THE NATION: Good Luck, Mr. Byrnes

Some 3,000 well-wishers, among them the President, gathered at Washington National Airport to see Secretary of State Byrnes off to the Paris Peace Conference. Said Mr. Truman: "The country is behind Mr. Byrnes in his efforts to get a just peace for the world. . . . Good luck, Mr. Byrnes."

Mr. Byrnes climbed into the President's plane, the Sacred Cow, and soared off. He would need luck. Once more the U.S. and Russia were meeting at the council table, and once again it would be a meeting between political enemies, not friends. U.S. weapons: its military potential, the atomic...

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