UNITED NATIONS: When the Day Comes ...

The U.N. General Assembly picked up last week where it left off last December: searching, with little faith and less hope, for a formula to end the Korean war. Asked to pose for the conventional opening-day pictures, the new chief U.S. delegate, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., refused to shake hands with Russia's Andrei Vishinsky. "Certainly not," he snapped. "Don't you understand? There's been a change of administration in Washington."

This was likely to endear Lodge more to his fellow citizens than to fellow U.N. diplomats, who regard handshakes between antagonists, however bloody,...

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