West Germany: The Oldest Grad

The tall, gangling youth with the Kaiser Wilhelm mustache was a model of self-discipline at the University of Freiburg. Limited to a small monthly allowance of $21, he was never known to squander or borrow a pfennig. At night, nodding over his law books, he would take off his shoes and socks, immerse his feet in a tub of cold water to stay awake. He never fought a duel, but he was no square. He pledged a fraternity, acquired the "Biername" (drinking nickname) of "Toni," and at frothy functions would bang his stein on an oak table in unison...

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