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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta DMtmlMr 17, If 7J THt UTHWIDOf HKAID Story time ahead Auditor-general to retire in four months OTTAWA fCP) Auditor- General Maxwell Henderson, running feud with the REPORTED DEATH DEN- IED A report that North Yietaun's Defense Minister, Nguyen had been killed fa Haiphong was fonn- tBr denied by the North Viet- namese delegation to the Paris talks. The report ori- giuted in Saigon. government is reaching war- like proportions, is due to retire in four months-Jxrt it likely v.-il! be a stormy four months. And if the Conservative sition has its way, Mr. Hender- son will'stay in office past his scheduled March retirement With the consent of the auditor- general, the Conservatives plan to mount a campaign to have his terra extended. It could he embarrassing for the liberal government which i has spent years trying to five down charges that it is deliber- ately interfering with the audi- lor-generaTs work. Many of the j charges have come from Mr. Henderson himself, the most re- i cent a few weeks ago in Cal- i gary when be said the govem- Iment has made a "direct at- i tempt to impair' the functions of his REPORT LATE He said the government _ccce I again has turned down requests !to step downgrading the pos- itions of senior officials in his I department. Because of his staff situation, ire annual report I would 03 lar-e As with earlier such charges, i Treasury Board Pi-esident C. M. replied with a statement that the board has approved the I government expressed milling- j staff aad budgetary requests j ness to grant the auditor-gen- j made by the auditor-general, eral complete freedom in set- j He said earlie- that the public j tlicg staff salaries. "But this i service commission also has of- j proposal never was acted j j i GENERATES FRICTION i The nature of Mr. Header-; son's a critical eye j on government i bound to create some frictiop with the government. "And if j we squabble with him on these j other issues." says one cabinet minister, "we are automatically accused of trying to suppress his j auditing repp-is." j j "It's no secret that some of j Mr. Henderson remarks about j I cabinet minis-j i ters refer to them as editorial i j infuriated the I government. There had been! earlier, unsuccessful, attempts i to eliminate this unsolicited axi- i vice, from tbe auditorr-geceraL j Several years ago the govern- j meat had to withdraw a new! act under op-; position criticism. Now a new one has been; drafted, this time by a com-: rvlttee established by the Com-: raons' public accounts ccra-; irittee. Tbe draft will be ready i Parliament opens Jan. 4r MAXWELL HENDERSON jfered to give tbe auditor-geu- power to recruit and ap- I poirt his own staff. "But that offer has been re- fused." In addition, he has said, tbe but after it is presented it must pass through two committees arjd the House itself. WANTS OWN LAW Mr. Henderson was reported to have told his staff that "we cannot look for any early action on the new promised legisla- tion." which would give the de- partment its own act. rather than coming under sedans of the present Financial Adminis- tration Act. Sources say Mr. Henderson is anxious to remain in office until tbe new act becomes law. The government is probably just as anxious that be quietly go away. But agaisst all tbe charges of governmental interference, it may be embarrassing for cab- net to reject requests for an ex- tended term. The Conservatives had plained to present a private members bill on the subject. but some party advisors say it might be classified as a "money the ex- per-diture of there- fore only the government could introduce tbe i4Eut we'll keep at it one way or says a Con- servative MP. Pick from our parade of fantastic fabric specials! A, 45" polyester suede screen printed satin. 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Ngala, minister for power and communications, was presi- dent and' founder member of Kenya's African Democratic Union and headed tbe coalition government as chief minister until the Lancaster Conference In London in 1962 which led to Kenya's independence in 1965. King Hussein remarries AMMAN, Jordan (AP) The j British-boni divorced irife of King Hussein, Princess Mima, i obtained, custody of. their four children and was gwen Humar Palace 13 miles west of Am- man, a palace spokesman an- j nounced Monday. Princess Muna, 31, daughter of a British army officer, is in Jordan -with the children, Ab- dullah. 10. Feisal. 9 and four- year-old twin daughters Zeia Aisha, the spokesman add- ed. The two sons will return to private school in Britain next week. Hussein. 37, divorced his wife of 11 years last week and was married on Christmas Eve to Alia Toukan. 24. a Palestmias and daughter of a retired diplo- mat from, the West Bank tows of Nblus. Miss Toukan was a public relations official for the Jordanian airline. The couple left Immediately after the small, private cere- mony for their hoQeymoon. Some sources indicated they were in Aquaba. the south Jor- dan resort city. By tateng a West Bank Pales- tinian as a bride, and naming her Queen Alia, Hussein appar- ently sought to consolidate his position with citizens in the Is- raeli-occupied area. In March. King Hussein put forward a plan to set up a Pales- tinian province in the West Bank under his throne once a settlement to the 1967 war with Israel is reached-. Tree climbing to cud sooii for elderly boy ALAMO. Calif. (AP) Every Christmas for the last 23 years. Giovanni Muz- zini has climbed a pine tree in the hills near this San Francisco Bay area suburb and strung it with colored lights. When he started, the tree was only seven feet'tall. but it has grown to 55 feet. "It's not Muzzini said. "The higher I get, better I feel." But this year marked his last climb, for the tree is dying and will be cut down this spring. His wife, Mary, said she is glad the tree-trimming is over. Muzzini is 83 years old. How to Change a SQUARE into a good SALESMAN PUT AN AD IN IT AND TURN IT LOOSE II Phone 328-4411 and speak to c Lethbridge Herald Display Advertising Representative ;