RUSSIA: Manila Is Not Philadelphia

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home,

Thy house is on fire, thy children all gone. . . .

Last week in Pravda Comrade David Iosifovich Zaslavsky, Soviet Russia's leading foreign news editorialist, snorted at the U.S. for declaring Manila an open city:

"When in danger, the ladybug lies on its back at the enemy's mercy. It cannot be blamed because nature gave it no horns or sting or a brave heart. What can be said about an armed man who lies on his back as soon as an enemy appears? Such people are called cowards. ....

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