UNITED NATIONS: Omdurman to Flushing

From all over the world last week U.N. delegates, their families, assistants and secretaries poured into New York City by train, plane and luxury liner, for the opening of the Assembly at Flushing. More than 1,800 hotel reservations had to be made, canceled, adjusted and checked. There were questions galore. "Pakistan? Where's Pakistan?" asked a suspicious clerk at the Hotel Barclay.

At the Arrival Section of the U.N. Transportation Service, telephones jangled and gushed out messages: "Tell so-&-so I won't be at the apartment until later. He'll find the key under the door mat. Tell him he'd better stop at...

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