The Press: Snow Job

One of the Chinese Communists' favorite friends in the West is Old China Hand Edgar Parks Snow, 55, who made his first trek to northwest China to visit them in 1936, interviewed Mao Tse-tung, and has remained a faithful apologist ever since.

In 1937 he published Red Star Over China, glorifying Mao and his men, has been affiliated with Communist-front groups. He argues for U.S. recognition of Red China. Last week Snow was back in China to finish gathering material for a biography of Leader Mao—thanks to Cowles Magazines, Inc.

When Snow first wrote the State Department asking for permission last May, he...

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