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February 24, 1950 (Friday)
- The Regents of the University of California voted 12-6 to require all employees of the university system to sign a loyalty oath that included a statement specifically disavowing support of Communism, and to dismiss, by June 30, any faculty member or other employee who refused to agree. The 31 professors who were dismissed would bring suit, and the oath would be overturned by the California Supreme Court on October 17, 1952, in the case of Tolman v. Underhill.
- China's Communist government issued the "Circular on Strict Prohibition of Opium and Drug Taking", outlawing the manufacture, transportation, trafficking and use of narcotics, as well as cigarettes. Users were required to register with the local authorities and to give up their addictions with a specified time, or face punishment. The punishment of drug dealers was, at first, lenient.
- Construction began on the "Beijing City Local Qinghe State Farm", promoted as a "model labor camp" that would house 5,000 inmates.
- Representatives of Israel and Jordan initialed a five-year peace treaty that provided for joint control of Jerusalem and commerce between the two nations, but the pact was not approved by either side.
The CIA Weekly Summary speaks to the treaty between the USSR and China. Given what was released publically, and the feeling that it should not have taken two weeks to work out, they assume there is also a secret protocol. They speculate the secret agreement may include the following"
(1) Soviet assistance to the Chinese Communist ground and naval forces and their embryonic air force;
(2) Soviet access to Chinese naval and air bases;
(3) the "joint" development of such bases using Soviet equipment and technicians;
(4) the exchange of military and technical personnel; and
(5) the dispatch of a Soviet military mission to China.
With special attention given to a Chinese Air Arm.
Sinkiang or Xinjiang Provence
They believe there was an economic aspect to the agreement as well. Everything from trading concessions, to providing advisers and technicians and the development of the province of Sinkiang are suggested.
The CIA anticipates eventual disagreements between the two because of the history the USSR has had with it other European Satellites countries that have been procided USSR credit. Everything from over valuing the good they sell to China, to making the Chinese pay for any advisors and or technicians they provide, and other over charging practices