Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, LETHBRIDGE Bell Canada president blasts socialist critics BURNABY, B.C. (CP) Protests by "Machiavellian and immoral" critics of free enterprise are a threat -to Canada's economic and social progress, the President of Bell Canada said over the weekend. Jean DeGrandpre said these critics are aided by news media which give full coverage to "instant solutions to society's problems and by the failure of many business leaders to counteract these at- tacks. Mr. DeGrandpre was speak- ing at Simon Fraser Universi- ty during the third of a five lecture series featuring business, labor and political leaders from Quebec. Mr. DeGrandpre defended the free enterprise system, profits including those earned by Bell and mul- tinational corporations Mr. DeGrandpre said professional activists who talk only about negative aspects of free enterprise are Machiavellian because they play down facts which don't fit their philosophies. "I call them immoral because, at one and the same time, they denounce 'the system' and yet readily accept all the benefits that it confers." He said their views are usually fully reported by the news media "perhaps because an attack on the doers is more dramatic than the quiet achievement of those at- tacked." As an example, Mr. DeGrandpre cited criticism of his company. "In recent years some of the newspapers who have strongly criticized the modest increases in Bell Canada's telephone rates have more than tripled the news stand price for their own he said. AFRAID TO DEFEND He said business leaders are often afraid to promote the positive side of free enterprise "for fear of being denounced as demagogues." Mr. DeGrandpre disagreed with a questioner who suggested business interests are well represented because they own and control the news media. He said business only supplies finances and doesn't interfere with the reporting of news. The Globe and Mail in Toronto, he said, used to be a conservative paper, but has "gradually moved over to the other side of the spectrum by journalists and by the control exercised by their union." Mr. DeGrandpre said it has become popular to decry profit. "But society will discover that it is illogical to believe that a healthy business which wishes to retain its vigor can permit itself the luxury of dis- regarding he said. "It is folly to imagine for a moment that a business will better discharge its social responsibilities by reducing its return." PROFITS REASONABLE He said Bell Canada made a profit of million last year, or eight per cent on its total investment. "There's nothing inherently wrong in making eight per cent on he said. Phone systems throughout the world work best, he said, when they are owned by private enterprise. Mr. DeGrandpre cited the growth of multinational cor- porations as another situation about which people have ex- pressed concern. "However, time may show that these so called 'economic monsters' are not only a major factor in economic growth and prosperity but, in the long run, one of the best assurances of peace." "The fact is, the mul- tinational corporation needs order and stability in order to develop." Hunter ignored pleas HELENA, Mont. (AP) The pleas of a badly beaten woman, lying helpless on the ground in mountains northwest of Helena, were ig- nored by a hunter, authorities say "He had to see her, but he just turned and walked an angry deputy sheriff recounted Saturday. The 19 year old woman, a rape victim, was thrown down a mine shaft in the pre dawn hour's of Oct. 19 after her assailant beat and attempted to strangle her. According to testimony given in court Friday, the woman, weak with injuries and a loss of blood, remained in the shaft more than 24 hours befcrc she managed to climb an old ladder to the sur- face. She told authorities that a hunter found her on the ground about 200 yards from the mine shaft and walked away without a word. Later another hunter, Clarence Getz, heard her cries and took her to a Helena hospital. The first hunter "very definitely saw Lyle elaborated on Saturday. "He had to see her She was a bloody mess from one end to the other and he looked at her and walked away." The woman was released from the hospital Friday At the conclusion of the court hearing, the State filed charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, rape, assault and robbery against Kenneth A Harker. 21, of Helena, a state prison parolee CITIZENS OF EAST LETHBRIDGE HELP SELECT THE NEXT JEANKOIJT lYILA COME TO THE CONSERVATIVE NOMINATION MEETING El Rancho Convention Centre MONDAY, Nov. 4th at 8 p.m. Inserted by the committee to elect JEAN KUiJT Memberships from Jean 9-4559 or at the door Roadside breath test may be next problem for drinking drivers OTTAWA (CP) Com- pulsory roadside breath- analysis tests might be includ- ed in new legislation aimed at discouraging drinkers from driving, Justice Minister Otto Lang said Saturday. "It is probably effective but it could inconvenience a lot of people who never he said in an interview. "I haven't decided-on it yet. We have to decide whether its deterrent effect would be worth the inconvenience it might cause." 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"The existence of a higher maximum penalty would be evidence that we are not weakening the law by remov- ing the minimum penalty." Calf carcass burns The carcass of a slaughtered calf burns at the side of a road in Deschambault, Quebec Saturday during a demonstration by beef farmers protest- ing what they say are low prices paid producers. Police made two arrests during the protest. Delegates suspect ideas will not be considered OTTAWA (CP) A two-day meeting designed to help the government prepare for a 1976 United Nations conference on human settlements ended Saturday with some delegates asking whether it was just "window dressing." J. W. MacNeill, secretary of the urban affairs department, assured them they can in- fluence the position the government takes in the UN conference in Vancouver. He also told the representa- tives of voluntary, labor and church groups that he hopes the UN conference will yield a permanent Canadian organization to consider urban problems. 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