A definite statement of U.S. policy on the rebirth of German industry is expected tonight from Thomas Blaisdell, Director of the Office of International Trade, who will share the platform in the term's first Law School Forum at 7:50 o'clock in the Rindge Tech auditorium.
Also slated to speak is Bernard Bernstein, former Financial Adviser to General Eisenhower, who will oppose Blaisdell's stand. Professor Robert R. Bowie of the Law School will act as moderator for the first in a series of twelve scheduled talks.
Blaisdell will probably uphold the view that the industrial reconstruction of Germany is a vital factor in the recovery of that country. He brings to the rostrum experience gained as Chief of the United States Mission for Economic Affairs in London between 1945 and 1947.
More than a year as an investigator of German cartels gives Bernstein his background for asserting the danger of giving economic encouragement to industry in the defeated country. He is expected to stress the distrust that this would engender in such nations as France.
This year, for the first time, all eight of the evening formus will take place in the Rindge Tech Auditorium, which has a larger seating capacity than any of the halls used last season.
Admissions will be available for individual forums, as well as for the series. Tickets will go on sale in Gannett House before each event.