CONFERENCES: Lucky 115th

The first 114 sessions of the Council of Foreign Ministers—in London, Moscow, Paris, New York—had spread over 15 dismal, often heartbreaking months. Last week, at the 115th session, the Big Four agreed on every remaining major issue in the peace treaties with Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, Finland. They then turned to tentative—very tentative—discussions of their next job: the drafting of treaties with Germany and Austria.

A few days earlier, it had been proposed that the Council speed up its work and point for adjournment this week. Mr. Molotov agreed, since, he said, "the Soviet Government has decided to yield all...

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