THE DIPLOMATIC FRONT: Cease-Fire Rumors

THE DIPLOMATIC FRONT Cease-Fire Rumors

Radio Peking's last word on the war: "The outrageous U.S. imperialists [must be] completely driven out of Korea."

Nevertheless, wishful rumors of an impending cease-fire kept bobbing up last week. Colorado's Democratic Senator Edwin Johnson proposed 1) that the opposing armies in Korea accept the 38th parallel as a dividing line, and 2) that the U.N. call for a truce at 4 a.m. on June 25, the first anniversary of the Korean war. Johnson spoke of the Korean war as "a hopeless conflict of attrition and indecision . . . needless human slaughter." He implied that the...

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