GERMANY: Golden Mead

Maimed German War veterans exhibiting their stumps, shouting "We fought! You vote!" were motored by Communists and Socialists about German cities last week in an effort to rouse sluggish citizens for the great Referendum (TIME, June 21 et ante) held to deprive Wilhelm II and the erstwhile German nobility without compensation of property valued at five billion gold marks previously seized by the Reich.

"Referendum Sunday" dawned warm, blue-skied, inviting. Millions of Germans went a picnicking, neglected to ballot. A drenching afternoon rain fell alike upon the picnickers and the snug...

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