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Fascists beat Communists in the Prussian Diet last week, 162 to 57. It was not a vote but a fight. The Diet adjourned immediately for redecoration and extensive repairs.

It started fairly quietly with a debate on the administration of justice in Prussia and the election of Hitlerite Hans Kerrl (who likes to refer to Adolf Hitler as "Germany's Jesus Christ") as President of the Diet. Suddenly up sprang Communist Wilhelm Pieck. Shaking his fist at the Fascist benches he screamed: "In your ranks there sit a huge number of murderers!"

That was...