Hankow, on the middle Yangtze, was a city of refuge last week. Into it from newly abandoned mission stations in Honan and. northern Hupeh provinces—by rail, truck, mule cart and often on foot—trekked American missionaries. They felt unable any longer to live and work in an area where Chinese Communists now marched almost at will. Three missionaries had been shot to death by "bandits" who hauled them from a bus shouting: "You are Americans, and Americans must die!" They were Martha Anderson of Minneapolis, Esther Nordlund of Chicago, and Dr. Alexis Berg of Finland, all attached to an Evangelical Covenant...

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