Foreign News: Warlike Confucian

China's new Premier, moonfaced, middle-aged Dr. H. H. Rung, welcomed to bomb-peppered Hankow last week his highly-revered young relative, Duke Kung, the handsome head of the House of Kung, which is revered because it descends from China's greatest sage, Confucius (Kung Fu-tze, died 478 B. C.), of whom Duke Kung is the 76th lineal descendant.

The Duke had escaped by special train from Shantung Province when the Japanese marched in fortnight ago, blasting the ducal seat near the Sacred Mount Taishan, where some 10,000 descendants of the Sage are buried. In 1936 the Confucian...