GERMANY: Berlin Beaten

About a year ago Herr Semi Feblowicz, smart Berlin lawyer, drove his automobile along slippery Berlin streets, skidded, smashed into another car, ran up an 80-mark repair bill at a garage.

Berlin's streets are paved with smooth asphalt which becomes eel-slick in wet weather. The problem of slippery asphalt is more acute in Berlin than in most cities for though the city is as far north as Hudson Bay, little snow falls there. Rainy weather is normal weather from November through March.

Lawyer Feblowicz, irked at his 80-mark repair bill for an accident that...

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