JAPAN: A Simple Act

Enraged because his sweetheart had jilted him, one Daruse, a farmer, piled rocks. and tog— upon a railway in order to give vent to his wrath.

Along the railway line rushed the Tokyo express — CRASH! The train was derailed. Three members of the Opposition were in that train.

When Parliament met on Jan. 31, the irate Opposition charged the Government with attempted homicide. The Government would not reply to so base an accusation. The parliament was dissolved. (Time, Feb. 11).

Such were the political repercussions of the act of a lovelorn loon.


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