The Press: Drawing the Line

The day after the North Korean Reds invaded South Korea (TIME, July 3), Editor Wesley Izzard of the Amarillo, Texas Globe & News (circ. 60,079) jeered at the Truman Administration for its indecisive policy in the Far East. Wrote Izzard: "Will we go to war over Korea? Not now. Maybe later—many years from now. You see, Russia plans her moves knowing [that we will merely] issue protests and adopt resolutions [while] the Reds will move right along . . ." But the next day, when President Truman ordered U.S. military aid to the South Koreans, astonished Editor Izzard stood up and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!