International: On with the Dance

After the Foreign Ministers' deadlock on Trieste, Viacheslav Molotov gave a party for 600 at the palatial Soviet Embassy with a very lush, very Russian buffet. After the deadlock on the Italian colonies, Ernest Bevin did the honors for 800 at the even more palatial British Embassy, with a much more austere buffet. Cinderella-like, Bidault, Byrnes and Molotov left on the stroke of midnight; no sooner had they gone than Bevin cracked his party's glaze of tension by foxtrotting with Lady Diana Duff Cooper.

All week dancing and deadlocks alternated. The turning point, perhaps...

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