National Geographic : 1944 Mar
6,000 Miles over the Roads of Free China 377 Josephine A. Brown "Be Man's Equal Economically," Teacher Tells the Women of China Learning to support themselves, these widows and orphans are granddaughters of helpless "bound-foot" generations. Students use pencils; the less convenient brush is reserved for formal writing. United China Relief from Trans-Pacific By Shifting Counters on an Abacus, Orphans Learn to Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide This ancient-modern device attains almost the speed of a calculating machine, but makes no permanent record. From the operator's right to left, each column has a higher decimal power.