WEST GERMANY: Defeat for Adenauer

Borrowing the Roman cardinal's phrase, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer grinningly announced to the press last week, "Habemus Papam," with the calm aplomb of an old pro accustomed to having his way. But the man he had designated as new pope—or rather as his party's candidate for President of Germany—was getting less sure by the hour that he wanted the job. In the Black Forest resort where he was taking the health cure (TIME, March 9), Economics Minister Ludwig Erhard was confronted by laundry hampers full of mail. Thousands of letters and telegrams from...

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