Foreign News: Squandered Lives

Last year three million Chinese died, 20 million were affected by the great Honan (Central China) famine. Chungking correspondents last week reported another famine, this time in the Kwangtung area in South China. More than 1,000,000 Chinese have died there since last June; millions more are in acute want.

Lean, dark George Adams, U.S. representative of the International Relief Committee, recently visited Kwangtung, told of what he had seen when he returned to Chungking last week. Said Adams:

"Homes were torn down, the timber sold for firewood and the rest of the houses sold...

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