15 SEPTEMBER 1961, Page 3

—Portrait of the Week— MR. KHRUSEICHEV REJECTED, as 'a propaganda

Move' the Anglo-American proposal for the suspension of atmospheric tests and the Soviet Union conducted the fifth, sixth and seventh of the series of nuclear tests that were begun on September 1. President Kennedy announced that French troops would be trained by the United States in the use of atomic weapons. The Trades Union Council rejected unilateral nuclear dis- armament, supported the establishment here of Polaris bases, but condemned the training of German troops in Britain.

1HIRTY-TWO MEMBERS Of the Committee of 100, campaigners for unilateral nuclear disarmament, were sent to prison for not promising not to go on protesting against the bomb—among them Arnold Wesker, Christopher Logue, Robert Bolt, the Rev. Michael Scott, and Bertrand Russell, who was sent for a week to Brixton, where he had been imprisoned nearly half a century ago as a con- scientious objector, and written his 'Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.' There was an attempt—presumably by a reactionary colon—on the life General de Gaulle, who described it as a joke in bad taste' [HERE WERE WIDESPREAD STRIKES Of workers in the British motor-car industry in the Midlands; the National Union of Teachers threatened to stop supervising school meals and to hold a one-day national strike; there was working to rule by Whitehall telephonists; and prisoners at Dartmoor refused to eat their dinner of soup, cottage pie, carrots, potatoes and date pudding. More than a thousand workers, on the other hand, went back to work at the early warning radar station site at Fylingdales, and in the United States a dispute which had closed down ninety-one of the 129 Plants of General Motors was settled after an offer from the company of three-year contracts, annual wage increases, free medical insurance and higher rates of unemployment pay and pensions. The dispute had been about 'enough relief time for personal needs.'

EIGHTY-THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED in an air crash at Shannon, and seventy-seven in another in Morocco. Eleven spectators and a motor-racing driver were killed in the Italian Grand Prix. Half a million- people in the coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico fled before 'Carla,' a 173-mile-an-hour hurricane, which did something like thirty-five million pounds worth of damage. A typhoon called 'Pamela' killed a hundred people and rendered thousands homeless in Formosa. A state of emer- gency was declared in parts of Ghana, where workers were on strike against the government's compulsory savings scheme, and there was rioting between Muslims and Jews in Oran. In Norway the Labour Party lost its majority ift parliament for the first time since the war, and the Com- munists their only seat. UN troops took over, after some fighting in Katanga, to restore the Unity of the Congo.

THE 'GUARDIAN' began to print in London as well as in Manchester. Lord Pethick-Lawrence died, and among the tributes was one from Lord Mor- rison of Lambeth (Herbert), who said that he was one of the intellectuals I have no critical feelings towards.' There was a merger of Whiteways, a cider firm; Showerings, who make Tabycham' Ilarkling perry; and Vine Products, who make British wine' and gourmets winced at the mixture. Which?, the organ of the Consumers' Association, Printed the findings of the Torry Research Station, Which is part of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, that frozen fish was not as 1resh as fresh fish.