THE NATIONS: Traffic Jam

Traffic was thick on Paris' imposing Champs Elysées. A sleek Cadillac bearing U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson swung around the Rond-Point, headed for the French Foreign Ministry on the Quai d'Orsay. Round the other side, headed in the opposite direction, sped a Citroën bearing French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman. The Frenchman's chauffeur slammed on his brakes as another Citroën, with Belgium's Paul-Henri Spaak inside, cut across his bow. A stately Rolls-Royce carrying Britain's Ernest Bevin slid in behind Schuman's car. Stalled motorists along the avenue furiously honked their horns. For a breathless moment it looked to fascinated Paris...

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