GERMANY: Overwhelming Yes

The day of the debate dawned cold, with fine driving snow whipping off the Rhine into the capital city of Bonn. The Communists were early in action, staging "a fighting day for the whole nation" in the cities of the Eastern zone. A delegation of "East German mothers" arrived in Bonn and joined a crowd of Ruhr rowdies who paraded around chanting, "Adenauer is following in Hitler's footsteps—throw him out." The Socialist trade unions of Munich turned out 25,000 members carrying banners with the slogan: "We don't want to die for dollars...

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