International: New Colors

Blended smoothly into the bright multicolored mosaic of the United Nations last week were the blue and yellow of Sweden, the blue, red and white of Iceland, and the black, red and green stripes of Afghanistan, all newly admitted to the U.N. A. Hosayn Aziz of Afghanistan was first to pen his signature to the instrument of adherence, followed by Thor Thors, Iceland's Minister to the U.S., and Oesten Unden, Foreign Minister of Sweden. Elected to the Security Council as temporary members were Belgium, Colombia and Syria; they will replace The Netherlands, Mexico and Egypt, on Jan. 1, 1947.

The Assembly returned...

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