Foreign News: Northern Theater

Chinese Communist armies had the initiative in Manchuria. Moving down from the north, they cut the railway that connects the Manchurian capital, Changchun, with Government strongholds farther south. Then the Communists advanced toward Changchun itself. Inside the city, spruce, gimlet-eyed General Tu Yu-ming, Government commander for all Northeast China, tried to decide whether the Communists were out to capture Manchuria's capital or only worry it.

Paratrooper General. Youngish (44) General Tu, who sometimes wears a brown stocking cap at headquarters to keep his straight, black hair trained back, had his detractors. Manchurian deputies...

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