CONFERENCES: With Utmost Vigor

President Truman grasped the hand of his Secretary of State. "Bon "voyage," he said with breezy assurance. "I know you're going to have a successful trip and make a contribution to the peace of the world. Best wishes." Dean Acheson answered solemnly: "This is another indication of your support, which has never failed me. I will carry out your instructions and your wishes." Then he flew off, in the President's Independence, to confer with fellow diplomats of the North Atlantic community.

Western chancelleries hoped that the overseas talks would be more than just another regional conference. ECA and the North...

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