AUSTRIA: Black Bands of Mourning

As the four Foreign Ministers shook hands and left for home, the West Berlin Freedom Bell, donated by Americans as a tribute to Berlin's fight against Communist encroachment, pealed forth in somber tones across the snow-covered city that now was doomed to more years of division. The bell tolled for heavy hearts on both sides of the Iron Curtain.

Most disappointed of the Europeans were 7,000,000 Austrians. Their hopes of a treaty had been highest. For a year, Austrian Chancellor Julius Raab had been dickering with the Russians behind the allies' back, offering to neutralize Austria in...

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