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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 7

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 27. 19M THE OTTAWA JOURNAL 1 BIRKS "ZiLlZZlL out of poverty aSSSSeSSSlSSSSWSSSWSSWW.i. , . ' , , . . V S .' f ( V 4 ' '- . P ' ncM trie fop i'.l BIRKS ETERNA W MAT1C P ' :;:".'! !" HUMPHREY V. .the Hold the , By JtlCHARD JACKSON af The Jevraal For Uiree months now. some of the Honorable Members Ijave been worrying about ' their long-distance phone bills. AM to has the Bell Telephone Company. For some of those bills, according to the last official word on the issue, aren't be- tog paid. (Tbe) House .has , evidence that, eight of these bills total II.JW. That would make the average unpaid bill in ihat particular bunch, $IN. ' Now assume there are more than eight who have been refusing to pay their phone bills and there are lust suppose all 2(5 MP's took that pot,k- C ' Their total tab would run, then. IS0.JM in the red. . JUST USTEN lo Dr. Gey Marcoux,, Social Credi'. MP for Quebec Montmorency,,, speaking on ihe issue the Other day m the Commons: ."Mr. Speaker . . . lately. ' a commercial representative , of the telephone company ad-: vised the chairman of er . caucus committee that we owed long r distance phone bills, and pleaded with him , to have those accounts paid P- "Those bills amounted to variously II3MS. IJM$, , I1MCS. WIS, IM.JO. tW.0. . S412.Bnd Wiro. . u Dr. Marcoux, went oo to re- can that last year when the MPs voted to raise aalarterfrom f 10.000 to fit.' ; too with W.ooe of it ux-free, tlsaW taeaWaaji akak-a.t fl . t benefiU like lavment of .. t .-. TStiZA by the then read into record Ihe applicable section of Bill No. Ml. that omnibus piece of legislation the Commons had used to raise its pay and pensions and provifle those fringe benefits. Ah yes, Mr. Speaker Mac-, naughtbn had. agreed. Yes . indeed. " except that, alas. Ihe Internal Economy Commissioners had "not yet decided that long distance phone calls should be paid for . . . and until Ihat eav ciskm has been reached by the Commissioners. It' Is not legal for the Government to pay such accounts. ''a THE CATCH WAS that Mr. Caouette and Who knows Just how many other hopeful MPs had neglected to read the fine print of Section 4 in jn No w telecommunications expenses would be paid as the re- spective Houses may pre scribe for their members.' And until a, firm decision was made otherwise, reporte Today Islam has been virtu-Mr. Speaker, the Commis- ' M Important sinners had prescribed that influence on the lives ot Unj U long-distance phone accounts would "remain the personal debt and charge of the tndl- vidua! Member concerned and not the responsibility of t h e Government." - That seemed olain enouih. But no. f jUIt (h. other day up popped Dr. Marcoux with his protest that the telephone company In . requesting the MPs pay up. was. in effect, t f a Vr SPOKE GILLEI GBEGOIBE, the CredltlesU . Ha was protesting.- he said. - . protewng ne said, not just lor tne , creaiustts, but lor "several Liberal MPs who came to mo and asked me to speak on their behalf. - ,- as well as man, Ctm.S uve Members. ; t .: wnai s more, ne wasn't go- ing to pay the bill It was, as ae put it, "a mailer af principle" and he and ceri '" her MPs were quite prepared to "have our phone fines cut, ... . e --'.-' a tJVIt tai a.sraatsaas long-drstance phone bills hnd No'I Man In even greater in-"' The region is littered with de-unlimited travel expenses fcei dignalW ' . eynI a4 locked-up mosques. ; tween tneir constituencies and . the Capital. J' J j But since then, their power' ffulfw lntnul Frww.. . - Mv.n-.i,j vvnr , anlttee has had second thoughts about this open-fiand-,ad generosity. j "-' So they cut back on travel ; gxpenses to one air line pass - weekly, and to sort of even things off. for those MPs who il always fly, or who drive " ULlr ' 'roort, ' wssed In mileage for t heir : : And on those lone-distai-a v ulls, the Committee warned . them they bad better hold the . i phono. ' . :.. , iv -.'.', v;' I "IT WAI IACK THBeC , ,N MONTHS ago (hat 'CrediHsta . i itttr Caouette made the ! fir,. , . lint formal complaint. n the . i Commons that the phone com- v 1 fny had had the temerity to - j tuggeet that MPs might Hart .... t p.r.1 Vina. , , .-? . itaan t we Kyi votao to l lay those phea bills paid happiest warrior' Hill Phone ... - While thera -I. no authoriu- INQ to see what happens now., (v figum on the, number of Will the Internal Economy practising Moslems' m Urbekls-Commlstkxiers ouletlr bow la tan 14 there are some the Ml ateasure? -t ; Or. knowing that, the tax- payera are peexing in a I g a i,.r..i MM. ,k.i, .IL.ia. will they stand firmly by their Initial decision that MPs are .really Wy listt peoplt, tt Mm uwr fxnwiiruenis, nmi nave no immunity ro and aava no Immunity to fegiiimeie whs, teiepnone or wtherwi 1C T.r Tl. ms Saw, r WASHINGTON - The Democrats havt picked at their standard bearer lha two moat energetic men in the party: a hurricane and typhoon a moderate and a liberal, who represent thev-Iwo dominant wing of the . old Roosevelt coalition." Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (hare one thing in common: public opinion ha- emphasited their least attractive qualities. - Johnson the political manipulator and Humphrey the gabby know . it all thee are the popular stereotypes that have hounded them throughout their careers and prevented them until low from reaching ihe pinnacle of American political life. '. In some ways they are very aimilar. They were both bom withrnore animal energy than a Texas steer. They are both Capitol Hill men. They were both influenced, though in different ways, by the exuberant populist doctrines of another generation. They are both compulsive talkers, and they have both moved into the centre of the political spectrum. Johnson from the right and Humphrey from the left. Stood Alone Both of them have come out of poverty, Johnson in Texas and Humphrey in Mm-nesota. and both, Ironically, have reached the top together after concluding thai t h e y would never make it. Standing -alone, each at SPOTLIGHT ON UZBEKISTAN (2) The With A bondomtd ' and cess vrrltd sneifsirr- jriw holitr tkt Stvitt ttlilud toward rtUlinn in th trmtrol A ian rrpnhlie a Uzbekistan. In fkit itnry, John Beil, Canadian Prtti corrtipnndenl in Matcmw, drteribrt ih decline Islam and ihe emancipation women in the region; By JOHN BEST TASHKENT (CP)A symbol of present-day Urbekistan is the crumbling or converted mosque. Before, the 1117 revolution this corner of the Russian empire lmo" antirely Moslem. hek people. Hand in hand with Its eclipse has proceeded the emancipation of women, kept deep In the background in Moslem times. "But there Is a certain sec- " population (the exact number is not known which continues to profess Islam and freely perform all re ligious rites," says official government literature. :. ''""? , , - The laws ot the republic os- :Llu KHM.L4. ffM tuttk- Sua. antl-reliaious rooaganda. But anti-religious "propaganda. But It's easy to see which has had the most powerful Impact. CONVEBTED TO CINEMAS ' - " " T lru mt0 ,p,rtinent houMI' lbrt. riw shopping centres, oinemas and public "monuments," "ft term "monument"! Is CIB1, auphemlsm. One nUVUUaj Ml sVUMIOwlIeSp WVan.lltwani ,umelll w guide; turns out on Inspection to be a pool hall ' The autherities say there are U0 operating mosques In Soviet central .Asia, which embraces four" republics of which Uibekis- tan with 10.000,000 people Is the moat populous. However, some pre only makeshift or part-time 21 MO 0O0 ht- the U.S.S.fC as a whole. It's impossible to verify she figure, i i i 'We don't keep count," says Ismail Mahdun Sattyev, deputy mufti for the central Asian re publics and - Katakhstan, dls- the situaiiner her'.', a soft-epoken, dignified . rqan of about 00, he met with of about 00, he met with Visit mg niwsasoer mn In a rsM-an. Ult traundl of v A reassure tome these mtl sectors of the electorate and . repels, other. The president has won a remarkable following in the business communly ' of the nation more , than any Democratic presidtM since the, Inception of the lie deal. He does not come at his problems with a fixed Ideologl- I cal bent. He Us not a critic of American society, as his predecessor was and as Hum-" phrey is, and this seems ui Impress. many Republicans, as' it impresses many politicians that here is a man tber, can JOHNSON . . . long hesitation V I Ay. Analysis, , 0(.Th,9 to nnntlon, By Jams fasten Ot m NtwYvkTkmes Mosques Decay Rest of Past Tashkent's main mosque, Bare Khan, built la the ISth century. FREEDOM GUARANTEED 'Freedom of religion Is' guar anteed, he insisted. "There la propaganda against us ... but we are convinced our laith is good and we are doing our busi ness." Periodically new editions of the Koran are published here. In 19SC there was a printing of 4.000 copies and in 19(0 one of 5.000. On the grounds of the Tash kent mosque Is a library containing 25.000-tiooks and 2.000 manuscripts, many iof them rare, some unique. Included arej copies ot tne ivoran in le on ferent languages.- One copy is 720 years old. While most of Udbekistan's madresas or religious training schools have been closed or converted into museums. still operates. It's in Hufchara and haa IS to 40 students. 4a buttneas viitv. . ' Yet this Is precisely the quality in Lyndon Johnson that troubles many of tne progres-. r sive, -Intellectual and youthful '' elements in the United' States, and contributes to his reputation as a policical mechanic. Plans, Dreams Humphrey, on Ihe other hand, with his interest in ideas and programs and his exuberant optimism that things can be fixed and improved, still troubles the business community with precisely the plans and dreams that delight the intellectual community This contrast between the two Democratic candidates, strategy of bringing as many voters as possible into the pragmatic centre of American politics, also has its political handicaps. For since both men have modified their views in recent years and since they started out at opposite ends of the political spectrum on some subjects, the Republicans will no doubt be able to show that they have often differed from one another in Ihe past and that each is now taking positions fie opposed at another Of all those affected by the decline of Islam here, na group has been more profoundly af fected than women. The veil, without which they were not permitted to appear, m public places in former times, has king been abolished. The new-generation Uibek girl Is well dressed and educated and has little lime for quaint customs. ., A government brochure, of fering an insight, into Ihe sort of values that prevail here to-; day, says many women cotton- picking machine operators have become known far and wide in Uzbekistan.", "Twenty eight thousand women of Uzbekistan have been decorated . for their outstanding achievements in work: Eighty women have merited the title of Hero of Socialist, Labor." Tsaasrrsw: Water comes the Hungry Steppe. ' . to - tlAV!i:lt!' Capitalist norms Is obsolete and wasteful. It hinders the manager, often paralyses production end does not stimulate technological progress. The whole system must, therefore, be replaced hy one of "economic guidance," m which profits, "together with other Indicators," wilt play a ffey part. . The slate has other eco-nomic levers at Its disposal such as taxes, - bonuses and penalties (Including penalties' for late delivery)' as welt as price control. .,- ' Prices, however, must not only be revised; they should .also be made more 'flexible so as o encourage Ihe Intro-, duclion of new commodities and put a premium on quality. Finally, interest rates on capital must be employed in such a way as to encourage efficiency. . . Mr. Trapezniknv carefully 'distinguishes Ihe role af, interest rates la 'Russia fret their role ht tod Wes(, where they represent "tlnr profit of the capitalist." Ha aim takes care lo present his proposals as. compatible "sHth th eee- tton in the? party program that referred to greater mltl- . - XfJXt''''tmmf'MtntWnmMii ass sea s aSw.aoasMt '?Wi'Y?!:V' Comrade The debate among Russians about the part that profits, prices and Interest rates should plsy in economic planning has been given a new impetus. .This discussion is associat-d m the' Western mind with the name of Professor Liber-' man of Kharkov, who two years ago launched the Idea -that more scope should be given to Soviet managers and that mora reliance should be placed on profits. It has never died down, - for the obvious reason that ts subject matter (the need s fo1" reform Soviet management) has remained Intensely topical. But the publication in Prav-da of a mator article by Aca-demiciM )j. Trapetniknv. an authority on automation, markl the beginning of a new phase; . ' The article, entitled "Far t ' Flexible Economlt, Management of Enterprises, was fol-lowed. by an edlMrTal note In which Pravda Invited all "specialists" to take part in the conrnvarsy..'- . L MrS Traperniko takes. 'as'. khis - starting i point the fact f . '.- that the, present Soviet sys- .- atlve "within the tasks pra-tn s1iiild, Ohlliswry tenbed by tit ttatt pltni." Ume. f i-V ',, ' vTbtT chances' are, however, thaf-Humphrey wil be able to take care of ijimself in the campaign. Ndbody will have to brief. him, on the issues of he day. He was leading- the fight .for civil rights, the treaty to partially ban nuclear teats, expanded trade, medicare, the peace corps, federal aid for the public schools, end the tax cut long before these things were major issues on the legislative calendar. i 2 floppiest WarriOr certainly nonoay win out- talk him, or out-last him. He ! the happiest warrior the Democrats have had since Al Smith, and nothing liberates or exonerates him as much, as -e good old rough-house fight ' By the same token. If Johnson and Humphrey survive the election, their relationship is not Ukely to be easy. It was hard enough for Lyndon Johnson to curb his energies and his tongue when he was vice-president, but he did it most of the time. ' . Humphrey would have an . even harder time. He i the least conspiratorial of men. Ha thinks question aie things to he answered, and he dually blurts out what he thinks. There is some seasons for believing that this is one cause of President Johnsons-' long hesitation in picking him up. With his energetic, optimistic, extroverted temperament, and his yen for netting into the middle of things, he could easily become another centre of poliucai poer in.Js'ashing-lon. and th.s is not the sort of thing that Johnson would be likely to fancy, j Fought So Hard Vet it is clear from Humphrey's actions, attitudes and writings of recent dale that, like Ihe president, he does not fit the popular impressions of I his character. He sat in front Sen. Richard Russell in the Senate dur ng 'the cisil rights debate. Iistenmg to the Georg- lan grind his teeth in anger. and kept saying lo himajr "Shut up Hubert. Don't sayls" word." He will hurt the Democratic ticket In the south, vet there n no better indication of Hubert Humphrey's development in the last 10 years than the respect he has gained among The Southern senators with whom he has fought so hard. This no doubt helped him with the president. This and his sense of humor. He is a gay man in a solemn world, and no cast of political characters in a presidential campaign ever needed gaiety so much 17 MM Hum MiMC 1 1 MOW ON DISPLAY IN CAEtLiUOOD PLAZA J I -a -m.i Bj a RUSSIAN "ZIS" CAR BUILT - FOR STALIN - COST $87,000 Only (0 Such cars, exist in the whole of the Soviet L'nion, exclusively for the use of high officials. Here, at the May Day Parade in Moscow in 1951, Joseph Stalin rides with Chinese Premier Mao Tse-Tung. Stalin later gave the vehicle to Mao, who in turn gave it to his nephew, who in turn lost it to the South Koreans. All parts of this 28 foot, $87,000 automotive monster went sand east fa heavy steel. Russian engineers claimed its eight-cylinder, in-line engine (a modified tank engine) would push the 7.500 pound car at 185 mph. Your Camplttt "ONI STOP" Shopping Ctntrt CARLHIGWOOD SHOPPING PLAZA Where I Stand By Barry Goldwater N Somt of Stnafor Goldwartr's supporttrs claim that ht it bting maligned and misinttrprttcd in much of tht Amtrican pr;tss. i : . . -. ' : , V"r- ; i-"-i-T-TiTa s AlX: I Ht The .v. i I' ' 5 .'ST 'ifc . v -a.-v v o 3 ' novfjjwMitt. 14 kt. DssifaaS nctutMlv tw (irks m ttit tsmus ( aetUMsi at Sastnvtsasl. tpt Villi STKEET and iiiurgs mm ruu ' -'H: y a- a in i a I a ETERMa-MATIC J anxsnnrt 11 eit i V 4 bs0 kasnii , In view of thtst claims. The Journal believes that Canadians would welcome a chanct to Itam at first hand just what his views art, particularly on fortign affairs. Starting this Saturday, Tht Journal will publish a five-part ' serialization of his book, Whert I Stand. Watch for this valuable strits, starting Saturday., t Journal x 1 I i w- - an - -l i a . n i

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