West Germany: Dancing at Every Wedding

After ten hectic days of ogling and order-writing, the 17th annual Hanover Fair closed last week, and West Germany's tenth biggest city (pop. 575,000) reverted to its usual role as the quiet capital of Lower Saxony. The world's largest industrial fair had, as usual, racked up superlatives: more exhibits (5,707) from more nations (27) than ever before, more visitors (1,500,000), and more revenue for such ancillary services as hotels, restaurants and airlines. But even as they tallied up their new orders, Germany's businessmen debated whether the Hanover Fair —or, for that matter,...

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