GERMANY: Long Heinrich

Berlin's Mayors, like New York's, have frequently been in hot water. That passionate pinochle player, plump little Mayor Gustav Boess. for example, was ignominiously hauled back from a junket to the U. S. six years ago when it was discovered that his wife had accepted an expensive fur coat from some outfitters who got city contracts for hospital uniforms (TIME, Oct. 21, 1929).

Berlin's Mayor since April 1931 has been hulking Dr. Heinrich Sahm—"Long Heinrich'' to Berliners. A favorite of old President Paul von Hindenburg and highly popular in Berlin, he is no Nazi at...

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