GENEVA: In Jeopardy

The Geneva negotiations changed abruptly from boring to disturbing.

As the Western foreign ministers, summer-suited and bright-eyed, came bouncing back to Geneva, they found that the climate was no longer the one they had dressed for. A cold and steady wind was now blowing off the steppes of Russia. They had reassembled convinced that the Russians, eager for a summit, would in conciliatory fashion remove the offensive overtones to their Berlin ultimatum; this would be called progress, and a summit would result. Instead, gloomy Andrei Gromyko arrived demanding an increased price for summit talks, and at week's end, for his...

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