The Press: Grist for the Mill

Since the Korean truce talks got under way last summer, U.N. newsmen have been faced with a dilemma. They have found that Communist correspondents, whom they see every day at Panmunjom, are often a better source of truce-talk news than the sparse briefings by U.N.'s own information officers. From such men as Alan Winnington of the London Daily Worker and Wilfred Burchett of Paris' pro-Communist Ce Soir, U.N. correspondents have extracted Red reaction to U.N. proposals even before the U.N. negotiators announced that the proposals had been made. And high-ranking U.N. officers have frequently asked correspondents what the Red reaction seemed...

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