CONFERENCES: Progress at the Palais

"No heartstrings will be pulled," said a tired British delegate, "but the mere cold facts will tell an eloquent tale." At the Grand Palais in Paris, he and other delegates were working 15 hours a day last week to finish Western Europe's response to the Marshall approach. They had little time for anything but the cold facts. The conference bureau had not sold a theater seat in two weeks. This strict attention to business had produced some results. One delegate reported on the conference's biggest achievement:

"Right now there is an annual deficit of twelve million tons of coke...

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