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Plain Clothes Police Stationed on Vienna University Campus to Maintain Peace ; U.S. Minister Warns a

The American Minister to Austria, G. B. Stockton, today informed the American authorities that American students would leave Austria if new excesses occur at the University of Vienna.

The protest of the American Legation coupled with that of the protests of the envoys of Poland, Roumania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia, the number of whose nationals injured is estimated at 30, including non-Jews who appeared Semitic, has caused the Austrian government, in consultation with the police authorities, to increase measures for the protection of students at the University.

The Austrian authorities have decided to introduce on the University campus special plain clothes police, wearing police badges, who are to be subject to the joint authority of the rector and the police praesidium. To them will be entrusted the duty of maintaining peace, and of arresting such disturbers as are evident.

If these measures prove insufficient, the autonomy of the University will be withdrawn temporarily and the police will be charged with maintaining order in the buildings.

The Polish Ambassador in Austria went so far in his protest, it is learned.