Foreign News: Escape Artist

With all its other worries, the U.S. Department of State last week was worried about the answer to two questions: Where in the world was Baron Franz von Werra? Who had helped him to skip the U.S., jump his $15,000 Federal bond?

The first question was fairly easy. According to report, the talkative German war flier was in Berlin bragging of a seven-month, 16,000-mile flight from his British captors.

As to the second, the State Department thought it had the answer, too, and was pondering effective diplomatic action against three unnamed German consular officials who had provided Werra with the phony Swiss passport...

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