UNITED NATIONS: Midwife to the Millennium

London's red-brick Church House, a relic of Queen Victoria's jubilee and once a haven for the bombed-out House of Commons, was being readied for another transient tenant.

This time Church House was to be the temporary home of the preparatory commission which would serve as midwife to the new world organization called the United Nations. How and where the United Nations would begin to function was largely up to the commission. The first steps were well along last week.

Wanted: a Title. Edward R. Stettinius Jr., U.S. member of the commission and U.S. representative in the world organization, had moved out...

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