GERMANY: Victory

The divided world watched in united suspense last week as the people of West Germany fought the cold war with ballots. The battle, crucial to the global struggle between the democratic West and the Communist East, swirled around one man—Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.

To topple him from power, the Communists ordered East German toughs and Red agents to slip across the border and sabotage the elections. But alert police and hastily mobilized West German youth organizations thwarted them: they were picked up by the thousands and jailed or bundled back across the border. To help him win, the U.S. Secretary...

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