The announcement from Henry Wallace's office said only: "Vice President Wallace hopes to visit Chungking some time in late spring or early summer. . . . No additional details are available at this time. . . ."
All week long pundits and politicos scrambled happily after clues, sniffed at red herrings, jumped to unlikely conclusions. Finally two facts emerged:
¶ Henry Wallace will be back in time for the July 19 opening of the Democratic National Convention. This was sad news to those Democrats who had fondly hoped that Franklin Roosevelt was going to dump Henry at long distance.