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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta MPs to keep storefront offices open OTTAWA Early in- iications are that most of the 130 members of Parliament .vho have publicly-financed offices will keep hem open during the election Campaign A check with oarty officials and Commons spokesmen that so far only wo New Democrats one Con- and one close their offices opened this ear under a new program Jesigned to make MPs more iccessible to their con- stituents I imagine there will be Commons Clerk Alastair Frasei said Wednesday when asked to confirm that T C Douglas The David Orlikow Don Mazankowski and Hugh Poulm will close their offices Money for the constituency offices was approved by Parliament in December if all MPs took advantage of rr PAYS TO LEASE LuMing your working capital tracing transportation it low cott You juit tign a contract and pay ONE lagular monthly IM Your can include and coverage I Contact BORIS Leasing and Inturiirtai BENY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE LEASING AND INSURANCE DIVISION 2ndAVE 9th ST S PHONE 328-1101 the the total annual bill would be about 2 million The program provides up to a month for staff and a maximum a month for of- fice rental All bills are paid directly by the Commons Free space in federal build- ings is an alternative to but many MPs demurred because these usually are closed on weekends Last Jan Commons Speaker Lucien Lamoureux is- sued a directive saying the of- fices were not to be used for political purposes and could not be part of political party headquarters MEMBERS TO DECIDE When the July 8 election was called all four parties an- nounced they were leaving it up to their individual members to decide whether to close the constituency offices during the campaign two-month QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Ctrtlflwl Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture BMg 328-7684 Mr Douglas said his reason for closing his office is that it is in the same building as his party campaign headquarters not even on the same floor but I'm closing it to be absolutely sure there's no misunderstanding If it had been only a few blocks away he would have kept it open because of the valuable service it provides for his constituents Mr who intends to close his when he is said of the reasons is that it does give me an additional advantage in the campaign He admitted the mere presence of the with his name on its could be construed as advertising that is not available to freshman candidates Mr Orlikow and Mr Mazankowski were not available to explain why they had closed then constituency offices Peter Reilly is one incumbent who will keep his office open incumbent has an advantage no matter how you slice he replied when it was suggested the office might give him an unfair advantage over his opponents a fact of political life Mr an outspoken former said he did consider closing the office during the campaign I had to weigh that against the value it would be to the constituents I decided to hell with the office was there for that purpose So I'm going to keep it open He said the storefront loca- which bears a Canadian flag as well as his has proved invaluable in making him more available to his con- stituents Of the 130 MPs who opened constituency 53 are 46 18 NDP and 13 Social Credit Standing in the 264-seat Commons at dissolution last week Liberal Conservative NDP Social Credit Independent 1 vacant 2 Affectionate wolf a full-grown timber affectionately licks the face of a woman admirer during a visit to a Montreal diving club The one of two kept in com- pounds for breeding was sponsored by Public Awareness of Wolves and is housed at Montreal MacDonald College Shock campaign aimed to win recognition Lebanon Palestinian guerrillas say the seizure of Israeli school children Wednesday is part of a new shock campaign to win recognition in Middle East peace negotiations The Palestinian news agency Wafa and sources close to the guerrilla leadership here indicated that increased terrorism inside Israeli borders has the stamp of approval of both moderates and radicals within the Palestine Liberation Organization One informant said a summit of all guerrilla leaders last week voted to sanction a shock raid every month against targets within the Jewish a warning to those who are running after peace so hard they have forgotten the Pale- stinians Although guerrilla leaders have been sharply divided on the issue of post-war negotiation ever since the October moderates and radicals share a common fear tiiat Palestinian aspirations will be forgotten once Arab Israeli territorial disputes are resolved The Maoist Popular Democratic which claimed re sponsibihty for the seizure of the school in Maalot in northern was considered one of the moderates within the Palestine Liberation Organization making its entry on the terrorist scene all the more significant Headed by Nayef who broke away from the larger Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine after an ideological the Popular Democratic Front had never before indulged in guerrilla spectaculars Its small estimated at 1 confined itself to hit and-run raids in Israel and Jordan s occupied west bank It never participated in the airline hijack craze and obeyed Hawatmeh's public exhortations to 'avoid operations abroad They advocated Palestinian participation in any Geneva peace conference to for what we can Pale- stinian state on the west bank of the Jordan River when it is relinquished by Israeli occupation forces Radicals in the Popular Front for the Liberation of the Iraqi-backed Arab Liberation Front and extremist splinter groups like Ahmed Jibreel s Popular Front for the Liberation of oppose Palestinian participation in any negotiations They have publicly vowed to continue hostilities until all of Israel is 'liberated Nowhere to stay and after a forest fire it II be a few decades before you'll want Wild fires have destroyed many a favorite and largely due to human carelessness. Put a few safety precautions on your like not setting fires near dry grass and and dousing all fires thoroughly with water and and stir before leaving. Think of your forests and you'll be welcome back next year. LANDS AND FORESTS Thinking about tomorrow today Buffalo deaths due to flooding FORT CHIPEWYAN Alta The superintendent of Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Alberta said Wednesday at least 85 buffaloes have died in the park this spring because of flooding Randy Mitchell said there may be more dead animals in the park but patrols have located only 85 carcasses Mr Mitchell discounted rumors that up to buffaloes had perished in the explaining there are fewer than of the animals in the entire park and the figure of dead is ridiculous Park rangers are continuing aerial patrols to located carcasses in remote areas of the isolated he said Mr Mitchell said water levels appear to be higher than ever before in the park but because there are no figures for water levels in the area it is impossible to determine whether the levels are records for the region The flooding caused by ice jams on the Peace River which flows through the park per day Busing stays for nurses WASHINGTON The Senate defeated by a single vote Wednesday an attempt to ban the busing of children to schools outside their home neighborhoods as a method of achieving racial integration The anti-busing amendment attached to a bill providing federal funds for schools was defeated by a 47- REGINA The fee for private duty nurses in Saskatchewan has been raised to a day from effective Bette president of the Private Duty Nurses' announced today The private nurses sot their fees under the sanctio' of the Saskatchewan tered ;