Foreign News: And Tigers, Too

The story goes that, in bygone days, whenever a baby girl was born in China's Fukien Province, her family planted 100 trees as her future dowry. Consequently, Fukien abounds in lush woodlands which, unfortunately, provide ideal hideouts for various killers, including Communists and tigers. Nationalist soldiers (as if the Communists were not enough) have found themselves beset by the tiger menace.

Last week, a Fukien official reported that during the past year 100 men had been lost to the beasts. Fukien provincial troops would henceforth receive special instruction in big-game hunting. A TIME...

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