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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Monday, March 25, 1974 Despairs over fire Fred Swicker sits in what used to be his fur- nished room in a Toronto rooming house that was' damaged by fire. Although he lost his worldly pos- sessions he was mainly concerned about his pipe. "I've smoked a pipe since I was 20 and now I can't find he said. Careless smoking was blamed for the fire. Tax tips For further information, call the District Taxation Office. If you live in a toll area, ask your long-distance "operator for ZENITH 0-4000 and your call will be placed without charge. Q. I realize I may not claim, tuition fees paid to an educational institution if the fee does not exceed However, last year I took several courses, each with a fee of or less, but the total lor the year .is more than May I claim these tuition fees when' filing my income tax' return? A. Provided they otherwise qualify, these fees would be deductible if they were paid to the same educational institution. It is the total of fees paid to the educational institution that counts. Q. Last year I paid my hrother's university tuition fees. Can I claim any of these when I am filing my income tax return? A. No. Only the student may claim tuition fees against his own income. A. What receipts or certificates must I enclose with my income tax form when claiming my tuition fees? A. You should ask the educational institution for the special receipt or certificate approved for income tax purposes. If, because you are claiming tuition "expenses for the calendar year rather than for the academic year, your claim does not equal the amount shown on this certificate, specify the portion of the amount on the certificate that :you are claiming for the calendar year, and the amount covered by the certificate for the immediately preceding period. Q. What does the Guide mean when it says tuition fees claimed must be supported by attaching to the return the approved form or certificate .issued by the educational institution? A. Certain requirements must be met before the claim for tuition is acceptable: The educational institution will issue to you a tuition certificate with the necessary information for income tax purposes.: Counter'or cash receipts are not acceptable. A. I am .a student at a Canadian university. How do I calculate the tuition fees allowable? A. Tuition fees supported by the proper certificate may be claimed for any 12-month period beginning in the taxation year, which means for 1973 you could claim either on the calendar year or the academic year 1973-74. A. I am a student at university and have a part- time job which becomes a full- time job during the summer months. My earnings are more than a year. I pay. my own tuition fees out of my earnings and understand that I can deduct these fees from my income for tax purposes. If I 'do this, my income will be reduced to under Does this mean that my father can claim me as a dependant? A. Yes, if your father supported you during the year. However, the exemption is reduced by the amount that your income exceeds Example: Maximum exemption 550 Deduct income over less 150 Allowable Exemption 400 In addition, a special exemption of a month is allowable for. full-time trainees and students attending a_ wide range of schools and post secondary institutions. How much time does an accident take? Charley has an accident. The ambulance is called. The boss stops what he's doing. Bill stops what he's doing. So does Pete and Sam and Ernie. Charley is taken to the hospital. He could be off for a month. Dave discusses the accident with Phil while machinery sits idle. Roy turns off an engine so he con hear what Don is saying about Charley's accident. Al and Wayne and George get into quite a lengthy discussion about Charley's accident and Gil arrives in a truck and wants to be filled in on all the details. Accidents take time, lots of time. Better to spend a little time to see that accidents don't happen than a lot of time after they do. 9912 CMftftSftTIM HARD AUEITA 107th St. Edmonton, Telephone: Solzhenitsyn joins long list of Russian refugees MOSCOW (Renter) Now that dissident author Sol- zhenitsyn has been expelled from the Soviet Union and stripped of his citizenship, one question is how much in- fluence he will have on the country he left behind. Solzhenitsyn has joined the band of Russian emigres, ranging from descendants of the imperial Romanov family to left-wing politicians, which has provided the West with an adopted tribe that includes artists, scientists and writers of world fame. After the outstanding 19th- century Russian thinker Alex- ander Herzen went into volun- tary exile in England, Czar Alexander. II became a regu- lar reader of his radical pub- lication, The Bell. Solzhenitsyn, shortly before his arrest and expulsion, said members of the central com- mittee, of the Soviet Commu- nist party were secretly and avidly reading his labor camp history, Gulag Archipelago. Both under the czars and under the Communist system, there has been a tendency to depict Russian exiles as inevi- tably going to seed as soon as they lose touch with their homeland. One of the favorite exam- ples in the last century was novelist Ivan Turgenev, whose last few lines were written in a mixture of Russian, French and Italian. However absence from Rus- sia might have affected Tur- genev's creativity, the return of his body to St. Petersburg in Fyodor Dos- toyevsky described the ang- uish of the Russian in- telligentsia at a famous rail- road station a major political event. In April, 1917, a sealed train pulled into Petrograd return- ing another Russian exile, alive and well, who was to change the face of his home- land. It was Vladimir Lenin. The revolution itself was made outside Russia, in the havens of Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Italy where generations of Russian radi- cals plotted the overthrow of the czars. The political influence of Leorr in was generally thought to be on the decline after his ban- ishment but in 1940 he was as- sassinated in Mexico appar- ently on the orders of Josef Stalin. INFLUENCE INDIRECT Solzhenitsyn's influence on the Soviet Union, where his works are banned, can no longer be direct. It is jhrough world reaction to the Krem- lin's moves against him that his weight is most likely to be When Yevgeny Zamyatin, author of We, a chilling vision of a future totalitarian state, wrote to Stalin in 1931 asking to leave, he said: "I beg that I be allowed to go abroad for some time so that I may come home as soon asyit is possible to express devotion to great ideas without crawling before small men." He was allowed out with his Wife and died six years later in Paris. In more recent times, a prominent writer sent out and later deprived of his citizen- ship was Valeri Tarsis, who went to Britain in 1965. Whereas Solzhenitsyn was first stripped of his citizen- ship and then deported as an alien, geneticist Zhores Med- vedev was deprived of his citizenship while on a lecture trip to Britain last year. PHYSICIST BARRED A similar thing happened to Valeri Chaidze, a young phys- icist who left the Soviet Union in 1972. A former member of the unofficial Soviet Human Rights Committee, he now publishes The Chronicle of Human Rights in the U.S.S.R. in New York. One of the most famous cases in the history of Soviet dissent, literary critic Andrei Sinyavsky, now lives in Paris after leaving the Soviet Union last August, but retains his Soviet passport. It is ironic that in Russia, where it is so difficult for or- dinary citizens to travel abroad, the supreme punish- ment should be exile. In his novel, The First Circle, Solzhenitsyn spoke of a punishment far worse than 25 years of forced labor. "It amounts to spiritual castration: Article 20, Section A, sentences a man to be de- clared an enemy of the work- ing people and to be expelled beyond the territorial limits of the U.S.S.R. 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