International: Ice at the Waldorf

The U.S. had merely stuck a toe in the water by announcing last fortnight, outside of U.N., its polite but determined proposal for sole trusteeship of strategic Pacific Islands. Soviet Russia had muttered a procedural objection, but otherwise the water was not too cold. Last week Prime Minister Jan Smuts of the Union of South Africa took a full plunge. He found the water icy. Nineteen nations denounced his plan for annexation of South-West Africa.* Only Britain, grateful to Smuts for South Africa's support in two wars, supported him.

Said Soviet Delegate Nikolai...

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