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The Ottawa Jouwua Published by i TIN -Journal PublUhln Co. of Ottawa Ud. Wl mu It JM Saw St.. Ottm, Ontario. WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 26, 1964 The Democratic Platform . The' Democratic Party platform adopted at Atlantic City last night -is 10 innocuous a document that at any other convention of a great party it might qualify tor a prize as an example of classic fatuity. The party which traditionally is the party of reform, of new deals and new frontiers has settled down to repeating phrases that were cliches years ago. It came out in foreign affairs in support of UN, NATO, peaces ("peace should be the first concern of all governments as it is the prayer of. all men.") It upholds the maintenance of "our military strength as the sword and shield of freedom and the guarantor of peace." The control over the use of nuclear weapons, it says, should belong as It always has with the President of the United States. In domestic affairs the civil rights plank was an exercise in semantics and tact that wins no vote for political courage. The key paragraph says only: "The civil rights act of 1964 deserves and requires full observance by every American and fair, effective enforce-, ment if there is any default." This platform is one more example of the mood for moderation . and prudence which an associate editor of The Journal, reporting from Atlantic City elsewhere on this page . today, says dominates this convention. . Such is the nature of Sen. Barry Goldwater's challenge that he Is already' exerting an influence on the pace of change in American life. SucH is Ms challenge that the Democratic platform, for all its caution and cliches, is a welcome document For the ambiguous and changing Sen. Goldwater has not made It at all clear bow he would support the UN, how he would work with his allies in NATO or whether he and only he as president ' would control the release of nuclear destruction. 5 The Democrats may have given their countrymen only some warmed - over rhetoric. . ' ' . -,-, But to outsiders, it is far more reassuring rhetoric than what was heard some weeks ago in San Francisco. Commons Sideshow . It's a nice point' - It one wants to draw attention to ' oneself what should one do? It is Fair Week In Ottawa and a lady who nought to draw attention to herself by indulging In what is loosely called "belly-dancing" under a tent at SI admission found herself up against the law to the tune of $500. And the man in charge of the tent paid another $500. '.-C It is also; Flag Debate week in Of-tawa and a gentleman who sought to. draw attention to himself slipped into the galleries of the House of Commons end hurled a carton of beef blood down to the floor of the chamber. For his pains he got a night's free bed and board afid a fine of $23 plus $2 costs plus $50 damages. The conclusion seems clear, from here on anyone Wanting to draw attention to themselves should choose thet House of Commons rather than a midway tent One gets more attention and pays less fine. The ideal way of course (for ladies) would be to take their belly to the Commons and bare it shortly before Orders of the Day in such a way ' aS might be called dancing attendance upon the legislators. : Some hon. members: hear, hear. Politicians in Privacy Best? , Mr. Diefenbaker, speaking in the House of the leaders' meetings on the '. flag debate, commended the Prime i ' Minister for being fair, and reasonable ". In a statement on the meetings. More- over, he joined with the Prime Minister t in saying that while there' had been . no agreement "our assembly together has been characterized by extreme . frankness, candor and a fine spirit : That has been the theme throughout." Are these the leaders we know in - public, who bark and snarl at each ; other? '- ''-.' ' -V "'! ? A . It almost makes one wish that Mr. . Pearson and Mr. Diefenbaker in the . House would spy, strangers, have the ; galleries cleared and let members go , Into private session on the flag. ; If that produced a flag to unite the country no one' would begrudge the politicians their privacy. v " Failing that a transfer of the spirit ' of the leaders' meeting to House debate : Is exactly what the country wants. . ' ; K ' H . ...... ' .': a:'! : Sideburns .and Justice 4 , A Wisconsin Judge gave a 18-year-old '. . traffic offender a six-month licence sus-, pension Instead, of three because he ; refused to shave off his sideburns and : . get a crewcut .' :'.; vi ;i i . jThe Milwaukee Journal was ' not. pleased: "No study yet made has cor related the length of sideburns with the good and bad driving habitsN of - motorists. Certainly the whacking off of f AffftHlno tialr tvll! Htt mII! mA, V - " . a defendant a better driver who cln be trusted back on the highways in three months instead of six." Some may be tempted to sympathise with the Judges But if sideburns are a reason for three extra months' sus- Sensiqn, what about moustaches, eards, hats and coats? Magistrates have enough things to punish criminals for without adding personal appearance to the list. r Interesting Mr. Ralph Cowan is the Liberal member of Parliament for York-Hum-ber. He rose in the House this week to protest against his government's flag policy. In the course of his address he said this: "I Want, in introducing my remark, to ' state definitely that not only am I -, Liberal, but I am a Liberal of the Liberals..! would aay to you, sir, there has not been a national convention of. the Liberal party in Canada nor an Ontario provincial Liberal convention, outside of . the Hepburn yean, at which I wai not an authorized delegate and entitled' tovote, ince 1123. "Now. as a good Liberal and t believe I am a good Liberal I will not disclose what goes on in th Liberal caucus. Il ls one of the unwritten laws that one does, not disclose what goes on In caucus once' the doors-are closed. But I can tell the House this. I am not prevented from disclosing what doer not go oii In a Liberal '' caucus, and I would point out that we never saw any details of this flag until. : Votes and Proceedings of May 2S were issued on May 27. The opposition saw this design as soon at we did. If this denotes that the ' Liberal party caucus has given its approval to the .design In question, I would like to know when It did so. I attended all the caucus meet-Int and the design" was not shown and. as I sav. we did not see it until Votes and Proceedings aooeared on May 27. A number of things Mr. Cowan has said about the flag are not in our view helpful to a uniting decision on this matter. But what interests us here Is this evidence that Mr. Pearson not only , did , not give the Commons a, chance to talk over his design before he nailed his party to It he didn't give his party a chance. A most extraordinary way of approaching a delicate subject, we'd have thought. Water Level Worry Canadians complain of a dry Summer and yellowed lawns without any real anxiety about drought The rains will come and the lakes fill again; that they take for granted, f The terrifying prospect is that even with the boon of generous rainfall Canadians no longer can take sufficient supplies of water for granted. This is not a distant alarm. In Montreal harbor the water levels have been uncomfortably low for shipping this year. The Dominion Government has given Ontario and Quebec its plans for coordinated regulation of the five Great Lakes for purposes of water level control. . More depressing than yellowed lawns in Ottawa have been reports from the Lakes of harbors that never filled with water this year and of grass growing under once-busy docks. The anxiety about water levels is such that methods v of bringing the waters of Hudson Bay to the South, are seriously examined. Yet the control of water supplies available still appears more sensible than importation from new sources. Governor Kerner of Illinois at a recent Montreal conference promised the support of all governors of midwestern states in protecting the shared natural resource of water in the Great Lakes. He noted that scarcity is now the problem although in 1952 the water was too high. Obviously there has to be an authoritative study of water resources to permit a long range control program. There appears to be a risk that both Washington and Ottawa will decide they, can turn this study over to the competent International Joint Commission and await a report that could take years. '.--viJr - There is comfort In the thought that experts on the subject will be here next week at a meeting of the Canadian committee for the International Hydro-logic Decade, 1965-75. The purpose of IHD is to accelerate the study of water, as an essential step towards the rational management of the resource in the interests of mankind. Canadian participation in this study, sponsored by UNESCO was decided on last November, and MaJ.-Gen. Hugh A. Young, Ottawa, is chairman of the Canadian committee. , - The committeemen accept that water resources must be managed and that Canada, blessed with one-quarter of the world's fresh water supply, has growing water management problems. X These experts, if they felt it necessary, could jolt governments into emer-gency action. Without the' advice of experts governments would be like the rest of us and panic only when taps were turned and no water, flowed. Notes and Comment Municipal ' Affairs Minister Spooner i has warned Ontario municipalities, "We ' can't run . everything from ; Queen's . Park.'! It is doubtful he has been asked to run everything, Just pay for It.' -: -, : r i ; i v v. 'It' . ' Revenue Minister Benson it surprised to receive i letter Inviting him to contribute to a sustaining fund of the Conservative : Party. If he were as concerned about the state of that party " as his colleague. Trade Minister Sharp, professed to bt In a Speech last week, , Mr. Benson would contribute gene ousiy. , ; 1 Democratic Conoenlion: .gerald Kennedy, Coasting at AranticXQty'' so well thet there's not a chance of anyone starting a bandwagon for Bobby Kennedy or for anyone else, not of hi choosing, for vice-president. . a ; No convention delegate whom I Miked to thinks K even past-lag strange that a great political party should abdicat Its right THE Democratic party tt in . the : unique position today where many of the opposing party have a" vital Interest la losing the election. There it la fact little future for the tons, the Kcatlngs. and what la better day were known at the Eisenhower moderate, unl s Goldwater suffer the kind of resounding defeat which the polls if they are correct ere prophesying. ministration occupies a posiuoa, which, inc the Hershey coo-terence, .cannot be seriously challenged la important m t-ten. At that conference Senator Goldwater yielded to General Eisenhower end Mr. Nixon a veto oa hi foreign and defence policies. After that, he It not able to oppose th : policy of co-existence which the Eisenhower Nixon administration inaugurated. Ia fiscal matter, la enacting a tax cut while there Is e budgetary deficit, tb ad- By JOHN W. GRACE at The Journal' ATLANTIC CITY, vice-president - even in the "THE Democrats '-"could not century of U.S. history when have chosen a better pike the presidency four times ha to match the mood of the con- been a hereditary office, vention they have been staging Everyone now believes that on the boardwalk. There are no new frontiers In Atlantic City. They are still selling salt-water taffy . and fudge, playing miniature golf, ikee ball and pokerina. The hotels, which tvere once, all grand style the Dennis, the Traymore, ' the Marlborough-Blenheim, the Shetburne and the Claridga are curious period pieces now. F. Scott Fitzgerald would have felt at home in any ss IIV.IIV Ml WIJ the President deserves the cour tesy and loyalty of being able to cast the decisive ballot. Other conventions did not always think so. ' , '- rresiaent jonnsoo i iniiuence Uo0 wncn nere teems au .ine more P oominated. s u a s I r tor mt Doing in Washington. He has managed that little paradox by keeping on the telephone and giving the impression be know what everybody's doing and saying. , II. J of them. But not John Fits-"" '"Z'-'Tr-.. The party which four yean ago pledged to "get America moving again" has settled down contentedly or wishfully in Atlantic City where the main movement It up the Boardwalk and back, where everyone comes to tee everyone else walk. If ever there was a party rhich is coastirg on Us record rw v.biiiui,, urn amttmwt Eugene McCarthy and Senator Hubert Humphrey were In t e r-viewed on a national TV program about the vice-presidency, Mr. Johnson phoned both of them and told them how pleated he wat by their performance. The air it to heavy with Mr. Johnson's-Impact that Senator Humphrey it talking like Richard Nixon. The once breezy T. irJl " ""r'"'" rmV senator from Minnesota ; hat 'iu lm convention. been reduced to uttering banal- a right to coast. And indeed they have. The convention hall it festooned with statements of the administration's achieve; menta and they have some substance. ; This is a convention which into the Great Society, The excitement and the drive of the Kennedy ytart have given way to cool caution, - The key word at the convention this year is not 1'challenge" or "sacrifice" or "vigor;'? it it prudence." Only partly it that a reaction to that imprudent man,; Barry Goldwater. it is precisely the right word to match President Johnson's way slty. ...;A- hat crossed .the New Frontier dent. Senator John O. Pastor wasn't allowed to wait around on the platform to hear all the applause for bis keynote address before he wat called backs tag to take a call from the Presi- No wonder President Johnson liked that one. "Never in so short a time haa ao much bean la the Deep South will probably never be the tame again, The days of all-white representation from Mississippi and Alabama at a national tonven uu. . .i-.. . i nm fnsKMi nave naen nvui ministration ha made an Innovation, -which" almost all Republicans regard a unsound. But thit .innovation Is working better than any fiscal policy th what would 4t have beea like bat WOUM 4t save beea like country hat known in thit g ration, perhaps la any genera- On the question of the right and opportunlOe of Negroes, (he Democrat occupy the only possible position, as champion of the right of Negroes, as en- develop within the party and in Amwmiy eatllklsa .ehas wmyi ! lea ' For the only way to undo forcer, by consent when pot- the country which would coa- what was done to th party la siblt, of these rights, as sponsors front .the convention not with the Cow Palace I to prove that f the opportunities which must the personal choice of Lyndon Goldwater Republicans are ' a not be wUheld from Negroes Johnson but with a popular minority of a minority. And to, say longer. Who, except the ir. mandate. If, and I hope I can a a matter of cold politic, the reconcilable racists, can object also say when, .Humphrey I moderate Republican, and also to: that? ';. , ; L , chosta, he will be a Mtional the genuine believers m a two- t. ! '7 ' , , I "" He wiO not be, like his party tyttem. save e stake in furtw'u w. ,k. 1.,L- Republicaa opponent.; aa im-an iaditputable succet for tb TH.!?Eto!tJlu,ti!?j1 beadplckwl pou- var tf-Wlv kaaad ml ideal : V" -p'ro.7 I political J"" consensus which ha earaswt Pf stitli4aijee f ktjtiak r. 400 Mes by Canoe -I ,' Thltti ttu third of low ariteU$'on 400-mU$ canoe trip from lakt Winnipeg to Hudion Bag, written for Tht Journal by D. M. CooMcen. With Mr. Coolican were MUlott Rodger. A. B.J. Lovtnk. Dr. O. M. Solandt. Sigurd OUon and Bla.tr from. AUGUSTS for loons generally found in Up late to find the southwest families of 1 or 4.) Slg says wind ttill blowing strong. It these are bachelors, congre tion are over. The present party helped us along our way but the gated in tingle blessedness. oSup to'7.i,Tv. -V .re high enough to make Some of u. are suffering from participation by Negroes or ab- steering hard work and keep us mild stomach upset out sig , dicate to a pew party organize- close to shore to take advent- hat made hit special pork and7 will be Negro- age of sheltering points. By beam to tempt and revive alter Ts'-'f";-. --r"'T"l.. til . Ka Lim . Amv. . AnnarMllv VI m ' lutKaumm we nao vane aooui j wmr But oa the Boirdwalk, where MM w. , i mAm had not been rinsing our dlthet delegatet are buying sweatshirts on which it printed Tin case of emergency buy me a beer," ail this teem inconte- Alabama In November and It I tar more interested in holding what it can of the rest of the South. That cause it not helped by getting the convention worked up over what it, after all, only a moral Issue. - " ". THE air blows in : cooler . from the Atlantic and It hat a way of making things tnord comfortable than they really should be at M degrees in the sun. Perhaps that it why the The delegatet claim. they have Hies about patriotism and toy- crowds still come to Atlantic my even inougn us minion dollar" pier looks like a piker today. ... By out, Philadelphia la on. an hour and a half away New York two and a half. Yet for all the tense of urgency the social problems, of the great American cities N o r t h and South -- have given to this convention, this might at well be accompUthed that Is good and the Virgin Islands, great: for our ' country," Mr. Pastor aaid in a bit of hyper bole that should Interest historians. , s " -v m- . s? -: THIS convention is alto try- lng to past off the contro-versv over tha aeatine of eh of working. The President hat Alabama and Mississippi del- , to stay with LBJ. stage managed this convention The delegates don't want to be -distracted from such local diversions as Sam Snead playing Tony Lema (MS watched the golf match) or Eddie Fisher or Sally Rand at the local club. They want only .to be-' I lev that the country's going hot tea for the sky Is mostly well enough and got the.-trott." cloudy with very occasional tun AUGUST S thine. After lunch the wind Our situation this 'morning quential. The party hat written changed to northwest with oc- wat that we ahoulf do M miles oft both Mississippi and , i r t 'vj -ir r Jy nd I 1 'J& s-r.4- X.itt'Srmd.jit Li (CI' i. T is 1 5 . - J -TaW. 3 Hit Ixcelltncf th Ambastador of tht NetKtrland . tees Canada th$ hard way. .' " ... casiona) showers, and our course la the next three day. It is changed lb northwest, bringing mostly river work with at least Kuwu mm wiiit m mi unit uiw v ., , , . . . , , torn worthy of a tub-committee examples of their kind and the tb wind head en a It freshen- on portage per day and rapids of the credential! commute, believing Is easy, The Democrats have bad such But perhaps tome have a sensational fratricidal fights m patting moment of worry when, the past that this year's preb-'at they walk the cigarette-lent dot indeed teem relatively strewn beaches, they look up to minor on th surface. ' ", -: a great billboard bearing Barry But ao matter how the con- .Goldwater's picture. On it ar vention tries to paper over th only these' words: Mn your to make the effective choice of problem, tb Democratic Party heart, you know he's right." -Plattoifm By WALTER UPPMANN led to the point where we were according to the map. However making ad headway. We gave up by aooa we bad gone from Knee and are now sitting in a shelter- Lake 4 Swampy Lake where ed spot doing nothing for the U shows two rapids and first time. If the wind drops w had to portage 4 times,' shot wUJ press on hut if not w will two rapids an had on H f t camp. This morning. Just before over. The portages were well lunch we found en Indian plcto- marked end about wile each, graph on a rock face. These are ; Thit pan- of the river flow found 1a Quetico Park and we fatw drops JS feat and is dotted aaw them en tb Churchill Riv- with bouldert. above the surer ia our 'M trip. They ere prim- face. Others for which e sharp Ittve drawing of a a I m a I look out it kept lurk Just below tu , ' ' canoes or spirits done with a betraying their entente Sy tur- I '' J 1 ' , 'reddish brown Iron oxide pig- face ripplesThey ere tome. I ment on a rock face that slopes times .bard to see ia the sua or tion that the only right road upward and outward. ' wbea a breeze , disturbs the to th. presidency i, by .legion. So far the weetr luu be wrface. and dm ty apporntment. iims-ttied aacii dav. an, rain, ' We reached Swamw ' Lake it.i!?J!Ilr,ill7S Th" xo hlL'n t by a .1. , brisk southaaat wind ao mm " 10 fmed House area tying between bugged the S. shor for shelter Mf 0,u,wd warm plain eVthTwert Sd " outlet at S.3S iloSa? nv' HXa.,i ; ""d pull. Several camp-personal prerogatives of the , (itM wert inspected before re-presidency to unseemly iengths. , ' , , AUGUST 4 turning to tb one first seea. T1l?rntlV" 10 wwU V.. Having ttopped rty yester- Elliott mud Omond ar taking be to doing, to Mt a movement w( m ,, Mr tod,,. , over th cooking to deal with u j , a . we were la the canoe and eonw special aenyaratea p e r a paddling ta calm water by bc , , s , ,r, towards the gap leading to the Wild fowl abounded on northern taction of Knee Lake Swampy .Lake. Wt have seen with a gentle breeze helping us Napoleon guilt, terns and th 'A .';".) ...',' ",',,.;; ' ;..,. -s-.l. :-.' yellow legged plover ttandlag Luck was with -us. W got on hlr spindly lep bobbing Into th long northern part of their heads si if they were hie- the lake early, the sky .stayed cupping.,. f :, : . . clear sad wind dropped to that i , . ." . AUGUST lrei!encyaoout ticlan. He wiU have instead not T L ""fT TIZST J lr ,m,(ta "" ovr deep interest as well at much offjc but a mandate from th Tbt 'iJOB ,1!)0.fc to lv ' 'seJ eil the better: i. . 4 , . , P" horizon ahead. As we stewed fruit, bacon. . norridie. stewed fruit, bacon, , porridge, . . . ' i suspense. Tht tuprem coo- suspense. The supreme con- .'!-,; - tide rat ion here it, of course, IT IS clear the platform ' that tb candidate thall be fully raises ao sharp con trover- qualified to be president. He tlal issue among Democrat or hould at the same time be the with moderat and progressive choice of the great majority of jicpu 01 team, in lurvign aiiaira h j irai w vtmaravrw- and national defence the ad announcing ait own choice until, tv- k., . ha hlmaall haa Mm l" PTSVIOU COrd, SMd by for president. As I see ft, be bat xercltd a right of veto by excluding an th availahl candidate who' bad " not been put to th tost of election la reaching their present position. There I ao doubt that it Jt on of the prtsidemt'i deep convic- -r- MOPSV WOULP YOU MIND WEARING THESE SHOES TO THE PANCE TONIfSHT. '1 ( ' ' , v j''" -1 A Other Views HIGHER EDUCATION ttont point unmistakably to Sea- . v... n. 1.1. wij, nunvis, numpnsvy- - Although I have ao las Ids information, tt does not seem to ma that the president bat beea playing a teasing game ia not Tea student of Melbourne, : Australia, University claim a' world record for smashing a piano with axes and hammers in two minute and 2.1 secondi. - mutual aMrtttance between BrlUin and Poland wss signed by Viscount Halifax and Count Mwtra Ksayntu at the ish Foreign Office. :. Mitt Doris HaU and K. New 'won the pair Jumping event at th horse how, a feature of the Central Canada Exhibition. Judged perfect In th IB to' 30 month elate in the Baby 1 Show at the Central Canada ' Exhibition in Ottawa were Ray Martin, Robert Gorman, Bobby Dougan and Lois Hollington. .. A threatened ttrik of British railway workers was called off at least temporarily owing to the threat of war. Th workers sought . a minimum weekly wage of SO shilUngs ($ll.70i. . : j; ; Pope Pius broadcast an appeal for peace from Caste! GondolfoY , - ' t . VS. 'President Frsnklla Rootevlt addressed a plea for peace to Hitler end President Motcicki of Poland.' . , ' , 1 progress tree top begin to show : above th horizon and eventual- ly an Island come Into view. , Th effect I dramatic and to ; I the chang when one Stands la th cano. At time th whole horizon can be filled . In by, : standing Bp. ;.yv!.'M.-.-t-- Paddling Vat been sustained ggt, toast, coffee. It has been a hard but exciting day with good rapids to shoot ia th morning and three portages in th efternoon. Th rapids appeared about every quarter mil and our only delays , were from th time w took to decide where to go for the river here to tak advamag of this good; divides Itself at etch drop into weather and to . make op for a number of attentat route tb time lost yesterday. We era divided often by Maud. Once anxious to get over thit b i g Just before lunch by mitread-weter. tiunut: A. . 1. in a .inui in cm -'..a Cornell, was seven mtnutet. No ! ; By late afternoon we had Bi.ir n ,k. doubt about tt, higher educa- reached th east end of Knee other tw canoes took a' side tion Is a wonderful thing. It t Uk snd wr back ta th rlvtr' rout behind two itlandt - that would probably Uk a group of with a good current to help ut. involved them la 4S ininutes public tchcol youngstert a whole We pushed on to find a good wading ometlmt hip deep day.- . 1,:, ... , , ,s , j campsite end when we ttopped, puthing tb canoes ever rocks "vJJJT 111 1 . 1 ; J ' bad covered almost N mile, i tnd lifting them over ledges M-.'Vr'''''';:iV' IfDuck are beginning to con- only to find at the and thet 25 YeaiS AltO f,,"' ,nd m M prmc" E)Jiott and Blair had had ae .-, ' 1 - , ' Journey outb. W taw a group; ondrinj. what had happened I mas Via Saeraal ml mm. St. Has ef T kwni (an unusuSI numhar in FORMAL agreement of J ' i ' J !cuai'.v,,.;;''-,'l: ' ( ' ' ;.' ", - ' , j ' ' '', i ' ' .