AUSTRIA: Austria

In view of the serious housing problem in Vienna, a special commission has decided to eject all bachelors from their homes unless they get married within a specified period.

Recently a Viennese merchant bachelor was ejected from his domicile by the commission. In his wrath he brought an action into the supreme court, but lost his case. " They gave me a fortnight to find a wife," complained the embittered misogamist. "A fortnight, when I am to be married all my life! Unless I go and sleep under the...

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