Foreign News: Solved at Last

Ever since the division of Charlemagne's empire, France and Germany have quarreled over the tiny but valuable Saar. Last week, without fanfare, West Germany's Konrad Adenauer and France's Guy Mollet solved the problem to the satisfaction of all concerned, including the 987,650 German-speaking, German-thinking Saarlanders themselves. The Germans gained politically, the French economically. The terms:

¶ By Jan. 1, 1957 the Saar will be politically integrated into Germany though the French will have diminishing economic rights until 1960.

¶ During the next 25 years the French will get 90 million tons of coal from the Saar's richest field at Warndt; 66 million tons...

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