GERMANY: Fine People

In a voice tense with suppressed fury, Chancellor Franz von Papen broadcast over the government radio last week a declaration that his dictatorial and aristocratic Cabinet "corresponds to the will of the people," despite the Reichstag's vote of nonconfidence in the Cabinet 513 to 32* (TIME, Sept. 19).

Warming to his broadcast, the Chancellor cried: "When you gentlemen of the Nazis [Hitler Party] begin your class warfare against the fine people, against the Barons, and when you think success at the elections will follow such tactics, I am afraid you are...

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