Before 50 people crowded into the back room of a corner beer hall in Communist East Berlin, a Socialist from West Berlin made a violently anti-Communist speech last week. "The U.S.S.R. has not given up its hope to rule the world," said Socialist Deputy Chairman Josef Braun. "The occupation rights of our Western friends in Berlin are our only protection. We must remain firm." An owlish man in the audience rose to criticize West Germany's Socialist Leader Erich Ollenhauer for talking to Nikita Khrushchev fortnight ago. "It's wrong to go hat in hand to aggressors," agreed another man....

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