International: Off the Record

New Zealand's Sir Carl August Berendsen last week was sitting under a cold air outlet from the air-conditioning system of the huge Lake Success committee room. Finally he rose to a point of temperature.

Berendsen: Cannot anything be done to relieve some of the arctic blizzard to which some of the members at this end of the table are exposed?

Chairman Pearson: It hasn't prevented members at that end from speaking frequently. [The section includes India's Asaf Ali and Iraq's Fadhil Jamali.]

Berendsen: If nothing can be done, I recommend that an inquiry be...

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