DISARMAMENT: Down to Business

History gave the diplomats and experts little hope as they took their seats last week in Room VII of Geneva's gleaming white Palais des Nations to resume the weary search for an end to the world arms race.

As Manhattan Lawyer Fredrick Eaton, chief U.S. delegate, put it. creation of new weapons has always outstripped efforts to disarm ever since the Chinese pirates on the Yangtze held the first dis armament conference in 9 B.C. Now, in the Atomic Age, the haggling has droned on through 14 years to no avail. In the very next room at the Palais, the three-nation...

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