WESTERN EUROPE: Innocence Abroad

In his 9½ months as Premier of France, Antoine Pinay seldom saw a foreigner, and was, in the eyes of one diplomat, "absolutely innocent of foreign policy." From Bonn last week came a well-authenticated report that shed new light on the innocence of the little tanner from St. Chamond.

In the last days of his government, Pinay tried to arrange a secret meeting with West Germany's Konrad Adenauer at an old chateau outside Paris. Purpose of the meeting: to discuss renegotiation of the European Defense Community treaty. Adenauer was assured that Foreign Minister...

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