Western ramparts against the U.S.S.R. grew higher and stronger.

In secret session, the Norwegian Storting (Parliament) voted 118-to-11 last week in favor of the government's decision to join the Atlantic Pact discussions in Washington. The no votes were cast by the Storting's eleven Communists.

Next day the Oslo government made the vote public. In Washington, Norway's Ambassador Wilhelm Munthe de Morgen-stierne was welcomed at the conference table, where the representatives of the U.S., Britain, France, Benelux and Canada had shaped a pact that was almost ready for signatures. Of these nations, Norway...

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