AWARDS: Two Peace Prizes from Oslo

One is widely applauded, but did the other come too late?

When the Nobel Peace Prize Commitee in Oslo announced last year that it would give no award for 1976, Norwegians were prepared. An alliance of newspapers and civic groups had already begun a campaign for a "People's Peace Prize," which eventually collected $324,000 in donations. The sum was awarded to Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan, the Roman Catholic "peace women" of Belfast (TIME, Dec. 13) who had stirred the world with their pleas for an end to sectarian bloodshed in Northern Ireland.

The Nobel Committee had not overlooked the women;...

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