Foreign News: For Japanese, the Gong!

In Hankow, the Chinese de facto capital, last week appeared Miss Agnes Smedley, a U. S. author who was first widely heard of during the kidnapping of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek (TIME, Jan. 4, 1937 et seq.). At that time when the Communists needed someone to broadcast their propaganda in English from Sian, she was put on the air. Fond of dressing like a Red Army soldier with red, five-pointed star in cap, Agnes Smedley announced last week that she had hurt her back, therefore would write a book on the Chinese Communists instead of...

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