(Excerpted from The New York Times, October 17, 1945.)A conference of some fifty men and women, interested in world peace and world organization, met at Dublin, N.H., from Oct. 11 to 18, 1945, to consider the question of how best to remedy the weaknesses of the United Nations Organization. The conference was called on the invitation of Hon. Owen J. Roberts, who resigned as Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; Mrs. Robert P. Haas, former Governor of New Hampshire; Grenville Clark, lawyer of New York; and Thomas H, McHony, lawyer of Boston and chairman of the Massachusetts Committee for World Federation. Judge Roberts presided at the conference.
Whatever may have been the efficacy of the United Nations Organization for the maintenance of international peace before Aug. 6, 1945, the events of that day tragically revealed the inadequacy of that organization thereafter so to do.
The application of atomic energy to warfare and impressive scientific evidence as to the consequences thereof have made the people of the world realize that the institution of war among nations must be abolished if civilization is to continue. The necessity of immediate action is urgent, There is not a moment to lose.