International: Faces to the Sun

Silver-haired Elder Statesman Bernard M. Baruch was visibly proud of his role. As U.N. Secretary Trygve Lie handed over the temporary chairmanship of U.N.'s Atomic Energy Commission, Baruch prefaced his proposals with a touching passage: "I was moved," he said, "in the afternoon — shall I say, in the late afternoon — of my life, to add my effort to gain the world's quest, by the broad mandate under which we were created" (the January resolution of the U.N.'s General Assembly passed in London). He said: "All of us are consecrated to making an...