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Publication: Press Telegram February 16, 1959

Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - February 16, 1959, Long Beach, California 650 MILLION 'BLUE ANTS' RESHAPE A NATION China Colossal Machine Under Total Control (EDITOR'S NOTE The Communist-engineered changes In are enormous, and so' is the price paid In human terms. Dr. Srlpati Chandrgsekhar, noted scholar and director of India's Institute for Population at Madras, recently returned from extensive travel behind the .Bam- boo Curtain. This is the first of five searching articles he ha: written on life in Communist By DR. SRIPATI CHANDRASEKHAR mt, kr AHMllM frtW 1 spent about six weeks in Communist China and traveled widely by plane, train, car and Jeep, visiting a dozen major cities, a few villages and four communes. 1 traveled as far as Harbin in old Manchuria in the north, Lanchow in the west, Shanghai in the east and Canton and Shumchun.in the south. My interests covered universities, colleges and schools, hospitals and clinics, factories, agriculture, popu- lation and vital statistics, and the country's family plan- ning program, including .contraceptive factories. China occupies an area almost equal to the whole of Europe and her people number today a little more than 650 million, or about a quarter of the world's population. This huge nation has embarked upon an experiment which seeks to accomplish in one day what Bother nations normally take 20 years to do. This last sentence is in fact a Chinese Communist slogan: "Twenty years compressed into one What is this communism .they are after and how are they trying to achieve it? Js Chinese communism the same communism we know in the Soviet Union or is it differ- ent in any material particulars? Even, the most casual traveler in Red China cannot but be struck with five 'aspects of the people and their economy. These are continuous din of broad- cast propaganda, the country's extraordinary cleanliness, the tremendous labor effort and the new position of women. Take dress. Everyone, men and women of all ages, is dressed In blue trousers and buttoned-up coats with col- lars like the un form of Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-tung. To a newcomer, men and women look almost alike, for'all the women have taken to shoulder-length bobs. It was explained to me that this new haircut, re- placing the twin pigtail, saves lime in washing and comb- ing; and 1 must admit that this new hair style needs no attention. You run your comb through your hair and you are all set. Hundreds of thousands of men and women in blue padded trousers and coats with soiled shoes (it is bour- geois to shine one's shoes, I was told) look like an end- less army of blue ants scurrying to their appointed tasks. This dull uniformity numbs one's vision in the beginning, but soon one grows used to seeing a whole nation in blue uniforms. But what is more important is that this blue uniform is only an external symbol or manifestation of the regi- mentation of the people's inner life and thought. The second thing that' no one can secape is the ubiquitous radio and the loudspeaker. This, started boarded the train at Chumchun, the frontier station, tak- ing me to Canton. The radio haunted all my waking hours until I left the same frontier station on my way out of China, six .weeks later. The voice' blares away at you in the bus, in the train, in the trolley, in sleepers and dining cars, on street corners, in villages, town and about everywhere. Even in a most backward and traditional village I saw a loudspeaker hidden in a treetop. You can escape the (Continued on Pg. A-6, Col. 3) SI Blaze Sweeps Swank Tor-ranee Cafe The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1959 Vol. LXXII-No. 14 PRICE 10 CENTS CLASSIFIED HE 28 PAGES TELEPHONE HE 5-H61 HOME EDITION [Six Editions Daily) HOWLING GALE DUMPS 2 INCHES RAIN ON CHARRED POLYNESIAN TIKI, or idol, .part of !'tVdecor.-.at: swani? Torrance restaurant hit by fire today, is in left foreground as Batt. Chief Robert Lucas and Fire Chief J. J. Benner (right) inspect Photo.) INSTRUCTIONS VIA PHONE Woman Has Twins, 'Medic1 Miles Away SAN FRANCISCO (AP) "I'm having a cried 23-year-old Mrs. Delores McCrary into her bed side telephone. She was talking early Sunday morning to George Mullen, steward at Central Emergency Hospital, who Boy Found Safe af Dana Point DANA POINT A year-old boy, missing with his pet dog from' his home here since p.m. Sunday, my beautiful, simply found at 9 a.m. today hud dling under a" bush in Sail Creek in the hills about two miles from his home. The lad, Russell Dean Sow- ell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean S. Sowell of 33761 Collegio Dr., was cold and shivering but appeared to be in general ly good condition -tfhen Ma riries found hinv He was taken to Capistrano F.mergen.cy Hospital for check and put to bed. His parents, upon learnin; their only child had been found, cried 'Thank God he' safe." They thanked the we and hungry volunteers wheen difficult to work with lim for the best interest of the nation." Republican leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois said Dulles (Continued on Pg. A-6, Col.' 5) Ike Names 2 Calif. Judges WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower today nomi nated Myron p. Crocker anc rred: Kunzel to be federa district Southern California. Crocker, 42, now is a county superior court judge in California. He was named bridge Sunday night, in which 15 persons were hurt. A part of the Harbor. Free- way was closed because of flooding near its north end n Los Angeles.. Snow and much of the Highway. The Coast Guard described the Catalina Channel as dan- by the moment of prayer. Johnson told his colleagues: "Our the hearts Court. of free men out to John Foster Dulles as he begins his fight for health. If tenacity and dedication and berger, retired. resoluteness of purpose are allies of medicine, then the prognosis is certainly encour- slush covered Angeles Crest gerous. One 30-foot fishing boat was wrecked on the break- water near the Los Angeles light, and its two crewmen rescued by a Coast Guard boat. silent to succeed Judge Gilbert 'H. Jertberg, who has been pro moled to the'9th U. S. Circuit A 17-FOOT cabin cruiser, (Continued on Pg. A-6, Col. 3) Rain Table Kunzell, 57, a practicing attorney in San Diego, would succeed Judge Jacob Wein- Crocker's home is at Chow- chilla, Calif. The nominations are sub aging. Mr. Dulles has never ject to Senate confirmation Last Strm. Seas. Year Long Beach Bellflower.. Downey Artesia.... Compton... 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