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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 21, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER and tonllhll Aunrtfty. Full Lemied News Report of The Anociated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 48. NO. 4 WINONA. MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 21. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS COMING dura your new tmdlo can FOURTEEN PAGES MATTER OF FACT U. S. Role In China Difficult By fllrwurt Alnnp tlio larly fraudulent China ntd program prepared for the ConKrcw. thoro remarkable or a Ooortto C, Marnhall, pollc townrtl C h I n i I That policy In bo I concealed. lln oxlntnnco wl undoubtedly b clnnlod. Hut th i t h 1 n k 1 n 11 bout Chlnn, o _ which the prenon The phony aid pro irrum wiui formulated, mny blunt Jy summarized as follows: To rescue the regime of General Uwlmo Chiang Kal-shck will requl very great Investment, rescu will bo. nt best. very mew business. The United hut neither the cosh nor the stomach to do Job. If the Chinese national govern ment It not reiicucd, It admltte the Chinese communists wl mln control of Chlnn down to nn ineludlnit the YangUio river valley and muy gain control of all China old opium dream that the Chi mine communists "aren't really com munista" no longer persists. Th new. almost vnguer, hope that the will either be by their new power, or 1 ooroe other way will eventually re lux thnlr grwip on the gigantic prlxa now nJrnonl within their hands. THEMK being the ba of our j-enl Chlnn policy, the onl for asking Cotigrowi fo of funds for J that political pressure must some bo yielded to. Thllt also half-admitted, For the rest, It Agreed that sending o commodltlcn to China, who China's real needs are for arms an mwlstiincc in stabilizing her cur rency. la the Operation Hathole o all tlmo. It Is blandly pointed out however, that strict rules are U govern transfer of those commodltlo to China, which will probably pro vent tho Chinese from getting mud of anything after all. There are several polnU to con alder In connection with this Chlnt policy, First of all. there is the na of its Inception. The man chiefly responsible for it is Sucre twy of State George C, Marithall Marshan is one of the two or thro undeniably great Americans. Ye who the problem privately admits (and it may M wel said publicly) that Secretary XUnhaU deeply Influenced In hi on China by a sharp persona distaste for the generalissimo. IinB the period of friend General Joseph Bill well's bitter with Ohl ant Kai-shek, It was Intensified in the course of Secretary Marshall's nonsensical mission to marry tho unmarrlairoable, Chiang and communists. This distaste Is no doubt the subconscious root of Mar ahall's wholly negative approach to the China problem. A few. like General Albert C Wedemeycr, have boon con.itructlvi in their advice on Chlnn. But those are exceptions in the government The great majority of policy makers have not even attempted to under- stand our own past tragic errors such as the gigantic investment In opening the Burma road, which con us East China, undermined tho Na- tional Government, and was ortlclal- Jy declared worthless as a military highway h fortnight alter tho fan- fare of the oponlriK; or the Ameri- can role in tho successive polltlca crises of tho Chiang government. It our dnctalvh IrirUipnco wild IfCnomntly arid stupidly ttiu twice promoted thn triumph of anti-American rlrtmmts. Because this sort of criminal folly