BATTLE OF KOREA: Slight Delay?

Early last week nothing but bad roads and poor maps slowed the U.N. advance toward the Korean-Manchurian border. R.O.K. officers whose divisions were racing through northwest Korea jubilantly reported to Eighth Army headquarters: "We will not stop until we bathe our sabers in the Yalu River."

Leading the U.N. pack was the R.O.K. 6th Division, which since Sept. 23 had marched nearly 700 miles. Said a U.S. captain attached to the division as a military adviser: "These are tough guys . . . They march at night with hardly any clothes, just a rag around their feet inside their shoes,...