Nobody must suppose, correspondents were told by Secretary of State Henry Lewis Stimson, that President Hoover was taking sides when he sent the following cable last week:

"His Excellency, Chiang Chung-cheng.* "President of the National Government of the Republic of China, Nanking.

"I extend to you and your fellow-countrymen my sincere felicitations on this [20th] anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of China.


Matter of fact, Statesman Stimson was so upset about China & Japan and whether they were resorting to war as an instrument of national policy or just...

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