GERMANY: Ad Interim

President von Hindenburg sought to end the Cabinet crisis (TIME, Dec. 27) by calling upon Minister of Economics, Herr Doktor Julius Curtius to form a Cabinet. Herr Doktor Curtius, who could pass in most assemblages for a smooth-shaven U. S. businessman, dickered earnestly all week with his political peers but was unable to get sufficient support to keep even a "Little Coalition Cabinet" afloat. Subsequently the President called upon Herr Wilhelm Marx, whose Cabinet has resigned but functions ad interim, to try to form a Government.

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