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24 * Norlhwnt Arkonwu TIMIS, Wed., June 26, 1974 »»Y1TT1VILH. HKAK1*» ' ' Sees It As One Of Most Important Issues Mao Joins Endless Battle Against Confucius A News Analysis By JOHN R O D E R I C K TOKYO (AP) -- Over the past 2,000 years Chinese rebels unsuccessfully fought a d a u n t - ing foe named Confucius. Communist revolutionary Mao Tsc- tung has joined the seemingly endless battle. To outsiders, the campaign being waged by the BO-yearold chairman of the Chinese Communist party seems a curious one, wrapped up as it ; s in denunciation of a recently dead Red hero named bin Piao and entwined in the threads of political intrigue. Hut to Mao -- a scholar, poet, caHigrapher, h i s t o r i a n and po litical thinker -- it is as s f g n f i cant and important as any past balllo he has fought on his way to power. For millions of Chinese still live by the cthica) system handed down by Confucius 25 con- luries ago, precepts which have seeped into the Chinese bloodstream. The sayings of C o n f u c i u s are legion, But essentially what he stood for was perfect order in human society. To achieve it, he advocated a free/ing of the Chinese classes, a place for everyone and everyone in hi? Death Rate Said High Among Vinyl Chloride Plant Men WASHINGTON (AP) -- A medical study has produced now evidence suggesting a high incidence of dealti from a .rare liver cancer among factory em- ployes working with vinyl chloride, a chemical widely used in the plastics industry. A study of vinyl chloride workers at the Goodyear plant in Niagara Falls, N.Y., found that three of 2 ; ! deaths were due lo Ihe cancer angiosar- coma. Dr. Irving J. Selikoff, director of the Environmental Sciences Laboratory of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, cited the study. He emphasized the critical importance of reducing the amount of vinyl chloride workers arc exposed lo. to a "no delectable level" as proposed by the Labor Department. Selikoff was among dozens of witnesses Tuesday at a hearing on the Labor Department's proposed standards for regulating its use. -Representatives of the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc., a trade association, ar- Eued that the medical evidence was too inconclusive to require b a n n i n g worker exposure to the chemical. They said the proposed regulations were impossible to achieve and would force the industry lo close scores of plants with the los s of as m a n y as 2.2 million jobs. " T h e p r o p o s e d permanent standard is not technologically feasible and. if adopted, would shut down lhe industry." warned Anlon Vitlone, president ol the B. F. Goodrich Chemica Co. Vittone, representing the t r a d e association, proposed prepared testimony a differcnl standard--reducing worker exposure lo vinyl chloride from 5( parts per rmillion of air now in force to 10 parts per million, effective October 107V. But Selikoff argued that "the only pnident course for the prevention of angiosarcoma ... is to provide a work environmcnl with no delectable levels of vinyl chloride." Dr. Marcus M. Key, director of the National Institute for Oc cupational Safety and Health, said the finding of 19 cases of angiosarcoma--13 in the United Slates- among vinyl chloride workers between January and May "indicates that we are observing a newly recognized oc- c u p a t i o n a l disease associated with exposure" lo vinyl chloride. He said that previously about 20 lo 30 cases of the disease ·iad been reported a n n u a l l y in the United States. United Rubber Workers Pres- dent Peter Bomrnarilo, representing the AFI.-CIO. said organized labor supported the stringent controls proposed by .he government even at the risk of losing jobs. Mayors Ready Challenge To New Federalism Concept SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) -President Ni.xon's conlinuet com rail ment lo the New Feder alism concept of sharing feder aJ powers and dollars with the Key Witness In Gun Smuggling Trial Testifies NEW ORLEANS (API - A key government witness in the trial of five men charged will conspiring to smuggle weapons to Mexico testified he met with Texas millionaire rancher Rich mond C. Harper lo arrange an arms transaction. Alfonso Cortina Rodriguez, an administrative officer with the Mexican Treasury Department appeared Tuesday in the feder trial, which opened Harper, ' Murray M. Kesslcr al court Monday. of Brooklyn, N'.Y., and three Baton Rouge men--Adler B Seal, James M. Miller Jr. anc Joseph Mazzuka--are on trial. They are accused of trying to smuggle weapons out of the United Stales for use j scheme to overthrow a Lalin American government -- which federal authorities have dicated was Cuba's. Rodriguez testified he was approached in February 197 by Jamie Fernandez, who was listed as a co-conspirator bul was not indicted because of his assislance (o investigators. 10,000 .M-l RIFLES Rodriguez said Fernandez asked him if he knew of anyone who might be interested in 'buying weapons for sale in the United States including 10000 M-l rifles. Over a number of months. Rodriguez said, a series of events led him to contacts with Harper, Marion Hagler ol Eagle Pass, Tex., arid Francisco Flores of Piedras Negras, Mexico. Hagler was indicted with thi. others, but was granted a separate trial because of poor health. Flores is still at large. Rodriguez said Fernandez first brought him in contacl wilh Flores, who led him to Hagler, who led him to Harper. He said Hagler told him his a s s o c i a t e s h a d everythim needed -- including .M-ls, il-los. submachmeguns and ammum lion. In cities faces a challenge from the nation's mayors. The U.S. Conference of Mayors, dominaled by Democrat fas expected to adopt a resoli tion today declaring that th promises of the New Feder alism haven't yet been fulfilled The measure, with compan ion proposals, calls on the at ministration and Congress follow through with acceptabl amounts of federal aid for sec ond-stcp New Federalism pro grains such as moss trans and housing. The measure also demand that Congress enforce pledge to challenge Nixon ,, future impoundment of appro oriatcd f u n d s for urban pro irams. Mayor Henry W. Maier ,, Milwaukee said he (bought th President had undercut th New Federalism by impounc meat of urban programs fund Congress appropriated. . "The burglary of [he budge is much more serious than th burglary of the Democratic na lional headquarters," sai Maier, president of the newl formed National Conference Democratic Mayors. LAST DAY The ^five-day conference, will about SDO , mayors on hand con ' Eagle Pass, Rodriguez said, he met Harper in a motel room and Harper told him, "We have everything ; Deed." Most of Ihe defendants were arrested Juiy 1, 1972, after Ihe seizure of a DC4 plane at the Shreveport airport. Federal ·gents said they found nearly ·even tons of plastic explosives and detonators on the place. eludes with today's busines session and (he expected elec tion of San Francisco's Joseph L. Ahoto as the new conferenc president. The overriding theme ho een that lhe first step of the New Federalism, general reve nue sharing, has been good in concept but lhat inflation ha offset its promise by eating into city budgets. --. -.- are asking for early re-enaclmenl of «enera evenue sharing, at least i :ar before the current pro -am expires at the end of In private meetings with the mayors. the administrate communicated that assurance lirough Nixon's chief domestic oviser, Kenneth R. Cole Jr. Bill of more urgent interest to the mayors is congressional passage, and Nixon approval of tsvo massive second-sten New federalism program The S11.3 billion housing a.. M community developmenl bill and an ?18 billion, five-year mass transit program. Cole and other administration officials warned the mayors in advance, however, not 'to ex- wanl , a " l h e money the ' Housing Secretary James T. Lynn told the conference Tuesday he is sympathetic wilh the mayor's desires and understands their feeling that the money is there-- by trimming the defense budget. But Lynn said inflation is the overriding issue and that to lope for diversion of defense funds is unrealistic. I place. LOYALTY Above all. he counselled loy ally -- of sons lo fathers, wives to husbands, of the ruled to the ruler, of the people to the em peror. Though there were periodic uprisings -- chiefly by peasants -- in Chinese history, little changed. The new rulers ap plied the Confucian formula md stability returned. The first -·eal revolution in 2,000 years is said to have been the Commu nist one, which swept Mao to power in 1949. Rut was it? The intensity of the campaign against Confucius suggests Mao believes it has not yet succeeded. Confucius' hold on lhe Chinese heart and imagination remains largely unshaken, tin til it can be loosened an{ thrown o f f , Mao's rival system a mixture of lhe Chinese ex perience and lhe alien philoso phy of Marxism-Leninism, can not push up through the under growth and grow roots of its own. This, diplomats and China ex perts here say, is lhe cenlra fact of · lhe continuing and wordy movement against Con fucius. Others may see in it a devious intrigue, involving Pre mier Chou En-lai, or a singe lor confrontation between the left and the right wings of Clii nesc communism. SEEN AS STRUGGLE But Mao regards it as struggle for the survival of the body of polilcal thought called "Maoism." Lin Piao. a shy. diffident man primarily a military leader, shot to trie Chinese heights during the 1966-09 Freat Proletarian Cultural Revolution. Taking the lead alongside Mao's wife. Chiang Ching, his personal secretary Chen Po-la, and a handful of other radicals he pictured himself as Mao's most f a i t h f u l disciple. He became deputy chairman of the parly, and Mao's publicly acknowledged successor after the c u l t u r a l purge ended only lo die in a plane crash in Mongolia in September 1971, branded as a traitor caught red-handed plotting to murder lis old chief. In the campaign against Conr ucius he is seen as accomplice rather than chief villain, an over-ambitious schemer tainted hy the ideas of Confucius. Except among the scattering of people who supported him -now driven underground -- his influence is not believed to he great in the China of 1974. But Mao counts on him, and :he horror he believes was aroused by his treason to serve as a bludgeon with which to wat the still animate Con- ucius. His objective appears to be to convince the ordinary Chinese t h a t a bright future is in store for him if he follows the road of Chinese socialism. But Mao's dream of creating a new kind of Chinese human -- m e n t a l l y alert, politically intelligent and militarily adept -must compete with the deeply ingrained notions of the Golden Mean, of virtuousness, of tolerance -- anrl passivity -- which C o n f u c i u s s o successfully brought into the marketplace many centuries ago. Mao admits the struggle against Confucius will last a long time, certainly For years after his own death. Its ^outcome will determine China s course for perhaps an- olher 100 years. Col ion Disbarred W A S H I N C T O N (AP) -Charles W. Colson. a former White House aide, has been dis- b a r r e d by the U.S. District Court here hecause of his guilty plea to obstruction of justice in Irying to smear Daniel Ellsberg. The order was signed Tuesday hy three judges of the Dis- Irict of Columbia court. Colson also is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Massachusetts, but disbarment in one court jurisdiction usually results in complete disbarment. S*vi«r County Suit PEQUEEN. Ark. APJ -- A suit has been filed in Sevier County Chancery Court here seeking lo enjoin county Judge B. A. Mauldin from allegedly doing work on private property with county machinery. The plainliffs are 'W. W. Robinson, Norman Brazeal, Royce Walker and Wendell Staggs, who are contractors in the county. ; (WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, fMDAY, SATURDAY Diking Compound Reg. 32c 11 Fl. Oz. \n excellent, Inexpensive caulking "-·nound (or general use, designed primarily tor exterior use. Save. 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