NORTHERN IRELAND: Gift Courts

To keep Northern Ireland loyal to King George's Crown and cool toward ranting President Eamon de Valera in the (Southern) Irish Free State, prudent Mother Britain is lavish with gifts. Last winter Belfast went wild when Edward of Wales arrived to open a $5,000,000 present, the massive Northern Ireland Parliament Building, located inconveniently far out of town on Stormont Hill (TIME, Nov. 28). Lest Republicans in the Free State become too irate, His Royal Highness' speech was not broadcast.

All such gifts are made under the Brit ish Parliament's Government of Ireland Act of 1920. Last week came another. Quietly...

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