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THIRTY-EIGHT THE BRIDGEPORT POST, THURSDAY. MAY 26, 1966. CHEER! WHEN GUYANA! GETS LIBERTY) Guyana) (AP) --Floodlights lit up the! midnight sky last night and 000 Guyanese cheered as five-colored flag of Guyana! went up in place of the Union Dack, signaling independence; for another British colony. The joyous outburst came after a solemn moment in Queen Elizabeth Park when the British flag was lowered in darkness while bands played "God Save The Queen." A few persons near the press box shouted, "Down! Down for good!" Then the lights blazed on, and the bands switched to "Green Land of Guyana" as the new national banner was hoisted. Prime Minister Forbes Burnham wept.
Former Prime Minister Ched- di Marxist foe of Burnham, appeared at the ceremony and to general surprise embraced his successor. Jagan told newsmen: "I have come, as I promised, to honor independence." Boycott Ceremones Jagan and his People's Progressive Party are boycotting all ceremonies aside from the flag raising and the opening of the first independent Parliament. His Chicago-born wife, Janet, refused to attend the ceremony Wednesday night. Burnham's image burned on a fireworks screen at the park after a spectacular display of pyrotechnics. Georgetown, which appeared sleepy earlier this week, came alive with thousands jamming the streets, dancing, cheering, and drinking rum.
Steel bands and calypso singers entertained in major night spots. The holiday was expected to run through the weekend and Monday, which is a religious day. Flag raising ceremonies took place simultaneously in every town and village of the new nation on the northern coast of South America. They marked the end of 385 years of British, Dutch and French rule. 23rd Member Guyana becomes the 23rd member of the British Commonwealth.
The Duke and Duchess of Kent represented the queen at the ceremony in Georgetown. President Johnson sent "congratulations on the historic event joining the people of Guyana with their friends in the hemisphere and around the world." Lincoln Gordon, assistant secretary of state for Latin American affairs, headed the U.S. delegation. Sergei Mikhailov, Soviet ambassador to Brazil, headed the Russian delegation. He offered Burnham trade and diplomatic missions.
Red China was not invited, but Premier Chou En-lai cabled congratulations to Burnham and expressed hope "the people of your country achieve new success in the struggle to safeguard national independence and oppose colonialism and neocolonialism." The crowd at the flag raising was overwhelmingly Negro, reflecting the boycott by Jagan's PPP, the party of the Guyanese of East Indian origin. The party is protesting the continuation of the state of emergency proclaimed during interracial strife two years ago and the constitution which Jagan claims is rigged against him. Hospital's 'Employe of Year' YOUTH CRUSADE SET AT BAPTIST CHURCH A youth crusade featuring the Rev. E. E.
Stevenson and the Gospel Messengers of Washington, D.C., will take place Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Mount Sinai Baptist church, 590 Platt street. Bridgeport, Stamford and New Haven talent also will appear. D-0 1 WIHS FUCKING SWMGE BRIDGEPORT 334-6116 For ALLICD Lines Service Post David O'Connor (right), employed in the purchasing department at St. Vincent's hospital," was named the hospital's "Employe of the Year" at dinner last night in the auditorium, Hunting street.
Left to right are the Rev. James F. Smith, of Hong Kong, guest speaker; Sister Clair, hospital administrator, and Mr. O'Connor. Passing Show --By Fred Russell Brief New Notes About Films, Players Rod Taylor has been signed to star in "Chuka," a major film production for Paramount Pictures.
He will play the role of a legendary gunfighter who joins an army of renegades following an Indian attack on an isolated fort in the western adventure drama Vanessa Redgrave, who was just named "Best Actress" at the Cannes Film Festival, will have the leading fern- nine role in "The Blow-Up," being produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The young actress was acclaimed by the Festival jury for her performance "Morgan" Wendell Corey has interrupted his campaign for Congress to accept a co-starring role in A. C. Lyles' "Red Tomahawk." The film, which stars Howard Keel and Joan Caulfield, is currently before the cameras in Hollywood Chat Everett, a MGM contract player will star with Robert Taylor in "As I Rode Down to Loredo," a King Brothers production, which started filming this week in Tuscon, Ariz. Blonde, lovely Wende Wagner will portray the Mexican girl who wins ui ner Bros.
"A Covenant With Death." Also in the cast are Laura Devon, Katy Jurado. Earl Holliman, Gene Hackman and Arthur O'Connell Joseph E. Levine's Embassy Pictures has acquired the motion picture rights to English author Robin Maugham's recently published 'Somerset and all the Maugh ams," a non-fiction work about the literary giant, W. Somerset Maugham, and other members of the Maugham family "The Double Man" will be the title of Warner Bros, motion pic lure suspense drama that originally was tn he called "Legacy of a Spy." Yul Brynner is starred Paramount Pictures has acquired "Bolshoe Ballet, '67," a full-length motion picture in color starring Russia's foremost dance troupe, for fall release throughout the United States Raymond Burr, whose "Perry Mason" television series has come to an end, is entering into a seven-year contract with Universal Pictures and Television, both for his services and those of his company. Harbour Productions.
PEEKABOO BOAT HOLLYWOOD--(UPI) A glass- bottom boat, standard sized dinghy, will be manufactured lor sale this summer in connection with the release of Doris Day's new movie, "The Glass Bottom Boat." IMPROVEMENT NOTED IN IMPLANT WOMAN NEW YORK (AP) A New York City hospital reported today that Mrs. Louis Ceraso continued to show improvement after sitting up in bed several times--only a week after a mechanical auxiliary ventricle was implanted in her heart. The 63-year-old woman started sitting up in bed Wednesday at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn. The hospital said her strength was improving slowly. I per cent of the effort needed in Mrs.
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