MANCHUKUO: On Bended Knee

Good as goldmines are the warm oases of chill, bleak, mountainous Jehol, the buffer province between "China Proper" and "Manchuria Proper." Spouting hot springs make the oases ideal for growing opium. Opium has made vastly rich the Governor of Jehol, walrus-mustached War Lord Tang Yulin. Last week Tang's strapping big North Chinese soldiers on their small, shaggy Mongolian ponies, jogged down precipitous mountain passes to pot shot at the mighty clanking War Machine of Imperial Japan as it debouched from the railway's end.

Thirty-five troop trains had bellowed down from Mukden, Japan's...

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