Vienna (Nov. 15)
The declaration of George H. Earle 3rd, American Minister to Austria, that Austria would lose American sympathy if she encouraged anti-Semitism, has created a considerable impression here. It received much attention as the first public declaration of its nature by a foreign diplomat and it was generally felt that it was so tactfully worded that no exception could be taken to it on the grounds that it constituted interference in internal politics. Minister Earle, it was pointed out, spoke for Americans entitled to know where they may spend holidays.
Mr. Earle yesterday told the press that on a motor tour of Austrian provinces he had warned officials that Austria would forfeit American sympathy if anti-Semitism were encouraged. He was informed by the mayors of the communities that there was no anti-Semitism in the provinces.
The entire Vienna press, with the exception of the Nazi newspapers, published Mr. Earle’s statement and conclusions. The Nazis replied to his warning with a new series of acts of terrorism, which included hurling tear gas bombs into the Jewihs Tonello restaurant and into the headquarters of the Brith Hachayil, Jewish organization.