Foreign News: The Shape of a Surrender

France's new Premier Pierre Mendes-France, who is also his own Foreign Minister, arrived on the overnight express in Bern, Switzerland last week, showing the effects of his first crowded days in office.

He looked weary, his herringbone suit was rumpled, his blue-black beard was sprouting. His first visitor at Bern's imposing French embassy was a Swiss barber, who came calling on a bicycle.

Premier Mendes-France had gone to Berne to seek terms of peace in Indo-China from Red China's Chou En-lai—a move which the U.S., having virtually withdrawn from the Geneva conference, watched with well-founded anxiety. Mendes had at first intended to go...

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