China sends 200,000 soldiers to Korea

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China sends 200,000 soldiers to Korea - 200,000 Chinese Enter New War in Korea As Reds...
200,000 Chinese Enter New War in Korea As Reds Seize Offensive, MacArthur Asks U. N. for Authority To Act To Meet China's Full-Scale Intervention. TOKYO, Nov. 28 (UP) A horde of 200,000 Chinese Communists swarmed over North Korea today, threatening to trap desperately fighting Allies in an offensive which Gen. Douglas MacArthur said marked the start of "an entirely new war." The Chinese, pouring like locusts over the countryside as far as the numan eye couia see, rippea through a widening hole torn in the right flank of the U. N. line. They could be seen along "every road, every gulley and every ridgeline," a 1st corps spokesman said. ISSUKS STATEMENT As the Chinese seized the offensive and rocked the Allies back on the defensive, MacArthur issued a bristling statement accusing the Chinese of hurling the major part of their fighting force against the U.N. MacArthur said China's full-scale intervention in the Korean war posed issues beyond his authority and he asked the U. N. what they wanted to do about it. In a special signed communique, he said Red China had shattered his "high hopes" of an early end to the Korean war that would get American troops "home by Christmas." SUMMONS GENERALS There was no doubt that the Chinese assault had caused a crisis. MacArthur summoned to his headquarters his top field commanders in Korea for an urgent conference. They arrived in Tokyo soon after they received his orders. Li. Gen. Walton H Walker, commander of the U. S. Eighth Army, which was reeled back on the defensive under powerful Chinese Communist attacks across northwest Korea, arrived at 8:20 p.m. Maj. Gen. Edward M. Almond, commander of the 10th corps in Northeast Korea, arrived at 9:15 a. m. He said MacArthur's call came as a surprise. He received it at the front at 3 p. m. yesterday. The Reds assaulting on the northwest front were moving along a line 13 miles south of the point from which the U. N. offensive started Friday. RENT CONTROLS UNDER SCRUTINY Demos Indicate Readiness To Approve Extension, but G.O.P. Reluctant. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (AP) Democrats indicated a willingness today to go along, even if reluctantly, with President Truman's request for a temporary extension of federal rent controls. Republicans showed more resistance. The Senate banking committee called a closed-door session to decide what to do about Mr. Truman's request that the rent law be continued for 90 days beyond Dec. 31. Senator Burnet R. Maybank (D-S. 'O, the committee chairman, told reporters he "would not oppose" a stop-gap extension. "Iam going to leave it up to the committee," he said. TRUMAN REQUEST In letters to Maybank and Chairman Brent Spence (D.-Ky.) of the House banking committee, Mr. Truman asked an," extension bill from the short session which began yesterday. spence promptly introduced a resolution to continue federal rent ceilings until March 31. His com mittee may begin hearings on it tomorrow. Under the present law, federal controls will expire Dec. 31 except in communities which vote to extend them for another six months.

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  1. Journal and Courier,
  2. 28 Nov 1950, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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