National Affairs: The Needle

Communist officials in the satellite nations of Eastern Europe suddenly found themselves undergoing a sharp, persistent needling. From somewhere in Western Germany a mobile radio transmitter kept punctuating its first-rate entertainment programs to jab at Red stooges with a disquieting array of names, addresses and facts about the rigors of Communist rule. The station identified itself by four peals of the Freedom Bell. Its call letters: RFE, for Radio Free Europe.

The brain behind RFE's voice is the privately organized, privately financed National Committee for a Free Europe, Inc., which for the past...

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