UNO: Huh?

Last week Czechoslovakia's playboy Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk answered a toast to the "United Nations" at a swank London lunch by warning his colleagues against "too many cocktail parties." To an acquaintance, Masaryk commented: "Coming from me, that sounds pretty funny, huh?"

But UNO's brave inching toward a better world had not yet changed other men as much as Masaryk. In their official Journal, delegates found a familiar little list of items absentmindedly left behind in their various London meeting places: two keys, two spectacle cases (empty), one Elizabeth Arden lipstick, one...

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

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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