Foreign News: Yen to Nanking

Most potent of those who moved from North China to Nanking last week was Ihe estimable Marshal Yen Hsi-shan, famed "Model Governor" of Shansi Province.

Although Shansi has long since federated with the Nanking Nationalist Government, Marshal Yen has delayed coming to Nanking, giving a typically modern alibi—"appendicitis" (TIME, Aug. 13).

Chinese alibis being what they so often are, it was freely rumored that Yen and his Shansi were at best holding aloof and at worst were likely to attack Nanking. Last week, however, the Marshal pompously approached "Southern Capital" upon his private train,...

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