European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 18 1961, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 18, 1961, Darmstadt, HesseOf pal a the prime minister looks quite of Horon with Premier Khrushchev in Moscow. By United press International Baxter a wounded Soldier in a world War i British military Hospital. Was tarred Early one morning when he heard a Comrade in the next cot ask him have you any ideas on parliamentary Reform it was 2 . And Baxter thought the solder might a e been suffering from Shell Shock. To humor him he muttered that he did wounded Soldier in the adjoining cot added the Only fellow who had practical plan for parliamentary Reform was Guy was a medieval englishman who tried to blow up parliament with a cel Lar full of Gunpowder. Baxter did not know it at the time but the Man in the cot next to him eventually was to become Britain s prime minister. At that time he was Grenadier guards officer Harold Macmillan. Maurice Harold Macmillan was born feb. 10, 1894, the son of a scottish pub Lisher and the former Helen Belles the prettiest girl in Spencer like sir Winston Churchill being half american reinforced Macmillan s Devo Tion to transatlantic Unity. Macmillan has said repeatedly that Anglo american Friendship is the Only guarantee of the tall handsome youth became prize winning Eton and Oxford scholar. During the first world War Macmillan a 18, 1961 Mac him inspects West German troops during a visit with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer left. The stars and stripes was decorated for valor and wounded three times. While awaiting medical Aid for his broken Back he read Aeschylus in greek As he sat in a Flanders Shell world War i Macmillan be came an aide to the governor general Ocanada. He married the wealthy Daugh Ter of the Duke of Devonshire. He was Little known when elected to parliament in 1924 and remained far from the Public Eye for the next 16 1934 he shocked his conservative party seniors by advocating social Legisla Tion he helped write into Law 20 years later. They marked him Down As a rebel when he said i will never tolerate the return of conditions in which men s bodies and souls rotted away As they did in those bad old Days of massive unemployment swinging to foreign affairs Macmillan joined a Small band of parliamentarians led by fellow outcast i Winston who rebelled against the government appeasement prime minister Stanley Baldwin govern ment a Row of disused Alafir Heartt and a group of extinct into the government Church ill formed in 1940, Macmillan helped re organize the vital ministry of Supply. In1942, Churchill made Maculan his con tact Man with commander Gen Dwight d. Eisenhower. After world War a my Emuslan helped transform the conservative party with social Reform programs and aft a the1951 tory election Victory astounded even Churchill by carrying out a Campaign pledge to build 300,000 houses a bomb so Riecl britain., on Churchill s advice Queen Elizabeth picked Macmillan As prime my whiter in january 1957. They called him the pre Mier nobody knows citing Mac Alllan s courtly manners and Dandy like exterior. In. 18 months Macmillan restored the fortunes of the conservatives rebuilt the All important Anglo american Allonce and helped Engineer the greatest Prosperity in British history

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