GERMANY: Nominations

To give his life for his country—such in a very real sense was the decision calmly made last week by Paul von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg, President.

Old Paul is 84. By refusing to run again for President he would doubtless prolong a life which his big red country house and his rosy-cheeked, laughing grandchildren make pleasant. Most Germans, when they learned that Old Paul had consented to run again, felt a tug at their heartstrings. They assumed that if re-elected on March 13 President von Hindenburg will die in office. If he...

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