FOREIGN RELATIONS: Mukden Incident, Part II

Consul General Angus Ward hurried from a Communist people's court in Mukden, Manchuria last week to telephone the news to the nearest American diplomat, 400 miles away in Peiping. Ward and four members of his consulate staff had been freed from a Communist jail and were to be deported from Red China.

The U.S. Consul in Peiping relayed the report to Washington. From Ward's skimpy recapitulation and the splutterings of the Communist Chinese radio, the State Department pieced together the humiliating story. After holding the U.S. consulate members incommunicado for nearly a month (TIME, Nov. 21), the Communists had staged...

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