UNITED NATIONS: Mission to Peking

In Peking last week, a slim, well-tailored Swede, representing the collective conscience of the United Nations, wrestled with the masters of China for the liberties of eleven U.S. airmen, jailed by the Communists as "spies." To some, U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold's mission was a humiliation: traveling halfway around the world to beg justice for innocent men. But in eleven U.S. cities, from Redding, Calif. (the home of 22-year-old Air Gunner Daniel Schmidt) to Lewisburg, Pa. (the home of Pilot William H. Baumer), the families of the airmen thought only of the chance that, perhaps,...

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