U.N.: The Most Possible Fuss

The day Bronx Borough President James J. Lyons spread his neo-Babylonian banquet for the Security Councilmen at the Grand Concourse Plaza Hotel, Iran seemed far away indeed. Marshaled (vainly) to convince the U.N. that they should not move out of the hospitable Bronx were steaks, caviar, champagne and a three-piece band to play Meadowland for Delegate Gromyko. But no sooner had the last mellow tones subsided than the jarring discords of the supposedly settled Iran issue again filled the air.

When the Council reconvened six days later, Andrei A. Gromyko lumberingly repeated...

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