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I ) PAGE 12 WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8,1971 THE JOURNAL One-Fourth of Mankind f i. ne Middle Kingdom) by Don Oakley and John Lane Economic Stagnation Seen For Western Europe In 1971 • It is quite clear then thai the old culture which we wish to sweep away cannot be isolated jrom the old politics and old economy of our nation. —Mao Tse-lung Twenty-two years have passed since the \agrarian reformers\ led by Mao Tse-tung be- gan sweeping away the old culture of China, a nation with a history of nearly 4-000 years. Yet the revolution that has overtaken China under the Communists is but a continuation of the revolution set in motion more than a century ago when Europeans began knocking vigorously at the door of \the sleeping giant.\ It is a paradox of our time that the new China remains as remote and mysterious to many Westerners as the old China was to the Romans, who knew of the Chinese as \the Silk People.\ Thus all the greater has been the shock of recent developments: A U.S. president, who as a senator gained fame as an arch-foe of com- munism, announcing he would visit Peking: the overwhelming vote in the I'nited Nations to oust the Nationalist Chinese government on Tai- wan and seat the mainland Chinese, the sudden emergence of Red China as an influential world power after two decades of self-imposed isolation. But with the largest population in the world, estimated at more than 700 million—roughly one-fourth of niankiiid—and with the third greatest land area, by sheer size alone China must inevitably play a leading role. China is a half-million square miles- larger than the 48 United States and occupies about the same latitudes on the opposite side of the globe. But because of the severe nature of most of the interior, the vast bulk of her population lives in an area half the size of the United States. Seriously lacking in many of the natural re- sources required by an industrial nation, China's greatest resource, as in the past, is her enetv getic. inventive, long-suffering people. The Chi- nese had seen most forms of government and. social experiment—feudalisms monarchy, social- • ism, totalitarianism—2.000 years before Char- lemagne, Louis XIV. Marx. Hitler. Today, however, at least to outward appear- ances, they have been molded into a cohesive, single-minded entity not known before in their long history. The ancient ways seem to have been utterly overthrown and China is deter- mined to enter the modern world and .regain her historical place as the \Middle Kingdom\ —the center of the world. \ Nevertheless, modern China rests on founda- tions 4,000 years deep in history, and whoever would understand the new China must first examine the old. NEXT: The Cycle of Dynasty Affins Platform Resembles Political Platform & C? , .,._«_„ t u„„„„.u;„u„„„^ 0 ,^„u, Q ^,. Q i conference to join in a series of] . WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House Conference oh Aging may have drafted not only a national policy but also a political platform guiding 20 mil- lion elderly voters next year. The 3,500 delegates from throughout the nation made it clear they want ac- tion and more money, not empty prom- As the conference wrapped up its five days of work Thursday, the leaders 01 six national organizations representing more than 6 million elderly vowed not to let the bulky report gather dust on a. government library shelf. \We will monitor on a continuous basis what is happening to those recommendations addressed to the public sector at all levels, but especially those which are addressed to the federal government.... \We Will do everything possible to develop strong political backing at all levels of government for such recom- mendations,\ they ? said in a joint statement. The .National Council on the Aging, an independent voluntary agency, invited all. organizations participating in the DeKalb Area News Notes,Personals Mrs. Allan Bowering was a Nov. 27 guest of her granddaughter, Joanne Woods of Ogdensburg for Thanksgiving dinner. Attending were Mrs, Bowering's daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Woods, Sr., of North Syracuse, and grand- children Mr. and Mrs. James Woods, Jim Jr. and Tammi of New Jersey, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Woods Jr., and Tom III of Ogdensburg and Donald Woods of Broekport. At the league basketball game on Nov. 30, varsity HDCS 54 at Edwards 55 and the JV team, HDCS 20 at Edwards 55. The next game will be Dec. 10 with Knox Memorial at HDCS. Oh the wrestling scheduleit will be Holy Family at HDCS on Dec. 8. Mr. and Mrs. Frank CDarlene) Fetcie and five children of Penfield spent the holiday weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fuller. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Jeffers spent Thanksgiving day with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shattuck and Nancy. Mrs. Shattuck has been confined to her home with illness since Nov. 1, and will be at home for a time yet. Treasurer Ida Alguire, Warden Myrtle Gladle, Conductor Florris Griffith, right supporting noble grand, Lillian Sayer, Left Supporting to Noble Grand, Ella Griskill, Inside Guardian Vaughn, Piercy, Left supporter of Vice Noble Grand, Lena Smith. Absent officers to be installed later are chaplain, outside guardian and right supporter of the vice noble grand. HDCS students under the-dif ection of Noel Shangraw, Social Studies teacher and Robert Leroux, guidance counselor, are in the process of completing testing to qualify for their participation in the annual Syracuse University Citizenship _ Education Congerence. These students include Weldon Noble, Robert Holland, Karen Morgan, Karen Bulsiewicz, Hugh Carvel, Alan Dafoe, Irvih Cobb, and William Alguire. Karon Young, student at Mohawk Community College, arrived Nov. 23 to spend a 10 day vacation • with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Young. Mrs Lydia Young of Dexter spent the holiday weekend with the Young family. Keith Young entered Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg on Nov. 24. The HDCS band members attended the Ice Follies show at Syracuse on Nov. 24, Twenty from here went on the Community Tour to the Ice Follies On Nov. 26. Mr. and Mrs: John Morley and family of Ogdensburg were Nov. 27 evening guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Thomson. Students from Hermon-DeKalb Central School accompanied Mr. Leroux, guidance counselor, on a field trip to Mater Dei College at Ogdensburg on Dec. 3. While there they received a tour of the facilities and were allowed to attend classes. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Shattuck of Pulaski spent Nov. 27 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Shattuck and Nancy. Mr. andMrs. Glenn Jeffers were also dinner guests. Kimberiy Gilbert spent Nov. 26 through 28 with her aunt, Mrs. Richard Morrow of Depeyster. conference to join in a series of regional meetings and a national conference next April \to assess the progress made in carrying out the conference recom- mendations and to plan for concerted action in any areas that have been neglected.\ One of the statement signers was more blunt in describing the con- ference's political impact. \The President may not be'pleased with, the results because the conference recommendations run directly counter to the policies of the administration,\ said Nelson H. Cruikshank, president of the National Council of Senior Citizens with 3 million members. He said delegates \made it clear they want the Nixon administration to re- align its priorities in favor of people,\. and that the administration will have to \turn around a full 180' degrees\ to implement the recommendations. CrUikshank said he ; already had detected, in the President's remarks to the final assembly Thursday, \a complete turnaround la categorical- aids_ programs.\ Although Nixon urged support-for his revenue-sharing legislation, he promised to seek more money for the Administration on Aging and., such narrow-range activities as the Foster Grandparents program, Retired Senior Volunteers program and job programs such as- Green Thumb for the low- income elderly. Nixon said'also that he will \carefully consider\ conference proposals for a minimum $4,500 income for old couples through Social Security and general government revenues, and extension of Medicare to cover prescription drug costs. LONDON (AP) — Continued economic stagnation in Western Europe next year with rising prices and high unemployment was predicted Saturday by an authoritative British research- institute, • Early settlement of the international monetary crisis will only partially improve the situation, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said in its quarterly review of world economy. But the instutute took issue with European economists who criticize \ President Nixon for having acted Aug. 15 to halt the growing American deficit overseas and protect the American economy. The National Institute is an u> dependent, non-profit organization which studies economic\ pfoblems through its own staff and in conjunction with \univefsities arid other academic bodies. It is supported financially by private trusts and foundations. The institute said economic growth will accelerate in the United States, Canada, Britain, Italy and Japan-but in the remaining industrial nations of the Organization for Eonomic Cooperation and Development, especially West Germany, any rise wiU be considerably restricted. \Unemployment may have passed its peak \in North America, hut it has been . rising in virtually every Western European country, and the increase may be expected to continue for some while yet,\ the institute said. On President Nixon's new economic program, the institute said America's trading partners \may be entitled to resent the unilateral manner in which the American measures were in- troduced and the breach of international obligations which they involved. But having long complained that the United States was exporting inflation, Jhey should be glad that steps have now been taKeh to control the inflation arid to limit its export.\ The institute also said, \it seems unfortunate that European countries should have reacted to the U. s! measures by demanding an increase in the dollar price of gold\ - a devaluation Of the dollar. The review maintained there were good arguments for and against in-{ creasing the price of gold \tiut the case in favor has been weakened by the successful introduction of SbR J s-Special Drawing Rights - in the International Monetary Fund. \Because pf the legislative position in the United States, the demand for a change in the gold price-though it may be the price of French cooperation-caii only have tended to delay a settlement\ of the monetary crisis. Any sizable turn-around in America's continuing deficit with other industrial nations, theinstitute Said, \must dearly tend to reduce output in those coun- tries.\ Such a shift in the direction of trade t and monetary movement needed to reverse the U. S. overseas deficitrwpuld clearly involve America's trading partners \in significant economic 'readjustment in which some industires would suffer. - .. . \Their governments should, however, welcome the prospect of being ablein the future to devote more of their productive capacity to improving the standards of living of their- own people or of poorer countries father than those of the United States.\ Men's no-iron handkerchiefs Swiss cottons with floral em- broidery in pastel colors. As- sorted styles. 2 of 3 per box* Hermon-DeKalb Central School students who expect to apply to Canton ATC will be completing the American College Testing Program exam at Canton ATC on Dec. 11. Mrs. Margaret Edwards left Nov. 21 for a 10-day vacation visiting relatives. She was overnight guest of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Brown of Clayton on Nov. 21. That evening they visited Mrs. Edwards' son, Mr. and Mrs. David Thornton of Alexandria Bay. She spent Nov. 22 through 24 with Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Conklin at Rome, N.Y. Mrs. Edwards spent Thanksgiving weekend with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph LeBlanc and family in Fulton. On Saturday they visited Mr. and Mrs. Burt Andrews of Wolcott. Mrs. Edwards spent Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 with Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Conklin in Rome, and visited her cousin, Mrs. Elizabeth Ross in Rome, before returning home. Wonderful Gifts and Wonderful Values at Merry Low Prices! *Cdttoh*polyester blend, ^ma- chine washes beautifully, needs no ironing. White. Gift pack. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Risley were Nov. 28 guests of Mr. and Mrs. Obed Risley of Ogdensburg for Thanksgiving dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hand and Amy were Nov. 27 overnight guests of his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Hand. dkd(jiJfA [IWUM, The Hermon Harvesters 4-H club had snowmobile instruction at the Gerald Morrill residence for four Saturday mornings, and all taking the course passed. A 4-H leaders meeting was held Nov. 29 in Gouverneur. Those attending from the Hermon Harvesters were Sherry Alguire, Wayne Reed, Jody Hamilton, Tom Morrill and Elaine Hamilton, Mrs. Reed and Mrs. Morrill. slippers gj\ OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, 5? FOR EVERY TASTE! PRICED LOW TO MAKE 24 pc. stainless steel set 7.99 Heather pattern, service for 6. Six each: teaspoons, dessert spoons, forks, serrated knives^ 18 pc. glass punch bowl set 3.77 Prismcyt \Williarnsport\. In- cludes 7 qt. bowl, ladle, 8 cups, .8 hooks. In storage box. GIVING EASY! only 1.991° 5.99 Mr. and Mrs. Milton Durham and family of Russell were Nov. 28 guests of her mother, Mrs. Frances Gilbert. master charge Rebekah Lodge 571 had a special meeting Nov. 29 for installation of of- ficers, installing officer was District Deputy President Mary Barry and her staff and escorts of Ogdensburg. Officers installed were Noble Grand Helen Carmen, Vice Noble Grand Elva Shaw, Secretary Catherine Rowland, ,et4- - SEAWAY SHOPPING CENTER IN THIS COUPON You may win a Great big 4K feet of huggble Teddy, If^ycJu're the-winner, he'll be in your home for Christmas. Just fill in coupon, deposit in our Toy Department. f State. • Zip. Nothing to boy. Winner need not be present to win. Winner will be noti- fied and announced. Drawing will be held Wednesday, December 22. Void whereprohibited by law. WVolwoHK % f >. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED-REPLACEMENT OR MONEY REFUNDED

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