NATO: Ike's Trip

A Paul Revere in a silver Constellation, NATO Commander General Dwight Eisenhower* last week traveled fast and hard across Western Europe.

In Paris, where official appointments begin at 10 a.m., Ike was at Premier René Pleven's office door at 8. Half an hour later he was at the Quai d'Orsay conferring with Foreign Minister Robert Schuman. Before 9 he moved on to talks with Defense Minister Jules Moch. He broke off intensive conferences with France's service chiefs only for an official luncheon. Said an astonished reporter: "The shortest that has ever been known....

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