DANGER ZONES: A Sorry Business

In the month that Tibet has been under Chinese Red attack, much of the news from the roof of the world has come from yak-drivers, muleteers and porters. Their hearsay and gossip, picked up at Kalim-pong, India's gateway to Tibet, became grist for a notable rumor mill (see PRESS) that had Lhasa lost, the Dalai Lama in flight, his army destroyed, his lamaseries in turmoil.

Last week wireless messages from In dia's Agent S. Sinha in Lhasa reported that the Tibetan capital had not yet been captured. No one could say exactly how far off the Communists were; it could...

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