• Short Summary

    THE 1962 AND 1963 NOBEL PEACE PRIZES WERE PRESENTED IN OSLO YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). DR. LINUS?

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    THE 1962 AND 1963 NOBEL PEACE PRIZES WERE PRESENTED IN OSLO YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). DR. LINUS PAULING, THE U.S. NUCLEAR SCIENTIST, RECEIVED LAST YEAR'S DEFERRED AWARD, WHILE TWO RED CROSS ORGANISATIONS SHARED THIS YEAR'S.

    KING OLAV AND CROWN PRINCE HARALD OF NORWAY WERE GUESTS AT THE PRESENTATION, IN THE MAIN AUDITORIUM OF OSLO UNIVERSITY. THEY JOINED A BIG CROWD TO SEE THE AWARDS, EACH WORTH ABOUT GBP18,000, HANDED OVER.

    LAST YEAR'S PRIZE WAS DELAYED AS THERE WAS NO SUITABLE CANDIDATE. BUT LAST MONTH THE NOBEL COMMITTEE DECIDED TO AWARD DR. PAULING THE PRIZE FOR HIS CAMPAIGN AGAINST NUCLEAR WEAPONS.

    MR. GUNNAR JAHN, CHAIRMAN OF THE NOBEL COMMITTEE OF THE STORTING (WHICH DECIDES THE PEACE PRIZE), HANDED OVER THE AWARD, AS THE AUDIENCE ROSE TO THEIR FEET IN ACCLAMATION. DR. PAULING SAID HE HAS NOT YET DECIDED WHAT TO DO WITH THE MONEY.

    THE TWO ORGANISATIONS SHARING THIS YEAR'S PEACE AWARD ARE THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS COMMITTEE (IRCC) AND THE INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE OF RED CROSS SOCIETIES (ILRCS).

    M. LEOPOLD BOISSIER, SWISS PRESIDENT OF THE IRCC, SAID HE SAW THE AWARD AS A TRIBUTE TO THE UNTOLD MILLION WORKING IN THE SPIRIT OF THE RED CROSS. DR. JOHN MACAULAY, OF CANADA, CHAIRMAN OF THE ILRCS BOARD, SAID THE LEAGUE FELT DEEPLY HONOURED BY ITS SHARE OF THE PRIZE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4JPI5S30TLZD5DM9R8EB9YUQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4JPI5S30TLZD5DM9R8EB9YUQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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