Foreign News: War Lord's Bribe

Still hog-tied by Japan's militarists, the Empire's peace-minded politicians last week tried to upset the jingo Cabinet of Premier Admiral Okada by exploding a bomb of scandal. They blew up the previous Cabinet by the same tactics, proved embezzlement on "subordinates" of sly old Finance Minister Takahashi (TIME, July 16). Although the old fox is again Finance Minister, for the seventh time, and although the new Cabinet is again riding them, the timid but persistent politicians last week maneuvered blunt War Minister General Hayashi into serious admissions.

At a session of the...