GERMANY: Heroine in Berlin

Halfway around the world, blonde, blue-eyed Traude Eisenkolb, 19, also found the toiler's glory. She was a stenographer at the Maxhütte Steel Works in Saalfeld, a small industrial town in Germany's Eastern zone, when the Communists launched a drive to bring more young people into the steel industry. What was needed to put the drive across was a little sex appeal. The pressagents searched high & low for the kind of face that would look appealing in the glow of a blast furnace, picked Traude. Forthwith she became a "model" furnace worker, was billed as...

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