THE NATIONS: The Reluctant Swam

From Berlin, a TIME Corespondent cabled: "Like a swain who cannot bring himself to forget the girl who jilted him, the Russians are still unable to abandon completely the idea of blockading Berlin. Theoretically, rail, road and water traffic between West Germany and Berlin have been open for two months. In fact, hardly a week has gone by since the formal lifting of the blockade without Russian chicanery arbitrarily disrupting services somewhere along the line."

Last week, at the Helmstedt checkpoint on the Autobahn to Berlin, 300 West German trucks were jammed up for six miles. The Russians were making token...

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