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South Africans Show
Extreme National Pride
Despite Internal Strife
CAPE TOWN. South Africa.
Aug. 6 (C.D.N.*.—Americans vis
iting South Africa are over
whelmed with the hospitality of
the country.
In few places of the world are
they treated so royally by friendsj
and acquaintances and so cour
teously by strangers.
The secret is that South Afri
cans—regardless of how much
they despise each other on racial j
and nationality questions — arej
sold up to the hilt on their coun-!
try. And they want to tell every-1
body about it.
To any one outside their own
bitter family quarrel, nothing is
too good or too much trouble.
“I am beginning to feel like the
ruling potentate from Minnesota
said G. L. Gillette, Minneapolis
industrialist as he sailed from
Cape Town with his wife after \
two weeks in South Africa J
•'These people make you feel like
you are the most important per-!
sop who has even been here.'
They are so enthusiastic it is con
tagious.”
Those are more or less the
sentiments of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Crowe. Los Angeles, who are
sailing their yacht around the
world. Crowe was formerly in
the electrical business in Los
Angeles.
When an American asks a
6tranger a question, he invariably |
Is asked:
“Canadian? American? Aus
tralian?”
Tourist Gets Planty of Help.
But conductors dismount and
draw maps on the street to help
visitors find their way. Then
some one passing by takes-up the
job and walks several blocks out
of his way to make sure.
This applies also to a great ma- i
jority of the Afrikaners of Dutch
ancestry, once called Boers, as well
as the British. They were here be
fore the British, back in the late
1600s, and they claim they have a
right to like the place better than
anyone else.
Waiters, taxi drivers, hotel
clerks, postal employes and shop
clerks try to outdo each other,
particularly when they spot a
newcomer. That applies to all
races, nationalities and creeds. |
Johannesburg .a high-geared
metropolis, hasn’t yet taken on j
that air of impersonalism of older
big cities. It is still too new and
everybody is proud of everything.
Cape Town Is the Oldest.
The same is true of Durban,
despite its troubles among Afri
cans and Asiatics. Originally a
British colony, the Natal province
is more like a British colonial city
than is either Johannesburg or
Cape Town.
To many. Cape Town is the
most interesting. It is oldest. The
Portuguese discovered the cape in
1486. They tried to land in 1610
but were wiped out by the Hotten
tots. The Dutch came during the
next century, and they sent a
governor here in 1652.
As a summer resort this city has
fine beach hotels. Even now. in
midwinter, they are filled with
vacationers who take off from
work during what is summer in
the Northern Hemisphere.
‘■These Cape Towners are like
homefolks.” said one American. “I
could live here for a long time and
like it.”_
Duke of Manchester's
Sister Wed in Mexico
By tb« Associated Press
CUERNAVACA, Mexico, Aug.
6.—Lady Mary Alice Montagu,
sister of the Duke of Manchester,
was married today to Fendall
Littlepage Gregory, an American
architect.
They were married by Rt. Rev.
Egrain Salinas y Velasco, Pro
testant Episcopal Bishop of Mex
ico. in the Church of St. Michael
and the Angels, designed by
Gregory and finished only yester-:
d^\ The bride was given in mar-1
riage by her brother, Lord Edward
Montagu.
Lady Mary settled in Cuerna
vaca in February of this year
and met her husband here.
Whalers Irked by Taxes
Stockholders of a South African
whaling company are fighting
against paying income taxes on
money they claim was earned out
side the country (in the Antarc
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Philippines President Quirino
To Arrive Here Tomorrow
QUIRINO LEADS FIGHT against
Communists in Southeast Asia.
Page C-5.
When President Truman greets
President Elpidio Quirino, head of
the Philippine Republic, at Na
tional Airport tomorrow after
noon, he will be greeting a man
who has pledged "never to let
democracy down."
Mr. Quirino arrived at Guam
last night. His plane, a Philip
pine Air Lines DC-6 sleeper, will
land here at 4:30 p.m. to start
him on the busy round of a three
day official visit. He will go to
New York Thursday morning for
a two-day sightseeing trip.
As vice president of the Philip
pine Republic, Mr. Quirino suc
ceeded to the top post on the un
expected death in 1948 of Man
uel Roxas, his close friend and
political partner.
“President Roxas died for de
mocracy and I am ready to lay1
down my lire ror tne same '
Mr. Quirino said.
Living on Borrowed Time.
He was on a cruise to recuper
ate from a heart attack at the
time Mr. Roxas died of heart
trouble. When he took his oath
of office on April 17, 1948, he said.
"I, myself, am living on borrowed
time.”
The stout, genial president is
well equipped to lead the new na
tion, He has had more than 30
years’ experience in public life in
cluding 10 years as a Senator. He
is pro-democratic and pro-Ameri
can. “We in the Philippines have
freely chosen democracy as our
own way of life,” he once stated.
Born November 16, 1890, Mr.
Quirino was the third of nine
children. His father was a pro
vincial prison warden and had no
means to educate his large family.
Mr. Quirino earned his own way
and at the age of 16 was a village
schoolmaster while attending high
school himself.
With the help of a brother and
by drawing sketches for Manila
newspapers, he managed to make
his way through Manila High
| School and State University.
He worked for the Manila Police
Department for three years until
he got his law degree in 1915.
Then he became a law clerk for
the Philippine Commission, first
self-governing body in the islands.
After two years as confidential
secretary to Manuel Quezon, late
president of the Philippine Com
monwealth, he ran for his first
elective office—representative from
Uocos Sur to the Philippine Con
gress. He w-as elected.
He was elected Senator in 1925
and remained in the Senate for
10 years. At the age of 48 he be
came secretary of the interior.
He incurred the displeasure of Mr.
Quezon, however, and resigned
from the cabinet in 1938. He then
was defeated for a seat-in the
Philippine Congress.
Refused Japanese Advances.
His public life had a three-year
lapse, but in 1941 he was re
turned to the Senate. The war
kept him from taking his seat.
During the war the Japanese at
tempted to lure him into a puppet
government, but he refused. He
once was imprisoned by the Jap
anese for 45 days.
In February, 1945, Mr. Quirino
suffered his greatest personal
tragedy. His Wife and three of
their five children were slain by
retfeating Japanese Marines. He
made his way to the American
lines with the other two children.
Mr. Quirino. just by chance, is
a poker player. So is President
Truman.
Friends of the Philippine Pres
ident :t\y that he is noted Tor
maintaining the properties even
when relaxing in a poker game.
He is always abstemious and
neither smokes or drinks. He is
a devout Catholic.
Mr. Quirino has met Mr. Tru
man. The Philippine chief exec
utive visited Washington in May,
1947, while he was vice president
of the Philippine Republic, for a
10-day official visit.
Sub Now Museum Piece
The shipping museum of Ber
gen, Germany, has added a Brit
ish one-man submarine to its ex
hibits. The vessel, sunk by the
Germans in October, 1943, has
recently been raised from the har
bor where, together with three
others, it had attacked shipping.
Ex-Husband Kills Self
After Slaying of Rival
By tht Anociated Pr»st
SOUTHAMPTON, N. Y , Aux. 6.
—The ex-husband of an attractive
red-haired divorcee was found
shot to death today after a town
policeman of this fashionable
summer resort was shot and killed
as he kissed the divorcee.
State Police said Frank Zieman.
44, apparently shot himself with
a .22-caliber rifle as he sat in his‘
car in Bridgehampton, 10 miles
from here. There was a bullet
wound in his right temple and a
rifle between his knees.
Nine hours earlier. Policeman
Harold Winters. 44. was killed by
a single .22-caliber shot fired
through an open kitchen window
at the home of Zieman s divorced
wife, Mary, 40.
He and Mrs. Zieman were kiss
ing goodbye before he went back'
to patrol duty when the bullet
crashed into the back of his head,
police said. He slumped to the
floor dead.
Mrs. Zieman called police who
.set up road blocks and started a
hunt for Zieman. Police said they
had been Informed Zieman told
friends recently that he planned
to kill Winters, his former wife
and himself.
Mrs. Zieman divorced her hus
band in Florida last winter. Win
ters also was divorced recently.
His former wife and their three
children now live in Southold,
N. Y.
Zieman recently returned from
duty as a Navy civilian employe
in the Pacific.
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