A great experiment, abolishing a 400-year-old custom, was begun in the Philippines last week. TIME Correspondent Bill Gray was there to report it:
Another D-day has passed and our forces have achieved their primary objective and taken control of a difficult tactical situation with surprisingly small losses.
In one brilliant stroke, the Americans under General MacArthur have changed the ancient traffic pattern of the Philippines from left-to right-side driving. Mopping-up operations are now in progress.
This newest step forward on the road to Tokyo involved revision of the usual Mac-Arthur strategy of hit...