WAR IN CHINA: Midnight Invasion

On the Chinese Independence Day last week gallant Generalissimo & Mrs. Chiang Kai-shek drove boldly down the main streets of Hankow, reviewing 80,000 Chinese among whom might easily have lurked a Japanese-paid assassin. Chicago Daily News's A.T. Steele cabled: "This was one of the Generalissimo's few public appearances...one of his most courageous gestures....Throngs composed of clerks, laborers, students and others who have been mobilized to assist in the defense of Hankow stood silent and awed as the Generalissimo and his wife drove by in an open car."

The atmosphere of Hankow had...