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On Feb. 12, after on-the-spot courts-martial, R.O.K. soldiers executed 187 alleged Communist collaborators at Shinwon, a village 40 miles southwest of Taegu. The legalized massacre was hushed up for a month, then a National Assembly committee investigated. Last week, President Syngman Rhee published the committee's report, took appropriate action. He fired his Minister of Defense, Sihn Sung Mo, Home Affairs, Chough Byong Ok, and Justice, Kim Jeum Yin, for their "responsibility" in the affair.

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