The Paris Conference: All Set to Talk -But No Place to Sit

During 71 hours of private talks in Paris last week, the U.S. and North Viet Nam settled all but two of the procedural problems that have delayed the beginning of an expanded peace conference. They agreed, for example, that the salon of the Hotel Majestic, where the talks on the Viet Nam war have been under way since May, is large enough, after all, to accommodate the expanded talks. They also decided that two doors should be used, one for the representatives of Hanoi and of the National Liberation Front, the other...