AUSTRIA: Rumors of the Week

Masons, plasterers and glaziers clambered around wooden scaffolding busily repairing gaping holes in Vienna's great municipal apartment houses. Street-corner telephone booths, kiosks and blank walls suddenly blossomed with green and white posters of Prince Ernst Rüdiger von Starhemberg and Vice Chancellor Emil Fey. From Budapest arrived sleek bespectacled Fulvio Suvich, Italian Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs, who had been discussing a possible Italian-Austro-Hungarian trade alliance with the Hungarian Government. He closeted himself for several hours with little Chancellor Dollfuss, then rushed off for Rome. In Trieste, earlier in the week, Italian...

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