In Washington, "inside sources" frequently whisper that Harry Truman knows no more about the Korean war than General MacArthur chooses to tell him. Closer to the truth is the fact that the "sources" know no more about a peripatetic, crusty major general named Frank E. Lowe than the President chooses to tell them. Since last August, 65-year-old General Lowe, with Douglas MacArthur's cooperation, has been serving as Harry Truman's "private eye" in Japan and Korea.

Last week, in an office down the hall from MacArthur's own in Tokyo's Dai Ichi building, pince-nezed Frank Lowe squiggled...

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