THE AMERICAS: The Neighbors Agree

Beneath the twinkling chandeliers of the Pan American Union's ornate Hall of the Americas, the hemisphere's foreign ministers last week ended a fortnight of emergency consultations in neighborly accord. One by one, the ministers stepped forward to sign the Declaration of Washington, affirming "common defense against the aggressive activities of international Communism," and the 29 other resolutions adopted to carry out that purpose.

Farewell Words. Last to sign the gold-embossed, blue leather book, Secretary of State Dean Acheson strode back to the head of the table to deliver, in his role as conference president, a few words of "affectionate farewell."...

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