GERMANY: Gilbert Note

In the third week of last month Seymour Parker Gilbert, Agent General for Reparation Payments, perhaps the most powerful official in Germany, penned a stern, firm, yet friendly warning to the German Government that its extravagances were endangering the fiscal equilibrium of the Reich and imperiling the Dawes Plan.

Not a word concerning the despatch of the note appeared in the German press. A few days later, however, Berlin heard about it from Manhattan. Angered, the German press demanded full publication of the report, loudly denounced the...

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