GERMANY: Egg Weaning

So noisy were Berlin public markets last week that several times the capital was aroused by false-alarm rumors of "Food riots!"

Hot-footing down to the markets, correspondents each time found Berlin housewives screaming imprecations at the new prices of butter, eggs, vegetables and especially fruits which were in some cases as much as six times more costly than last year. Apples, mostly runty and scaly, drew the loudest protests.

In Government circles Germany was said to face no shortage of "necessities," such as coarse rye bread, sausages, potatoes and cabbage, but officials shrugged...

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