International: Axis Birthday

A Chinese Communist reporter last week dropped in at Mao Tse-tung's boyhood village home in Hunan province. "As I visited the rooms where our beloved leader spent the years of his boyhood," he wrote, "I encountered many of his old acquaintances. Chou Pu-hsun, a schoolmate of Mao's, asked me to convey his regards, and said: 'How nice it would be if I could see Chairman Mao once again.' "

It was a week for regards to Red China's dictator. His senior partner in Moscow wired him "heartfelt greetings." Mao's response to Joseph Stalin was "heartfelt thanks." Thus the top comrades of the...

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