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Monday, October 5,1970 Demonstrations Mar Final Day Of Trip (Concluded from Page 1) ers along Cork Hill Street and ducked, but he rose again to ret spond to the cheers of an es mated 3,000 persons. At the first sign of trouble, his driver accelerated and the limousine rapidly entered the castle. White House sources disclosed that besides briefing Democratic and Republican members of Congress on his return to Washington, Nixon will address the nation some time this week on the prospects for peace in Vietnam. NEW INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN He gave major new instructions Sunday to Ambassadors David K. E. Bruce and Philip C. Habib in response to the cease-fire proposal made Sept. 17 by the Viet Cong delegation to the Paris peace talks. It was Nixon's first meeting with Bruce since the veteran diplomat entered the deadlocked negotiations two months ago. Before and after the dedication, the President had one of the Happiest half-hours of his long journey. He shook all outstretched hands, although somewhat gingerly at first. He remarked Sunday that the Irish have the strongest handshakes he ever encountered, and that one man gripped his hand so hard he broke the presidential cufflinks. As villagers broke through better bushes and jostled for a I view, the President looked around and said: “this Is grand, just grand—the Milhouses would have been proud.” Nixon was frank about the vagueness of his links with Ireland. When he arrived in the country, he quipped, trl can't find anyone in Ireland who'll claim me.” John Milhouse was supposed to have come to Timahoe from Northern Ireland in 1703 before the family emigrated to America. PAT’S ANCESTRY CERTAIN First Lady Pat Nixon's Irish I ancestry is more certain. She vis* | ited ^ village of Ballinrobe Sun- daV where her grandparents, Cath- to erine McHugh and Patrick Ryan, were married. A crowd of 600 cheered her as she accepted a scroll of greeting from schoolmaster Sean Fitz-, Patrick, who said, “You may be the American first lady, but to us you are Patricia Ryan.” There was one discordant note in the President's sentimental trip. Some prominent Quakers refused to attend the ceremony because of Nixon's involvement in the Vietnam War. Nixon's meeting with his peace negotiators took place at Kilfrush House, the home of millionaire friend John A. Mulcahy, where Nixon stayed while in Ireland. White House sources said Nixon would address the nation this week on the Vietnam War and American peace efforts. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon would discuss his undisclosed peace initiative with congressional i Hcdte liuuduvc wiui cungreaaiona I leaders of both parties, but he re fused to confirm or deny the re- 57, to In ported address to the nation. TO MAINTAIN STRENGTH Nixon also pledged during his visit to maintain the strength of the U.S. 6th Fleet and to continue efforts to gain an Arab- Israell peace settlement. He also urged both sides to continue the present cease-fire. “Anyone who would break the cease-fire would be acting alone against the weight of public opin- ion In the world,” he said. There were a few scattered anti- I Nixon demonstrations Sunday. In Dublin, about 1,000 persons demonstrated In front of the U.S. I Embassy, burning an effigy of Nlx- of on and staging a the President. mock trial of Jane Courchesne of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Matilda Heilman of Dale; | and a brother, Walter, of Rockport. Friends may call after 6 p.m.