International: Chicken into Fish?

In the shadow of the towering Council of Five (see above), the Executive Committee of the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations Organization buzzed along in London. Its 14 delegates had to decide when & where the first U.N.O.

Assembly would meet, and what it would do. Despite the hurry-up efforts of Edward R. Stettinius Jr., the committeemen sometimes haggled for hours over the inclusion, omission or interpretation of a single word.

Ed Stettinius wanted an organizational meeting of the Assembly in November or early December, at which special committees, as well as the permanent councils provided for in the charter, would be...

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