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The Ottawa Journal Mr- osscy on Conada Pub) take by . TM Journal PvblMiln Co of Ottawa IM 1ST Qunn II SM Spark mOJtawa. Oalarva. SATURDAY. AUGUST 22, 1964 'Come All Ye Brave ; v Young ,Shanty Men'.' , An early historian-surveyor by the name of Bouchette observed in 1832 that "the Ottawa River flows majestically through a fine and fair country." He told of the 'great river's - remotest sources far above Lake Timiskaming, from where the Ottawa issued 350 miles ' from its junction with the St. Lawrence.. , Writing in 1942, another historian of note. Miss Charlotte Whitton, recalled tlia airlu rlnu nf the timber trade that It has the unique distinction among centenary suggestions of not being Tragedy On the Lint Strong Tobacco f-VVeak Business - And the Commonwealth It Ts a nice point to' decide what part of Mr. Vincent Massey's speech to the opening of the Third Common-. wealth Education Conference deserves the greater praise: the short-course in . Canadian history which he gave the ' visiting ; delegates or his profound analysis of the Commonwealth today. Even Canadians who think they know their country will be given some fresh insights. For example, "We are not really a young or shapeless' country," Mr, Massey said. "We are in our fourth century " of settlement." Mr. Massey also spoke a truth which needs more understanding in Canada when he said that "Quebec is the home of French culture in North America and. so it is more than just one of. was to grow on this Vast river and it wr 10 provinces.' tnmiianes: . , -T , , "These were the hazardous routes whereby the raw product of a land's crude resources wis brought by men of courage and of daring into the reach of ships to, bear it to far-off marts, i Thence. In e change.' would come the good and lift wherefrom a nation'! life might flow, and qther men, learning vol the .country's " L strength and ipromise, were to seek out that land and crave a part in her growth and destiny."- -In the years since 1942 changes in the timber , saga of the Ottawa have been revolutionary, starting with the chain saw and ending t "who knows where there's even talk of a machine to reduce the lumber to chips on the cutting site and ship the wood to mills by jipeline..5-,. (,,jr Easy to appreciate, then, is the nostalgic hope expressed now -by Mr. When he turned to the Co m m o n- wealth. 'the second of the "two great political experiments with which Canada has been concerned." Mr. Massey's main point was that here is an insti-: tution with' extraordinary powers of adaptability, . :f Too many in Canada still cling to the illusion that the Commonwealth is the remnant of old empire, an un- changing vestige of another age and something to be preserved intact out of a sense of duty or loyalty. Mr." Massey. who could not be disloyal to anything, held the view that today's Commonwealth is "a supreme triumph in wild, zestful. fantastic, innovation." ,. How many Canadians have in their own thinking gone as far as Mr. Massey in believing that "we must abandon the idea of the Commonwealth as tin English institution" if it is to survive? Donnie Gilchrist, a step.- dancer and Yet Mr Massey must surety be right "Valley boy" of considerable note, in these flnesr From Chapeau down the Ottawa To the town of Fort Coulonge ! Lumber rafts will echo with French and. . - 'irish, -songs. - ! The Polish boys from Klllalo The Scots from Lanark .town The songs and tales of the shanty days Will ring out all around-.- That is what a lot of people hope will-happen all the way down the Ottawa in ,1967, for it seems Mr. Gilchrist's proposal to re-create the good old timber days by building lumber rafts and stopping off at valley towns for old-fashioned merry-making is an idea capable of linking the valley in a common Centennial cause. '- i ' . . Apparently It would cost' a good many' thousands of dollars to build the lumber rafts and take them apart at each hydro dam along the way. There The past, important as it is. must not be allowed to dominate the present. British legacies to World civilizat i o n i rank with those of Greece and Rome. ; They will be remembered and t cherished. But the world moves on and . the forces at what were once the outpost , of the 'Commonwealth ' are as powerful as those at Its centre. The Commonwealth's role today, the .role of this conference on education, is to make stronger the ties which do exist, keeping this precious link to bind people and continents together. ! - , let's Use Our Brains' Thirty-five', teenagers from acrou Canada have been spending their Summer holidays "thinking." They were chosen for the, Royal Canadian Inst) rule's Summer Science Seminar -Vat Lakefield for the first five weeksand rhas been some hopefut talk of valley then here in Ottawa last weekSo re- iumuer companies geiiing oenina tne freshing did they find the- experience idea. ;-. , : t v - A 4 .i v that they pleaded as with tone voice:' There would be fiddling and dancing, -why don't our schools ask us to use bacon and beans, wood-cutting demon- our brains fot more than memory strations. perhaps a revival of birch- work?" It is a challenging question, bark canoe making, and who knows i the Saturday Section today is a how many different ways to brina the faiil.tii.a r-.. k. ...,..1 old Ottawa back to life. -I ... T? -r It is a project for the "men of courage and of daring" that author Whitton wrote of, the "brave young shantymen with broadaxe. gaff and pike whom , "ryr Squqnng I the Hexaaort Conversations - between : a Journal man and architects about whether the dull. . In the sunshine of yesterday morning the start of the train Journey to Mont' real must have been pleasant and the passengers could expect a restful Journey and timely arrival. Yet disaster was at hand and death. The entire community fee) a shock like this we all couldhave been there. There are Journeys of risk and dangers, but 'the railway run to Montreal is as daily as sunrise and has come to seem as safeas a walk beside a meadow. Such air accident is the kind of thins that changes us all. Just a little bit. a. a -a--a V'-a- ''.'a. a-a. ' -a. a.H..a-a"a-aaa"-aW w a -a. a--a--a -a 'V'-a ---.. i i , - &arMnvimwwvHWitM.mmmi m yyaaaaweaaaaaaawaaiaiiiL)aa aa mammmmmmmmrmmmwmmrmwmmmpf .... .. r, . . -. .." ... . . ... ... v ,i . - -M- .-- ...-. .. -,.v i ,. . ..' ,v 1 . -,- S' ' i . ' ? - 4 1 : . vL l i v ; , v riu U tkm Parliament Hill virtu ml ikt Canadian Centrr tor iht P trior mint ArlM. Eliin Strttt U Ik right, tkt Rideau Canal on th left, and th propottd National MuMtum at rtar. Tk mainlhtatr building, or opera kouti, will teat 2J00-2JM parsons, tbkil tk smaller tkeatr to itt Itft will kald lS0.St ptrsont. Talal rati tk prorrt. including undtrgrpund parking facilitiet, it attimatrd at SISfiOOflQO. ,' v . ' - - , Squaring the Hexagon JT IS now about three weeks since she preliminary "design of the Canadian Centre for the Performing Arts was made public. outweighed criticism, and perhaps the doubts stand out by contrast (Doubts about the proposed seating capacity of the main theatre are contained In a letter elsewhere on this page.) A doubt lingered with us. merit of Public Works. Was there too much By BRUCE YEMEN ff The Jearaal square-style buildings on west side of Elgin Street; the king are reported on this page today, bants. Dimakmouloe, Leben- on a smaller scale than other tlttjl. la .aaMu Ia.. Ik. MLMttM. S... artll . ... ulu -- - ., He spoke highly of the 'use made of the slope down to the hi mm v... weal ure Hinauuii lia 9 .- - m. wimuiia maiiiri . - Letter to the Editon: arts centre buildings are orient- seemed to provide for a division season, the following major specially true for the folk mos-ed to the line of the canal. They of the arts centre Into two fairly attractions of the world wHI be' J, and popular - attrac- present an angular wall to fclgin aistincr levels mat of ' oiii- taught to Montreal's Place dee 1 "on that appeal to we younger In that Mme praise baa vastly Street with its heavier, tiller clal Ottawa" up above buildings. "human Ottawa" at SIRS: lot to do with individual taste, the , Mr. Langford bad feared a " s a question not easily art- ' "" . T, exoerta emohasiza three noints which "pre-cas concrete canyon" at swered, and perhaps one not an- P""" m me am cemre L .u. . serve as useful background for opinions Confederation Square., But be awerable at all beceuse of the and further discussion: "PW "X w" " " T Saturday's Notes The girl who thinks that M man Is gOHIg 10 DIDpen. , 7"" v"" a uaaaira,. W man . - '-' A theatre is by nature an in ward-looking structure. There kave been experiments with outward-looking theatres." mak-' mg extensive use of glass, but ; this sort of theatre is consider-; ed more appropriate for -a park- sculptur.. in Its effect and tunc- Und ,,,. , lor , More Seats Needed For Better Shows their tickets if the seating ca- ih their hexagonal design, the canal - The several terraces nuniNG tha eomins concert paclty s not realistic This is Arts (J.0 seats): the Lenin- ponwo " " pop. l0f grad Ballet, the Royal Ballet. . Treble Clef Presentations have Teen what, we asked, of the ll th their pedestrian tht New York philharmonic Or- refrained from presenting many view from across Elgin toward promenades. ... , chestra and the Molseyev Dance these aigner .pnceo airrec- the theatre. How attractive will When we wondered about the Company, a large wall, unbroken except suitability of the proposed build- With one exception,, these out- by its angles, appear to the ings to the skyline of graceful standing groups will not be eye? , spires, he called the skyline brought to Ottawa because of The . ouestion, according to "spiky" and spoke of the stronk the limitations In seating ca- Mr. LanafonL will be best an- gothic lone of the area. In this oadtv (1.3M seats) of the What about those seemingly , .1 . .l. i-.m k.ui.M r..i.t . .tui possibility here, we were told. Then-tthere is the important a Uen-WBilf S MSV nilMfiUUIl ii Its audience 4 . , Our new National Centre for WW awesw eweeae r" lions, rather than, bring them to an arena, where most of the audience would go home feeling unhappy about the poor sight and sound. If these same performers were presented in a the- the" New atre of MM seats the prices blocky hexagonal theatre build- eventually outlined against a could be seen as admirably sinv York Philharmonic 4s brought "u'b1' " rJ"5" Jv. i ..1.1 u. 1 1 .... t.ihri.. k.ru. ,k. u.. ni. -a rnw44i.i aMttau. a.. Kara, m Bin h nMiaaat m B-r. ol those mterestM in atienaing ford, chief ' architect Building ' 01 An ""Ice or an area already more thaa rich form in the Y-Auditorhim. which W attraction., Construction Branch! Deoart- "rt.mt la a future ... ornate archiuctuna. . - Is fair neither the erchestr. -Construction Branch, IN OUR bidding to Depart-.. f bring the major artist 'and at- - ae aw ... . a of - teutonic view of the JariUimeot Build-; Wfc -"'"u; mner lac- tb porm Arts wHI pro- ractkms to .Ottawa; we are n solidity here.- oa the flank t inga from the west end of the Confederation Squared - Mackensle Xing Bridge. The ; -'.-;..-.-.- vlw will-remain. wWi PWHla-' ' ; , r. ment Hill as the, backdrop for QUR nneasiness, about too- the arts centre. ' -. i solid buildings was not a - feeling unknown ta" Mr. Lang- pn)S the theory of archl-inrri .h Mnrauntaat th. rliM i Mctural relativity Is im- (the Federal Government) m -portant fn considering this arte Mr. Gilchrist would like In ratlv 'munrl . j . r. . .. ... centre! We were left wonder- u. 1 " ' ,lu,vl:""" imiiuinga pouAea ,iur -on- dealings witn tne arcniien ttne m.: does a "solid" bulldins ba Ottawa. the leoeraiion square are noi too v stern- Montreal firm of Affleck. Des- come less solid because It is r amp)e eOSCC OH ItS BUgO COmpeWlOW W1UI mn. a- uncomfortable feelings about ta BMt aB. requiremrnts, but cities of North America. -fees, solidity less ancomforuble, V hl proposed seating-capacity and available, time are twe of not less vague. ' only to J.J0. ThU means the most important eonsidera- One was the perhaps philoso- (hat the better ballet companies. Hons. A Rubinstein r Kingston phlcal point that a theatre Is operatic companies, mislcil Trio wlH, because of tbeir Ux built more from the Inside out comedy roadshows etc.. . will brackets, give only a limited than vice versa. In the same .tin hvnax Ottawa or else an- number of performances each tC the ultimate proof of the pu, a buildings and under season. Consequently, their man- pudding ts what goes oa inside conditions where their talents agers send them where they can how the design there assists he wasted. Aa the cost of make the most money. Large the theatrical experience. . . touring attractions continues to groups, such as the Motseyev " e rise, more and more of them and the Royal Ballet, have very The impressive list of ad- i simply retuse to appear m ruga 1, p- - ' eessary to cover these expenses. com RON C once described The alternative, where a zie not awn as 10 ian uie iiamca j , - 1. ...mi i. ti aal of doubt. Nor t. the record of ef,r P" TZ.L ZSZTZL ttm to achievement of the archhec- tructedla another city as ana- the tkket prices from IIJ.OS to .The arts centre is orimarilv a the- . turB, rm ,hi. but reas- logous to Vbuyiiig a tuxedo lor . TK. .. "TT aouaaa U o hi. k.UI4i... -Ilk SllMng.. - ' , ' . ' "" houses if not big buildings with snring. atre, not simply an embellishment to . ij.in. i-iia. Confederation Square; ; t G' ,v, ,,,. , certain inflexible inside needs It is being built With tha advice of , the project into three separate !hat mur mw7 arts experts rrom across tne country and beyond; ' .-..,-";' ..' It must be seen in relation to its surroundings now and in the future. The evidence of ability, open-minded-ness and amiability on the part of the leaders in the arts centre project is impressive. So is their confidence that they are doing what is right for the Confederation Square area,, i . main structures had minimised the bulk. But why not something mors . elegant or softer? Mr. Langford explained that the massing of the three arts centre structures Is essentially At this many details - -p. Ikla la aW In tie tlOSL .. . A. .l .1... f. Ik. II.HMI I ataee Ihere are so the ease wttn our naiionai urn- aj in. "f "TI. m ia ur that it be Centre now stand, the opera- m. rln. Vh. kept occupied as much of the ballet hall would be large mA..kCiln,L,h!.,rtt time nossib. 1. order to enough to support a local sym- embellishments still to tic be decided that It Is ffieuk for the vaguely doubting . lay do this It will be necessary to phony, a local ballet company, make a compromise between as well as a number of toe ring 1 j 1 - f .1; MHmaaUi ftf naraTMIS ?a "C,P bloVat-rthV pi u wTen look mi A model , . financial facto of life. , coureglng development of Caa- " ' " The main hall of the Centre adian talent than Just pnmd- Z Srd7. Tld SS. wboutd have a minimum seating ing a hall for performers. The and that is hardly a valid view " . . -n... ki. .1.. m m hear, and and that is hardly a valid view - " n.. ait ' nHy w bear and Tey are " three very defi- cl, , mur and autmcuve sculptural Generous use of glass In the . - we might never see the real ")ble th good or- ork with the but performers statements." be satd. lobby areas will allow a beeuu-i ! Perspective. iSrSsaita basbees ta the world should also be V' The design shows restraint, ful outward view of the square. iJhl """IL,! PTZL ". nroven b the new State Theatre provided, to encourage higher evtm 10 the point of archlteo the Gatlneau HHIs and the Par-1 niB twi" ,' !L lh Mew York Lincoln Cen- standards here. A seating ca- tural understatement,, and this liament Buildings. , ... 1 ndr ' f with traffic J"", ,ht Ntw York paclty of IJOt-l.m means ths was right end fitting, said, Mr. But given the task of putting 1 flowing past Is not confined to .thar hsnd. Arts Centre will be bypassed Langford. .;. . , 1 , r a building on that property aim- - we are toio. Aa arcm- .. .. .'. 1.. 1 .1,.. . 1 ... - 1 an-n ian. mi mini n.M div na-.uiuv uva fauarv. tect's science Is m large oflfarl fnouoh for her nftpfi never finds. 1 . .. r ........ ' . . . m..ai,ta m mA kia A.im miM A r!nmmnna rnmmlitaa k. ku. L..L , 7, vl t wanted a more expressive build- arcniiecrs, we suspect, wouia " "'" , " . , a commons committee has been look- out for sure. - ' L. 1.. .jj.j . . um .. ,k. , show his intention. But for estl- ing int6 smoking, specially jmoking of Canadian tobacco. It doesn't like what it smells. With the, Johnson Goldwater debates ruled oft television, the Whole field Is ' vFor - Instance: ; production 'of pipeleft to football this. Fall. tobacco in Quebec has fallen from 3.- - . 000,000 pounds a year in 1M3 to 150,000 The' U.S. umbrella Industry expects pounds in 1963; and purchases of On- to top S50.000.000 in sales this year and tarlo cigar tobacco have dropped at pessimists will concede .them a good such a rata that 1,000.000 pounds of chance. the 1963 and 1963 crop are still unsold. ' v - ' , with an expected average yield of Bernard M. Baruch. the adviser to 5,500,000 pounds more to be harvested American Presidents, says at S4 that "this) year. 0 .--! - j t a 1 -. ; ! V ' -1 he wishes that ha felt "S3 or S3." That What's causing smokers Canadian should encourage most of us not to - and foreign alike to wrinkle their worry about feeling our age., noses at our cigar and pipe tobacco? . - V - It's "too strong.r says the commit- The word crucial" is defined in a tee. Mildness, not "what's up fronU'! dictionary as "decisive between two really counts; and our tobacco doesn't . hypotheses" and we note that football have it. What's more, the milder; teams are bashing, each other's hypo-smoking trend is not a4 new thing, and theses, already this year. ; the committee says if tobacco growers j ' ' ; '1"$. ' had been told this 10 years ago they A British psychiatrist suggests the would be better off now. They weren't answer for his neurotic fellow psychl- i told apparently because market re- atrists is "ruthless self-analysis." It search is a crying, unfilled need in tha wouldn't be" complete without the iodbcco inaustry. , .f . The committee would like some research , into making tobacco - milder, into, cutting production costs, and Into those chemical additives that give pipe tobacco a pleasant aroma. In short it therapy of receiving tha bill took S3 CBC men to cover the Cana- cfiaa rWtam am If fttftirtia man t m halh likely to Impose; on, but not necessarily' complement,' the Confederation Square scene. . It Is Important that the arts centre buildings be meaningfully related to each other both artistically and functionally he aatd, but also they must exist In a natural relationship with the environment. He Illustrated this en terras of views: itc ' . "- One of the many ways of looking at the centre Is from Confederation Square Itself. - . A Prom here, : the arts centre will be seen against the back' drop presented by the proposed national museum, which will be a more Impressive building than generally imagined. ' . ' A massive rectangular piece , of "ctosure";! stretching from I Elgin Street to the canal, its1 long roof-line and 'three penthouses, with lots of copper end green to blend with the Parliament Buildings, will ut above the theatre. Against this back-strop the arte centre's sculp-1 tural' quality takes on- new c mo.. . w. . .i... i. "nlng. forming a pleasing . " "-j. "i-a counter to the museum.' . . . -, ...'' . . e e. --- vjr-rurra . i . . French and English radio and tele- -A T!2 J T' -.7al wants more fire in the smoke business, vision. They might have been mora awJ ,rom h the ii sounas iiKe gooa laea, uh win upset u lecnniw aiuicuiues naa in frt b atalnst the ItMft ihm hWrin lnrfiitn frnm tminnT Imirae4 th rmiriM mnti iWmrm mnt .Laak.akM. . keep the tobacco industry from, going down, without smoke. ve waaow aa'W varavswv asaaav waiava V BSiniira VI UU1UW II VIIBWH, no one to fix them. - ' , and particularly they large nation of the total result, he must wait like the rest of us gUT no matter, we went on for 1M7. to talk to another, archl-i So Is there, after all, too ted known for his orwsrd- much of teutonic solidity ta the looking views about building In arts centre? WlH H grace the she National Capital.' Ttaughv square? Architects suggest we critical of some government - should, wail I uwl many years prelects in the oast, be thousht after INT lor the surroundins Nothing was said; breath held. A night-hawk screeched l And in the long deserted miners' hut We saw a ghost of motion, cables cut ' ..'1. . v And motor dead, seeming aa if H knew 1 Someone would come, it waited In the dew- - ' Damp-spider-mould of dusk. Its tractor1 wheels ; ' Firm on a bit of track, the crank in place . , . . ' ,,'r Time lost, but proud, the way n old man feels ' When his work's through . , and no familiar face. V W2 Eastbourne Avenue, . ?- . , Ottawa. MARGARET REMPEL. A- Philharmonic Hall In the same centre, with only J.40 aeats. has had acoustical problems from the very beginning. ,:' Another, and very important consideration, is the price which Ottawsns will have to pay for the arts centra design aa excel-; skyline to change, as architects THE British Government laml anl.lllM. a . jlIiri.U ' .k.. aa k.MM ...ktM. . .'. IIJ Mn.MMn, MMl. .mi, wv'ih.vm wv m iiiiiivuinw) ,mii ... wviwi ..v.uia - vl ,- aBIIVU aui a J lem of space. ' - j uln answer to that question. I Feldspar Mine t Perkins a"ur la Lac, Quebae) HfE FOUND a snake-path Winding up a hill Polished by rain and hearty with the scent Of berries, overripe, and spilled from bent , Bruised bushes, . Suddenly the still. ! Sweet softness of tne, maples swept About our bodies, and the alders wept Against our bare arms, parting twigs on route. Slipping upon the long lain foliage, mute Beneath our feet in travelling, we reached The solitary summit. Looking down On lade of feldspar, granite-pink and brown, ' ada by . the greatest , artists and groups, or If brought here they will . appear at astronomical prices, . ' , -r ,. ' H. CLATT. The Treble Clef, ,J Ottawa. . , , 25 Yeare Ago Short Bits mas Taa aasnai at as, tt, 1 From Hansard Aasusts Caaaawtte(L Lot. Ing of Parliament to toke spe- blntere): Here I speak on bs- cial defence measures to deal half of the immigranU whe with the critical European situs- come to Canada aad are sur-lion. The reaction was tense prised to see that as soon ss with Germany concluding. a French speaking Canadians eon-aggression pact with Bus- realise that their name has a . sia. Joachim von Ribbentrop foreign sound they have a tea-was negotiating for. Mirier. He dency to speak to them in Eng-aad at one time lived ia Ottawa. Hth- Canadian . exports to the French Canadians show a lot United States m July totalled thoughtlessness whick should t41.tSl.l2T an Increase of tt per remedied if we want our cent over July. 1M. ' fevances to be Justified and R. Roy . Simmons, Aytmer ccePted-: ' . , . East, won the Sheriff Samuel' . - ' Crooks Trophy for poultry and M""k;C-MI: ' livestock Judging at the Central .ut"i lUa affairs are to Canada Exhibition. -f : ao way1 related to cltixensbip ; The Manottek. Women's Insu- "J IfxaMea, Clllienshlp tore won the highest number of Jm"! g,r'tio? 'l pomts and N.vTwi bad the -J ZJZ&JPS: kLt atlvl mt Iha CaMral faa. 1" 1 WOU,t that the Nr'w .rtn.Ttl film ''feflt. It might.be Niven were starring In the film cr,,, by providi,,. , , k. necneior inoiner. ; . aociate minister of cttiienshlp At the Central Canada Ex- ,nd Immigration who would klkllUa fal xklMraa kkj M. -. i.- 7. ., . . .. . . - ' - t a " aia iuii lima iu irraian ai- junior nuniaiat owmj - lairs. II'..- I -VY a, ! .

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