INDO-CHINA: Unfamiliar Face

INDOCHINA

Ho Chi Minh, the goat-bearded leader of the Viet Minh, has not been seen alive by any non-Communist for more than three years and there have been many rumors (some for a time accepted by U.S. intelligence) that he was seriously ill or dead. Last week he proved to be alive and kicking. From a mysterious retreat somewhere in Communist territory, he came to Thainguyen, 40 miles from Hanoi, and lunched with Canadian, Indian and Polish members of the armistice commission. The Indian representative, Subimal Dutt, reported himself very favorably impressed.

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