UNITED NATIONS: What About the Baby?

The Indonesian case before the U.N. Security Council simmered down. A Dutch representative described the American attitude: "At first, the U.S. reacted like a New England parent surprised by a young man trifling with his daughter's honor. Now the State Department's attitude has changed. It became: 'What are we going to do about the baby?' "

After pondering the U.N. cease-fire order for five days, the Dutch last week told the council that they would cease firing in Indonesia only in their own good time. In Java, that meant midnight, Dec. 31, 1948. In Sumatra it would take two or three...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!