MANCHUKUO: No Ordinary Wreck

Tall, lanky Henry Walsworth Kinney, public relations director for Japan's South Manchuria Railway, who boasts proudly of his Japanese artist-wife and her step-motherly care of his part Hawaiian son, walked into Harbin last week dressed in a potato sack and part of a tent. Other U. S. travelers were not so lucky. Nude, blue with cold, suffering from exhaustion they staggered into town to tell about four brigand-staged trainwrecks. Most graphic description came from young Henry Hilgard Villard, son of Editor Oswald Garrison Villard of the Nation, on his way across...

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