Foreign News: Lord & Master

Figuring that some stronger man must be behind a leader who looks like Adolf Hitler, groping feature writers have for months been serving up Steel Tycoon Fritz Thyssen (pronounced Tissen) as the shrewd Maécenas who "bought" the Nazis when they were poor, the Master Mind of National Socialism.

Just how Herr Thyssen could retain his purchased grip, once the Nazis had all Germany at their mercy, few gropers have tried to explain. Great was their perturbation last week as Tycoon Thyssen popped up at Buenos Aires, 5,900 miles from Berlin.

The whole Thyssen legend trembled....

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