CHINA: Return of Butler

"Old Gimlet Eye," the "Fighting Hell-Devil Marine," returned as Brigadier General last week to Tientsin, a city which he left just 27 years ago this month as a young Leatherneck Lieutenant, eager to do hand-to-hand battle with the slant-eyed "Boxers" who then held the Occidental quarter at Peking under murderous siege.

It was to prevent a recurrence of these battles of his youth that Brigadier General Smedley Darlington Butler (see front cover) reached Tientsin, last week, commanding 1,800 U. S. marines previously stationed at Shanghai. He knew that the Southern Nationalist Chinese armies were steadily advancing on...

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