THE RUHR: Still More Pressure

Diplomatic negotiations may start and stop, but, it seems, the Ruhr goes on for ever. The French are still busy intensifying their occupation, more troops are being rushed into this already intense area. The Germans are still busy increasing their passive resistance. The position is comparable to an over-inflated balloon ; it will not hold any more " air " without bursting. Even as it is, Britain and Italy are itching to supply the almost irresistible pinprick.

Progress toward a settlement now hangs on the German political situation. Increased pressure is being brought...

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