MEXICO: The General & the Blonde

As buyer of U.S. warplanes and supplies for Nationalist China, Lieut. General P. T. Mow (who likes to be called Pete) failed to account for $19 million in funds credited to his name in U.S. banks. Early this year, when his government sued in a Washington, D.C. federal court for an accounting and the return of any unspent money, Mow took a powder (TIME, March 10). His lawyer admitted that Mow had gone across the border to Mexico.

In palmy Cuernavaca, resort town about 35 miles south of Mexico City, Mow bought a big house and hired...

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