CHINA: President Resigns

Best, most honorable of Chinese War Lords is great Marshal Yen Hsi-shan, famed "Model Governor" of rich and peaceful Shansi Province, almost the only part of China not ravaged by incessant civil war. Last week Yen came out at the small, painful end of a spacious adventure. He had captured Peking, proclaimed himself President (TIME, July 12), sought to make all China a prosperous Shansi—and miserably failed.

As troops which were not his closed in upon Peking last week "President" Yen proclaimed his resignation, withdrew to...

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