CONFERENCES: Good and Due Form

We, the peoples of the United Nations, determined

To save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind . . .

Do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.

It would never be set to music. Nevertheless, the final draft of the Preamble to the United Nations charter went a long way toward that universal appeal of language which many of the delegates, including Dean Virginia C. Gildersleeve and

Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts, thought essential.

Some of the...

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