Milestones, Apr. 10, 1972

Died. Hsieh Fuchih, 63, former secret police chief of China; in Peking. Hsieh commanded 150,000 troops in the Korean War, and later aided Ho Chi Minh's forces at Dienbienphu. As Minister of Public Security in the mid-'60s he played an ambiguous role in the Cultural Revolution. He clashed with army commanders opposed to Red Guard excesses, then he violently quelled the Red Guard activists in Peking. Hsieh thus made enemies on both sides but survived them to remain a Maoist in good standing to the end.

Died. Maurits Cornelis Escher, 73, Dutch...

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