""»'"0, . Iii Kusmi, the) make the people
■II vnu in tight,.,, ,h(.ir belts. whiie in China ,.„.
"M-<>™* People's bells are already tightened to
-e«l a sin9 lhe |imi| Xow you know in China the
Pouil of revolt comes with the point of
lion on 4 *arration. With their totalitarian con-
for cert* N. they ,.an starve the people to a
do not " 'ileii,, extent, bul there's a limit to
infantry, "at. Once ihe maximum point of starva-
up anotb) ll0" is reached. I believe the people will
I you cJ r,'V°lt.
i- with R<|. P"OF. Hodces: Il is of the utmost
a the mfl^Portanee thai the American people
on had ' ^"krstand lliis issue rijjrlit now, because
Washington is making the basic treaty
ii" lhal I'lL, wi" affect everything that Amine islai' ^sador Tsiang has said. And I think
il operatil|Le American people should understand
,• island' , f° deny lln- Nationalist Chinese a
We in,v il'''"" freedom to survive lei's pul il
aimed th* a.'. M;1.v would be a fatal mistake.
' u "*• Cumin : There were reports thai
"' ' nited Slates ami Britain were dig-
i S'",,L" the neutralization of Formosa
faking il an independent state
~"l""';ile from Chin;.. I would like to
Or. Tsiang if lie feels lhal ibis is
to be the uav of
11 »,- roll
I'll is tl| le
l„ ,1" *
('',"."" lo lee- lhe- way of gelling Red
j'1-' ii.'o the I 'nited Nations.
IP*. Tsiang: So far as the liriiish
'ni'riimeui news is concerned, this
ance of *
I i llii",
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.||i p. —»riae vvoria reeoeo
"; '•ihjj** down, a Panther jet plane makes
%i\Ji approach aboard the U.S. aircraft
^liq r 'orktown during recent maneuvers in
a faithful report. I don't
„ :">i,-nl that we ni
^ 'f the)
initiate the hostilities, be-
h \ -"iiii'liieu ileuilii thai th.' Formosa
'In- '""'-nl will I.,- able he encompas
*H j?anc'ipation of China single
S PORTJM NEWS, March, 1955
—Wide World Photo
Typical scene in the Tachen Islands, recently evacuated Chinese Nationalist stronghold,
where more than 200 Communist planes unleashed the biggest air attack of the Chinese
civil war Jan. 19. The Tachens' attack has been interpreted as a possible prelude to invasion
of Formosa, which is about 200 miles south of the islands.
i... '">» your governmenl is going to
■L,.'" thai. Bul if your governmenl
ii,*1 fall In line with that, I would
'Ii,. ' ''■ llii- one of the greatest crises in
ii„.a|u'">l,- world, because thai would
■',,. i, ""' bringing into being of two
llwj !''."'>' we have two Koreas, two
WCi.!nas- but in Korea the Southern they I
'ii, ''"' has. y.eii mighl say. conditions
'"Ci"-U'''' ^ ic'nam. too, partitioned
''la| u" 'S' sli" ,l:1> l'ossimlities of sur-
\» '"'"■ kind of division of For-
'ili^"'! Vietnam. I'm afraid free China
Mb ;*'"'"' a chance of sun ival.
■ r Combs: The thing which disturbs
■L. 'his: Are we willing to make a
'' commitment to tin- Formosa
land lev tin-ill
BOMBARDMENTS FROM OUEMOY
lln. isiwi.: I ibink your statement is
based on certain assumptions that are
really not true. You take lhe series of
bombardments from Quemoy which
were started l>\ tin- Communists on
September 3. We found ourselves forced
lo retaliate in order to destroy the bat-
teries on tin- mainland.
Now, Mr. Combs. I want to say this:
No mailer whal you think of my gov-
> ntine'iil or my people. 1 can assure von
thai we're nol fools, we're not children.
We do nol think lhal ihis "pinprick"
business on lhe coast would get us back
Mu. COMBS: I understand.
Dit. Tsianc: Neither do we think that
we can control I S. policy. Win. for
\eeii this is a momentous decision. It
will be made after mature deliberation.
\ little raid upon my governmenl here
and there certainly would not involve
you. We, ourselves, do not atiiileule-
much military value to these coastal
raids; and we, ourselves, do not think
thai we single-handedly could by these
"pinpricks" make any impression whatever.
So. we mustn't despair. We want i"
watch the mood of the people on the
mainland. If our brothers on the mainland issue ill,' call lo us for help and
they back up their call with action on
their part, then we w ill go in.
MR. BURT: Could the defense of Formosa
by the United States in case of Communist
attack lead to a third world war?
Dr. Tsianc: I ibink not. The fight in
Korea did nol lead to a third world war.
I'm convinced that the Communists arc
convinced lhat they can get the whole
world and hold the whole world b\
a means much cheaper than a third
world war. They have used cheap means.
They'll continue to use- cheap means
thai is. limited action, infiltration, sub-
version, making tin- rest of the world
fight each other stirring up trouble
between soci.-d ,-kisses, groups in each
individual country. I think they will ,-on-
linue lo do that.
BOMB NEW YORK OR MOSCOW?
Mb. Garrto. : I don't think there will
be any real third world war. all-out war.
until one or Iwee things happen: either
New York and our cities are bombed
by the Russians or we leennle Moscow;
and I don'l Ibink tin- latter is likely.
Prof. Hodces: It's been completely
denied lhal we're going in for preventive
MR. BURT: Professor Hodges, do you
think that the attacking of Formosa by the
Communists could lead to a third world
Prof. Hodges: I say decidedly no.
Mr. Hurl, and I wanl to emphasize that
thai issue ee;i- put up in Korea, and if
we'd gone in and "on Korea, we
wouldn't be asking these questions
today. Tlie third world war will emu-.
in my opinion, when the' Kremlin decides
il cannot gel anything else and lhe issue
is win or lose tin- world. That's a long
—Wide World Photo
U.S. Air Force ground crews were busy
pitching tents at a secret air base on
Formosa. They were among the advance contingent of U.S. forces rushed into the Chinese
Nationalist stronghold to ward off any Communist attack on the island fortress.