Sep 1969, Ho Chi Minh

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Sep 1969, Ho Chi Minh - Mourn Ho TOKYO (UPI)—The Communist world, Red...
Mourn Ho TOKYO (UPI)—The Communist world, Red China excepted paid tribute today to Ho Chi Minh who lay in state in Hanoi in a glass coffin, while mourners passed his bier by the thousands. Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin passed by the bier Sunday and was staying for the Wednesday funeral. Moscow Radio had criticized Chinese Premier Chou En-lai for leaving before the funeral. Although no high Peking official was present in Hanoi, party Chairman Mao Tse-tung -and Vice Chairman .Lin Piao sent wregths to the North Vietnamese EMbassy in the Chinese capital praising Ho as a great revolutionary hero. The Vietnam News Agency, in a dispatch from the North Vietnamese capital, said Gus Hall, secretary general of the U.S. Communist party, .was among the arrivals this morn- Ing from Moscow. Hall joined Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin and other officials" from the Communist bloc and non-Communist nations as well in mourning the death of the 79-year-old North Vietnamese president. Kosygin laid a' wreath at the foot of Ho's bier in Ba Dinh Hall Sunday. On. it was inscribed this pledge: Are Firmly Convinced , "...The Soviet people are firmly convincted that the Vietnamese peopler.7will obtain new victories in building socialism and in defending their homeland against imperialist .aggression,.. "In this endeavor, the Vietnamese people can always believe in -the-full--support—of-the Communist party and government of the Soviet Union." Later, the Soviet news agency Tass said, Kosygin met with the top leaders of North Vietnam to discuss the war and Moscow-Hanoi relations. Tass! reported "an atmosphere of friendship and complete mutual understanding." Moscow Radio earlier had criticized the Communist Chinese premier, Chou En-lai, for leaving Hanoi before Ho's funeral, scheduled for.Wednes- day. The broadcast called Chou's move '-'disrespectful" of Ho. Chou's departure Friday before Kosygin arrived underscored the split between the two Communist giants, both of whom are reported jockeying for influence among the leadership council Ho left to govern North Vietnam. Broadcasts and news dispatcher from Hanoi described long lines of North Vietnamese waiting to view Ho's body in Ba Dinh Hall. They said Ho's rubber sandals lay in a box- at his feet and that he was dressed in the plain outfit he wore on his strolls in Hanoi. Delegations from the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Hungary, East -Germany, Mongolia, -Poland, Czechoslovakia, France, Britain, the United States, Japan, Itaily, India, Sweden and Canada were among the 20 foreign nations represented in the North Vietnamese capital.. A Vietnam News Agency report said the death of Ho had depleted supplies of flowers and of his portrait, with Hanoi residents using the flower for wreaths and the portrait to hang in their homes. Pike Found Dead BETHLEHEM (UPI)—Former Episcopal Bishop James A. Pike,- who died in the Judean wilderness seeking the truth 'about Christ, may be buried in the Holy Land he loved. (Pike's body was- discovered Sunday by Israeli border guards at the foot of a 90-foot cliff, six days after he was reported missing in the desert where Jesus spent 40 nights fasting. - An autopsy today indicated Pike - died of -exhaustion-- six 'days ago. 'Pike's widow, Diana, and her brother, Richard Scott Kennedy, said they were consulting Pike's 1L 84-year-old-^mother ""in California and other relative? about burial plans for the controversial churchman. Mrs. Pike told newsmen earlier she hoped Pike would be buried in the Holy Land. "He loved the Israeli people and the Holy Land so deeply," she said. automobile stuck on a rock pile. She had sought help alone. Apparently, he had been trying to scale the cliff. Mrs. Pike, tne Clergyman's third wife, and her brother said they would have no word on their own plans until a decision (Continued on Page 2) The Marysville Chapter of "lh"e~Fulure~~Farmefs~of~Ame"r~ ica for the second consecutive year is proud of the honor bestowed on two of Its members, Roger Phelps and David Baird, who will receive the American

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  1. Marysville Journal-Tribune,
  2. 08 Sep 1969, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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