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...

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