National Affairs: Mrs. Kao's Catastrophe

Returning last week from the Orient with its usual July load of tourists, plantation owners, white scientists, dark Oriental traders, the S. S. Tenyo Maru steamed through the Golden Gate. Watching the San Francisco skyline was a young Chinese woman, dressed in the smartest U. S. style—Mrs. Sui'e Ying Kao, wife of the Chinese Vice Consul at San Francisco. She was returning from a visit to her homeland. When the liner had docked she, a lady of some importance, requested courtesy-of-the-port, that her baggage might be passed...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!