INTERNATIONAL: Preventative War?

"Preventive War?"

(See front cover) Not knowing what Adolf Hitler may do next, statesmen of all countries neighboring Germany were jangle-nerved last week, but Denmark's hulking pacifist Premier, auburn-bearded, cigar-rolling Thorvald Stauning, was absolutely frantic. Three years ago his Cabinet took the somewhat feminine position that Denmark, if attacked, had better scream for help rather than fight. Announced plump and placid Defense Minister Lauritz Rasmussen :

"Total disarmament and, in case of aggression, a protest to all the Powers—that is our best—our only adequate defense!"

Abruptly changing front last week, because...

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