UNITED NATIONS: Swift Agreement

Ever since the Soviet bloc began to snub and boycott Trygve Lie two years ago, the U.N. has been without a truly effective secretary general. Last week, as part of its diplomatic new look, Russia at last agreed with its fellow members on the Security Council on a successor to Lie, who submitted his resignation last fall.

In a series of secret, informal meetings, delegates of the Big Five had considered —among others—the name of Erik Boheman, Sweden's Ambassador to the U.S. Boheman said that he did not want the job, but his name had been in the air just...

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