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    Chairman of the International League of Red Cross Societies during this centenary year is Canadian John A.

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    Chairman of the International League of Red Cross Societies during this centenary year is Canadian John A. MacCauley, a Winnipeg lawyer. He was elected Sept. 29 in Athens, Greece.

    In the ballot at the Drakopoulion hall he polled 40 votes against 21 for Princess Rajkumari Amrit of India, and 3 for Fernando Coronel of Brazil. Mr. MacCauley succeeds Swedish judge Emil Sandstrom.

    The Asian bloc and Russia voted in favour of the Canadian - causing much surprise among the delegates.

    Over 200 delegates from 65 countries are attending this the 25th Session of the League - opened Sept. 25 by Greek Queen Fredericka - including Belgian King Baudouin's brother Prince Albert; Italian President's wife Mrs. Gronchi; US Red Cross President and former SHAPE C-in-C General Gruenther; members of the Red Crescent (operating in Arab nations, Turkey and parts of USSR) and the Red Lion and Sun of Persia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2QLCXQNCI60JUNCAGT7D1HBJ3
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QLCXQNCI60JUNCAGT7D1HBJ3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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