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Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 051. 1956-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1590.

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Facts Forum. (1956-10). Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956 - File 051. Facts Forum News, 1955-1956. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/1609/show/1590

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 10, October 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date October 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Energy & Sustainability Research Collection
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Transcript Chinese Reels claim to have done but nave failed in doing. And the progress of Free China has been made without mass arrests, without use of slave labor. Not one "landlord" has been executed during Formosa's land reform program. Yet this one program is of tremendous significance. As one Chinese' official put it, "Land reform Was like negotiating with a tiger for his fur!" But it was accomplished, legally, effectively, and without a taint °f corruption. The Nationalists came to Formosa 'n 1949 beaten, disillusioned, written off by the whole world. They have pen from the bitter ashes of defeat to create- an honest, efficient, anel stable government. All over Formosa the visitor, who wishes to see, can find ■Samples of this rebirth, and can find thrilling accomplishments. 'fee Enterprise Sires New Formosa Near the city of Tainan in South Formosa, there is a new oil-cracking and refining plant, of the most ael- vanceel design and of a type that one "light expect to find in Oklahoma or Texas. It is the only plant of its kind '0 Asia, built completely without Wnerican supervision, operating completely without American supervision. In the mountains of Formosa there |s a vast new power development, be- "ig built with the help and time-to- *"ne supervision of five American experts. In South Korea 250 Americans are supervising and actually building a similar installation. A vast mountain chain, with 77 Peaks oxer 10,000 feet in altitude, runs *"e length of Formosa. One of the pin transportation problems has been that there is no east-west highway '""ugh the mountains. There xvill POn be such a highway, built by the 'r'-o Chinese. And the building of this J-ghway brings out another significant jjevelopincnt. Construction work will [e clone by over-age Nationalist sol- 'ers as a part of a Veterans' Retirement Program that is taking every Fer-age soldier out of Chiang's 9rttiies. There are 77,000 over-age men being Wired from service. In old China the Ndier who had lost his usefulness was P*ply dumped, without help or pen- !'°n, and perhaps hundreds of miles pO-tn his native village. But Free "''ilia's veterans' project not only is C'''ci<nt, it has a heart. Soldiers who . e ill are being cared for in domicil- *ry homes. Those who are in good t. *cts Fohum News, October. 1956 health and can still work are being used in projects such as the east-west highway. As the soldiers work their nexv road into the mountains of Central Formosa, vast new valleys will be opened to farming. Virgin forests will be accessible for development. And it will be the retired soldier who gets first chance to stake out a claim and become a self-supporting farmer, to work in the new saw mills that will clot the mountains, and to open a shop in the new villages that arc abuileling. It is no longer true that the Nationalist army is made up of oxer-age men, unable to fight. It is equally untrue that the Nationalist government is made ii]i of doddering old men. That average age of the cabinet is a doddering 54! What a contrast between these men and the ex-murderers sent abroad by the Reds, men who are illiterate except in Marxian literature. Who can argue that the overseas Chinese who value education so much that they began to provide their own schools decades ago, xe-ould not be attracted to men like Doctor Yu, "The Fish," who believes that as Minister of National Defense it is his duty to share all the clangers of Free China's fighting men, who flies deep over the China mainland on leaflet raids, ancl who goes on Nationalist destroyer patrol? Free China has a story to tell the rest ol Asia, anel could give Prime ,H L .* jH »'sl H'\ >V Bfll jmmm^M tl the key men of Free China are not old fogies or doddering is quickly evident to anyone familiar with Formosa. Doctor Yu Ta-wei, age 56, has a Ph.D. degree. Affectionately known as "The Fish," he is Minister of National Defense. The average age of Nationalist China's eleven top generals and admirals is 50. Eight of the eleven have studied abroad ancl five have advanced degrees, including three M.A.'s ancl one Ph.D. Among China's top diplomatic officials there arc 22 men who hold doctorates. The total of all advanced degrees in the diplomatic service is a staggering 47. There are- seven holders of advanced degrees in Chiang Kai-shek's cabinet, and the cut into cliffs for sixty miles. Minister Nehru some valuable lessons in good government. There are solid accomplishments which have to do with the facts of life: the amount of rice in tbe bowl, the kind of food available on the market, the clothes that can be bought, the houses that common people can afford. These are more important to suffering people than democratic elections and the growth of constitutional government. There has been progress in these areas, but the people of Viet-Nam and Laos and Indonesia have little interest in such developments. They will be impressed by the fact that a Formosan farmer owns his own land and house, that he has the use of modern insecticides, that Page 49
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