GERMANY: National Comeback

Approximately once a year the New York Herald Tribune bestirs its European correspondents to produce a most notable, significant report. Little more than a year ago famed correspondent Arthur Ruhl reported ably on Russia (TIME, Oct. 5, 1925) ; and last week the Herald Tribune's Berlin newsgatherer, John Elliott, took the measure of commercial Germany with a miscellaneous but imposing array of facts:

¶ Teuton beer bibbers are steadily drinking back to normalcy. In 1913 Germans drank an average of 102 quarts of beer each per year, in 1923 only 47 quarts, nowadays...

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