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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Anti-Confucius Drive Like Criticizing By Dick West WASHINGTON (UPI) Strange things are happening in China again. In a move somewhat reminis- cent of the cultural revolution a few years ago, the Peking re- gime has undertaken a massive campaign to discredit Con- fucius. Everywhere the people turn, it is said, they encounter anti-Con- fucius posters and other critical material. To understand the impact this has on the Chinese, try to imag- Dick West ine what it would be like if the of Coolidge going down the U. S. government suddenly philosophical drain, you can emphathize with the Chinese began an intensive drive to dis- credit Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge, of course, has not been dead as long as Con- fucius, who expired some years ago. Therefore, it might even be said the two states- men-iphllosophers are separat- ed by a good sized generation gap- Nevertheless, the sayings of Coolidge are the closest thing we have in America to the say- ings of Confucius with respect to their influence on the nation's political morality. .Quoted below are a few of the sayings of each. See if you can guess which is Confucius and which is Coolidge. "The truly virtuous man in desiring success for himself strives to help others succeed." Ecnomy is idealism in its most practical form." "Virtue is to men and wisdom is to understand men." "The business of America Is business." "Within the four seas all men are brothers." "I do not choose to run for president in 1928." you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others." "When a great many people are unable to find work, unem- ployment results." The four generations'of Amer- icans who have been steeped in the sayings of Coolidge will have.no trouble recognizing .that every second utterance above fell-from the lips' of our 30th president. How would we feel were we confronted with posters, bill- boards and bumper stickers re- viling Coolidge as an enemy of the people and all-around no- mjssai Of goodnik? Bewildered, to say the least. Implicit in. the attack on Confucius is a message to the Chinese people that all of the sage's sayings are now ino- perative. If you can picture the sayings during the- anti-Confucius cam- paign. It must be a difficult readjust- ment, comparable to our being told that unemployment has no connection with being out of work. Dog's Chewing Disrupts Hearing Transcripts VISALIA, Calif. (AP) An unlatched screen door and a dog with a penchant for chewing has caused court reporter Ron Cole- man a month of misery, It was in February that Cole- man left on his kitchen table the paper tape transcript of a pre- liminary hearing for Henry Bor- bon, former head of Tulare county's anti-poverty program, on charges of selling heroin'. Enter Coleman's 90-pound La- brador retriever, Chip. The big Lab pushed open the unlatched screen door and pro- Minority Front Charges Found Untrue By SBA WASHINGTON (AP) The 'mall Business Administration says it has investigated and cleared three North, Carolina businesses of allegations that :hey set up minority-group front companies to siphon off federal unds. It said a review .of the so- called Dunn Group hcadquar- ered in Dunn, N. C., showed no evidence of wrong-doing or ex- ploitation of Uic minority busi- ness men. Asst. Administrator Randall rVoods said "all arrangements ictween the Dunn Group and SBA were legal, above board and clearly visible." A spokesman for Woods said the investigatory report would not be made public. The spokes- man said the report was an in- ternal document for SBA pur- poses only. An external audit report last Dctober questioned whether the 'our minority firms sponsored by three white business men 'were established as 'front' or- ganizations and thereby consti- ;ute a roundabout method for certain individuals to cir- cumvent the intention of the program, and in so doing great- ly ensance their own coffers..." Woods said the review, com- pleted in early March, deter- mined that the companies are now 100 percent owned by "pro- gram-eligible individuals' disadvantaged business men, rather than by wealthy ones. ceeded to chew the tape into pieces, into about 200 pieces, ac- cording to Coleman. "He really went crazy. He must have really gotten excited when the notes started unravel- ing on the Coleman said. "He tore up everything he could get his mouth on, includ- ing my shocks, shoes and the screen door." Since Coleman "says he has been spending about 15 hours a piecing the sections of paper together. He finally turned the transcript in Mon- day. Meanwhile, Borbon's attorney has pending a motion -for against client, on the-grounds it took 32 days to get a copy of the tran- script, instead of the legally mandated.10 days. Nixon Campaign Funds Will Pay Ex-Aides' Legal Fees U. S. Asks War Rule On Dead and Missing GENEVA (AP) The U. S. Thursday proposed an amend- ment to the Geneva conventions hat would oblige warring par- ies to account for the missing and dead in armed conflicts. Amtrak Reports 28 Percent Gain WASHINGTON (AP) The number of passengers riding the nation's rail .system jumped 21 percent in the third straight month since the energy crisis began that rail 'ridership has increased, Aiiitrak reported Wednesday. The nation's rail passenger corporation said it had no 'data on February ridership yet, bu said'advance bookings continue to run about 2% times its pre- vious peak last summer. It said it now. has aboui advance bookings in' its dis- computers on any given day compared with its previous record last summer of bookings. FEED THE BIRDS "There's no one here by that name...Who shall I say Presents Credentials OTTAWA, Canada (AP) -The new U.S. ambassador to Can- ada, William J. Porter, has pre- sented his credentials to Gov- ernor-General Jules Leger. 20 YEARS AGO More than East Germans fled to the Nixon West in two weeks. The Cedar Rapids J Gazette: Thurs., Mar. 14, 1874 WASHINGTON (AP) Trust- ees of President Nixon's left- over campaign funds have de- cided lo pay legal fees and ex- penses for former officials ac- quitted of criminal charges and possibly for those found guilty of misdemeanors. One of the largest benefi- ciaries of the decision could be one of the trustees former Secretary of Commerce Stans, who is on trial in New York on federal charges of criminal con- spiracy, perjury and obstruction of justice. Stans, who reportedly has spent more than out of fiis own pocket for legal fees, participated In the trust- ees' decision, according to one of the other trustees. Although the decision expam a previous policy of the Nixon campaign organization, both of Stans' co-trustees said in inter- views they were unaware it was a change. Stans was finance director of the Nixon campaign. He is on trial along with former Ally. Gen. Mitchell in a case arising from a secret campaign contribution. Mitchell, political chief of the campaign for several months in 1972, also could be major beneficiary of the trust- ees' decision if he is acquitlet in the New York trial and of criminal charges filed in the Watergate cover-up two weeks ago in Washington. Stans is one of three trust- ees of million in funds left over from the Nixon campaign, The others are Nashville in- surance executive Guilford Dud ley and Washington business man Charles Potter. Dudley and Potter, both prominent long-time Republi cans, had no official connection with the Nixon campaign. Both indicated that they signed on as trustees reluctantly. In a telephone interview ids Wednesday night, Dudley sai< Stans was present at a meeting in Potter's office in Washington last month when the trustees went over the trust agreemen and signed it. 20 YEARS AGO The Atomic Energy Commission announce! it was negotiating an agreemen with the Duquesne Light Co. o Pittsburgh for the construction and operation of the nation's first full-scale- central station a nuclear plant. Discrimination Claimed in Suit Against Wallace MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) A suit charging Gov. George iVallace with racial discrimi- nation says only three blacks lave been appointed by Wallace, :o posts on 61 state and county boards and commissions. The suit filed Wednesday on behalf of seven blacks in Hous- ton county said there was a total of 768 positions on the boards, with.the appointments controlled by the governor. The suit said an example of the discrimination was the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. There are no black man- agers or cashiers for the state's 123 ABC stores, the suit con- tends. The suit also says Wallace has never appointed a black as a jury commissioner in any county. The suit filed by Poverty Law Center here is a class action representing all other blacks seeking state ap- pointments. Too many- bikes and not enough riders? Sell the extra snes. with a Classified Ad! Dial 398-8234. Senator Tom Riley, Your Linn County legislators want to'know what you think about the issues before all of us. How about: (1) No-fault insurance (2) the 1-380 corridor (3) Foster parents re-imbursement (4) Updating obscenity laws and (5) 'State aid to schools. We'll meet at a.m. Saturday, March 16, aUhe Hiawatha City Hall. Your Representatives and Senators want to hear from you. Other areas for comment are: (6) Retail credit interest and service charges (7) Expanding powers of Civil Rights Commission (8) Collective bargaining (9) Mobile home property tax relief act and (10) Exempting sales tax on .food and prescription 'drugs. For or against, tell us Saturday at a.m. Park nearby, take the bus, or walk. You'll find the participation invigorating. Paid for by Senator Tom Consider the impact of your ideas: We re listening. NOW! Savings To S200 With Trade-in NEW 1974 Models FREE DELIVERY Presenting the XL-lOOs With 100% solid state 100% Solid State No Tubes to Burn Out Choose Now! We'll Deliver Big Trade In Allowance For Your Old Black and White TV Set A fabulous Sale at SrhulekofPs, offering outstanding values. Now is the tirrie to give your family the best in TV enjoyment RCA COLOR TV You'll find extra liberal trade-in allowance for your old black and white TV set and an array of cabinet styles from which to choose. 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