Storms & Calm

U.S. citizens, headline-sensitive but hopeful that the nations really mean what they say about keeping the peace, had some nervous moments last week. Less than a month after the cease-firing order in Europe, shooting had started again in Syria. Less than a week after President Truman had announced his plans to hail the completion of world organization at San Francisco, the Big Five found that the fabric of agreement could be rubbed perilously thin (see INTERNATIONAL).

The U.S. looked to the White House, found a measure of reassurance in Harry Truman's calm and apparently firm confidence. The President made it...

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