OPINION

August 3, 1959

DETENTE: Paris – The leaders of the United States of America and the Soviet Union are to exchange visits, it was announced simultaneously today in Washington and Moscow. Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev is to visit the US first and then US President Dwight D. Eisenhower will visit Moscow. The visits are being described as a success for post-war American diplomacy. The reaction in allied capitals has been favorable. Although French President Charles de Gaulle and West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer had in the past resisted the idea of summit level talks with the Russian leader, this resistance has now waned. However, the meetings are not scheduled for anytime in the near future. DETENTE II: Geneva – The idea of Khrushchev parading down Fifth Avenue and Eisenhower visiting Red Square marks the end of the Dulles policy. Observers agree that the cause of peace will be well served by the exchange of visits. COMMUNISTS’ TRIAL: After 14 days of hearings, a military tribunal in Athens yesterday decided that seven of the 17 people accused of espionage were guilty as charged. LELA ISAIA: National Theater star Lela Isaia died in an Athens hospital yesterday of an undisclosed ailment.