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Tuesday, August 25, 1964
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V- TUESDAY. AUGUST 25, 1864 Personal Triumph THE OTTAWA-JOURNAL 1 t'r Inside Politics Pastore s fcloq LB J Nuclear Power By MAX FREEDMAN Special ' Jeurnal brrespeftdenc ATLANTIC UtTY - By common content the keynote ' speech, by Senator John Pas- tore to the Democratic Convention Monday night wh a memorable success. For many yean he hat been one oi the dominant debater! it the 'Senate but his powers akf lnflalf m n A 1aaiim( peech have been .relatively unknown outside political circlet. Now the whole coun- try hat been made familiar with his high qualities. He is certain to be an Important spokesman for the Democratic party In the campaign. But more important than bit personal triumph was hit outline of the case which, hit party will take to the people in the next., It week. ' TWIN-HEADED CASE It it a case which is at once personal and- philosophical. ; , Sen. Paiiore made it very, clear that the voters will hays.'1 a clear choice between President Lyndon Johnson and Senator Barry Goldwater. fn nothing will this choice be more compelling than in the . central, issue of nuclear control. In a strict sense. Sen. Pat-tore was . not stating Sen. iGoldwater't position with precision when he drew his bold contrast between President Johnson's control of nuclear -power and Sen, Coldwater's alleged recklessness. Sen. Coldwater does not want lo end civilian control of military policy. He wants the President to be. the one man to - give' the order for the use of the nuclear arsenal. Nothing which be has said In urging that small- tactical nuclear weapons should come under the control of the NATO commander in Europe really means that he has a reckless finger on the nuclear trigger. AWARE OF REACTION ,' ivBut '" Sen. Pastors knew exactly what be was doing ,when he raised suspicions about Sea. Coldwater's restraint and responsibility. He knew that there Is a widespread disquiet about Sen. Coldwater's position. Many Americans think .Sen. - Goldwater listens too much to the advice of generals la the air force. They think he i too eager to reach lor a military warning , where lest violent measures art appropriate. They think he wants to flourish America's military power, as the best solution of problems deeply entangled m the economic and political confusions of our time. Sen Pastor believes there Is deep anxiety -in the country on all these points. ' ., Judging by the response which be got at th convention no on can say that he Is wrong In his reading of the American mood today. EASY TO CONTRAST . From this central point It was easy for Sen. Pastors to build up his contrast between President Johnson and Sen. , Coldwater. , The President was described as the man who. can be trusted' to keep the peace, to continue prosperity, to raise tip the poor, to unit the coun- , try by purging Its bitterness, to make .civil rights a reality - of cltittnthip and not merely a pledge on parchment, and . to nuke the Presidency the supreme trustee and guardian of the national interest. In these points is contrast enough between Mr. Johnson and Mr. Goldwater, and the personal choice of the campaign will turn on. these dlf- But Sen. Pastor alto cast his appeal In term of polilt-' . cal philosophy. , In reality a was accusing. Odds Favoring s Labor Win . Have Narrowed LONDON (Reutert) According to British bookmak- . art, the odds favoring an op. position Labor 'Party victory .. in the Fall general election hav narrowed. Vmil Monday, it you want-. ad to put money on a victory party,, rou could get oddt of' j to 1. But a rush of money on th Conservatives harrow ed the odd slightly to-M , against lh Tories returning w uuwvr, -.s However, the Labor Party remained the booklet' favor-he with odd remaining 1 to I lor Labor victory. uence Sen. Coldwater of being not the genuine Republican candidate but the captive candid- ale of powerful groups which lint perverted the traditional principle of the Republican Party and then by sheer or-ganjzingability captured thei convention at San Francisco. He wai appealing to all. those Republicans who were ' ' ' ' SPLURGE FOR LBJ rwl'LW Hostess With Mostest Ruling Socitil Roost By JACK BROOKS, Special Journal Correspondence ATLANTIC CITY The Hostess with the Mostest is back-In action. Plump bubbling 73-year-' old Perle Mesta is running the second biggest operation In this Convention city. Beyond, the fringe of the social whirl during John Kennedy's regime, as President she's now back in the Call Me Madam circle and . is rivalling the whole Democratic Convention with the number of events she's throwing. I The convention hat a tes-, sion every night, so does Psrle. 1 The big voices of politics, government and show business will be at the sessions, they'll alto be at Perle's. Her temporary headquarters is a rented J 150,000 house that looks like a white wedding cake. - Into it aha has moved her personal staff two cooks, a parlor maid, a personal maid and a butler who is a sort of major domo for the whole business. FURNITURE OUT Out of it the hat moved most of the furniture so the guests can circulate in the true Mesta tradition. The first party was Sun- A via,- "'J." '. STANDS DECISIVE By RICHARD JACKSON . .. el The Jetoaal i "This place smells.''' said the stout and slightly perspiring woman tourist as she waited in impatient line, like hundreds of others queued in the third floor corridors fad the Hall of Fame of the Centre Block yesterday afternoon, for a seat In the Public Cillery? " 'And what, at first glance, might seem to be only a mat-. ter of opinion. Is, actually, a firmly established fact, The place, including the Centre Blbck corridors and the House' Itself DOES smell. And, say the , men of the Commons Protective Staff who ought to know, the1 only reason it isn't worse than: it Is, has been the c-e-o I It h weather of the last couple of weeks. - -J .' - ,It"s the smell of too many . weary men and women (the MPs and the House staff) and too many tired tourists w total to date: 449.000 or, (0.-000 more than last year at this time all of them too warm, being crowded too long In this too-humid House. ' - At H has . happened every year, it will happen again this time, insist' old House -hands a week or 10 daysl, after the place takes on Ntat 'smell of fatigue, the wilted occupants will get around lo agreeing that the thing It needs most is an airing. ' THERE WAS A MO E THAN USUALLY INTERESTING table at the Chateau's. Saturday night dinner dance. At it, heads together sat Social Credit Leader Thompson and Dr. Eugene Forsey, now on three years' leave from the Canadian Labor Coqgrets. at its Director of Research, to write a history of the trade union movement, 'With'Mr. Thompson and Dr. Forney were two physicists, one from the National Research Council and the other from Britain, and a student from Waterloo University. ft declares that "the civil right act of IK4 deserves and .requires J full observance by every American and fair, effective enforcement if there is any default." ENFORCE ACT - 'Albert said this means that h the comprehensive ami-discrimination measure is not complied with, it will be enforced. . The Republican platform avoided use of the word enforce but pledged "full implementation and faithful execution" ot the new law, which Goldwater' voted against on the ground that two of Its key sections are unconstitutional. The Democtattc platform strongly condemns lawlessness "whether used to deny equal rights or obtain equal rights" and repudiates use ot racial quotas in employment. Northern U.S. liberals and southern conservatives on the platform committee generally agreed there had been some give and take by both sides that produced a platform they could all unite behind., 7 The government ha 2JM soldiers ia th province. This ; it double th number her -last year. Th government tx pert tn hold Attopeu against a Pathet Lao attack, unless -a military spokesman said, the Vietminh Join tn such an attack m largi numbers. vtv trt . . i . .-. r, .- r Middle-of-Road Pla tform By JOHN CHADWICK , ATLANTIC CITY. NJ (Af) . A middle road platform that largely reflects President Johnson's desire not to rock the boat goes before the Democratic national Convention tonight. Approval is expected, with ao floor fight in prospect,-over any of the planks. Member ot the platform committee finished their work late Monday, turning out a document that for the most part affirm present administration policies and promises to improv and expand them rather than break new ground. The chairman. House Democratic Leader Carl B. Albert of Oklahoma,' said that although there were some differences within the committee over 'specific planks, the final action on the platform was unanimous. . ' ', UNITED STAND j v' "W go united to the convention, and 1 expect it to Rendezvous for Nabbing By JACK, LANGGUTH C ISSt Sit Tart IMS SMS Swvtis ATTOPEU. Laos-The pro-Communist Pathet Lao troopt in , Southeastern Laos often '. kidnap the young recruits they need, but It ia kidnap- ping by "appointment," La otian officials say. The subterfuge illustrates th plight of villager In Attopeu, a remote and soggy province that holds great strategic Importance for the pro-Communists. '" t. r , " Attopeu It ostensibly controlled by Laotian government forces. . Yet Pathet Lao sol-disrs, estimated lo total TM, mov throughout lh Isolated villages' spreading Communist doctrine. The youths who hear and heed this propaganda fear re-prisals against their families if they defect openly to the Pathet Lao, according to officii!.. ' 1 V They therefore arrang M . be '.'kidnapped.',' At a set hour , a young man 14 to IS years old strolls from the edge of ; a thicket and it spirited away. EASY TO RECOUNT . Th job of recruiting it atlr because many tribe- ' ' ' ' Aids f ami tahfl disappointed in the Republican convention or disgusted by It, or disenchanted with it. President Johnson expects part of his majority In November to come from the support given him by these disaffected. Republicans. He was given a great impetus In reaching this goal by Senator Pastore's speech. -- day night and the second Monday and there are others arranged for Tuesday' and Thursday nights. Wednesday just for a change- the Mesta menace throws a bail at the Claridge Hotel. About 200 'persons are Incited to each house party and 700 to the hotel affair, rate crashers could outnumber the invited guests. They have at other Mesta affairs. BACKS LYNDON Reason for the big Mesta splurge is that this is the year of LBJ. Perle supported him avidly in his 1956 campaign for the Senate . and for the Democratic nomination in I960. - - But when Kennedy won she switched allegiance to Republican candidate Richard Nixon. . She had been a foreign ambassador in the ,Hrry Truman regime and a lifelong Democrat purse provider. But after the defection to Nixon she was no longer Invited .to the Whit House. 'Now with Johnson in the saddle things hav changed again. And there's no doubt that the Hostess with the Mostest is ruling the Democratic social roost again. accept our recommendations . ,. . without any floor tight,' he told reporters. On the three issues that Republicans battled over at their convention last month civil rights, extremism and control of nuclear weapons the Democratic platform drafters drew clear-cut issues for the. coming campaign. ,( The Republicans, adhering to the wishes of Senator Barry Coldwater, their Presidential candidate, were silent on extremism" and control of nuclear arm. PRESIDENTIAL POWER At for nuclear weapons, it declares that control o v t r their use must continue to rest solely in the hands of the President. ' On the divisiv civil rights Issue, -the Democrats wrote a plank that the southerners on the platform -committee said they could go along with and that one of them, Pierre Pel-ham of Alabama, called "something of a victory forth south," J men fn Attopeu are Kha, a mountain people whose level of education is even lower thaa that of 'the provincial Lao. Th Vletminh are better ' known In Attopeu than Amer- - leans are. In 1M, (hiring the 'last dayt of th Indo-Chln war, Vietminh soldiers pillaged and killed la the town of Muong May. VThe people are afraid." Khamlevnh Boungsaseng. the Governor of Attopeu," said in an Interview. -t ".'The Vietminh were cruel here but they beat the French. This time the people don't know who will win. Their . mdrsle is low." - i TWO BORDERS ' For the Pathet Lao. Attopeu' actions are significant: Th province borders on both South Viet Nam and Cambodia at the end of the so-called Ho CM trail,' which link North and South Viet Nam. , : .. ."'; . ;'. ' Th same , relentless rain that make -village life so bleak here produces bumper rtc crap that could help tn feed both th Pathet Lab and Vietminh armies. ' . -. .- a; ' . ( The Long, Cool iummer VISIT US AT THE "EX" ; See the latest BCLTONE Hearing Aids ; on display In our booth In the, MANUFACTURERS' AIIIIEX j W(N A FREE DELTONE for yourself or a hard-of-hearlng friend. FREE RADIO to person submitting name of winner. Find out the detail at our booth. A " Roblllard t Watt, 17 NICHOLAS ST. 4 iii But Dr. Forsey and Mr. Thompson were the centre of attention and going almost all the talking. Of politics? 1 And If so. what is Dr. For-.sey? Conservative? Libera New Democrat? Or what? - 'Not" a Liberal," says Dr. Forsey speaking for himself. "Never have been a Liberal. No Intention now of becoming one." ti Not a Conservative either, be insists, although. 1 1 kva some other non-party m others, he's been Invited and will attend the Tory "Thinkers' Conference" next month at the University of New Brunswick. : And definitely, although working for the CLC, he's not a New Democrat, having walked out of the party's founding convention here in protest against the dropping of the word. "national" from its platform resolutions. A Sowed then;? "I'm a member of the 'New Forsey Party." the NFP," he explains, throwing .no light on his Saturday evening ren-, dervous jwlth Socred Leader Thompson. . . ' . . . REMARK DROPPED by an MP over the code cups in the Parliamentary C a I -leria the other morning: - "Holidays?" No problem. "I Just take 'em. "And my people back home in the constituency think I'm up here working in the House, and the Whip thinks I'm down there working in the constituency." EVEN THOUGH CONSERVATIVE Leader Diefen-' baker long hat forbidden "pairing." It's not exactly impossible for a Liberal to dig up a "pair." "All We do." smiled Pauline Jewell. Liberal MP for Northumberland, gently joking the other day. "it pair with Ralph Cowan' Mr. Cowan, an old Ottawa Valley boy. while officially Liberal MP for York-Humber. opposes his party, m swinging fashion, on the Flag and ; biculturallsm and bilingual-ism. .. IN HIS NEW BOOK. "Not Under Oath," which he describes as recollections and reflections, John Kieran. in discussing the well - remembered radio program "Information, Please." on -which he was the outstanding per-manent panelist, has this lo sayf "When the . United Nations came into being we dipped into that August assembly' for some special guests ... a Canadian who made an instant hit with us and our listeners wai Lester B. Pearson, now Prime Minister, of his country. He enjoyed himself so much that he came back to share the fun three or four times. We regulars on the program had our favorites, among the 'repeater guests,' and Mike Pearson was well 1 up on our list." The copy of the book from John Kieran to the Prim Minister bear this inscription: - "To the Honorable Lester Pearxon (otherwise and affectionately known as Mike) with hapny memories and best withes." Weapon Offensive? LONfJON (IfPt) Thomas .Blacksmod, 21, has been banned from pubs for a year after he admitted brandishing an offensive weapon a milk bottle in a North London pub. tae? ai nttxist , .nbMiisrvu : AID CENTRE GratJuata Aodtometrltts , . ' PHONE J33-4091 atttvtsattlfffft i There it an oddity in the Templeton campaign (.iis, Toronto - Riverdale. The Liberal candidate reported that a survey taken by an outside agency shows him right in the - battle. Since this report 1 have talked with three New Democrats and one Tory who hav been canvassing for Jim Ren-wick and Ken Waiters. What has a ma fed these people is the dearth of Templeton support they find, at the same time as they meet little unwillingness in voters to express their support lor either Waters or Renwick . Now it is a good tactic to Isolate a three - cornered struggle into a two man race. I would suspect any organization of this. But in this case my reports have been "Honest to God!" ...... NO SIGN In fact, the New Democrats are concerned, especially with the more northerly "and affluent part of the riding. Her they would like more Templeton strength and they cannot find it. - The level of apathy it fairly high and this - concerns ail candidates. If Templeton it to win he will need to create voting excitement which will draw a high percentage of voters on ejection day. This excitement does not exist and since he Is' being outdone in terms of pany workers on the street by his rivals, it wilt take something rather sensational to give him his breakthrough. The Liberals hav been in the van in using surveys in recent yean. Experience in provincial contests in Quebec and, more recently, in Saskatchewan, have made scientific pre-election polling a key to Liberal campaign work. . In the Riverdale situation, either the survey Incomplete or hat been badfy taken or some, very astute people who know the riding are terribly wrong. Without knocking the bright - eyed Mr. Templeton. if the prospect of his runnihg third is realized, the pollsters and their fant will be really knocked on the head. PERSONALITY ' The leadership candidacy of Mayor Vic Copps' of Mam lton it really a step for -him into federal, not provincial politics. IriiiisTi-Ti-i . Tlat Forlorn Search For Strength By Douglas Fisher, MP He wants the nomination in Hamilton South, a ridinx now held by New Democra.. Bill Howe. His aspirations for the Ontario leadership will be noisy even though they are forlorn. The .idea is to establish himself as a party personality with a reputation as a fighter. His candidacy on the lederal scene is not glad tidings (or all the Hamilton Liberals since three of the federal district seats are held by young Liberals, one of whom, John Munro. is extremely ambitious. It's One of the axioms of the political game that no zealous politician welcomes the emergence of another of the same party from his own area. The most striking evidence I have noted on this count is the trouble which members, of the same party have in liking and co-operating with each other if they, come out of Toronto. Ottawa. Winnipeg. Hull fax. Hamilton or Vancouver, and are fairly close in age and po litical seniority. See and drive the new Jaguar 3.8 "S" DIAMOND RINGS Finest Quality r. 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