THE NATION: Mellow Diplomacy

A shiny new jeep with IKE AND MAMIE stenciled on the hood picked up Secretary of State Christian A. Herter as he climbed down from the Marine Corps helicopter that had whirred him from Washington to Gettysburg. The President met Herter at his farmhouse door, took him inside for a 75-minute discussion on the Western Big Four Foreign Ministers' meeting just concluded at Paris. Herter's verdict on the meeting: "Very successful." Next day, he went to Walter Reed Hospital, briefed ailing Predecessor John Foster Dulles.

With remarkable speed that was attributed, in part at least, to Chris Herter, the U.S.,...

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