THE RUHR: An Economic Retrospect

The following message was addressed to the world last week by Wilhelm Marx, German Chancellor:

On Jan. 11, a year ago, the French and Belgian troops occupied the Ruhr in violation of the Versailles Treaty. A chain of great suffering and tribulation has been laid on the population of the old and newly occupied territories since that day.

Thousands of Germans and their families have been driven from home; more than 2,000 prisoners still await their liberation. Crimes laid to their door were obedience to the laws of their land and loyalty to...

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