Foreign News: Prisoner No. 713

Where is Dr. Walter Linse? Since July 8, West Berliners have never ceased to wonder, and to ask. On that day, on a West Berlin street, Dr. Linse was bludgeoned outside his home, then thrown into a taxi that roared into East Berlin, where he dropped from sight (TIME, July 21). A courageous anti-Communist economist, he is Western Europe's most prominent casualty of the cold war.

U.S. authorities sent protest notes to the Soviets; the Reds disdained to answer. U.S. High Commissioner Walter J. Donnelly appealed directly to his Soviet opposite number, General Vasily...

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