CHINA: Monkey Meat

As his charge for remaining "loyal" to the Nanking Government thrifty General Chen Chi-tang has demanded and received more than $3,000,000 in the past three months. Flush with cash, General Chen turned his thoughts last week to tender young monkeys, the kind served temptingly in Canton restaurants as a spécialité de la maison, which tastes not unlike chicken.

Next day Canton restaurateurs, famed as the foremost in all China, received with dismay this official order:

"The butchering of monkeys is prohibited. Monkeys possess many traits of men, including intelligence. Therefore, they should...

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