Within the past week, Minister President Held of Bavaria girt up his loins preparatory to running in the Presidential election (scheduled for Mar. 29) for the Bavarian People's Party, while General Erich von Ludendorff, succumbing to the urge of his master, Adolf Hitler, would-be imitator of Mussolini, threw his helmet into the ring for the "Volkisch" Party, extreme Monarchists.
As things stood, there were seven candidates:
Dr. Karl Jarres, Nationalist, representing the opportunist Monarchists (supported by Chancellor Hans Luther and Foreign Minister Gustav Stresemana).
Dr. Otto Braun,...