AUSTRIA: Iron Mountain Squeeze

More than 500 Austrians died in the civil war which Nazis started in Styria Province at the signal of a bullet fired into heroic little Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss' spinal cord (TIME, Aug. 6). Last week the new Government of stern, thrifty Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg took the amazing step of compelling one man to pay the entire cost of Styria's civil war.

In all Austria nothing else is quite so valuable as the Erzberg, Styria's great tawny mountain of iron ore. In the Erzberg nestle some 800,000,000 tons of iron. It belongs to Alpine...

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