NEW YORK: Retreat on the Hudson

For years she was in the news almost daily. When she made a triumphal tour of the U.S., millions came to see & hear her. A year ago, ill and exhausted, she retired from public life, 10,000 miles from her homeland. Last week Mme. Chiang Kai-shek was nearing the end of her retirement, and looking forward to the day.

Since last October, when she left a Manhattan hospital, she has been living quietly in a 17-room, rambling Tudor mansion in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, overlooking the Hudson River. She has seen almost...

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