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The Press: Last Word

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“I walked out of Seoul and I want to walk back in,” said the New York Herald Tribune’s Marguerite Higgins after Lieut. General Walton H. Walker had ordered her out of Korea (TIME, July 24). Like many another soldier, old and young, General Walker was convinced that women do not belong in a combat zone, where standards of dress, language and sanitation are likely to be primitive.

Last week, after the Herald Tribune had added its protests to those of Correspondent Higgins, General Douglas Mac-Arthur reversed Walker’s ruling. To the Herald Tribune, MacArthur sent a soothing telegram: “Ban on women correspondents in Korea has been lifted. Marguerite Higgins is held in highest professional esteem by everyone.”

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