Day two's news sensations began by Mr. Khruschev's impromptu press conference on the pavement outside?
LV Khruschev's pavement press conference
SV K talks to press
CU K waves
SV K through crowd
SV Women at windows
LV Crowd in street pan to photographers
SV K & M in car leave Russian Embassy for drive
TV Macmillan arrives by car at Elysee
SV Mac out of car, up steps
TV Eisenhower's car arrives,
SV Ike out of car, up steps, greeted
SV Herter up steps, into Elysee
GV Pressmen await news at Palais de Chaillot
2 scenes: Pressmen on telephones
SV Press by phone booths
SV Reporters pick up press releases
CU pan from pressmen to television set
CU Man reading paper
LV Press walk towards in Chaillot hall
SV Mac & Ike down steps, into car
GV Cars leave Elysee
Initials JRG/V JRG/JH
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Background: Day two's news sensations began by Mr. Khruschev's impromptu press conference on the pavement outside the Russian Embassy. Defense Minister Malinovsky was at his elbow. Surrounded by a scrum of cameraman and reporters Mr. Khruschev said NO to a Summit resumption unless Eisenhower apologized for the U2 spy-plane incident and punished those responsible for it. He added in an aside to Marshal Malinovsky if there was no apology he would leave Paris for East Berlin. No reporter asked if he meant to carry out his of-said plan to sign a peace treaty there. Mr. Khruschev looked cheerful despite the import of his words, then with a wink announced he and the Marshal were going for a drive in the country, later in the day.
Meanwhile Eisenhower, Macmillan and Herter arrived at the Elysee for an hour's talk with de Gaulle. An empty chair remained empty throughout the talks - Mr. Khruschev's. It stayed empty throughout the afternoon despite de Gaulle's appeal to Mr. Khruschev to rejoin them.
While Mr. Khruschev and the Marshal drove to the countryside to chat with peasants - Prime Minister Nikita S. Khruschev took the opportunity to sever a thick branch with a few powerful axe blows also - and sip wine at a village cafe, Eisenhower and Macmillan waited with de Gaulle at the Elysee for his return. On his return however Mr. Khruschev ignored the Elysee meeting, returned instead to the Russian Embassy and stayed there despite a promise to give a press conference. The Western Three waited two hours, then Macmillan and Eisenhower left together... a signal of the impending demise of the Summit.
With nightfall over Paris, the Western Three remet at the Elysee - for the third time that day and after deliberation produce the communique of the Summit's diplomatic burial service.