Foreign News: Hard Nut

When the bombs came down on Berlin last week (see p.30), one casualty was Professor Albert Speer's big Ministry for Armaments and Munitions in Pariserplatz. A Swedish correspondent reported that suave, slick-haired Albert Speer rose to the occasion, gathered his staff around him and declaimed: "Gentlemen, we will not take it to heart that our dossiers are destroyed. It will teach us to have even less red tape in our department."

Priorities Up. Professor Speer took power as Germany's overall production czar on Sept. 2. Earlier, he had handled munitions alone. For both jobs he has cut through economic and manufacturing...

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