The Press: Appointment in Salonika

After two years as chief correspondent for CBS in the Middle East, George W. Polk, 34, was ready to go home. But first, he told friends, he wanted a feather for his cap: an interview with Communist Guerrilla Chief Markos Vafiades. It was a dangerous trip, but he was used to danger. Only a fortnight ago Polk had reportedly brushed off threats to kill him for his criticism of the Greek government.

A Navy fighter and dive-bomber pilot in the war, he had been shot down in the Solomons, hospitalized for a year. As a newsman, he had been around: to Alaska,...

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