The first session of the ten-Power disarmament conference in Geneva having sat since Mar 15 ended April 29 - and passed its unsolved problem on to the May Summit Conference.
LV Delegates outside Conference room
CU Room 7
SV Soviet delegation
SV French Soviet delegation
CU Polish French Soviet delegation
2 scenes: Canadian Gen. Burns
CU Chairman looks at papers
SV Orms by-Gore speaks to Eaton
CU Delegates talk
LV UK delegate sits down
SV Pan Hammarshjoeld walks to Conference Room
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Background: The first session of the ten-Power disarmament conference in Geneva having sat since Mar 15 ended April 29 - and passed its unsolved problem on to the May Summit Conference. Ending in full disarray both East and West failed to agree on the wording of the final statement of closure - except to say the Conference's next session would start June 7.
Mr. Zorin of the Soviet Union throughout continued to emphasize a note of hope - in line with boosting the 'spirit of Camp David' - while the Western delegates saw none to exist. M. Jules Moch of France accused the USSR of misinterpreting the U.N. resolution to compel the to subscribe to the Soviet disarmament plan on all points. "We fell into that trap once, we shall not do so twice."
Mr. Ormsby-Gore of the UK said he hoped the Summit would give some indication "as to how we might fruitfully carry out our work for the rest of the Summer." Mr. Eaton of the US also pinned his hopes on the Summit as did Mr. Zorin at a press conference afterwards when he said "the Summit might find a way out of the deadlock somehow." U.N. Secretary-General Hammarskjoeld addressing the Conference the previous day said the building of an organized world community based on law in which peace was preserved through controlled disarmament was the specific problem of the Conference and of the 82 member Governments of the U.N.