CEASE-FIRE: Early Peace?

Wearing a green nylon flight jacket, with a frayed cigar clamped in his teeth and an expression of grim satisfaction on his face, Major General Henry Hodes, one of the two U.N. subcommitteemen at Panmunjom, strode out of the conference tent. Allied newsmen trotted up eagerly. "Well," said the general, "we're agreed in principle on that thing."

"That thing" was the Washington plan (TIME, Nov. 26), agreeing on the present battle line as a post-armistice demarcation line between North and South Korea, if the rest of the agenda items can be settled in...

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