Speaking at Commencement, Vassar trustee George C. McGhee, former ambassador to Turkey and recently appointed policy planner for the State Department, told the Class of 1961 that Cold War “containment” policies treating neutral nations as hostile were now out of date.  The Soviet Union, he told his audience, could not tolerate neutrality but the United States could and must, if it hoped to set “positive goals” for the world.  “Containment,” he said, “tended to divide our world into friends and foes.  Those who were not standing side by side to hold back the tide were considered to be against us.  In recent years we have come to understand that we can live with all truly freedom-loving nations.”     The New York Times