Foreign News: Clean-Up, Paint-Up

"This is the most wonderful time we've had since the last royal cremation." exclaimed a happy Siamese building contractor as he gazed about him in Bangkok last week. Thailand's carefree, colorful capital was in an unaccustomed fever of activity. On every side, under a blazing tropical sun, builders, bricklayers, tile setters, linemen, street sweepers and landscape gardeners were laboring, at a cost of perhaps $2,000,000, to ready their city for the arrival of the great men of SEATO (see above). The government of soft-spoken Strongman Marshal Phi-bun Songram, warm advocate of the West,...

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