The Brave 474th

TV cameras poked their long snouts from booths along the wall and searched up & down the horseshoe table at Lake Success. They caught France's bald, introspective Jean Chauvel busy with his notes, China's Tsiang Ting-fu nervously doodling elaborate Chinese characters, Yugoslavia's Ales Bebler and the U.S.'s Warren Austin shaking hands and grinning for the photographers.

The cameras roved to the observers' section, where little Ambassador John Chang of Korea, who had not been in bed for 63 hours, stared wearily at his shoes and awaited his invitation to the table. At 3:16 p.m., with every seat at the horseshoe...

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