Foreign News: Motor Wave

Civic officials of Berlin reported last week that the capital's recent heat wave (TIME, July 21) pushed motor vehicle registrations up to 102,706, a record.

Of these "motor vehicles" more than one-third are motorcycles. Although Berlin is as populous as (and more extensive than) Chicago, in pleasure cars she ranks down the scale with Omaha, Neb., which has 44,525. Chicago has 405,000 pleasure cars, almost ten times as many as her German twin in population.

In winter, prudent Germans grease and put away most of their motorcycles, store most of their cars, forcing registration...

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