AUSTRIA: Affront

At Vienna, Doktor Michael Hainisch, President of the Austrian Republic, recently presented a gold medal of the newly established Order of the Austrian Republic to the head of the local Chamber of Commerce.

Last week he sent Minister of Commerce, Doktor Hans Schuerff, out to Graz, second largest city of Austria, to bestow a silver medal of the same order upon the head of its Chamber of Commerce.

Not until the moment of conferring the decoration did the babbittry of Graz become aware of what metal it was composed. Then pandemonium broke loose at...

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