CHINA-JAPAN: Scholar, Simpleton & Inflation

Scholar, Simpleton & Inflation

Once again the helm of China's panicky Government was steadied last week by her "Scholar War Lord," the Great Marshal Wu Pei-fu.

Four years ago Marshal Wu went into the bleak, howling wilderness of Tibet (TIME, April, 16, 1928). There in a monastery perched on a mountain crag he composed a tome of Buddhist poems, painting each character daintily with his artful brush. This scholarly job done and his Fatherland being still stricken by famine, pestilence and war, sedate Scholar Wu buckled on again the sword...

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