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The Ottawa Joupnal Publish, by The Journal Pubtuhlne Co al Olltwi U. t t Queaa St 134 Spark St. Ottawa. Ontario. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1964 Concession No Surrender Politicians, the public, the press arid the-pundits of broadcasting hinder a , solution of the flag issue by emphasis on "breakdowns" in negotiations, "escapes" for the leaders and the importance of "face-saving." It is preposterous to argue that a concession is a surrender, or that to suggest an alternative is to be a quitter. The country is the loser if an impasse on the issue continues and divisions become so deep they cannot be bridged. The leaders, themselves largely responsible, should be thinking' more of country than of party and those who encourage them , in bitter conflict serve their country ill. Which Woy City Hall? Monday night's meeting of 0 1 1 a w a , City Council was a very model of how the city's business should be conducted. The meeting was brisk, 'informative, productive. Yesterday's meeting of Board of ; Control was a very anti-model, a break-' f down of trust and reasonable discourse. ; Once more this civic administration ' seems incapable of two meetings in a 1 row without bogging down in dissension' land character assassination. . After every good meeting there is -always hope that some sense of team-'work Is still possible. Monday night t the aldermen and controllers ranged intelligently and dispassionately over a -number of important subjects. The meeting was a useful. Informative exercise in government. V What almost pathological urge to self- destruction took over when the Mayor ' and her controllers met 12 hours later? Why can't the spirit ,of accomplishment survive a single night? : City government still has a choice of going either way. It has the example .Of Monday night when it showed that ! routine matters could be handled ; routinely. Or it can continue the fester- ing discontent of ( yesterday. The choice must be made at City 'Hall. r j 'All Garbage' Th three motions Alderman Don ' Kay brought before Ottawa City Coun . cil on Monday night .were ruled out of 'order and unceremoniously thrown . Alderman Kay earned his reprimand. Tit is a nice point to decide which of ."the three proposals was the most ill-considered. .improbably his idea of compelling every 4 civic department head to attend very meeting of City Council, for the convenience of aldermen who might. want to ask a stray question. That ; would be a wasteful Imposition upon senior civic servants. - The alderman's second motion which would provide a stenographer for each aldermen is another piece of nonsense. " As City Solicitor Hambling pointed out, ' the very point of making tax free $1,166 of the alderman's salary of (3.500 is .because that sum is given for expenses. . The third motion, which would have Council favor abolishing OTC lone "' ; fares, also had no business being made. The whole idea of making the OTC a , 'separate commission was to keep it out of the political domain. Once City ; Council starts telling the OTC how it ; should run its business, the OTC might as well become another civic depart- ment. ' . . J The fate of Alderman Kay's frivolity should be a lesson to other aldermen 5 who might be looking for a little I notoriety through some eye catching , ' proposals. Am Alderman Roly Wall said, lit was "all garbage." . i A Striking Statement , t The U.S. automobile - Industry is ; threatened with yet another strike ; People expected the United Auto ! Workers Union to reject General ! Motor's. Ford's and Chrysler's fir it ; contract proposals this year. The union never has accented. a first offer from , '( the Big Three. But the president of ;the UAW, Mr. Walter Reuther, forecast the offers, even before they were studied by the union, "will not be re- -alistic." Unfortunately people have 'come to expect this condemnation sight !unseen as well. r:'. '-r-''.' : Days of tht Gladstone t Mr. Ralph Cowan, a Toronto Liberal MP, drew attention in the House to a change fit the habits of energetic young !men. While we are not at all clear .'on the point he was trying to make we thank Mr. Cowan, who is 62, for thia recollection: r - 1 tD vou suite. frankly that fat thoe ' day w did not haV the briefcases that ', lawyar carry around today. W used ' gladatone bags and w used to pkk them I up and tavet from her to there carrying our glMbton.' - .'A ;., ; t Briefcase are fearsome. When delegations came with gladatone bags it could be Imagined they had with them Change of underwear and presents .for the kid ai home. When theycarry only briefcases every MP krtowjrthey have briefs of terrifying length, supported by legal opinions, the advice of public relations officers, and an ix-pense account at the Jpcal hotel, With a gladstone-bag man the MP knew his visitor wanted to get home. With a briefcase man the MP can be sure it will be a long, involved and probably, continued-until-tomorrow Senator Kennedy of New York A Democratic senatorial candidate in the state of New York has been a man wandering in a political wilderness in recent years. The Democratic Party has lost every senatorial election in the state since 1950. Mr. Averell Harriman back in 1954 has been the only Democrat to be state Governor in 22 years. The Democrats have contented themselves with the big city. Mayor Wagner of New York considers that his position is more important than that of senator or governor and he is probably right. But what a change is wrought by the renewed interest of that driven man. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, in being a Senator from New York. The Democrats suddenly see the possibility of beating Sen. Kenneth Keating, the liberal Republican who has repudiated Sen. Barry Gold-water. . The Kennedy name still has magic in New York and undoubtedly Mr. Robert Kennedy would be a for-, midable candidate. New York would be only a second prize for . Mr. Kennedy. Unquestionably, he coveted the Vice Presidency for he has a sure instinct for the sources of power.-'. And coming to New York arouses resentment over this young man's political ambition. The Kennedys do not start at the bottom. As a man from Massachusetts who lives and votes in Virginia, he will be open to the charge of making New York a rotten borough, of being a carpetbagger. But if he wins the nomination ; which now apparently is assured and goes on to win in November, this second prize will still keep the Kennedy clan a powerful force in U.S. politics. For there will be Sen. Edward Kennedy in Massachusetts and that other-Kennedy loyalist. Sen. Pierre Salinger in. California, a rising man in the" West Mr. Sargent Shriver of the Peace Corps is said, to have his eye on Illinois. It is far too early to mark the end of the Kennedy era. "What is happen-, ing," Mr. James Reston noted in the New York Times the other day, "is that the Kennedys are doing what they always do when they are not given what they want They are trying to get it another way. They are building, a new political structure on the side, a sort of Kennedy government in exile. And. they, are tough." . ' Tht Oblivious Pedestrian ' .The Royal Automobile Club in Britain seems to have satisfied itself that clumsy pedestrians are to blame, for a good many of today's bashed- up fenders. A recent RAC report says one third of pedestrian deaths occur when the victims .are Jaywalking. One out of five pedestrian fatalities are- reported to occur after dark when, presumably, a car is easier to spot than a man on foot. Incidentally the report also Indicates women are less of ; a hazard on . their feet than they are reputed to be behind the wheel seventy per cent of pedestrian traffic victims are male. . -. The club found that nine out of ten adult pedestrians killed in traffic accidents don't hold drivers' licences themselves. The inference here is that those who walk have no conception of what 4 harrowing experience It can be to drive a car in today's traffic Obviously the pedestrian who hasn't a driver's licence is a cad who shows no interest in his fellow man'a problems and is worthy of any bash in the hip that is meted out to him. We take the RAC report as notice of a war unto the end. The car owners will no doubt give us some pother about trying to look after ' the Interest of the pedestrians by forbidding them use of the street but tell that to the man who doesn't own one. ' Centennial Reminder i .The CP 'wisely observes: Canada's centennial will not be observed in 1967, . nor will Canada's 100th birthday. Can- ada has been on the map much longer f The occasion in 1967 is the centennial of Confederation or the 100th anniversary of Confederation. " 'v-'ri-i" Notes and Comment . The crises in Viet Nam and Cyprus how complete disdain for the fact that this is art election year In the United sutes. One of the reasons people have i trouble getting things done may beHhe current penchant for discussing prob-r lent areas instead of difficult points. ' , .. A hew, automatic vending machine made In Scotland offers fresh tea In 10 seconds at the touch of a button. That won't. be fasti enough for a real Scottish tea enthaat, yet the principle of Jnstant teaWill drive him mad. they are breaking th agreement they did sign by helping th South Vietnamese guerillas. BEYOND th Juridical fact ;H 'Pssstr Debt of Blood By WEYLAND YOUNG Written tor The Manchester Guardian and the Journal 1J " .... . a BOUNCE YOUR CALL OFF MY MARK ON THAT TRlE"'YOULL5ET A HOLE. a ' ' A.' w ItJOaJaTf XI I A-" r . -v. II- with IA Beaten Cartoon) was what it has been proclaim- up from II, sot. under General ships. Was it some of the iSi? ed to be, simply condign retail- Maxwell Taylor, who used to If so. did the North Vietnamese, atkn for in apparently point-, be chief of 'staff. The situation as It has been suggested In less attack, then there to little is distorted and language de- Washington, think the American cause to rejoice or even ap- based by calling these troops destroyer was covering- that prove. Only the Soviet Union advisers and their commander- action? And if so, were they stands to gain from worsening in-chief ambassador. On the r8tt or wen they wrong? of relations between China and other hand, he has neither the botereanditnl e7 the United States or from ei- power nor the tocal re.pon.i- .eord7n7tomr.ccIIIt.8the calatkm In the sea war. If on ltity of a true colonial gover- Amerlc,n ,hin ,.,, M ,.. the other band It was but' presumably might com th Baddies that U to no good 5nt " a. -j. w avinn; .! mi, or '".jrJ'r 'J - .rt InTen, ; to issiorin man rw. re nnmim jou The real situation to more complicated. America to slightly en th wrong foot even Juri- created North and South Viet i c-..k VI-. Nam at ail. though aH the other Powers concerned did. The North Vietnamese are rather conduct, a th great split. much face that they win not negotiate' until some further stupid "debt of blood" it ia 17-Hole Golf Course Below Par Idea rraai la Va-lfe. tiaiHMt "J"HE writer of a letter to "The Timet' of London suggest that golf should be made a game of seventeen hole. Brit- I Apportionment Anti Troubled r i ences By WALTER UPPMANN Uh golfers art at a disadvant- ALTH0U?H lt ta lbit ,wk- age . compared with North wara ana rauier wconven- American opponents, he com- lent to make ' Congraaa deal .plaint, in not having enough with apportionment at the tail apace to pracrtae. To overcome nd of the aeaaion, the Import- thia bogey, he would make the anct of the aubject is override eighteenth hole a practice ing. The real iaaue, as I ground. it, it whether reapportionment Many duffera on both tidea of State Legislatures, which of the Atlantic will no doubt necessary hut also far-look upon this fenced-in golfer's reaching change of habit and plea aa the thin edge of the custom. hould propelled wedge to enable them to deduct ov omething more than tne tix to ten (or more) ahott from Federal courts alone whether, their acore. The letter writer's that ia to say, thto great change proposal is not directed at help- ln " political balance of ing these club wieldera to break power ahould have also the a hundred but to improv the approval of Congress and t standard of play on British ubjecled'to the teat of Con-courses.' atitutlonal amendment Taking However, by this below par thia to be the purpose of the idea' he may be Just blasting Diriusn proposal, it seems to his way out of one rule bunker oul and in the end deeir-to land into another trap. Whet ol- s happena on nine-hole counts ' . -- ' if one hole la eliminated to THE heart of the matter is allow for practice? Twice.- that since about 1890 the around would make up7 Just United States, which was then sixteen holes aa against the pre- composed of two-thlrda 1 of posed seventeen hole bourses, people from firms and villages, A golfer on the, longer link ha. been transformed. Two-could be pardoned lor adopt- thirds of the Americana now ing a holier-than-thou attitude live in cities or In the suburbs. JF THE American bombing of can presence is incorporated in ships, but the North Vietnamese to hie rival from the shorter But- the apportionment of at the North Vietnamese baiea an army which la being built say it was South Vietnamese circuit wno wouia neea a suae least 44 or the Mate Legists a careful plan to bring on a ..T .r7 . searchlight was put . . tragic- -e,rehlih nut airy absurd. dib, rule to work out the score turn does not represent thia differential. . change. In these 44 states, leu It ahould be left to Biitish than 40 per cent of the people ingenuity to provide more prac- elect a controlling majority of tlce apace without tampering the Legislature. In 13 of these in thia way with the rules of states, one-third or leaa of the the Royal and Ancient game, people can elect a controlling The problem shouldn't stymie majority of the Legislature, a race or people who could While the statistics of thj create the most famous links misrepresentation cry out for in the world, the SL Andrews reform, it la nevertheless true course, built on a storm-swept (hat the problem here, unlike oart of nor- American situation to . .ceo-!.., tft -.he. -Prow Wert Promontory that of the civil rights bill a thankless, endless and tmi iw.7 Jutting into the North Sea. few months ago. is sot such There was surely more than Thfn , to no who Son bat:!.' ' - tSSL M" ""1.7 ' once Mid. is a of moral intolerable. negotiated aettlement then. game though h to obviously extrem- met the eye m last week's .iVTiT ffort. How could one justify There are also positive sd- ely risky, it may have good re- naval engagement. What were .1 w " lw. atepping on the evenieenin vanUgea in the Dirkten breath- suits In the end. the Maddox and the Turner Joy ZZ2. V-L' ' - , I1 mt0 ,nen?l)r It Involve Congraaa.. no First let ua took at the PR "'Z ,"T J? Vietnamew it never happened picture put out by the United jLt' Sjrf 'rZZl " Ag,in- Mr- McNamara's Sutes Administration f o r Ttt t,,em ' " friends at home and abroad. JlLS .Ll ,elu"v fired first. But The North VietnameM are had 71'" "jd ' ""Wg Kd and precis- because they are Communists. . " - I ton, even before the prior warn- the South Vietnamese are good k." ' T " ?jJ.Z m nd ultimatum could have , becsu they are antiommun- Hf. wJnTup .J- FrOlTl HanSaTtl there. Perhaps they were tratt- Lt JT' rrT i.'l J., . . rariu ui-ry wrw mu- awj fm.r PT k.. -i -! L. .. lu: B.a ala. erasing atmosphere of the tradi- only the Supreme Court, in the tlonal nineteenth bote, knowing problem of apportionment, and that one had skipped a hole? the pause provided by the Dirk- Short Bits vea ttwvtwum eat aw ess i iva, avrm irv t a. . a . . , tin ui , art wwt So AmericJi, which "V 77 " flePt troyn hull the North Dr. F. B. ftymar4 (C Shncoo lm wrvwana kaln tkm k- VMtna meS PT fnvvw) f?... tl. awiai thm VMtiumaaa DT l j . signals Intelligence mission or- tasu: ner. were .. oocr. fight the guerillaa who are oper- Lf"L" L 7-TTJ Tu.r ft was of course escalation entering sen rider may help to make the coming reapportionment seem lew terrifying to those who will lose by ft ' P OR many of ua this will hetp to assuage a troubled conscience about1 the ' dilemma posed by the Supreme Court's decision in the Alabama case and Mr.. Justice Harlan's d:i una m tut. , , , " tne ruwa or that, most 01 wnom came iron, uiw o-inio,. fha dlaaent- ful territory with North P7 , s' An American bomber crashed British Isles. The cost of rln- "".'""J'J VietnameM help. ' "rffrenc.. Mr ten milM from SX ,, these I DO doctor, would J g 2LS JZZ . . . ... .. .. McNamara said that on the . ...' . JT.--i-....i. tas -unimi in Mlntt bringing the affair of una nign wi dw c,.. ,k. i.aa. . " w roreea "7 , . ' North Vietnamese. PT boat, at- JTTrW. Z.lrZ 'nd could Canada. This Is a gift, tack an American dertroyer In "P 'Jf!L i"L to oecau the Vietcong V i-i the Gulf of Tonkin. This "ag- "ZSa .iLZ Z in the way. One natural Oppeeltieai Leader Dietenbik- the State Legislature into Uia Federal courts. . The opinion waa, in my view, unanswerable but for one enormous fact. " the fir engagement with the p?"0' V . """""V V P agamst toe umwo awes at pr su took otocei The North - .r V.T, r , . wotuo say tnai wier ui. uva 5ut Legislatures are Un- America,- in President John- Virtnam. rlaim it haneawd 1 .""I", w0 "r or promises that were made as u willing to reform themselves, .on', words, to a warlike act TuiJZL Tt ''' what co - ocr.tlve federalism The under-represented voUr. in aitlwugB a smaH one. ana mha ani tnr are, Mr , . ,' ",lf " would brirg about, we !ina tnai the cities and suburbs have America must therefor destroy M.rn'.oV J??? Jlk"y- J txperlenc since April ISO little or no power to compel the North Vietnamese PT boat. """I? , Union are busy washing m croperly toterpreted by reform. In thia situation. wnVn UuL . a - . irw f -r" J ...... r- j i T4t August I. .i-i- . . in their harbor, to stop H hap- a. "ZL, .ZT. Mnoj or soutneaat Asia. th, hraM "muddled uncertain, there is p.m. a reported the w HBbi Tlfeia MlH M.H ' r preached by , th high 7 ".". indubitable evil for This hat been a govern- which there la no known lege! of accidents. remedy, the intervention of :n . Supreme Court was th only a .tlvK M t torpedo attack and v, . i' Dnvki Orilkaw (NDP-Win, "V "T" " "c- that she intended to open fire In. ' " . " . t . nipeg J4orth): Tb minuter (of . ' c,lcV,,,,n self-defence, if neWry. . S4 h-rt h,v n .mmigratlon) to making a big 0,'wo vlu " "- tai worth taklne If It nart it k k.ll fk.i k "V. ana a on or those t'lOZT !",hf ' being attacked b7th of careful plan, and there sr, opening more Immigration of- -!!J ' TT!001"? Gaureemc'fiSrwhS: ?m 11 Zi D m" 1 ATZ iLk fir wltB r five-inch battery j.mtM RM,n- .nj H.t, n.!,t P1 rrem .GnT ..B,"S. t ,tL .-tin. JL.. "tta pm. the PTt continued nT on the suggestion that the those countries are pretty In- will etume. will be Clarified if their closing manoeuvre, and North Vietnam are now rep- telllgnt nd well taformed. That we, ',Jnf"u P" yards, each Wring on torpedo, tble settlement coR( why lbouM they sentation of the rural voters. '" ' . If this is the idea It is good. mmt Iroia ,Soe countries when On reason, which is a old at TT IS not clear who began V Amrlcn cannot beat the thty Have fun employment at the nation, I that th excit- H. Vietcong on land: a fact It home, and have had H tor the able working people In the 7 imTw uK-n mm preienoe last ball doten or more years, ciuea art not to o trusted -aa the human one. Th Viet- WMt fta M lunKs oee"7 of aa canny aoldier aa Max- .t .ki ih know w hav aeainat the atahla anil virtunua amese a re a Mahayana Bud- 14m Vietnamese, toking tup- well Taylor to discover. Th had large seal unemployment farmers, and that the repre- dhlst bopdI. lik other East P"M ou",? 01 anm 01 North vielnm with or th last It year.? ltMb1 M. rkl SAI Sfltith Vla4namaai lunba wuinaaw imp ' cannot Dear by history. Th Chines appear buiH and armed partly with ..X ,mn.. phJ to be minding their own busl- American funds? The North 5V. n nau at eot taTerferin. In North r1 . d "u" h" P"t out ... -rt.. rr " 'Vietnamese say tnat MOPSY tht for iom VMra, can only com .i.. previous Thursday someone had hy negotiation. The American weuiisw a a lean B-avaaj iium UaWg - ' . a. a . , . . other aid of tbearth who been bombarding their islands nb,ng m.y have been to gjv thus appear to be behaving ma of Hon Me and Hon Gnu. The lTIi-u. w iT.-TJ!! colonialist manner. Th. Amerl- Chine say It was America ttef i2,"5 t 25 Years Ago mm Tk liaiail Sat. 1 trtHM 1. HEARNE and hia aentatlv system should be constructed so as to prevent the urban masses from ruling th state. .-.-..i,'... This reason . could prevail when the city people were still minority. . It cannot prevail much longer now that thty J family arrived m Otuwa. nave oecom a preponderant He waa the first Eire High majority. , Commissioner to Canada. ' Evelyn Milla of the Royal Ot- gUT there ia another reason, tawa Golf Club with a on over . closely related in practice th Chines phrase-hat been. P" " 7" """""" .... . " ,T? 4 tv. r..u.. . aav on ner nome raurw. muijn pU, lt, ui Th exacted. ' . , . f .l. . Ji .L. Ml b t ii,. i...iu. .i Mil umrnu, mar n wt "- J ivium uiv wui wvanHnuniaia real- . .. .... .t - . . ,w i j toe that face I important wor, m,n vrT7?na "T. . XZlZJr. to Amerira aa it la to tK U Ut lirst Jwa cniraren wno - " wing mu Johnon'. f'j. aupremely opin, ! th. tmrtC hto'". Z imnortant to all nf ua. '. hxhiduiw iii-uwiiw . . - ------ Ottawa, more conservative. -gj5eZS-S V'J'o" which will FCXZ :? H. McLeod won th. City of Ot- confront th. auu. to how to th British hava. not, remain n7 1 ' in ia.ka men rather cool towird th bomb- construct Senate In which though all voters ar equal, th Senator will check and - aenro wui cmci ta as standi toanv mZmZl- H- Whwrett, aecrwary v, ing as sucn. and to any .erwwid . . . ' balance th lower house. request lor help from Cabot r"? "ln '"ZL aZa It Is not an inaolubl prob-Lodg. Thia war is not like i"" ,,TlJ,uu, Vtl lent- Th. states wiu hsv. ti Koj: that wM w'-rrJThTdJS M ,tn proNw bv Nation, action even if by Rus- fT making th Senatorial dlstricU ji.nd. ault. South Vtot Nam "V " ta Urger sod th numb of 8ti!-" l"!. n i J' Toront. tan """" Senator f EW,ThAWJ to "?f.k' . .lTiL nfT wi" atnfot reP"t much a ling legacy of (or- waa elected president of the C- constituency than mmi.t.kon .ll .id.Th "fl . mombr of the lownai, r adult in Vtot. Nam now Jama. Stanton, formerly of ry,. can ah ik who, village, have kn the editorial ataff of .The Ot- tort , CUrT.nd hlgh.r up by foreign plane an their tawa Journal waa appointed Thi. wiU tend to iv Uvea, first Japan, then pres. repreaentatlve of. Imperial SeMU)IL , broader Ww rrenc then Amwican. Airway at . Croydon Airport, a leu hurried view, mor honor! If th American ri really London. , , greater indepwdenc land ready to negotiat. perhaps me Fred Astalr and Ginger sens of responsibility French can get th message Roger.' co-starred in ah film Th ar way to refine th through. They stinjhav links of th atory ot Vernon d Irene will of th people wlhout In Hanoi. ' ' i Castl. - I obstrurlin it

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