• Short Summary

    Delegates to the congress of the Universal Postal Union hold a Sports Day in Ottawa.?

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    Delegates to the congress of the Universal Postal Union hold a Sports Day in Ottawa. First on the agenda -- an egg, and spoon race. The congress is the biggest international gathering ever held in the Canadian capital. Ninety-six nations are represented, and the meetings are being held in the Parliament buildings -- the only place large enough.

    MAN PILING WOMEN'S SHOES ON GROUND
    "Find the ladies shoes". This race is won by a delegate from Switzerland -- where the Postal Union was created in Eighteen seventy-four. More than three hundred delegates are attending the six-week congress. It was opened by Prime Minister Diefenbaker. In a speech of welcome, he said that due to the Union's work, "mail knows no frontier".

    SERVING OF FOOD, INCLUDING CORN
    After the races -- refreshment. The congress -- the fourteenth of the UPU--is presided over by Canada's Deputy Postmaster-General, Walter Turnbull. Traditionally, the head of the host delegation is elected to this post. The last congress was held in Brussels five years ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA563FQZR1GPDSK4FYK34GN546Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA563FQZR1GPDSK4FYK34GN546Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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