WAR IN CHINA: WAR IN CHINA

Reduced Target

The friendly mist which each winter enshrouds Chungking lifts and flows away each spring. This year it will doubtless be replaced by clouds of Japanese bombers. Anticipating severe air raids, authorities in China's provisional capital have been hurriedly evacuating nonessential personnel, by March 15 will have reduced Japan's target from 700,000 men, women and children to 350,000 Government employes and soldiers. To localize damage from incendiary bombs, every tenth building in crowded sections of the city is being torn down.

For the 350,000 remaining behind to man the provisional Government and run...