The gentlemen in Congress who have treated Japan so shabbily in the immigration bill might learn a lesson in courtesy from the reception of the army airmen who are now enjoying the hospitality of that country in their flight around the world. The dispatches indicate that our aviators have met with the utmost friendliness from the Japanese, both private and official. Flag-waving multitudes attend their passage, Japanese planes escort them, the best mechanics of the Japanese navy are at their service, the Prince Regent desire to receive, them in special audience. They will hardly find a pleasanter welcome to any land.
Why Congress should have gone out of its way to affront such a people is hard to comprehend. However deeply Japan's pride is hurt, she shows a smiling face to American visitors. And, in fact, there is no warrant whatever for an interruption of the friendship of the two peoples. The breach of good manners of the part of the legislators in Washington is as offensive to most Americans as it is to the Japanese. New York Tribune.