221. Editorial Note

On September 19, President Eisenhower and British Foreign Secretary Lord Home referred briefly to developments in the Congo in the course of a wide-ranging conversation. The relevant paragraph in the memorandum of conversation by John S.D. Eisenhower, dated September 19, reads as follows:

Lord Home said the Soviets have lost much by their obvious efforts to disrupt matters in the Congo. The President expressed his wish that Lumumba would fall into a river full of crocodiles; Lord Home said regretfully that we have lost many of the techniques of old-fashioned diplomacy.” (Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, DDE Diaries)