The Evening Sun from Baltimore, Maryland on January 22, 1969 · 4
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J PAGE A I THE EVENING SUN, BALTIMORE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1969 PEOPLE IN THE NEWS North r Ccrugi eland's Prime Minister it In War Of Prejudice feeffast, Northern Ireland W Terence Marne O'Neill, the reformer in the hot seat of Irish politics, is a seasoned ex-soldier st. the center of a battle he detests. , This is his sixth year as prime minister of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. It promises to be as turbulent as anyjn the country's troubled history. Despite the appeals of church andlpolitical leaders, the old di visions of Catholic and Protes tant once more are stirring the 1,500,000 residents. O'Neill, 54, bases his hope for betterment on the middle ground of men of both religions interested in civic peace. " Extremists Fan Prejudice They are, he says, the great majority. But in Ireland, where prejudice is easily fanned by extremists of both religions, and political agitators of none, the road to conciliation is hard. O'Neill is leader of the pre dominantly Protestant Unionist parte which has ruled in North ernireland without a break since the province was formed in 1821. The party is dedicated above all to. maintaining Northern Ireland's union with Britain and to fighting off those who seek union with, the largely Catholic repub-lidTto the south. The Unionists are allied to the ' A I iTkmt'ir'iiiiitmlSh Aim nun mi .mm , TERENCE O'NEILL British Conservative party. Un like the Conservative party, they draw their main voting strength from the working class. Party Affiliation Belfast's shipyard workers voted Unionist because they are frotestants. The opposition Na tionalist and Labor parties are identified with the Catholic cause. v The Unionist government holds 37 of the 52 seats in the provincial Parliament in Belfast but is under, pressure from all sides. , The Catholic-oriented civil rights movement is stepping up demands for reform In local government systems which it says discriminate against me Roman Catholic minority. Protestant extremists de- nounce any concession to me Catholics as weakness and treachery. People stand ready . for riot every weekend and Britain's La bor government, which retains a supervisory voice in Northern rish affairs, is pressing for evi dence that promised reforms are on the way. English-Educated Aristocrat O'Neill, at the center of. the whirlpool, is an English-educat ed aristocrat who fought with the Irish Guards in World War I two brothers were killed. Like most Irishmen who 'ought in the British army, he retains his military designation in private life and Is always called Captain O Neili. After the war, O Neill followed his father into politics. By the lme he reached the premiership he had 17 years of parliament ry experience. O Neiu, married with a son and a daughter, is a shy and dapper man with a nervous augh. The charge of weakness is hurled at him from two sides. Extreme Protestant support ers of the union with Britain cry "O'Neill must go" as their bat tle slogan. They maintain he. should crack down more strongly on civil rights marches. The civil rights movement it self charges that O'Neill is weak in failing to override objections inside his own party and give a concrete pledge of "one-man, one-vote" in local elections where votes now are tied to property. U THANT lhant Marks . ; 60th Birthday United Nations, N.Y. (jR-Uflfted Nations Secretary-General U Thant is 60 today. " , Ambassadors Jacob A. .Malik of the Soviet Union and Guerodot G: . tchernoutchenko :of Byelorussia both called on him Tuesday' to offer their congratulations? 1 .'- :NScfioo Named ,-For Astronaut Gary, Ind. (J)-Devault Elementary , . School,, originally named after an official who has been convicted of conspiring to forge" purchase orders, has been renamed to honor the late astronaut Virgil I. Grissom. Til school was named in 1956 JnJidhor of Harold Devault former I township trustee. Since then an - investigation of poor relief, purchase orders during Devault's and his successor's terms has listed nearly $2 million; in misappropriated orders, Grissom, a native of Mitchell, Infl vwas one of the three astronauts killed in a spacecraft fire to January 1967. People Are Saying . . . ;-tV thi Auoeiatti Prt$ Instead of just having the big shots, so called, we are going to have, all our friends on a rotating -iasis." Mrs. Richard M. Nixon commenting on having visitors in the White House. fl.was completely and hope- I e.s s 1 y outgunned." Pueblo: Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher testify ing m the capture of his ship by North Koreans last January. A doctor s lue today is so fasf.'so furious, I spend most of, my; time trying to keep up." Dp,Joseph Jacobs, 91, who continues his medical practice, including house calls, in Los Ange- Mt'-s rotten. You have to live with,them and eat with them." New York Stat police investi gator: Gerald P. Thomas in de serving nine months of under cover work among hippies to gather evidence on narcotics use! 'ow is the propitious time to strike with simultaneous attacks that will defeat and destroy the U.S.-aggressors and their pup-prts;Radio Hanoi announcing the. Communist-led Pathet Lao has ordered its troops to launch a'.U'ks ie Laos. RED SKELTON Lion's Chain Snaps; Skelton's Skit Ends Hollywood MV-Comedian Red Skelton was rehearsing a skit with a 550-pound performing lion when the animal s chain snapped Tuesday..? I he trainer was yelling, 'Don't move! Don't move!' but no one heard him," said Red, "Everyone was trying to find a safe place to exit." The lion bumped Skelton aside in a charge across the back stage area, where he curled up quietly. , The skit, for the Red Skelton show on CBS Television, was rewritten quickly. Skelton en gaged in a prize fight: with man in a gorilla suit. ' Parade To Be Loose, Dry Buffalo -The St. Patrick's Day parade will be loose and dry this year. , Sponsors of the March 16 pa rade laid down the law Tuesday and banned alcoholic beverages ana girls in tights. , "Girls in close-fitting tights leading a band obviously would not be in keeping with the parade theme," said Raymond D. O'Brien, president of the spon soring Erie county united Irish-American Association. And, O'Brien said, his group had some bad experiences with drinking marchers. "Persons can see a 10-division parade in dignity and decorum and remember one drunk. We don't want that." A 'Tick Tock' Takes ItsToll In Wedding Ignatius Is Named President Of Post Washington WWPaul R Igna tius, secretary of the., Navyi in the Johnson administration, has been named president of .the Washington Post, only morning newspaper in the nation's capi tal. ... , The announcement was made Tuesday by Frederick S. Beebe, chairman , of the. board, and Katherine Graham, president of the Washington Post Company. Ignatius, 48,. who left the Pen tagon. Monday with the change in administrations, also becomes executive. vce. president' of the Washington - post company,, a director and a member of its executive committee. ' Besides 1 the newspaper, 'the company owns Newsweek maga zine, 1 Post-Newsweek stations, Inc., and other interests. . ' V Becomes Publisher. . , Mrs. , Graham,, the announce ment said, assumes the title of publisher, of the Post, a position once held by both her father, the late Eugene . Meyer, and her husband, the late raiip l.. ura-ham. '' ' ,; ' ri . Ignatius' will assume duties performed by John W. Sweeter- man, publisher of the newspaper Sorensen Divorced From Second Wife New York Wl Theodore Sorensen, former aide to presidents John F. Kennedy and Johnson, won . an uncontested divorce Tuesday from his sec ond wife, the former Sara Ann Elbery. Supreme Court Justice Sam uel M. Gold granted the divorce after Sorensen, 40, testified his wife abandoned him more than two years ago. The couple was "married ra Cambridge, Mass., In June 1964. They had no children. Soren- sen's first wife was, the former Camilla Palmer. He is now an attorney here. Kiesinger Seeks I Nixon Meeting Bonn IB West German Chan cellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger would like-to meet with President Nixon soon. At his weekly meeting with the parliamentary caucus with his Christian Democratic party. Kiesinger said Tuesday he would like to discuss the nuciear non proliferation tready with the new President. 'I lWHiH'rtfet!jt , CLARK CLIFFORD Military Farewell Given To Clifford Washington , VP) A military honor guard lined a, Pentagon corridor Tuesday in a farewell to Clark M. Cliford, who was Secretary of Defense for nearly a year. Participating in tne cere mony, which was forced indoors by rain, were top civilian and military1 'officials, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The traditional 19-gun salute, which cpuld not be moved in doors, -"even in the Pentagon, was fired in the rain. : S.C. Assembly Has First Negro Page Columbia, S.C A Benedict. College senior became the first Negro page in South Carolina's General Assembly Tuesday. . William N. Gray, 19, who scored high on the University of South Carolina Law School ex amination, said he hopes that the assembly job will help his law career. A ? PAUL IGNATIUS since 1961 who has been named vice chairman of the board. Ignatius, , who will assume his new job March 1, was born in Los Angeles'. He was named secretary of the Navy in 1967 after six " years in ' various defense posts, including under secretary and assistant secretary of the Army and assistant secretary of defense. ' He is a Phi Beta Kappa gradu ate of the University of Southern California and a Navy carrier veteran of World War II. Reinecke Becomes It. Gov. Of Calif. Sacramento, Calif. W) Ed Reinecke, the state's 39th lieu tenant governor, took office Tuesday night after flying from Washington following his resig nation from the House of Rep-1 resentatives. Reinecke, 45, of Studio City, is a Republicacn and was appointed by Gov. Ronald Rea gan. . - The lieutenant governor suc ceeds Robert Finch, the new Secretary of Health, Educaction and Welfare in the Nixon administration. Boy Stuck In Mud Santa Susana, Calif. WV-Kris Cottingham, 7, got stuck in the mud while going to school Tues day. Firemen had to build a plank runway, to rescue him. Kris had taken a shortcut in a heavy rainstorm through a new subdivision site and sank up to his thighs. After a change .'of clothes, he arrived for classes, but a bit late. JAPANESE' HEARING AID $49.95 1 Amirican end Japanei engineering hat produced a new hearing marvel that AUTOMATICALLY eliminate, unpleasant background noitei. The lensalienally email CALTONE transistor hearing aid It now ovailable at only $49.95 with full year's guarantee. Free Homo Demonstrations. 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