AUSTRIA: Chain & Charter

Elected eleven years ago by a two-thirds majority. Vienna's Socialist Burgomaster Karl Seitz was in jail last week. At the same time a new Burgomaster, for whom not one Viennese had voted, was inducted into office with considerable ceremony in the neo-Gothic Rathaus. Appointed directly by Chancellor Dollfuss. Burgomaster Richard Schmitz is a fellow War veteran, a fellow Catholic, a fellow mem ber of the Christian Socialist Party and a onetime Vice Chancellor of Austria. He appeared in the city hall wearing round his neck the golden chain of office of Vienna's...

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