CONFERENCES: Problems of the Peace

The Paris Peace Conference last week chalked up the following achievements: 1) with the first Germanic accents heard by the conference, Austrian Foreign Minister Karl Gruber asked for a new deal on South Tyrol; 2) eleven small powers on the Italian Political and Territorial Commission voted down the Big Four and the Soviet bloc in recommending that the treaty preamble should say that Italy had "undertaken," not "declared," war.

Sighed the Ukraine's Dmitry Manuilsky (himself no mean verbal cunctator): "If we go on this way, the peace conference will last till 1955."

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