With all the assurance of a man operating a
crooked roulette wheel, Nikita Khrushchev last week in Moscow
proclaimed his confidence that the Geneva conference "will be
successful." Folksy as ever, Nikita went on to explain: "We have a
Russian saying that goes something like this: to achieve something
difficult it is necessary to eat a pood* of salt. The foreign ministers
may have to eat a great deal of salt. But even if they do not succeed
in eating or digesting it on the first try, they should make new
The salt consumption in Geneva's Palais des Nations...
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