CHINA: Revolution

Just as wasp-waisted President Chiang Kaishek was about to shrill a speech of welcome to his "People's Congress" at Nanking; just as the President's northern ally, Marshal Chang Hsueh-liang, swooped down from Tientsin in his Ford plane, just as the party was going to begin last week, BANG—Revolution in Canton!

Things had been going quite well. Up in Hupeh province government troops had just put to flight Communist General Ho Lung. They captured 1,800 of his soldiers, made them kneel in long rows while down each row tramped a government executioner with a great, broad...

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