The Ruhr: Mar. 17, 1923

Hugo Stinnes. Crafty, potent, indurate, Herr Hugo Stinnes, coal magnate, multimillionaire, present " All-Highest " of Germany, plots a coal victory in the Ruhr. His aim is the control of the European steel industries, and, like all mysterious figures who move in the no-man's-land of international politics, he stands to win whichever side comes out on top.

At present it suits Stinnes to back his own country. The establishment of a great coal and iron industry in Germany has obvious advantages to himself. It insures...

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