Walter Mencken 6:15 p.m., Feb. 28
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A few new things in the World. The Chinese have their first aircraft carrier. The latest is that they will name it the Shi Lang in honor of the admiral of the Qing Dynasty, who in 1681 conquered the kingdom of Tungning, now known as Taiwan. This tradition will follow to the tune of thr Koreans who still admire such admirals as Yi Sun-shin of 1536-1598 who invented the Turtle ships and had naval battles with the Japanese. In Vietnam it will cost VND6E12 to clean up the Agent Orange, (Dioxin) at the three airports of Danang, Bien Hoa and Phu Cat. That comes out to about $300,000.00.