Full Citation

  • Title Rusk Says Berlin Wall Will Fall
  • Author Wald, Richard C.
  • Publication Title New York Herald Tribune (European Edition)
  • Collection New York Herald Tribune (European Edition)
  • Date Friday,  June 22, 1962
  • Issue Number 24707
  • Page Number [1]
  • Place of Publication Paris, France
  • Language English
  • Document Type Article
  • Publication Section News
  • Source Library The New York Times Company
Rusk Says Berlin W all Will Fall Views Barrier. Calls It 6Affront By Richard C. Wald Special to tha Herald Tribune ■ ; v Associated Press left) and Secretary Rusk In Berlin. HAPPY MEETING—Chancellor Adenauer ( BERLIN. June 21.—Secre¬ tary of State Dean Rusk whipped through Berlin today, depressed by the famous wall that splits it in two but cautious in his policy commitments. "It Is an affront to freedom," tie said of the wall, standing on a raised platform that overlooked It ind the streets beyond that he once knew as a student. "A way must be found to bring it down I think it will come down some day. That's the story of human freedom.” But for the Immediate future, he said at the conclusion of his two- and-a-half-hour visit. "It is not un¬ realistic to add a note of hope . . I should like to think that peace and our vital interests can both be sustained.” For Further Talks To this end. he told a group of city dignitaries: "I continue reativ to explore further with the Soviet Union whether a basis for qpgotia- tions exists. To do less would be a dereliction of my duty to the American people and to the peo¬ ple of West Berlin." A crowd of about 2.000 gathered outside the Schoenebcrg Hall to hear Ills remarks. Prominently dis¬ played were two banners proclaim¬ ing loyalty to Gen. Lucius D. Clay. President Kennedy’s special representative who recently left Berun The crowd listened politely. when he got to Bonn this eve- nine the secretary told Wpsl J„L rS. taiC Ger hard schroeder that one of his main intentions during discussions tonight and tomorrow was to ex- pjore waya of handling "the Ber- |jn problem’* in the interests of pe0p|e there, of the world and Qr p^ace Mr schroeder assured him at the airport that at ^^htg din_ ner in the Palais Schaumburg he WOuld have an opportunity to meet not only chancellor Konrad Aden- auer and members of tlie Cabinet, hut a]SO representative Parliamen- Brians—including members of the Foreign Affairs Committee, who are reportedly displeased with American proposals so far ad- vanced for Berlm Mr. Rusk, who is on a nine-day tour of Western European coun¬ tries. arrived from Paris at Berlin's Tempelhof Airport to a 19-gun sajut€ and a band rendition of airs by Stephen Foster. Berlin welcomed him with the re¬ niark that “many things have changed since you were here as a student.” Mr. Rusk spent two semesters at Berlin University, now East Berlin, in 1933-34. He has been back since the end of World War II. Secretary replied with as- surances of continued American support and a tag line in German «*«“■— - *• Co.. 1> Support Assured Mayor Willy Brandt of West Rusk Says Berlin Wall Will Fall y (Continued from Page 1) from the old song that goes: "I still have a suitcase in Berlin." As his guides on the brisk tour through the city, Mr. Rusk had Mr. Brandt and Walter C. Dow¬ ling. the American Ambassador to West Germany. They made only- two stops in a motor cruise past the open lots still left from the bombing, past new workers' hous¬ ing and modem office buildings— ard along the wall. At Potsdanuner Platz, a huge square that was once a bustling center of Berlin life and is now half-deserted, four East Berlin peoples police stared idly back at him as the Secretary and his party climbed a platform to get a better look. Besides the crowd attracted by the long line of cars, there w-ere a hundred West Berlin police and a group of British military police with an armored squadcar on the Western side. The other stop was in front of the Brandenburg Gate where, from h:s platform, the Secretary could look down Unter den Linden, past the university he once attended. Although no sign of trouble ob- trudcd during his visit, tension around the wall seems somewhat tighter now than a few weeks ago. East Berlin police are said to oe putting up sandbag emplacements to protect their gunners. West Berlin police are digging protection trenches. Shootings are reported almost every night. Crowd of Around 30,000 Some estimates of the crowd that turned out for the visit ran at around 30.000 persons. Berlin opinion seems to have ac¬ cepted the quick trip without much comment one way or another. This morning, however, “Der Tages- splegel'* noted in an editorial that it was “one of the blitz visits which have come into fashion in modem diplomacy . . (it) raises the ques¬ tion how statesmen can successfully justify the impressions forced upon them in such a hurry." Before leaving Paris—the first stop of his tour—shortly after noon, Mr. Rusk expressed confi¬ dence that France and the United States would “move together and accept our common tasks in this great free community.” Mr. Rusk and French Foreign Minister Maurice Couve de Mur- ville had earlier held the last of a series of meetings to discuss aid to underdeveloped countries and ques¬ tions concerning the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. The Secretary said that the matters he had discussed with French government leaders during the past three days will be under consideration for some time be¬ cause of what he called the fer¬ ment in the Western community regarding the European Common Market and the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza¬ tion. He did not elaborate. Mr. Rusk appeared confident that some measure of progress had been made with France on the question of France's independent nuclear force. He was reported to feel that when the French nu¬ clear striking force becomes an effective instrument within the next several years it will be co¬ ordinated into Western strategic defense efforts.