JAPAN: Poor Propagandist

The neat, polite little yellow man who read his country's defiance of world opinion to the League of Nations (TIME, March 6), Yosuke Matsuoka marched down a Manhattan gangplank last week and into a waiting automobile. Policemen were thick as flies "BOO! BOO! BOOOOO!" went a crowd of about 300 assorted Chinese and Communists. Patrolman John Ello took into custody one Lin Naphin, 32, who was clutching a loaded pistol in his overcoat pocket. Smiling politely, Statesman Matsuoka was whisked from the waterfront to the echoing calm of Fifth. Avenue's swank (but...

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