MONGOLIA: New President

So remote and ultima Thulish is Mongolia, the land which partially bounds China on the north, that last week the following delayed courier despatch loomed in the North China Herald as hot news:

"Comrade Amor has been elected President of the Soviet Republic of Mongolia in succession to the late President Zeren-Dorochi whose assistant he was."

Observers recalled that the great Soviet organizer, Michael Borodin, a leading instigator of the China Nationalist Revolution (TIME, Dec. 13, 1926) is now periodically reported to be active in Mongolia. Once he and his squat, Buddha-like wife kept a cheap secretarial school in Chicago.


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