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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ------------Tuesday, May 9, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD II Big business-government links worry Americans WASHINGTON (Reuter) Big business links to the govern- mental power structure in Washington have become a mat- ter of increasing voter concern and could blossom into a major issue In November's presiden- tial election. Not only is public opinion un- happy about the influence large corporations appear to have in government, but there is also a growing feeling that the compa- nies are being allowed to avoid paying taxes at a time when in- dividual wage earners have to dig deeper into their own pock- ets. It all appears to be part of an erosion of confidence in the power structure which has been made most evident in the Dem- ocratic party primary elec- tions held so far. At least part of the upsurge of Senator George McGovern is aid to his effective use of charges that tax reforms are overdue and the fact that he is identified as a liberal candidate outside the establishment. Alabama Gov. George Wai-ace has been even more cffec-ive among blue-collar workers and others with his attacks on allegedly uneven tax burdens. More fuel has been added fire building up around the corporations and the governmental establishment with newspaper pictures of cabinet officers, senators and others boarding private company executive planes to make what would be expensive trips if they took commercial flights. But the circumstance which has given President Nixon and his administration more than practically anything else outside the immediate problems in Vietnam has been the focus of national attention on the activilies of one of the biggest corporations in this country, Internalional Telephone and Telegraph. It was charged that ITT, through one of its subsidiaries, a hotel chain, guaranteed at least part of the expense this year's Republican national convention in San Diego, Calif. The exact amount is still a matter of doubt, hut it was in the range of lo The result of congressional hearings was that many questions were only partially answered or left hanging. Other disturbing factors in the public mind relate to that some millionaire industrialists legally make use of the laws to avoid paying all but the minimum income taxes. There have been charges of preferential official treatment involving large sums of public money to ailing railway companies. Congressional approval last year of a loan to the Lockheed Aircraft Co. it from bankruptcy and to allow it lo go ahead with ius large defence contracts anil building of an air bus powered by British Rolls-Royce engines aroused many critics. Disclosure of graft-ridden operations in multi-million-dollar housing frauds in some of the largest U.S. cities provided still more ammunition for the anti-establishment critics. LESTER PEARSON More funds needed OTTAWA (CP) Former prime minister Lester Pearson said Monday that more money is needed for population control despite the fact that world ex- penditures have jumped 100-fold in 12 years. "No other phenomena casts a darker shadow over humanity than the rapid population he said at a Western Hemisphere regional meeting of the International Planned Par enthood Federation. Mr. Pearson, who headed a World Bank committee that won widespread praise for its report on the need for development as- sistance three years ago, partic- ularly emphasized the negative impact of population growth on developing countries. He said the world's industrial nations especially must increase their contributions to funds de- signed to promote population control. He was supported by Julia Henderson of London, executive secretary of the federation, who told the meeting about mil- lion is channelled through the federation's programs. SPEAKS TO 200 DELEGATES Mr. Pearson told the 200 dele- gates from about 35 countries in North and South America, Latin America and the Caribbean, even if countries would donate funds equal to what they mobi- lize for "one great weapon of war or for one rocket to the moon" it would help in one oof the most serious problems facing the world. This also was emphasized by Georg Borgstrom, a Swedish professor of food sciences now at Michigan State University at Ann Arbor, Mich. Talk of green revolutions, ad- vanced technologies and im- proved economic .strides offers "deceptive Dr. Borgstrom said. In Latin America, for exam- ple, the number of hungry chil- dren was growing fantastically each year. Cities continue lo grow at alarming rales lhat outstrip efforts of technology. Gaps between the hungry and the satisfied were growing. A daily ration of grams of protein was necessary for a per- son to be considered adequately led. The average consumption in the U.S. was 70 grams daily compared with about 20 grams in Latin America. "We are evading realities" to believe that the developing nations can grow as Europe and America did during their golden from 1850 on, Dr. Borgs- trom said. Growth of Europe and America was at the ex- pense of (he developing nations, which look poptilalKin overflows and supplied raw malerials and food. .Pi an is I dies ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Inter- nationally known pianist Jean Rcti Forbes, associate professor I of piano al the University cf Georgia, died here after a long illness, Canadian-torn Mrs. Forbes wa.s first married to Austrian composer and musico- logist Rudolph Reti. After his death she married artist W. Stanton Forbes. WILD DOGS i Timber wolves are of the dog family. Every body keeps telling this kind of car owner started telling this kind what kind of tire he needs, of car owner what he needs. rphe birth of the souped-up on weekends. Picking the kids up Reality. JL Muscle Car made it necessary for tire manufacturers, including Uniroyal, to develop special kinds of tires for them. These car own- ers usually know they need them be- cause of the style of driving they're like- ly to do. Plus the fact that a lot of money has been spent tell- ing them they do. Well, there are a lot of car owners who don't need them. They'd be simply wasting their money on this kind of tire. They need some- thing else because of the kind of car they own and the kind of driving they're likely to do. And Uniroyal has developed tires espe- cially for them. Among them is the Uniroyal Fastrak 4-Ply Polyester. (Obviously a name only an engineer could love.) It was created for the family sedan owner who doesn't do a lot of tearing around but instead is more likely to do this kind of driving. A lot of in-town, stop and go travelling. A clay in the country. The office and back. The cottage at school. If this sounds like you, then the Fastrak 4-Ply_ Polyester ideally suited to your driving needs. layers) make for a carcass that's every bit as strong as the one in a belted muscle car tire. They also make for a cool-running tire with little heat build-up. And the less of that in a tire, the better. Because with intelligent driving, the tire will Four full plies. Is this how you mostly get from Ato B? last longer. (In fact, in most cases every bit as long as a high-priced "performance" tire.) Also, unlike a lot of tire mate- rials, polyester virtually resists (What happens when you've been driving for a while and the tire's a little warm, and you happen to park. A lot of tires form flat spots where the standing weight of the car forces clown on them.When you startup again later, the tire's a little out of shape and it starts bumping as it turns, and making noise.) So along with strength and du- rability our Fas- trak 4-Ply Poly- ester also gives you a smooth and noise-free ride. Then there's our exclusive tread design. It gives our tire skid-resis- tance and pull-away traction equal to that of a belted muscle car tire. And gives you some mind knowing that those qualities are there if you ever need them. All of which brings us back again to "only buy what you re- ally do need." If it sounds like the Uniroyal Fastrak 4-Ply Polyester just might be it (in spite of its you'll need just one more thing. About Because at Uniroyal Centres rightacross Can- ada, they actual- ly start that low. UNIROYAL The Fastrak 4-Ply Polyester. ;