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'' Si ' ' ' . ' "' ' THE OTTAWA JOURK THE OTTAWA JOURNAL LONG LIST OF UNWANTED London Plagued by Cases Of Abandoned Children ' ty ALAN WALKEE LONDON , (CP "H breaks tny heart to do this." uyi the pencilled now left beside two abandoned babies. "Please don't think I don't , km them. But I have no money tor bed or food." Thus two mora toddlen ale added to the list of homeless children cared (or by the London County Council. ' In cases of abandonment, there's nearly always a note. Anguished mothers seem self-compelled to apologise before dumping a child. Some notes 'are sad. Some are desperate. Some are cynical: z "You wanted. . me to have your child.'' says one message , left with a Mmontb-otd girl in aa apartment building hallway. "Well. I've had two so here's . eoe of them.". . . . ' HUGE MOSLEM . What does a vast city like London do about hs homeless children? London has one of the worst chHd care problems In the western world. The har assed county council and its tome KM child welfare workers normally have about H.aot eoU- dren "la care." It spends aearly CI Mt.tOt a year on them. ' in aba last . year for which figures are available. 1.341 babies and children were abandoned, deserted or lost in London. "Abandoned- means left Ion In public places, i sorted" refers to children left by parents in the care of others, - when the parent don't return, j la IML MM illegitimate-babies wore born la London. Many of them ended op at the county scan ell . offices.. Others . come from families, la which the husband has died or deserted his wife. Occasionally an oppressed mother with -large family find i Like the old woman who lived In a shoe that she can't cope with her brood and tries to put one or two children up for adoption. If that fails the abandons them. " The difficulty of finding foster arena causes more problems than anything else. There is a large floating population of ohil-drea trader care of the council. Parents temporarily distressed often turn their -young over to the council until the family can . retrench, when the children re- turn fljome. . These youngsters can't be put up for adoption but must be kept in homes unless foster parents can be found. But many people who love children are unwilling to become foster parents because the real par- ems can at any time demand their children back. So now there are television commer cials begging childless couples to take babies into their homes for short periods. It Is not as simple as it may seem for parents to put children Into ths care of the council. Officers visit the home to see whether any alternative cen be found. The officer also decides bow much, if anything, parents can contribute to the cost of their children's upkeep. " background '-; -St He s not trained along ortho dox steeplechaslng lines. . Robert Benson, a-dairy farmer at Lilydale. . 23 miles from Melbourne, bought the at hunter tor daughter Sue some years ago. - He paid 112. Sue hacked him around the farm, using him to round up cows and schooling him In bet spare time over rough fences end fsXen. Jogs. He came along Somewhere In the middlesof the bureaucratic whirl a distraught mother may' scribble a note, pin it to the clothing of the baby she tenumely loves; and 'then furtively leave child and apology where both will be quickly found. . Public sentiment ' usually Is directed towards children thus abandoned. The image- of a squalling tot icft in a phone booth sticki In the newspaper readers minds. .The council feels, however, that more stress should be placed oa the parents' problems.- " Greater - magnanimity and concern for them could help them do what it usually best for all keep the family - to gether. . NO FORMAL TRAINING Cinderella Horsef: Steeplechase! Champ By ROBERT COLEMAN Press Csrrssasadsut MELBOURNE. Australia (CP) Another unlikely chapter has been written in the fairytale success story of Sue Ben son and Sir Cameron. Miis Benson -the attractive 21 year old daughter of farmer and Sir Cameron is her six-year-old horse.. . .' He has hut won Australia's Grand National Steeplechase for the second time m succession, only the third time this hat been achieved and the first time In 4 years. ; --' NOT TRAINED ' : But what makes Sir Camer on's win iri the three-mile, one-furlong steeplechase' over' 23 brush fence h the horse's, to well that he was turned to steeplechasmg. , Last year he captured race goer imagination by winning the Grand National, bluest cross-country event on Austral ia s racing calendar. Sir Cameron ' was heavily acted in the Australian Stee plechase, second leg of the bii winter steeplechasmg double in Melbourne, but he ran off the course early In the race. The Jockey was suspended for 1 yean for .allegedly throwing ue race. -: . This year many experts said Sir Cameron wouldn't be fit enough for the grutUini' Grand National. He had raced only twice since Ms win last year and Bis training bad compromised mostly long gallop around the farm, with little trackwork. ' He slmost mad prophets of the expert early when he hist missed ! filling at the first fence. But he recovered and went on to win by It lengths. Miss Benson has been aptly dubbed the "National Velvet Girl." after the horse made fa mous in the Rim about England's Grand National Marring a childhood Elisabeth Taylor. .' - ' '.' in was riddled with bullets and a VS. Army truck outside was hit eight timet. ' It was the first attack on a VS. military mission since pro- Communist FALN terrorists raided the " former mission headquarter building 18 months ago, held Americans at gunpoint and burned down the building. .. ,ftj ..IV'.j i.. 'f f CEYLON PM IN SWITZERLAND Followed by her daughter, Ceylon's Prime Minister, Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike is pictured hero in . Zurich during a vacation visit' The woman premier. represented her country at the recent Commonwealth conference In London. - s u':. ' . ' . . ' ' iFwIiMWa Journal Pketel i.l i . ij) Snipers Attack Venezuelan U . . U.S. Mission CARACAS, Venezuela ( Terrorist sniper attacked the headquarters building ;of the VS. Army advisory mission V the Venezuelan armed, forces Thursday night, military source reported Friday. American attached to the mission were gone and Vene zuelan army guards returned the snipers' rifle Ore... There were no casualties on either side, though the mission build- UiS. Wants Chemical : Charge Probe i-TJJJITEr" NATIONS (AP- tbe 'United States told the . ' . . . -.... . - J lotted Nations Security Council Friday it would welcome an in vestigation by the World Health Organization or. the Red Cross into ' Cambodia's charge of chemical warfare by ' Amer icans and their South Vietnam- le allies. ' i;. ,t .'?: It called on the Cambodian government of Prince Norodom Sihanouk to agree to such a international Inquiry. ' South Viet Nam. Cambodia's neighbor, denied earlier that it was using poison powder In action against the ' Communist Viet Cong. Cambodia charged such powder scattered ' m the frontier area kilted some Cam bodians. . - - v. .. yv - .. ... . . ,-a . J x -Wiii r Mm f li - r VfSc r 'J 1 , - I ro""rrrTn ,p f - s tot .,. I .KiiJTli. IlUmm - 1 Baturday, a.m. to S p.m.) V . WUMIIIUIIir , PARK EAST IN FREIMAN'S PARKING CENTRE ,.v. - IN UK suburbia ,1-iigitLiyingLosts Defeat Candidate By JOSEPH MacSWEEN BROMLEY. England (CP) The coat of living serpent is poisoning contentment In this London suburban area Brit- ale's No. 1 dormitory paradise. Up,"' up, up go the price and down, down, ' down goes the moral of such people as civil servants and salaried commut ers in bountiful Bromley, constituency of former Prime Minister Harold Macmlllan. ; A Conservative national newspaper carried thecry of despair of a local Liberal parlia mentary candidate. He gave up the fight for the tall general election because he couldn't af ford 'to live In Bromley end campaign. The Labor candi date, a stockbroker, lives in a neighboring town. NON-RESIDENT ' - ..' Macmilian, 79, retiring from .politics, doesn't live in middle- class Bromley either but that's because ' the millionaire publisher has long established homes, elsewhere. ., '.. . "It's a little different in my case," John Mutrrby, 21-yearold school teacher and the former Liberal candidate, told a Canadian reporter; ,,, v' f Britain's, election, has' beee expected off end on for two year and it was partly the long wait that ellmineted Mumoy. Political chore kept him away from extra work that ; would help Mm support his wife and two children, c r i HARD ON HOUSES . ""I hoped I could hold out but I cannot," ssid Mum by. Illustrating his dilemma by discus sing bousing. "As teachers' salaries go. am pretty well off at C1.2H (3.TM a year. But the building societies will lend only a maximum of three time annual salary for purchase of a house. Semi-detached houses run to about 4.500 or CS.MO-the new ones t.t0t or more. So I'm unable to buy a bouse. Instead I rent a house for about one-third my net Income, but the building societies advise one shouldn't pay more than one- fourth of Income ht rent" . PROBLEM CHRONIC Mumby feels this problem is chronic in the congested Lon i v don . subjirben area as . new workers continue to arrive from other parts of Britain. Young couples and salaried folk. find it particularly tough and "the business executives ' with' expense accounts are the only ones able to take the strain." 'Young people who have lived here all their lives are having :o move away as soon as they marry.", said Town Councillor Brian Taylor. "They just cannot afford to buy a house here." I ' " P If II mm r, v v1 ! prisingly priced at Just f . t V l 1 ' 1 ' t SATURDAY, AUOTJSf 18, 1904 Royal York Fire Sends Four I To Hospital TORONTO (CP) - Four per sons were token tsbospltal early today after fire broke out on the third floor of the Royal York Hotel." ;'." ; ' Firemen managed to confine die bias to a few rooms on the third floor but there was smoke-damage to rooms on she second and fourth floors. Several guests were evacuated to the hotel's mam lobby. J, ; . .' ' : -v - The' four person admitted to hosbital were believed luf-' ferlng from" smoke inhalation. One was discharged after a brief examination, v V at fieimcms N the loolr of elegance - . - i-for autumn . . . jr , f -6;- , V A - m wa .. . ... -1 fiHil',i FROM PARIS AND OURS ALONE, "THE HUC-ME-TICHr, .J.:. finely woven ribbed knit with the new, new clinging look. Double toll turtle collar and cuffs In contrasting hand crochet . Black; always . . while, acarlet or Kelly trim Bizet 10 to 49,98 i ': .. ." ' ..':''!;''"' ' : '": : - Frefnum' Sportnoeer, Second Floor, Doicnfoim t . . V: ; j-..-, -f Stmt Floor, Wstpf ...s. ;.,., Vcnczia Knit Ensembles J ' '' Wonderfully textured double knit wool cos-' : , . tumes artfully designed in the Italian man ' ' . ner. All with a wealth of detail contrasting ' ' , '. .r embroideries, toning silk appliques or trapun- - to stitching . . . with shell blouses, fully lined . , '. skirts. 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