Foreign News: Black Rage

Ethiopians remained the rage in Tokyo last week but Japanese began to scan their credentials. The yellow Emperor's subjects continued to lavish official hospitality on the chocolate Emperor's envoy Daba Birrou (TIME, Sept. 30), but after elaborately banqueting a certain Mr. Thomas they found out that he fits only the fourth part of his description of himself: "I am an Ethiopian, a graduate of Cambridge University, a millionaire and desirous of taking a Japanese bride!"

Thomas turned out to be an African Gold Coast Negro who once spent six months in Addis Ababa, and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!