GERMANY: Tea, Gold

Two monarchs honored President von Hindenburg of the Reich last week.

One was tall, slim, blond, virile, wise. He was Gustav V, King of Sweden. When he called incognito, silk-hatted, frock-coated, at the Wilhelmstrasse Palace, Berlin, an entire company of the Reichswehr goosestepped to welcome the first monarch ever to visit a President of the Reich. Pleased, Paul von Beneckendorf und Hindenburg graciously entertained King Gustav at tea.

The Herr President was likewise gladdened to receive from Oriental couriers a picture framed in solid gold encrusted with exquisite ivory...

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