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Czechoslovakia #1790

ABC Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 1968
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(Studio) Czech Deputy Premier Frantisek Hamouz says he hopes troops will begin withdrawing soon. Appeals to people to do nothing that would delay pullout. New Communist party presidium formed; liberals outno. the conservatives. Presidium agrees to work for speedy withdrawal of occupation troops and renewal of reform program. Czech leaders, incling. Communist Party leader Alexander Dubcek and Kremlin agree to permanent stning. of 2 Soviet divs. in Czechoslovakia. Soviet press praises Dubcek as "fighting soldier" and President Ludvik Svoboda as "brave self-controlled ofr." Czechs get rid of anti-Soviet slogans. Soviet press conts. to carry stories with regard to gratefulness of Czech people to them. Soviets keep trying to capture hearts of Czechs.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Prague, Czechoslovakia) Soviet song and dance ensemble performs for soldiers. Few Czechs present. Youths shown talking with soldier.
REPORTER: Ray Moloney

Moloney, Ray;
Reynolds, Frank

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