CONFERENCES: Unacceptable, Unconvincing

One evening last week the five members of the Executive Committee of the European Economic Cooperation Committee were ushered into the green-tinted library of the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Their job had been to lay a practical groundwork under the Marshall Plan. They were in a mellow mood. Their report on the 16 participating nations' reconstruction needs and measures was ready for signing. But their U.S. hosts for the evening (Under Secretary of State Will Clayton, Ambassador to Britain Lewis Douglas, Ambassador to France Jefferson Caffery) soon routed any optimism. For two hours Clayton handed out "friendly advice." The...

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