Iron Curtain: East-West Trade Winds

Leipzig is a once proud city that has taken on that East German dullness, but last week its streets were brightened by mint green Mercedeses and sapphire Jaguars as Western businessmen got together with potential Communist customers. At the annual Leipzig fall trade fair, cognac and Scotch flowed freely in the displays set up by 1,600 capitalist companies. The wares of only two U.S. outfits were visible—Sunkist Growers and W. S. Hall, a Manhattan book handler—but there were more non-Communist exhibits than last year.

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