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    MR.HAROLD MACMILLAN, DUE FOR AN OPERATION TOMORROW, WAS STILL CONDUCTING AFFAIRS OF STATE FROM HIS?

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    MR.HAROLD MACMILLAN, DUE FOR AN OPERATION TOMORROW, WAS STILL CONDUCTING AFFAIRS OF STATE FROM HIS HOSPITAL BED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DESPITE HIS ILLNESS.HE IS COMFORTABLE AND CHEERFUL IN HIS PINK-CEILINGED BEDROOM IN A LONDON HOSPITAL.

    THE BRITISH PREMIER, 70 NEXT FEBRUARY, WAS TAKEN ILL SUDDENLY AND HURRIED TO HOSPITAL LAST NIGHT WITH A PROSTATIC OBSTRUCTION.

    HE SPENT A PEACEFUL NIGHT AND TODAY RECEIVED A SUCCESSION OF VISITORS.AMONG THEM WERE LORD HOME, BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY; MR.MACMILLAN'S PHYSICIAN, SIR JOHN RICHARDSON, LORD DILHORNE, THE LORD CHANCELLOR; AND LADY DOROTHY MACMILLAN.

    MEANWHILE, THE ACTING PRIME MINISTER, MR.BUTLER, WENT TO NO.10 DOWNING STREET, THE PREMIER'S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE, TODAY ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE TORY PARTY CONFERENCE WHICH OPENED TODAY IN BLACKPOOL.

    AT THE CONFERENCE, A NEW FERMENT OF SPECULATION IS BREWING OVER THE PARTY LEADERSHIP.NEWS OF MR.MACMILLAN'S ILLNESS HAS STUNNED THE PARTY AND LEFT THE LEADERSHIP ISSUE WIDE OPEN.

    LORD HAILSHAM, TIPPED AS A LIKELY SUCCESSOR TO MR.MACMILLAN, WAS FILMED AT THE TORY ASSEMBLY READING NEWS OF MR.MACMILLAN'S CONDITION.TODAY IS HIS 56TH BIRTHDAY.ALSO SHOWN ARE SIR KEITH JOSEPH, MINISTER FOR HOUSING, AND HIS WIFE, AND TORY PARTY CO-CHAIRMAN LORD POOLE.

    MR.HEATH, DEPUTY FOREIGN SECRETARY, FLEW TO LONDON FROM BLACKPOOL LATE TODAY, REPORTEDLY TO SEE MR.MACMILLAN ABOUT CONFERENCE MATTERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2S6HIS0M3PI8BSEKPF6HV1XUV
    Media URN:
    VLVA2S6HIS0M3PI8BSEKPF6HV1XUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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