GERMANY: Consolidating

Seven minute united states are represented in the Diet of Thuringia, a land which is itself only one of the 18 united states of the German Republic. Last week the Thuringian Diet began to debate favorably a wise measure transferring its entire Finance Department to the National Government in the interest of administrative economy.

Prussia has made a similar transfer with respect to her judicial system. Further consolidations will spring from the recently and sagely outlined scheme of national Chancellor Dr. Wilhelm Marx (TiME, Jan. 30).