The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 15, 1954 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1954 Chiang Discredited on Mainland EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last of three exclusive eyewitness dispatches by an "Old China Hand" who went back to Red China for an up-to-date look behind the Bamboo Curtain. His real name—and how he got in and out—must remain a secret. • *«•*» By JOHN SMITH (Written for NBA Service) HONG KONG — (NBA) — The parts of China I saw on my recent visit to my former home are not seething for a" chance to overthrow the Communists. Least of all would they be likely to rally to the banners of Chiang Kai-shek. A third force in China could gain popular support to oust the Reds. Chiang has been discredited to the mainland Chinese as "a corrupt old dictator." This Communist party propaganda line has convinced its captive audience. But propaganda attacks against the "imperialistic Americans" have not achieved such widespread success, and there are many potential those.. who would not lift a finger to aid Chiang's forces. There is no question that the food situation in Bed China is appalling. Many locally produced items of foodstuff are exported to Russia in repayment for arms and technical training personnel. Next to rice in importance in the Chinese diet are oil, fats and pork. In South China, where enthusi- CHIANG KAI-SHEK: His 1954 r«-elcctlon frin on Formosa is not reflected on the mainland, supply. In Hankow, rice and oil rations must be collected daiiy. Ihis is an unbearable naruship for the aged and iniirm, but tne People's Government makes no exceptions. The Army, the police and bu- reaucrais wno administer the system are well taken care of and the masses remain in line. Oadiy" enougn, social life for foreigners goes on in JRea China IL. faint facsimile of-the old days. In Shanghai, the famous old clubs of "tne .international Settlement which crop up in the nostalgic re- miniscenses of any foreigner who once, lived there, axe jjone. nut there's an average of 20 parties of'the black, tie variety each week. The entertainment is now confined to private homes. Scotch i* US$20 a bottle and coffee is US$7 a pound. There are some 30 foreign families, mostly British, still in Shanghai. A few Americans are in this category, while another half- dozen Americans occupy quarters in the local jail. When I left almost two years ago, private businesses were encouraged. Now the reverse is true. Through an ingenious Red method, property is not seized, however. It is given to the government as a present. effort and during the first year of Red rule did an outstanding production job. To their dismay they learned that the more they produced, the more would be expected of them. Each month the government production quota rose. Gradually, production and quality slipped, and the management was changed several times to little avail. According to the Chinese, this is true in most fields of industry. These conditions of unrest, food shortages and uncertainty might be interpreted by wishful thinkers as hopeful signs that the system will soon fall apart in China. Actually, it is felt here that these are danger signals. The internal troubles which I saw and the rumblings wnich I sensed are unfortunately the type that can lead to further aggression. (Last of a series) Read Courier News Classified Ads PROPAGANDA SESSIONS IN SHANGHAI: The Reds have discredited Chiang:, but attacks on the U. S. are not so successful. The owner is put in the gift- giving frame of mind by several means, such as withdrawal of an order in mid-contract and refusal to pay. Or perhaps the government will insist on bankrupting renovations of the property. Sometimes, the government puts the business owner through the motions of a sale. 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