Raymond F. McNair lived for fifteen years in Britain where he served as a regional editor of The Plain Truth. During that time, he traveled widely throughout the Commonwealth. At the latest Commonwealth Conference in Ottawa, Canada - the fourth he has attended - Mr. McNair was privileged to meet the prime ministers of Britain, Canada and Australia and numerous other Commonwealth leaders. January 1975 could spell economic disaster for this British-reared family of nations. Here are the reasons. Ottawa, Canada hardly a more beautiful or peaceful city could have been chosen for the latest Commonwealth Conference than this beautiful Canadian capital. Ottawa's spectacular scarlet-and black- clad Guard of Honor, marching smartly on the lawn in front of Parliament Square, harkens back to empire and early Commonwealth days. Below the properly ordered surface, however, the Commonwealth picture is not as tranquil as the protocol and ceremonies might indicate.
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