CONTROVERSY: Old Glory & Something Blue

A blue & white flag flapped quietly last week beside the Stars and Stripes, on flagpoles here & there throughout the land. But in other towns, officials nervously stood by the halyards, ready to hoist or lower away as embattled clubwomen and veterans' organizations argued.

It was U.N. week (see INTERNATIONAL) , and hundreds of earnest men & women had made plans to fly U.N. flags; governors had issued the appropriate proclamations. At the suggestion of a National Grange publicity man, the U.S. Department of Agriculture had mailed out information on kits for making homemade U.N. flags to sewing circles from...

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