International: Treachery on the Record

"Russia's vows," said U.S. Secretary of State John Hay back in 1900, "are false as dicers' oaths when treachery is profitable." Though many now recognize this fact, it rarely gets formal acknowledgement by U.N. A dedicated little man, Dr. T. F. Tsiang, Nationalist China's U.S.-educated delegate to U.N., has been working for almost three years to get it on the record. Last week, at the General Assembly in Paris, he made his final try.

The facts were on Tsiang's side. In May 1945, Harry Hopkins, in Moscow to see Stalin, cabled President Truman: "Stalin . . . made categorical statement that he...

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