CHINA: No Political Significance

From Chungking TIME Correspondent Annalee Jacoby reported:

Today in Chungking eggs stood on end. At exactly 1 o'clock of the 22nd day of this year's last month (reckoned by the Chinese lunar calendar) winter ends. Every such calendar has this day plainly marked. It says: "Eggs will stand upon their ends." Improbable though it seems, so they did. The Press Hostel compound was dotted with eggs foolishly, standing on end. Which end seemed to be of little concern to the eggs; they were erect on either their small ends or their large ends, and sometimes they even showed off by...

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