IRON CURTAIN: Travelers

The grim tourist traffic between the free world and the Communist world was in full swing.

¶ Bug-eyed Vladimir Prochazka, who arrived in Washington as Czech Ambassador last August, got bawled out by President Truman* and vanished three months later, was reported back in Prague and in jail. Comrade Prochazka, loyal party member since 1923, seemed to be a victim of guilt by association: his brother, Jaroslav, former chief of the Czech general staff, is suspected of treason.

¶ Private Robert Natskakula, U.S.A.,who deserted to Berlin's East sector two years ago just as he was about to be shipped home as "undesirable,"...

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