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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Saturday, May 12, J973 Young MP spends tveekends visiting his constituency By STEWART MacLEOD OTTAWA (CP) Few MPs stump their constituencies with the diligence of Doug Rowland, the 32-year-old New Democrat who goes from town to town in his Selkirk, Man. riding with a "store-front" operation. Advertisings advance through weekly newspapers, the energetic MP spends most operating from tem- porary offices in 13 major cen- two each week- encouraging con- stituents to come in with their problems or just for conversa- tion. He covered all 13 during the Easter recess. Now he is sifting through about 8 problems he must deal from personal pensions to in- forming a group in Gimli how to apply for a radio licence. One person was concerned be- cause he forgot to enclose his cheque wtih his income tax form. Some Lake Winnipeg fish- ermen didn't know whether they would get fishing licences this year. Someone else had trouble dealing with the Ontario workmen's compensation board. Another group wondered whether federal money was T. 2. 3. Q-X WITH MOLY -SAVES- 15% TO 60% EVERY YEAR ON OPERATING AND REPAIR COSTS Available Now for Automobile) Simply add 16 or. to 5 qts. oil or in proportion To Crankcase and Automatic Transmission Tested by Tachometers and Used Oil Analysis Q-X Moly improves efficiently of oils three times. Increases film strength of oils four times Eliminates dry starts. Reduces f-ictional drag between moving parts to 20 'o ASK FOR IT AT SERVICE STATIONS HELP WANTED BAR HELP MALE OR FEMALE Dishwasher for washing dishes by machine. Spare help for 1 or 2 nights per week. PHONE MANAGER Elks Club of Lethbridge 327-7219 Do your own Plumbing and Heating Repairs O COMPLETE PLUMBING and HEATING PARTS STOCK FREE DESIGN and REPAIRING ADVICE DISCOUNT PRICES EUDORF PLUMBING HEATING LTD. RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL INSTALLATIONS 1811 2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-2533 Open Monday Thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. available for establishing laun- dromats. Usually, he says, there is a common problem running through his riding, which stretches 110 miles north from Winnipeg, "but this time there was a terrific mixture." If there was one common theme, he says, it was the general diffi- culty of dealing with govern- ment agencies "because there are so many overlapping juris- dictions now." Mr. Rowland, who establishes his temporary offices in schools, halls and municipal buildings, figures that about 70 per cent of the constituents who simply want to talk are NDP supporters. There is no political pattern for those with specific problems. VOTERS APPROVE He said he found general ap- proval for the legislation passed so far in the current session of Parliament, along with the bills still on the order paper. There was a "very good response" to the NDP stand in supporting the minority Liberal govern- ment although "some party stalwarts' wondered whether the party would eventually damage itself with this ap- proach. "There is still a fair body of oDinion that would rather see Mr. Trudeau out of he said. "He's not popular at all. "It's not so much antagonism toward the Liberal party as such; it's toward Mr. Trudeau." Mr. Rowland said he spent a good deal of time talking about provincial politics, with a Mani- toba election expected later this year. In most centres he is In his office for two to three hours, and when the last caller leaves, he visits farms and homes in the area before moving on to the next centre for a similar routine the following day. It's a practice he has followed since he was elected to Parliament in a 1970 byelection. And with only a 20-vote mar- gin in the last general election, Mr. Rowland is clearly not go- ing to ignore his constituents during this Parliament. "It's the only way to keep up on all the problems and con- cerns in a riding like this, where we have every type of in- dustry except mining, both ru- ral and city people, and all in- come levels." Mr. Rowland, father of two, hasn't taken a fully-fledged va- cation away from politics since he entered Parliament and there is none in sight now. ISRAEL: A Flame Rekindled VI. and War Hours after Israelis declared ihemsdlves a nation, We hereby proclaim the establishment of the Jewish State in Palestine, to be called Medinath Yisreal. State of Israel, the Sth of lyar, 5708, the 14th cf May, 1943. In November of 1947 in a building which once housed an ice link in Flushing Meadow, New York, the delegates of the United Nations Gen- eral Assembly decided the future of a sliver of ]and on the eastern rim of the Mediterranean Sea. Before the Assembly was a proposal to partition Palestine into separate Arab and Jew- ish States and to internationalize the City of Jerusalem. The plan was approved by a two-thirds tote, was immediately accepted by the Palestinian Jews and immediately rejected by the Arabs. The Zionists made plans to declare a state BE soon as possible, perhaps to thwart the civil war already developing in Palestine. Within hours after Israeli leaders proudly raisprl the Star of David flag and launched the Jewish state on May military units from Jordan-, .Syria, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq began an open assault upon Israel. After some initial Arab successes, the Israeli forces rallied, broke the siege of Jewish West Jerusalem and occupied substantial areas in the north of Palestine and in the south which had been assigned to Arab control under the U.N. partition plan. Israel wound up holding a third more territory than it would have held had the Arabs accepted the original plan. Although a series of armistice agreements terminated hostilities in 1949, peace did not come. The defeated Arabs were not yet prepared to accept the existence of Israel and the Israelis found no way to persuade the Arabs to change their attitudes. Organized fighting was replaced by a propaganda war that has never and by uncounted nets of terror and counter- terror. The Palestinian Arab state called for in tlir U.N. plan was never created. Instead, Jordan annexed the West Bank territory, including the Western sector of Jerusalem; Egypt assumed, a protectorate control over the Gaza Strip, and Israel absorbed Jewish West Jerusalem, the and parts of Galilee. What was the Arab reaction to the establish- ment of Israel? "One of bitterness, frustration and a sense of humiliated reported the American Friends Service Committee. "Their chief satisfaction for a long time has come ia a war of propaganda rarely matched in passion and vituperation and in a kind of mystical faith, that in time, somehow, the Arabs would achieve the military power which to destroy Israel. But they have believed that their cause was just and that it would prevail in the end." And the victorious Israelis went about the business of nation-building. A parliament, called the Knesset, was established. Dr. Chaim Weiz- mann. was elected president, David Ben-Gurion was named prime minister. In 1950, the Knesset passed an extraordinary document, the Law of Keturn, which stales, simply, that "every Jew lias the right to immigrate to Israel." 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Autonomy trends accepted By VIC PARSONS OTTAWA (CP) Although Canadian branches of Interna- tional unions flex their mus- cles at the mention of rising na- tionalism among organized la- bor, many union leaders seem to be accepting trends toward greater autonomy, tempered with a view that autonomy must come within the frame- work of the Canadian Labor Congress and its affiliates. This apparent division has been reflected in two separate events recently. About 75 per cent of Canada's 2.4 million union members be- long to affiliates of the CLC, and about 62 per cent are mem- bers of international unions. On Wednesday, top union leaders from the CLC affiliates gathered here for a secret meeting in which they decided to launch an anti-nationalist campaign backed by a mil- lion fund. Yet only last week, CLC sec- retary-treasurer William Dodge said fully-independent Canadian branches of international un- ions are a foregone conclusion within 20 years. Mr. Dodge, first publicly-an- nounced candidate for the CLC presidency to be vacated next year by Donald MacDonald, suggested the change will be a smooth transition rather than a struggle of nationalist groups. HITS BACK He blasted destructive attacks by the Committe for an Inde- pendent Canada and by the Waffle movement. However, He admitted Canadian union mem- bers were becoming more inde- pendent in spirit and were mak- ing steady gains toward full in- dependence. Dennis McDermott, Canadian director for the fJnited Autoworkers and an in- ternational vice-president of the union, is opposed to arguments of the nationalist groups yet a of "recognition of Ca- nadians as Canadians." For Mr. MacDermott and many other top CLC affiliate leaders, a strictly-national un- ion movement could lead to weakened unions facing power- ful companies in collective bar- gaining. Mr. MacDonald, while stoutly defending international unions, MINUTE MUFFLER HAS MINUTE MUFFLER INSTALLATIONS 3rd Ave. and 4th St. S. Open Daily 8 a.m. lo 6 o.m. COOLING SYSTEMS For Any Size Home or Building FREE ESTIMATES Coolerator Window Coolers Manufactured by McGraw-Edison SOOO B.T.U. 1 65.60 gooo B.T.U. 223.20 B.T.U. 6000 B.T.U. 178.80 289.20 LARGER SIZES AT THE SAME LOW PRICES CHARLTON HILL LTD- YOUR AIR CONDITIONING CENTRE 1262-2 AVENUE S. PHONE 328-3388 still disagrees with the large U.S. labor AFL- CIO, one of the promoters of the Burke-Hartke biD, a protec- tionist bill that could mean less of jobs for Canadian workers. U.S. labor support for the bill has caused concern among un- ion members and even federal Labor Minister John Munro the objections of the aloud if inter- nationals can now truly repre- sent union members in both countrieV. CLC officials have expressed fears that anti-international un- ion feeling is being generated among Canadian unionists by labor support of the bill. The latest decision by CLC leaders, to direct an anti-nation- alist drive, seems certain to be approved by the executive coun- cil cf the congress when it meets next week. Taking a defensive posture against nationalist groups such as the Canadian Council of Un a relatively smal portion of the labor movement with less than appears a partial admission ol CLC failure to convince some unionists that the internationals really do give true autonomy to their Canadian branches. Despite CLC minimum stand- ards of autonomy, including election of Canadian officers by Canadians and determining na- tional policy by domestic offi- cers rrd members, the nation- alist groups continue to erode international union member- ship. CURRiE'S FINE FOODS JUST CARELESS SAANICH, B.C. (CP) Po- ice said thieves who stole a safe from a carpet company's office failed to get it open be- cause they overlooked the com- bination which was written on a piece of paper attached to the safe. K TRAILER SALES LTD. "Southern Alberta's Largest DONT MISS OUT ON THE Burs! Prices have been slashed on our entire stock of mobile homes We are pleased to announce Ivan Lukenda has joined our sales staff and will Ira pleased to assist you. Northwest Commodore Bendix Homes Trade-ins accepted Buy now and save Coutts Highway, east of Drive-In Phone 328-8031 Open Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. browsing WELDERS Required at the KAISER RESOURCES MAINTENANCE SHOP NEAR SPARWOOD, B.C. Applicants should have 3 yrx. experience in the field of equipment repair Rates of pay: Uncertified hr. Certified hr. 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