THE NATIONS: Agreement on Germany

The U.S., Britain and France last week reached agreement on a blueprint for Western Germany. In eight days of intensive conferences in Washington, Secretary of State Dean Acheson, Britain's Ernest Bevin and France's Robert Schuman accomplished more than they and their regiments of advisers had in the past eight months.

While the Western allies were still congratulating themselves on an important measure of progress toward a democratically ordered Europe, the damper came.

It seemed that a good many Germans were still far from satisfied with what the new agreement promised them.

Civilian Control. The simple, 700-word occupation statute should have given the...