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v- ' - ' Off- ! ' I Pi,",- I vV . i. I ' Bed Skelton wmtn't in Ottawa but a few minute Thursday before he broke .r out In one of hi Infectioui laugh. iThe vibrant funny-nun open tonight at the ' 2 Exhibition' Tint grandstand thow. Hi two-night atand ends Saturday and ln-JJ .- elude a matinee Saturday. ' . , --" , i . 'c- -i' - t.--' '?vv-VA'-V'.I :5- tfel ! ItmtUm fca) r ; . . '47 ;-. t A KID AT HEART Cigar puffing Red Skelton Joined the kid Thursday os) one of the ride at the Exhibition. With him ia bis - genuinely dciwvcs h is nn imnran m i lie 10 maae peopi iaugn. He starts at . I; J0 tonight at? the Crsndsund Show. t ;. JwmI Ph.io tr Dominiea ww.) 1 v v A JOKE ON THE JOKESTER - , . 1 i i Fuhtiyman Red Skelton took a walk through he unopen midway at the Ex-") , hibitkm Thursday night to look thing over. Crowds of autrjajraph seekers started ; ' , to appear from nowhere all through the darkened fun-world. But Red wa ready. (-J, led fun - world. Bi - He pulled out a pen and , LAUGHING ALREADY 4 V, i"7 L . - . - - - - start ea cignmg. ' - - The Ottawa Journal . -fRIDAY. ADOU8T 21, 1964 25 Skelton On-Stage Tonight i r ic tunas to WfVf.!. , - ... , . v J ' ft "J Maa Master Comic - 1 '- ' '' 'V . : .. .J night f or free triaPrun " daughter Valentin.' Red ij . (jeiraell (jr.i phots oochtwon wioni a ' - '"it v " By NEVILLE HAMILTON . of The Journal In Montreal they've probably forgotten the man who pocked St. Catherine Street with the doughnut-dunking routine. ' It was back in the thirtie that the carrot-topped funnyman made a bit there and claimed the name The Canadian Comedian.' . He came back to Canada Thursday night after 30 year of riotous success in America's movie and television studios. The1 carrot-top is still there (well most of it), be reportedly is every bit as funny1 now as he was 30 year ago and there are few here who would want to deny him The Canadian Comedian" nickname. - Our adopted riidtsn Is Red Skeitoa who Ik a Ottawa for tw night ataad, tonight and Saturday, at the Central Canada Exhibition. Red snovee front and centre tonight at tM at the grandstand with his offerings to Ottawa's 1M4 Ex. ''The warm and charming Mr. Skelton. hi wife and daughter at and chatted with reporter for an hour Thursday night In .that time Red drew a brief ketch of hi career which got under way back ia 1933 and 1S34 at Loewe'a Theatre in , Montreal. ; THE DUNKER It waa at Loewe's that Red first did the "doughnut dunker" which has stood up aa one of the funniest pieces of pan-' tomine to come down through the decade. And Red -(reporters, radio and television newsmen didn't think to ask him If be carried any other name) says he enjoys making - people . laugh today more than ever. . Not that be' changed hi attitude much. -j. v . "Whan 1 hear them laugh rat happy. They ptath ate on the stage . . . then Us a? t thea to flawe oat bow te) : pun ana oft," steads as . a credo of the coaalc. The man project genuine sincerity for what he calls a "miction In life to make people laugh.' ; SMILES AND SUNSHINE He claim belief that he u destined to a lire of smiles and sunshine. "What I do a much like any priest of a monastic order. Even a little laugh means it is all worth-while." say Mr. Skelton who' religion i beaic- ally Unitarian. . Ha took a abort swipe at the recent emergence of the "sick" comic who "spend aU then- time being sarcastic" - -: He Mid the new young comic who are soaring to prominence overnight probably won't last because they don't have a sound background in the theatre . . . "a filing system like I have, that ha a story ready for me always ... but It'i taken long time to build it up." Mr. Skelton, a young-looking . 93, aays hell give up the bust- new only "when Vm no longer worthy of the people." He flgarea bea only the . . . "secoad after the Ltd others who claka tlrat Red. hi wife Georgia and daughter Valentine took a troll through . the midway after the pre conference where the comedian clowned it tap trt high fashion to give photographera Held day. GONE SHOPPING The magic of the celebrity with him a children from eeemingly ao place to ask for his autograph, ft Hd made a brief television appearance and then . waa driven oft to hi hotel for the night r.-.-;.-7 ' Mrs. Slultoa confided that she hoped toutoiiuw te take the family on shopping ex-pedlUoa for aatlqmee for their 27-room home at Palm Springs. ("The home at ae big even ene ef the room has a room," say Red.) Tti return of "The Cana dian Comedian" should be good. He's lot' of fun. Huir child Fractures Leg Nicole Bisaon, nine, of l Carat Street. Hull, received a fractured leg and bruises to her face when she waa hit by a car on Montclair Boulevard, at St Joseph ' Boulevard, In Hull Thursday' evening. The girl Is reported m good condition la Sacred Heart Hospital. ; Police said' the girt ran mto the path ef car driven by Roger Talbeault, M, of J St. Onge Street. Hull. Constable Benoit Tetreault Invest A photographer lined' up the Skelton family Thursday night for a group picture, daughter Valen- -tina, left, seemed to have a litUtroubie holding a smile. It didn't last long. Father Skelton-cracked wise out of the corner of THIRD TIME LUCKY? Say Party Chiefs Chummier (By The CP) Prodded an by panorama of suggestions front -the Common, the flvei party, leaders, were , to mi again today the third round of talk seeking a wey out of the parliamentary flag . dead lock. And unlike Thursday's meeting of the five, which came en the heels of a snarling session of the Common flag debate, today: get - together follows a Commons sestloa Thursday that was distinctly mellowed by conciliatory suggestkmsC MORE PASSING NEEDS One. MP who stood back to take a detached view of the 12- day flag wrangle wa Marcel Lesaard (SC Lac St Jean). He said that if English Canada was going to be divided on the flag, Quebec wouldn't want K. There were more pressing need, and both skies m the Commons .should relax their stand and accept a compromise. There' has to be some tos of face here end there," said Conservative Ahin Hamilton, soggeetmg mat a Commons committee be eatablUhed to se lect a design that Parliement can approve unanimously. - H. A. Olson (SC Medicine Hat) urged the government to accept a single-maple leaf flag. as an amendment from an op position party, to make the new flag a non-party design. And he urged that party whips be called off ee there could be e free VOICE OPTIMISM The Increasing pleas for compromise seemed to give the five party leader a growl cheering section as they tried again to reach an agreement. After Thursday privet session they appeared more optimistic than when they glumly emerged from the first chat Monday. " The five tossed around various proposals and NOP Leader Douglas said H Is "possible, just possible" that a major com- promiaa would, be reached. Kingston Youth Killed KINGSTON P Robert David Cashrnan, 17, of Kings-ten was killed- Thursday when thrown through the windshield of hi coffee van after a head- on collision with a car on Highway 33, west tot here. Six person from the ear were In hoepital. 5 Mr. and Mrs. David Soule of Pkrton, and their children, David. 12; Bonnie, nine; Dennlt, even, and Johan, three, were reported in satisfactory condi tion m Kingston hospitals. . IF VOU CANT SMILE LAUGH his mouth, too quietly for '.One of the compromise cussed, it WaUL reported, wit 41 distinctive Canadian flag -with one maple leaf instead of three end the adoption of the Red Ensign, Instead of the Union Jack, as symbolic of "Commonwealth membership. Meanwhile the Commons will get a break from .the repetitious flag issue today as it tackles the TO AVOID FOREIGN CONTROL Wou Id Let Ins u ranee Firm Invest By DON HANRIGHT L of The Canadian Press ;. , ' The Cabinet ha approved the Idea of giving life insurance companies greater freedom to . Invest fat .commott stock. Impending legislation on thi move also will likely include, aorne attempt to prevent Canadian life companies from falling into foreign hand In the future. -: - : Both measures are ia line with the government's effort to . maintain ; and increase Canadian ownership of Indus trie m this country. However, it is understood that the legislation ia well down on the govenunet' list of priori tie, it i part of big package of financial legia-latiov Including the Bank Act amendment. These may not be reached until late thi year,- , V- . ,- : ; Life tnaurance companiee ia Canada now are operating under 1933 law that limit their ' holding of common (tock to IS per cent of assets. , The' law also Include a quality test for these stocks; They must ' have even-year dividend record. 'Speculation Is that the gov-' eminent favor an increase to 23 per cent. ';. ' ' In "theory, euch a move could bring a shift of more than S500.000.000' .away Gatineau Poinr Chief Permanent ; Gatineau point Police Chief Henri Feriand ha , received notice of permanent appoint- Bient. I Council decided by a majority vote to consider the nine-month period Chief Fertend served as a long enough proba tion period. v He was named, temporary chief last October, following resignstion - of Chief Roland Roberge. . ' - anyone else to hear, and Valentin burst out laugh- , ing. Mrs. Skelton and Valentin are planning a shop-' ping spree while father work- tonight and Saturday - night at the Grandstand Show. Journal Photo by Dominion Wtoti spending estimates of the department of forestry. Unless an unexpected, develop meat occur, the' flag debate will go into ft 11th day Monday.. 1 A usual, there were heated about across the Commons floor whenever a prickly point waa raised during Thursday's debate. When Mr. Hamilton suggested More in Stocks from, 'say, bond and aaort-' gages . and into common stocks. i - . . But that i unlikely to happen for various reason. On ON FORCES' EQUIPMENT H el Iye r Special (By the CP) Defence Minister Hellyer ha received a pedal report from a committee be established to suggest the most appropriate new anti-submarine weapons and equipment far Canada' armed, forces. 1 But, informant - said Thursday. K'will probably be late Fall before this study is translated into any construction contracts lor Canadian shipyard. There are a number of steps to be taken before the contract stage Is reached: a study of the report by the new defence staff, which will probably take the rest of this month; recommend-atkma by the defence staff to Mr. i Hellyer; discussion b tween the Defence end Defence Production departments on procurement; tubmissloaf of a new program to the Cabinet Defence committee. Treasury Board and, possibly, the full Cabinet.. Authorities declined to discuss the contents of the special report but ft i believed that the committee rejected 'on the ground of coat procurement of either a new long range patrol plane for the RCAP to replace the Argus in the 1170 or a new fighter plane for die Navy. : However, the report at by far the final authority In such matters, .. V . v .The. report t concentrated on s i effectiveness," meaning the beat ant) - submarine system available which the De- " on Flag Commons acceptance of committee decision, Stanley Knowies (NDP Winnipeg North Centre) asked him whether thi would mean debate would not be reopened. Gordon Churchill (PC W I n I peg South Centre) leaned over and (aid to Mr. Hamilton: "Don't commit yourself on that." Mr. Hamilton didn't. is the availability of Mich stocks, especially Canadian fawuea. ' Another ia the Investment policies of various hv surano companies. Gets Report fence Department could afford to buy. V - Canadian shipyard have been starved for defence order since Mr. Hellyer last year cancelled the previous government's plan to buy eight super frigates. Mr. Hellyer has said that new warships will be built te Canadian yards but has given no Indication whether they will be destroyers, submarines or hy drofoil boat.; . The Navy say It need large number of inexpensive ami. submarine craft, such as the IN ton Canadian hydrofoil stiH under development.' This hydrofoil Is expected to be ready for sea trials in IK , Other .naval needs are: some destroyer - size warships for control, communications and surace operations; tssager-range, faster and deeper running torpedoes: better detection gear, and one or two transport ships for United Nation peecekeep-Ing operations. - On the basis of cost and past government ' and naval, statements on the matter, most of these stated needs will prob-ebly be met. ... ' The government may decide to buy the American ASROC (ami submarine rocket) which it I. said, would be cheaper than the Navy's current tJLffO,-ot program ef putting helicopters on destroyers to Increase the detection and striking range 1 ot amps. " - :. -? -lr . w.r.,-.v-T'ttr . V -.