UNITED NATIONS: A Little Entertainment

Ventriloquism is no novelty at the U.N. The ancient, stiff-lipped, diplomatic art of throwing words into another's mouth has been practiced long and often between the world's capitals and U.N.'s council tables. But up to now, like Charlie himself, the McCarthys have taken all the bows. Last week, a U.N. version of Edgar Bergen made a brief bid for attention.

He was swarthy, sixtyish, learned Balliol-graduate Sir Maharaj Singh, one of India's principal delegates to the Assembly. Author, statesman and educator, Sir Maharaj taught himself ventriloquism some 30 years ago (to amuse his children). Last week, with all the exuberance...

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