Notes, Dec. 17, 1923

Berliners experienced a novel sensation when the price of meat and vegetables was reduced. The drop was precipitated by the profiteer police and a further reduction on foodstuffs of 10% to 12% was promised by the authorities. Prices are still high, however; meat 50¢ to 75¢ a pound, margarine 25¢, eggs 7½¢ to 10¢ each, apples 25¢ a pound.

Someone accused Baroness Katarina von Ohimb, lady member of the Reichstag, of "playing petticoat politics" during the last Cabinet crisis. Retorted the good lady: "You will have to look...

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