The Press: Chang and Ai and Pai

To most U.S. newspaper readers (who know about it mostly from pictures) hilly Chungking is an incredibly crowded motley of mud huts and bomb-wreckage, peopled largely by the Generalissimo and Mme. Chiang Kaishek. To most U.S. readers Brooks Atkinson, if known at all, is a Broadway man, one of the most erudite of drama critics.

Sage, Harvard-bred Brooks Atkinson has been in Chungking and China 16 months—by his own choice as war correspondent of the New York Times. By last week he had become the clearest window through which U.S. readers might see a...

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