National Affairs: The Man Who Came Back

Out of Red China last week came six of the 41 U.S. civilians due for release under the recent agreement at Geneva (TIME, Sept. 19). One was a young airline pilot; four were Roman Catholic priests, one of whom bore shackle marks. There was also Walter A. Rickett, 34, of Seattle, alumnus of the University of Washington and the University of Pennsylvania, who had been a Marine Corps intelligence officer on Iwo Jima. Richett had gone to China as a Fulbright scholar in 1948, and since July 1951, he had been in jail for...

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