MANCHUKUO: Wild East Destruction

After weary months of pinking each other with diplomatic rapiers in Tokyo, cocky little Japanese Foreign Minister Koko Hirota and gruff, sad-eyed Soviet Ambassador Konstantin Yurenev were so jangle-nerved last week that each was glad to throw the issue at stake to his native Press, which promptly charged the other's Government with a "Gigantic Plot."

Across 1,000 miles of Asia's bandit-infested "Wild East" stretches the Chinese Eastern Railway, spanning Japan's puppet state of Manchukuo from frontier to frontier and serving as a short-cut for the Trans-Siberian Line between Moscow and Vladivostok. Japan...

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