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Photograph article dated August 18, 1964 partially reads, "This beautiful capital of South Viet Nam in Southeast Asia maintains a gentle pace, unruffled by the government's recent state of emergency decree and by the gunfire heard from the city's outskirts at night... For this reporter, returning to Saigon after a six-year absence, there was a noticeable increase in the number of U.S. military advisers. Fortunately, inflation has not boosted prices skyward to any great degree, though much U.S. taxpayers' money has been poured into the country. For instance, a single room with bath at a first class hotel can still be had for $5 a day. The price includes two good meals. But the big difference today over six years ago is the situation in the countryside. No one today travels beyond the city limits after sundown without an armed escort. Recently in Saigon itself there was imposed a curfew from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m., when only those with special military permit are allowed on the street." Pictured is Austin Conover, Hollywood Citizen-News columnist who is covering the war front in Southeast Asia. Mr. Conover wrote a series of stories on his experiences there as well as Trans-Siberia and Mongolia, which were carried in the Valley Times as well as the Hollywood Citizen-News.
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 11 cm. Photographic prints
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