Ready for the Worst

From Peking south to Canton, belligerent Red China shouted new watchwords: "Beware of burrowing! Beware of air raids!" Burrowing meant the anti-Communist underground. Retaliatory U.N. air raids seemed a grim possibility in the Red mind; like prudent, undaunted soldiers, the aggressors in Peking were preparing for the worst.

Camouflage paint was decreed for all tall buildings in Canton. Merchants were told to ship inflammable goods inland. Industrial machinery and commodities were also being transferred. Plans for dispersal of the city's 1,000,000 population were reported. The families of Red officials were trekking to Kukong, 150 miles up the Canton-Hankow railway.

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