Business: Embarrassing Questions

Last month, the New York Times's scholarly Berlin correspondent, Otto D. Tolischus, cabled home a learned, heavily statisticized summary of an official survey of Nazi economics. Appended to his cable was a casual last paragraph which remarked that unofficial estimates placed Germany's secret debt at between 20-25,000,000,000 marks, and her total public debt at upward of 64,000,000,000 marks ($25,683,200,000). Last week SEC embarrassed the Nazi Government by asking it to tell all about its hush-hush bookkeeping.

The German Government laid itself open to questions by registering an issue of $70,000,000 of 3% bonds....

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