PRISONERS: Ticklish Job

A wag remarked that the Communist commanders had opened a second front in Korea—in the U.N.'s prison stockades. It was too close to the truth to be funny. Brigadier General "Bull" Boatner, Koje Island's tough new boss, seemed to be gaining in his battle with the prisoners—slowly, and not without bloodshed. Boatner's big test would come when the new 500-man enclosures were completed, and the ticklish job was started of transferring the prisoners from the big compounds—probably this week or next.

Standing on a table to welcome a contingent of Canadian troops, Boatner...

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