South Korea: Crisis Ahead of Schedule

The first anniversary of the April 1960 riots that sent autocratic ex-President Syngman Rhee flying off to Hawaiian exile was drawing near. For weeks, Rhee's successor, mild Premier John M. Chang, has been worrying over the prospect of nationwide demonstrations against his government on the anniversary. As one preventive, the Chang Cabinet proposed two bills to control street demonstrations and give the government more effective means of cracking down on South Korea's illegal — -but active — Communist Party. Leftwing organizers, capitalizing on wide spread distrust of the two proposed bills, got busy without even waiting for anni versary...

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