GERMANY: Swollen Neckar

In Alt Heidelberg, where flows the Neckar. the Neckar overflowed last week. While Heidelburghers in the lower part of the city sloshed through streets deep in yellow water, slash cheeked korpsstudenten rushed from beer garden to beer garden with the news that the enormous floating bathhouses that line the Heidelberg quaysides were doomed. Thousands went down to the docks to watch.

First to go was the new men's bath, a 600-ft. barge whose bottom is pierced with innumerable holes, where Heidelberg men perform their ablutions. With a loud rending of the steel bands...

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