No one could remember any single day in U.N. history when there had been as many private talks among the delegates. India's white-thatched Sir Senegal Rau buzzed up & down the corridors at Lake Success, in & out of at least a dozen meetings. Red China and Red Korea had answered Rau's petition for a Communist military halt at the 38th parallel by sending North Korean troops across the parallel (TIME, Dec. 18). India's undeterred envoy now proposed to ask for a ceasefire.

Monroe Doctrine. Next day (Tuesday), with the backing of twelve...

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