THE CABINET: Johnson, Page, Phillips

To China. To read, write and speak Chinese is an asset invaluable to any U. S. diplomat in the Orient. Such a linguist is Assistant Secretary of State Nelson Trusler Johnson (salary: $9,000). Last week President Hoover sent his name to the Senate for confirmation as U. S. Minister to China (salary: $12,000) to succeed John Van Antwerp MacMurray, resigned. Than Minister Johnson no U. S. diplomat is more versed in the customs and curiosities, the politics and problems of China where, as student interpreter, he began his foreign service career 22...

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