THE NATIONS: Optimism, Ltd.

"An area of agreement has been reached," said the Paris reports one minute. Next minute the word was: "Complete deadlock." The outcome of the Big Four talks at Paris was still uncertain (see below), but it remained probable that the Russians wanted a limited settlement in Europe. They wanted it not because they had stopped being Communists committed to world revolution, but because Communist progress in Europe had been checked while Communist progress in Asia was rolling right along.

Cabled TIME'S Paris Bureau Chief Andre Laguerre: "If any agreement comes out of...

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