GERMANY: The President's Week

¶ Before the Reichstag went Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg, President-elect of Germany, dressed in frock coat, black satin tie, patent leather shoes-a civilian, but one who looked a soldier from toes to hair. His entrance was greeted by shouts from the Communists, but the old soldier seemed not to be aware of their existence. He then subscribed to the oath of office:

"In the name of the Almighty, All-Knowing God, I swear to devote all my energies to the welfare of the German people; to increase their prosperity, to protect them from injury, to preserve the Constitution and laws...

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