GERMANY: Hugenberg's Percentage

To bring his famed "Liberty law" to the official attention of the German Reichstag (TIME, Oct. 28) bristling Dr. Alfred Hugenberg, fiery nationalist, "Hearst of Germany," needed to obtain the votes of 10% of the German electorate. Last week, aided by a heavy vote from truculent Pomeranians and East Prussians, he squeaked through with 10.08%.

The German Reichstag must now pass or reject the "Liberty law" which forbids German acceptance of the Young Plan, providing prison punishment for German officials, civil or military, who aid in the payment of German reparations.


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