Foreign News: New Commander

In 1945, a few weeks after V-E day, Colonel Frank L. Howley, sometime member of the Philadelphia advertising firm of Frank L. Howley & Associates, was full of black vengeance and pink optimism. Said the new boss of Military Government in Berlin's U.S. Sector: "If we bring food into Berlin, the only reason is that we don't want their rotten [German] corpses to infect our troops . . . The Russians have played their cards right across the board and all suspicion is gone." But the colonel learned better.

As Russian pressure on Berlin grew, so did the stature of howling...

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