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Wednesday, February 23, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

ARLENE GRIFFIN
recent delegate to Paris Peace Conference

Genie Plumondon
visited N. Vietnam

Marge Himmel
vence remos

on'
"Indochina: The New Air War"
FREE ADMISSION
UNION BALLROOM, 8:00 P.M. FRI., FEB. 25

SLIDES, MUSIC AND RAPS

Students'
witholding
tax ialted
Working students may be ex-
empt from Federal. Income tax
withholding on their wages this
year if they notify their employ-
ers, according to the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS).
Those who did not owe any tax
last year and expect to owe none
in the current year should so cer-
tify to their employer, the IRS
said. This would eliminate the
need to file a tax return next year
unless there has been tax with-
holding and the student wishes
to recover it.
Students who qualify for ex-

By JOHN UNGER
Dispatch News Service

buildings and spacious playing-
fields. .

Canton's Senior High School Teachers and students have
Number 61 is one of a new opened a small medical herbs fac-
breed of schools in the People's tory and a workshop that builds3
Republic of China. machine engines with equipment
lent by the People's Liberation
Once allegedly a privileged Army (PLA) across the street -
downtown school for the children another of the school's fraternal
of senior cadres, it now conforms links.
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rOge scven
Canton high school conforms
to new educational standard

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GRAD COFFEE HOUR
WED., FEB. 23
4-6 P.M.
4th Floor RACKHAM
Come for Hot Chocolate
and Cake

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co ao s Tug i vumiualy Half a block away, a small C
educational line, school-operated chemical factory
Mao argues that schooling converts industrial wastes into
should be integrated with work- aluminum sulfate, used in making
both to educate students in the paper, and into the chemical fer-
grass-roots realities of China's tilizer amonia sulfate.
economy, and to prevent them Other students move into the
from feeling superior to workers countryside to study and labor
and peasants. under peasants. To supplement
Number 61, situated amidst sub- these trips, ordinary agricultural

resources, restricting the local
economic development.
At No. 61, enrollment - and
educational costs - have climbed
very sharply in recent years, From
1.600 students before the Cultural
Revolution, the school's popula-
tion has more than doubled to
3.000. Of these, fully 40 per cent,
whose homes are at a distance in
down-town Canton, must reside in
No. 61's white-and-yellow two
story dormitories.
To accommodate yet greater
numbers of teenagers with the fa-
cilities available, the high-school
curriculum at No. 61, as through-
out China, has been cut back frin
three years to two. This curricu-
lum is interlaced liberally with
Mao-study and political theoriz-
ing.

emption from withholding should urban factories and farmlands,
fill in and submit a Witholding therefore has developed "fraternal
fil n ndnuCertca t oming hIlinks" with a local building ma-
Exemption Certificate (Form W-withaAssociated Press terials factory, a tractor assem-
4E) to their employer, the IRS . . bly plant, the Number 5 Rubber
said. Those who wish to renew M skivew 1tesil a dI di nes Factory and the Pearl River Pa-
their exemption should file a new Senator Edmund Muskie (D-Me.) dines with a campaign sup- per Plant. Some of its students
take up factory jobs for months
form because exemption certifi- porter in Palm Springs, Fla. The senator had just completed a at a time in these four plants. It
cates filed for 1971 expire April whistle-stop train tour through the state where he is entered in also runs its own factories on its
30. the March 14 presidential primary. sprawling campus of bright yellow

laborers have been asked to join
the school's faculty as instruc-

tors. In a physics class, the' instruc-
School officials estimate 30 per tor was explaining magnetic
cent of school-time is devoted to theory using a quote .on dialectics
industrial, agricultural, and mili- from Mao about forces becoming
tary, pursuits. In addition, class- their opposites. His students,
work often involves extensive grouped around laboratory tables,
manual practice. In accord with seemed to find the analogy ap-
Mao's admonition that "It will propriate, and referred to it while'
not do to have teachers move conducting laboratory experiments
only their lips and not their on the relationship between mag-
hands," No. 61's teachers must netism and electricity.
join their students in physical Some of No. 61's students,
labor. though have mixed feelings. about
A math, teacher told me that the all-pervasive stress on politf-
one of his recent classes which cal ideology.
had been having problems' with

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a geometry chapter, took their.
books to the engifie factory floor.
They used the geometry in work-
ing out industrial blue-prints, and
required only half the normal
time to grasp their book material.
A school administrator, how-
ever, offered a different reason
for No. 61's stress upon school-
run industry. Chinese school must
try to finance themselves. He ex-
plained that the educational ex-
penses would otherwise .be a
heavy burden on local community

"Before the Cultural Revolu-
tion;" noted a pig-tailed senior
girl who is one of the school's
prestigious Y o u n g Communist
leaders, "too much of the English
language teaching had no relevant
content. But now there is an over-
emphasis on memorizing political
slogans in English. They should
instead teach us first how to say
things like 'Good Morning' and
'How are you?' - and how to
actually think a bit in English,"
she said.

European heads
forsee greater unity

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LONDON GP) - West European
political leaders today will sketch
differing portraits of what they
believe their continent will be like
in 1975 with an enlarged Common
Market.
Their views are being presented
in a new journalistic venture in-
volving four of Europe's most dis-
tinguished newspapers - LeMond
of Paris, The Times of London,
Die Welt of Hamburg and La
Stampa of Turin, Italy.
The four dailies simultaneously
published a special report on pros-
pects for the European Commun-
ity, which is acquiring four new
members to become a 10-nation
market.
Britain, Denmark, Ireland and
Norway have signed treaties pav-
ing the way for their entry into
the Common Market. The six Mem-
ber nations are France, W e s t
Germany, Italy, Holland, Luxem-
bourg and Belgium.
The main theme of the report,
titled "Europe in 1975," is whe-
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ther Europe can achieve f.rue un-
ity or will merely become "a
Europe des patries" - a iEurope
of nations - held together only
by mutual economic interest.
Michel Debre, French defense
minister, wrote, "The day Europe
launches a European satellite, the
day Europeans tread the surface
of the moon unaccompanied and
unassisted, it will be possible to
say that Europe has a chance."
"The road will be long, the cr-
deals and failures many, the out-
come uncertain, but in liberty no
other course is open,"he sai.
Foreign Secretary Sir Alex
Douglas-Home of Britain said 'that
by 1975 he expects to see ".a great
deal of the basic spade work
accomplished on -constructing the
foundations for European economic
policies in a number of fields."
"In the field of foreign and de-
fense policy the ability of Euro-
peans to work more effectively to-
gether to protect their common in-
terests within the Atlantic Al-
liance and outside it should ... he
more evident," he said.
This would require "greatly in-
Ereased intergovernmental coor-
dination in external relations," he
added.
Douglas-Home warned, however,
that such a development "must
not and cannot be pushed through
against the will of member gov-
ernments."
Former Italian premier -Emilio
Colombo said Europe is now ':ntit-
ed only in trade and that its be-
havior during the international
monetary crisis showed the lack of
broader unity.
"World developments in every
field call for a clearly delineat-
ed European community which has
yet to reveal itself," Colombo
wrote. "It is a situation which
must rouse concern in every gov-
ernment, in every democratic force
and every responsible citizen."
He said the need for "a clari-
fication with the 'United States
which goes far beyond economics"
is a pressing task that faces Eur-
ope.

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