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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Third Section I.clhbrklfje, Alberta, Wednesday, April 5, 1972 Pel role under new constitution 's monarchy By HOIANI) London Observer Service STOCKHOLM A recent photograph in n .Stockholm newspaper showed a deputation of solid looking gentlemen handing a document to King Guslav Adolf of Sweden, Every- one was smiling. It might have been the presentation of a loyal address by prominent citizen. In fuel it was (he ceremonial delivery of the new Swedish Constitution, which strips Ihc monarchy of all it_s power and which is, moreover, clearly de- signed (o encompass its demise. Hitherto the Swedish King has been a constitutional inon- tluit is, lie had ruled through the Diel (Parliament) and retained certain powers, the chief of which is Ihal of dis- solving tfio l.cgislatnro. Under Ihc new Constitution he will lose tins anil become, by legal dcfnv ilion. purely a figurehead. His (unction will he entirely orna- mental: ihal of representation aboard ,1 n d participation i n what ceremony remains a t homo. He will be a purely for- mal Head of State, TWO I'llOVIMONS Furthermore, I wo provisions of the proposed new Constitu- tion indicate the dismantling of the monarchy. The traditional rule of (In.scfnL exclusively in the male line js explicitly re- affirmed. To quote ortu mem- ber of tlie Commission of In- riuiry, (his is "because, taking inUi consideration the extent o[ republican feeling, we do not wanl to slrengthcn the position of the monarchy by allowing fe- male succession." And there ij> a proposal to abolish the pros i ent provision which allows tliq cgislalure lo elect a new nival muse should the existing onu die out. I lodged about by thesn re- strictions, the future of the rlish royal house of Bernndollo looks anything bul certain. It' jian in 18J8, with Jean-Hap- li.ste Dernadolle, one of Napo- leon's Marshal's, who was ad- opted as heir to the last King of the house of Hol.stoin GoL- lorp Guslav Arloll is 89. has two possible successors; UK- heir apparent, Crovn Prince Carl Gulav his grandson, and, second in line, his younger son Prince Bcrlil Bernadotte. Both are childless. Carl Guslav, who is 2ti, is unmnricd. t'rince Rer- ti] is GO and living uilh a com- moner whom he cannot marry because this would disqualify slHulions, but Ibis implies that him from acting as Regent, I willi time they can be pe.r.suad- which he is periodically ed tu let things po by default. cd to do. j The present Kirf! is The demanding nf (lie Swe- dinariiy popuhir, hut that I.s n dish inanachy i.s lordly personal v.Uh lit- prising. The tiori of ,n tic reference lo Uie inslilulion republic has hren oji ihc pro- of the monarchy. His cram of Ihe ruling Social Demo- i bespcctaclod (ace is of'en in cratic Parly since it assumed 'he newspapers. His sluinmn power 40 years auo. And while defiance of arc univt-r- repubfican support is run parti- j I'iciurcs of lurn culnrly mihlant. Ihi re i.s i fxamimnp, the nl suni- for the institute of tho nnn-; rnc1' in the snuth of arcliy. i There is little hehn in ils possible function its preser- j Sweden, or riigiriiu; on an arch- aeological sile in Uuly ht- is an accomplished wi --have loni{ been Ihe landmarks vation of stability, tn' cf the Swedish year. Nobody which Sweden's i of hurting hj.s The kingdoms, orway mxl D from llw. lo-irfaiion. o! jmark, arc acutely nlive. Thn all changes has ht-en explicitly Swedes are rcluelant lo change i deferred as lonp as he is on thu the oiUwaul ionns ol their iu- i throne. J MEE-OWWW IT HURTS Frondne, o col to Mrs. Howard Turner of Mystic, Conn., lias lo have liolp eating while her broken lug mentis. Mrs. Turner found Frandne under the bushes at the front of her hoLse lost week and siill has nor determined how her pel's lee] gol Woken. According lo Ihe vel ihc cast conies off next week. Survey shows figures By HIVING C. Conndinu Vn-ss liiisincss Kclilor .Ship repair business picked tip in Si. John's, Nfld. A Qnehr, Untile mill rphircd ;Hi'-'f'il o nf (ho more than laid off in llc- cnnber. (ii'iiei'ril Motors plants in Ontario increased (.-mplcy- nieni, A new home Tnamifacliiriiig plant uas an- nounced for Manitoba about created, These were among the bright spots during March as employment figures starlod to some improvcnu'nl Fifl-cr months plant c'-isiiigs and proilnclion cui.s v.hich atklod to Ihc rolls of Ilio niK-mployetl. A by M? releases part of secret report VANCOUVER (OP) Frank Howard, New Demm r.ntie Parly membev of Parlinmcnl, lias re- leased four rliapU'rs of secret report lo the federal I'overn- mcut Canada's Indi- ans arc gcltini; a r.r.v rtenl on fimincml rttwrns lo reserve lauds, The full n-porl, tilled A Study and Qiiiinlilnlivc A.vse.vtmcnt of the Special uf Indiana as Taxpayers anil MihniiUcd to Ot- taxva in Sepu-niber. JfiuG, has not yet hccn released. The rcpoi I was prepared by Donald Kiolcls. a professor at (he University of Colum- bia, and gradiiiile slnclrnl Wil- liam T. Slanbur- at Ihr request of the federal li.v.'iii of In- dian affairs and ruirfhein opmcnl. The f'nii nhUuuul by Mr. flowiird, v.ho the Bi ilisl; C' n f u in b i a nl PkPena,