U.N.: Everybody Wins

The giving mood Russia has shown in Paris (see above) spread to The Bronx just in time to save the Security Council from another awkward split.

Ten of the eleven nations at the horseshoe table, including the three (France, Mexico, Poland) which had originally backed Russia's demand for immediate U.N. action against Franco, supported Australia's proposal for a five-man subcommittee to sift the facts on Spain and suggest by May 31 what "practical measures" U.N. could take. Andrei Gromyko said he "intensely disagreed" but would abstain, "realizing that my vote against the proposal would make its adoption impossible." Gromyko thus reiterated...

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