THE NATION: Summit & Substance

The text of the latest message from the Kremlin, delivered to President Eisenhower and to the chiefs of other Western nations last week, set the world off on fresh speculation about a summit meeting. From Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko came an aide-mémoire agreeing to a pre-summit conference of foreign ministers—a condition once insisted upon by the U.S. but since dropped (TIME, Feb. 24). This foreign ministers' conference, Gromyko added, should handle the housekeeping details of the summit, i.e., time, place, agenda, and should be convened in April. Gromyko did not say...

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