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Saturday, September 10, 1966
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Today's Best From Europe (Austria) s Q iQsjng j-jjs Touch? "Yes, as a matter of foct we have got that lion of yours in our 'lost ond found'." A Waiting Game RAWALPINDI, Pakistan The United States and the Soviet Union are facing an unusually similar dilemma in Pakistan today: how to woo Pakistan away from Peking without unduly antagonizing India or contributing to new tensions on the subcontinent. J. Anthony Lukas Th New York Timet Both Moscow and Washington are plainly concerned about Pakistan's ties with Peking, particularly by the substantial flow of Chinese planes and tanks into Pakistan since last September's war with India. Both are actively considering at least limited sales of arms to Pakistan to prevent China from gaining undue influence in Pakistan's military machine. However, India has expressed grave concern about any such move by either country. Although some of these expressions are discounted, both capitals know that arms sales to Pakistan would undoubtedly harm their relations with India. Moreover, both countries are reluctant to do anything now which would hurt Prime Minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi's prospects in next February's Indian ' general elections. Finally, both Moscow and Washington are reluctant to take any step which ' might increase tensions between India and Pakistan. The U.S., at least, has gone further by indicating that any such sales would MKen Lidd THE social and personal pages of newspapers of today are quite different from the age when they were more personal than social. . 1 The thought comes to mind upon reading some early issues of The Medicine Hat Times of 1887. ,: I can imagine what would jiappen today if I reported that some chap don't wear a collar. One of two things, if not both, would happen: The paper would be sued and I would be sent back to school to learn the English language of which I don't know a great deal. BUT SUCH A GEM appeared in The Times I was reading and it appeared in a column of personals. The item indicated that a young lady who was not taken with (or by) any of the young men of Medicine Hat was asked, ."What's the matter with Conductor Frank Parrott?" "oh, Mr. Parrott is nice, but, but he don't wear any collar." Such comment would never be published today if only for the fact it is not often that you meet a man who don't wear any collar. - I searched other issues to find whether this slur on his dress had annoyed Mr. Parrott and whether he had taken the trouble to reply publicly. But there was no further reference so Mr. Parrott must THE GIANTS DlC IRVIM'S PLAN TO PLAY MAURICE KH-HiAKt? CW 7 rffc bAMb tVt WITH ELMER LACH AND TOE BLAKE HAS ONE MAJOR DRAWBACK . LISTEN, WE CAN'T EVEN 1-IO probably be tied to some sort of agreement for the limitation and probably reduction of the two countries' armed forces. For the time being, therefore, both the U.S. and the Soviet Union are sitting tight and watching. Among other tilings, they are watching each other. For both countries would prefer to see the other take the leap first. If the Soviet Union began arms sales to Pakistan the reaction to a subsequent resumption of U.S. sales would probably be somewhat milder in India and vice versa. On the other hand, if either Moscow or Washington did begin sales to Pakistan, the otter capital might conclude that its object of reducing Chinese influence here had already been partially accomplished and might therefore decide not to move. Although the two countries' dilemmas are broadly similar, the U.S. problem is probably more excruciating for several reasons. The Soviet Union has been supplying large numbers of planes and tanks to India since last September and this would tend to soften the blow in New Delhi. However, the U.S. has not supplied any lethal weapons to India since it cut off all military supplies to both India and Pakistan during last September's war. It has been careful since then to handle both countries in precisely the same way. In February, it ann have taken it in his stride and kept cool, for it is pretty difficult, I imagine, for a man to get hot under the collar if he don't wear one. THE PAPER ALSO reported the town's butter and egg man who was also getting it in the neck, but for a different reason. The paper reported: "There is a man in this town who would have more friends and do a better business in his line if he would pay closer attention to the peddling of his butter and eggs and less to other people's private affairs. He is spotted." Now isn't that an item to scramble the curiosity of those who were not doing business with that particular butter and egg man? The papers of that day were full of more interesting items about people probably because the people were doing more Interesting things. George Lee, for instance, got his name in the social' news because he was selling tickets for a raffle. What he had to raffle, upon selling enough tickets, was one revolver. . INSPECTOR GORDON, of the Dominion lands department, stopped at Medicine Hat on his way home to Winnipeg from the Pacific Coast and rather foolishly dropped into The Times office to make his presence in town known. MAURICE CAN'T ENGLISH , I CAN'T FRENCH... M V MEAN , LACH ? ) KJFW TnCW LET'S WHIP f i I Am , -Si r45iPii5dmWS m I THIS LINE INTO A S s I -,..-n vze6tzzzzzz&i w . N shape ., " r i LBJ's WASHINGTON - Last weekend political campaigning began in earnest for the coming November mid-term elections. At stake are all the 435 seats in the House of Representatives, 33 of the 100 Senate seats, 35 of the 50 state governorships to say nothing of innumerable court - house posts from sheriff to dog - catcher in every county across the nation. By Anthony Howard 7h London Observer Traditionally, Labor Day, the American summer bank holiday, marks the moment when Washington witnesses a wholesale political evacuation ounced it would resume sales of "non-lethal" military supplies such as transport, communications and training equipment to both countries. However, India knows it would benefit relatively little from such a move. It has never depended heavily on U.S. weapons. Its needs are now met largely through purchases from Britain, the Soviet Union and increasingly from its own substantial production of military hardware. Pakistan, however, was almost totally dependent on U.S. weapons particularly planes and tanks prior to last September's war. It still has substantial numbers of U.S. F-86 Sabre Jets and Patton tanks, for which it desperately wants spares and components. How the U.S. will respond to this request ultimately may depend largely on what progress can be made toward a limitation or reduction of India's and Pakistan's armed forces. The U.S. is known to bave been pushing this idea with both countries. Pakistani officials say Pakistan is "ready and willing" to reduce its forces "on a proportional basis" any time India agrees to do so. India is less enthusiastic about a reduction of forces at this time. Her position is that it must defend its borders against not one but two antagonistic neighbors Pakistan and Communist China. (Copyright) It is to bi hoped that he left town before the paper came out so was spared reading that "Mr. Gordon was a little struck on our climate, as he was not thoroughly dry when arriving here, it being the wet season at the Coast. But it is only in one sense we refer to him as not being thoroughly dry." They said what they thought in those days, and in what must have been a reference to a CP publicity gimmick of the day, one reader contended "a very clever way to advertise the Banff Springs. . . sending Lady Macdonald and her daughter out there under pretext of health." THE RAILWAY EMPLOYED, a news butcher who was known as Old Dublin and who got into the news because of a quick change act that was reported in this fashion: "Old Dublin the coffee vendor is serving a month at the barracks for accepting $5 for one cup of coffee from a lady on the eastbound train and forgetting to give back $4.90 in change. Five dollars and a month's board is pretty lucky for a single cup of coffee, and poor coffee at that." Such items were to be found by the dozens in most early newspapers on the Prairies. When I read them I feel that Bob Edwards was a little over-rated. It is difficult to tell whether Edwards referred to fact or figments of his This THAT'S 1 TOE BLAKE I e s EAKj NO LANGUAGES . BESIDES LEFT WWSJ 7RAN8LA7TM Waning Prestige as senators and congressmen take to the stump in their own home areas. This year, however, there is a difficulty. Instead of having already risen, both Houses of Congress, are so behind with their legislative timetables that they look like being in session until well on into October, possibly also having to return after the elections to complete any outstanding business. The situation is certainly not the result of any presidential design: indeed in itself it illustrates just how far LBJ's skill as a legislative miracle-worker has lately slipped away from him. The past summer has undeniably been the most dispiriting one for the president since he came to office. Sometimes as in his carefully staged but catastrophic intervention in the recent airline strike he has publicly fallen on his face. More usually, however, he has simply found that his old political Midas touch no longer works. At one time it looked as if the defeats and disappointments he has suffered at the hands of business leaders, his own supporters in Congress, not to mention the unkindest cuts of all from the pollsters had taken their toll of LBJ personally. For much of the summer he sat almost incommunicado in the White House sulking as it were, in his tent. In marked contrast to last year when he operated virtually as his own congressional floor-manager he more than once seemed not to be even seriously trying to get the passage of his own bills. Instead, like some Co-riolanus figure, wounded in his pride, he held aloof, from Congress, from the press and, until the last month or so, from the public as well. The recent sweeps on to the Eastern seaboard, into the depths of the Middle West and two separate excursions into the Northern industrial states conclusively demonstrate, however, that LBJ is not preparing to do an Eisenhower and sit the elections out. All the latest indications suggest, in fact, that he is proposing to hit the campaign trail harder than any president since Harry Truman. It would have come as a shock, especially to his crit ics, if he had done anything else: even those who portray LBJ as a carefree riverboat gambler have al ways acknowledged that if he cares about anything it is votes. The hand, however, he now has to play is far from being an easy one. Column imagination to which he attached various names. THE CITZENS MADE their own fun in those days. When Conductor Noble and his bride returned to Medicine Hat from Port Hope they were given a rousing reception that must have startled the wits out of the engineer of the train. The track to the depot was lined with torpedoes. The Times advocated the need of a library to give the young men something to do of an evening. The early closing bylaw (7 p.m.) governing the shops meant long evenings for young men who had no homes except their "own lonesome rooms." If a library was built it was likely it drew to town a Tor-ontonian who was touring the West doing a great business selling a device guaranteed to strengthen chairs. It was a flexible wire that bound back, seat and legs of a kitchen chair so firmly it was practically impossible for the thing to come apart. In my time in this business I have covered many meetings in various halls and I am sure I have sat on some of those very chairs. I have sat in many kitchens, too, where a hospitable host has taken the trouble to screw the legs of a chair tighter before offering it to me. But not for a long time. Episode: Maurice Richard SPEAKS BOTH JOHNSON . . . still fighting From his earliest days as Senate majority leader, Lyndon Johnson has always been a politician with an implicit belief in justification by success. And in the past few months it has been precisely success that has eluded him. Of course there is tremendous prestige simple in the office of the presidency and its full weight thrown into any mid-term election is not a factor to be underestimated. All the same, LBJ this autumn cannot help looking a somewhat bedraggled figure compared with the triumphant political conqueror who a mere two years ago swept the nation for the Democrats. At least as important as the coming battle for representation between Republicans and Democrats is the degree to which in the next The Things They Say Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him. Robert McNamara The whole point about getting things done is knowing what to leave undone. 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Nothing could be more mistaken than the normal portrayal of Lyndon Johnson as the good party man. He is not, and never has been, anything of the sort Even in his Senate days he always believed that matters were best settled not by issuing any rallying cry to his own colleagues, but rather by making bipartisan arrangements with a few key Republicans, His view of the role of a party leader is, in fact, very much that of the later Lloyd George, even to the point of taking very good care to see that the electoral war-chest always remains under his own personal control. It was only last week that one state Democratic committee cancelled a schedule banquet appearance by the president on learning that they would be required to return SO per cent of the proceeds to the White House's own political fund. It is hard to estimate how far the disenchantment with LBJ's way of doing political business has already gone with the party regulars but certainly any serious reverse for the Democrats this November could bring the dissatisfaction to a head. Even in the normal course of events the party in power has to expect losses in a mid-term election and the very scale of the Democratic triumph in 1964 is likely to accentuate them this year. Add to that the president's own bruised prestige and it is not hard even now to imagine an aftermath situation in which anyone talking of the need to restore a sense of identity to the Democratic party would command a ready-made response. There is very little doubt who the person taking up that theme will turn out to be. Conceivably it could offer Bobby Kennedy the one chance he is likely to get of mounting a serious challenge to LBJ's own authority this side of 1972. (Copyright) Written Guarantees Page THE CALGARY HERALD Ceylon Today COLOMBO, Ceylon At first sight, the scene in Ceylon is perplexing. A few years ago, Sinhalese and Tamil leaders were metaphorically plunging daggers into each other's backs, and when many people took the leaders literally there was blood spilled. Now the politicians are in the ecstacy of reconciliation. Ceylonese wondered if they were dreaming when Lucien Rajakaruna The London Obeerver by Tamils shouting slogans Only six years ago, Senanayake as opposition leader was displaying at his election rallies a large map of this small isle, with the major part shaded in red. The red portended, not the Communist menace that a predecessor, Sir John Kotelawala, fought with McCarythite zeal, but the Tamil menace. The harsh words were forgotten after the last general election in March, 1965. Senanayake's United National party emerged as the largest single party, but it lacked an over-all majority in the House of Representatives. The outgoing premier, Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike, hesitated to leave the official residence. Senanayake told the Tamil federalists that democracy was at stake, and in response to his invitation, a national government of Sinhalese and Tamils was formed. With the dark days of communal tribalism behind them, the leaders of the national government are now settling down to Ceylon's economic problems after 10 years of rule by Solomon Bandaranaike and later his widow. Mrs. Bandaranaike, now leader of the opposition, is in hot water. Her election to the House of Representatives is being challenged in a court of law. A select committee of the house is investigating the charge that an insurance man gave her a car when she was premier. Her brother, Dr. Mackie Ratwatte, who is her official secretary, is being charged in court with having accepted 5,000 rupees ($1,050) to give a foreigner Ceylonese citizenship at the time his sister was premier. The activities of Mrs. Bandaranaike's government, ministers and favorite officials are being investigated by commisions galore. Against this background, a treason trial provides daily sensations of murder and mayhem which had allegedly been planned. It has also provided 10,000,000 Ceylonese with a James Bond-style enigma. The Crown's first and star witness was a dapper Mr. Chandrasoma, chairman of the Port Cargo Corp., who has worked wonders in transforming Colombo harbor from one of the worst in the world to one of the best Chandrasoma told the court that he first heard about the plans for a coup from a Trotskyite senator at Colombo's fashionable Eighty Club. What he heard was confirmed the following morning by a woman. Up jumped the counsel for Ceylon's army commander, Maj. Gen. Richard Udugama, and 27 other suspects. He demanded the woman's name. Chandrasoma maintained a chivalrous silence throughout intense cross examination: the woman had confided in him. The defence counsel said he had biographies and pictures of habituees of the club that would be "very revealing." The case is building up to a salacious climax, with everyone speculating about the unknown Mata Hart. (Copyright) Clearance of Convertibles IestiDess Soft (E1718A2) 1964 FORD GALAXIE CONVERTIBLE. Whjte with red interior, V-8, auto, trans., Power S & B, radio plus many $010 C extras. "OK" Warranty 99 (J522A) 1964 PONTIAC PARISIENNE CONVERTIBLE. Block with matching red interior, V-8, auto, trans., Power S & B, radio plus extras. "OK" Warranty .'.. '2695 Liberal Trade-Ins Not just another But THE Preferred Place to Buy. CHEV. "ok;' Calgary's Five Saturday, Sept. 10, 1966 Premier Dudley Senanayake recently flew to the traditional Tamil stronghold in North Ceylon and was greeted of welcome in Sinhalese. Low-Cost Financing - OLDS. used car lot Downtown Bargain Centre Ml 5th Ave. at 2nd St. S.W. Phone 262-1107

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