THE NATION: Stiffening Attitudes

A tiny red rosebud tucked into his lapel, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, down for seven days with an intestinal inflammation (see MEDICINE), left Walter Reed hospital and drove to the White House to confer with President Eisenhower about Berlin. From that conference came perhaps the hardest U.S. talk yet about Nikita Khrushchev's attempt to shout his way into control of Germany.

"A discouraging aspect of the international scene," said Dulles in a 400-word statement approved by the President, "is the disregard by the Soviet rulers of their pledged word . . . The Soviet rulers, in relation to Berlin,...

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