The Press: That This Could Happen

The safest thing to be in today's rioting here was a foreign newsman, especially American. Anywhere a foreign newsman went, he was not only given freedom of action; he was assisted by the demonstrators and soldiers.

So, last week, reported United Press International in a dispatch datelined Seoul. But to one American newsman, Scripps-Howard Correspondent Jim G. Lucas, 45, the words must have had an odd ring. For the same demonstrators who were so kind to other foreign reporters had chased Lucas clean out of Korea.

A Pulitzer prizewinner in 1954 for international reporting, Lucas arrived in Korea in...

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