• Short Summary

    At the Elisabethville City Hall, in the dissident Katanga province of the Belgian Congo, June 25, "Miss Katanga", was selected from the local beauties.

  • Description

    At the Elisabethville City Hall, in the dissident Katanga province of the Belgian Congo, June 25, "Miss Katanga", was selected from the local beauties. Cheers of the audience could be heard outside in the street where police guards stood at the ready in case of demonstrations, for the province was in a state of emergency, lifted June 27.

    With the provincial heats over, "Miss Katanga" will enter the "Miss Congo" contest. The winner will go to Long Beach, California, in the United States, and compete for the "Miss Universe" title. Last year "Miss Universe" was a girl from Japan.

    Even as King Baudouin was making the proclamation of independence in Leopoldville June 30, M. Van der Meersch, resident Belgian Minister of the Congo, was in Elisabethville attempting to bridge the gull between the Lumumba Central Government and M. Moise Tshombe, Premier of the katanga Province. Demonstrations and threats of secession by katanga leaders, are creating great problems for the newly-born Congo Republic.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7LEPTB8VNLXWI35E5SSRIPIC0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LEPTB8VNLXWI35E5SSRIPIC0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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