The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 24, 1968 · Page 19
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 19

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 24, 1968
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Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday, Nov. U, 1968-B7 Rising Tide Of Microstates Brings Question About U.N. Membership The ineqnity caused Secre- note that It was theoretically jority in the General Assem- with only 10 per cent of the tary of State Dean Rusk to possible for a "two-thirds ma- bly to be formed by nations world's population." collectors' society for its New York address, has 97,000 people, barely matching the total citizenry of Columbia. S.C. Other vest pocket members include Iceland, a land of 190.-000 which has been in the United Nations since 1946. and Gambia, a strip of land in .West Africa inhabited by 330,-000 people. The rising tide of newborn states in Asia and Africa has UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. AP) Some memben call them overgrown villages, but the United Nations continues to add to its alphabet soup of microstates who wield the same vote as the great powers In the General Assembly. In U.N. language, a micro-tate is' any nation with a population under one million, but some fall far abort even of that level. The Maldive Islands, which use a stamp swelled membership in the assembly from its original 51 members to 125. The influx of Lilliputian candidates eager to acquire the prestige and protection of U.N. membership has concerned Secretary-General U Thant, who suggested that the' qualifications for admission be re-examined. Thant's suggestion has won support from the United States, France and a number of other larger na- You're invited to visit the new tions. "It appears desirable," said Thant. "that a distinction be made between the rights to independence and the question of full membership in the United Nations." He argued that U.N. membership might "impose obligations which are too onerous for the microstates and also mav lead to a weakening of theUnited Nations." The nearly two dozen mini-powers already in the United Nations pay altogether little more than half of 1 percent of the U.N. annual budget. By contrast, the United States alone pays more than 3( per cent each year, and the Soviet Union runs second with an assessment of more than 17 per cent. Yet all have the same-sized vote in the assembly even though more than half of the 125 members have smaller populations than New York City. One student of U.N. affairs figured out that under this setup, the 10 smaller member states totaling about four mil-.lion people have the same ballot strength as nearly 1.5 billion people in the 10 largest naTibns, or a disparity of more than 371 to 1. HOME FEDERAL At Palm Beach Mall Palm Beach o Palm Coast Plaza Palm Beach Mall open Monday and Friday til 9 312 Clematis 833-4661 SHOP NOW FOR CHRISTMAS USE OUR LAY-A-WAY PLAN Special Event Imported Knit Suits Christmas Gift SWEATER SALE! 00 Regularly 65 00 values up to 16 99 44 099 now and Dainty, Lacy wool, imported short sleeved slipovers and Cardigans-some completely lined. Pretty Cable Knit pants tops. Also bulky stitch button front Cardigans, 3,i sleeves in Orion acrylic. pastels, deep shades and plenty of white sizes in the group 34 to 46 SPORTSWEAR 3rd floor. also in Delray and N. Palm Beach Store FOR ONE WEEK ONLY Here is some wonderful news, Ladies. Three piece Wool double Knit Suits so perfect for every occasion. The styles are but two' of a collection in a beautiful array of fall' colors. Don't miss this event. The savings are yours! sizes 8 to 1 8 CLOSE OUT s'ouP,of COSTUME JEWELRY 1 group values up to 3" Large group famous name values up to 27s" 50 off 00 or 2 or 1 BETTER SUITS DEPT. 2nd floor fEWELRY DEPT. 1st floor also in Delray N. Palm Beach 308 MEN'S SLACKS SALE of BOYS' 3 to 7 SLACKS -SUITS - JACKETS SHORTS - SHIRTS etc. values to 20.00 Side tab or Belt Loop Styles Plain or pleated front group of HANDBAGS; WALLETS LEATHER 9 STRAW PATENT o BEADED 90 14 values to 15.00 cuff alterationn only. 00 2 Prs. 29 99 99 up to Large group famous name SPORT COATS 00 values to 20 price 90 25 BIG-BOY BUYS Infants and Toddlers too! Help us make room on Balcony for HOLIDAY GOODIES. CHILDRENS WEAR Balcony Light weight values from regular slock 37s up illght charge for alteration MEN'S. WEAR 1st floor ACCESSORIES 1st floor also in Delray and A'. Palm Beach

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