SOUTH KOREA: Relatively Clean

For the first time since South Korea be came a nation, Korean voters found no carbine-toting cops or hulking youth corpsmen around to "supervise" the vote. Of 1,532 candidates, only 50 dared openly to campaign as members of the onetime dominant Liberal Party of ex-President Syngman Rhee. But even this failed to appease the students still intoxicated with the sense of their own power, who seemed to think that mob rule was a good swap for Rhee repression. At Samchonpo, Yun-yang and Kumchon, student rowdies burned 44 ballot boxes. Explained one young student, stopped in the act of tossing...

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