GERMANY: Inside Hitler

To future biographers of Adolf Hitler Frederick C. Oechsner, longtime (twelve years) United Press Central European manager just home from internment, offered a juicy sheaf of notes. Items:

> Hitler has had his fat nose streamlined by a plastic surgeon. He has had himself painted with a halo around his brow. For the benefit of posterity he has had his head measured by scientists, who prepared a 130-page report; he has willed that after death his brain shall be dissected.

> On his first ascent to his glassy Eagle's Nest above Berchtesgaden, Hitler got stuck in the elevator for four hours.

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