CHINA: Prattling

While in Peking Mayor Ho Chi-kung last week ordered all native women under 50 to bob their hair forthwith, or pay a "degeneracy tax";

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...