AUSTRIA: Three-Room President

The very tall, stoop-shouldered, beak-nosed Chancellor of Austria, Monsignor Ignaz Seipel, unexpectedly assumed last week a somewhat malignant role, as he strove to grasp powers verging on the dictatorial.

The occasion was Austria's presidential election. Not the People but Parliament would ballot. Thus far the new Republic of Austria had had only one President, beloved Dr. Michael Hainisch, he of the white Santa Claus whiskers and ruddy cheeks, nose. So great is the popularity of Dr. Hainisch and his pet prize cow, Bella (TIME, April 2), that recently the Austrian Government felt...