Foreign News: Cold Legs

Every Dictator bedevils his people with improvements and in Nanking shrill, wasp-waisted Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek has been bedeviling Chinese schoolgirls into skirts. Last week skirted schoolgirls humbly petitioned: "At least in cold weather we beg permission to wear the warm trousers to which we were accustomed. Our new garments have resulted in cold legs."

Inflexible, Nanking authorities rejected the petition, added that schoolgirls will also do well to observe more scrupulously General Chiang's edict against bobbed hair.

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