WEST GERMANY: Set Back, But Secure

Out of West Germany last week came the first warning of the trouble that can flow from the defeat of EDC. In Schleswig-Holstein, the poorest and most discontented of West Germany's nine states, Konrad Adenauer's Christian Democratic coalition suffered a setback at the polls. Where Adenauer got 47% of the vote last year, his slate last week got only 32%, a drop of 250,000 votes. The opposition Social Democrats, who got 26.5% of the vote last time, actually outdrew the Christian Democrats by 11,000 votes.

Nonetheless, the headlines around the world next day...

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