THE NATIONS: A Step Forward

From Paris, Frankfurt, Bonn and Berlin, Secretary of State Dean Acheson returned last week to Washington, tired but cheerful. In the group which gathered at the airport to meet him were Mrs. Acheson and Harry Truman. Said the beaming President to the Secretary: "You have done an excellent job." Then Acheson kissed his wife and drove off to report to the President in detail on the conference of U.S., British and French Foreign Ministers in Paris (TIME, Nov. 21).

At the close of the conference, Acheson had said that the Paris decisions...

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