AUSTRIA: The Jolly Chancellor

A kind of European politician Americans rarely see, Leopold Figl, Chancellor of Austria, was on his way to the U.S. for a state visit this week. Figl is a simple man with uncommon pluck; he has managed for six years to preside over a little country full of scenery, ruins and history which is host to four occupying armies and is surrounded on three sides by Communist states. He has done it by combining American dollars with his Austrian courage and a Viennese belief in the effircacy of prayer, optimism and wine.

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