Editorial Note

In a statement made at the 47th Meeting of the Austrian Treaty Commission, August 18, 1947, United States Representative Dodge announced that he had been requested by his Government to return to the United States for consultation on the future work of the Commission. Dodge explained that the United States was concerned regarding the following conditions relating to the work of the Commission: Soviet unilaterial action in seizing properties in Austria falling within categories agreed upon for discussion within the Commission; the general failure of the Soviet Delegation to collaborate in the provisions of the Commission; the Soviet insistence on reparations from Austrians and others. For the text of Dodge’s statement, see Department of State Bulletin, August 31, 1947, page 423.