The plan for Operation Zippo is simple: The 200 Marines of Lima Company, assisted by two platoons of Vietnamese militia, will cross south over the Sông Vu Gia at dawn and sweep through the Viet-Cong controlled area. After detaining the VC suspects (photos at right are keyed to numbers on map) and placing a protective cordon around the paddy fields, the Marines will bring 400 peasants from the pacified side to harvest the VC rice.By IAN ADAMS24 min
Lamar Cason (at left) is 29 years old and looks older. He’s six foot three, 200 pounds, with blue eyes and greying black hair. He flies small jets on weekends for the U.S. Naval Reserve, and big Pan-Am jets (DC-8s) on international runs for a living.By LAMAR CASON14 min
34 CANADA’S ROCK SCENE: GOING, GOING . .. JACK BATTEN
THE THOUGHT at first crossed a few minds that it might all be a large hype, so much PR man’s big-mouthing. But there was the word anyway, passing around in the right circles. It started in the winter of 1967. “Toronto,” Bob McAdorey said at the time (he’s the music director at CHUM, the flag rock ’n’ roll station in Canada), “is just like Liverpool before the Beatles made it.”By JACK BATTEN13 min
John Romanelli is 16. He shoots pool. He has a manager, and he plays by appointment only. Two years from now, when he’s old enough to step into a poolroom legally, he could be the best player in the country. Want to beat him? Your only chance is to get ready now. So listen carefully: what follows is our step-by-step treatise onBy JON EBY, JOHN ZICHMANIS12 min
Maclean’s: What is your personal prediction of the way the war will end in Vietnam? Rusk: It is difficult to make a prediction because it takes two sides to make peace. The United States, along with many other governments, has long sought to end the bloodshed and to bring the conflict to the conference table — thus far without success.
PROSTITUTION IN SAIGON has its own special characteristics. The most obvious is xenophobia. Thirty thousand girls work in the 1,429 bars in Saigon, Gia Dinh and Bien Hoa, but very few of them will spend the night with a foreigner. There are 14,000 brothels in Saigon, but most of the women, girls and children who work in them will refuse a customer who is not Vietnamese.By GOFFREDO PARISE11 min
In The Day Quebec Quit Canada, Alexander Ross made fiction read like fact. Very clever indeed! But he missed one point. At secession, what share of the national debt did Quebec underwrite? L. S. ALBRIGHT, TORONTO * Bravo! for printing Ross’s semi-fictional history.
FEBRUARY, 1968 VOLUME 81 NUMBER 2 WHILE MANY TOWNS and cities across Canada have been able to congratulate themselves over happily completed Centennial projects, the three most conspicuous cities in central Canada would be just as happy not to be reminded of all the things that went wrong with their projects.
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