International: Island of Peace?

U.N. has 3,475 servants in its employ, who have sworn loyalty to its vague sovereignty, live far from home, work hard, and—amid the noble words and great issues raging about them—lead lives of quiet irritation. This week some of these forgotten men & women got a small place in the limelight. At Lake Success, U.N. opened an exhibition of 200 paintings by secretariat members. The pictures gave interesting insights into the preoccupations of people who, sometimes more than the windy statesmen, are U.N.

Some of the amateur artists had worked into the canvases their feelings (mostly bitter, sometimes awed) about the great...

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