National Affairs: Uncle Sam's Landlord

Denmark's three main exports are butter, bacon and engineers. Last week General Services Administrator Edmund F. Mansure picked one of tiny Denmark's exports to run the world's largest real-estate office: the U.S. Government's Public Building Service.

The new boss of P.B.S. is Consulting Engineer Peter Andres Strobel, 53, who had pointed his theodolite in the direction of the U.S. from the time he entered Copenhagen's Technical University. At 24, with a diploma and a Danish wife and daughter, Strobel immigrated to New York. At the 1939 New York World's Fair, Strobel, the fair's chief structural engineer, tested the amusement section's thrill-ride contraptions...

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