The First Step

The U.S. took the first big step last week toward making the United Nations a working organization. To the governments of 38 nations went invitations to participate in a conference on postwar food problems to be held somewhere on U.S. soil, starting April 27.

In the works are U.S. invitations to at least five other conferences on:

> Monetary policy (to be held in Washington at the end of April), at which the U.S. will trundle out its own Treasury plan to revise the 1936 Tripartite Monetary Agreement. This plan was the U.S. answer...

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