Congo: Dinner for the Senator

For Katanga's secessionist regime, it was a trifle embarrassing. Here was its stout U.S. supporter. Connecticut Senator Thomas J. Dodd, in town only three days after Katanga President Moise Tshombe was calling on his people to fight the United Nations troops with "poison arrows, spears, axes and picks." To smooth things over, Tshombe and some of his Cabinet ministers mingled pleasantly with U.N. officers at the U.S. consul's cocktail party honoring Democrat Dodd's arrival. But neither Tshombe nor anyone else could control the erratic, excitable Katanga soldiers who had been listening to the President's inflammatory speeches.

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