People, Mar. 2, 1931

"Names make news." Last week the following names made the following news:

For the first time in more than 300 years, so Japanese courtiers said, the officially divine Emperor, the Son of Heaven, went out last week "alone."' That is to say, Emperor Hirohito, climbed into a small motorboat, sternly commanded his entourage not to follow, and chugged off for the afternoon. At the helm was a common fisherman who did not count and two other common fishermen crouched beside him in the stern. Upon the prow...

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