VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
THE QUESTION THIS WEEK: HOW DID YOU REACT TO THE NEWS THAT NIXON IS GOING TO RED CHINA SOMETIME NEXT YEAR?
Laura Goodeyne, Student worker – When I heard Nixon was going to China, I thought it was one of the best ideas he's had in a long time ! The Chinese probably just want to meet the man, I mean meeting someone in person means a lot more than talking to them over the telephone or reading about them in the newspapers.
Wayne Dabney, Ann Arbor recreation department – I don't know exactly what the deal is. It will be good publicity for him. Maybe the Red Chinese want to off him. I guess they'll probably talk to him and find what makes him tick.
Cari Marten, unemployed: I think the Red Chinese are worried about the American soldiers in Vietnam polluting the gene pool. And that sooner or later all these bad genes are going to get back up into China. At any rate I don't believe In that kind of mixing, without a lot of planning and forethought.
Shirley Hsia, theater student: I think its completely on a political basis. Nixon's not constant with his philosophy, because he was against communism and now look what he's doing. But the mainland of China has been neglected for a long time, and has a big population – so it's good.
George Stuart, carpenter: I thought that it was a result of all this campus pressure and pressure from other people. I hope it will help end the war, because we certainly have to get out of Vietnam. Now you young people shouldn't think that you're the only ones who want us to get out of this war. A lot of us ordinary people want out too.