THE NATION: Prelude to the Parley

In the base camps of the Big Four, a panoply of potentates and elected chieftains made ready for the fateful journey.

All last week they were busy briefing their delegations, battening down their philosophies, packing planeloads of equipment for the Parley at the Summit.

Into the Swiss lakeside city of Geneva (pop. 150,000) the U.S. will move more than ten trunkloads of documents, including at-a-glance codifications of every treaty the U.S. has signed since the war. With the papers will go a battery of newfangled devices of diplomacy, e.g., the "electronic collating...

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