DENMARK: Import Tsar

Premier Thorvald Stauning, a strapping Social Democrat with a beard as big as Santa Claus's has been asking and fighting for iron control of Danish imports by the State. Last week both houses of the Danish Parliament gave Premier Stauning what he wanted as an early Christmas present.

Good for one year only, the new legislation makes Minister of Commerce C. N. Hauge virtually Denmark's Tsar of Imports. Advised by 13 representatives of agriculture, commerce and industry, he will dictate the rationing of foreign exchange (through the National Bank) to Danish importers. Thus...

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