Foreign News: Automotive Politics

Only one statesman has ever made the motor vehicle and everything connected with it a major plank in his political platform : Adolf Hitler. The Nazis have made almost a national festival out of Berlin's annual Automobile Show. Last week it opened with loud speakers boasting in every corner of the Fatherland that since the Führer took over the Government in 1933 the number of motorcars in Germany has increased from 548,700 to 1,108,500, motor trucks from 176,685 to 344,717.

Several foreign highway commissions have recently-reported with admiration on the 1.250 miles of Nazi-built superspeed highways (Autobahnen). On them British Minister of...

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