CONFERENCES: Bearish

Cautious Mike McDermott, U.S. press chief in Moscow, and a Roman Catholic, wondered if it was proper for the conference to meet on Good Friday. George Marshall wrote on McDermott's note: "The struggle for peace is appropriate on any day." But work on the German treaty was so hopelessly deadlocked that the Friday meeting had to be canceled anyway.

A Little Progress. Last week the Ministers managed to agree that central administrative agencies should be established in Germany, and, three months later, a German Advisory Council which the U.S. hopes will take over as a provisional government. But disagreement remained...

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