Foreign News: Boos for Boess

Dr. Gustav Boess, pinochle-playing Bürgermeister of Berlin, returned to his own country last week, received a too loud welcome. Three weeks ago his triumphal tour of the U. S. was rudely interrupted with news of Berlin's noisome Sklarek scandal (TIME, Oct. 21). Brusquely the Berlin City Council ordered Mayor Boess to return immediately, tell whether he had bought Frau Boess a $1,000 fur coat from the Sklarek brothers, city contractors, and only paid $100 for it. Taking his own good time, Bürgermeister Boess returned only last week.

His big round face moon-pale, Mayor...

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