GERMANY: Crux of Crisis

(See front cover) The compass point of all Europe last week was a huge square brick and stucco manor house in East Prussia atop which perched pensively a knobby-kneed stork called "Oscar."

Old servants say that Oscar must be nearly as old as the President's son, spruce Lieut.-Colonel Oscar von Hindenburg. With his nameless mate Oscar spends his winters in Africa, as do most East Prussian storks, but summer finds him always back at Neudeck to bring not babies but good luck to the 86-year-old Reichspräsident. In backward, superstitious East Prussia nothing is...

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