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    IN BONN TODAY (THURSDAY) THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR. ERHARD, RECEIVED THE KEYS OF HIS?

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    IN BONN TODAY (THURSDAY) THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR. ERHARD, RECEIVED THE KEYS OF HIS CONTROVERSIAL NEW BUNGALOW, BUILT IN THE GROUNDS OF HIS OFFICIAL RESIDENCE, THE PALAIS SCHAUMBURG. THERE HAS BEEN CRITICISM IN WEST GERMANY THAT THE BUNGALOW IS TOO LARGE AND COSTLY FOR THE CHANCELLOR AND HIS WIFE.

    THE ORIGINAL ESTIMATE OF COST OF THE BUNGALOW WAS GBP178,000. EVEN THOUGH GBP55,000 WAS CUT FROM THE ESTIMATE, THE OPPOSITION SOCIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY REFUSED TO GIVE THEIR APPROVAL FOR THE BUILDING. INCLUDED IN THE COST WAS GBP85,000 TO BE SPENT ON RECEPTION ROOMS FOR ENTERTAINING GOVERNMENT GUESTS, AND ABOUT GBP32,000 ON QUARTERS FOR DR. ERHARD AND HIS WIFE.

    PREVIOUSLY THE CHANCELLOR AND MRS. ERHARD OCCUPIED A MUCH SMALLER BUNGALOW IN BONN, BUT IT WAS CONSIDERED TOO SMALL FOR ENTERTAINING. IN THE ORIGINAL PLANS, THE NEW BUNGALOW WAS OF AN UNCONVENTIONAL DESIGN WITHOUT WINDOWS, BUT THE PLANS WERE CHANGED AND THE BUNGALOW HAS LARGE WINDOWS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAI2N92O64LYBYA2LWWV1BEG2I
    Media URN:
    VLVAAI2N92O64LYBYA2LWWV1BEG2I
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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