TREATIES: Huff & Puff

The Russians filled their lungs for a mighty huff & puff at next month's San Francisco Conference. The nation which fought the Japanese exactly six days wanted to have a loud last-minute say in the Japanese peace treaty, though it had steadfastly refused to be cooperative during the past eleven months the U.S. has been patiently negotiating terms with its allies.

"We hope . . . that the Russians are [not] sending a wrecking crew . . ." said John Foster Dulles, the treaty's chief architect. Next day in Moscow, the U.S. Embassy...