GERMANY: Willke, Willcke, Willeke

Nazi hatchetmen kept hands off Presidential Candidate Wendell Willkie last summer, on the theory that any candidate with German blood would be a more agreeable President than the stubborn Dutch uncle in the White House who talks tough to their Führer.

But Willkie.,since the election, has been talking like a Dutchman too. In Britain last month, just before he flew home to endorse the President's Lend-Lease Bill, Willkie broadcast a message to the German people (TIME, Feb. 17) affirming his opposition to everything that Hitler stands for. Said he: "I am of pure German descent. My family name is not...

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