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Prof. Fifield Sees Vital Need for U.S. Aid in Far East



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"Throughout Asia Communist
forces and propaganda are mak-
ing the big push. The United
States is mistrusted and even
hated in regions that have been

"We must reach the people of
India and Indonesia-who are mis-
trustful of us-as well as those in
the Peking dominated lands be-
hind the Bamboo Curtain."

subjected t toeluIanti-Ameyi- Perhaps the best way to win
Can propaganda," he said. over the Indians, he said, is to
We need to strengthen greatly give them economic aid with no
our , own information services strings attached: a policy that
which are now inadequate, Prof. would aid us throughout the cri-
Fifield noted. tical area of Southeast Asia.
B. Uq

-Daily-Malcolm Shatz
HOT SPOT-Prof. Russell Fifield pointed out what he terms most
troublesome spot in the Southeastern Asia area-Indo-China. It
was one of the lands he visited on his tour of that territory last

Two trips to the Far East in the
past five years have convinced
Prof. Russell Fifield that unless
the United States takes an in-
creasing active part in the inter-
national affairs of this area it
will go Communist.
Just returned from an all sum-
mer tour of Southeast Asia and
the Philippines, the political sci-
entist expressed pessimism about
the situation throughout that ter-
* * *
PROF. FIFIELD remarked that
one of the brightest spots seems
to be Formosa, a land which many
people had given up to the Com-
"When I left here last spring,
I held no hope that the Chinese
Nationalists would ever get off
Formosa. After talking with
Chiang Kai Shek I am not so
sure;" he said.
He, hailed the Generalissimo's
reforms in his party and on For-
mosa, and explained that Chiang
has extensive plans for his return
to the mainland.
"Chiang remarked that World
War III started when the Com-
munists took over China. He out-
lined reforms for the country af-
ter his return, such as the land
holding principle 'to the tiller of
the soil belongs the soil'."
Group from Japan
To VisitCampus
A Japanese Supreme Court Mis-
sion brought to the United States
by the Supreme Allied Command
in the Pacific, will visit campus to-
morrow and Tuesday.
The six-member mission is
studying the judicial system in this
country. A roundtable discussion
program on campus has been plan-
nedfor the mission by Prof. Hes-
sel E. Yntema, of the Law School.
Cain To Lecture
An open meeting of Phi Sigma,
honorary biological fraternity,
will.hear Prof. Stanley A. Cain, of
the School of Natural Resources,
speak on "Ireland: Her Lands and
Peoples" at 8 p.m. tomorrow in
Rackham Amphitheatre.

All in all, Prof. Fifield termed
Formosa one of the quietest spots
in the Far East, and described
Chiang as a strong, dynamic per-
sonality who may yet return to
China, "where in many places he
would be welcome."
THE TRIP took the foreign af-
fairs expert through the South-
eastern corner of Asia, where he
met with leaders of Indo-China,
Malaya, India, Korea, Indonesia,
Siam, and the Philippines.
"The hottest spot in the area
is Indo-China where there is
danger that Communist Chinese
aid to indo-Chinese rebels may
return the land into another Ko-
He pointed out that the Com-
munist leader, Ho Chi Minh, has
captured the strong Indo-Chinese
feeling of nationalism. Ho is capi-
talizing on the native drive to over-
throw all domination by the
French, Prof. Fifield explained.
"Unless the French give these
people more freedom in the French
Union, there is no chance that an
Indo-Chinese leader favorable to
the French will take over," he said.
HE DECLARED that more aid
from the United States is needed
to get the French out of their
present military dilemma in In-
do-China, warning that if the
French leave, the whole key region
would be taken over by Commu-
nist forces.
As for the Philippines, where
Prof. Fifield spent most of this
summer, he noted that the Qui-
rino government is not in full
favor with the people.
"This is why the government
has not been able to crush the
Communist groups who have cash-
ed in on agrarian unrest in the
Prof. Fifield said that unless this
country puts the nearly bankrupt
Philippine economy back on a sta-
ble basis, President Qirino may lose
his office to the Communists.
. * *
HE NOTED that the stipulation
that American experts be allowed
to aid in cleaning up the economic
chaos in the Philippines would not
be resented. "Only in the Philip-
pines will the Americans find a
people so friendly to them."


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Podhajsky, Viennese riding school director, puts horse through the
Levade in Rye, N. Y., preparing for American exhibitions. Animal
raises forelegs off ground and holds "living statue" position.

L A R G E M O D E L -- Emma, 35-year-old, 8,700-pound ele-
phant, proves the star attraction at Los Angeles outdoor art show
as she poses for illustrator Charles Payzant. e

STEPPED- D O W N IJEE P -Member of French film
stuntmen's club amuses Parisians by driving jeep down steps
from basilica of Sacre Coeur on top of the Butte Montmartre.
Buy and Sell Through Daily Classifieds

T I M E ! A S 1 E S-Two girls arouse interest of townspeople
in Frankfurt, with display of alarm clocks on their backs to
publicize German Watcb and Clock Makers' annual fair.



217 South Main

9 Nickels Arcade


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Color Motion Pictures
Taken Last Year
. TUESDAY 8:30 P.M.
Hear his story of this Never-Never Land;
roof of the world. One of the great
adventure stories of our time.
x "His film journey to Tibet is- magnificent. It would be
, n difficult to imagine a finer entertainment than this . ."
.- Admiral Richard E. Byrd.
LOWELL THOMAS, JR. "His 'Inside Forbidden Tibet' is the most magnificent
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Gaitskell, 44-year-old new Brit-
ish chancellor of the exchequer
succeeding Sir Stafford Cripps,
smiles onarriving in London
after appointment.

S K A T E S OF Y E S T E R Y E A R - Ice skaters Diane Jacobsen (seated) and Patricia
Annable admire collection of ice skates owned by Ice Follies producer Eddie Shipstad. The skates,
some a hundred years old, come from various countries including the U. S.


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