19 Dec Fly white peace flag
TORONTO (CP) — John Len. non and his wife Yoko Ono, planning a peace festival at Mosport Park, northeast of here, in July, plan to ask his fellow Beatles and “everyone who’s a^vone” to entertain.
Lennon and Ono arrived here Tuesday night for a week.long stay, and held a news confer, ence Wednesday.
Lennon said he feels about peace the way he felt about the Beatles’ a few years ago. “We’re not going to give up because some other people failed.”
“John and Yoko refuse to become the leader of the youth movement for peace. We’re just saying this is our flag, it’s a white flag, is anybody else in the game?” he said.
He said advertising is the key to a successful peace campaign — “sell, sell, sell.”
In the July peace festival, per formers and promoters will be paid—“otherwise it would be just another charity thing.” Lennon envisages a peace fund and perhaps a travelling peace festival.
“We can take it to the Rus. sians . . . round the world and try and communicate with all people.”
He hopes Beatles George Har. rison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney will come to Mos. port, a park 30 miles from Toronto noted for Grand Prlx car racing.
“. . . . If I can Elvis Presley, I’l try.”
He and Yoko have arranged to distribute Christmas posters reading “War Is Over! If you want it. Merry Christmas from John and Yoko,’* in 11 world cities.
They like Canada because:
“. . . .We like your not fight, ing, you’ve pulled out of NATO and all the things you do seem like good things. . . .”
Asked If he would like to meet Prime Minister Trudeau, Len. non said:
**We don’t want to hustle him, you know’, and pressure him. If it’s possible to talk we’d enjoy it.”
The Lennons are staying at the nearby Mississauga farm ol rock singer Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins.