Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 23, 1976 · Page 145
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 145

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 23, 1976
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MIEUHKE continued MMJ.HMKHTM Daniel J. ' Haughton, who was chairman of the board . when Lockheed Aircraft was specializing in million- dollar payoffs to promote airplane sales overseas, says he is not to blame for the practice. In Yakima, Wash., some weeks ago at a fund- .raising benefit for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Haughton told newsmen: "I haven't done anything wrong as corporate chairman. We did it playing the rules of the game as they were then played...I went out and I increased profits and sales for shareholders and employees. If they want to change the rules of the game now, let them." "Uncle Dan," as he -was lovingly known at Lock-heed, receives an annual corporate pension of $65,000. Q w "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government." --Thomas Jdfenon The 16th Arron- disse- ment, the most wealthy and exclusive district in Paris--it runs from the Arc de Triomphe to the Bois de Boulogne--has become a crime-ridden area. "We have, the beginning," explains Georges Mesmin, a local city councilman, "of what I'd call the Hew York-Washington complex: people who are afraid to go out of their houses." Muggings, purse-snatch- ings, heatings, prostitution--street crimes of all kinds have become commonplace in the 16th, where Princess Grace of Monaco, the family .of President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, and the Onassis ·* tribe occupy apartments. The prostitutes who prowl the Avenue Foch wave friendly greetings to Princess Caroline of Monaco and cruise the streets in their cars eagerly looking for tourist clientele. Brigitte Bardot is also one of their favorites. About 200,000 people reside in the 16th. They pay the highest rents in France, and many complain bitterly about the lack of police protection. They aay the police are interested in nothing less than a murder and consider purse-snatchings not worthy of a full investigation. Councilman Mesmin, a member of d'Estaing's parliament, says, "People are fed up with the attitude . of our police. So-many have'.told me that when they report a crime they get shrugged off by the police who say, 'Lucky · you're not dead.'" In addition -to the growth of the 16th, the area has been invaded by a .number of street gangs who trap elderly people in the subway turnstiles and rob them. Another gang, operating from motorcycles, whizzes by unsuspecting pedestrians, mostly women, ripping off their handbags. Last year Rolls-Royce increased its sales of luxury motor cars in the U.S. 2556. The average U.S. buyer of the British auto paid $40,000 for his Rolls. This year Rolls is offering the American luxury trade a new,handcrafted model; cost: $90,000. Philippine dictator · _ Ferdinand Marcos has always had a sharp eye for the curvaceous female form. Thus, when Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian movie star-turned-photographer, showed up in Manila some time ago, she soon arranged for a $500,000 deal. For that sum Gina would do two .photobooks antL one film about life in the Philippines, showing that country in its best possible light, accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative. An international delegation representing the International Monetary Fund is scheduled to meet in Manila this autumn, and that's when Gina was scheduled to show her film. To photograph the production, Gina hired the well-known Roman cameraman Alfredo Corbi. She sent him. money and plane tickets and production plans. Cdrbi had previously made a film in FERMUND MAIMS Manila for Italian television. When he arrived, Corbi showed it to Gina and her Philippine bodyguard. His film is called "Nothing New in Manila," and it's a truthful.pic- ture highlighting the poverty, corruption, filth, hunger and rebellion which are par for the course- in the Philippines. Gina's bodyguard immediately reported' back to dictator Marcos, whereupon Corbi and his crew were . fired. Gina, of course, protecting her own position, agreed. "It's ridiculous," she explained. "I knew nothing about this film. Had I known anything, I would never have hired such people. Upshot of it all is that dictator Marcos, and his wife Imelda, "The Iron Butterfly," have given Gina another chance. . ( Lollobrigida insists that she is "in love with the Philippines'-' and "enchanted with my job." She hired a new cameraman, and filming goes on. . j ©UOYD SHEARER 1976

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