GERMANY: Hindenburg's Quill

A broad goose quill is the favorite writing implement of Paul von Hindenburg, President of the German Republic. Last week he wielded it for the second time in a twelvemonth to enforce national political unity.

The first intervention by Presidential epistle (TIME, Feb. 7, 1927) was that which caused the Nationalists (disciples of Hindenburg) to enter and make possible the formation of the present majority coalition cabinet of Chancellor Dr. Wilhelm Marx. Previously the Nationalists had refused to enter any cabinet, since to do so would be...