KOREA: A Scout Is Militant

In northern Korea, a peaceful country, the Russians are now training an army of at least 100,000 (TIME, May 19). In the South, TIME Correspondent Carl Mydans went recently to Suwon, a tidy, grass-roofed village set on a gentle slope south of Seoul, Korea's capital, and there, too, heard marching feet. Mydans wrote:

Centuries ago Suwon was a feudal city of Korea's kings. To keep out the marching feet of warlike neighbors, the kings surrounded it with a massive wall which ran crazily along the crest of the encircling hills. My guides were telling me a dreamy tale of how...

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