International: Uncertain Bearings

Like any man who has spent 32 years in politics, Jimmy Byrnes has a well-developed bump of caution. Lost in a storm over Moscow last week, he fretted : "You know, we might run into the side of a mountain." His interpreter, Charles E. Bohlen, pointed out that there were no mountains "around here." "That's fine," said Byrnes, "but do you know where 'here' is?" After a full hour of circling they landed, and Byrnes, in a tan topcoat and low pointed shoes, alighted in Moscow's sub-zero weather.

Ernie Bevin, who has spent 31 years in politics, is even more cautious than...

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