PUBLIC MAN OF PRAYER
IN days when many feel that lack of responsibility is too often shown in offices of high public importance, it was deliehtful to read in the "Daily Mail" an interview on prayer which Bill Carron gave to R110 Churchill.
He described how throughout his life he has always had recourse to prayer when having to take any important decision. Talking of 1957, he said: nt was the time of the big engineering stoppage. We had 3,000,000 men out on strike. After two or three weeks a decision had to be made whether or not the strike should be called off. The union leaders were equally divided. three for and three against. So 1 had to use my casting vote.
"I sent a swift prayer to the Holy Spirit for guidance. Then I gave the decision that the strike should terminate. I was much criticised at the time, but history vindicated me. This was for me further proof of the power of prayer."
Bill Carron said that most of his operations have been, in broad general terms, successful. "I attribute that entirely to the fact that I have always asked for Divine guidance and asked others to pray too."
Some of his left-wing colleagues who intend to fight him over his serving ma the National Economic Devetoement Council may well feel that it is all a little unfair.