RED CHINA: Quarrel in Peking

For six weeks Red China's Dictator Mao Tse-tung has not been seen in Peking. Like Khrushchev or Eisenhower, Mao regularly takes a summer vacation, but after four weeks away Mao failed to return even for Red Army Day, Aug. 1. By last week the signs were piling up that the real reason for his prolonged absence from the capital may be a deep and abiding policy quarrel in the top echelons of China's Communist Party. If this is so, it marks the first time in nearly 20 years that Mao, who has sometimes...

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