While in Peking Mayor Ho Chi-kung last week
ordered all native women under 50 to bob their hair forthwith, or pay a
While in Peking the Mohammedan General Pai Chung-hsi swaggered riotously
with 2,000 Mohammedan stalwarts;
While in Shanghai policemen courteously admonished boys and girls not to
drown themselves for disappointed love (as hundreds have done recently)
but to discuss national politics;
While these things were going on in China last week, callow Nationalist
officials prattled of grandiose schemes. Most pompous was that of Wang
Peh-chun, Minister of Communications. With his department $700,000,000
in debt, he propounded a "General Plan...
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