CHINA: Through Bamboo Bars

Shortly after they took Mukden last November, the Chinese Communists dropped their Bamboo Curtain over the U.S. consulate general in the Manchurian metropolis. Communist guards virtually imprisoned the n Americans, led by kindly, goateed Consul General Angus I. Ward, within their consular compound, denied them radio facilities, branded them as "espionage organs." Last week, after seven incommunicado months, Angus Ward finally got a letter through to the U.S. consul general in Peiping. His staff was safe and morale "good." But Angus Ward had no word as to when & how he could follow Washington's order of last May—to leave...

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