AUSTRIA: Where Change Comes Slowly

Russia's steel curtain across Europe was scarcely more opaque than that with which the touchy French had enclosed their zone in Austria. But last week TIME Correspondent Alfred Kornfeld drove into the area, cabled:

As soon as my car came to a full stop on Innsbruck's famed Maria Theresien-strasse, a half dozen Tyroleans gathered around. A smartly dressed woman exclaimed: "Americans! It is good to see you back. We've missed your good coffee and candy and cigarets. . . ."

High Prosperity. These busy mountaineers had repaired their railroads, got their hydro-electric power...

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