National Geographic : 1942 Sep
Alfred T. Palmer Skeins of Lustrous Silk Are Bundled in Books for Shipment Each hank contains about 25 miles of glistening fiber, machine-reeled from some 500 silk cocoons. Thirty skeins, each weighing from 2/ to 3/ ounces, were bundled in the press to make the book in the foreground. Until the Japanese occupation, this Hangchow plant shipped its silk to New York (p. 348). Thomas Kwang from Paul G.Guillumette Jap BombsCrash, but School Goes On In a Chungking air-raid dugout small boys and girls study bycandlelight their "Peoples' Thousand-Character Reader." Sometimes the alarm lasts for hours. Children eagerly concentrate on schoolwork toforget the presence of death and destruction.