CHINA: Tears for the Valiant

At the age of six, Peng Teh-huai attacked his schoolmaster with a stool. Three years later, young Peng deliberately kicked over his grandmother's opium, which was cooking on the stove, and was banished from the family. Last week, at 48, Peng Teh-huai, as the second ranking general of Communist China, was still going strong. He was basking in kudos from the Communist Central Committee for the "brilliant victory" he had scored over a Nationalist force at Ichuan, 60 miles southeast of Yenan.

Nationalist intelligence had learned a month ago that General Peng was ready to "establish merit" in the northwest....

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