Foreign News: Shoulders To the Mat

The Japanese drive against Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek last week reached a point only 95 miles down the Yangtze from his headquarters at Hankow. There the Japanese were hampered chiefly by a few bursted dikes ("Dynamited by the Chinese!" snarled the enraged invaders).

Meanwhile, the most graphic dispatch of the week from a very meagrely reported war came from the province of Hopeh, a fertile plain lying almost entirely north of the Yellow River, 550 miles from the main theatre of operations.

In Hopeh, an Associated Press correspondent interviewed the talented Chinese guerrilla leader, General...

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