CHINA: Dear White House Friend

"Soldiers, officers, they who call me a military dictator slander me!

"Soldiers, officers, I am your comrade!"

Thus last week spoke shrill, wasp-waisted little President Chiang Kai-shek to troops at his capital, Nanking. Shrilly he continued:

"I leave now to direct the anti-bandit campaign! If I succeed I will retire to my birthplace near Ningpo—thereby proving to the world and to the nation that I have no ambition to establish a dictatorship nor another dynasty, as charged by my reactionary enemies. If I fail, I will die fighting!"

By his "reactionary enemies" (whom he hopes to clean up next...

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