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Reich Aims to Force U.S. into Barter

A new drive to force the United States into a trade agreement with Germany so that the Hitler government may be in a more advantageous position to obtain vitally needed raw materials, was seen here today.

Officials of the German government have expressed hope that within the next twelve months, a trade pact between the United States and Germany will be in operation. Because of the Hitler government’s critical financial condition, commercial relations between the two countries will have to be carried on through a “new form of exchange of goods,” it was pointed out. Representatives of the Hitler government have recently suggested that trade with the United States be carried or through the barter system.