National Affairs: House Guest

Madame Chiang Kai-shek had triumphed in Washington before. This time it looked as if everything was against her.

When the Sacred Cow, bringing her on the last lap of her trip from California, landed at Washington National Airport, a hearteningly enthusiastic little crowd of U.S. and Chinese officials was on hand to greet her. But the welcome turned into something like a bargain-basement sale. The crowd pushed, photographers struggled. George Marshall was conspicuously absent; he had gone to Walter Reed Hospital with an old kidney ailment. Mrs. George Marshall took Madame Chiang firmly by the arm, led her past the microphones of...

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