Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 13, 1972 · Page 9
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August 13, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 9

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BERLIN WALL APPRO ACHING ITS 11TH BIRTHDAY Travelers Find Passage Thro ugh Blockade Much Easier Berlin Wall Not Barrier It Used to Be By Hubert J. Erb B E R L I N - « - O n its llth birthday the wall is a little less a barrier than it used to be', but it remains a garbage-pocked back fence for the people of West Berlin. Weeds choke much of the areas next to the Berlin wall's circumference of 100 miles. West Berliners who live nearby hang old bicycles or baby carriages on the corroding barbed wire atop the nine-foot barrier. Hostile youths from a high-rise colony of apartments along the wall punch holes in the slabs that form the wall's surface; this keeps repairmen busy on the East Berlin side. Three weeks ago, East German guards caught a refugee amid a hail of bullets that smashed West Berlin apartment windows and kitchen crockery and slammed into parked cars. " D e s p i t e detente, despite agreements," a veteran police official declared "the wall still stands, and that is a fact." Still, the situation is different from even a year ago in the Wake of the agreement signed in June by the United States, Britain, France and Soviet Union. West Berliners may apply for regular visits to East Berlin and East Germany. The wall has been made more passable, with 11 crossing points operating full- time. · * * ACCESS TO West Berlin from West Germany is easier, bringing primarily psychological relief for those making the trip by land. They now know they are not prone to automatic search; the possibility of arrest is less. West Berliners also may telephone East Berlin again. Direct dialing to areas around adjacent Potsdam in East Germany is a forerunner to a fully automated system due by 1974. West Berlin's feeling of living in isolation has eased--but there's no change in the militancy with which East Germany guards the wall it began building Aug. 13, 1961, to halt a massive flow of people wanting to quit East Germany. Police C o m m i s s a r Heinz Hackbarth says the East keeps 14,000 heavily armed soldiers posted in a ring around West Berlin, guarding the wall and patrolling its adjacent "death strip." Defections, even by guards who once could cross easily because of their wall positions, are down. Prior to this year, well over 500 uniformed guards fled westward. The number so far this year is less than five. FOR WESTERN patrolmen, kept there b e c a u s e of continuing incidents, it has been mostly a boring job since 1964-65 when the barrier they watch over took its basic present shape. The policy of East-West easing pursued by Willy Brandt is directed more at getting around the wall than at bringing it down. The West German chancellor says he does not see the wall coming down any time soon. Hackbarth observes: "I bet that it will be here when I retire in nine years. ] will bet it will be here for as long as I live. 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