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; The Ottawa Journal Publish $ Tha Journal 1 Publl&blnf Co of Ottawa LUt S1I Qumb St SM Sparka 81, Ottawa. Ontario. TUESDAY. AUGUST 25, 1964 Democratic. Convention Renews Party Life What good can be said of party conventions, above all of the Democratic Convention which opened last night in ' Atlantic City ,with more oratory than substance and about as much suspense as in the outcome of a Soviet election? What purpose has a convention that is in reality choosing neither a presidential . nor a vice-presidential candidate but is meeting in much the same , way as did the Republican Convention to crown an ordained leader and to ratify his preference for a running-mate?. J There is some justification for feeling that - such a -performance increases cynicism toward political activity. Yet, as an associate' editor of The ; Journal at the Democratic Convention '. observes, there is too much pulsating life, too massive an outpouring of genu-' ine 'political enthusiasm in such a' great . congress to justify any belittling of its ; role in the Democratic process. To be sure there is carnival and corn: a curious admixture of ritual and mob. The atmosphere is holiday: the kind I one would expect for the choosing of ) Mist America, as Indeed she will be ; chosen in the same hall In two. weeks. But' Canadians,' whose own political conventions are sometimes synthetic ;' imitations of the original and genuine ; American article, should not feel any ' the superior it convention scenes in the ' Ottawa Coliseum seem by comparison detorum itself. 1 This Democratic Convention happens not to have great decisions to make. ' That is why the flapdoodle is more evi-! dent than ever and- why the keynote j speech last night of Sen. John O. Pas-J tore one of the last of the "give-'em-i hell Democrats" t becomes almost a i centrepiece rathex-than merely a pre-' Mminary. I But this convention is a renewal of a ! party's life and a toughening of its fibres. It should command respect be-' cause, as Mr. Fletcher Knebel.yrotel J recently, it "satisfies man's yearnings t for tangible evidence of his creed." ; 'Never does a political creed seem more tangible than at a ' great U.S. t national convention." i" ' . There are 9,260 delegates at this Jnet-Ing In Atlantic City and for many of them attendance is a reward for service ,to party. For all of them it is n distinction. Pride of party is everywhere, ' - The patent faults the longwinded-jness, 'emotional and back-room deals should not be allowed to obscure the (value of this exercise. Sometimes, as in (this case, there is lesser work to be done. ' JBut other conventions have . chosen a Lincoln, a Roosevelt and a Kennedy. All have therefore earned respect. 5 Tht Flag lssue- r;Why Not Two Months? j Yesterday in these columns The .' Journal sought to say something i aoout tna tag mom, uur views ' j may not always be clear, but the ' j aults of the Editor were not helped ; this time by make-up men and proof - readers who dropped a key paragraph . and ran another one twice in two j versions With apologies, et's try that editorial again. It was to appear i ' at follows: - " , The meeting of the party leaders J Friday was not nearly the failure some political and press vultures a would have as believe. ' , ; i' J . Mr. Pearson agreed to make the flag debate a free vote. That comes too late to mean much but it Is something. . ' Rll it B. nm.-... .., w. D j and Mr. Diefenbaker talked about giving the matter to a committee. . . j Mr. Pearson wants a time limit there, a flrh.ra hra iuL as. Til.A e ipeaks of two months. Surely that dif- 2 ference can be bridged? ! Mr. Pearson's threevweek limit wmitM K. .ffl .. If ,K ..i, I- .1 I.. to discuss and approve the flag he has J designed. But is that the objective? A committee should hear other sug-vgestion with a view to agreeing in . principle on one that would unite rather than divide the country. That . couia ukb tnree weeKs nut the heraldic e experts would then have to provide ; samples and there should be decent J time allotted for a fitting conclusion 2 to the debate so that the nation could hear - talk of unity once more. Two months to find flag that's but e heartbeat in the life of a country! . . . Mr. ' Pearson and Mr. Diefenbaker i are closer together than they may 1 realize. Let them listen to the country's J call for agreement rather than to the e thrill reports and urglngs ot those who feel that conflict is the goal of politics. .; v Th Signols 7 Toward the end of August, the signals J are plain. This is the ripening time. The elemental forces that worked on I the seeds placed in earth's breast have I finished the first, powerful surge. Now J comes the timeof maturity and the ' beginning of a season's end. '. I Summer begins to act tired. Shrub.; grasses and ferns beside country roads are dusty; tree leaves take on that .. hint of greyness that foretells the Autumn. Since our climate pattern was established after the last Ice Age, the seasons have advanced and receded according to plan'. It is the time of gold and purple pennants. The color that glows on the Gatineau countryside is a signal. Spikes of goldenrod reflect the sua and the blue hearts of feathery . asters reflect i the blue of the sky. Thistles' royal blue attracts the goldfinches that use the down for their nests and the colorful Monarch butterflies hatch from the underside of milkweed leaves. Vervain 'and Joe Pye Weed lift purple blossoms" on tall, stiff stems. August means that year Is sliding downhill. When a countryman cuts his second crop in the lowland near the swale, he looks at the brown-chocolate cattail heads and knows that a season is ending. One day he sees a branch of a swamp maple that has flung out a scarlet pennant and notices that the sumacs' wine-red candles are bright spots on the hillsides. Nature is unpredictable in some respects; the unexpected storm, drought or rainy spell may hold sway for a period. But the great forces never falter. This is the end of a Summer and the 'signals are 1 flying. No Panic at Leonard - . t - The CPR line at Leonard is open again. Grass is growing around the shards of glass and steel beside the track. The blood has soaked into the dust. ' . . Those who were at the scene of Friday's tragedy will not be inclined to discuss It among themselves, in the future. They will be unable to convey the horror of that morning to those who were . not there, Villagers were Just 90 Years Aao 1 J." awakened to a nightmare by the crash. Scores of people rushed to the scene before the dust had settled and the screams had died away. But they were not mere spectators. . Farmers left their milk trucks to pull passengers from the wreck. Housewives opened their doors to the i n j u r e d. Many willing hands, some of them very, young, comforted the wounded and the dazed, or worked beside the I experienced hands of the doctors on j "the .broken - bodies. The local coroner, Dr. W. C. Tweedie, ambulance crews- and police labored as their duties called, among the carnage until late afternoon when the last 'body was recovered from under the ' wreck." Volunteer firefighters materialized from nowhere to offer assistance. There was no panic in the village" of Leonard on Friday . morning. The . whole of Russell County seemed to respond to ithe cries from the twitted coaches. 'The' passenger, on that Ill-fated train will remember 'their rescuers for many years-to come. Ninety years ago today thefmaln body of the North-WeA Mounred-Poiice on the first march west was encamped near the .Cypress Hills, the horses gaunt and tired. They were nearly 600 miles ' out of Dufferin in Manitoba where the recruits from the East had assembled for a final polish. They left Dufferin on July 8 and it had been trying journey. -,;...'';.. ';.;,.,,- They had endured drought and been disappointed . by sloughs where the water was undrinkable. Good- grazing for the horses was infrequent. Now it was raining, and cold, as the order came from the headquarters tent to form a squad of 20 lancers, each equipped with lance and pennant, to impress the Indians; the force was on the border of the Blackfeet, who were very dangerous. At night ! rockets were sent up to guide Assistant Commissioner Macleod who had gone off to borrow oats from a Boundary Commission camp. While they wafted, quite certain the officers did not know where they were or where they. were , going, the men .kept their good spirits. An Irishman, Staff Con-, .stable Prank : Norman, had a version of the National Anthem which was popular: v '' 'V ---.4 Confound their politics, , , , Frustrate their knavish tricks, . ; Get us out of this damned fix, , God save aD her. ' On Aug. 31, Macleod returned with the , oats to supplem e n t improved grazing which had been found for the horses. A buffalo hunt was staged and 1.7S2 pounds of good meat secured. Heartened, the police set off for another 400 miles on the plains and foothills and, as the snow came down from the mountains in October, they started to build Fort Macleod in what is now Southern Alberta. . . . They laid out a. square, at Fort Macleod, put their two little cannon In position and hoisted the Union Jack. The law had come to the West, where . wolfers, whisky-traders and the Black-' feet had practised their knavish tricks and made life chancy, . ( ' ' . Notes and Comment What is so rare as a parking space near Lansdowne Park this week? Two days here in person did more,, to convince people of Mr. Red Skelton's ; greatness than a whole year of television performances, and that is re-" assuring.-. ' ; , ),-.' T ! . . ' r r-'- -----" r U -! --:V. . ' I j 'i i' mil ma urn iirfiala 'Mind Popping In? We'rVSWf a Fourth for Bridge . . Letter to the Editors Knowles Argues Reasonable Discipline in Debate Possible Sir: .' the discovery of point not ap- 1 WISH td thank you for pub- parent at tht start. I nuut relishing In your issue Of Aug. mind Mr. Churchill that he 14 the text of the Open Letter to knows that th time allocation - On Teaching People How to Read Newspapers Tram ta em , 1 14 Voyageurt' 400 MUes by Carioe To Hudson Bay for ten years now a oroua o prominent Canadian. well known in Ottawa, has been retracing (he waterway! o the early Canadian voyageurt by canoe. .This year the group took a 400-mile trip from Norway House at the top of Lake Winnipeg up Knee lake and the Hayei River to Hudson Bay. The diary ot this year' journey has been written for The Journal by Mr. Denis CooUcan and appears in four instalments of which this is the second. With Mr. Coot lean, who to the Rttve of Hoekt eltg and President ot the Canadian Bank Note -Company, were illiott Rodger, chairman of the Manitoba Liquor Commission; A. H, i. Lovink. Netherlands Ambassador; Dr. p. M. Solandt, vice-president of at Havilland; Sigurd Olson, American Wild Ue expert: -Blair Fraser, Ottawa editor of Macleans Magazine. . , .. JULY 21 tried or mashed potatoes, .dt- Shoftty after breakfast w M"e4 veteubtet, weU M t crowed. Pointed Stone portag.. nted , drtak o, w. from the source ot the cht- proof rum before dinner to cure mamish into source of the Hayes.. sore throat. -River. The carry is a Ury . , . "AUGUST 1 short one but the change in oxford Lake Is'our first big scenery Is dramatic for almost water. 'in soma directions it ex-Immediately we were In a long tends for about et mile High use wtw a Deautinu oign k-ad winds, an overcast sky. rock south shore and tall fir rain and mist made hard going and poplar on all sides. poo, vjsibnity. -... The weather has improved uunds were bard to reeo too, the sutr -Sebright, the sky nue, waves drenched the bow-is clear and there bv lust man and occasionally slapped enough wind to keep us air coo- vr j""0 ' dittoned and help us on our 00 ClW ' . around a roaring Are with hot way. , i. . soup.-"' ' ."'. Umoon. after a Mop for swim- LS vU''y mint we bad rJZa the lam- '"Z ous Robinson portage at the end ?."T? J L ?f "e of the Uke. It M Cmil. carry fmJ?-i&t Ml M ,2 hours hard paddlinc. However. t'uuw newspapers can (hx1 o( an iron- .,',"u' the weather had modestly acce.pt the high clad wooden railway built to cleared, the praise liven them by. group get the York boat, up the hill " "T ''rao' of high school teachers. Th. end down stein. Two wheel. T cw tJpm. J . , i . . . avu auieni nan ana tlx the leaden of the parties in th order agreed to unanimously by - teachers, from all over Csnsds, 3 ' 'm lord House. An Indian, pasainf House of Commons which I re- the Sub-Committee on Procod- recenUy completed a two-week upjr nd- . . , la aa outboard, brought news of leased on Aug. 12. v . -ore provides for the limiting of rfudy of the press in OtUw JL -- our approach to the settlement I was likewue pleas that debating time to be . on any ln,.,. . , KlJ.'.r:"' that Ooo, Steve, the Hud- you publish your hu. of m? a stag. w -,5 Z rTZ " cam. ou, to Aug. w, mr. uoroon tnurcn- - - secondary schools establish City Hall we were very glad MlPs reply to the arguments I ona ag. course in newspaper reading. M feJ oilL J-u, "'We bad dinner with him .nd .dvanceoV .In vis orth. fact f""' At fir,, 'gigM My might ?S Vrotnd cmpfii i. wife. eZ .bout the eZ that we are having difficulty c a blow to Journalistic pride, .peculating on bow beavs or- omY the .re. ud th. origin luting thU subject on to hLTM f! Newpermea .pecf.lizi In S VxKirralVt me " th ( place wbiV floors the House of (mrr,.the ld (um to sopt currenl nnr wl0 SK '" the river) and mT contrition for your oaotr f ourt'o, otU-l'Taft.J ful contribution for your paper T" prehended by then- reeders, a .-.i..,, . Ih. sei.i,. iMtlera ,h tore after dmng our shoo-to make tts columns available V me alloMtkm order cni the population. I. .SI "i.tl. Zl g. JZiT tor this type of discastion. In wua nim oory on uie oasis ry w mik tnd "7 " , . . this vein, I should like to reply nnfmous agreement among their Jnterpreution deer and ' to mr. Liuircnm jeoer. r" simple, to, oe unoerstooa oy MMMIMl M flu HMfWUM . ... ..... . . . ; 'j . " - - .wren me relatively uneaucaieo. ' . DUaUaWXBBB EDmgniuDgi, . a B1IH Ilia )F COURSE we have to be that Mr. Churchill realises that wniu ww,- -nun.. ih anna jh lain arw iui't nH k ,.-k ' " - 7 HmKs . to debate. fv. . . . . . , . ' -J w wr- ummeim m wu mnami.t-. .. . . . times when it is the duty of , rw D.rii.mMi ,u . u -.- "' V Stevens estimates 'thai of the M families in the area only , '1a ' 11 11 -, . v off th land, We did not get going until I (n. - .kT But modern life Is so com- a.m. today." oaddtint throuth subsistem i. .i . .i . P" pwTiapa me puoiw ooea l.i.fc. t. n aid. from government ther. . ..k , . '.. ' , Arriving at Oxford House ts At noon we had lunch at ther"' '"" kave ' r TeZJ Wr, " CiUM 0t.'rt' nd economic" hirtory bottom of . rapid, where Tony ' ' 07 f dm. Indefinitely to .prevent the Uk- .peech. Bat that mem. free- a,-.-, 1, nver..imDlir-. ...... i,.,i . ,. Improvee our prospect pt ing an actios wbicb h ren m fa, u member, not tlon, be mad. so elementary w. r to be utterly wrong Likewtae, Uk. who want to pro-, K nTndUooHriS T- - ."T " 1 tee no nouihIUtv of our nrx. i ... . . . . .. . m-mI o-h' bi taahia kiie. rn ..(iwjin J "t v-Torher edge! And no mat how ver". the rocks.' K JZ without the charge of abuse be- m,ters. Freedom of speech ..til. iu .Uff. the newspaper Alder is duuiptiewing from SSLd Xr. taj Any attempt to deny doe. not, mew the licence to consunUy must f sc. Umi UUon, the banks of and u dth!L Tn J J ,?'P9i""nd The Onadia. of apace, time, investigation cas S'TtW. T y?2Z ranged with those who res.st people are looking to us to be end communication. Until the ,, oWoearlns too. , T- T !? M tb ch an .ttempt. LTtt,!. .bout tm, m.tter. Md reader undmUnd, then and TJZ tb. . J? -TV But surely ther. Is a place for I hope we will yet be able to make, sUowsnce, for them, he .lb!J",dLm! Tt " " - ,11 disdptine. Surely there h a deal with it constructively on cannot fully realiz. what the ' ""f. .f"m"2 J V ontif 4 ti th case for planning the use of our th. floor of the House of Com- new. account say and why P0" . .- -,lrno" bad a succession parliamentary time. Surely mora. Meantime. I congntu. 're written s they are. "n w. luive arriveO , rapid, shooting, lift . over public opinion Is right when tt late The Journal on making The pres. of Caned, win be lTt "!?m"l"? f f nd thrw portages, the last on. expresses the view that we possible this discussion in your grateful for the teachers' sppro- ,.rJ V.a . . around Trout Falls. They are ought 10 be abl. to marshal our column.. . betion. But it will not be com. ctoct ' w ,u Wicated tm o nwp but only rguments en moat Issues and Ju,t to m.k. It clear that Mr. P1"- wlU w.ys be S!? " general way. On. teems reach a decUkm within re son- Churchl'l has coHeamiea who foom for chn nd taproye- " nna , " "f. la run mto the next, eompllcat. sble Urn. agree with the point of view mn "'T1 wr,,er u,l lZ jZ by the water being tow this little conc.rned" Mr.- Churchill is .gainst set- which tome of us are putting ting a time limit before a de- forward, may I point out that bate starts. He tay this would according to Le Droit of Aug- be fair "after, not before, the ast II, Hon, Leon Balcer,. deputy debate hae eommewwd. Sur. leader of the Conservative do It with respect to many more fhm e-ti.. Soviet case). If only we had the pro- mnd BriUj J. t 1 . .k u 1 faaraal at aas- Sk.ns ransmnuy -saming, too. - - - year as conllrmed by the Ste- Short Bits eJy. this contention has been Party, mad. a speech to the. T7riiTTI 1-TCiTy1 shown lo be untenabte by tb. Richelieu aub In Hull o. the V ttittlU difficulty th. House b) having m subject of parliamentary reform,' , .'','!' V. trying to limit the flag debate, in which be went even further Erie Winkler frCre. n the middle of a debate I than I would go. His third Bruce): ft has been Minted out I Ur precisehr when this sort of thin. Ptnt was; cannot he done.: It has to be duree-limit. done ahead of time. Indeed, this bat.? . waa done ka all the cases Mr. Churchill cHed. . ' . Mr. Churchill says we have reached agreement to limit de-bat, to a lew Instances during this session, as we do every session, ' and that we should leave ! weH " enough alone. Frankly, I believe th. very fact that we have been able to do this respecting non contentious matters suggests that we could "L'aUocattoa d'une eauon erune STANLEY H. KNOWLES.' Member for, Winnipeg North . : Centre,. tv j House of Commons., .11 will have to go very well t , - - - ,. h. " thi aeries. Omond and . I ff w. are to arrive on time., , M . mmor ,dvwr w, had r ', - JULY 31 successfully negotiated . pleas- W. have don. IS miles today nt shoot to the Knife Xepids and find ourselves oa Oxford smooth water below where we Lake at the large island on the ware enjoying the day and ad southwest end, best day for pro- miring the scenery when the canoe came to an abrupt stop submerged rock, was turn- to me by people hi my constitu- ' reached Moore rapids for en a umn cheque de- ancy that the leaves on the flag' hmcb, shot the first drop, car ed by the 1 .' ; design have' U points. Tins rled smartly over the next two end hah t W. reached Moore "rapids' for en a desiga have ' 11 points. This ried smartly over the next two ana nan current, threw me out fined with water. It la not. extremely important to and around, the fan. The last stuck en the rock. I was sble me. but it must hsve been Im- hour and a half on Oxford Lake to reach the rock on which we portant to somebody else. It has f'ast a rising wind with both stood balling with our pad-been pointed out to me also that an overcast sky to that we were dies until there was enough three maple leave on on stem delighted to find one ot our best buoyancy to support us and pad- , -j, very uncommon, as . matter campsite, of th. trip m a shel- die to the shore wber. we emp-JE - Vvwi . A'if A-" i unknown. n- tered, comfortable small bay on tied H and Set out to" rejoin. y,vUIS ,tgO, , .. .. .... ., ; .',; J the south tide ot the island. Luckily there was sunshine and ' - ' ' " " F. J. ilea (C-i.AtluhaMt: How Ve'come the evening meal e brh breete at hmch when - Co and took In the National 'wr hit Perhaps ham stew, drying out was started. NON-AGGRESSION pad "'J7' ND" ut '.-. .igned by Germ.ny VndJ " " Union left Germ.n'" "l fef , - Items (not all, of course, but fm to deJ wi th PoJs and ,cho01 lwjr " did J""1 many more than to now the conltero,tl. , Tnin the other day. He fa a quiiid. and In my opinion he does not need airy more eduction because be has common sent. man Italy TirJA He I. a boy who ha an IQ ot many and Italy were tacraued 1M , .k. v n,:r'7w, W.r rl insursnc. rate, on . f V .twyM M fnorine lnaur-. ' i V .nee writers in New York. . IT IS not germtn. to the .rgu- Commissioner George L mant- hut nerhaos t should f.nuuita. -rii.l . -. gsHery they asked him. "What do you think of that pointing over ther.7" He said, "Where." draw Mr. Churchill's .Mention mnder for the Salvation Army V"1 "hl ' ' If. T to one factual error In hi. let- n C.ntda, w.s the new head X ter. He says that an Important rf the organisation. , v. Vw,nt w nonest opinion ot a amendment proposed by : Mr. ; Prime Minister Neville P"omaUc... corps ejiswerT Brewla to the Studem; Lean Ch.mbert.in Mid there was an ld' w.nt your bon-BlU w.t .ccepted. thanks to Imminent peril of war. Hitler 'V opmton." He said, "It's a there being no time limit on the had demanded a free hand in ' r - t -v k debet, on that bHI. Th. fact Eaetern Europe. -.w--,v I -eto .net know . kow. many is (see Hansard. Jury tt, ISM. In Great BriUin reservists thousands of dollars we have page WU) that Mr. Brewtn't and auxiliary forces were being paid for such things. That build-important amendment wu de- moblHzed. - Ing over ther. to half full of feated. ' ) - Or. J. ft. Grisdtle, 69, for- them. We have paid out thou Perhaps Mr. ChurchlH't most mer deputy mlniater of gri- andt of dollar, for uch thing; Important point to that it would culture, died In Iroquois, OmV a a matter of fact 1 think M be unfair for the House to agree Mis Ann. Cummings, Lso-, hat run Into hundreds of thous-to . .time vmltatton on .11 the renUtn View, woo the Ian Mae- ends of dollars, because appar-sugea ot a bill before II was kenzie Challenge Trophy for ently there It nobody In this known whet might develop dur- the Highland fling and the chamber with the guts to stand Ing the course ot debate, such .word dance at the Central wp (ike that small boy, 'and as unexpected amendments' and Canada . Exhibition,. Ottawa. - tey, "That, sir, Is a1 mess.' Y ilMAtv : UiiibAt j -1 r . , . . . . Mates riwai i-. ;., ..,'--....-.:.. ',;t " V . ' 1 4 1 Hw' l . " S I r; - :m . Winnipeg to JJ0 ai miles do. tooth from Norway House. Tht distance by abater from Norway House to York rectory is Jto-eve muss. '-5 H r.'.i -v.( tfi.-V.'"s--f-A-f" t Wl 5 It V.