GERMANY: Prussian Scream Test

A machine designed to hurt the ears of several hundred people at a time was grimly experimented with last week, by Prime Minister Otto Braun of Prussia.

Though Prime Minister Braun is a humanitarian and a Socialist, he has grown tired and angry at the conduct of Communist and Monarchist deputies who constantly obstruct proceedings of the Prussian Diet by their catcalls and hoots (TIME, Oct. 25, 1926).

Last week the machine for hurting ears was installed in the Diet building and a dozen hired mendicants were brought in to test the apparatus by being hurt.

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