Publication: Evening Telegraph

Full Citation

  • Title French Will Cause Friction
  • Publication Title Evening Telegraph
  • Collection Evening Telegraph
  • Date Thursday,  Nov. 29, 1945
  • Issue Number 21533
  • Page Number 8
  • Place of Publication Dundee, Scotland
  • Language English
  • Document Type Article
  • Publication Section News
  • Source Library British Library
FRENCH WILL CAUSE FRICTION Truman Told Bent On Dismembering Germany Washington, Thursday. A re-examination of the Potsdam declara- tion affecting Germany has been recom- mended to President Truman by Mr Byron Price, who recently returned from a ten weeks' survey of conditions in Germany. In a formal report, Mr Price, former American Censorship Director, said:—_ " The entire basic structure of military government in Germany should be re- examined in the light of experience and new conditions. "We must decide whether the obstruc- tions raised by the French Government which have deadlocked the Four Power Control Council at Berlin are to be per- mitted to defeat the underlying purposes of Allied policy. " As a result of the French attitude, Ger- many is not being treated as an economic unit. Instead, what is happening amounts to the economic dismemberment of Ger- many. " This is a reversal of the basic objectives, ana, I believe, a certain step towards future international friction. " If France is really bent on the dismem berment of Germany as her acts indicate she should be made to acknowledge that policy before the world and not permitted to hide behind the opposite pronouncements of the Potsdam declaration."