29 SEPTEMBER 1967, Page 2

Portrait of the week

Mr George Brown went to New York to dance the frug and tell the United Nations about Vietnam, Rhodesia and the Middle East. Russia announced publicly that she was stepping up aid to North Viet- nam; President Kaunda claimed that the Rhodesian air force had violated Zambian air space and dropped leaflets; while in the Middle East Syria and Israel exchanged violence and abuse. The Dalai Lama's brother described Chinese methods in Tibet, and Peking closed its London trade office. , Strasbourg rang to Lord Chalfont's trumpet and Rio to Jim Callaghan's, where he once again fore- cast a 3 per cent per annum growth rate. But Mr Wilson told Panorama that it was going to be a hard winter, and that the unpopularity of recent measures constituted no reason for abandoning them. Senator Fulbright coined a phrase: the arrogarke of power, and the us was reported to be puzzled by Hanoi peace overtures.

A week for air pollution : ABM is with us and will prObably have to be tested, and the us is to increase her offensive strength with 'multiple in- dependent re-entry vehicles.'

At the weekend Captains Taylor and Copldston were released from an Algerian prison eighty-five days after their plane (carrying Mr Tshombe) was hijacked; Stuart Christie was also freed, but twenty-six Britons are still doing compulsory Spanish. While Debray faced thirty years' im- prisonment as a guerrilla in Bolivia, a photograph appeared to have proved Che Guevara to be the real culprit. The Organisation of American States voted with Mr Rusk to adopt economic sanctions against Cuba. Meanwhile South Africa continued to do a brisk trade with Rhodesia.

Sir Gerald Nabarro aired his dissatisfaction with the opposition leader's public image, and was accused of publicity-seeking by another Tory MP, Sir Harmar Nicholls; and Mr Gerald Fiennes, boss of British Rail's eastern region, was dismissed for criticising railway management. Nevertheless, it was a good week for the shipyards, and the air- bus deal is apparently on. At South Norwood Hill neighbours bought a house to ensure their street's staying white, and at West Bromwich a football fan was imprisoned and fined £50 for biting a policeman.