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Splits in Debate on Policy Toward China By the Associated Press ASILOMAR, Calif., Dec. 10.—A stubborn conflict of ideas on what the United States should do about Communist China was evident to day at the World Affairs Council1 of Northern California, Almost as confusing as critics say American policy has been during China’s crisis, the expressed opinions of speakers were at wide variance, notably with the views of Senator Knowland, Republi-i can, of California. The Californian, long an ad vocate of continued aid to Chiang Kai-Shek, declared recognition of the dominant Red regime would “be the most destructive thing that could happen to our bi partisan foreign policy.” He asserted recognition would help build a Soviet bloc in East Asia and asked: t Cabot Opposes Blockade. “We don’t do that in Europe: why should we do it in the Far East?” Senator Knowland would blockade Communist China unless all Americans detailed there are released. But John Cabot, former United States consul general, speaking from long experience in Shanghai, had a different attitude toward blockading. He said it would not accomplish anything and would be dangerous. Mr. Cabot said Chiang “could not stop communism with bayo nets and did not try to stop it with better ideas.” An open advocate of Red recog nition was Roger Lapham, re cently returned from a tour as ad ministrator of the United States economic aid program in China. He is a former mayor of San Fran cisco and now has returned to his former status as a shipping line; executive. “We should try to deal with j them and that means recognizing them,” he said. “We should not run away from China and leave Russia with a free hand there. If we play our cards right, we can do better than the Russians. Mrs. Douglas Wants Facts. •’Left to themselves, the Chinese Communists will become more Chinese, not more Russian.” Representative Helen Gahagan .Douglas, Democrat, of California, said she wanted to get all the; facts first and then decide about the China recognition policy. ' “The big thing to remember is that the Chinese people are the ones who are revolting,” she said. “The Reds have been able to turn this revolt to their purposes.” Advocates of helping Chiang! Kai-Shek with arms are overlook ing what happened to arms al ready given him, she pointed out. “We gave him aid when the Reds were weak. That was not enough. Does anyone seriously be lieve this country can afford to continue to pour its substance into his ambitions?” Mr. Lapham also warnedagainst further military aid. “If we giv~ -nd we lose again, we would be that much worse off,” he said. An American blockade would not hurt the Reds seriously, de clared Mrs. Douglas. She said: “Frankly, I think the advocates of the blockade would like nothing better than to see us declare war on the Chinese Reds.” Knoxville Jaycees Name Judge Hastie for Honor By the Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 10.— Judge William Henry Hastie of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals was nominated today for the annual good government award of the United States Jun ior Chamber of Commerce. Charles Lockett, president, an nounced that the Knoxville Jun ior Chamber had nominated Judge Hastie for his outstanding service as governor of the Virgin Islands from 1946 to 1949. Judge Hastie, who is colored, is a na tive of Knoxville. The Knoxville Jaycee announce ment said, “Judge Hastie began a program of reform of the edu cational, public health and eco nomic systems to better the lot of the people of the islands. “His achievements have been widely praised by President Tru man and others interested in the development of the United States’ insular possessions.” Judge Hastie formerly was dean of the Howard University Law School. Scientists Discover New Bacteria Which Multiplies by Budding By th* Associated Press SEATTLE, Dec. 10.—Bacteria which multiply by addition in stead of division are being studied under the powerful rays of the University of Washington's new electron microscope. The tiny red-hued organisms were discovered accidentally by Dr. H. C. Douglas, assistant pro fessor of microbiology, and Esther Duchow, an associate in the de partment. They’ve named the minute red microbes “rhodomicrobium.” They were discovered in soil during preparation for a routine classroom experiment. “We were examining soil cul tures under an ordinary micro scope when this unfamiliar bac teria popped into view,” Dr. Douglas reported. “Further in vestigation established it had never been identified before.” He said they were the first bacteria ever found that definitely multiply by “budding’,’ like yeast. Other bacteria reproduce by divid ing into two. Dr. Douglas said the new red bacteria are tiny one-celled or gainisms joined in clusters by branched filaments that grow from the cells themselves. These fila ments, in turn, produce more cells. 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He is Aram Khachaturian, com poser of “Sabre Dance.” His new song, “What Children Are Dream ing About,” was played today by Moscow radio.. The new composition of another top composer criticized last year by the party, Dmitri Shostako vich’s oratorio "Song of the For est,” was given an enthusiastic reception at its premiere here November 28. Conner Talks to Wife For Half Hour in First Meeting Since Killings John Steven Conner, held in the Alexandria jail for the murder of his three children, talked with their mother yesterday for the first time since she fled the scene of the slayings, jail attendants said last night. Conner, 38-year-oid construc tion engineer at Fort Belvoir, has admitted shooting the children with a single-barrel shotgun in the kitchen of their home in the Cameron Valley development early Wednesday morning. Attendants at the jail said both Conner and Mrs. Conner were “broken up” but talked quietly for about 30 minutes, along with his father, Guy W. 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