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Racine Journal Times Bulletin (Newspaper) - December 11, 1960, Racine, Wisconsin
The Racine journal times vol. 31, no. 34. Racine wis., sunday december 11, 1960 laotian general takes control of government Vientiane Laos a Gen. Sounthone Pathammavong neutralise pulled from virtual retirement last month to head the laotian army announced formation of a temporary military government saturday As leaderless Laos wallowed toward chaos. The capital Here is without a government Leader and is a City sought by political factions of every color threatening armed conflict for its control. Sounthone Heads the military government of neutralise and leftist army officers. One of his first acts was to Call a meeting of representatives of pro and anti communist forces which face each other across a no Man s land at the City limits. Vientiane is occupied by 500 or More men under capt. Kong be who led the August coup that upset a pro american government and installed a neutralise regime. The neutralise Premier Prince Souvanna Houma was spending a quiet night 500 Miles away in phenom penh capital of neighbouring Cambodia. He fled there by plane along with some Cabinet and parliament members when any Hope of bringing peace to his divided nation appeared doomed. A communique was issued by the military government saturday bearing Souvanna s signature it said owing to the situation created by discord among the military in the Vientiane Region the government feels obliged to Delegate All civil and military Powers to the military Headquarters of the armed forces he read the text to the West pm diplomatic corps including ., British and soviet ambassadors in the presidential Palace. A wire photo Northern visitor this Arctic owl 3,600 Miles from Home surveyed City life from a building in downtown Detroit saturday. The Large Bird a. Patently flew to lower Michigan when severe weather caused its Arctic food Supply the Small mouse like Lemming to become scarce. 88-Pxges-6 sections-.40 cents Plane snags satellite s capsule urge . Give Dag More Congo Power 6 a pledged electors threaten to desert Juk Birmingham Ala. Alabama s six in pledged democratic electors vowed saturday that we shall not consider voting for John f. Kennedy so Long As he supports the democratic party platform. Following their first meeting since the nov. 8 general election the six issued a statement Sounthone said the military in which they. A express Confidence 1-repeated a pre election pledge to vote for an outstanding Southern Democrat who sympathizes with our Peculiar problems in the so far they Haven t named their favorite. 2 expressed Confidence government will be in charge until a solution to the present crisis can be worked truce talks have been scheduled at Phan Man Temple Midway Between Vientiane and the positions outside it held by the rightist forces of Gen. Thoumi Nosavan. He s a sad Seminole who s got the chief s gators Everglades Fla
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