A Letter From The Publisher, may 25, 1959

AT the first confrontation of the Big Four foreign ministers since the Geneva summit of 1955, a total of 1,174 journalists cabled stories about the big fuss over the furniture. But the week's historic news turned out to be the new Western plan for Germany, first outlined fortnight ago in TIME'S May 11 issue. To bring the basic discussion of the issues up to date, see FOREIGN NEWS, Around the Doughnut Table.

AFTER the U.S. airlift saved West Berlin a decade ago, a monument was erected to the men who lost their lives taking supplies to the beleaguered city. Last week, as...

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