The Press: Dream Street, Shanghai

From 1917 until the day after Pearl Harbor, John Benjamin Powell edited and published a courageous, respected Shanghai newsmagazine called the China Weekly Review. Clapped into prison by the Japanese, J.B. suffered starvation and gangrene that hastened his death (TIME, March 10, 1947). Behind him, Powell left a son to carry on. Last week, in a Communist Shanghai that was virtually deserted by Americans, 31-year-old John William Powell was still publishing the Review. Old J.B., who called no man master, would have been surprised and shocked at its subservient tone. Son Bill had...

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