Foreign News: Greatest Little Zone

The Russians last week staged a boosters' get-together. At Karlshorst, some 40 German administrators of Germany's Russian zone discussed progress and problems with 30 Soviet colleagues. There were three days of dinners, concerts, ballets and pep-talks. With Babbittical zeal, Marshal Georgi Zhukov strove to show the delegates that theirs was the greatest little zone in all of Germany. Said he: ". . . Our zone will, by virtue of its own achievements . . . command respect and assume a position of leadership."

Stockings & Coal. Booster Zhukov had something to boast about. The Rus sian occupation was heavy-handed but effective....

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