SOUTH AFRICA: Hertzog to Grass

Benign-looking old General James Barry Munnik Hertzog resigned as Prime Minister of South Africa at war's outbreak because Parliament rejected his proposal to keep the Union neutral. Last month he resigned as leader of the Reunited Nationalist Party because the party rejected his program of independence for the Union. Last week, no longer a voice but only a squeak in South African politics, 74-year-old General Hertzog resigned his seat in Parliament, retired from politics to devote the rest of his life to "loyal service to the people."

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