Krautmeyer owns a bakery while Schmidt runs a delicatessen store next door. They fight continually and when each receives a letter informing him that he is nominated for alderman, war in general is declared. Schmidt has a greater following that Krautmeyer, until the latter promises to serve beer to his listeners. Schmidt is then left alone. After carrying on a bitter campaign, they are told that their nomination was a mistake. They then decide to be friends and become partners in a department store. It is not long before they are again in a heated argument, so they draw a line and each agrees to stay on his side. This plan works until their "lady love" arrives, then hostilities are resumed.
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