Faces and days grew longer as the Foreign Ministers' Conference went into its seventh week. In the uncertain weather of a belated Moscow spring, delegates laid aside their fur-collared coats, put on trench coats or mackintoshes as delegations prepared to leave.

Time to Call. Early last week, things had looked hopeful. U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall went quietly, at 10 o'clock at night, to make his long-postponed call on Stalin. He stayed an hour and a half. At week's end what passed between the two was still a well-kept secret.

The day after the visit, those who thought the Marshall-Stalin...

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