President of China Chiang Kai-shek cabled urgently, last week, to the China Famine Relief Fund, 205 East 42nd St., New York City. "Funds must be raised and forwarded immediately," cabled he, "if great loss of life is to be prevented."

Thus far the C. F. R. F. has collected some $340,000 after appealing ten months ago for $10,000,000: less than $1 each for the 12,000 Chinese who are now on the brink of starvation (TIME, Sept 10 et seq.).

The only reason why charitably inclined persons should...

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