SOUTH KOREA: Revolt at the Polls

After announcing that he would not seek a third term as President, South Korea's aging Strongman Syngman Rhee was at last persuaded to run "only by the clamor of the Korean people." He was confident of his popularity and of the efficiency of his machine. Chipper and jaunty at 81, he spent the final days of the campaign attending the movies and pointing out dirty spots on the new floors of his pet project, Seoul's plush $5,000,000 Bando Hotel.

There was little reason to believe that Rhee would not repeat, or even better,...

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