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t The Ottawa Journal The Wondrou Wor,d PubUaha t Tha Journal PubiteMna Co af Ottawa L14 Xn Qimm 81 JJ4. Sparks tt, Ottawa. On La no SATURDAY. AUGUST 29. 1964 CBC Breaks 100 , "Thanks Larry, welt Its like you said: Derek Longhit is best so far m this '. staling final round. 4wt anything could . nappes and probably will . . And so it goes with CBC at play. But If the Commons committee looks really closely into the matter we hope they'll tell us what those floor managers do. And that "etc" now what b an "etc." out at a golf tournament? Maybe the fellow who tells the floor managers (plural) what floor they're on?.-; "" .... , ,; 'V av4-.-V" V i Buying a New Rod "C Once it was easy. When a man made .' lis basic decision whether he wanted a fly or bait casting outit, he went , to the store and made his choice from 'tmong relatively few types of rods and thrust a fibregtass rod Jnto his hands before he knew the difference between a perch ande 'ptckrrel. When -he reaches the age of choosing his own equipment, he needs to hire a technical consultant to know. what to buy The old level-winding bait-casting outfit is considered crude and out-of-date by the new generation of spinners. The tplnnlng reel looks more like a piece of space hardware than part of a fisherman's klt , . ft irU It doesn't matter if a man can boast' of a misspent youth with v a ' short metal rod and a Pflueger reel made In 1940. He is told today to put it all pemnd him and take up spinning. Walking through the old neighbor-. hood and stopping to gaze at childhood haunts is surely one of life's universal experiences. It doesn't much matter whether the traveller come home again has' journeyed from across the country or just across the . Rideau Canal. But henceforth, n lane teas . aenousry mo wnat of 'that vast tract of badland modern Idea ot reporting In depth. wnere wars werfJ ought? u is a puny F ISN'T so that history Our owa iuess Is that 92 was about vacani, lot hardly, big enough for half . . ' '00f l ove,t oniv rile T I make?,ieve &2XMS that all 92'dld aomethlng, but this only p,at gchoolyard where a fcy was an-,wilh Mr, john Morgan Gray's accounts for those -cluttered CBC pro- other Babe Ruth or Joe" DiMaggio if new life of Lord Selkirk of jects in which Cameras are. changing na bit a home run. is now about the - Red River. This erudite work is a. . . . -J a ' la. .nUA . a . .... . ... . t .if; 1 J J 1. una iireiues. teams oi vuivra uwwi oi two nannnau . courts, vei u is " um-umcma .u over each other, and the poor audience is given an immense sense of bustle and electronic gimmickry but only once In a while is told what the score is. v"'.Weri.' guess that wraps it about up " from here on the fouith tee but we'll take you now to Johnnie Jones baca at the . ' club house to teN us what's new there." "Thanks BUI; well 1 guess what you . were just saying there about tells the story aU right but tf I may just re-cap "VWhat you said 1'U then call ka Harry Artful who ia down at the scoreboard." , . ! - ' "Okay tow Bill; yea the scoreboard is -l,1 right here and. like you and Johnnie ware I - saying. Derek Longhit ia leading the field. ti and aa my fourth assistant script writer r an deftly puts il: That Derek realty hits K. M liar wnuKm w a-jua;ua. - wmmm' tional finish let's turn It over now to on of our team of eight commentator; com - ks l4R3etttongue.N ' y 1 f J. 'Hello folks, this b Larry Uneetongue : Ualking to you from th refreshment booth 'at the 1Mb hole. Well, th old saying f about the longest hitters hit the farthest .has never. .proved, more tight than her today.' irgot rlgntap close to Derek ? Longhit as he was leaving the locker-t room before th gam and her' a funny . thing: I said to htm. "how yoa going to :, ; hit em today -Derek?' and he replied j just as coot as could be: . 'Pretty good. ci hope.' weH air tie s don just that; - he's hit tetter , than' , anyone ' around this little old golf plant today and Is certain to be the winner though of course you never can teW for sure and I . wouldn't be t afl surprised if one of those hard-fighting boys out there won't : yet came ia with a better score. WeH. I guess that's the way this tournament looks to us from here in the commentators' booth. Just wait etc and welt gtve you back to Bill out there on the fourth as big as it ever was. The visitor's pace slows as ,he nears a house with the , number he remembers so well. But is this the house? He wonders if he would nave recognized it without the number. One cannot look too long at the outside of a plain house, and especially a house that is not what it was. - Every adult knows that, his old neighborhood will not be quite as he remembered it, that the big things of childhood will seem less big now. But few are prepared for the width of the gap between memory and reality. Thus '"The Prime Minister, Victoria," says the letterhead of Premier' Bennett of BC - -''"!. N. The pretentious parade of provincial premiere who claim "Prime Minister", is tiresome. - Because politicians are mad on precedents Mr. Bennett will gay Ontario started using ."Prime Minister" and "v. Saturday's Notes ' i: A newspaper headline says the Democrats and Republicans aire'poles apart. reelsl He might pause between a South The pollsters say they are polls apart Bend or a Shakespeare. He might be , . tempted by some new antJ backlash: Those two chauffeurs who walked out gadget. But a level-wtndina reel was a on Queen - Elizabeth because of level-winding reel; a fly rod was split-' '"mediaeval hours and conditions" could bamboo and that was pretty much that, j T they were driven to it. rtiaa ror tooay sporwman. lie proo-r paper-back be of the same vintage. : -The Ontario Municipal Association believes the cost of marriage licences should be raised from $3 to $7. SomeV. '(not Just, bachelors) will gay the price should be made prohibitive. ' I ! !' Relations between prisoners and prison guards are said to be getting; ; friendlier, ?This- is one - case where : friendliness should be next to guarded ness. 1 'li. i A London locksmith has confessed that people on the wrong side of the I a tar ar . Pillar onnA mm na Mvtf' The old rods handled good heavy burglary equipment opens new-design1 chunks of metal. ' ibefty daredevil orJtafear A-serioue raid. if,, is estimated,. V red-eyed wobbler.; The line waa either sitk or nylon of comforting 18 pound test. Now it's wispy filament that doesn't look as If it could hold a two- pound box of chocolates. will cost British thieves up to $9,000. ; When psychiatrist meets psychiatrist,, look out! A meeting of 2.000 of the nrofession in London hearde theorv B... . I .J a J . .a. Fi" . -m J.J , . out iiBw-iaiisiiu or nut, a new roa mat uioy axv ouroeneq wiur irustra- holds the promise of a neW fishing life. Uons. With a duty to be interminably And. a fisherman knows it. Is bound to kind to patients they can only speak, .be bettY than the last . .J ,, ' thelf minds to each other! , ' x- -1 - 'i . . . S.T- A Mountain of Novels is significant that the first "thanks" go to the Dominion Archivist. But rt is also a spy story, a murder story (plenty of murders!), a poignant love story, a saga of exploration and frontier, a ponefduel fought out in high places between British and Canadian government authorities, between Indiana and whites. Scottish and French, The Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company. In this biography is one of the depths not enjoyed by most novels: the story Is not resolved. Mr. Gray doesn't deal In certainties, he doesn't paint his a casual journey to the place of child- noble lord as nothing but noble hood becomes more revelation than - lord, he doesn't assert that but recollection. ; ,or or that step the course n I. Mt i wrmrW if th. thild rf hlltory oul! By IM.S. The CBC nearlv broke M in the the experience Is better if the traveller S0MET,MES- "hen ho' ,n wl wr ,h V y B0 heeeW very " . i is i sMivh nt mmr-mwm at thriMmr itvhs. wr the Hawt Ku twriasi mnwrv si Km it Mia thai wared of a thriller who were the bed but what worry about hi recent Canadian Open golf champion' - ship. Actually it , toured the course in 92 The parliamentary secretary to the Secretary of State in answer to a Commons question last week said that the CBC in English and French, radio and television, used at the tournament "92 employees of which U were cameramen, 42 radio and television technical staff and 39- others including commentators, producers, script assistants, floor managers, scorekeepers, etc." In the world of business there is a checking-up device known by auditors as a "spot-check." Is this perhaps a good occasion for the Commons com mittee on broadcasting to make a spot comes unseeking, as if he just .hap pened to' be passing by after some years' absence. The old place as il is will bring back memories. The old place as one JT HAS always seemed to me that a good biographer, more than a novelist, can reveal the kind of glimpse of "He liked to recall the stimulus of those carefree days, with a certain suitable regret for time misspent;, as aging men with time grown short have always forgotten th sheer pleasure . that squandering tim once was." "York had grown since he last saw It in Its raw beginnings II years before, but its chief buildings had been sacked and burned by the Americans in 1811 and the burning of Washington as a reprisal, had not noticeably improved the appearance of York ..." "D'Orsonnens would prove himself a rigid soldier, useful la the field and probably a bore in the mess . . ." "Robertson (was) open to the charge that his highest loyalty was ultimately to his own pride." "Fletcher's first act. and almost his last sober one as a commissioner, was to put on his uniform and throw back his shoulder." !' , . .-i , i - ... ..v - .i . Miahttar i Cerdasn heal. I know all members of Having mad those few re- the House regret that fact as .aK.Kl 4n.i.'f u a ...ti,. ku th. rhil. mark. Mr. Chairman, which I much as I do, but I would . . '.i-- ,k, :. cannot think were et all annoy- appeal to those supporting th 22. .i2 52i rS?.."?. " '. " -"turbing rSu.ion to took a, th. """"'-"" '""""". T" r to my boo. friends opposite. I tton as H actually exist. There them the better, for his walk through r trul perhaps w can get is no us in the world shutting . the old neighborhood. Perhaps he will rid of or pass - our eyes to th real situation. understand himself better too.. t Metaberat Oh, oh. w reergmtn it and we .-.... TT Aa am. Mesnbert Get rid of murt lr V?1 1 7 1i a a- a ' solution for R. The situation vne rrvt tnougn Mr what Ontario can doBC can do Oetter. r . m rrery band diespeet for and h..NiIlw,icieMtar TSSBSTw- ?J3& - " - hTptriment I Shaw in Prince Edward Island feel they - J' can do no less. In Ume there will be tAa. JjL JS .II Prime Ministers. . not one, at there win be lots of chance the record of rWnlninn . nmvinrial rrtfrnr Ten l.tar ' t aanilt aak tka nlaU. Other COUntrie Whit happen HI fr escape, settlement of like Le Carre's spy who came happened. Immigrants in the then wilda in out ot the cold ia the only To the grace of good writing Manitoba and over hi grave cure. Another time manufactured love or high intrigue merely worsens our sense of thinks it should be is apt to disappoint. , emptiness and only a genuine in the 1700's. he has brought sensitivity and disputes with authorities. She torn awareness that man ie wrote him: much the same as he was back There is .satisfaction in being re- """J someone eises gner we may therefore see in Sel minded of the Interminable games of m um"a 'v m hide-and-go-seek, of stopptag at the cor- u ' kirk's joys and sorrows. In his greatness and his amaltnesa. much the same ebb and flow of ner wn.ecuonery air sunuay on, , bee, use of a postcard to our human character a. we see in in the beat-up family car. of the friends desk this week from an idler ourselves, or at least in others long since forgotten. ' . on holiday saying he didn't mind in our times, :1s that not an- The memories come easily, and yet eold eatber. for he had other depth to biography? the: strolling visitor seeks something mountain of novel. .d : . . ... .t . I! .t WWISK WM WJ. I m. f ITIOUn' more un rem .eciinj 01 muse yuun , . , , wha, iem. days, the "real thing. The visitor begins to see how distant the real thing is when he turns the check on CBC? The CBC could show in corner to walk down the street he complete detail what all those men jyed on. Once this street was a wide were doing and. why they were dolBV.r5rld. and ran as far as the eye could it. The committee could then e I f e r SM to the edge of another world. The approve . the' operation and say , to a visitor finds only a narrow street that restless public -that in really does take peters out after four blocks. ' 92 men to cover a golf match; or It , what happened to the mysterious could find that CBC made of the oc- mansion wnere the cranky old man casion a kind of annual CBC Summer ved? .. just ariother frame house ing vista. He is an insistent novel reader, we know (rem previous arguments: but a mountain of them! Does he anchovies and radishes? Our friend, and others like him. when children. must have had history or biography stuffed down them like spinach, or a bad run of luck when as adults are worse than bad novels for or. interest: outing Xor employees ana leu wm, get. back a bit from the sidewalk. And they are pretentious. "I with I had not screwed my courage up to be left behind . . II this cannot be. done without your personal exertions for pity s sake make up your mind to let the wicked flourish, they cmnnot take from us our own good conscience, and if . we do not allow them to bereave us of health and tranquillity, we can be happy without the right -being proved." .Selkirk's troubles with the past and present that move authorities in tngiana ' ana . t- I , J . I 1 f J f. ..... ..tniai ... ai men sit down to a full meal ot , ... . .:i a. ,h. -j HHimcni) .wnwuinn iviisii tai.ivii iihiiii vj u-v.h -..n. a phrase, sometimes to con- perhaps by him of his terms sider his own bearings. of charter and his conduct of Let's try some . of Gray's his company, and from the vio- glimpses. lent and surely lawless opposl- w. .k.ii k.m rj lion ot the North . West Com- their first selections were the context ruthlessly, letting the P"; Jf dry - as - dust tomes, which reader set hi own background as he tried to put the record clear, but "... h was perhaps beyond realising that only the most devoted and unoccupied would labor through the complicated paper that told hit tory." , Matter deteriorated-, ar did his health, He sought relief In the South of France, relief from death. But hi problems followed him. His opponents of-, fered to buy him out, but that would seem a public confession ol his being in the wrong. Wrote Lady Selkirk: "The choice between the adoption, and rejection of Ellice's proposal is merely a question between money and principle." He died shortly after: "He would not again see Edinburgh, riding in past Joppa and Porto-bello. through the fields of red earth with the gulls blowing like tora paper across the landscape." Many a great novel is equally moving and as universal in it revelation of life. My aim sere ha merely, been to convey to those who read only novels that there Is waiting Jor them another wealth of expert- .... u. . h. - - I i 1 hV - Ctrl a-IWV .... - .i ... i . L.J :n, a w. rtmj umm luuuu w n.uunn , -aa mr ence, Ule spawns; HI gi wjh- had a truer rview of things than the ch,Ilen)e M n of,- KMy , em , tonBite dews unto the hills and valley, growiMip.--It It not enough to say that rejearcii lo try to set out not strength and love. Her hue of man's past memory plays tricks, that it "glamor-j -" " ; ; ' ' ' izes the past, for one senses the truth of his own memories. The child did ; live In a wondrous world.-. " Leaving the old neighborhood, not to ' return again for come years, the visitor sees children. If he is tempted to tell 1 them. "! once1, lived here, too," ha Short Bits From Hansard J Weather. Fhorcast ,.'v.,y. TdniV t aJa.kl if- and waxed each floor. ' Tomorrow's weather? It win pour. , MARY F. Mac DONALD. Ottawa. 25 Years Ago tnm Tka hand at aa. SS. SSSS AH right, t one of a great deal of confusion. pojME MINISTER NEVILLE made a ahp there: I do not sup- ,rw ."v . . 7 7? . CHAMBERLAIN said that pose it will be my last slip and very much poorer general teel- though th issue of peace Was why should M be? I should have " natkmbood than existed BIKjecided Great BriUia was in aid. perhaps we could dispose hm " jMue WM mtro" readinea for war. of Interim supply and get oa ' ' The Marquess of Lothian, with other business. " - new British Ambassador to . J , Mrs. Jeaa Wadds (C-Gren- Washington, arrived in New Flaaae Mhsiater Gsrdsai On vtlla-Oundas): On cannot help York. a point of order. Mr. Speaker, but arrive at a dismal frame Sunt. V. A. M. Kemp, "A" I did not know It waa proper Division, RCMP, Ottawa, , was posted to "O" Division, Toronto. Rots Trimble, coach of the Rough Riders, was conducting s school at Lansdowne Park Tor future football stars." There was sn enthusiastic enrolment of 140 youths. Canada Construction Ltd., Of them will be putting on airs. . tr to shake hi head up and B"c" C,T, T;! Monireai. receivea tne contract . . down to indicate if the figures ,Deet for taw nd oraer erior- for th renovation of the Good I Me Were correct -rv iwihv w mien w aiivpiiviu waimii, iimb uiiuvr- , ' tJ those ; who ' have responsible taking involved $245,000. J. S. wT ! XT positions and turn to something Lefort was th architect l!w ZjLEZ ' " "'ferent W. know Great Britain and France note recorded m Hansard. ,,, MUtn (n4toe(j f(unt Kin( ltopoyi Mtum Mt. DMsgtosi No. but t h desirable, and should be con- a suitable mediator In the Ger. knocks could be recorded. atant. But cynicism is not man-Polish crisis. . ' . 1 desirabl. I am seriously con- Ami McWatters Joined the D. S. Marlutaas (C Calgary cemed that during this past Ottawa Rough Rider. North): Any attempt to seui year the general attitude to Gov- G. G. McCormKk. onanist the flag question on the basis eminent seems to m to have of Bell Street United Church. of th present resolution is going grown steadily worse. W . in wss given a presentation by to leave lasting wound which this chamber seem to worry and th congregation on th eve of ably never evea started with a bamboo1 Canada's first book was printed on ," " very long time to confuse other Canadians, i his departure for Toronto. pole and string. His father- most UUly r tn hb. some ot tooay sv at a - a-. : . - a . . 1 nonaritark twwV tatnlp tf tkaa anlntifr books look as if they might ' Extra Sleep 'Important , To Older Folk It may not be tired blood.-after all. that gives older people that run down feeling. Il may be that they don't get enough sleep. Dr. Philip. M. Tiller. Jr. a.' Louisiana State University wrote an article recently for the Annals of lnternalMediclne in which he told of finding a "pie-ponderance of , tension, fatigue and apprehension" in older patients who slept seven hour or less as compared with those who habitually slept eight hours or more. When he put the' short-sleepers on program calling for nine to II hours of sleep every night and on to two hour during the day. most of them reported after a month that they had a new sense of well-beng. When be put some of them back on short sack-tima they got that dragged-out feeling again. This is all very well. But bow is a fellow to get nine to I hour of sleep when the movies of his younger days, which are no superior to modern ones, can be seen only on the late-late show? . . Side Lights Kbiaskcnev's Drive Hamilton! Spectator Canada's Lord Thomson says he's amazed at Russian PM Khrushchev's "drive'V' It's the kind that drives the rest of the world to distraction. 'Bargain-Priced' Rolls-Royce tCl ISSI Htm Vara Tkaw ISm (arrtaa LONDON. ROLLS-ROYCE Ltd, and the British Motor Corporation have teamed! up to produce what is almost! contradiction in term. a bargain-priced Rolls. Th new luxury car, which sells her for Just under &000 (J8.000) compared with C3.500 (9tt30d) tor a. "Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III. I. th Drat result of two sad one-half years of technical cortabonition between the two companies. . BMC. in terms of assets, is th biggest auto manufacturer In Europe. In terms of production it Is the second biggest after Volkswagen. Th new car. like its bit brothers in the Rolls stable, is bunt for quiet, high-speed performance in which the only thing the passenger hear is th ticking of the clock. The car la known as the Vandea Plaa Princess R (th R stands for Rolls-Royce), and the, Rolls contribution Is a 430-pound .aluminum six-cylinder engine, which gives th car aa unusually high power-to-waight ratio 175 brake horsepower at 4300 revolutions a minute. ' The engine u the civilian version of one the company ha built for military vehicles over the last 18 years. Vanden Plaa is th name ot an old car body building firm founded m Brussels In 1870 which BMC took over In 1846. Th new car is similar in general lines to another Vanden Piss Princess ' made by BMC. which in the United State is known a an MG sedan. A production goal of 12,000 cars a year is planned, half of which will be earmarked for export, mainly to th United States. i Th car has s top speed of 112 miles an hour end what is said to be extremely powerful acceleration, s Never Run Away; From A Boomerang fnm aa aaatraSaa Ciiiiiiln JHE Australian boomerang, for thousand of years a hunting or war weapon of the Aborigines, now gets more use abroad than in it homeland. The boomerang or "come-back" weapon 'i one of the country's unique export and popular plaything particularly for tourists. Many a next door, neighbor's broken house or car window can be put down to an unsuccessful throw. ." - ' -WUh proper skill and direction, however, the returning boomerang does really come to this is Frank Doanellan, a Sydney businesman and self- styled world champion boomerang . thrower, who has don more than anybody to popularize this unique sport Frank once took to the stag at Sydney's Tivoli Theatre and delighted audience with hi teats. From the itage he-threw the boomerang to circle the theatre and return to hi hands. Every, body liked it except the orciies-' tra's drummer who suffered a nervous breakdown" after 'sitting through innumerable episodes of boomerangs whizzing over the top ot his head. - a pROPERLY thrown, the boomerang hover gently back to th hand of the thrower, if thrown wrongly the best advice ii "duck for cover." To show how easy it is to "bring back" a boomerang. Donnellan once stood on the top of a city office building in Sydney and threw his boomerang out over the city rooftops. It reached a distance -of -75 yard and circled accurately back to hi hands'. H one threw and caught 48 timer in succession at a public exhibition. Frank alio hold a record of eight "minutes to make,' throw and catch a boomerang. He also threw a boomerang 140 yard around a tree and back. Another leading exponent of the art is Joe Timbery who leys claim to the Australian championship.-Joe can make the mis-ail Jump e fence and spin hack to him. He claims also he can teach any person in three lessons how to throw the weapon, end have it return, but, he warns novicea'aat tn attemnt practice m the vicinity of people or buildings open spaces era definitely . desirabl. . Another piece of . advice from him, is "don't run away from a boomerang." its path sticks to no set course. v : . . v The Australian returning boomerang, like the country' I animals, is a weapon unique loth continent It never ceases to fascinate audiences whether young or old end Its aerodynamic characteristics have beert studied and copied to such' a . degree that if you look at the hp of the wings of the modern Jetliner you will see the clearly defined shape of a boomerang. There are 20 or more type of boomerang but the returning type is the only one which has gained popularity. - . :j "THE story Is that th boom- erang was invented from careful observation by Aborigines of the leaves of the Aas-tralian eucalyptus. In shape, their leave somewhat resemble a boomerang and they possess In the wind that return swerve which is akin to the return flight of the boomerang. - The returning boomerang is a light thin end well-balanced weapon, ranging from 12 to 30 Inches in length, ft may have two straight arms with a sharply angled bend, a right angle In some examples, or a curve that is very deep and symmetrical in comparison with Its length. The Australian Encyclopaedia explains that In the throwing ection, th returning boomerang is held it one end, behind the head of the thrower, with the convex surface to the left and the eoncave edge forward; the arm is brought over rapidly and Just before the boomerang is released R is given added impetus by a quick and strong movement of the wrist The thrower runs a few steps to gain greater power tn his throw. The boomerang i thrown for- wra st a downward angle, snd mt flra lm1. n . . ... aoon sweeps upward hi e bori-' soma! plane, with the flat surface downward. It may be thrown so that one end hits the ground, then it ricochet trp-wards at high speed. As It flies through th air it rotate in a horizontal plan, completing a" large circle up to one hundred yards or more in diameter, and from two to flv smaller circles, before dropping to the ground In the vicinity of the throWerl The Aborigines used the boomerang both as weapon and alio as sn object to scare birds towards the hunter. For the '. Aborigine in time of war or hunting, the boomerang was a great help if It misted It target -4t merely returned to fa thrower and gave him a second chance. .

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