UNITED NATIONS: Uneasy

The U.N.'s General Assembly opened this week on the World's Fair site at Flushing, N. Y., with Harry Truman on hand to give it a Missouri-style pat on the back. The organizational matters which the Assembly will discuss at this session will collapse like cardboard if the fundamental disputes between East and West are not settled. Men of good will could only hope that the framework of the U.N. would be strengthened by the time peace is delivered.

On the eve of the opening, the following was noteworthy:

¶ New York City's Acting Mayor Vincent R. Impellitteri presented to the U.N.'s big,...

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