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Palm Beach Post, Friday, November 1, 1968-3 ICJT Scotland, Wales Seek Home Rule THE ONLY MAN IN THE DISTRICT 3 COUNTY COMMISSION RACE J Vf j SERVICE TO YOU. DeYoung marine is for the defense of Scotland and Wales as well as England. In preaching nationalism. Its adherents claim they would be better off financially with Independence. The facts, however, point the other way. The economies of Enpland, Bob Dist. Republican For State Senate 35 Wdb Camp Trtot j completely lined and washable DACROX POVFS Fresh and feminine fashions in textured Dacron polyester knit . . . won't wilt or wrinkle! By Cover Girl in coral, lime or blue. Misses' 10-20 and womens' 12l2-22li. BOW PLEATS (Not shown) BOW NECK MISSES HALF SIZES LONDON (LTD Britain has lost its empire overseas, now it has the problem of keeping the United Kingdom in one piece. Wales and Scotland are demanding "Home Rule." The Island of Man and the Island of Jersey in the English Channel want more independence. Northern Ireland Is in ferment. In the past five years there has been an astonishing growth of homegrown nationalist movements seeking freedom from England and its Parliament. At a glance: Wales and Scotland have political parties seeking independence and seats at the United Nations. Extremists have set off nine bomb explosions in Wales since 1966 and threaten more violence next year when Prince Charles, 19-year-old royal heir, is crowned Prince of Wales. The Isles of Man and Jersey have their own legislatures, but they say this is not enough. Northern Ireland has home rule but an unequal one in which the Protestants benefit more than the Catholics, with the current demonstrations an example of the unrest. An English National Party started this year. To these movements, Prime Minister Harold Wilson replies, "All of us have a responsibility to move forward from a narrow nationalism to a wider sense of real world citizenship." Wilson speaks brave words because the nationalists have become an electoral force to be reckoned with. His two opposition parties, the Conservatives and the Liberals, have promised a degree of home rule if they win the next general election. Home rule means a regional legislative assembly with limited power. The federal government retains control of foreign policy, foreign trade, defense, currency and other financial functions. Plaid Cymru, the Welsh Nationalist Party, got Its first member of Parliament elected in 1966 with 39 per cent of the poll for the vacant Carmarthen seat. Gwynfor Evans, the M.P., noted "As long as there was an empire, people saw some il aYV V hp) A 1 '' , A'w- lte'SC S $2 sense in being British. Now there's no point. Welsh people now think in terms of Wales, Scots of Scotland. Britishness is losing its meaning," the 56-year-old pacifist added. Winifred Ewing was elected last year as the only Scottish nationalist M.P. Her party claims to have 100,000 paid up members, compared with 2,000 in 1962, and to command 360,000 votes out of a population of 5 1 million persons. Plaid-Cymru has more than 3C,000 members and many more voters out of a population of 2.7 million. Once nationalism was discounted as the mutterings of eccentrics, poets and dreamers of the battles that princes fought against the English centuries ago. Today's unrest is a different matter. It mirrors the discontent of youth more than half the nationalists appear to be under 35. It also represents a fear of loss of national identity and a way of life, of unemployment, lack of opportunity, and the conviction that power is concentrated in a disinterested Parliament in L ondon. The unrest crops up. in the slums of Scotland, coal pit shutdowns in Wales and the religious apartheid In Northern Ireland. Nationalists generally complain they pay more in taxes to England than they get back. And an accurate method of breaking down the British budget into regions probably does not exist. A Polaris sub- Ballots Distributed Horace E. Beasley, Supervisor of Voter Registration, who is predicting a total Palm Beach County vote of between 115,000 and 120,000, reported Wednesday that 8,257 absentee ballots have been distributed by his office. The figure breaks down to 6,523 for civilians and 1,734 for servicemen. He explained that registered voters may request and cast a ballot through Nov. 4, but stressed that absentee ballots are only for those who will be out of the county on Election Day. To eliminate all possibility of voter confusion, Beasley clarified that a general election, unlike a primaiy, allows a voter to cross the party line and vote a split ticket. 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