There was trouble in another of Europe's traditional trouble spots—Teschen, whose southwestern part was once Czechoslovakia's Pittsburgh. Hitler awarded it to Poland after Munich. Now the Czechs want Teschen back. The Poles want to keep it. Cried Poland's Premier Edward Osubka-Morawski: all 852 square miles of the Teschen area must belong to Poland if ethnography means anything. Cried Czech Trade Minister Hubert Ripka: Even if the Polish claim were true, Teschen is so important to Czechoslovakia economically that she would not agree to settlement on an ethnographical basis. "If the Allies decide otherwise, they'll have to send their troops....

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