OPINION

January 26, 1960

GERMANY VS GERMANY: Bonn, 27 – A West German government spokesman has described a letter from Walter Ulbricht, first secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of East Germany (German Democratic Republic), asking West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to stop supplying nuclear weapons to the West German armed forces, as nothing more than a pack of lies, a distortion of the truth and a series of threats. The spokesman added that the best possible reply to that letter would be for Bonn to continue its current policy. Today East Germany’s Parliament Speaker Johannes Dieckmann made similar threats to those of Ulbricht. Meanwhile President of West Germany Heinrich Lubke, currently in West Berlin, warned the West not to accept changes in the status of West Berlin which could erode Germans’ trust in the country’s allies. FRENCH OF ALGERIA: Paris, 26 – In Algeria, where rebels are barricading streets, tension is reaching a peak as it spreads to more areas. The military and its leaders are standing by, following the movements of the rebels. Prime Minister Michel Debre, who arrived last night and left early this morning, obviously having achieved nothing, spoke of a «strange war» in which no one knew which side was the stronger.