IRAQ: Three Against the Communists

All week long, as Baghdad celebrated the Iraq Republic's first anniversary, taut, tireless Premier Karim Kassem was man of the hour 24 hours a day, taking salutes at parades, laying cornerstones, playing host at enormous public receptions, receiving scores of delegations. Friday evening he orated steadily from 10 o'clock to 5 a.m. Finally on Sunday afternoon, ashen-faced with fatigue but crisp and erect as ever, Moslem Kassem strode into Baghdad's Roman Catholic Church of St. Joseph.

Assembled in St. Joseph's for a patriotic thanksgiving service were Iraqi prelates of the Chaldean, Syrian,...

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