National Geographic : 1961 Dec
The idea took fire. The city of West Berlin agreed to build a new university. The best professors offered their services. The Ford Foundation in the United States contributed generously. The result was the Free Univer sity, with 12,000 students from all over the world. It is an inspiring place; much of it is still under construction, but the completed buildings are strikingly modern. Its school of medicine will soon occupy a new hospital and medical research center. Bill Wykoff, a Free University student from Pennsylvania, showed us his room and the shining kitchenette he shared with a dozen neighbors. "Sometimes we go Over There and sit in Barges Float Through East Berlin With Coal and Sand for the Free City Two canals bring a third of West Berlin's supplies. Barges haul in bulky raw mate rials for factories and help the Western sectors stockpile almost a year's supply of coal and oil. In winter, when waterways freeze, trucks, trains, and planes provide West Berlin's lifelines to the West. Under tow, these barges on the Spree Riv er approach their destination, West Berlin. Straining canalmen maneuver their barge along a Spree River wharf in East Berlin.