Page 8, 2nd January 1959

2nd January 1959
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QUESTIONED EACH DAY

Bishop Walsh under house arrest BISHOP WALSH, the last foreign-born bishop to remain in Communist China is under "house arrest" in Shanghai and is being questioned daily about his contacts with "foreign agents", according to reports reaching Hong Kong.

These reports add that, while Bishop Walsh is not ill, he is very weak and that many who know him there fear that his health may break down under the strain. Other reports state that the Communists have not yet succeeded in producing adequate "evidence" against the bishop that could serve to justify his expulsion.

Meanwhile. Communist Chinese Red Cross officials at the Hong Kong border have refused to accept two food parcels for the bishop when offered them by an American Red Cross official. Mr. J. R. Hildebrand This was the first time any food parcels had been sent to the bishop.

Parcels for four other Americans, who had been receiving them regularly, were accepted by the Chinese officials after they checked the names off against a list they held.

When offered the two for Bishop Walsh, they said: "His name does not appear on our list. However. if you will submit his name we will try to locate him, and if we find him we will accept parcels for him on January 30." Mr. Hildebrand anticipated no trounle in delivering parcels for Bishop Walsh on that date.




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