Radio: UNdistinguished Voices

It wasn't what they said; it was how they said it. There was not a topflight voice among U.N. delegates, said Major George Robert Vincent. As chief of U.N.'s sound and recording section, he had heard them all; as the world's greatest private collector of voices (TIME, April 10, 1939)* he ought to know. Last week Voiceman Vincent analyzed some U.N. voices:

¶ France's Henri Bonnet: "Good timbre, best voice in U.N."

¶ Britain's Sir Alexander Cadogan: "Terse, clear, clipped, cultured, humorless."

¶ China's Quo Taichi: "Stubborn . . . tactful."

¶ Russia's Andrei Gromyko:...

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