UNITED NATIONS: Quiet Man in a Hot Spot

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From the edge of the Elisabethville airport, black, handsome Moise Tshombe, president of the rebellious Congo province of Katanga, watched somberly as a white Convair circled slowly over his capital. At last the Elisabethville control tower gave the Convair permission to land but first warned that the seven troop-laden transports behind it must turn away. Back from the Convair crackled a curt message: Unless all eight planes were allowed to land, the entire flight would return to Leopoldville. Toying with a tourist booklet entitled "Elisabethville Welcomes You," Tshombe (pronounced Chombay)...

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