TRIESTE: Glowing Ember

The problem of Trieste, a grey ember caught in the crosswinds of national desire, brightened to an ugly red glow last week.

The first gust blew out of Yugoslavia. Dictator Tito, heady from a long succession of diplomatic successes with the West since he broke with the U.S.S.R., opened a new campaign to best Italy in the postwar struggle for control of the beautiful old port city and the 287-square-mile Free Territory of Trieste which surrounds it. Belgrade's press and radio blossomed with demands for "a serious reconsideration" of Yugoslavia's conditions for a settlement. "Italy," snapped the official newspaper Borba,...

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