Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
"THUNDERSTORMS HIGH FORECAST THURSDAY 77 VOL. LXIII No. 221 Japan Seeks Expansion Of Mine Holdings By JOHN MIKA (Herald Ottawa Bureau) An'of Heal 13-member Japanese mis- sion scouting Canada for opportunities to expand long- term supplies of non-ferrous ores for Japanese mills may be sniffing the first subtle changes from a buyer's to a seller's market here. At a press conference today, mission head Toshimi Takabayashi who is president of the Japan Mining In- dustry Association, stressed his country's desire to be allowed to buy up to 50 per cent ownership in new mining and ore-shipping ventures in order to secure stable, long-term supplies. He said his group was concerned in the whole range of non-ferrous ores from copper to uranium and wants to examine closely all aspects of supply from proposals of federal restrictions on foreign investment to the availability of skilled labor. It is understood the current mission will be Mowed next month by a group representing Japanese steel mills in the continuing drive to sign up more Canadian iron ore and coking coal. And that may be followed by a mission of Japanese oilmen before Christmas. The increasing frequency of high-level missions sent out by Tokyo could be partly a reaction to inten- sifying interest in Canadian resources by the U.S. now that Japanese industrialists speak of racing for world industrial leadership in this century. Varied Approach Used Mr. Takabaysashi told the press conference Japan has used a varied approach in securing ores from straight commercial purchases to loans in return for long-term contracts to buying into joint- venture companies-but wank as a general principle to expand ownership interest in Canadian development as a method of securing stable supply. "I would like to take this occasion to express my gratitude to the Canadian people for the land co- operation and assistance already given to Japanese in- dustries engaged in developing mines in Canada ana importing mineral he said in a formal statement. Later, he added that while mineral exploitation is a basic foundation of the Canadian economy for re- source-poor Japan "it would be significant if we could, on our part, co-operate in developing Canadian re- sources in line with the policies of your country." Those policies, or Uieir potential direction, have the Japanese a little concerned, Mr. Takabayashi's answers to reports' questions indicated. During discussions Monday and Tuesdaj' with Fi- nance Minister Benson and Energy Mines and Re- sources Minister Greene, Mr. Takabayashi said the feasibility of more Japanese participation in equity cap- ital of Canadian companies was canvassed as well as more processing of ores in Canada. He said no figures were mentioned in the talks on how much Japanese ownership and control would be feasable in the mining field "however I think we had a basic understanding" of the Japanese position. In answer to reporters' questions, he said that the ownership percentage would vary in individual develop- ments depending on the negotiations of the parties con- cerned but added that in general be felt "50 per cent participation could1 be considered fair and reasonable." He said that the mission was informed Canada would implement severe restrictions on foreign owner- ship of uranium firms and added that the Japanese "hope that such regulations will not be applied to their minerals." Asked if Japan would go elsewhere if blanket re- strictions were put on foreign ownership of ore supplies, he declined to answer the '-quite hypothetical" question. Raw Ores Required Mr. Takabayashi said his country appreciated Can- ada's desire to process more of its expanding .ore sup- ply but his mission told Ottawa officials that Japan 'nas an over-developed refining capacity for its domestic needs now and requires raw ores rather than finished materials. He said the divergence in needs is an important problem bearing on the future of both countries but was sure that with more discussion and understanding of each other's positions some satisfactory solution could be worked out. "British he pointed out, "already has made arrangements that per cent of (copper) ore produced should be processed in the province. Our hope is that tin's level of Wk. per cent will not be raised." Mr. Takabayashi also indicated there was appre- hension in Japan over the impact of the tax white paper but the talks with Mr. Benson had eased some of it. Tire missions tax expert, Hiroshi Kurokawa, said it was left with a "general impression" that adverse ef- fects it anticipated from proposed elimination of the three-year tax exemption on new mines would he "somewhat retarded" by offsetting benefits through proposed accelerated depreciation allowances. Nor did it appear, he added, that the proposed capital gains tax would have as adverse an impact as Tokyo feared. The mission will visit several Ontario and Quebec cities during its three-week trip, arriving in Vancouver Sept. 10 for visits to Victoria, Castlegar, Trail, Kelowna, Cache Creek and Kamloops during a week in B.C. be- fore finishing .off with a three-day trip to Alberta be- ginning Sept. 18 in Calgary. ALBERTA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1970 NEW DOWNTOWN HOTEL Construction will defin- itely start this fall on a million, 232-room, nine-storey hotel in downtown leilibridge, developers have announc- ed Artist's conception of the Lethbridge Treadway Inn, show the tower rooms focing 7th St. S. and Gait Gardens with the main floor facing 3rd Ave. It is to be the first of a chain of Canadian Treadway Inns and is to be owned and operated by Wales Hotel Holdings Lid. of Lelhbridge which has offiliations with U.S. firms. It will have banquet facilities for 950 persons. OTTAWA (CP) The out- come of postal mediation talks remained in question at noon today as tense negotiators ham- mered at a settlement of the year-old contract dispute. Mediator Thomas O'Connor, looking fresh and rested, ar- rived at Uie west end hotel where the talks are being held about a.m. EDT. Mr. O'Connor announced after a 13-hour session Tuesday the talks will continue despite a midnight deadline. He told reporters Tuesday night he was exhausted and needed some rest before going on with the two-wsek-old talks. Sources now say Mr. O'Connor had been nauseated from fatigue and was unable to continue the talks. Contract talks between the Constmction will definitely ctart this fall on a million, nine-storey, 232-room deluxe hotel in downtown Lethbridge, Dan Royer, president of Wales Hotel Holdings Ltd., has an- nounced. All arrangements, financial and otherwise, have been com- pleted, he said. The hotel will be in operation late next sum- mer. The hotel, to be known as the Lethbridgs Treadway Inn, will employ an estimated ISO per- sons with an annual payroll of It will be located on the form- er Hull Block-Stern property land located between 2nd and 3rd Ave. and 7th and 8th St. S. Facilities will include: a new type "fast service" family res- taurant with a seating capa- city for 200, featuring an eco- nomy-priced limited menu; a 100-seat dining lounge; 120-seat cocktail lounge; 300-seat cabar- et; enclosed swimming pool; sauna bath; five or six boutique shops; a rooftop sun deck gar- dan; Banquet facilities for 950 per- sons including one room with a capacity for 600 persons and another for 350 persons with soundproof portable partitions to divide the 600-seat room into multiples of 150 and the 350- I ordan Of Military Intervention From Renters-AP AMMAN (CP) Jordan re- jected today an Iraqi threat of military intervention if King Hussein's troops did not stop fir- ing at Palestine Arab guerrilla positions. Jordan's reply was handed to the Iraqi ambassador here after an emergency meeting of the cabinet which lasted almost four hours while sporadic firing conitnued in some areas after Tuesday night's clashes. The Iraqi threat came in a note handed to Jordan's ambas- sador in Baghdad Tuesday night while security forces and com- Mid-East Peace Talks Take On New Impetus UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The renewal of government- guerrilla fighting in Amman and another reported attempt on the life of King Hussein gave new impetus to the 42nd session of the Big Four Middle East peace talks today. But there was no immediate indication how the flarcup in Jordan would affect the sepa- rate peace contacts being con- Capital Gains Tax Is Favored By Consensus KITCHENER, Out. (CP) Finance Minister Edgar Benson said Tuesday night "the consen- sus is that we should have a capital gains tax of some kind." He told a news conference legislation will be drafted some time next spring, before he brings down a budget announc- ing changes to be made on the basis of his white paper on tax reform. He said the target date of Jan. 1, 1972, for implementing the paper is uncertain because bis department may need more tiniv.- to study the thousands of submissions recommenda- tions from two parliamentary committees on "the first tax overhaul this country has ever seen." ducted between the Arab states and Israel through UN envoy Gui.rai- Those contacts have been slewed b" the current absences of the Israeli and Jordanian representatives. News of the frseh trouble in Jordan reached UN headquar- .ters as ambassadors of the Big Four United States, Russia, Britain and France- prepared for another round today in their continuing effort to formulate the terms of a Mid- dle East political settlement. Informants said they did not expect a major development from the meeting this morning, though it seemed clear that the worsening situation in Jordan between Hussein's government and the Palestinian Arab com- mandos would give added im- portance to the session. mandos blazed away at each other in and around Amman after an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate King Hussein. Premier Abdul Moneim Al- Rafai told reporters after the cabinet meeting that the Iraqi note had said: "The Iraqi government asks that the Jordanian forces cease- fire. It they do not do so, the Iraqi government cannot pre- vent elements 'in its forces sta- tioned in Jordan from interven- ing on the side of the fedayeen Eifai said the Jordanian reply, handed to the Iraqi am- bassador here, expressed regret that such a warning had been issued and said it could not ac- cept it. About Iraqi troops are stationed in Jordan. Smash Windows PARIS (AP) Four youths smashed the windows of Aero- flot, the Soviet airline, with rocks Tuesday night and left be- hind a poster in Hebrew and French saying: "Let my people go. International Students Day, in solidarity with Judaism in (lie Soviet Union." Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN Janis Ben- gry claiming her hus- band Richard can wash their new car all he wauls but "I won't let him sleep in it." Fred Wembley enjoying a good chuckle over people who faint after donating Mood and then passing out himself as soon as he got home from the clinic friends of Susie and Gary Biltman wishing them well as they depart for a re- turn to university and hoping they will come back soon "so Gary can tell more clas- sic jokes and Susie can apol- ogize for them." U.S. Forces Push Ahead In Vietnam SAIGON (AP) The Unifed States pushed ahead today with two new moves to disengaged American forces from Vietnam, and the U.S. commander, Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, said the ability of the South Vietnamese to defend themselves "has been greatly enhanced." On the battlefields. U.S. and South Vietnamese forces re- mained on the alert for attacks to mark North Vietnam's Na- tional Day today and the first anniversary Thursday of the death of President Ho Chi Minh.' But so far the anticipated up- surge had not occurred. British Satellite Attempt Fails CANBERRA (Reuters) The first all-British attempt to send a satellite into space ended in failure today when the Black Arrow rocket flew too low to go into orbit, British officials an- nounced. The three-stage rocket left Us launch pad at the Woomcra rocket range in South Australia after a 24-hour delay caused by e. tracking station fault. seat room into two rooms of 175 each; on-site parking for 250 vehicles on two levels; Sample rooms; 32 suites with walk-out balconies; 100 execu- tive-type sitting rooms; 100 double rooms; air conditioning in each room with individual controls; a color television in each room. Parking will be located along 2nd Ave. at the north end of the property. The large first storey of the hotel, faring 3rd Ave., will be adjacent to 7th St. with the res- taurant facing Gait Gardens. The dining lounge and cocktail lounge will be located in tha hotel interior, east of the res- taurant. The nine-storey tower will run north and south, bisecting the main floor, with windows facing Gait Gardens and the east. The hotel will have a con- crete and brick exterior. "There wiii be no beer par- Mr Royer said, "because we feel ,..o beer parlor con- cept is changing and that there No Herald Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7, celebrated across the nation as the stat- utory Labor day holiday, The Herald will not publish. Com- plete coverage of the holiday weekend activities will be found in Tuesday's edition. Display advertisers are re- minded of the following dead- lines: display advertisements for Tuesday, Sept. 8, must be at The Herald by noon Fri- day, Sept. 4, and for Wednes- day, Sept. 9, by a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. Classified advertisements for Tuesday, Sept. 8, will be taken until a.m. Satur- day, Sept. 5. are already more than enough such outlets in Lethbridge." The Lethbridge Treadway Inn is the first of a proposed chain of Canadian hotels to be known as Canadian Treadway Hotels, Mr. Royer. said. Head- quarters for the chain will be located in Lethbridgs with Leth- bridge also the headquarters for a training program for the en- tire chain- Wales Hotel Holdings Ltd., which will own and operate the Lethbridge Treadway Inn, is owned by E.oyer Hotels Ltd. and Garden City Catering Ltd. Officers of Wales are: Dan Royer, president; Victor E. Hoyer, secretary treasurer; Avu-ell Royer, vice-president; and Terrance Royer, vice-presi- dent. Qiolera Outbreak Stabilized MOSCOW (AP) Cholera cases in three southern Soviet cities are being treated success- fully and there is no sign of the disease spreading in the Soviet Union, Deputy Health Minister Ignaty Avetik said today. He said "preventive and anti- epidemic" measures are still in force in the south but "the situ- ation is now stabilized and the centres of the disease have been localized and, for all practical purposes, eliminated." He did not say if any of the Soviet cases have died or how many cases have been rec- orded. The cities named by Avetik were Odessa, on the Black Sea, Kerch, on the Crimean Penin- sula, and Astrakhan, where the outbreak started. two sides began exactly a year ago-Kept. 2. 1969. The midnight deadline, set Tuesday following a cabinet meeting, was the most recent in a long line of deadlines to be set and then promptly ignored. Mr. O'Connor said he had not. consulted Mr. Trudoau or any member of the cabinet about his latest decision. Union and gov- ernment spokesmen, appearing exhausted after Tuesday's 13- hour meeting, said they had agreed to hold further meetings. Both sides in the year-old dis- pute considered the prime min- isters comment as an indica- tion that talks should be com- pleted before midnight. Mr, O'Connor had set last Sunday as his personal deadline for reaching a settlement but he said he was extending the time limit in hopes of achieving an agreement. A previously-announced 10- day deadline set by Mr. Tru- (ieau expired Monday. Pensioned Maharajahs Lose Status NEW DELHI (AP) Parlia- ment voted today to reduce In- dia's 279 pensioned maharajahs to the status of commoners- giving Prime Minister Gandhi a major political victory. By a vote of 336 to 115, the lower house approved a consti- tutional amendment abolishing the maharajahs' annual privy purses-totalling S6.4 and special privileges such as free electricity and water, duty free imports and exports, armed guards in front of their residences and their own flags. With the aid of all the leftist opposition parties, including the Communists, Mrs. Gandhi was able to muster eight more votes than the required two-thirds ap- proval. Mrs. Gandhi told Parliament Tuesday elimination of the princes' privy purses and spe- cial privileges would help "es- tablish a society of complete equality." The privy purses range from a few hundred dollars a year to a year paid to the Ma- harajah of Mysore. In exchange for them in 1947-48, the mahara- .numbering' nearly square miles of land with 100 million subjects. see a tall, dark Egyptian stranger with an olive branch in his Japanese Develops Method To Preserve Human Life TOKYO (Reuters) A 78- year-old Japanese veteri- narian who for 12 years has preserved the body of his Ar- gentine wife in a lifelike con- dition is under continuing pressure from medical col- leagues to disclose his secret. Dr. Katsusaauro Miyamoto claims to have developed a method of preserving human bodies forever. "Scientists hale he says. "So why should I tell other medical groups of the method it has taken me 50 years to But the doctor, who now lives in the village of Taiyo, northeast of Tokyo, did drop a hint or two about his method which he calls eonosomia. "You should not confuse physics with he says. "The idea is to fix the cells with osmium (a metallic chemical element with the addition of other elements, de- pending on the part of the body you work on." An earlier report from Ar- gentina quoted him as saying some years ago that the method involves crystallizing the blood and keeping the pores of the body open. Miyamoto married an Ar- gentine girl of Italian descent in 1932. His wife died in July, 1958, at the age of 66, and in her will instructed her hus- band to use his preserving method on her, following his earlier experiments with ani- mals. Miyamoto says he began work on the body 12 hours after her death. "It took me one year to treat the body. I hardly slept at night during the first He removed no or- gans. Today, he claims "the weight of the body is still the same, the eyes are gleaming and the skin looks as fresh as if she were still alive. "It will never get mouldy. If the skin even became disco- lored, I could quickly remedy it." In May, 1968, Miyamoto re- turned to Japan for the first time in more than 50 years to pay his respects to his ances- tors' graves. He left his wife's body in his locked home in Rosario, Argentina. Ill health has since pre- vented him from returning to Argentina. His wife's body, he says, is still "sleeping in bed" in Ro- a mummified dog and a doll she loved at her bedside. He used to wash her regularly, with soap and water.