WAR IN CHINA: Stars Mark the Spots

By treaty U. S. gunboats have the right to patrol the Yangtze River, an international waterway. The war between Japan and China has not legally affected these rights. The U. S. river gunboat Monocacy (pronounced mo-nock'-asy) has recently been on refugee work near Kuikiang, 450 miles upstream from Shanghai. Low on food and fuel, the coal-burning ship was scheduled to go to Shanghai for provisioning.

Before ordering this long trip through Japanese-controlled waters, U. S. Admiral Harry E. Yarnell, Comrnander-in-Chief of the U. S. Asiatic Fleet, asked Japanese sanction. Last week Vice...

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