CHINA: Prudent Dynamiters

Colonel Carmi Thompson, personal investigator for President Coolidge in the Philippines (TIME, July 19 et seq.), known among Filipinos as "the Big White Friend of the Big White President," traveled last week 1,400 miles in and down anarchy-torn China while its War Lords desisted from their battles to let pass his all-steel, U. S. built "Blue Express."*

Landing at Shanghai, Colonel Thompson and his entourage sped to Peking without accident, saw there the blazing blue-tiled Temple of Heaven, and the Forbidden City, now moldering with decay. Returning to...

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