Foreign News: Flee Where?

Just before his visit to Suchow battlefield, TIME'S Robert Doyle had a look at North China. There Nationalist General Fu Tso-yi, with Reds north, east and south of him, was pulling back from advance positions, preparing for a last-ditch defense of Peiping and Tientsin. Doyle's report:

Most of North China's people accepted the Red threat with wizened calm. A typical point of view was shown by a note on the bulletin board of a club in Tangshan, center of the richest coal-mining region in all Nationalist China. The note read:"For sale—Hawaiian guitar, on view...

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