POLAND: Wowing Them in Warsaw

A working-class hero tours the big town in triumph

Dressed in his familiar baggy gray suit, Lech Walesa proudly led his delegation into Room 203 of the Warsaw district provincial court. As hundreds of sympathizers jostled one another outside, the Baltic labor leader slid an eight-page document across the long table. It was the charter of Solidarnosc (Solidarity), the new Gdansk-based umbrella organization representing 36 independent unions from all over Poland. Judge Zdzislaw Koscielniok declared he would examine the charter for two weeks and then rule on its legitimacy. As Walesa departed from...

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