People, Apr. 15, 1940

As Nazis called in their last copper coins for war use (to be replaced by zinc tokens), Adolf Hitler grimly stalked through his 1,400-ft.-long Chancellery, which he proudly completed only a year ago, designating what he would sacrifice to the "metal war chest." Chief items: the Chancellery's famed bronze doors and great candelabra.

From 1,700 candidates the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation picked 73 to spend 1940-41 doing special studies at its expense (average grant $2,500 per scholar). Cast in unusual roles by the awards are two successful candidates: Novelist John dos Passes, who will complete...

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