The Press: Shoptalk

Wherever newspapermen gather, yarns are swapped. Some are true, some apocryphal. Some are good enough to become part of the shoptalk folklore of the press. From Peking last week came this story:

A U. S. newspaperman sent his Chinese assistant to cover a dinner eaten by Japanese officials and their Chinese puppets. The assistant reported as follows:

"A feast was given by Gen. Chi Hsieh-yuan last evening at Huai Jen Tang in honor of over 80 Chinese and Japanese newspapermen. Many high class Japanese officers were also invited. Purpose of the feast is: the...

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