Publication: The Daily Telegraph

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  • Title Berlin "Olive Branch"
  • Author From Our Own Correspondent
  • Publication Title The Daily Telegraph
  • Collection The Daily Telegraph
  • Date Thursday,  May 5, 1949
  • Issue Number 29283
  • Page Number 8
  • Place of Publication London, England
  • Language English
  • Document Type Article
  • Publication Section News
  • Source Library The Telegraph Media Group
  • Copyright Statement © Telegraph Media Group Limited.
BERLIN " OLIVE BRANCH" U.S. ENVOY ON HOPEFUL TURN FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT PARIS, Wednesday. Mr. CAFFERY, the retiring American Ambassador, spoke of " signs of an olive branch " when referring to the Berlin blockade to-day. Addressing the Anglo-American Press Association at a farewell lunch, he said that these signs were sufficiently clear and substantial for them to accord the support always given to every approach to the solution of international differences. After denouncing the recent antiBritish and anti-American trend in Soviet propaganda, Mr. CaTTery added, "There are as yet no signs that the hopeful turn in certain limited Reids is accompanied by a process of disintoxication on the part of those who are responsible for creating fear and tension." * Sir OLIVER HARVEY, the British Ambassador, paid a warm tribute to Mr. Caffery's work in Paris. He said that the Atlantic Pact was the Rnal seal on the policy which Mr. Caffery, Sir Duff Cooper, the former British Ambassador to France, and he (Sir Oliver) had preached to their Governments, " that France was a good bet, and that none of us could recover without her." SOVIET CAMP VICTIMS 5,000 Died: 2,000 Deported Details cf conditions in Russian concentration camps in Germany, 13 of them former Nazi camps, were revealed to-day by Dr. Rainer Hildebrand, 34. a German, who is head of the organisation "Fighters against Inhumanity." This?*body aims a,t bringing relief to the victims of the Russian camps. He said that the organisation bad the names of 8.000 people who had been in the camps. Of these 5,000 were dead and 2,000 had been deported to Russia. Of the 1,000 alive in Germany, 55 per cent, were suffering from tuberculosis. LARGER NEWSPAPERS Government's Decree The larger-sized French newspapers (llin by 23in) may now publish six-page editions on six days of the week, under a decree in the Journal OfRciel to-day. Smaller newspapers will be allowed a proportionate increase. Hitherto newspapers have had a newsprint supply equivalent to four pages a day on an ofRcially estimated circulation which in nearly every case has exceeded actual circulation. This has meant that many newspapers have been able to publish six pages once*or twice a week. The more prosperous have been able to buy additional supplies and in some cases to print as much as eight pages a day. Petain's Health Declines Doctors and nurses are to be sent to the lie d'Yeu . to take care of ex-Marshal Petain, who is 93. His health and mental faculties are stated to have been declining during the past few days. The Governmen has abandoned any intention of bringing him to the mainland. Communist's House Raided Police with a search warrant at 6 a.m. to-day raided the house of M. Yves Moreau, editor of the Communist weekly France d'Abord, who will be tried by a Paris military court shortly on a charge of revealing national defence secrets to unauthorised persons. After searching the premises they took M. Moreau with them to the paper's ofBces, where a second search took place. Cannes Storms Violent storms and heavy rain have caused severe damage to crops and fruit trees near Cannes. Many acres of agricultural land are flooded.