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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 19

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17 SATURDAY, AUGUST. 22, 1964 Convention Fight Civil Row Democrats? By DOUGLAS B. CORNELL ATLANTIC CITY (AP) Three bull oads of Mississip-pians tolled on to the Democratic convention scene Friday and heralded the possibility of another roaring, party-shatter ing Civil Righu row and a throwback to 1948. The convention openi Monday to pick President Johnson for president and the man hel wmnti for running mate. This will be routine. But Democrats usually stir up a fight about something frequently civil righu. This time it is simmering in two spots, in that platform com mittee and the credentials committee. Party leaden are hunting for a way to keep H from boiling over onto the convention floor and winding up with bolt of Southerners' such as they staged 16 years ago in Philadelphia. Both Alabama and Mississippi are Involved now, a they were then. MAIN MENACE The main menace to Demo cratic harmony centres In the determination of delegatea of the Democratic freedom party of .Mississippi to keep the regular Mississippi delegation from being seated at the con vention. The freedom Democrats are largely Negro; the regulars are all white. It was the former who came ia by bus Friday.' prepared to take their battle to th convention floor. But the first- significant rounds will be fought In the credentials committee, at Its flrat meeting today. The freedom Democrats con tend they went barred methodi cally from taking part in the choice of the regular Democratic 'delegates. They, also contend the latter have s min ed the national ticket In the past the last time in 1960 and may again this year. FLOOR FIGHT Party officials and Presi dent Johnson want to snuff out a floor fight before starts, sine a victory for the Mississippi regular! , might .i .. MAYBE IT WAS JUST A BAD MAYORAL MOMENT, or a slip of Her Worship's pen ... but Miss Charlotte Whitton in writing to House of Commons Messenger and Dancing Man About -Town Donnie Gilchrist, began her "I am hopelessly overwhelmed in the present duties of the Mayor's office . . ." ' ': She was writing to inform him that his Idea in which the Centennial Commission hi showing an interest of Ottawa and the Valley celebrating the nation'a 100th birthday by re-enacting an old-time "Square Timber" river drive, is .simply "too big and too imaginative" for the Capital to undertake. The proposal, set out first by Civil Servant Gilchrist in The Journal; of recreating The Big Timber Days" on. . the Madawaska. Bonnechert and Ottawa, with chantymen driving the rafts from Mat-ttwa to Quebec City, was Just "so substantial," she wrote, that only the national and provincial Centennial uthorftie together could bop to handle it Undiscoureged. Song-and-Folk-Dance-Man Gilchrist In reply has written to tell her that only she, "the greatest historian of our Square Timber days," ha the knowledgeable background to take It in band and make R "the masterpiece production of the whole Centennial year In all Canada. . -1 am hoping to have the privilege of teaching Your Worship a step or two or four from my 'Broad-Axe Clog.' so .that If you are yet . our Mayor In "67 when the timber rafts arrive at "the Capital, we can pull on our Rights to Split hurt the ticket among Nego I vvtci a ill ew iwi lie waassv ( I . seating of the challenger, might swine white votes in the South to the Republican nominee Barry Goldwater. Johnson has been weighing three . possibilities: seating both, on seating only dele-j gates who promise to support his ticket. Representatives of st least two Negro organizations are prepared to demostrate on behalf of the freedom Democrats, out side the convention.. Tft bring the Mississippi Issue to roil call showdown on the convention floor Monday Will take a majority Vote of eight delegation!. The freedom Democrats say they can count on at least 10 delegations California, Colorado, the Dis trict of ' Columbia,.' Masse chusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Oregon. Washing ton and Wisconsin. eron : -.. To Return? MADRID (Reuters) For mer President Juan Peron of Argentina was reported Friday to be determined to return to his country this year. Deposed by e military re volt in September. 1955, Peron went into exile and has been living id Spain since 1960. A communique issued Friday night by Peroniata leaders after t week's discussions with the exiled general at his villa on the outskirts of Madrid, spoke of Peron'a "Irrevocable decision to return to Argentina la the present year as a deter mining factor of the unity and pacification of all the Argen tlnUUM." -r "i OLD STRUCTURE , SANTA FE Calmed to be the oldest public building m the U.S. is the Palace of Governors located m this dry. It is more than 341 years old, according I to historians. . Hill Talk By Richard Jackson v logging boot - and do chorus or two together." As what he hope might , be the clincher, he has written rhyme, "Clog Dancing and Sea Pie," addressing It and dedicating It to Mis Whitton. It start out racing: "Come W you strong young shantymen ' "With broad axe gaff and pike "The timber drive I roaring down "The Bonnechere tonight "The foremen shout ' the - drive I on, . "Pack on your gear, hur- rahj . ''..' ' "For we're rafting down to ' Montreal " ' . ' "On the mighty 'Ottawa.-And with the earn swift pace It rolls on for another 13 vigorous verse. . y ;Cv- '-. HAVE PEOPLE FINALLY HAD ENOUGH of politics diluted through a radio microphone and a television tube, and now prefer to take them atra(ght?; , The Conservatives are beginning to think . so after mora than 2.000 picnicker turned out last week-end for Mike Starr's barbecue at Brooklln, near Oshawe, for. Opposition Leader Dief en-baker, ; ' .' Just a couple of week before 3,500 turned up to beer the Conservative leader at another picnic-barbecue In Paul Martin' "personal political preserve" of Essex County, paying tt-a-head for the privilege. .;- ,j " ' These political picnic art real , barbecue -spectaculsrs, with maybe two or even .three whole beef .carcasses tumlrig f on " the apita, and whilo-sproned butcher The Ottawa Journal Economic Chaos In Cuba? Drastic Cutback In Buying Abroad Seen as Tip-Off NEW YORK (UPI) Cuba has ordered, its foreign trade reoresentatives overseas to sus- further .,bro,d( . . . j I0urCM Mld ioi- J They said that only parts and supplies needed for the sugar land nickel .industries and medical research centre were excluded from the order. The drastic cutback was in terpreted to mean that Cub has spent more than it has taken In. and now must re trench. The order confirmed recent National Foreign Trade Council speculation based on reports from the Financial Times of London and the New York Journal of Com mere that near chaos ha its own ' Snanrea would force Cuba to suspend credit for foreign porchasea ' '-v Bank sources said the stop- buy edict Issued from Havana last week also ordered an end to all negotiations not falling within the exempt categories. and suspension of all letters of credit including those tot purchases already made. ' .. u The order clarified hitherto unexplained recent shifts in top Cuban economic posts. In the past seven weeks, Cuba has ousted Regino Boti as .economy minister, Marcelo Fernandez as president of the Cuban' Na tional Bank. Major Alberto Mora as minister of foreign commerce, and set up an un precedented sugar ministry. The hew Cuban economic crisis also was assumed to be behind recent insistent peace feelers directed at the United States. Bank' sources, said Cuba's present plight could be attributed to the crash of x world sugar prices, compounded by amateurish buying and handling of credits abroad. Cuba's travelling commercial agents shuttle , constantly , between European and bloc capitals try' ing to obtain critical goods. Ex perts said waste as well as overhead wes tremendous. The sources described Cuban credit as no stronger than the sugar maiket . and they pointed out the sugar market is in state of collapse. standing by to slice off thick. Juicy ' an4 hotly araoking alicea. . CONVERSATION OVERHEARD in the Liberal Commons Lobby . . . ' , . . Old . pro , sportsman Lester B. Pearson is speaking to young pro ' sportsman Leonard R. Kelly. ., "Say. Red. I want to talk to you about Tokyo and Peterborough, too." ' Tokyo fa) where Toronto Liberal MP Leonard Kelty is going, to represent the Canadian Government at the Winter Olympic .. . . end Peterborough is where Maple Leaf hockey star Red. Kelly I going, to train with the Stanley Cup Champa. OPPOSITION .LEADER DtEFENBAKER got into the a port ing orbit himself this week. ' -'.-l'y . '' Visitor of note at hi Centre 1 Block Office was Whipper Billy Watson of pro-feasional wrestling fame. Witnesses to the encounter say the Whipper and JGD tried litUe wrist-twisting.' sometime known as sit-down Indian wrestling. , The Whipper took it m two quick put-downs, but he had the good grace to say it Wasn't easy. . ,. v "4 r -NOTE ON NOTICE-BOARD Just inside the Centre Block' Senate Entrance: ! ;' "Found spectacles (eyeglasses variety.)" "In our chamber," chuckle Newfoundland Liberal Senator, CoL A B. Baird, "what possible other kind of spectacles could on expect?" A SO YOU'VE BEEN WONDERING if owning and rent- Carnage, Chaos at Train Wreck Su (From Page One) Dr. W. C. Tweedie, Rockland coroner, worked through the day and into the night trying to establish positive identification of the victims. They all died Instantly w a t a Czopyk's heavily-loaded gravel truck lammed Into the aide of n coach on the fast moving train out of, Ottawa bound for Montreal. The coach, a dining1 car and a parlor car were jarred off the track and careened along the right-of-way ripping up track and splintering ties. WRECKED CAR, Mrs. William. Woods, widow of a former CPR employee, was wakened by the crash and came downstairs to And the porch and front rooms filled with iniured snd the wrecked car leaning against a big poplar tree 20 feet from her back door. , MRS. WILLIAM WOODS . . . helped Injured Ah- Marshal Hngh Campbell, former chief of the air staff; Jean Lac Pepin, Uberal MP for Dnaamond Arthabaska; Howard Grafftey, Conservative MP for Brome Mlssiquol and Ernest Steele, ander-secretary of state; all told aimilar stories. Mrs. E.H.L, Burpee had just sat down to breakfast with her 10-year-old son Thomas when the car began to ahake and shudder. They escaped unhurt. So did Douc tones. 17-year- old son of Commons Committee Clerk Eric Innes, who was. riding in the coach hit by the truck. WILD FLIGHT Aline Lortle of D1 Amour Drive in South Null vu holding aix-y ear-old Luc Seguin on her knee when the car began its wild flight When came big one of these big new modern office buildings to some Federal Government Department wouldn't be the answer to - your financial problems and worries . . .? ... Ever seen the Public Works contract you'd have to sign. Just to provide for the building's housekeeping? It specifies 123 Jobs that must be done dally, weekly or monthly to keep everything from ash tray to waat baskets cleaned and polished. Whet's with ash trays? To be emptied and damp-wiped daily, washed of stains, with the content to be disposed of In a seperate metal container." ' And wast baskets? , To be emptied and the Interior dusted daily and washed, when required, with outside surfaces to be scoured of stains monthly." Now,, about office furniture: '' " ' "To be dusted on horizontal surfaces dally using dust control method. ' '" "Exposed vertical surface to be dusted weekly. "Boardroom and executive suite to be dusted on both vertical and horizontal Bur- faces' dally and kept free of finger marks at all time. "Boardroom and executive auitaa to be cleaned and . polished four (4) times yearly. i "Empty shelving to be dusted dairy. . ' "Bookcaaes to be dusted dally, without books being removed, with glass door to be cleaned on both sides anonthlv. ,'.' - "Upholstered1 furniture to . be vacuumed weekly, and .leather furniture dusted daily , and damp wiped and polished t 1 T0wr i 1 w is 1 1 d rvivors t After that there are. stilt another 114 different clean ing chores to do. - - ':. ,'.'" A ;, : '' to rest they slid out s1 window unhurt. ,- But . many . weren't so lucky. . - . Father lassond lost a foot when he was pitched through a window. Although a policeman found It and rushed it to hospital, doctors said it was too late to attempt a graft .. For Gladys Barnes of 30 Walker Street in Hull, it vu her second miraculous escape from a serious accident between Ottawa and Montreal A few years ago she escaped injury when her car overturned. when she was coming home for the weekend from work with the National Film Board at Mont, real. CARNAGE,' CHAOS ' " ; A nun who survived,' Sister Mary Alberta of Philadelphia, said she crawled from a win dow to find carnage and chaos. "Everything was in shambles,'' she said, describing the in jured. . One woman was cradling the body of n victaa and kept repeating "She's say Mrs. C Rath well, whose general store was turned into an emergency hospital, said she heard . the truck' brakes an instant before the crash. W. G. Untrywho lives right beside the crossing which is marked only by a wood cross- arm signal, said he dashed out after the crash J to find the truck shattered and Mr. Czopyk dead." DISASTER PLAN Ottawa and Hull were tern porarily stripped of ambulsnces to convey the injured to city hospitals. At St Louie de Moatf ort Dr. WUbrod Cormier, meat- cat director, said preliminary reports told of 7t Injured. Three or four patients went immediately discharged to clear beds and eight doctors were called In to staff the emergency ward. . ' The shortage of amba-laacee was felt In the city when two children, struck by a car ea Island park Drive, waited ahnoet half an hoar, before being taken ta hospital. Reports of the crash brought hundreds to the scene where the blanket-covered bodice lay most of the morning a mute evidence of the extent of the tragedy. Dr. Irving Kennedy of Cum berland said the scene which trotted him IS minute after the crash was "like Normandy. I haven't seen anything like it since the war." 200 PONDER THORNY EDUCATION PROBLEMS Urges War on Commonwealth Illiteracy By RUSSELL ELMAN (By The Ctt M. C. Chagla. IndiaV Minister of Education, has called fora concerted drive to abolish literacy la Mimmonweaiui conn He suggested to the third Commonwealth EducatioirXoo- ference Friday that a tai set so that one-quarter of thai world's population would have all the benefit of modern edu cation. MANY PROPOSALS The Indian delegate' pro posal was one of many put ' forward at . the opening ' sessions of the two-week meet ing, attended by some 200 ' representatives of 33 Commonwealth, countries - and terri tories. Mr. Susana Al-Haaian, Ghana' Deputy Minister of Education, extended an Invitation to hold the next Commonwealth education conference at. Accra and announced that her government will . award 10 scholarships for ttudy In Ghana. ' Meanwhile, she urged that the conference study the creation of a Commonwealth scheme of training oversea and that iteps be taken to provide a training scheme for women in such fields as home economic and nursing educa-, tion. ' ' 4 MASSEY SUGGESTION A proposal by Rt Hon. Vincent Maasey, conference prel- dent and former - Governor1 General of Canada, that the World' Fair facilities in Montreal might be. turned Into a Commonwealth' study centra after -1967 met favorable response. - r John L Ewing, New Zealand director of primary education, said he thought the idea of a Commonwealth institute shouM be vigorously nursoed. E. L. Allen, Jamaica's Education Minister, looked for substantial acceleration of the a:- Recall ' a 1, .n"- w DEATH SCENE AT LEONARD " This la the aftermath of Friday's train-truck crash at Leonard. 23 miles from Ot- ' Uwa in which eight persons died. The curious wander around the crash scene while CPR track repairmen begin the long job of clearing the twisted wreckage. An unidentified man looks at the body of truck drive r Basil Czopyk whose loaded gravel truck slammed into the, side of the Montreal-bound train. I Journal Photo by Dominion Wldtl BILL CHANGE FAILS TO GET SUPPORT Manitoba Secretary Quits WINNIPEG (CP) - Manitoba Provincial Secretary, Maitland Steinkopf announced Friday night -that he had tendered his resignation to Premier Duff Roblin. Mr. Steinkopf made , the an nouncement in a - brief . state ment as a night session of the legislature opened. In the statement. Mr. Stein kopf said a bill which would clarity his position snd validate his election in JMfi, had not received the support he had hoped for. DEFER ACTION The ..legislature earlier Friday voted 17 to 1) In defeating en amendment to the bill which celled on the government to defer' action until the court de cide on the matter. Mr. Steinkopf said the vote of the II members , in support of the amendment' showed "they do not share my belief" that any prior delect on his part was only on a technicality. The government introduced the bill because ot a possible pace of educational develop-merit If machinery for making a systematic and concerted onslaught on common educational problem evolved out of the Ottawa meeting. "If we had an institution for pooling the resources of ex perience, research and experi- mentation, the Commonwealth education plan would make a Impact on education,' A. . . . . dramatic Impact on education, be sajd, I -i aW' f '-. I j 1970, his country would need ; 1970, his country would need ts . - r .... f'r j , : . .iry. w ejaa J N. non. Vincent maasey. ki n greewo on rauamem nui rnuay uy unrnai , Anairo mimwer ninni " '-'!1"fl i wealth Education Conference. Horror s ' 7 infraction of the Legislative As sembly Act la 1MZ when Mr. Steinkopf acted as an unpaid agent of the government in arranging the purchase of property. The act forbids, any per son who executes a contract lor the Crown Involving the expenditure of public money to hold a seat. SERVED WRIT Shortly after the special session of the legislature opened Monday. Mr. Steinkopf was served with a writ by one of his constituent lawyer G. R. p. .ii i. : 1 L . cause wny ne snouia su ini the legislature. ' ( . I m a-, "li , mr. aiCTDKupi w to guv nraaartMl in liiifgesM hamhargl -r,r",v" j -a . Aug. 27. unmeaisieiy aiier mr. oiein-kopfs statement Premier Roblin adjourned further sittings of the legislature until Mori-day. Moat members appeared stunned at the surprise announcement made by Mr. Steinkopf on a matter of "personal . 'I ' - J . . V'.' t t y.'-ft -i. ; " By this means it would con- (1,500 graduate teachers in tribute more effectively to the : secondary schools but would social and economic growth ! be producing only 400 locally, and stability of all member ; There was also a shortage of of the Commonwealth. books and equipment URGENT PROBLEM The conference chairman. Kenya'a delegate. Education Quebec Education Minister Paul Minister J. D. Otiende. was one Gerin-Lajoie. indicated to roof several who -stressed the I porters his hopes thst the con- urgent problem of the lack of trained teacher. He said between 1964 and EDUCATION CONFERENCE : I . , ..J I ' ana rimp riuibiii rwiwn kk. v-ti, Ml '-- ir privilege." Members hastily retired to caucus rooms and the corridors quickly emptied. A R. Paulley. NDP leader, told reporters the move Vc "a' blot on the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba." t v STEINKOPT ference would embark on new ground, in seeking definition of the use of audio-visual aids In education. OPENING : v ; .. ..Lit -jl ... , t' up vpciuiia wm wmmwr ... -...-. (CF-leunwl Wlnpheto) v M ' t r .A . g i: a urn A. A- I itf c (- -t -c -c r

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