GERMANY: Ruler Reports

Like a bulging pulverwurst is the latest semi-annual report of Agent General for Reparations Seymour Parker Gilbert.

Issued at Berlin last week, this bulky document of 126 printed pages drew from the reactionary Deutsche Zeitung a resigned comment: "Germany is ruled by an outsider ... by a Yankee lawyer. All the bargaining of our politicians over a new Cabinet (see p. 20) cannot blind us to the fact that our true master is Herr Parker Gilbert."

Keynotes in the report of Germany's tall, young fiscal Ruler & Master are:

Reich Can Pay. For the first time, Agent Gilbert now expresses a conviction...