The Press: Over the Bridge

Over the international bridge connecting Communist China with the free British colony of Hong Kong last week walked two gaunt, hollow-eyed newsmen. After 18 months' imprisonment, NBC Correspondent Richard Applegate and I.N.S. Correspondent Donald Dixon were released by the Chinese Communists. With them was a U.S. merchant marine officer, Ben Krasner, captured with them while they were cruising on Applegate's sailboat Kert in international waters west of Hong Kong.

In a hotel, where they were interviewed by some 40 newsmen, they shucked their filthy yachting clothes, which they had been wearing ever since...

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