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This malted irony suddenly appeared in Der Tag, potent Berlin newspaper owned by Herr Alfred Hugenberg, the late Hugo Stinnes' publicist: "The envious glance of the Yankee turns to rich and flourishing Germany. . . . These [German] barbarians do not even chew gum, but smoke tobacco prodigally and vulgarly. They drink real beer, eat mountains of cake with whipped cream instead of American ice cream and they consume butter, milk, eggs, poultry, and even fruit. Finally, they still drink coffee."

The Berlin Lokal-Anzeiger, another Hugenberg journal, took up the cry; and...

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