AUSTRIA: Recruiting Night

Once a year Austrian recruiting offices open, vacancies in the Austrian Army are filled. Under the Treaty of St. Germain each recruit must enlist for twelve long years.

Last week sympathetic Viennese reporters wrote human interest stories about "Recruiting Night." They told how "fine young men, driven literally by starvation," stood shivering in line the whole night long in front of Rossauer Barracks, ready to offer themselves the moment recruiting began.

Indignant Viennese newspapers stressed what seemed to them the piteous fact that the hunger-driven Austrian recruits will receive for the next...

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