GERMANY: Hindenburg Unhurried

Throughout the week President von Hindenburg continued his desultory search for a new Chancellor (TIME, Dec. 14). Although the Luther cabinet has officially resigned, it continues to function according to German custom until a new Chancellor is appointed. Thus the government of the Deutsches Reich went on exactly as before.

The Herr President first made a courteous gesture toward the Centrists by requesting their leader, Herr Fehrenbach, to attempt to form a cabinet. No one expected that Herr Fehrenbach would be successful. The votes at his party's command are too few to form...

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