GERMANY: Less Buttertat

Before the agreement between the Japanese and Americans was made public, the West German government mysteriously got hold of a copy, paid a translator to hurry it into German, and compared it, item by item, with the "contractual peace agreement" West Germany is working out with its occupiers. Conclusion: the Japanese got a slightly better deal.

But by last week, with West German negotiations devoting loving attention to details, it became clear that occupation's end in Germany too will squeeze some of the rich butterfat out of the occupiers' lives. The Rhine mansions, the special G.I. trains and bargain...

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