CZECHO-SLOVAKIA: Shoulder to Shoulder


Last week was a big one for heroes in Czecho-Slovakia; and because of what the heroes represented, the hyphen in Czechoslovakia became alarmingly noticeable. One hero was the late Thomas Garrigue Masaryk, the father of a united Czechoslovakia. On his birthday (it would have been his 89th), thousands of Czechs, mostly peasants in national costume, trudged to his grave in a little country churchyard 20 miles from Prague. There they silently prayed that the four eggs he put into the CzechoSlovakian basket (Bohemia, Moravia, Slovakia, Carpatho-Ukraine) might not be any further broken....

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