Foreign News: The Line

It is one thing to draw a line on a neat, white map in a conference room. It is something else again to impose the line onto the patchwork of tiny vineyards, minute garden patches and chicken yards that speckle a Trieste hillside. Well armed with the tools of the surveyor's profession, a detachment of the border commission in charge of dividing Trieste between Italy and Yugoslavia arrived one day last week at the two-acre plot of Luca Eller, a 65-year-old farmer of Italian extraction. The commissioners discovered that the line laid out in the Trieste agreement would cut directly through...

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