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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE LETHBHIDGE HERALD Tueioay, uciooer 9, 1973 Press snipes at princess New York Tunes Sen ice LONDON The coolness ot the British press toward Princess hits become ap- parent in articles about two postage stamps to be issued to mark hei marriage next month The antipahty toward the Princess has been evident for several weeks It has taken the form ol gibes about the low lent ot the house she will hie in alter she marries ('apt Mai k Phillips Reporters and cartoonists have sniped at her over the requirement that soldiers contribute to a 'voluntary" wedding gift Arid the papers were un- chivalrous about the princess's poor performance at the recent European equestrian championship in Kiev The stamps are the first to be issued lor a wedding Most of the newspapers revealed the mechanics of putting out the stamps Britain's largest circulation morning paper. The Daily Mirror said 'photograph retouchers were instructed the stamp designers to put the best face on things And it teported that the proofs bore instructions to ''remove mole and "highlight eyes SLIGHTS REPORTERS The princess fell heavily at a difficult jump while she was defending her European title at Kiev Most of the reporters and photogiaphers had stationed themselves at (his danger spot and she com- mented bitterly as she picked hersell up "Sorry to disap- point, but I'm not badly hurt The newspapers are making tar less of the forthcoming wedding than they did when Queen Elizabeth, then a princess, married Prince Philip in 1947. or when her sister Princess Margaret, married Antony Armstrong- Jones in 1960 However, the British Broadcasting Corpora- tion is preparing extensive television coverage of the wedding in Westminster Abhev on Nnv 14 Complete Car Care 14 POINT ELECTRONIC One Price includes: Initial electronic scope check Test and clean battery cables and hold down All labour for service and installation of spark plugs Test cylinder output All labour for replacement of condenser Check rotor Check HT wiring distributor cap coil primary circuit Check and timing Check P C V operation Check and lubricate heat riser valve Check and adjust idle mixture Check fuel pump and filter for proper operation Check air cleaner element Final scope check (4s6cyl) (8 cyl.) PARTS EXTRA, IF REQUIRED WINTER COOLING SYSTEM SPECIAL Check all belts Dram and flush rad Pressure test system Refill system Offers good until October 27 wherever you see this sign. "We know how much you depend on your car.' ov your Esso or Cnarrje- crtflil rarJ Ail won- on ihe allow otv 'or 90 days or 000 rules tor Point of order South Africa's permanent representative to the United Nations, Carl Von Hlrschberg, tries for a point of order during United Nations General Assembly meeting where debate erupted by an African-led move to keep the foreign minister of white-ruled South Africa from making a policy speech. CANADIANS WILL DIE FROM STARVATION OTTUVA if'Pi -Many Ca- nadians siren I going to live through this winter' they re going to starve to death. Mar jorre Hurtling, executive- director ol the National Anti- I'overtv Organisation Speaking at a news confer- ence at the opening ol the or- t ion 's new head- quarters. Mrs Ilartlmg sard lood prices are so high that some people below the pmer- line actualK will starve to death She savs figures on such deaths arc hard to find, because few hospitals list malnutrition as a cause of death Mrs Harding described some of her or ion's aims including higher assistance, an im- mediate increase in old-age pensions to a minimum a month and a more powcilul food-prices board She .said liei or which represents about 1 200 anti-povoi H groups across the (oiinliN wants to work for (loser communications with le'deial agencies in the field of social development and DISCOVER LONG JOHN'S SILVER...AND GOLD. WIN BOTH! A GOLD MONTEGO WAGON AND A SILVER MUSTANG B! Offer ends Senators feel no conflict of interest OTTAWA (LT> Eight at the 22 members ol the Senate banking committee hold 130 company directorates, ac- cording to public records How does a senator who is a director ol several corpo- rations keep his objectivity while studying legislation that might allect the profits of one or more ol those companies' With conflict of interest a hot political issue and protec- tive legislation in the wind, members of the appointed up- per chamber gieet the ques- tion with annoyance, in- dignation reassurance or "no comment At present there are 91 men and women in the 102-seat Senate with 11 vacancies These former lawyers busi- nessmen, trade union offi- cials cabinet ministers, MPs deiealed candidates for pro- vincial and federal legisla- tures political fund-raisers and journalists together hold 220 corporate directorships as recorded in the Parlia- rnenlarv (Juide and two finan- cial directories Directorates are concen- trated mainly in the Senate banking, trade and commerce committee The 22 committee members, halt ol them law- yers hold 75 per tent ot the reported directorates in the Senate-165 ol 220 BUSINESSES VARY Members of the committee are executives or directors of a of businesses in- cluding banking, investment and insurance, mining, teal estate development and rnan- ulactuiing and retailing ol suit drinks, pulp and paper pioducts aircraft parts food products and clothing This apparent concentration ol corporate power in a group charged with examining legis- lation in such areas as tax re- form, corporate control, for- eign investment, consumer protection, customs tariffs and anti-dumping laws makes the committee a prime target tor those who would limit the extent of Senate business con- nections or abolish the upper house altogether Heading the list of eight senators who hold 130 direc- toi ships is Montreal business- man Louis-PhilippeGelinas. a Liberal from Quebec with a rosier of 24 reported Liberal Senator John Aird a Toronto lawyer, has 14 di- rectorships recorded in the Parliamentary Guide and the Financial Post Directory of Directors EX-SPEAKER HAS 20 Senator Paul Desruisseaux. a Montreal Liberal business- man, is listed as having 18 and Harry Havs. an Alberta Liberal rancher and former MP. 11 Alan Macnaughton Liberal, a Montreal barrister and lor m e r C o m in o n s speaker, has 20 Senate Opposition Leader Jacques Quebec Citv lawyer, is listed as having nine and Louis-Philippe Beau bien Piogiessive Con- servative and another Mon- treal businessman, 1 fi Sena'or Sailer Havden a To- ronto cor por alron lawyer and chairman ol Hie banking com- mittee lor 19 vears. holds a reported 18 directorships The tact thai senators aie appointed on recommendation "f the prime minister and have no lear ol being ousted bv the voters has brought their business connections un- der heavy criticism Until lunc 2. 1965 senator s were ap- pomted lor hie Those named alter that date must retire at Defended by senator Senator Gelinas argues th.it it is important to his role as a legislator to hold director- ships to enable him to be apprised ot what s going on in I ho economy "It s been rm whole hie I duln t get ail fhese di lecloi ships onlv since I was appointed a senator you know Some before and some afterwards I m go- ing to continue mv business relations It s the morality ol the Ihmg You declare your in- terests and vou don'! vote I ve never had any prob- lems Senator Flynn said the banking committee votes on- lv about once a The Senate spent 10 months in examining proposed income-tax legislation and pioposed a rait ol amend- ments none ol which weic implemented at the time 'hinng its the com- mittee sci ved as a loi um lor business interests I hat voiced opposition to the government bill Senator Flvnn maintains that the pioposed government legislation aimed at con- trolling conflict of interest among senators and members ol the Commons will do more lo reassure the public than change the lace of the Senate The diult legislation, tabled last Juh. would bar senators and MPs from sitting on boards ol companies that do or more contract busi- ness annually with the gov- ernment It would lorce disclosure ol all directorships, clamp down on paid lobbying activities and le'stncl the proportion ol a companv s stock a parlia- mcnlaiian could own In Iraclions could result in re- moval from office lor MPs and still lines for senators Disclosure' of dn en-lorships is voluntary at present Sena- tors with no directorships listed in the- Par liamentary (Juide are often shown bv oilier souices. .such as the Di- rectory of Directors, to hold several Nothing sinister Senate (Jovernrnent Leader Paul Martin sajs "There s nothing sinister in being a di- rector in itse'lf. vou know would thev report that'1 Thpie's no obligation, no law which savs a man can't be a director ol a company However he agrees that di- rectorships and business con- nections arc a public matter I think the public does have a right to know and thev (the senators) do stale it The public generally mis- trusts all politicians Senator Flvnn savs and the proposed legislation will help lo polish llu'ir larnished image "but little else tlio draft legislation was made public, an uniden- lilied MP was quoted as say- ing it would cause heart at- tacks all over the Senate Not at all Senator Flvnn said '1 didn t gel that im- pression at all There was a problem at first People mis- indeistood wb.it the intent of the legislation was It was necessary to have on the banking committee a exponent ed in the ways ind terms of business and i mance going to put on the people who don t know what they're talking about''" Hut clitics aigue that it is possible to have a body of business experts and former businessmen on the com- mittee and m the Senate as a whole, who do not hold corpo- rate directorships and have no slake in legislation before the committee It s the whole social atli- lude ol people who arc direc- tors of coiporations, argues Stanley Knowles House loader in the Commons and long-time proponent of Senate abolition Their basic concern is for the success and profitability of business Thev just don't have the viewpoint of 01- dinarv Canadians MPs more sensitive ge1 ta'cn s a Ca s 101 fo' Canada Trust I-cthbridRc: .Vd :it 7th St. S KdmontoM: lOOih Si ,u S ,n :nd Si Red Deer: WX Si Medicine Hal: .VI Si .11 mh S I M.ukci Slugan.ippi Ii.nl On the othei hand, he says, I ho danger of corporate direc- torships held by members of the Commons can be counter- balanced bv the need for MPs U win re-election. Commit tee clerk F A .laokson savs that in his eight vears with the Senate banking committee he has "often been sui prised at how objective Iheso guys are Senators, he savs. very often "bend over backwards fo be fair 'A lot of people who aren't on the srenc. think a .senator is going lo lake care of the bank of whatever, but this is rarely Ihe ;