Foreign News: Concordat

Socialite, luxury-loving Franz von Papen is no Nazi. In the Hitler Cabinet he keeps his Vice Chancellorship (a decorative sinecure) chiefly because he is a Papal Chamberlain and because Germany's new Nazi masters suppose him to be an ''intimate friend" of His Holiness Pope Pius XI. All last week Herr von Papen was enjoying himself in Rome. He loves nothing quite so much as supping in state at a Cardinal's Palace with twinkling candles on the table and viands of the best. Every day Vegetarian Hitler called up to ask how the negotiations...

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