Foreign News: MRS. HAWKINGS SEES IT THROUGH

From crumbling Shanghai, TIME Correspondent Robert Doyle cabled:

Two miles from the Communist front lines southwest of Shanghai, in the city's smartest residential section, a fresh-faced young Chinese officer stood before a bluff, hearty Englishwoman. Behind him stood several soldiers, holding baskets of wood shavings. They had come to burn down Mrs. Gladys Hawkings' house because it was "in the line of fire." Said firm, 58-year-old Mrs. Hawkings: "Young man, I was living in this house before you were born. This is my home and I intend to stay."

The young officer grinned and relented. On a map which showed the houses to...

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