FOREIGN TRADE: Blood Over Gold

The United States must give up the idea of forcing its economic conditions on Germany or Europe. . . . To what extent we conduct trade with the United States [after World War II] depends absolutely upon Americans themselves . . . . As long as calumny is heaped on German products, such trade is, of course, problematical.

Thus spoke balding, be-jowled Walther Funk, Adolf Hitler's all-powerful Minister of Economic Affairs, in a 45-minute harangue last week to U. S. foreign correspondents. His pointed primer of Germany's world economic aims put U. S. businessmen on notice—that...

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