PROPAGANDA: New Voice of Truth

For ten months, Radio Free Europe's first station, in Frankfurt, has been prodding Iron Curtain listeners by broadcasting the truth. Sponsored by the National Committee for a Free Europe, a private U.S. organization, RFE was uninhibited by diplomatic niceties which often muffle the State Department's Voice of America.

But RFE was on the air only 7½ hours daily and transmitted a comparatively weak, 7,500-watt signal. Last week RFE began to speak with a more powerful voice, nearly three times stronger than any medium-wave transmitter in the U.S.: a new, 135,000-watt station near Munich. The station, paid for by contributions of 16,000,000...

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