International: Blood-Boiling Sympathy

For three months, a U.N. Commission has cooled its heels in Seoul, trying to arrange a national election and dodging Communist snipers. The Russians had flatly refused to admit the commission into Korea's Russian-occupied northern zone. Exasperated, the U.S. finally decided to schedule for May an election of its own in Korea's U.S.-occupied southern half. The Communist radio in northern Korea promptly denounced this as an imperialist plot to split Korea, called for financial contributions to support a "merciless and fierce" guerrilla campaign against the Americans. "This way," said one Communist broadcast, "the blood-boiling, brotherly sympathy and devotion of the people...

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