225. Editorial Note
At 6:30 p.m. on July 21, President Eisenhower met with Nelson Rockefeller, Harold Stassen, Admiral Radford, General Gruenther, and Colonel Goodpaster at his villa. No record of this meeting has been found in Department of State files or at the Eisenhower Library, but it appears as an entry in the President’s appointments for July 21. (Eisenhower Library, Whitman File)
At about the same time Hagerty held a press conference at the Maison de la Presse. A verbatim transcript of the conference is in Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 63 D 123, CF 506.
At 7 p.m. Herbert Blankenhorn, the Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council from the Federal Republic of Germany, visited the Secretary of State at his villa, while Massimo Magistrati, Director General of Political Affairs, Italian Foreign Ministry, met Livingston Merchant at his hotel. No record of the Secretary’s conversation with Blankenhorn has been found in Department of State files. Merchant, Recollections, page 42, is the only record of the conversation with Magistrati, and it indicates only that Merchant briefed him on the progress of the Conference.
At 8 p.m. Beam and Merchant had dinner with Zarubin and Soldatov, while shortly thereafter President Eisenhower, Secretary Dulles, Ambassador Willis, James Hagerty, and John Eisenhower attended a formal State dinner given by the Swiss at the Palais Eynard for the four delegations. Records of these two meetings are infra and Document 227.
At 10 p.m., Stassen held a final press conference, a verbatim transcript of which is in Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 63 D 123, CF 506.