GERMANY: Difficult Steering

Acting upon instructions from President von Hindenburg, Chancellor Luther last week continued his efforts to smooth the way for ratification of the Locarno treaties by Germany.

He took no notice of the fact that three Nationalist Cabinet members had resigned as a protest against the pacts (TIME, Nov. 2). He "carried on" with a "rump" cabinet and drew fire from the Socialist Vorwaerts as follows: "It is naive indeed for the present Government's supporters to behave as though nothing had happened and Luther must remain the eternal Chancellor of the German Republic."

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