UNITED NATIONS: Half & Half

Three years ago, the U.N. charter was signed at San Francisco. During ceremonies commemorating that all but forgotten anniversary, U.S. wartime Censor Byron Price said last week: "The United Nations has not become what it was intended to be. [It] cannot endure half success and half failure."

The U.N., still enduring, had a busy week:

¶ With only eleven days left till the uneasy four-week Arab-Jewish truce expires, Mediator Count Folke Bernadotte sent to both sides his recommendations for peace talks to achieve a permanent settlement in Palestine. The recommendations, carried by plane to Cairo and Tel Aviv, were still wrapped...

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