GERMANY: 'Something More Important

The oldest Deputy opens each new Reichstag, and old people's tongues are tart. Last autumn the 6th Reichstag since the founding of the Republic was opened by drooling Frau Clara Zetkin, 75, "Grandmother of the German Revolution," who screamed Communist abuse of President von Hindenburg, demanded his impeachment (TIME, Sept. 12). Last week the new (7th) Reichstag was opened in equally abusive fashion by grizzled, gimlet-eyed, grey-mustached General Karl Litzmann, 82, the Fascist Party's specially acquired official parliamentary oldster.*

As usual the Fascist Deputies goose-stepped into the Reichstag, wearing brown uniforms with...

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