GERMANY: Honey, Soap & Rayon

Just when the West's round-table talks in Germany got going, the East wind blew and ruffled the papers on the table. From the West Germans, the U.S., Britain and France were asking military contributions to European defense. In return, they would take almost all controls off West Germany and give her almost complete sovereignty. Getting down to the specifics of this bargain in Bonn last week, the Big Three found West German attention distracted by East German suggestions that they forget soldiering, and, instead, join up in one big, united, neutral Germany (TIME, Oct. 8).

While the Allied High Commissioners...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!