Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 2, 1968 · Page 12
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 2, 1968
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, ,TtrtV 2, 1968 ALTON EVENING Students Who Led French Riots Call Selves Maoists By LOUIS NfcVlN Associated Press Writer PARIS (AP) -*• French stu dents who call themselves admirers of Mao Tse-tung played fe leading part in fomenting Prance's violent university riots Of May and June, but there is tittle evidence of direct involve ment of the Red Chinese in the events. Red China made no effort to hide its support for rioting students and striking workers in France's six weeks of social strife. Peking claimed that millions of Chinese workers and Red Guards inside China were demonstrating on behalf of the French students. In what Parisians now call that "mad month of May," some groups of students carried portraits of Chairman Mao and many students sported Mao badges and lapel buttons. During the student occupation of the Sorbonne, the heart of Paris University, students sold Peking propaganda books, pamphlets, badges, insignia and Mao portraits from stalls set up in the courtyard of the old building. The vendors refused to say where they got the supplies, which were believed to have come from a shop of the tiny Maoist wing of the French Communist party, dealing in propaganda and handicraft from "New China." Such shops exist in many major cities in the West; they are said to be supplied directly from Red China rather than through Peking's diplomatic missions. The Maoist wing of the French party numbers about 1,000, according to the best available estimates. The orthodox French Communist party has about a quarter of a million members. The students throughout the upheaval appeared to have only a fuzzy idea of their allegiances. Those considering themselves on the extreme left against practically everything which AMERICA'S LARGEST FAMILY CLOTHING CHAIN represented the establishment to theni, often called themselves "Marxist-Leninist," in imitation of Mao. But often they balked at calling themselves Maoists, claiming that they would denounce Mao as readily as they denounced the orthodox Soviet and French Communists should they feel that Mao was deviating from their idea of "Marxism-Leninism." President Charles de Gaulle's government in a statement May 11 claimed that "enemies of peace" were exploiting the student unrest as a means of torpedoing the American-North Vietnamese peace talks in Paris. Government officials said privately this charge was aimed at Red China, but no evidence was ever produced to support it. France established diplomatic relations with Red China in 1964. Since then relations have cooled. Peking recalled its ambassador last year, leaving the Paris embassy to a charge d'affaires. But so far as the student upheaval was concerned, no evidence has been reported of any direct or indirect ties between the extremists in the university and the Red Chinese embassy in Paris. Many of the students on the far left consider themselves disciples of the German-American p h i 1 o s o p h er Herbert Marcuse, 70, a professor who teaches at San Diego, Calif. His thesis is that the modern age of technology has made automatons of men and that only those nonestablishment groups such as the students and the unemployed can be influential in eliminating the errors of the past. He claims that the Communists, along with the capitalists, are part of an ossified society which has replaced real democracy. The De Gaulle government has clamped down on the revolutionary students and banned seven extremist organizations. Two of these took direct inspiration from Mao, the Marxist- Leninist Communist party and the Union of Communist (Marxist-Leninist) Youth. Two others were reported 'to include so-called Maoist elements, the Federation of Revolutionary Students and the 'March 22 Movement" led by Daniel Cohn-Bendit. ' IIIIIB1I l!!HBiBI!!IB!niBIB!!IIBRI!B!!!IB!!!!BI!l JUPITER! COTTON & BLENDS YARD GOODS OUR REG. 27c YD. DOWNTOWN ALTON WEDNESDAY ONLY July 3, 1968 18 c li!.BiiiB!!l!B!iil She's Not Quite All Tliere 85- JOV SfJLLEV NEW YORK (AP) -the absent-minded professor who winds the cat and puts out the clock is in full possession of Jiis wits compared to me. I would put the cat to bed, give the clock a saucer of milk and stand outside all night, ticking. This scatter-brain trait of mine is not new, even though It is becoming more apparent dally. Way back when the kids were little and the family was sitting around the dinner table I very carefully tied a bib around my husband's neck while our youngest, for whom it was intended, gurgled in glee. I've not only poured the coffee into the sugar bowl instead of the cup, but I once ran the elo trie coffeepot through its entire cycle with nothing in it but water. It made a hot, but not very peppy, drink. Not long ago I put some potatoes on to cook and stepped outside to move the hose to a new position in the yard. This done, I spotted a neighbor across the street and went over to say hello. Our chat lasted quite awhile—in fact, until I saw water from the hose pouring out into the street. When I went back to turn it off I discovered that, while there was too much water on the grass, there wasn't enough in the pot with the potatoes. Oh, well, it was an old pan anyhow. Then there was the time I went to the refrigerator to get a jar of mustard. I couldn't find it anywhere even though I was certain there should be some in plain sight. After a long search, I finally decided to get a new jar out, but before I could open the cabinet I had to-put down what was in my hand. It was the mustard, which I had taken out without realizing it when first opened the refrigerator. All the new spray products really have me confused. I re cently grabbed a can from the bathroom shelf and sprayed my hair with window-cleaner instead of lacquer. It made it nice and shiny but didn't do much for my coiffure. Just the other day I suddenly heard rain on the roof. This was rather strange as the sun was shining and besides, we, don't have a roof, being on the bottom floor of a two-story garden aparlment. It turned out my upstairs neighbor had forgotten to put the hose from her washing machine into the sink and the water was raining out onto the floor. I enjoyed helping her mop up the mess. It was good to know I'm not, the only witless wonder on the block. Hal Boyle is ill You don't have to spend days in the sun to get a tan— QTtans you in 3 to 5 hours • ** ,.tMWfff*.ff-'fSif,* f_ without the sun. 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Mart large bursts... mere action and a longer show than last year! Don't mi*s it!! Downtown Alton has made every effort to equal or surpass most fireworks shows In thli area. Bring the family . . . enjoy a thrilling show brought to you by your favorite Downtown stores! ALTON MUNICIPAL BAND Beginning at 8:00 P.M. In Riverside Park , •>•' i r> feiL

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