Vienna (Jun. 14)
Only citizens of Christian parentage hereafter may obtain municipal employment, Dr. Kresse, vice-mayor of the city, declared today. The ruling, in effect, bars Jews from obtaining or holding employment in the municipal services.
The Neue Welt, reporting this decree, points out that Mayor Schmitz, who was appointed to his post by the Austrian Fascist government, had declared that the rights of minorities would be strictly respected. It accuses the government of making one declaration for consumption outside Austria and another for actual observance within the country. It observes that “Austrian Jews will not be able to accept this disparity without protest.”
The Nazis, in the past few days, have made it a practice to send violent letters to Jews and others warning the recipients against informing the government of acts of terrorism. The letters warn that every informer will be outlawed by the Nazis.