GERMANY: 50,000 for Stretcher

As if to greet a hero, Berliners flocked out to their great Tempelhof Air Drome last week amid blaring brass bands and goose-stepping Special Guards of Realmleader Hitler's crack detachment. Soon a big plane coasted down out of the hot sky. From it stepped a heavy-set Nurnberger with a closely-cropped head. Beneath his scowling brows and knifelike nose twitched a small black "Hitler mustache." Not in Nazi regalia, the hero wore a Palm Beach suit and his perspiring head gleamed hatless in the sun. Snapping to attention, the Special Guard saluted His...

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