought about his meeting with Peking leaders, the Taiwan issue had been the major point of Unitec States-China friction. But by a sort of tacit understanding, the Chinese and American leaders pushed the issue aside to per mit development of a new sort of relationship. Perhaps at that point, earlj in 1972, Chiang had felt be traycd by the United States, hi ally and protector since hi darkest days. Still, there neve had been much in the back round of the crusty old dicta- or to suggest that he ever tru- ! liked or trusted the United tates. Had it not been for the Ko- ean War in 1950, Washington might have j-ecognixed the new egime in Peking. But Washing- Chiang Kai-shek Remembered As Great Ruler ~ WASHINGTON' CAP) Chiang Kai-shek was remembered by a former congressman Saturday as a world leader who was right on each of ihe major questions of the century. Informed of the death of the president of Nationalist China, dormer Rep. Walter Judd of Minnesota termed Chiang "one of the greatest men of the century on ihc record of achievements." Judd foi- years was a major backer of Chiang in this country, and served on several congressional committees involved with Chinese affairs. Anna Chennault, widow of Gen. Claire L. Chennault who led the Flying Tigers in China in World War IT, recalled Chiang as a "person with conviction." "I think the free people in Asia will consider they are los- ing a ve,vy firm leader fighting 1 for freedom in that part of the world." Mrs. Chennault said that under Chiang's leadership China had been a dvoted ally of the United States "and his contribution io fighting agrcssors . is a great contribution for men and women all around the world who believe in freedom and justice. "I am sure that the world will consider that this is almost the end oE an era of leaders Mice Chiang in Asia," Mrs. Chennault 'said. Judd, ;i Republican who had served in China as a missionary, said Chiang "saw the nature of totalitarianism, and the Communist pattern earlier than any other leader and resisted it for 48 years. Again, most of the time alone. "He 'is the one major world leader who was right on each of the major questions of the century. He saw the nature of totalitarianism of the Japanese military pattern long before we did and resisted it along while we were helping arm Japan," said Judd. He added that during 1932193", ihe only period of peace in liina before the Nationalists were expelled ii-om the mainland Chiang "led in a program of modernization, democratization, improvement in health, education, communication not equalled in any other country with comparable problems in any five-year period." Judd predicted that the Na tionalist Chinese will continue saying "there is in the Republic of China today as fine a con centration of superior load ership beginning with the prim minister, the President's son as in any country in th world." Analysis on read the Korean attack as part of a world 'design by a moo engulf all Asia. When United Nations forces under American commanc pushed to the border of Man churia despite Peking's warn ngs, Chinese "volunteers' THE DtFFJBIlENCE The difference between aroma and bouquet of wine is that tlic aroma is part of the fragr ance which originates with the grape or grapes used; boucjue is that part of fragrance from fermentation and aging. swarmed into Korea. That! event fixed U.S. policy for two decades thereafter. For Chiang, Korea was a new lease on life. Now his Nationalist government would be protected by the U.S. 7th Fleet. U.S. arms would >our into Chiang's island fort- •ess. Economic aid would build his regime. Eventually, with all that help, ;he Taiwan regime became a potent economic force in Asia. But strong winds of change began to blow in the 1960s. Red China achieved nuclear capacity with dazzling speed. Peking's regime feuded with Moscow. Suspicious of a China armed with nucleai- weapons, the Soviet Union rapidly was taking over the role once occupied by the United States — that of the power that had to "contain" China. Once the mainland vecoverec from three years of stormy "cultural revolution," a prudent leadership in Peking began casting about for insurance against possibily hostile Sovie! intentions. The only direction it United States. Just as lime after time Chiang had vowed to return to .he mainland and sweep away ,he Communists, so the Communists repeatedly vowed to •liberate" Taiwan from the grip of Chiang and his "imperialist" protectors. But in the 1970s things looked a bit different from both Taipei and Peking. Peking's diplomatic offensive had turned the situation around. It was Taiwan now that line! to feel growingly alone. The mainland Communist regime's determined emergence from isolation brought diplomatic ties with country after country and concomitant rupture of relations by those countries with Taiwan. Chiang's heirs now must ponder what this will mean to their future and weigh the prospects of buying some kind of insurance. Chiang's death makes it not unlikely that a deal can be Car Mini 8-TRACK including SPEAKERS and INSTALLATION 19th & Ave. M EDWARDS ELECTRONICS 762-0135. made eventually, perhaps joining Taiwan loosely to the mainland while affording it local autonomy. That would serve a number of purposes. '• Thus, just as Chiang's life left an indelible mark on China's destiny, his passing, too, may prove to have been ai) event o! longlasting importance. For All Your Banking Needs. *l.uails of nllTyjH's *Mativ other Scry. 8RENZO COltia 1C MUttumc -SSM 7UJU4 . 3-56 THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY! To prepare for Civil Service Examinations. Men- women 1 8 and over. Preparatory training as long as required. Experience not always necessary for some examinations. A Home Study School since 1948 will send you FREE information on our course and list of examination requirements. MAIL COUPON TODAY Lincoln Service, Dept. 64-L 2211 Broadway, Pekin, Illinois 61554 Name Age Street Phone City State Zip Time at home LEADING WINE STATE The California Wine Institute claims seven out of every 10 bottles of wine enjoyed in the United States are California \vine. KREIGER'S BACK AND LUBBOCK'S GOT HIM! JOHNR President On May 30, 1955, a young broadcaster named John Krciger first came to Lubbock; it was quite appropriately a holiday, for it marked the beginning of a continuing fascination with the city and the South Plains. Krciger came to Lubbock from Scraiiton, Pennsylvania, as station manager of KDUB Radio, and newscaster for KDUB-TV, both under the auspices of W.D. "Dub" Rogers. In 1963 he moved to Austin, becoming president and general manager of KVET-AM and KASE-FM radio stations; but Lubbock remained first in his heart. Now, twenty years later, a dream is near fulfillment; Krciger has returned to his favorite city as president and general manager of KSEL-AM and KSEL-FM radio sla- lions. Other officers of the new owner, KSEL, Inc., arcPctcr Macdonnld, Charles A. Rayl and John G. Harris of Hutchinson, Kansas, and former FCC commissioner Robert Weils of Garden City, Kansas. The organization is also associated with Harris Enterprises, Inc., . KREIGER , KSEL, Inc. which operates newspapers and radio stations from Illinois to California. Operating in smaller metropolitan areas, Harris Enterprises has earned a reputation for integrity and thoroughness in the fields of broadcasting and publishing. Time has seen the Krciger family spread across the country, but it hasn't severed the fond tics that have held them close to the South Plains. John, wife Terry, and daughter Deborah arc here awaiting completion of their-new home; Mrs. Tcrrianne Krciger Straw, a graduate of Lubbock High School, now lives with her husband in San Francisco. Geoff Krciger, an alumnus of Atkins Junior High, has since graduated from UT-Austin, and is now pursuing an accounting career in Houston. Rick Krciger, also a veteran of Lubbock Public Schools, is now enrolled af North Texas State University in Den- Ion. All (he Krciger offspring arc indebted to the .schools and leathers'of Lubbock's fine system for much of their excellent fortune in life. The Kreiger family will soon celebrate a double homecoming; Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Kreiger, John's parents and former owners of the Party Shop on 34th Street, will shortly return to Lubbock from Austin. John and Terry are fascinated with the burgeoning growth of Lubbock since their first acquaintance with the city,' and it's John's sincere desire that he find the opportunity to use his 25 years of broadcast experience to help further this growth. This experience has included service on the boards of directors of the Texas Association of Broadcasters, Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Community Chest, K.iwanis Club, Symphony Orchestras, Heart Association, Retail Merchants Association, and the Boy Scouts of America. Community service has been important to John Krciger wherever he has lived, and it will be a prime concern of KSEL, Inc., under his guidance. The talented staff which has made KSEL synono- mous with radio in the South Plains will continue under'the new management. Promotions announced by Kreiger include Tom Petty to Sales Manager, Bill DeMore to Program Director, and Skip Watson to News Director. Studios will re- miiin in Ihc present location until new facilities can be planned. John Kreigcr's dream is almost reality. All it requires now is another 25 years of broadcasting at the helm of KSEL, Inc., serving Lubbock with flair and professionalism in news, entertainment, and public affairs. KSEL-AM RADIO 950 KSEL-FM STEREO 93.7 when its 1 tax paying time... we you Southwestern Public Service Company pays its share of city taxes.,to help provide the services and benefits of living in Lubbock. These taxes, paid from Lubbock revenue only, are just one more way that the Energy Folks at Southwestern are your good neighbors on the South Plains. When its tax paying time, we're with you at Southwestern! SPS PAID $395,186. IN LUBBOCK CITY TAXES IN 1974 The Future IS Electric! Call PO3-2881 and get with the energy folks!

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