The Press: China Incident

With smiling faces and with thankfulness in their hearts, foreign correspondents in Peiping threw a farewell party. Their guest of honor had made their lives miserable with his peculiar scoops. The peculiarity of his scoops lay in the fact that so many of them were phony. His imminent departure made him very popular. At the party, he was presented with a silver flask filled with his favorite fluid.

Fat, flamboyant Reynolds Packard, 43, tossed off the vodka in, one neat kan pei (bottoms up). Then he made a speech, whose opening remark was directed...

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