Foreign News: SOLID SOCIALIST

Arriving this week in the U.S. for a fortnight's visit: Erich Ollenhauer, chief of West Germany's Socialists and the man who will form his country's next government if his party wins next September's elections.

Background: Born in Magdeburg (now in the East zone) March 27, 1901, son of an old-line Socialist bricklayer.

Career: Joined the Socialist youth movement as a 15-year-old printer's apprentice, rose in Germany's highly stratified Socialist bureaucracy to be an editor and organizer, reached the national executive committee the year Hitler took over. Hitler, like Bismarck before him, suppressed the...

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