FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Russians Withdraw

Eight months of work by the State Department was exploded in a couple of minutes last week. The Russians suddenly withdrew from the International Aviation Conference, which opened in Chicago this week.

For months frail, nervous Assistant Secretary Adolph A. Berle Jr. had worked. He had flown to Britain to get its views, had talked with the Russians, Chinese, and small nations, blocking out the big problem: how should postwar international airlines be allotted and regulated? He had also taken meticulous care of the small problems. In Chicago's Stevens Hotel, 600 rooms were set aside for the delegates from over...

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