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KATSURAHOLDS KEY TC SITUATION
By A. F. Ferguson.
The late lamented-youth who stood
so valiently oh the burning deck long
after the rest of the folks had beat it
for a safer haven had nothing on the
present premier of Japan. Changing
metaphor slightly, one can see
through the dust the international
rumpus has kicked up the stocky
form of a new pitcher warming up.
And the form looks unmistakably
like our old friend Prince Taro Kat
sura, than whom there is none more
capable of pulling diplomatic games
out of the fire when other fellows
have all the bases crowded and a
husky swatsman walking toward the
plate with a new form of ultimatum.
The Right Honorable Prince Taro
Katsura is one of the great big men
of Japan. He is the apostle of peace
so long as peace id possible. But the
minute a situation gets beyond a
peaceful solution he's for war and
lotsof it. He was- at the rudder of
the ship of state during the war with
Russia and came to the bat in 1908
when things looked mixed between
the United States and Japan and ap
plied a new brand of cement to the
crack that was spreading through the
foundations of the two nations cor
He's a big man all the way through.
Born in 1847, he .was educated in the
Prussian military schools and came
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