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Nationalists Irked at Report Stern to Get Army-navy Post

The report that Jacques Stern might be named undersecretary in the war and navy departments has created a storm of protest in the Nationalist press because he was born in Germany in 1882, becoming a French citizen in 1902. The Nationalist paper points out that the German “Delbrueck law” confers citizenship on everyone born in Germany even if one is naturalized in a foreign country. Hence the papers term Stern a “hidden German.”