WESTERN EUROPE: The Side Effects


In every capital Dwight Eisenhower touched on his European tour, his appearance had its side effects.

In Bonn, Ike's 23-hour stay was a political windfall for canny old Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and his Christian Democratic Party. German Socialists dourly noted the President's airport remark that "in my country the name Adenauer has come to symbolize the determination of the German people to remain strong and free," complained that it was interference in German politics. The pollsters predicted that Adenauer's electoral strength would soar; it was bitter medicine for der Alte's enemies, who predicted his political downfall three months ago during the...

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