Foreign News: Pine Coffin

In Tokyo they disposed last fortnight of the "Old Fox," assassinated Premier Ki Inukai. Public & Press remained apathetic, convinced that the death of this wily political boss was good riddance. But in his native city of Okayama there was a solemn, spontaneous mourning procession of 20,000.

As a matter of routine the "Old Fox" was decorated posthumously by Emperor Hirohito with the Grand Cordon of the Rising Sun and Paulownia. His frail corpse, enclosed in the austere white pine coffin dictated by Japanese custom, lay in the hall of his official residence where...

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