GERMANY: Remember thou art Mortal!

Ambassadors and Ministers accredited at Berlin received, last week, an aide memoire from the Foreign Office, reminding them that Germany's greatest statesman Foreign Minister Dr. Gustav Stresemann, "can no longer accept evening invitations."

Presumably this circular reminder meant that some Ambassadors or Ministers have recently been so obtuse as to bid plump and pudgy Dr. Stresemann to their 9 o'clock banquets, forgetting entirely that his once bibulous and night-owlish habits have completely altered since he barely escaped Death (TIME, May 28) from a prolonged and acute kidney attack.

Today the round face of the "German Lloyd George" is not ruddy with noontime...

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