Moral Re-Armament, and travelled thousands of miles on the movement's behalf, meeting statesmen in many countries.
While on a visit to Berlin in 1959, he caused consternation among his colleagues by stating publicly that 26 Labour MPs were either Communists or fellow-travellers. Asked by Mr. Morgan Phillips, the secretary of the party, to withdraw the statement, Mr. McGovern refused to do so, saying he had never made false statements, even about his political enemies.
In 1964 he declared: "I am wholeheartedly behind Sir Alec Douglas-Home" and that he would vote Conservative. Later he said: "Give Harold Wilson power and you will live to regret it."
He had gone to live in Australia in 1962, two years after he published his memoirs "Neither Fear Nor Favour." He returned after the death of his wife. formerly Mary Fenton. Q111 CI [ARLES MATHEW,
former Chief Justice of Malaya, aged 64, at Torremolinos Spain. Educated at Downside and Trinity College, Oxford, he v,as called to the Bar and went out to Nigeria in the Colonial Service in 1929. After holding various legal and judicial appointments in Uganda, he became, in 1941, judicial adviser to the Emperor of Ethiopia.
From 1944 to 1951 he was Attorney-General in Nyasaland and later in Tanganyika, and was then promoted to his Malaya post, He retired early, in 1956, arid returned to his former post in Ethiopia unlil 1962. He was a lifelong Catholic, and a cousin of Archbishop David Mathew. former Bishop in Ordinary to H.M. Forces.
Bro. &Iran Sheridan. who died in hospital at Maniwicli, Cheshire. on February 1.5, aged 77, joined the De La Salle Brothers in 1907 and five scars later began a teaching career that lasted until his retirement in 1955. Hc joined thc staff ot St. Joseph's School in Manchester in 1935 and moved with the school to Nantwich in 1939.
Fr. Ferdinand Valentine, O.P.. P.C.. on February 17, in hospital. Requiem Mass at the Dominican Priory, Woodchcstcr, Glos., 12 noon Saturday, February 24.