International: Across the Table

In a straw hut near Panmunjom, Special U.S. Envoy Arthur Dean, who had flown in from Washington, this week met the Communists to set the time and place for the Korean Peace Conference. Under the terms of the armistice, both sides were to meet by Oct. 28 to discuss "the peaceful settlement of the Korean question, etc." The table at which the envoys sat to discuss arrangements had been put down astride the exact Panmunjom demarcation line, with Dean sitting on the U.N. side, the Communists on theirs.

Before the parley, Dean told U.N. newsmen that he hoped to reach agreement within...

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