12 SEPTEMBER 1963, Page 3

— Portrait of the Week— WIT D-DAY for Denning Day looming

rapidly, the waiting upon the lord left time to ponder on questions of Parliamentary privilege, and rumours of a Lords recall filled the air. On a lower plane, Miss Keeler was remanded on charges of perjury, and Lucky Gordon made his first record, 'Christine Blues.' Sir Edward Boyle, who refused to disown the private views of a Ministry of Education medical officer, still under- went the gauntlet of rage of Conservative MPs set on making the suburban belt into a chastity belt. The party conference season began, and the TUC picked up the wreckage after its congress foundered on Brighton rocks. After saying 'yes and no with the utmost possible reservations' to economic planning, the TUC found this an attrac tive formula and adapted it to most debates. Mr. Shepherd, MP, claimed he was frogmarched through Brussels by rude policemen: Mr. Gresham • Cooke, MP, would receive the same treatment if he showed up in Oakley, Bucks, just now. As the tenth mail robbery arrest was made, though no more money has been found, Mr. Gresham Cooke blamed the neighbours of Leatherslade Farm for not bursting in on the thieves a month ago. A daring robbery succeeded in New York, where a thief held up a milk float, and took 100 dollars, armed with a bow and arrow.

GI:rum TO KNOW Nhu is President Kennedy, in- tensely embarrassed at the despotic tendencies of the South Vietnam dynasty. Meanwhile, Mrs. Ngo Dinh Nhu declared she would go to the US herself to set the record straight. Another worry for the President was Alabama school integra- tion, with Governor Wallace again the last bastion of defiance. Twent), children were integrated, at the expense of one Negro death. One-fifth of the villagers of Humlikon were killed in a Swissair Caravelle disaster. General Massu was acquitted of plotting against de Gaulle, Chief Enahoro was sentenced to fifteen years' imprisonment, and Perry Mason, in his real-life role of Mr. Ray- mond Burr, lost a case. The Singapore PM, Lee Kuan Yew, fell into a drain: the prospects of the new Malaysian Federation are no happier. The Yemen squabbling began to appear a carbon copy of the Congo operation, with the newly resigned General von Horn publicly slanging the UN and the republican leader Sallal's position none too strong. Mr. Hugh Fraser, Air Minister, found the going tough in Australia on a sales mission for the new TSR2; more uncomfortable was Mr. Greville Bell's experience of being arrested in Spain and told the time had come to serve a four years' prison sentence imposed in his absence in 1949.

FARMERS MOANED about the harvest as ever, but bank clerks in Manchester went on strike— Britain's first official bank strike. The building unions ratified their recent agreement, after a week of hints that they would reject it; the National Union of Teachers rejected Colin Jor- dan, who announced he was devoting his life to fascism; Mr. Marples is to begin an experiment fining jaywalkers £20; Mr. 'Leslie Cannon, an anti-Communist, was elected president of the Electrical Trades Union; and the rebuilding of Downing Street is almost complete.


MOST BORING sporting event of the year was prob- ably this week's Daily Express offshore power- boat race. Far more exciting was the final dis- cussion at the Drama Conference during the Edin- burgh Festival when the gallery was enlivened by a naked model displaying her virtue. Sussex won the cricket knock-out tournament, and a rugby Test between Australia and South Africa at Port Elizabeth ended in rioting.