National Affairs: Frank & Friendly

West Germany's Chancellor Konrad Adenauer sat down with President Eisenhower in the White House Cabinet Room. They talked about Western unity, the death of Stalin, the place of Germany in the European Defense Community. The Chancellor announced a gift from his country to the U.S.: a full hospital unit, with five doctors, for Korea. Adenauer also had a personal gift for the U.S. President: a 16th century painting by an anonymous German artist, Adoration of Three Wise Kings.

Identity of Views. For his twelve days in the U.S., Adenauer had an arduous diplomatic, social and tourist schedule (from the capital he flew...

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