KOREA: 22,000 to 22

On the same weird, wild note with which they had begun ten weeks ago, the P.W. explanations in the Korean neutral zone ended last week. On that last day, U.N. explainers broadcast a final appeal to the 22 Americans, one Briton and 77 pro-Red South Koreans who refused to go home and refused to be interviewed. The broadcast words were wasted breath. The prisoners refused to listen, linked arms for a Korean folk dance, banged cymbals, tried to drown out the loudspeakers with Communist songs. When the broadcast appeal was over, the U.N. explainers waited around for half an hour,...

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