GERMANY: A God . . . When on Earth

With 82 honorable years upon his head, Paul Ludwig Hans von Beneckendorf und von Hindenburg received last week, on the fifth anniversary of his election as President, the homage of the whole German press and nation—excepting only the Communists and Kaiserphiles, the "lunatic fringes."

Probably 95% of the Fatherland's ballot casters would vote for HINDENBURG today, yet five years ago he was chosen by but 14,600,000 ballots, while his Centre Party rival, Dr. Wilhelm Marx, received 13,700,000.

The whole Left and Centre voted against the Feldmarschall because they feared he would use...

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