JAPAN: Keep Cool

The Provisional Central Committee of Japan's Communist Party was disturbed by police efforts to keep tabs on top Communists whom General MacArthur barred from political activity last spring (TIME, June 19). To insure that lesser Communist fry should not betray their underground leaders through carelessness, the committee issued a directive on how to cope with police shadowing.

The directive explained that anyone shadowing a Communist was violating the law since the Japanese Communist Party was still a legal organization. Recommended anti-shadow techniques:

1) Proceed to your objective by a roundabout path. Circle it three times, keeping a sharp watch for enemies....

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