Cinema: This is Arthur's!

When the latest shipment of newsreels from the Chinese-Japanese war reached Manhattan last week, the city's Japanese Chamber of Commerce heard a rumor which caused it great discomfiture. The Chamber was under the impression that a shot of captured Japanese aviators exercising in their shirttails might bring shame on the Emperor's forces. As soon as the Chamber had a look at the films, however, its tranquillity was restored. The aviators had maintained their Oriental dignity even without their pants. The fact that the same batch of reels pictured the destruction to the huge...

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