When the U.S. delegation to the NATO conference reaches Paris next month, No. 3 man behind President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles will be Democrat Adlai Stevenson. For six months Dulles has been trying to fit Party Leader Stevenson into the foreign-policy picture as a symbol of bipartisanship, finally figured that a NATO assignment would fill the bill. But arrangements were touchy. Dulles wanted Stevenson to become Ambassador to NATO, a job that would empower him to head preparations for the December meeting, follow through on its decisions.

President Eisenhower agreed, despite a personal feeling of post-election coolness to...

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