ARMED FORCES: Change of Heart

Oh, we asked for the Army

To come to Tulagi,

But Douglas MacArthur said "no!"

He gave as his reason,

"This isn't the season.

Besides, there is no U.S.O."

Such boondock minstrelsy (and other more ill-humored doggerel) summed up the feeling of many World War II marines for the U.S. Army's ranking officer in the Pacific. But by last week it was different. The word out of Korea and out of Washington was that MacArthur and the marines were now old buddies. MacArthur had been heard to say that there are no finer troops on earth than the marines, and was giving all his...

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