UNITED NATIONS: Like an Easter Parade

General Wu Hsiu-chuan and his eight comrades from Peking said goodbye to the U.N., checked out of the Waldorf-Astoria after a 26-day stay, headed for Idlewild airport and a British Overseas Airways Stratocruiser that would fly them to London on the first leg of the long trip home, via Russia, of course.

General Wu solemnly read a farewell statement to the press. First, he wished "the American people . . . a merry Christmas and a happy New Year." Then he denounced "Anglo-American ruling circles" for aggression, etc., and for proposing a cease-fire in Korea that was "nothing but a trickery...

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