Foreign News: Call Me Mister

Kipling's Rustum Beg of Kolazai "lusted for a C.S.I." (Companion of the Star of India) so avidly that he "built a Gaol and Hospital—nearby built a City drain—till his faithful subjects all thought their ruler was insane." When Rustum Beg was awarded only a lowly C.I.E. (Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire), he got so mad "he disendowed the Gaol—stopped at once the City drain," installed his harem in the hospital.

India's Moslems last week were as angry as Rustum Beg—so angry that they were renouncing the coveted British titles that many of them had served long and fawningly to...

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