The air was thick with talk about a truce. Echoing Dean Acheson (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), U.N. Secretary General Trygve Lie said in a speech at Ottawa: "The time has come for a new effort to end the fighting in Korea." Now that the aggressors had been thrown back, said Lie, a truce might be arranged at the 38th parallel. "The way is open for a cease-fire if the North Koreans and their supporters . . . are ready to join with the United Nations in stopping the bloodshed." (He added that if the Communists refused, U.N. members would have...

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