THE NATIONS: Paris: Still Deadlocked

If Poet T. S. Eliot were a foreign correspondent covering the Paris conference, he might sum up the week's work in one of his own famous phrases: "The intolerable wrestle with words and meanings." All week, the Foreign Ministers' deputies wrestled with such words as "demilitarization," such vague meanings as "examination of the causes of the present international tensions in Europe."

Gromyko had started out by demanding that the agenda for a future Big Four conference include the "demilitarization" of Germany and steps against "remilitarization" (TIME, March 19). Last week Gromyko agreed to drop the word remilitarization, but insisted on...

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