Foreign News: Ghastly Slip

Scarcely anyone believed German Finance Minister Hermann Dietrich last week when he hotly declared that his secretary, stupid, had taken from his desk and given to the famed Berliner Tageblatt an article "neither written nor ratified [signed] by His Excellency."

This article or memorandum which, by some ghastly slip, received publicity, revealed the German Finance Minister's personal conviction that Germany can pay what she owes under the Young Plan, whereas for press purposes the official attitude of the Briining cabinet is that Germany cannot pay, must eventually ask a moratorium.


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