National Geographic : 1951 Dec
© National Geogralhiic Society 4 Rothenburg's Big-drink Festival Re-enacts a Gargantuan Gulp When Gen. Johann Tilly (enacted by man in center) captured the German town in 1631, he ordered its coun cilmen hanged, but jocularly offered to spare them if any citizen drank three quarts of wine in one draught. A burgomaster accepted the challenge and saved his associates. Right: Author and present burgomaster. 11 Kodacironmes by Volkmitar WYentzel 4' German Girls Display Garments Made from American Donations These young ladies attend a Darmstadt church adopted by the author's congregation in Washing ton, D. C. Sale of needlecraft like their aprons helped them rebuild their bombed-out parish house. Here they present to Mr. Bumstead a boutonniere made from an old felt hat, one of many American gifts.