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Vti- MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 1964 THE OTTAWA JOURNAL 7 i dowaj 4 Lyndon Calls the Shots Democrats Reader Don't Br RUSSELL BAKER fCl tM IMv im Nm-CmtM ATLANTIC CITY -Madam Lillian, who gives re ad trig i, analyie palmi and perform other occult services on I ha Boardwalk, complaint that business is' bad. The town was swarming with Democrats today. Bat Madame Lillian's parlor was visited only by' a handful of telephone girls who wanted : ' to know about their marriage prospects. -"So far,'' the seeress re- -ported, "not a single politician has dropped in. NO NEED It is not surprising. ' Democrats are notoriously guHibte, of course but here In Atlantic -City they have no need to consult the zodiac or chicken entrails. The future ' is writ clear in the patriarchal hand of Lyndon B. Johnson, who. as every dels-' gate knows, will revest all In his own time end in his own way. V""' The general presumption has It that Johnson, sitting in Washington, decide every- . which dTT Vet ita hou-- . J. s.!?L rooms without baths, In sefese. . Johnson' it the Convention and -the Cooven-v tioa Use II is a famjly party staged for television.- , -WARM FEELING - . ' ' - Th object I to leave th television audience with that good warm feeling which used, to result from ' watching "1 Remember Mama." " Appropriately-, th old patrV arch in The White House has all hit family gathered a the seashore, eating fudge and but; tor crunch, riding the Jerri wheel and playing ike hall. Silica there . Is no point m fighting about anything, most of the Democrats have Hue to do but rejoice ia th pleas ure of th ' -'' Mostly the are basic Amer I carta, like atrollins, the six- jrsJksTiJs"laMT-"' w ! KitchenI Polities' Palm "f ... ; ' - - . V iC JWM law TsJW. fit! tttWt ssVteaf LONDON When Prima . Minister Sir Alex Douglas- noma interrupted hit Scottish holiday to confer on the Cyt prut crisis, he spent moat of hi tint at Chequers, the official country residence north , r London, rather than, tat 1 Downing Street. It appeared to be an attempt -on Sir Alec' part to conduct bis talks with government experts in a semi . vacation atmosphere. Actually, th choice of local was dictated by a culinary problem. When he got to London, the Prim .Minister discovered n . that nearly aB his staff, in-. ..u-J-jn.r.run.-jn.Wjn.r Five U.S. Students Images Spoil Labor View be between two sntl-socialist parties there would be no doubt of a Conservative defeat But the Liberals here-Just aren't in the running. Either the British mutt accept continued Conserve! 1 v e rule, or they must commit themselves to a period of untried and relatively radical economic policies. In by-elections during the past two-and-a-half years voter have indicated that they are fed up, that they think it I time for a change. Now they have to think about the consequences of actually carrying out the change in the nly direction possible. FEELING OF UNEASE Labor benefits from th feeling of unease underlying 1 Britain's prosperity and from the glaring gap in that pros- -. perity: from the shortcomings of the aging government and Cuban Tales 'Glowing' , (J i ..J- k ?,,,' I , L - 1 ZL ;-:r y ir r i-h - - Kitchen Co-Existence eluding hit cook, had Usee ltl MM MMliMU.' . k tnetr own vacuo. - (v At Chequers, al leastthere are alwayt a team of WRENS. Women ' Nav Jeronnl. who aa Iwhip up a quick souffle far a hungry prim minister! t. , By SAY TALESE ' . mWlffM Tkw new S-r. V NEW YORK. - Nowhere . JUv Russian relation with th United Stales been to con- sistently cordial, so seasoned 'with sympathizers, than In th ; kitchen of the Soviet Mission to th United Nations.-' , ; There, for' more than IS I year, several Commua 1 1 1 , cooks and two American groc-! ar hav communicated ah. I most daily without an srgu, ment When the ' American , grocers deliver rood, to the So-, viet mission, they walk In the ; front door without even knock- 'sag- - - : . . They tay "Ddbrie Utru" Good Moming) to th hm ' Russian at the front 'desk.' ' skip dowa ,th hall peat th ; photogrsph of Premier Khrush-chev, then breeze Into the ' kitchen with a big smile for ; Valentine, a buxom b lea da , , who It meaning the pots. ( . "Dobrie Utru, Valemkia," Gil -Slujplro, plactng a "carton of groceries heavily onto the table. 1 w ' Heto. she y. (Hello 14 -. tb only English word th . kftOWv), . - t j- ' INSTANT COFFEE .: -,: ' Sh holdt up a freshly-made Russian breakfaU roU;-he 'iiods.and so she butters H fjjijinJuinATuAAAwAfu'vwwAnfLivj.nr V"1 tor hint, and he sit dowa and i Need mile - boardwalk and 'buying ing th1 sircons and sweaters w I funny things written on them. - Official Cirl Watcher" and "U.S.A. Goof Off ' Champ" are big sellers. FOOD, TOO Food ranges from chocolate coated frottn bananas to not dogs boiled in Champagne. Souvenir platter with paintings of President Kennedy are in brisk demand, and the Democrat who wants something different can buy an oil portrait of the Presidential beagles. Him and Her. paint ed against the- backdrop, ol the White House south portico. ; The more adventurous Boardwalk strollers can "come in and see a real preserved devil (ish." For the rogues, and every family has its share, Sally Rand, whose fan dance was the smash of the 11) World's Fair, is still at it on Pacific Avenue. Roguery It tolerated only In small doses, however. .For the elite, Mrs. Perls Mesta,whopartied lor Richard M. Nixon in ltM and suf fered banishment under the Kennedys; hat recouped with ,h entertain. daily at rented villa In Vntnor. CERTAIN NUISANCES It J aot a bad party. . Th troubt is that there ar certain nuisances, who ar not . contest to watch th diving horse and shop tor taffy. ' I They keep trying to turn th family show Into melodrama or tragedy and to spoif the - good warm feeling by pleas to "emotionalism." "Emotionalism" ts in low regard here. Everybody deplores it a the enemy of unity The worst spoilsports so far have, been Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama and Joseph L. Rauh, counsel m th Mississfonl - Fredom !-rVamJhraH Piriv and rhatr- . Ih, Diitrict of Col- ambia delegation. Yesterday for example, Rauh produced a parad of witness m In credential committee who told th tele- , via too audience what he carl-cd "a. story of terror and tragedy ia Misslsilpppt." FEELING IAVED , Fortunately for the maintenance of the good warm feeling, President Johnson eventually cam on the boms screen addressing torn governor in Washington, and th threat of rising emotionalism was smothered. , E. K. Collins, the Mississippi state senates- defending th regular delegation, dismissed Rauh witnesses as a group el "dissatisfied, power-hungry soreheads." 1 and everybody drifted away to speculat halfheartedly about who the vice-presidential candidal will be. Johnson will reveal the answer in Ms owa time and in hir own way. but K gives everybody something to talk -- T LI' C." about between cnocotaie-coai- w oananas. w wnen in. Jnct pall, there b) alway th .decision to be made: play a gam of ske ball or go to see the diving. horse? sh pour him a cup of coffee instant. ' ;'- Shapiro then speaks to her hi Russian a language ha has picked up at the grocery shop, by listening to Hyman Podolsky, - another gro c r , speaklng .it over the telephone all these yean while taking ' food Ver . front Rutslaa cook..' . 77 ' ' ' By ARNOLD H. LUBASCH (ciiites aw Tt ; , fclEW YORK leans who defied partment ban Cuba hav returned a glowing account dom. education, and aolidarity they saw. throughout a two-month Cuban visit. Their motivation for going to Cuba was a desire to challenge the travel baa and see the country for themselves. they said ia aa Interview her. They were among H ttu-who visited Cuba at 'the b vitatton of the Cuban. Federa-' and at the expense of t a a Cuban government. -, The State ' Department, which maintains a policy of trying to Isolate Cuba, bar all United States citizens from visiting Cuba except sWwsmtn and other who ar granted tpecially validated passports. LErr-LEANINO The five characterizad tbem- selves and their travelling companions as secialit-leaa ing" and "everything tram liberals to Communists but ' Sometimes, In th kitchen, Shapiro It-joined for coffee by Sasha and Valehtin, two other cooks, and they discus ballet, the weather, women, autemo- kllM Im wummm mIUIm fkiul , ..... Iheraln Is tha aaeret n( their perfect coexistence.' ' . ' NO COOLNESS ' "Even during the U-t Incident, or during the Cuban cris- i. LUBASCH iw. ewl - Five Amer- A a State Da- on travel to tied her with mt of the free- ,. brotherhood ihey said they,' T .rpaBRitTv r- Votes Will . By MAX FREED MAN Special Journal Correspondence ATUVNTIC CITY The members of both parties have some reason to complain of the, attitude of the press to their national convention. At San Francisco the press complained that the Repubi- cant staged a rather vulgar brawl. 'J t In Atlantic .City the common complaint is that the Democratic convention is almost totally lacking in suspense and in controversy. It teems that the Press can never be satisfied. The very thing which has ' Irritated the Press the triumphant -ease with which President Johnson ft domi-1 nating this convention should havje earned its re- . flective prsise. 1 ' V" I eak By RlCHAjtD PURSER . (Jeurael Lea dsn Bureau) LONDON - The Labor party at this time last year was an 'almost unbeatable challenger teg th Conservative government. Now it hat teen lit position to eroded that no comments tor ta hit right mind would predict without' qualification' a Labor victory la the forthcoming gen eral (lection. Victory it ttill well within Labor's grasp and the party still hat the edge. , UNPALATABLE REALITY But its leaders now are forced to face an unpalatable reality: while , a majority of Briton would probably like to. put the Tory government out; not nearly so many want to put a Labor government in. If the election here were to w ' ' ' . In less than a year Presi-! dent Johnson has imposed! hit control on the Demo-' era tic party. He it as much in control of the situation as President Eisenhower was in at President Eisenhower was in control of the 1956 Republican convention after four years in the White House. It would have been a different situation if Mr. Johnson had been a weak and ineffective president for the past nine months. His success in Washington is th measure of his strength in Atlantic City. HAS SUPPORT President Johnson it not appealing for support to th delegates at this convention. He hat their support already. H He is using the convention hall at a forum from which no member of the Communist Party." , 1 "The thing that impressed me very much was th intense ' feeling of aolidarity of the 'Cjiban people ia support of the revolution and the fact that there was do racial discrimination in Cuba," according to Mis Shirley Stout a, a n - year - old typist from Philadelphia. She added that "the one thing I did not like about Cuba wat the presence of the G uan tana mo base owned by Yankee imperialism and the fact that American soldiers ' Insult, murder and. humiliate , Cuban workers daily." FORMER STUDENT "I do aot think it it a co- . - incidence that the first two Cuban soldiers killed there were black," -Manuel Colon Interjected. ' is, there was never 'any coolness between the cooks and .myself. Shapiro said, a little awed by his .own revelation. . When the cooks visit th . grocery la person, Gil Shapiro said, they usually come in , pair. , If there should be new face among the Russian cook con- tmgertt, Shapiro concludes, usually correctly, that "torn r wheel ar In town.". ' ., ' ' When Anastas I. Mikoyan, . visited New York; he brought his owa cook, Shapiro said, as did Andrei A. Gromyfco. .' COMMON BOND - ' ' Once they cam In while ; both Shapiro and Podolsky : were out of the store, and they . had their choice of communi- eating with a clerk at the fruit counter srhose only for- : eign language was Italian, a stockroom clerk who could ( speak Gaelic,' a dairy coutv . terman who could apeak Spaa- bh. ,; Finally aa American customer came to their aid. and ' the Russian and the Ameri) ' can found a common bond In 'German. ' r ' . . . Once, when the shop ran out of caviar, Shapiro, telephoned the Russian mission. talked to the cook to kitchen, and they gladly loaned him all that he needed. i th Not Settle he can reach the American people. E v e t y important paragraph in the Democratic platform is intended to present the Democratic party . as the guardian of "(he national interest The attacks on the Republican platform are meant to be much more than a challenge to Sen. Barry Goldwater. They are an appeal to all those Republicans who believe Sen. Goldwater has led Iheir party away from its traditional principles. This will certainly be one of President Johnson's msin theme in the campaign., and in Atlantic City we have heard the preliminary flourish' on the drums. MISSISSIPPI Ther can be no doubt that the delegates ' have been deeply moved by the shame of Mississippi. the jmany embarrassments that have beset the Tories: and from the favorable Image Harold Wilson hat been able to put across. - The party is hindered by the relatively weak images of the men around, Mr.. Wilson: its lack of recent administrative experience and above all by doubts about the detailt of Its' policies and the results of putting them into effect. Mr. Wilson hopes to base his election offensive on domestic economic policy as much as possible. Hi basic theme is the use of government planning for the modernisation of Britain. NEW MACHINERY New administrative machinery probably including a national Industrial planning board would assess Investment needs, -especially In industries capable of raising ex- ii iiar i ., n.i "TIJ LJ ' "I IT t;v VY ( Th -vl- v" 1 X K V f r. VJ ; j '4 I J, JU.U .J. O (1 if - i2 ' i Yrf-rT l I --.-vv , 'T ' ' Colon described himself as a to - year - old former student in New York and a 'member of . th Pro Independence Movement of Puerto Rico, which he said was dedicated to winning complete independence for bis native island. Everyone In Cuba feels "I am my brother's keeper" and the people feel a responsibility fori one another. Colon ob- Mist Arlene Cohen,' n D-year-old New Yorker who said she had' recently completed graduate sutdles in literature at the University of Michigan, asserted that the Cuban people were enjoying excellent educational opportunities. "The revolution hat Involved everyone," the maintained. "The future of the people is so full. There it absolute freedom to do anything.'? "If the United States invade Crfha, they have to destroy all the Cuban people because these people want to defend what ts theirs." according to n - year old Mis Susan Rotolo of New York who taid the wat aa artist. ' - GUSANOS OPPOSE Miss Rotolo said the only opposition to Premier Fidel Castro that the group encountered among Cuban wmkers waa expressed freely by tome waiters and bartenders la hotels.. She referred to them as Gaums, or Worms, as the Castro regime calls Its opponents. . "These gusano ar not suppressed." she said. "There can be open criticism of the regime. As long at they keep it STANDARD PAVING OF OTTAWA will begin road tonsfruction for th City of Ottawa on or about Monday, August 24th, on . . . 1,. ;,; ... Charlottt St. from Ridiau to Lauritr At. Traffic can txptct iomt delay btcaute of this ll u conttraction.- I - . The .record of the Democratic Party in Mississippi insults and outages every tradition of decency and Justice. The Negroes who have ' been denied equal rights in Mississippi, and; who have paid in blood and tears for . seeking the rights which should belong to all Americans., had every justification in bringing their pleas and protests to the convention. All honor to them for their courage, their faith in free-doiji and their ability to awaken the American -conscience to wrongs endured too long with supine indifference to the. rights of msn. Yet the decision of this convention. . regardless of what it may ultimately be. will not speedily transform ''the tragic Situation in Mississippi. That is the harsh reality, jot where "the rival delega port or lowering imports, al- locate1 resources, and direct industries toward unemojoy- mem areas. Public enterprise". would step in where incentives fail- ed o spur private enterprise. Allied to the planning ma- chinery would be a vaat government research scheme, itself leading to new public or joint enterprises. Competitive public enter-prises would be set up as a spur to backward Industries. Public money would cease to be spent in subsidizing private industries. EQUAL PARTNER The state would become at least an equal partner in such industries. This policy holds the threat of a drift toward nationalisation over a host of industries on government contract, such to talk they are tolerated, as long as there Is no sabotage." Pieter Clark, a 24-year-old apprentice printer from Chicago, said the U.S. was acquiring "the reputation of fascist Germany" .by following a compulsion to defend western civilization against communism. He added that the group that visited Cuba wanted to save America's reputation by voicing the truth. VIGOROUS DISAPPROVAL All five voiced vigorous disapproval of U.S. foreign policies, particularly in Cuba 'and Vietnam, and of the treatment of Negroes and Puerto Ricans in this country. Ih Cuba, they said, they spent about half their time in Havana, visited farms, schools' and housing developments in the provinces, and - enjoyed complete freedom of movement Their expenses were . paid and they received the equivalent of about ) a week In spending money. They charged that federal agents had tried unsuccessfully to Infiltrate their group. ,- They said that immigration officials had informed them on their return last Friday that their passports had been "temporarily withdrawn" but added that they had retained . the passports. , The,, five saidltney planned to attend, a hearing of the House Committee on Un-Amer-kaa activities next month and intended to do "as much speaking a w caa to (University groups and any others who ar sincerely Interested in hearing about Cuba.' Mississippi tions will sit st the convention. The iruggle begun st Atlantic City will. have to be finished in Mississippi. It wH not be finished by any votes feast at this convention. , . In logic, in honor, and in humanity . the challenging delegation easily . has the best of the argument. To seat these Democrats would be a victory for Justice that would ' redeem the ' proceedings of sny convention. Unfortunately, many del?-gates who feel these semi-' menu as strongly as I do slso know that all conventions must be ruled by taw and precedents and regulations. It probably is' strictly legal, though inherently unjust, tq seat the regular delegation, and this conjviction explains, why so maijy de as defence, aircraft and drugs. Labor is more interested JnJ seuing up a whole new Aub- J lie sector of the economy than in widespread nationalization of existing firms (other than eteel and road haulage). But there are powerful doubts among Britons whether a new government sector will prove all that efficient. Labor hopes to tackle t h e thorny question of land prices, which often result in sale profits of 1.00 per cent' or more, by creating a national land commission. NATIONALIZE LAND This body would nationalize land on which developm e n t permission was to be granted. Gains in land value would thus accrue to the com- , munity. which would , lease back the land to developers at fair prices. i Enemies of one project isy it would result in a massive bureaucracy and kill land development. Labor alto plans an assault on the free market In rented housing. A popular move but one that its, enemies ssy would put a halt to Improvement of . premises by landlords. These and other labor economic policies are new and untried enough to give Tory speaker plenty of chance to spread doubt and ridicule. Mr. Wilson will be under .. continual pressure to be more explicit on points of d e t e-i I than, be can be without the experience of office. The public will be asked to decide not fust between two panic but between the known andtilhe unknown. from the first f a cent and compassionate Democrats, stifling their consciences, are trying to bury this whole affair beneath some clever little compromise. 1 Perhsps as politiciam they are doing the right thing but as Americans their conduct is nasty. Mississippi is a public disgrace to the Democratic Party wheh has controlled that state for generations and has erected the denial of equality into a system of government. This controversy has cast a reproachful shadow on the Democratic Party's allegiance to civil rights, and President Johnson and the other party leaden should know" it. 'Copyrlltlt! . 1 j BIRKS 33 tt.sa BIRKS ' ETCRNft-MrTnC, (TVMtMMTtC faW 101 Saarfa Jirt -and.:" lUIhtt Meat Flan moment to the - final hour, assurance and understanding , FUNEAlDIECTOS ' 315 Mcleod SL 23 1 143 1098 Brro" Aw. 721761 nsetweaa awie aw OlXaaan iBetwaew Wandralte eat CmwtMi O.