THE ALLIES: Korean Civilians

In a Pusan foundry last week, grinning Korean workers in tennis shoes were making hand grenades. They cast the casings, crimped fuses and blasting caps together, then poured in TNT by hand. This perilous operation gave U.S. observers the willies. But this was the only operating arms factory in South Korea. All other arms for the R.O.K. forces (except a hoarded supply of cartridges for old Japanese rifles which some South Korean troops use) are provided by the U.S.

After nine months of war, the South Korean economy is almost at a...

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