Religion: Editor Chiang

One of China's current best-sellers is a brand-new edition of the Psalms, translated by a Roman Catholic, edited by a Methodist. The translator: U.S.-educated Dr. John C. H. Wu, J.D. The editor: Chiang Kaishek, President of the National Government and Commander in Chief.

The preface to the new 141-page psalter is a letter from Chiang to his great & good friend, Translator Wu, with a photostat of one of the Generalissimo's own editorial emendations brushed on the manuscript's wide margin. Says the letter:

"Dear comrade. . . . Because I know nothing of foreign...

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