International: The Green Pool

First came the Marshall Plan, to set Western Europe's business on its feet. Then came the Schuman Plan, to pool six nations' coal and steel. After that came the Pleven Plan, to give Western Europeans a common army. Last week a new phrase was added to the lingo of international planners: the Green Pool.

Delegates of 15 nations met in Paris to draft plans for a Europe-wide farm cooperative—that would do for farm produce and dairy products what the Schuman Plan would for coal and steel. There should be a single selling area: no tariffs, no transportation stickups, no currency restrictions, no...

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