KOREA: Problem in Division

Under U.N. supervision last week, U.S.-occupied South Korea had its first free general election in its 4,000-year history. Communist threats of disruptive violence did not materialize on the scale expected; only 35 people were killed in election disorders. Nor did the Communist boycott significantly diminish the total vote; 92% of South Korea's eight million registered voters cast ballots. But in one forecast, pre-election dopesters were proved right. Tenacious, septuagenarian Syngman Rhee was confirmed as Korea's No. 1 political leader and its probable new chief of state.

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