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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 LETHBRIDGt HERALD Wednesday, September 25, Tanaka predicts surge in Japan-Canada trade B> DAVE BLAIKIE OTTAWA (CP) Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka concluded two days of talks with Prime Minister Trudeau Tuesday and came away forecasting a surge in Canadian-Japanese trade. He told a news conference that trade volume between the two countries should hit bil- lion this year and may reach billion, more than 50 per cent above the record bil- lion recorded in 1973. And there is scope for even greater expansion in the future, he said. Worldwide Japanese trade this year is ex- pected to top billion and the volume affecting Canada, even at 5 billion, is small enough to allow more growth. Both leaders credited the talks with opening a new and expanded chapter in Cana- dian-Japanese relations. A communique summing up the meetings said a new era had started and Mr. Tanaka spoke of "the dramatic development" of ties when he addressed a dinner in honor of Mr. Trudeau Tuesday night. Mr Trudeau gave a formal dinner for Mr Tanaka after the visiting premier arrived Monday. The talks covered a wide range of bilateral and multila- teral issues including trade, international economic con- ditions, nuclear disarmament and foreign investment. There were expected pledges of increased consulta- tion and co-operation to enrich and deepen relations but no major statements followed the meetings. A formal communique con- tained only one hard an- pledge by each leader to spend million promoting studies of the other's country. "These funds will be used primarily for the development of Japanese studies in Canada and Canadian studies in it said. No details were given but the prime ministers also agreed to begin negotiations leading to a formal cultural agreement between Japan and Canada. The major Canadian achievement, beyond expand- ed trade prospects, was a commitment by Mr. Tanaka to help Canada reshape the type of exports Canada sends to Japan. NWT commissioner denies law breach YELLOWKNIFE. N.W.T. (CP) Commissioner Stuart Hodgson said Tuesday he has never instructed any of his staff to break the law and that he had no intention of arrang- ing an illegal big game hunt for an Austrian acquaintance last summer. The federally-appointed commissioner, just back from a 10-day official visit to Ja- pan, said in an interview he was not "good on hunting regulations." He was commenting on the release of a confidential memorandum written to him last July by Paul Kwaterowsky, territorial game superintendent, who ad- vised him that plans to take Dr. Werner Blanc of Graz, Austria, on a Narwhal hunt in the high arctic were running into "a snag Mr. Kwaterowsky wrote the trip would have to be cancell- ed because "the federal fishery boys are planning to conduct a Narwhal study in the and asked Mr. Hodgson's advice on whether Federal gov't blamed for rising health costs TORONTO (CP) Provin- cial health ministers placed much of the blame for rising health costs on the federal government Tuesday at the first session of their two-day closed-door conference. Frank Miller of Ontario told reporters following the con- clusion of the session that the provinces all face hefty jumps in health-care budgets next year and want a new arrange- ment with Ottawa to share the burden Mr. Miller said the provinces will ask Ottawa for frequent conferences on cost sharing "as soon as possible." Mr. Miller has said earlier Ontario's health budget is ex- pected to increase about 25 per cent this year will reach about 52 5 billion. He said the other provinces are facing similar increases. Saul Miller. Manitoba health minister, presented a paper rejecting the federal government's block-funding proposal, under which Ottawa would grant the provinces cer- tain set blocks of cash an- nually, leaving them to dole it out as they see fit. He said Manitoba sees this as leaving the provinces caught in the inflation squeeze with no protection. Ontario's minister also criticized the federal govern- ment for lack of control on the number of immigrant doctors, saying the provinces are never asked whether they need physicians before im- BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL migrant doctors are admitted. He said half of Ontario's physicians are immigrants and two-thirds were trained outside of Canada. "The basic demand for doc- tors should be filled with Canadian students." Mr. Miller said. Meanwhile, the president of the Canadian Medical Associ- ation said in an interview Tuesday that competition for places in Canada's 16 medical schools is becoming even tougher because of the large number of immigrant students. "We should be asking our- selves whether we are limiting the opportunities for Canadian Dr. Betty Stephenson said in an inter- view. Fire safety campaign backfires SURREY. B.C. iCPi Fire Prevention Week is great because it teaches the local school children a lot about fire dangers, say local firemen. But it also teaches them a lot about fire alarms. Firemen in this Vancouver suburb say they are abandoning their annual fire prevention week because every year they arc faced with a rash of false alarms after the safety campaign Instead, they're going to concentrate or. their campaign aid rr.uscular dystrophy. to take Dr. Blanc on a walrus hunt instead. Hunting of the ivory-tusked Narwhal is restricted to Es- kimos Walrus also' are pro- tected by federal law. and only under a scientific permit are non-Eskirnos allowed to kill the creatures Mr. Hodgson. 50. said he in- vited Dr. Blanc to Canada to watch a Narwhal hunt. "The original intention was he (Dr. Blanc i was going to observe a Narwhal hunt and somehow or other it started to snowball and turn into a walrus hunt." British peer quits Labor party LONDON (Reuteri A lit- tle-known Labor peer. Lord St. Davids, resigned today from the governing party and saved Liberal Leader Jeremy Thorpe from em- barrassment during the British election campaign Thorpe predicted Tuesday that another Labor peer would follow former foreign minister Lord Chalfont in defecting from Labor. He did not name the lord and since then speculation has been rife about his identity The chief government whip in the House of Lords. Lady Llewelyr.-Davies, said today that she has received a letter of resignation from Lord St. Davids which said he will con- tinue to vote for "measures I believe to be socialist and democratic." The 57-year-old peer also said that he will not join the Liberal party Lord ChalfoRi resigned Sun- day, citing left-wing domina- tion of the part'-' and hinting he will join the Liberals after the Oct 10 election. Thorpe refused to name the mystery peer, saying only that the resignation might be ex- pected before midnight Tues- day night The hunt was then under way, and not just b> the press The Labor party was ap- parently equally mystified. News In brief B.C. Socreds set policies HARRISON HOT SPRINGS, B.C. (CP) A mass of resolutions based on minimal government intervention in business and maximum incentives to private enterprise were produced by the British Columbia Social Credit par- ty's two-uay policy seminar which ended Tuesday. The resolutions were developed Tuesday by 16 small groups in a day of dis- cussions. They covered every aspect of provincial govern- ment affairs, including forestry, mining, fiscal policy, energy, health, education, land, housing and labor relations. Hunger grips West Bengal CALCUTTA (AP) Hunger described officially as the worst in a decade has gripped the back-country villages of West Bengal, increasing fears of widespread famine. The president of the state's governing Congress party, Arun Maitra, estimated persons already have died because of food shortages and diseases connected to malnutrition. Ethiopia strike fails ADDIS ABABA lAP) La- country's new military rulers bor leaders called the second and advocates of civilian general strike in Ethiopia's government. The military history today, providing a test won without trying and the of strength between the strike was called off. 'Accords strain relations' TORONTO (CP) William Kelly, assistant deputy minister in the federal labor department, today said ratification of tentative work- ing agreements by union membership is one of two ma- jor factors straining the in- Home and happy Four-year-old Allison Mechem rests warmly in her father's arms Tuesday Kurds resisting Iraqis after oeing found unharmed in a locked motel room about five miles from her home m Cincinnati, Ohio. She was abducted Monday as she was playing outside her home. Police have arrested Frank Joseph Wiechman, 26, an unemployed parolee, in connection with the kidnapping. The father, Charles Mechem, is a broadcast executive. dustrial relations system in Canada. The other factor, he said in a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, is "double-digit inflation" which has created fears in the minds of wage and salary earners. Exporter says CEMA refused big egg order RABANUK MOUNTAIN. Iraq (AP) An out-manned and out-gunned Kurdish ar- Pesh holding out in these rugged mountains hoping that the snows soon will stop the ad- vance of the Iraqi army. Since the thaws of March, the f raqi air and ground forces have been trying to break the back of the long Kurdish fight for autonomy. TORONTO A Toronto exporter said Tuesday his order for 50 million egg? was rejected in April :hf Canadian Egg MijrkL'ing because the offered was too low Tuval. president of Rexim International Ltd.. a food broker, said he had the order, from one of Austria's largest food importers, signed in ;he Canadian embassy in Vienna with the Canadian Trade Commission there as witnesses Mr. Tuval said the CEMA need not have wasted any of Rocky sidesteps tough questions .APi L designate t'in Rockefeller refused i fr.firmation hearings -dr. 'u .answer questions r he thought full n: Watergate would air "ret! hy a White tferpeT.r-nt to give Richard tapes In doing so. Senator Robert Byrri Dem. W Va.i. who pos- c-c !ho questions, discovered h u v. hard it is to pin R-ickffeller down when he o lo avoid answering a Emergency pres idential powers ended hy Senate WASHINGTON -AP- -The Senate gn'-ernnvnt operations commit --d a bill Tuesda> i'- Three judges of the New Brunswick Appeal Court reserved decision Tuesday on an appeal against four monopoly convictions in the Irving newspapers case. The court's verdict is not expected before December. The rase may then go to the Supreme Court of Canada for a final ruling. Leger fails again EDMONTON