A struggle to decide the economic shape of Europe is building up. One of the open ing skirmishes was fought last week when eight leading representatives of OEEC (Organization for European Economic Cooperation) met in Paris. The engagement was screened by a fog of long technical words and its result was inconclusive. When the meeting ended, however, the advantage lay with Britain's Sir Stafford Cripps. He had skillfully checked a drive by ECA and some continental nations to reduce currency exchange barriers between European nations.

The struggle would continue. Its issues, little understood in the U.S., might...

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