Foreign News: Personal Blow

Troublous years since 1920 have shaken down eleven German cabinets; but these seven years have buffeted in vain Dr. Otto Gessler, continuously Minister of National Defense.

Last week stubborn, tenacious Dr. Gessler suddenly transmitted to President Paul von Hindenburg his resignation, giving as his reasons, "my ill health and the effects of a personal blow of Fate." Deeply concerned, old Paul von Hindenburg kept the resignation secret for two days, conveyed to Dr. Gessler the hope and the sincere wish that he would reconsider.

Because correspondents assume that no statesman ever resigns "because of...

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