THE NATIONS: The Kremlin Is Willing

While the free world talked fitfully of a last-hope parley with the Russians, the press wires from Moscow were singularly silent on the subject. The New York Times wondered what had happened to its Moscow correspondent, Harrison Salisbury. Then, when his copy finally came in, the Times discovered that Soviet censorship had held up everything. "Three [dispatches]," explained the Times, "were subjected to extraordinary censorship delays, varying from one to four days, presumably because they touch on matters that apparently have been undergoing high-policy discussion within the Soviet Government."

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