SYNOPSIS: For the first time in Canadian history -- an Indian has been appointed to the Senate.
are devoted to the reception of four British MP's who had been invited by the Iraq Petroleum Company at Baghdad Airport.
Mr. Mohamed Al-Khateeb Minister Without Portfolio for Propaganda answers a question I put to him about Iraq-Jordan Union. His Answer is enclosed with the film package. It is the in Arabic.
Mr. Khalil Kanna Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament also gives his opinion on the same subject which is also enclosed in the same package.
Shots of general interest. Views of Baghdad for editing purposes.
HE SAYS: "BEFORE THE ELECTIONS, MISTER PEARSON, WHO IS NOW GOING AROUND THE COUNTRY PROCLAIMING HIMSELF SUCH AN INDEPENDENT CANADIAN AND MOVER OF PEACE -- LESTER PEARSON -- HAD STARTED NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AIMED AT DESTROYING CANADA'S CONTROL OF THE RCAF AND MAKING THE RCAF AND MAKING THE RCAF A SUBORDINATE PART OF THE AMERICAN AIRFORCE. JOHN DIEFENBAKER AS PRIME MINISTER COMPLETED THE NEGOTIATIONS. THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT HAD ESTABLISHED A BLOCKAGE TO PREVENT TRADE WITH CHINA AND THEY HAD ENTERED AN AGREEMENT TO SELL PRODUCTS OVERSEAS FOR DOLLARS -- NOT FOR POUND STERLING...
MS. Senator gets off horse and is congratulated by Chief. Shot both sides. Both in costume.
CU. Pan from Senator to Chief shot both sides.
CU. Of Senator with Indian Head Dress
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LS. Of Rockies in Distant.
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MS. Of Senator on horse back looking over his land. Wearing cow-boy outfit.
MS. Senator riding. Herd of cattle.
MS. Senator talking with Indian neighbours.
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CU. Indian neighbours.
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CU. Grinning Senator
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Background: SYNOPSIS: For the first time in Canadian history -- an Indian has been appointed to the Senate. He is James Gladstone of the Blood Indian Reserve, southwest of Lethbridge, Alberta. The seventy-year old Senator, receiving congratulations from Chief Shot-Both-Sides, head Chief of the Blood band, is reputed to be a distant relative of Britain's nineteenth century Prime Minister, William Gladstone. Senator Gladstone, who is really only half Indian, introduced many of the white man's ideas to his reserve and has a farming and ranching ???up involving over seven-hundred cultivated ares and four hundred Hereford cattle.
In years gone by, he was an intercepts at the Anglican mission on the Blood reserved and chief scout and interpreter for the old Royal Northwest Mounted Police.