International: Elegant You & He

The Chinese first compiled a glossary of 219 ideographical combinations to cover the abstract words of San Francisco, running the gamut of international cooperation, from ad hoc to Yalta. By last week the glossary had tripled in size.

Words such as trusteeship ("entrust administrate system") and Security Council ("total-safety order-affairs meeting") became involved but precise characters. By transliteration Teheran became "virtue black orchid" and Yalta became "elegant you and he."

The problem of communication even involved God. While many delegates agreed in principle that the Deity should be invoked in the charter, no one could figure out a way that would be equally...

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