The Press: Death & the Flower Vendor

The Salonika police claim an enviable record: since 1936, they say, not a single murder in that Greek port has gone unsolved. Six weeks ago, the body of 34-year-old CBS Correspondent George Polk was found floating in Salonika Bay, his hands & feet tied together, a bullet in his head (TIME, May 24). But by last week the police had made no arrests.

After a seven-day flying trip to Greece, ex-OSS General William J. Donovan announced that the Greek "authorities are handling the case satisfactorily." Some U.S. newsmen, in Greece when George Polk died,...

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