The Return

New Yorkers acted as if, overnight, the U.N. had been transformed into a giveaway quiz show. They trooped to Lake Success, jammed the Security Council chamber, the corridors and other conference rooms (where television sets relayed the proceedings a few feet away). Some 23,000 requests for tickets had to be turned down. Among those who came to see the Russians' return to U.N. was Margaret Truman, who squeezed into the press gallery with a party of six. "History," she said, "may be made here today."

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