ORGANIZATIONS: Heated Exchange

As its basic purpose, the National Exchange Club (about 1,500 chapters with 100,000 members) seeks to promote "an exchange of ideas." Last week Exchange's biggest state, California (165 chapters and 6,000 members), was in an uproar over some ideas which national headquarters found unexchangeable.

In Menlo Park, near San Francisco, the local Exchange Club two years ago initiated a Shanghai-born, Stanford-trained engineering executive: Robert U. M. Ting, 35. The Stockton chapter took in Richard Wong, 40, a San Francisco-born gift-shop operator, after hearing a speech on his wartime service as a U.S. Army liaison officer with the Chinese Nationalists. Both were...

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