NEW YORK: Insurance

Few human nervous systems have been better annealed against surprise than that of Trygve Lie, Secretary-General of the United Nations. But last April 11, he received a telegram which might well have set his ganglia to twanging. In it one James J. O'Neill requested the privilege of moving U.N. from Hunter College in The Bronx to its new home at Lake Success, Long Island. His proposed fee: one dollar.

After a few deep breaths U.N. attaches did a little checking, discovered that stocky, 46-year-old Jimmy O'Neill not only meant what he said, but was capable of carrying out his offer....