GERMANY: The Bear of Berlin

Newly arrived in Berlin, TIME'S Bureau Chief Emmet Hughes last week cabled a first impression of the struggle for Germany:

In this strangest of world capitals, perhaps the strangest of all meetings takes place each week in a neat, white stucco building on the Parochialstrasse. Here the 130 duly elected representatives of the people of Berlin—the "Stadtparlament" or City Assembly—convene in a third-floor room. Its straight rows of wooden benches suggest a classroom more than a parliament. But to the front, below grey curtains emblazoned with a huge emblem of the bear of Berlin, two large, raised benches rather suggest...

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