22 MARCH 1940, Page 21

GERMAN POTATOES Sta,—Inside information as to the internal economic condition

of Germany is naturally of great interest and value. It will therefore probably be a little disconcerting to a whole-hogger patriot to note from page 352 of last week's Spectator ("Round Europe with Mr. Welles ") that " potatoes are plentiful," but somewhat of a relief to find from page 354 (" The German Home Front ") that " the lack of potatoes has not yet been