Foreign News: On to Geneva

When Secretary of State John Foster Dulles landed at Orly airport at midweek, he looked forward to three quiet days of conferences with France's Foreign Minister Georges Bidault and Britain's Anthony Eden, to talk over tactics before Geneva. In a matter of hours, the air of leisure was abruptly shattered. While the world wondered and worried, statesmen scurried from one closed room to another, generals emerged tight-lipped from secret meetings.

The shock came at the first meeting of the three foreign ministers Thursday morning. Dulles and Eden found Bidault in a highly emotional...

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