Saar Outlook to Be Probed by League
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Saar Outlook to Be Probed by League

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French diplomacy scored a decided victory today when the question of Saar refugees was placed on the agenda to be discussed by the Council of the League of Nations during the present session.

French representatives insisted that the question be discussed at length. Feeling in League circles is that, unlike the situation in Germany, the League is directly responsible for the Saar and the expected 50,000 refugees who will leave the Basin.

Representative Jewish groups have addressed petitions to the League asking that body to take up the question of Saar refugees.

The French are particularly interested in having the Saar problem settled, since most of the refugees would find their way to French soil.

When the Council began discussion of a petition submitted by the German minority in Poland, the Polish representative walked out of the Council chamber. Last Fall Poland announced she would no longer cooperate with the League on minority questions unless the minority treaties were generalized to include all the Powers.

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