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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 17, 1973 - THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD - 11 Would cover most of Portugese Guinea African guerilla fighters plan declaration of independence proposal By THOMAS A. JOHNSON New York Times Service CONAKRY, Guinea - Behind the well-guarded doors of this city's state hotel, African guerrilla fighters are planning a proposed declaration of independence for most of the territory in Portuguese Guinea. The hotel is the location for the political organization led by Amilcar Cabral, whose goal before his assassination outside his home here last month was the independence of Portuguese Guinea, which neighbors this former French colony on the west African coast. The funeral service for Cabral at the Conakry Stadium on Feb. 1 was attended by more than 25,000 followers. They came to honor the man who led a fight that they contended had taken two-thirds of the land area and half the one million population out of Portuguese Taxpayer relief provision needed in tax system law By I. H. ASPER | A recent case which came before the tax review board in Montreal, again draws attention to a major gap in the Canadian tax system. The case involved a man's claim to be able to deduct alimony and maintenance payments made to his estranged family. The board's decision, while appearing consistent with the law, again puts the spotlight on a serious tax trap into which each year thousands of people may fall. Many go on for several years before it is brought to their attention that they are afoul the tax rules and by then they face a several thousand dollar unexpected tax bill. This particular tax case demonstrates the inflexibility and incapacity of the law in granting relief where a taxpayer has complied with the spirit but not the letter of the law. In this example, the problem happens to arise from a domestic break-up, but the vacuum in the law is found in several other areas as well, particularly as it applies to the business community. The facts of this particular case are typical of thousands of similar situations. The taxpayer and his wife separated. He agreed to make payments for the maintenance of their children. In issue was the question of whether or not the sum of $10,000 paid by him in 1967 and 1968 was deductible. There was no doubt that the money was paid but the tax law Bunkliouse checks urged HIGH "LEVEL (CP) -A coroner's jury has recommended that all industrial bunkhouses be subject to checks by the Alberta fire commissioner's office. The recommendation followed an inquest into the death Feb. 10 of Raymond Joseph Dumas, 19, of Bqnnyville, Alta. Dumas died when fire destroyed the bunkhouse in which he was sleeping. -The bunkhouse was located in the Swan son Lumber Yard near this northwestern Alberta community. The inquest was told there were no fire extinguishers in the building and that some die-sel oil stoves in the structure were not in good repair. is not that simple. Child maintenance and wife alimony payments are generally deductible expenses for the estranged spouse and taxable, subject to normal exemptions, in the hands of the recipient. Normally this lessens the tax load considerably because the recipient's tax bracket will be quite a bit lower than that of the payer. This is fair because the tax lav/ recognizes the financial difficulty faced by.the taxpayers of a broken marriage in having to maintain two separate households. However generous the spirit of the law, the literal wording is much more stringent and that's where, every year with regularity, so many unsuspecting citizens get caught, whether on alimony payments or business expense deductions or what have you. Maintenance payments are only deductible: if made pursuant to a written agreement or court order. What is more, a lump sum cash or property settlement is not deductible-only regular or periodic payments quality. WANTED OLD BOTTLES The Bottlo Collecting Crnzo if iwacping th� country. Over 1/2 million collectors are paying fabulous prices for old bottles of all descriptions, fl Cwn Cola O F�ull Jon � A $17.00 �. / V Cms! 5225,00 "'A 1 ( Milk I I I JlVfioO fc\ Here is your opportunity to find out all shout thit exciting hobby or profitable businett. Write today on what to collect, prices to ask, where to sell. You could earn si0,000 a year as an old bottle finder  dealer. He stays fit by eating onion a day SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -A 92-year-old steelworker who has no plans to retire says he stays fit by eating an onion a day. "I love to work, so why should I retire?" asks Ri-cardo Basques, who signed on at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. plant here at the age of 62 in 1943, when the Second World War labor shortage was at its height. Since the United Steel Workers' contract with Bethlehem sets no mandatory retirement age, Basques, who turns 93 in April, has just kept on working. He disclaims any secret explanation for his longevity and endurance, except for one special habit. "I eat a whole onion every day, every day of the year." On workday mornings, Basques rises at 4:30 a.m. at his home near the plant for a breakfast of bananas and milk. Then his wife, Guadalupe, 61, drives him to work in time for the 7 a.m. shift. COMPLETE INFORMATION PACKAGE ONLY $3.00 TO COVER POSTAGE AND HANDLING SATISFACTION GUARANTEED COLLECTORS GUILD , , DEPT. 116 , BOX 672, DON MILLS, ONTARIO . �  # CLIP AND MAIL. TODAY*   TIDY ESCAPE GROSSETO, Italy (AP) -The only prisoner in a jail near this central Italian town got hold of a set of keys, let himself out and neatly locked the place up again, police said. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanii Capitol Furniture Bldg. mm PHONE 328-7684 mm ' THE LIQUOR LICENSING ACT (PART 3) (Section 90 (4) ) NOTICE OF HEARING OF LIQUOR APPLICATION The following notice is published in accordance with the provisions of The Liquor Licensing Acts 1. The area comprising The Hamlet of SHAUGHNESSY, boundaries being all of that prea lying within sections 13 to 15, 22 to 27, 34 to 36, inclusive, range 22 and sections 17 to 20, 29 to 32, inclusive, range 21, township 10; also sections 1 to 3 inclusive, range 22, and sections 5, 6, range 21, township 11. All west of the 4th meridian, has been designated as a local option area for the purposes of the above Act. 2. The twenty-eighth day of March, 1973, has been set as the date upon which the Board will consider applications, for licenses under ihe above Act, unless prior to that date the Board has received a petition signed by 500 electors of the above described local option area or 10 per cent of the number of persons named on the latest lists of electors for an election of a member or members to the Legislative Assembly from the area comprising the local option area, whichever is the (esser number, requesting that the Lieutenant Governor In Council submit to a vote of the electors of the local option area a question in respect of the class of license applied for. Dated at Edmonton, this fifth day of February, 1973 A. D. ELLIOTT Chairman THE ALBERTA LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD MOTE: Petitions requesting a plebiscite vote must be on the officio! petition forms which may bo obtained from The Alberta Liquor Control Board, 12360 142 Street, Edmonton, T5J 2R4, together with instructions for the submission of a petition. In the ease before the board, the payments were made periodically, but the revenue department argued that they were made pursuant to a "written agreement." The tax payer attempted to answer this by producing a document. The document was an undated and unsigned memorandum headed at the top "Suggested child support" and contained financial arrangements for that purpose. On the back the word "accepted" was written, and the father's name was signed. This is typical of the often informal arrangements made between separated husbands and wives. The assistant chairman of the tax review board, former justice minister Lucien Cardie, Q C, had to ponder whether or not this document constituted an "agreement." He ruled that because it was not a legally binding contract it could not be classified as an agreement under the law. That being the case, the maintenance payments were not made pursuant to a written agreement, and were not deductible. The taxpayer had complied with the intent but not the letter of the law. The court was powerless to help him. The field of tax law is littered with similar cases, both in alimony deductions as well as business expense claims. The husband who makes a lump sum settlement with his wife finds the outlay not deductible, but it would have been had the sum been paid periodically and not' in one shot. The husband who pays mortgage and tax payments on his estranged wife's house finds that this doesn't qualify as deductible alimony because the payments are not made directly to the wife. The list of traps is long and wide. Much of the blame for these casualties lies with the lawyers who negotiate the financial settlement between parting spouses. Many may be excellent domestic relations lawyers without knowing the tax ramifications. However, many couples work out their own arrangements without inquiring as to the tax consequences. The real culprit is the tax law itself. There is no power in the statute enabling the revenue department or the courts to grant relief in cases of obvious inequity. The law is a one-way street. It does provide that where a taxpayer complies with the literal wording of the act and minimizes his tax bill, the court can upset his plan and levy tax if it feels he has violated the spirit of the law. But it does not provide the reverse whereby the court can lift the tax in situations where the taxpayer has^obviously fulfilled the intent of the law but failed to follow the literal wording of the statute. It is obviously unfair. A taxpayer relief clause should be installed as a permanent fixture of the tax rules, particularly when we are dealing with a new act which is so incomprehensible that it is nearly impossible for even the most astute to understand either its intent or literal meaning. Mr. Asper is a Winnipeg lawyer. control during nine years of fighting. "Yes, the next move is a declaration of independence," said a source within the organization that Cabral founded - the African Party for The In-depence of Guinea and Cape Verde. "The question," he added, "is when and how. Even the murder of our leader will not force us to act without deliberation, without a plan from our people." Earlier this year, Cabral announced that the "liberated zones" would declare their independence. His supporters said he had some 80 nations ready to extend recognition. The Portuguese control, for the most part, the urban population centers on the Portuguese coast. It does not appear likely that Portugal can mount a major military campaign to defeat the guerrillas, since she is fighting similar Guerrilla movements in her other possessions, Angola and Mozambique. Guerrilla sources here have said that the Independence Party can count on the support of at least 41 black and Arab nations and that about 40 other nations promised Cabral their support. The party leadership and administrative staffs - generally young blacks and mulattoes in green fatigues - have been joined during recent days by several blacks from Portuguese Guinea, most in their middle years. Luis Cabral, half-brother of the slain leader, said that the newcomers were members of a 120-member national assembly elected last year by "the people of the liberated areas." The assembly members, Luis Cabral said, would determine the direction of the party and would call a meeting of "the supreme council of the strug- gle" before the end of March. The party announced that Aristides Pereira, the slain leader's top aide, would be the acting secretary general of the party pending a decision by the party council. It does not appear here that because of the death of Amdl-car Cabral, the party will disband but a temporary disruption and a reshuffling of responsibilities seems apparent. The man arrested for his assassination, a number of people here have said, was a longtime party member in charge of the organization's "navy." Vasco Cabral, amotjher half-brother of Amilcar Cabral, identified the man as Inocenuo Kami. "He was a imam who made many, many mistakes in the IXPENSIVE BEEF - A Safeway store worker examines a few of the more than 4> 000 quarters of beef in the huge Safeway distribution centre in suburban Bellevue. The centre supplies supermarkets throughout Puget Sound area. Beef prices rose for a few days recently as much as 50 cents per pound in the northwestern states. japan has trump card in automobile industry NEW YORK (AP) - A Japanese car based on a German's invention may be setting the stage for an automotive revolution in the United States. It's the Mazda-introduced during the last two years across most of the U.S-and its trump card is a rotary combustion engine developed from the original built by Dr. Felix Wankel in Germany in 1957. For the present Mazda's manufacturer, Toyo Kogyo, has no major rotary-engine rivals in America. But there are firm indications it will get some heavy competition before long. General Motors, biggest of the auto makers, has paid several installments of a $50-mil-lion fee for the right to produce Wankel engines and has said it may begin offering them as a limited-quantity option on its For her safety and comfort HARDLITE tenses � Only half the weight en her pretty little nose.  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Aznavour, who has a chalet in this alpine town, was taken to hospital for treatment and later returned to France. No further details were available. exclusive North American licence on the engine in 1958. Because of that licence, it gets a $22.7-million share of GM's $50-million fee. Chairman Roy D. Chapin Jr. said American Motors believes the rotary engine will "play an important role as a power plant for cars and trucks of the future." Mazda counts 22 car makers worldwide now at work on Wankel development, and some experts predict the Wankel will have essentially replaced the traditional piston engine by the early 1980s. Even the more cautious experts acknowledge the rotary engine to be smaller, lighter, simpler, smoother and potentially easier and cheaper to make than the piston engine. Production cost is a matter of immediate importance to the Wankel's future, because conversion of manufacturing facilities is an expensive process. Save $8"�� an Hour on Automotive Expenses! Rent a stall and repair your own car k All tools and equipment supplied k Licensed mechanic on duty for advice and assistance ONLY $�.00 AN HOUR 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday organization and he was sent to one job after another, lower and lower in responsibility because of his mistakes," Vaeco Cabral said. "He lost esteem, he grew angry and joined with, the Portuguese," he said. Fortugal is generally blamed here for the slaying, although the Portuguese have denied any complicity. There is a feeling among some journalists, government officials and diplomatic sources here that the assassination was not in Portugal's interest since Cabral had maintained that the guerrilas would accept a political settlement of their differences. Others insist that Portugal wanted to delay the piopwed declaration of independence as long as possible and blunt ttas party's thrust. SOLAR MIRRORS MAY BEAT FUEL CRISIS WASHINGTON (Reuter) -The sun's rays, harnessed through a series of giant mirrors, may be used in a bid to beat the energy crisis which has cut off power from thousands of American homes and factories this winter. It is  one of several ways being considered by government agencies and Congressional committees to increase energy output. While increased oil and gas imports and expanded drilling for natural resources are considered the short-term answers, the sun is being regarded more and more as the long-term answer to the energy shortage, billion in federal funds would be costly. The House of Representatives science and astronautics committee estimates about $3 billion in federal funds yould be required during the next 15 years to produce solar power. CITE THREE METHODS A report to the committee from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said the major concepts being considered for harnessing the sun's rays are a solar furnace, a heat farm, or a satellite. In the solar furnace concept, a system of mirrors on a tower would reflect the sun's rays onto a boiler. The heat generated in the boiler would be converted into electricity by a steam-turbine generator. One problem is that while the best sites for the towers would be in deserts, where there would be steady sunlight, the same deserts would produce dust storms which would lower the effectiveness of the mirrors. The solar farm would involve acres of mirrors to focus the sun's rays on long hot-water pipes, with the water turning steam generators. The third method would use a bank of solar cells in orbiting satellites. The cells would be continuously exposed to the sun's radiation and the electricity produced would be coo-verted into microwave energy. This energy would be beamed to earth for a second-stage conversion into electricity. NASA says that, given adequate research and development funds, solar energy by the year 2020 could economically provide up to five per cent of energy required to heat and cool homes and 20 per cent of all electrical requirements. NASA adds that there are no technical barriers to wide application of solar energy, no adverse environmental effects. H development is successful, the sun could heat buildings in five years, cool buildings in six to 10 years and produce electricity in 10 to 15 years. NOT COMRADES BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) - Bulgarians, like all good Communists, address one another as Comrade-except for defendants in court. They must address the judge as People's Judge because a jurist does not communicate on a comradely basis with law offenders, Yugoslavia's Politika Ekspres said. GRAVEL ASPHALT T0LLESTRUP SAND AND GRAVEL Construction Co. Ltd. PHONE ^ 328-2702-327-36U^| 714 3rd Ave. S. 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