THE NATION: Toward the Testing

After stopping over in Bonn for a talk with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, Secretary of State Herter flew into Geneva at week's end to speak for the U.S. at the Big Four foreign ministers' meeting on Germany. Ahead of him, in the negotiations at Geneva's history-haunted Palais des Nations, Chris Herter faced the sternest test of skill and nerve of his career.

There was a real danger that the U.S.British-French united front that Herter mortared together at Paris a fortnight ago (TIME, May 11) might show cracks under the stresses of Soviet probing. And the Soviet delegation, headed by tough Andrei...

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