GERMANY: 21 Parties

Aggravated by attempts to upset the Special Full Power Emergency Act of last October, President Ebert, onetime saddlemaker, dissolved the Reichstag, and called for new elections May 4.

Red deputies, in terror of arrest with the lapse of their parliamentary immunity, fled in all directions. Deputy Thomas cropped his radical locks Hindenburg style, but was recognized by the police and only escaped by hiding in a coal heap.

Nevertheless, of all 21 parties in the late Reichstag, the Communist Party is one of the few which is expected to gain seats in May....

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