GERMANY: Out by the Kitchen

Gleaming limousines last week drove up to a former concert hall in the Rhine resort of Bad Godesberg, a few minutes away from the new German capital at Bonn. Diplomats of 33 nations and the leading officials of Western Germany had come to pay their respects to Theodor Heuss (rhymes with Boyce), a spry old man with friendly blue eyes, who had just been elected to the highest office in Germany. He was the first President of the new Federal Republic (and the first President since Paul von Hindenburg).

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