FOREIGN RELATIONS: Optimist

In Denver last week, Presidential Assistant Harold Stassen reported to President Eisenhower on the U.N. deliberations on the limitations of arms (TIME, Sept. 12). Said he: "The odds are that the General Assembly, including the Soviet Union, will accept the President's proposal."

His optimism, said Stassen, was based upon these grounds: first, the Russians were asking intelligent questions at the U.N. about the President's call for an exchange of military blueprints and aerial inspection, "the kind we might be asking if we were considering a proposal by them"; second, the devastation of an atomic war and the peaceful use of...

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