Over the Wire

Japanese Roll Westward

SHANGHAI--Japans motorized legions, gathering momentum as they advanced, rolled westward over the bloody battlefields of Honan Province today on the road toward Hankow, the temporary Chinese capital. Japanese reports said that the city of Lanfeng, known as "the gateway to the west," had been occupied after four days of fighting that was described as "bloodier than the battle of Suchow."