Chinese too had a New Deal last week. The entire Peiping Government of North China was reshuffled so completely that its Jack of Clubs, the "Young Marshal" Chang Hsueh-liang, vanished from the pack. From Central China came the dealer, Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek. Carrying with him the portable powers of Life & Death, he roared north, preceded and followed by trainloads of Chinese soldiers who had actually been paid, possessed rifles, ammunition and such expensive luxuries as machine guns and bombing planes.

Too smart to fight Japan, the Generalissimo had left that hopeless...

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