Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 THE UTHBRIDGE HERAID Saturdoy, July 21, 1773 Miss Nude World entrants Three smiling contestants for the Miss Nude World pageant to be held at the Four Seasons nature park near Toronto next month, arrived in Toronto from Los Angeles. With them was Lisa Stein, president of Miss Nude World Pageant The contestants are: Barbara Winters, 25, (Miss Nude Dee Dee Nolet, 19 (Miss Olive and Kirby Short, 24, (Miss United Leisure Conflict of interest document popular reading this weekend By IAIN HUNTER Herald Ottawa Bureau government's Green Paper on conflict of interest is popular reading among Senators this weekend. A lot of them are wondering what's in it for against them. Most senators polled this week after government house leader Allan MacEachen re- leased the draft legislation on conflict of govern- ment won't draw up firm legis- lative proposals until the sub- ject has been fully debated in this they badnt read it, but intended to QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD 8-lbs. (Normal Garments) PRE-SPOTTED AFTER-SPOTTED By Our Attendant PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN Open Daily at 8 a.m. 2654 South Parkside Drive Phone 327-0811 over the weekend. None criticized the govern- ment for bringing in conflict of interest proposals, but a few ap- peared sensitive that anyone should feel they are needed. Several expressed concern that some of the particularly the one forbidding senators and MP's from being directors of companies doing more than worth of busi- ness a year with the govern- affect quite a few senators. The few who were willing to comment insisted that their di- rectorships on companies and though they have been debating legislation affect- ing corporations and banks- have not involved a conflict of interest. Despite their business and financial connections, they stated, they have been able to remain impartial. "Emotional stupidity" is the way Seaatqr George van Rog- g e n (Li Grey) described the concpn in some quarters that the private interests of senators may affect their deliberations. And Senator Salter Hayden defended the senate as a body representing the business, economic and fi- nancial interests of the country at large as a counterweight to MP's who represent primarily local interests. The British North America Act lends some weight to this argument, providing that sena- tors must have worth of property to qualify for a seat. "The experience you have represented in the professions and business and economics in SAND GRAVEL ASPHALT TOLLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEL 4 1-2702-327-3610 A Construction Co. 'td. PHONE 328-2702- the Senate is not only of value to the Senate but is of value to the whole Hayden said. He stated that senators have more "independence of think- not having to worry about what ths voters back home think of their actions in Ottawa: "We're not moved by that." Hayden said that senators have always acted "according to what we believe to be tne public interest" and out of re- spect for the interests of minor- ities-in Canada. As for his own business con- admitted to 14 di- rectorships, including those on charitable don't know of any company of which I may be a director which has any contracts with the govern- ment." While it is "obviously quite proper" for Parliament to set guidelines for its own members, the senator said, there have al- ways been unwritten guidelines. The requirement under the Bank Act that bank directors me with the finance minister each year a list of their direc- torships is a form of disclosure, Hayden said. So, to some ex- tent, is ths voluntary publica- tion in the Parliamentary Guide of the business connections of MP's and senators, he added. The Green Paper proposes f cr MP's and .senators, in addi- tion to the prohibition against directorships of companies doing business with the govern- ment, annual disclosure of all companies in which they are of- ficers, directors or managers, prohibition from holding more than five per cent of shares in public companies or any shares in private companies with gov- ernment contracts, and dis- closure of "any relevant pecuniary interest or benefit" during debates. Hayden said that the five per cent limitation on shares might be a "hardship'' for senators when applied to small com- panies. "It has always been a sound business he said, "that you Hke to be where your money is." He was referring to senators wanting to maintain CURRIE'S FINE FOODS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK A.M. TO P.M. 1516 9th Ava. S. 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FARNSWORTH New York Times Service PARIS The United States announces new wage and price controls; Australia slashes tar- iffs; the Germans tighten mon- ey with a vengeance, and the British ,stra-t to do the same. One after the other, the ma- jor nations of the world inten- sify the battle against infla- tion, now approaching 10 per cent annually in the industrial- ized world. "It is difficult not to suspect that without very vigorous ac- tion and covering a wide range of countries something like the recent rate of infla- tion may last for some the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warns in a recent assessment of the problem. One of the results, many fear, may be a world-wide credit crunch as tighter money policies assume a greater and greater role in the arsenal of anti-inflation measures. Western countries are exper- iencing this year a rate of eco- nomic growth averaging 7 to 7.5 per cent, making this most buoyant period for national business since the early 1950's. All the major nations face a similar problem: How to slow their high rates of growth and check price increases without touching off a generalized re- cession and world-wide unem- ployment. The proliferation of anti-infla- tion measures in recent weeks shows a strengthened political will to act, partly because of growing public resentment. Resolution set over until Sunday NDP divided on energy policy VANCOUVER (CP) Dele- gates to the national New Democratic Party convention are split on national energy pol- icy, an issue which federal leader David Lewis says is one of the most important before the convention. A resolution on energy policy, scheduled to be debated Friday morning, was put off until Sun- day because of a disagreement on how comprehensive the reso- lution should be. Waterloo MP Max Saltsman said Friday the resolution should encompass all forms of energy but other delegates want it watered down. "There are some differences of views to how com- prehsnvie tins resolution should be. My own personal view is that this should encompass all forms of energy, there are other views that it's too encom- Mr. Saltsman said. The Waterloo MP said mem- bers of an energy sub-com- mittee were bogged down on the issue of public ownership, adding that he disagreed with the view, that if you had public control, public ownership was unnecessary. "My own feeling is it'ss the kind of industry where you can no longer have-public control over he said. "The tax sys- tem has simply failed on any number of occasions to really recapture tbs benefits for the Canadian people so you to go beyond trying to control the industry with techniques we've used in the past" Mr. Saltsman is chairman of the NDP caucus committee on energy. However, Mr. Lewis said there was no disagreement on the issue of public control ver- sus public ownership. "It depends on ths industry. Public ownership is desireable but it's a long way Mr. Lewis said. He said the only difference of Watergate story boring? By AL COLLETn Canadian Press Staff Writer In Chinese fortune cookies, there is an old saying: "A croaked stick will have a crooked shadow." The Senate Watergate hear- ings have spotlighted many "crooked shadows" from sticks wielded by men in power who believe the end justifies the means. Despite its seriousness, there are indications from around the United States that the Watergate story is boring segments of the public, and that top much coverage is being given to it. Some people wish it would just go away. TAX PEOPLE CHECKING ARITHMETIC OTTAWA (CP) If you have not received the refund you claimed on 1972 income taxes yet, chances are that the revenue department is question- ing your arithmetic. Revenue Minister Robert Stanbury told the Commons Fri- day that 99 per cent of refunds claimed by Canadians have been paid. Those claiming the remaining refunds probably will be hear- ing from the tax department, Mr. Stanbury told Alex Patter- son Valley Mr. Patterson asked if the tax department will pay the same six-per-cent interest on over- payments as it charges for un- paid taxes. Mr. Stanbury said that un- fortunately the law provides only for interest of three per cent on overpayments. Safety glass announced But historian Henry Steele Commager says Watergate is neither a "deplorable in- as President Nixon has labelled it, nor a histori- cal sport. "It is a major crisis, con- stitutional, political and moral, one that challenges cur governmental system." Its roots go back to the post-war U.S. "paranoia" about communism, Com- mager says. "So deep and pervasive was tnis paranoia southern commitment to slavery before the Civil War and to white supremacy after the time it came to dominate our (U.S.) lives and our thoughts, to color our views of politics, economy, education, science and moral- ity. FIRE WITH FIRE "As in fee worlds of (au- thors) Kafka and Orwell, it justified adopting the tactics of the enemy in order to de- feat what the Nixon administration has baen doing. Whoever concocted Water- gate, rifled the safes, in- stalled the bugging devices, planted the agents, accepted and paid-bribes, doctored the polls and the all these, ultimate responsibility lodges in White House. But it would be almost tri- vial to assign fuH responsi- bility for tbe current U.S. ma- laise to particular presidents, Commager says. In an article in the New York Review of Books, Com- mager asserts that U.S. gov- ernment and politics, "with all their knaveries, vulgarities and dishonesties, more or less reflect American society, and even the American character, and that we are getting the kind of government that we want. "The fault, in short, is in ourselves." Watergate is but part of the post-war change in the Ameri- can character, and it cannot be explained "merely as the consequence of incompetence or knavery of men in high of- fice." The historian says that whereas the U.S. founding fa- thers believed in "an empire of President Nixon believes 'in an American triumph by force. Force at home to whip recalcitrants into line, force abroad to whip lesser breeds into line, force in little things Hke breaking into safes, force in big things like building the greatest arsenal in the history of the world." opinion arose when some dele- gates realized tbe delicate fed- eral-provincial relationship in energy resources. The prov- inces own the resources but the federal government has control over inter-provincial and inter- national dealing in the re- sources. He said the party had to be careful in drafting policy hi that area. WANTS INTERVENTION In a pre-convention statement on energy policy, Mr. Lewis said: "We believe that the energy crisis demands a greater degree of intervention by governments, both federal and provincial, than in the past; Canadians can only be protected with regard to price and security of supply by a much broader program of pub- lic ownership." Mr. Lewis called for pubic ownership of all oil and gas pipelines and urged the estab- lishment of two control national marketing agency and a national energy planning board made up of rep- resentatives of the federal and provincial governments. Li other developments, Sas- katchewan Premier Man Blakeney told delegates that in- come security for livestock pro- ducers would be one of his province's chief objectives when western premiers meet with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in Calgary next week. He said he wants federal help in providing basic income se- curity for livestock, particularly hog producers. The Saskatche- wan premier said his govern- ment had extended crop insur- ance plans to provide some in- come security for fanners. Come over on ihe Mayflower! It's softer! It's safer! We'll give your things an Air-Cushion-Ride. mates upon request. FERNIE CARTAGE COMPANY 518 3rd ST. S. PHONE 328-8643 Re-elected David lewis won re- election as New Democrat leader Friday "with 719 of 840 ballots cast at tho NDP national convention In Vancouver. His only op- ponent, a Mississaugua, Ont., taxi driver, Douglas Campbell, received 76 votes while 45 ballots were declared spoiled. 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