AUSTRIA: Smart Mutter

Candidate Smith in an orphan.

So is Candidate Hoover.

So is President Calvin Coolidge. Indeed Death has taken most parents of living Presidents. Singularly blessed, therefore, is 70-year-old President Michael Hainisch of Austria—for last week a movement to re-elect him for a third term was set on foot by his Mother.

Her age: four score and nine.

Frau und Mutter Marianne Hainisch is no enfeebled wraith, no sit-by-the-stone, no knitter. She continues a leader of Austria's Feminist Party. She was on an educational lecture tour through the Austrian provinces last week. Attentive audiences heard neither quavering nor cackling. Responsible correspondents cabled that...

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