STATES & CITIES: Weather Clear, Track Fast

U.N.'s search for a new home was drawing more attention than a horse race. As the entries went to the post last week, bookies tried to figure the odds.

It was no tout's secret that U.S. Delegate Warren Austin, as "personal representative" of President Truman, had formally offered to turn over to U.N. the Army's 2½-sq.-mi. Presidio, perched spectacularly above San Francisco Bay. But Russia's Georgi Saksin promptly demanded that San Francisco be barred from the track.

"Under no circumstances," he roared, "shall the Soviet delegation go to San Francisco!" His reason: too far from Moscow. Sputtering protests, he shouted that...

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