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Awaiting the PM

strike. Sport and Pastime was a first rate journal with a large circulation. Its closure was a great blow to sports news coverage. From Bombay now conies a new journal called Sportsweek whose first issue was out on October 13. It is a tabloid edited by Aziz: Currimbhoy and is obviously modelled in get-up, style and content on the more popular London tabloids. Fully illustrated, at 35 paise it is quite a bargain. But unless the editor curbs his weakness for sensationalism, it will fail as a successor to the dignified Sport and Pastime, Back to Statesman. It reported that Laborde, a French Catholic priest working in the slums of Howrah has been served with a quit notice by the Government of India. This action is likely to create the same sort of rumpus as followed the deportment order served on Spanish Jesuit Ferrer. The charge against Laborde is that "instead of preparing thesis for a French University, he is now working in the slums" and is therefore violating the terms on which he was permitted to visit India. The facts have to be ferreted out and Manash Ghosh set the ball rolling. According to Ghosh "when Father Laborde goes, he will leave behind him thousands of slum dwellers who look upon him as a 'dependable friend' and 'a symbol of hops''.

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