International: Talking, Walking & Teething

Russian diplomats have a short way with sentimentality. Last week the first issue of the United Nations News, an eight-page, letter-size monthly established by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, reported this conversation in London between UNO's chief Russian Delegate Andrei A. Gromyko and chief U.S. Delegate Edward R. Stettinius:

Stettinius: "Well, Andrei, you and I have been in this thing a long way together—Dumbarton Oaks, Yalta, San Francisco and now London. Our child is almost ready to walk. . . ."

Gromyko: "Yes, that is true. But when will it get its teeth?"


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