Foreign News: Ultimatum to Lwanhsien

U.S. commanders in China have orders to: 1) disarm the Japs; 2) help Nationalist China to her feet; 3) do all this without losing a man. Last week order No. 2 collided with order No. 3. Result: representatives of the most powerful nation on earth threatened to strafe a Chinese village.

Communist guerrillas had cut the rail road from the great Kailan coal mines to the port of Chinwangtao. For nine days none of the Kailan coal, which China desperately needs, had moved. U.S. Major General Dewitt Peck, commander of the ist Marine Division, tried...

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