Foreign News: A WALK IN YENAN

In Yenan last week the Communist elite of the onetime Red capital seemed gone for good, but the natives of the place—whom the Chinese Communists loved to call lao pai hsing (the common people)—were drifting back to town from their temporary and dusty bivouacs in the Shensi hills. TIME Correspondent Frederick Gruin looked on, then cabled this account:

The natives are trudging back to their shops and cave homes—mostly the very young and the rather old, mothers with suckling babes, grandmothers stilting by on bound feet, greybeards leaning on staves, small fry skipping...

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