THE ALLIES: The Appetite of All

THE ALLIES "The Appetite of All" "Greedy officials are rampant everywhere," complained wizened Lee Si Yung, Vice President of the Republic of South Korea. "They are destroying the prestige of our government . . . Alas, my heart is almost breaking."

Old (82), ailing Lee—who has to be carried to Assembly sessions—resigned his office in protest. Corruption last week had become a major issue in war-torn South Korea: the National Assembly, like Lee, was sick of President Syngman Rhee's dishonest underlings. Latest scandal: embezzlement of some $800,000 in National Defense Corps funds.

Formed from 200,000 youths who were marched south before Seoul...

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