As chairman of the U.S. Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, good grey Walter George had given a great deal of thought to a possible top-level meeting between the heads of the U.S., Britain, Russia and France. The father of a Navy pilot who died in World War II, Senator George was deeply worried that Red China might capriciously light the fuse of World War III. Without any foreknowledge of what might result, he decided that a Big Four conference might—just might —head off a conflict.

"I Know the Danger." Early last week George of Georgia stated his position. "I think the...

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