International: The Birds & the Beasts

Only the Saudi Arabian princes, wearing burnooses and traveling in limousines supplied by Standard Oil, lent an exotic touch. Spotting the Arabs at the Opera House, a glamor-hungry spectator sighed: "This is more like it." For the most part the San Francisco conferees wore drab, diplomatic grey and black.

But the conference had its moments.

The Brazilian delegation got no tickets for the opening. The flag flown for Lebanon was wrong. Britain's sprightly Ellen Wilkinson had hoped to buy kitchenware, discovered that she would be unable to carry the extra weight by air, and settled for rayon stockings. The French complained of...