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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 6-THE LtTHMIDQt HIRALO Friday, AprH B, Dollars investment _ in stamps started business career VANCOUVER (CP) From a capital investment of one dollar in stamps has grown a company with potential sales of million this year. If it sounds like the beginning of an easy jump from rags to riches, it isn't. Between that one dollar and the three million is two years of an immigrant's frustrations, persistense, 16 hour days, and stretches on unemployment insurance. More than three years ago, Allan Yap was divisional manager in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, for Plessey Malaysia, an associate company of the British Plessey Interna- tional, manufacturers of telecommunications equipment He had a new house, two cars and several servants He also had a neighbor, an official of the Canadian high commission, who persuaded Mr. Yap it would be a good idea to emigrate to Canada, a land of opportunity." When he arrived in Canada, he had more than 10 years ol marketing and management experience A dav after arriving, he became a systems representative selling desk computers SALARY NOT PAID After 10 months, he became Pacific area manager for a THE NOOK will be Opening Soon! Vancouver trading company but quit "after four months of frustration, during which the company did not pay me my salary." Then came a period of existing on unemployment insurance payments In May, 1972, Mr Yap thought up the name Amasia Inter Trade Ltd and spent a dollar on stamps for letters to his friends and former business connections in Singapore, Malaysia and other parts of southeast Asia, suggesting the concept of a Vancouver based company promoting trade with that region There was enough encouragement in the replies to make Mr. Yap go ahead with the venture. Mr. Yap then drew up a marketing plan for Canadian exports to southeast Asia and went to the Vancouver office of the federal industry, trade and commerce department. The industry, trade and commerce department gave Amasia a grant to make an on- the-spot market survey in southeast Asia These facilities will be free to Canadian companies participating on the project and will be rented to other companies' Next year, Amasia hopes to establish a trade centre in Hong Kong. Mr Yap said Amasia forecasts a turnover of million in sales to southeast Asia this year Asked if he had any regrest about leaving his Malaysian job to ,come to Canada, he replied, ''not now, since the Singapore project had materialized." EL RANCHO MOTOR HOTEL YOUR ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE 'Where the Action Is' NOW APPEARING in the OUTRIDER TAVERN Enjoyable listening to songs by "THE PAT BLYTH DUO" 5 to 7 p.m. and to 12 midnight (nightly) in the AZTEC LOUNGE Songs, Piano and Organ Stylmgs by "TOM PAPROSKI" m the FRONTIER DINING ROOM For your dancing and listening pleasure "HARRY BAILEY" at the Keyboard and Organ (now it the time to make your Dining Room Reservation lor GOOD FRIDAY and EASTER) m the CABARET "RAINTREE STATION" WATCtfWfi flLBTfifTK Loafing listlessly around the house? Are you tired of Maying home night after night with nothing to do? Give youself a break today) Get In on some funl Learn to dance away boredom! Meet some new, Interesting people. Go to their perttee make some fun! 329-0955 5 Monti Cristo Dinw Addtmy 420- 13th Strati North Book about Las Vegas fascinating say buyers Likes Canada Chuck Mangione, one of today's freshest con- temporary jazz musicians comes to Canada next week for the-last leg of his current North Amer- ican tour. "The Canadian audience and the recep- tion for our music in a relatively short period of time has been- unbeliev- he said, Thurs- day. Grasshopper eating suggested OTTAWA (CP) Grasshoppers. If you can't beat them, eat them New Democrats Bill Knight (Assiniboia) and Arnold Peters (Timiskaming) have suggested that the country might be further ahead if grasshoppers were regarded as a cash crop rather than an undesirable menace Mr. Peters said during a Commons agriculture committee meeting that farmers could make more per acre if they raised the insects rather than wheat Agriculture Minister Eugene Whelan replied that people were accustomed to eating cereal grains "and it might be hard to switch them over to a diet of grasshoppers "Grasshoppers are selling in Japan for a pound, he said Grasshoppers have a high protein content, and sell in a number of countries, including Canada, as a delicacy 300 SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NBA) At first. John Gregory Dunne was going to write a book of reportage about Las Vegas, as he had done about Hollywood in "The Studio But it didn't work out that way. What came out was a book called which Is a curious but compelling mixture of reporting, autobiography, fiction and psychiatry Nobody is sure whether it should be listed as fiction or non-fiction. But everybody finds it-fascinating. Except perhaps the residents of Las Vegas Dunne describes that strange city as a place "with a kind of malignant purify." He says it is "a microcosm of venality Still, he says, he likes it there He writes mostly about a Vegas hooker, a comic and a private eye. They are. he says, composites of various people he met He doubts if the real people involved will recognize themselves. He actually took bits and pieces from hundreds of people he talked to "The people there like to talk he says. "I sat down in one coffee shop and there was a man next to me Within 20 minutes, he had told me that his wife had just left him. that he had cancer, that he embezzled funds from his firm He talked, I listened He was there, listening, for some six months. He wound up with six notebooks full of material, totalling 600 typed pages of notes He says it took longer to retype his notes than it did to write the final book Hair spray product recalled WASHINGTON (AP) Two brands of Clairol Inc. hair spray are being recalled from store shelves because some of the cans contain a chemical linked recently to a rare form of liver cancer, the firm announced Wednesday The two brands are Summer Blonde Aerosol Hair Spray and Miss Clairol Aerosol Hair Spray The firm said the chemical, vinyl chloride, was used in the propellant of brands for about four years but was discontinued last summer DAVID HOY 'Vegas" will become a movie and Dunne will do the screenplay It should be a wild one Psychic David Hoy has achieved some Hollywood notoriety lately because he was the first to predict the Sonny and Cher split Now he tells me he has had another insight he predicts that, despite their current cozmess, Liz and Richard Burton will be divorced by the end of summer When Hoy predicts. Hollywood (and a lot of other places) listen He has a phenomenal record of accuracy He does radio shows in which people call in with questions It began when he was doing a show in Decatur. 111., and a woman called in and asked if he knew where her pair of scissors was He suggested, on the spur of the insight, that she look in a certain drawer They were there He started out as a Southern Baptist minister, but quit, because he didn't get along with that church body's board His predictions all are made to fulfill three criteria he has established they must be made in public, within a certain time span and be "rather specific." Among his current predictions: Nixon will finish his term in office, the energy crisis will be proved, within two years, to have been a conspiracy "perpetrated by major 1974 will be known, worldwide as "the year of the and 1974 will be known, nationally, as the year of the hurricanes MINERALS PRODUCED The total value of mineral production in the Yukon Terri- tory during February, 1973, wd.s more than million Canada Council to limit grants ComiM to NEMCME HAT Stop at the FRONTIER MOTEL Excellent Accommodations Reasonable Rates Also Weekly and Commercial Rates Collect 527-2266 By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA (CP) The Can- ada Council last year gave more than million to the 20 leading recipients of its largesse for art galleries and the performing arts, an in- crease of almost 10 per cent from the previous year. In the 1974-75 fiscal year started April 1, the council in- tends to impose a stringent limitation on further in- creases But it is a mild sort of frost, rather than a freeze. A council spokesman said the over-all rate of increase for the 20 leading recipients is likely to be close to last year's 9.8 per cent. The council dispenses more Did You Know God Has a Sense of Humor? STEVE LIGHTLE, a Jew, has recently returned from Germany where the Lord sent him to live and minister for a time. Steve will be accompanied by his wife and GERHARD HOLST, the young man who was his interpreter while in Germany. A former businessman, Steve has travelled extensively as an evangelist from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seattle where Father Dennis Benett pastors. Many signs and wonders have followed this ministry when the gifts of healing and the word of knowledge are in operation. Join Us for the Full Gospel Businiwmen's Fellowship Int'l Breakfast, Saturday, April 6th, 9 a.m. at the El Rancho Motor Hotel Mfl IMIv HMN WRV Ham MVI Mlv For 328-9420 LETHDRIDGE and Recreation Equipment Show April 10-13, Exhibition Pavilion, Exhibition Grounds wea Tnur Fr, Sai Sponso'ea Dy me Leiritv oqe D sir ct b I on the molt all-family staged! than million a year, to the arts generally. Whatever ex- tra money it gets from the government and from its en- dowment funds in the new year it wants to devote to in- dividual artists and to younger, less well-established theatre, music and art organ- izations. In considering the restraints being imposed on the senior arts organizations, the council exempts the National Theatre School in Montreal and the National Ballet School in To- ronto With no box office receipts, they have far less chance of earning income from the public than have the theatres and concert halls. The theatre school last year received up 17 per cent from the previous year, and the ballet school up one-third. The National Ballet of To- ronto, the council's biggest recipient of funds, had a grant last year, up 10 per cent from 1972-73, and up almost 52 per cent from 1970- 71. This reflects a conscious effort, a council official said, to raise the incomes of sadly underpaid dancers. While the grants to leading organizations may go up an- other 10 per cent this year, the increase amounts in fact to a restraint. With rising ma- terials costs, and payrolls making up an unusually high proportion of performing-arts expenditures, budgets have to go up more than 10 per cent just to maintain last year's level of activity. The near collapse of the Montreal Symphony earlier this year is one of the factors that prompted, in a curious way, the council's decision to hold the line on the new year's grants. The Montreal orchestra re- ceived increases of 11 and 10 per cent respectively in the last two years, and last year from the coun- cil But when it came to ask Ottawa for even larger grants, the council, and the cabinet, told it to look elsewhere for the money. There was a feeling in pro- vincial, municipal and private funding circles that as long as Ottawa was willing to pour more money into arts organ- izations generally they need not increase their share. It is to break this leave it to Ot- tawa philosophy that the council acted. Moreover, council director Andre Fortier told a parliamentary com- mittee that if the council does not divert more money to struggling younger organ- izations they will die. TV highlights TODAY SPORTS SPECIAL: Ike U74 Expes, p.m., Ch. 7. A look at the old and members in training camp. MOVIE DRAMA: TW Family Ch. I. A closely knit clan try to prove the oldest son is innocent of bribery. MOVIE THRILLER: Scream ami Scream Agala, p.m., Ch. U. Vincent Price plays a mad scientist who uses live, unwilling donors for organ transplants. MOVIE DRAMA: Tie Bachelor Party, 12 midaight, Ch. 7. A party for a prospective groom, and a married bookkeeper in this sober yet revealing look at life MOVIE THRILLER: The Mammy, 12 mMaifht, Ch. 13. Boris Karloff stars in this chiller of an Egyptian prince who rises from the tomb MOVIE MYSTERY: Secrets of the Blue Room, a.m., Ch. 13. Lionel Atwill and Gloria Stuart star in this story of weird murders in a mysterious German Castle. SATURDAY SPORTS: Baseball Retura, 12 MOB, Ch. 7. The Chicago Cubs meet the Montreal Expos. SPORTS: Greatest Sports Legends, 12 noon, Ch. 13. The profile of Elgin Boylor. a gifted forward in pro basketball history SPORTS: Pro Bowlers Tour, p.m., Ch. 11. The Firestone Tournament of Champions is offering a first prize. PEPSI COLA'S RADIO AND TV LISTINGS are hmted by the Radio and Televiton Stations. Any variation in program schedule ii due to last-minute changes by the stations and is not the responsibility of The Herald. CHEC 1090 Friday 3 00 Jack Neufeld 5 00 News 7 00 Paul Tessier 12 00 ROY Rennick Friday Night 5 00 Probe 1220 5 25 Sports 5 40 Market Report 5 41 Local News b 00 World at Six Saturday b 00 Burvl Clarke 12 00 John Oliver 12 30 News, b 00 Paul Tessier 12 00 Rennick CJOC 1220 b 00 News 7 30 Mews Wlhr Sport 12 00 News 5 15 Soccer Results T 40 Sports 5 53 News CHEC-FM 100.9 Monday thru Friday 6 00-9 00 a m Dom McMaster 900am-3 00pm Concie s Carousel 3 00-6 00 p m Don McMaster 6 00-10 00 p m Del King 10 00-12 Midnight Concerts Overtures and Encores 12 00 Midnight Sign Off Monday Tuesday and Fndav Del King Saturday 600-1200 Don McMaster 1200-300 pm Del King 3 00-6 00 Concerts. Overtures and Encores 600-1200 Del King 1200 Concie s Carousel (All Night) CBR 1010 Friday Night 6 00 World at Six 6 30 As It Happens B 03 Between Ourselves 9 00 Music West 1000 News. Weather, Sports 10 15 Five Nights a Week k 10 30 My Word 11 03 Major Progression Saturday 6 30 Sounds Like Saturday 8 45 Notice Board 9 10 Sounds Like Saturday 9 30 Familv Favorites 10 01 This Counlrv in the Morninp 10 59 Time Signal 12 10 Our Native Land 1 03 Native Voice of Alberta 1 30 Men ol the Ministry 2 00 Metropolitan Opera b 10 Demand Side Played 10 Times Friday 5 00 O Hollywood Squares B News O Hee Haw 5 25 09 Doctor in the House 5 30 B CJOC News B Truth or Consequences 5 55 B News 6 00 B Meet the Expo s O Movie TBA B Six Million Dollar Man 6 30 B Sanford and Son Easter Magic 7 00 B Movie Melvm Purvis G-Man B Mannix B Jacques Cousteau 7 30 O Basketball 8.00 B All in the Family B Toma 8 30 B M ;