was the American who succeeded Henry
Dexer White as head of the International Monetary Fund and remained its
din,lor until December, 105:!.'
Alger Hiss was the executive secretary of the Dumbarton Oaks Conference
in 1044, at which the preliminary draft
of the United Nations Charter was approved.
•Jger lli~s weis the busiest and mosl
influential counselor who wenl to tbe
Yedla Conference with Roosevelt in
1015. Alger Hiss weis the only official
counselor with Roosevelt during private
meetings when Roosevelt and Stalin
made basic agreements aboul the charter
of the 1 nited Nations.18
"I SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE IT"
On one frightful occasion at Yalta,
during the bitter fight over llu-sia's demand for sixteen votes in the I nited
\alious. Roosevelt, Hiss. Stalin, and an
interpreter wen- left alone in a conference room. The resl of the high brass
eel i alia cooled their heels outside. When
Roosevelt, then a dying man. came oul
of lhe room with Alger Hiss, he announced to his advisers that an "agreement" had been reached which would
give Russia three votes against America's one in the General rVssembly of the
I N. To the protests of the American
delegation, Roosevell wearily em-
nounced: "I know 1 shouldn t have done
it. But I was so lire-el when they got
hold of m,'."'!'(T)
Who were "they"? Then' were onl)
four people in the room: Roosevelt,
Stalin, Alger Hiss, and the interpreter.
The interpreter wees Charles Bohlen, our
present Ambassador to Russia.
I pon his return from Yalta in February, 1945, Alger Hiss lei'gan immediate
preparation fen- the San Francjgco Conference to be held in April.'-" Qy
In secret meetings wilh fellow conspirators, Communists, and miscellaneous
fellow travelers in and around the Institute of Pacific Relations, Alger Hiss prepared the agenda for the I nited Nations
Conference eil San Francisco weeks before il was held.
Alger Hiss organized the American
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Signing the Moscow Tripartite Conference Agreement in 1943 are: (left to right) Secretary of State Corded Hull: Soviet Foreign Commissar Molotov. and British Foreign Secretary
delegation to the San Francisco I lonfer-
ence. Alger Hiss an American Communisl spy was the general secretary, the
chief executive officer, at the International conference in Seen Francisco when
the I N Charter was adopted. Alger Hi-
organized and ran the San iT-aii' i-1"
Conference. It weis his show.20!^/
When the United Nations Charter »■';
finally approved al San Francisco, ''
was Alger Hiss who Ineek charge of tl"'
document itself and had the solemn ''"
sponsibility of fl\ ing ii back lo Washington.
Il is also interesting to note thai tl"'
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Maxim Litvinoff makes his first statement to the press after United States recognition of
Russia in 1933.
eleu which the Presidenl of the I nite«
States proclaims as I nited Nations D*l
every year is October 24. Vmerica ""
tied the I N Charter in July. Octob
weis the day « hen the Sovii'i I nion
fii-el the I \ Charter.21 ItH
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Secretary of State Stettinius shown pre5'
ing at the final session of the United Nalio"
Conference at San Francisco in June, 1 v
Left to right, President Truman, Stettin'"
and Alger Hiss,
After the San Francisco (ionferenf
in June'. 1945, Uger Hiss helped lo f
ganize and staff the American mi-1"1
to the United Nalions. Alger Hi-- "'
cri'lly recommended approximate^ ''
hundred persons for employment on
United Nations Secretariat staff, i"'"'1
of whom were actually employed; '"''"
of whom arc slill therej many ol wh""
when questioned by congressional '''' i
mill.'is. lake the Fifth Vmendmenl '■""
decline le> saj whether they are I'.,,'"""
nisis or spies.2"
middle eef 101 I. when il
cleai thai the Nazis were going to j
defeated, the Communisl conspirators „
over the world began winking lo pxRJjj.
ihe' militarj \ ictory of the Grand
ance, in the interests of Soviel I'0"
and world revolution. q ,
Communists, fellow travelers, and .
V'iel agents who were in key position*
mosl of the important wartime a?''11 .
of the United States governmenl. I'f"|j
filtering into posts where they '" j
exert decisive influence on lhe p"-|v
policies of the I nited States.20 j.
Uger Hi-- was in charge <»l the I' ,.
war Policy Planning Division "' ,[
State Department. W hen lhe first 1 "''',.
Nations relief activity wa- organize<,<
a massive scale i the 1 nited Nation*
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