Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on October 12, 1959 · Page 4
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October 12, 1959

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 4

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Formosa: a Decade After The Retreat By NEA Foreign Service TAIPEI — (NEA)—While Peip- ing celebrates (he 10th anniversary of communism's triumph on the mainland, another 10th anniversary is being marked on Formosa. For it was a decade apo that the shattered remnants of Chiang Kai-shek's government and army retreated to this island, 115 miles off the south China coast. It is a decade that has seen the Feds make fantastic gains in economic and military power. It is a decade that also has seen the Nationalists make some striking jrcial. political and economic advances. While much remains to be accomplished before Formosa could be called a democracy in Western terms, Nationalist officials feel they have reason for pride as they mark (he "Double Ten" for the tenth time on Formosa. The "Double Ten" refers to Oct. 10 (the 10th day of the 10th month', 191], when the Manrhu dynasty was overthrown and the Republic of China declared. time* H»rald, Carrot!, It Monday, Ocf. 12, 1959 The old China . . The most startling gap between the mainland and Formosa is in personal living conditions. Some 80 per cent of the 800,000 farming families — both Chinese and native Formosan — own their own land, the result of a vast land reform project encouraged by U.S. aid. Farmers enjoy the highest food-yield per acre in the world. Their consequent standard of liv- and the new. ing is unmatched by anything in a mainland commune. Under a rural health program, clinics are available 'every 32 square miles. Island-wide electrification affords every family the conveniences of electric lights and radios, and more advanced appliances as incomes grow. It is a rare village that does not EXTENSIVE LAND reform has brought agricultural plenty as on this tea farm. have a beauty parlor, where farm girls buy lipstick and get perrna np.nt wnves as in any Western town. Perhaps most important are the schools, attended by some 95 per cent of Formosa's children ;ind the fact that farm families :iave children away at colleges and universities. And in the island's schools are 1 000 children of Chinese living in jthcr nations who have been sent 'home" to Formosa for study. Industrial development has fea- ured not the heavy industry that he mainland Reds have sought, jut industry that helps fulfill Fornosa's immediate needs — elcc- rical appliances, power tillers, cement, textiles and chemical fcrti- izers. In 1958, the gross national prod- ct on Formosa — the total of all oods and services — totaled $1»2 illion dollars. It's been growing t the rate of four or five per cent year. The measure of Formosa's prog- ess is that the island remains a onstant burr under Peiping's skin. The irony of the progress is that many of the techniques used in NEW DAMS meet power needs of growing industry. he past decade had been applied :arlier on the mainland, the Reds might not now be celebrating their 10th anniversary. CHRISTIANITY remains strong among Chinese on Formosa. Here students leave a Methodist seminary. Tottering Romance Blamed For Slaying of Actress, 26 BRACKETTVILLE, Tex. (AP) — Investigators today blamed a ottering romance for the knife laying of a personable young ictress here on location to make i movie. Blonde LaJean Ethridge, 26, rom Hollywood, Calif., died with hunting knife in her heart early unday. She had just packed to 3ave a house she shared with five nen in her summer theater L'oupe. Witnesses told County Atty. John J. Tobin she gasped "I love you" to the man who stabbed her before collapsing on the living room floor. Sheriff John Sheedy jailed Chester Harvey Smith, 32, a slight 140-pounder from Hollywood on a murder charge. He was working as an extra in the film "The Alamo." "She was getting a better part in the movie," Sheedy said, "and she was moving out on Smith and the others. He thought he was going to lose her." 4 Women Are Accused in Dognaping MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Ten tiny, four-legged victims of a $5,000 ransom plot were bark home today, leading a dog's life. ,Underweight, ragged and weary the prize toy poodles—dognaped from their owner Sept. 15 — de voured hound-sized portions of beef, biscuits, dried milk and wheat germ. The little canine puffballs are va)ued< at a total of $25,000 which accounts for their theft from the kennels of Mrs. Leicester Harrison, a dog breeder at nearby Massapequa. Four women, including a former employe at the kennels, are charged with the dognaping. Mrs. Harrison said the dogs were taken while she was ill at a lospital. She reported she got a clephone call a few days ago de- nanding ransom. She said she •ecognized the voice as that of ielle D. Joseph, 28, who former- y worked as a groom for thi> dogs at dog shows. The poodles were rounded up over the weekend, some from lomes of the women, some from nomes of relatives or friends. The ast was picked up as he limped orlornly along a Long Island expressway. That was tiny Snowboots, off his ced and down from his normal ighting weight of 3V 2 pounds to ;i nere 2 } 's. He is worth $3,500. The women are charged with urglary. Besides Miss Di Joseph !iey are Virginia Kalkhof, 2(1, jillian Lyons, 34, and Marcia Ex- erbrook, 27. Sure prices are high, but raising family never really costs as iuch as it's worth. TODAY. ..OIL BUILDS FOR YOUR TOMORROW ! A peaceful and progressive America depends on "Black Gold" for the surging power that has catapulted our industry to world leadership and brought higher standards and better living to each and everyone of us. 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