Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
34 LETHMIDQI HINALD NQVfmtMr 1173 Angel on wheels It appears that five-year-old Angel is a little unhappy about her new set ot wheels. Her Mrs. Marge Ostholthoff of Forest a Cincinnati thought it would be helpful to give her a lift since she is expecting a family soon. With the help of a belt she attached a roller skate to Angel's underside. Angel was last seen rolling down the street. Drunken driver ban law upheld OTTAWA The Su- preme Court of Canada today upheld the right of provinces to suspend driving privileges of motorists convicted of im- paired driving. The ban would apply 24 hours a day during the suspen- sion period despite a 1972 amendment to the Criminal Code permitting judges to order that convicted persons may drive during working hours. In upholding the validity of both the Ontario Highway Act which calls for total suspen- sion of driving by convicted and of the 1972 federal law allowing restricted the court majority is true that this means that as long as the provincial licence suspension is in the person concerned gets no benefit from the indulgence granted under the federal The court also said that pro- vincial law calling for auto- matic suspension of driving privileges upon conviction of impaired driving shall apply even though the presiding judge makes no order for suspension In a dissenting Mr Justice Wilfred Judson said the two laws in direct conflict and the federal legislation must power of a province to impose an automatic suspen- sion must give way to an order for punishment validly made under the Criminal Code and to that the provincial suspension is said Mr. Justice Judson. 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The income of landowners has increased 6.6 times since compared with only 3.6 times for the average wage- earner. Prices have putting house or apartment ownership beyond the means of a vast majority of Japanese. The land issue has devel- oped into the most critical battleground between the gov- ernment and opposition with Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka accused of contributing to the land price boom by his policies and of be- ing incapable of halting it. Land has always been a problem in Japan with its big population and small terri- tory. Eighty-five per cent of 'the terrain is mountainous so the population is jammed into an extremely small living area. Good land is always at a premium and any that be- comes available is vigorously bid for by speculators. PRICES SOARING A recent Economic Plan- ning Agency survey found urban land prices today are 22.9 times higher than those of 1955. By comparison retail prices have increased only 1.2 times. In the last year alone urban land prices have risen 30.9 per cent'and residential land 33.3 per cent. Wages in the same period have increased only fivefold. Figures compiled by a lead- ing real estate organization show that the public's land- buying power sank from a base of 100 in 1955 to 30.fr in 1971. The EPA says national home ownership averages 45 per cent. In Tokyo and Osaka the figure is 30 per cent or less. The weekly Japan Stock Journal commented in an edi- a 1970 study the EPA noted that the average worker in the United States and Europe could buy a piece of land 40 minutes commuting distance froni the city centre with about one year's wages. Japan it would have taken six years and 199 days in 1960 and 10 years in 1970. The figure now would be about 12 years. In young those living in rented housing and those moving into the big cannot with rare excep- tions hope to own their own The Nomura Research In- stitute the fu- assuming that the mech- anism which determines land prices is left free to operate as it has an 18-per-cent an- nual advance is unavoi- Housing in Japan has al- ways been a seller's until now. Demand was once so strong that apartments and houses were snapped up the moment they came on the market and on occasions hundreds of peo- ple camped out overnight to bid on one single lot. But recent surveys by the Japan High-Rise Housing As- sociation and a leading real estate firm show that for the first time the situation is changing At the end of there were apartments for sale without immediate plus houses. 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