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PAGE EIGHT ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1963 New Fighting Breaks o P Out in Laos Capitol VIENTIANE (AP)—Sharp fighting broke out early today in downtown Vientiane between Tlicrr "'as no immediate ex- plnnafion as lo the reason for the right-wing and pro-Communist i shooting, which shattered a calm Pathet Lao forers. plunging Laos of several months. into a now crisis. i Right-wing troops wore de- A right-wing spokesman said!ployed throughout the city and one Pathet Lno soldier was killed [armed guards were posted at and another wounded in the two-icaftle offices and radio stations. hour clash, during which pro-1 Associated Press corresponden nades and gunfire were ex changed. A reliable source reported two Civilians, a Filipino attached to a hospital and a Laotian, were killed. Neutralist Premier Prince Sou- Vanna Phouma immediately postponed for at least 24 hours his scheduled departure for New York to attend the opening session of the United Nations Sept. 17. He had planned to leave today as head of a government dclega- Antoine Yared was arrested while reporting the hattlo and was de tained for six hours by right-wing army and security forces. He was taken to a jwlice station. No charges were filed. A police officer struck him with his fisl when he asked why he was being held. Gen. Phoumi NOSH van, leader of the right-wing forces and dep- ity premier in the coalition, personally sent his aide with orders o release Yared immediately. One-Party System in Effect in Algeria By ANDREW BOPOWIEC ALGIERS (API—Denounced by bylio area cast of Algiers, inhabited by 2 million Berbers who fought hardest in the long strug- foes as a blueprint for dictator , . . Igle against the trench for inde- ship, a new constitute mak'ng| pendence . They consider Ben Bel- Algeria a one-party Socialist state ruled by strongman Ahmed Ben Bella went into effect today. The government announced that Algerians in Sunday's referendum approved the new constitution overwhelmingly. But the voting was marked by apathy and a boycott by the Berbers, powerful, non-Arabic foes oi' the premier. Returns released by the government indicated a nearly 100 per cent approval. It estimated about 70 per cent of eligible voters cast ballots. There was no impartial check la and his followers interlopers and long ago broke with his regime. Opposition leader Hocine Ait Ahmet had urged his Berbers to boycott the referendum, saying the constitution opened the way to dictatorship by Ben Bella. Thus when Ben Bella becomes president next Sunday with strong powers, he will have to face up to the Berber opposition. The Berbers comprise about one-fifth of Algeria's 11 million population. Under the new constitution, the ruling Front of National Libera- of government figures. Reporters I tjon j^ officiallv becomes the touring scattered areas of Algeria | Qnly , ega , party wjth the task of seUing nationa j ^ lic y and con . trolling its execution. saw voting attendance consid- j erably lower than reported. The boycott centered in the Ka Mississippi Couple Has Quadruplets By DUDLEY JACKSON, Miss. LEHEW (AP)—"It's good thing I own my grocery,' said the proud father of girl quadruplets. "I'd be in real trouble il I didn't." The biggest problem — other than diapers—now facing Mr. and Mrs. Thomas N. Harkins of Jackson is finding names for the quads. Until then, they are "A", "B", "C", and "D". The multiple birth Saturday night boosted the Harkins family to nine children. The oldest Harkins child is 6. Doctors at St. Dominic's Hospital removed the Harkins quads — who all have long, black hail and a healthy wail—from twin incubators late Sunday. Mrs. Harkins said she had been expecting twins. "I even thought of triplets. Bu four!" Miner's Body Recovered in North Carolina MURPHY, N.C. (AP)— Rescue workers found the body of Carl Dockery after nearly 24 hours of searching through twisted steel, rock and timber in a talc mine near this western North Carolina mountain community. Dockery, 59, was trapped when a section of the mine collapsed Saturday afternoon. His body was found Sunday. Another miner, Louis Pope, 49, died Sunday after being pulled out of the debris. Three other miners were injured. One of them, Wilford Beavers, said the cave-in "started like a miller starts his corn coming out the hopper. She broke 10-inch pieces of steel like they wasn't there." Beavers was the less seriously injured of the three. Ray Stewart was in serious condition, but improving, and Beaufort Bryant was reported in good condition. They were working on a branch tunnel of the 340-foot vertical en- The father, 50, first saw his newi trance shaft when the talc shifted. daughters Saturday night when a Talc is a substance chalky nurse approached him and warnedjwhich is pulverized to form a "Mr. Hawkins, you'd better sit base for cosmetics. It has a tend- down." lency to shift in wet or cool "Here's three of them," said the weather, nurse. "But I think there's another." The first quad was born at 8:53 p.m. and the last one nine minutes later. Their weights range from 3 pounds, 3 ounces to 4 pounds, 11 ounce. Hospital attendants and relatives say three of the quads are look - alikes. However, doctors termed them fraternal quadruplets rather than identical. Statistics show only one quadruplet birth in every 1,250,000. 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