Hard on the heels of the scare story that the U.S. was invading Germany with the Colorado beetle, the Communists spread another fantastic tale: the "Amis" (Americans) had mined the Rhine's big Lorelei rock†so that they could blow it into the river, creating a dam which they could later break to flood the flat lower Rhineland. Last week the Communists followed through with a singing commercial over Berlin's Red radio station:
Go home Ami, Ami go home,
Spalt für den Frieden dein Atom,
Sag goodbye dem Vater Rhein,
Rühr nicht an sein Töchterlein ....