CARDINAL GRIFFIN and Mr. Tom O'Brien, chairman of the T.U.C., were among the 17 signatories of a joint letter to The Tirncs last Monday, praising the work of Mr. Trygve Lie as Secretary-General of the United Nations, and urging more people to support the United Nations Association.
Reviewing the achievements of U.N.O. during its first seven years under Mr. Trygve Lie's direction, the letter states: "It has not been torn asunder by the cold war, but instead has provided the one effective link between the Soviet Communist States and the free world. "today, more than ever, it offers the opportunity for practical agreements as an alternative to world war.
"in these great achievements the
Secretary-General has played a large
part and earned the gratitude of us all for the imagination and courage with which, often in the face of misunderstanding and criticism from many quarters, he first endeavoured to persuade the great Powers to cooperate in practical programmes for peace, and then. when the need arose, called so promptly for combined resistance to aggression in Korea."
The letter finally notes that the best way of expressing gratitude for Mr. Trvgve Lies work "would be to
increase the membership of the
association and its sister associations in other lands."