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The Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin from Racine, Wisconsin · Page 15

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Sunday, July 18, 1965
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t Con+radic+ion Doesn't Bother People Canadians, Frenchmen Popular in China, buf Yanks Are Detested • Editor's Note: Charles Lynch, a Canadian reporter, has just completed a 2.mondi assignment in China in behalf of the Southam Newspapers of Canada. He wrote this analysis after his return home. By Charles Lynch OTTAWA—(/P)— Next to being a Frenchman, the best thing for the Westerner in Red China to be is a Canadian. French stock is high in Peking. In the wake of French recognition there has been a stream of French visitors to China — diplomats, traders, journalists and flashy ballet dancers wearing distinctly un-Chinese garb. At the most recent Canton Trade Fair, French buyers were much in evidence. The Chinese began to quote some of their price hsts in francs, and to give the French the edge in competitive bids. In dealing with France, the Chinese lose no opportunity to take a whack at' the United States—and they follow the sarjie approach in their dealings with Canada, which lacks diplomatic relations with Peking and is perhaps the closest Ally of the United States. Admire Canadians The Chinese voice their admiration for Canada at every turn. Yet Canada is guilty of many of the sins laid at Washington's door by Peking, and I pointed this out in conversations with officials. Peking has been highly critical of United Nations peacekeeping operations, for example, regarding them as a plot further U.S. interests. Canada has been one of the chief exponents of U.N. peacekeeping. Peking has bitter memories of the Korean War. Here, again, Canada was directly involved, at the side of the U.S. In Viet Nam, it was Canada's voice, as a member of the truce commission, that pointed to North Viet Nam as the aggressor. It could follow that Peking would detest Canada but everywhere I went I heard expressions of friendship for C a n a d a's government and people. Tried to Boost U.S. • I tried occasionally to use this mood of hospitality to explain the U.S. to the Chinese—to point out that there were many good things in America and her people, and that the picture was not so black as the Chines imagine it to be. This kind of bridge building, I soon found, was not wanted. The usual Chinese reaction was to say that they understood why a Canadian had to talk this way, because we were victims of American economic aggression and did not dare, as yet, to confront our tormentors. But they added, hopefully, the day of our liberation would come, and the Chinese people would do everything in their power to support their Canadian broth- e r s against the American tyrants. In the meantime, China j would trade with Canada and work for the day when tjie two countries had diplomatic relations. Canadians would be welcome in China at any time, diplomatic relations or no. And China would continue to purchase Canadian wheat. Gave Them Argument I didn't let the Chinese get away with "all this without an argument, and kept insisting that Canada was not only an ally of the U.S., but that most Canadians actually regarded Americans fondly. This didn't make much of an impression, and it certainly wasn't what the Chinese wanted to hear. What they want to hear about the U.S., apparently, is what they hear in every waking hour, over their radios, loudspeakers, television sets, land through their newspapers, magazines and motion pictures. In all these media, as well as in books and plays, Americans are the blackguards of the world. The overwhelming impressions one brings away from China are not so much of the system as of the people, without whose support the system could not survive. Their friendliness toward the Western visitor is something that I didn't expect. It meets one on every hand— on the streets of the cities, in the schools and universities, in the factories and on the communes. "Welcome to the Western guest" is the slogan most often heard from the lips of the people, even though the propaganda slogans radiate contempt for Western policies and hatred for the U.S. No Angry Replies Some of my questions could easily have been construed as being hostile, and many times I braced myself for an angry reply. It never came — the toughest questions were met with smiles, and there was always an attempt to make an honest answer. Usually, we agreed to differ on the meaning of honesty. 'The people I saw seemed happy and well fed. Yet the work loads they carry would be intolerable in most other countries. On every hand you see people bowed in toil, often with faces contorted as they strain to lifting or hauling. One is told, often by the workers themselves as they mop their brows, that this is the Chinese way — that the people have worked hard through the ages — but now their work is co-ordinated and the fruits of their labors increased. Definitions Differ What the Chinese call coordination, we call regimentation. What they call hard work we might call slavery. It does seem to have produced a way of life for the Chinese worker and peasant that is better in the material sense than anything he knew before. The newest houses of the Chinese peasants w o u 1 d n't past muster by Western standards. The newest blocks of apartment built for factory workers are reminiscent of the old factory quarters that went up in England during the latter part of the 19th Century. But to their occupants, the mere fact they contain electricity represents progress. So is the fact that there are a few sticks of furniture, or an alarm clock, or a bicycle. In peasant homes, an earthen crock containing surplus grain is regarded as a treasure trove. For a factory worker, the status symbols are a fountain pen with the clip worn like a medal, or that newest wonder of Chinese industry, the wrist watch. 8 Lawmakers Urge LBJ Veto Cigaret Labeling Bill WASHINGTON — (JP) — Eight congressmen have asked President Johnson to veto the cigaret labeling bill. They say it would protect only the cigaret industry, and not the health of the |American people. The measure provides that after Jan. 1, 1966, every pack of cigarets must bear this warning: "Caution: Cigaret smoking may be hazardous to your health." The bill also would bar the Federal Trade Commission, state or local governments from requiring health warnings in cigaret advertising until at least July 1, 1969. The congressmen said such a delay would be inexcusable, and that an FTC labeling requirement for advertising would have the weight of scientific evidence behind it. The eight are Sens. Paul H. Douglas, D-Ill., Joseph S. Clark, D-Pa., Gaylord Nelson, D-Wls., and Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., and Reps. John A. Blatnik, D-Minn., Richard E. Boiling, D-Mo., John E, KACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN If" A Sundoy, July 18, 1965 i Moss, D-Calif., and Morris K. UdalU jirAriz. •••••• - Denies LBJ Has Bought Land Adjoining His Ranch Senate-House Conferees OK Medicare Tax Restrictions WASHINGTON — m — Additional grazing land adjoining President Johnson's Texas ranch has been leased by trustees handling the president's affairs, but none has been bought recently by or for the first family, White House press secretary Bill D. Moyers said Saturday. The Minneapplis Tribune and the Des Moines Register reported in a copyrighted story this week that more than 4,000 acres had been added to the Johnson ranch since he entered the White House, raising Johnson's Texas holding to more than 14,000 acres. It said negotiations are under way for as much as 26,000 more acres. Moyers, asked about the report, said neither the president, his wife or their daughters has purchased or leased any land since he became] president. He said, however, a trus-. teeship handling the Johnson | affairs "has leased but not purchased some grazing acreage immediately adjacent to | the home rancli" near John-| son City. i The amount of the leased land varies with the rainfall levels which determine how many cattle can be grazed, Moyers said. He said none of the land receives any government benefits under Agriculture Department programs. BIOPHYSICS THEORY Periodontal difficulties — I degeneration of the bone thatj supports the teeth—may bei traceable to tiny electric currents induced by the physical forces operating on human bone, a researcher believes. WASHINGTON — (m — Senate-House conferees reportedly have reached agreement on another point of the complex Social Security- health bill. The agreement was on a House provision to impose restrictions on income tax deductions for medical expenses for persons 65 or older. At present they can deduct all medical and drug expenses. Younger persons can deduct only medical expenses that exceed .3 per cent of their income, and drug expenses that exceed 1 per cent. The reasoning on applying this to older persons as well is that elderly persons who have enough income to be subject to the income tax should make some contribution to offset the government subsidy for the health program. Under the program much of the medical costs for persons 65 and. older would be paid by the government. The reported agreement, still subject to reconsideration, conformed to the House version of the bill. When the conferees reach final agree­ ment on the entire bill, it wi be sent back to the House and Senate for final enact ment. Floods Drown l5inW. 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