GERMANY: Who Wants to Be Mayor?

From the ruins of Aachen last week emerged a man who was willing, if not eager, to run the first non-Nazi city in the Reich. Herr X (the U.S. Army censorship withheld his name) agreed to be Aachen's first post-Hitler, democratic mayor. Of Aachen's 166,000 residents, only 3,000 remained, only 24 were deemed trustworthy, only five were willing to take the job.

Herr X was a lawyer, fortyish, balding, apparently pleased by his new masters, a little uneasy about the old. The record showed that he was neither Nazi nor Communist, just a solid, sober citizen who minded his own...

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