JAPAN: Economy Governor

Bounding Japanese hooligans leaped high. They swarmed up the pillars of the gubernatorial residence at Nagano, 100 miles west of Tokio. They seized His Excellency the Governor (one Umetani), bent him over the rail of his own balcony, paddled.

This they did because His Excellency has adopted a policy of municipal retrenchment and economy, has curtailed certain privileges and pleasures of the proletariat.

Most lamentably the hooligans were encouraged by a crowd of 2,000 which swelled to 10,000 as the paddling proceeded. Eventually the Governor was flung down to the mob, battered...

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