MEXICO: Only a Chinaman

Nothing so grates on the ear of a sensitive Chinese as the epithet "Chinaman." Last week that word rang through the Supreme Court of the United States of Mexico as two swarthy Mexicans stoutly protested that in killing one of the Chinese people they had not committed murder.

It was in 1932 that a Chinese named Jose Chong was robbed and murdered in Sinaloa State by Defendants Teodoro Romero and Paolo Cavada. Convicted, they have been fighting their case through higher and higher courts ever since, on the contention that a Chinaman...