Germany: Iron Gustav

With dubious incredulity and then with exhilaration Germans learned, last week, that in Paris students of the Latin Quarter were rushing up and down the Grands Boulevards shouting and successfully inciting passersby to shout, "Vive L'Alle-magne!" (Long Live Germany!)

Astounding, the news of these shouts spurred the German press to put forth special edition after special edition. Almost proven was the cynical theory that all Germans, from Friedrich the Great down, have nurtured a suppressed desire to be understood and warmly approved by choosey Frenchmen.

Last week the focus of this ebullient international incident was a Berlin cab driver, "Iron Gustav"...