KOREA: For Freedom

From Korea's capital, where last week U.S. and Soviet negotiators jailed to reach an agreement on Korea's future, TIME Correspondent William Gray cabled:

The pleasant May afternoon in Seoul has been disturbed for several hours now by a long blast of Korean oratory, hurled into the streets from a loudspeaker in a former Japanese bank building. "We will fight for independence," an unseen speaker shouts, "until the last Korean is dead!" Other voices are summoning Koreans to a mass meeting on behalf of freedom.

U.S. military-government officials are paying no evident attention to the oratory, which has much the flavor of a...

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