INTERNATIONAL: Reaction to Hoover

"A gift from Heaven!" cried German Foreign Minister Dr. Julius Curtius when told last week that President Hoover proposed a year's postponement of War Debt and Reparations payments (see p. 7).

"We endorse with unqualified joy," continued Dr. Curtius, "the heroic gesture which President Hoover has made. . . . He has placed his finger on the crucial spot!"

President Hoover was 4,000 miles from Berlin last week. Germans lavished much of their joy and thanks on Ambassador Frederic Sackett who recently vacationed in Washington. Several German editors thought...

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